1. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>'N Sync unveils a room dedicated in its honor at the Orlando, Fla., branch of the Ronald McDonald house. Orlando Mayor Glenda E. Hood presents 'N Sync with ceremonial keys to the city.<b 2005 - Acclaimed fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements dies at his…

  2. Sleater-Kinney / Aug. 2, 2006 / New York (Webster Hall)

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Will heat stroke for Sleater-Kinney." One DIY fan had Sharpied this message of dedication on a plain white T she wore to the Aug. 2 Sleater-Kinney show at New York's Webster Hall -- the band's final "Will heat stroke for Sleater-Kinney." One DIY fan had Sharpied…

  3. Lollapalooza Wins Big At The Box Office

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The numbers are in on the Aug. 4-6 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park, and they blow last year's event out of the park. The numbers are in on the Aug. 4-6 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park, and they blow last year's event out of the park. The event…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  5. 'Phoenix' Sun

    August 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Lyfe Jennings returns this week with his sophomore album, "The Phoenix." The Columbia set includes a new version of slain rapper Tupac Shakur's anthem "Keep Ya Head Up" and is led by th R&B artist Lyfe Jennings returns this week with his sophomore…

  6. Fluff And Fun: Adkins Defends Country Ditties

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "Ditty Diffie" thanks to a string of fun but lightweight hits that included "John Deere Green," "Pickup Man" and "Bigger Than the Beatles." In the mid-'90s, Joe Diffie earned the nickname "…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss R&R, the Digital charts, Janet Jackson and more! RADIO & RECORDS Hi Fred, If what I've what I read is accurate, Billboard has acquired Radio & Records. If that is true, I'm curious to know if there will only be one chart in the future instead…

  8. TV Personality/Singer Mike Douglas Dies At 81

    August 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a syndicated television talk show, died today (Aug. 11) on his 81st birthday, his wife said. Mike Douglas, who drew on his affable personality and singing talent during 21 years as host of a…

  9. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 100. Five cities beyond the borders of the…

  10. Benson, Jarreau Draft Stars For 'Givin' It Up'

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Jazz veterans George Benson and Al Jarreau are joined by some big names on their first collaborative album, "Givin' It Up." Due Oct. 24 via…

  11. Ask Billboard

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Roxette, Donna Summer and Jack Ingram. ROCK THE ROXETTE Hi Keith! Thanks for answering all our questions each week! I am not the only one when I say that this is the best section of Billboard.com! My question this week is about Roxette. I have heard…

  12. Fergie's 'Bridge' Steamrolls To No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After achieving the second biggest leap in Billboard Hot 100 history last week, Fergie's "London Bridge" ascends four rungs to the top of the chart. The cut ends the six-week run of Nelly Furtado's "P After achieving the second biggest leap in Billboard Hot 100…

  13. 'NOW 22' Edges Out DMX's 'Dog' At No. 1

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. After moving 127,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan, the 22nd installment of the With a margin of only a few hundred copies, "NOW 22" is back at No. 1 on…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1987 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," U2. The album "The Joshua Tree" is U2's first top 10 album in the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Alicia Keys is…

  15. A Deep Southern Journey

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT What do you call Southern music that's not soul our gospel, not country or blues or even crunk? Wayne Robins ponders that question while enjoying a steady dose of the Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and I've been listening to a lot of southern music lately. But it's not country,…

  16. Alice In Chains Heading Back On The Road

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the surviving members of Alice In Chains will head back on the road for an extensive fall tour. After testing the waters with a brief North American run and summer European festival dates, the…

  17. Lollapalooza / Aug. 4-6, 2006 / Chicago (Grant Park)

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive, and Kanye West swore there'd be "repercussions" for sound issues during his set. But when the three-day Lollapaloo The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne promised to stop traffic on…

  18. 'Idol' Auditions Begin Today In Pasadena

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The competitors preparing to take the field today (Aug. 8) at the Rose Bowl had "American Idol" fame in mind, not football. The competitors preparing to take the field today (Aug. 8) at the Rose Bowl had "American Idol" fame in mind, not football. Producers of Fox TV'…

  19. Scissor Sisters Hit The Clubs For Fall Tour

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters will play a mix of clubs and theaters on their fall North American tour, which kicks off Sept. 23 with a previously announced appearanced at the V Festival in Baltimore. The Scissor Sisters will play a mix of clubs and theaters on their fall North American tour, which…

  20. Three 6 Mafia Preps New Album, Film/TV Ventures

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three 6 Mafia is eyeing a December release for its next studio album via Hypnotize Minds/Sony. In addition to collaborating with artists such as Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton and Lupe Fiasco, the Me Three 6 Mafia is eyeing a December release for its next studio album via Hypnotize Minds…

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