1. Jackson Lawyer Targets Lack Of Documents

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A former associate suing Michael Jackson testified yesterday (July 6) that he never got a receipt for a $300,000 payment he claims he delivered in South America on the pop star's behalf. A former associate suing Michael Jackson testified yesterday (July 6) that he never got a receipt for…

  2. My Morning Jacket Channels The Band, Preps Live CD/DVD

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT My Morning Jacket recently trekked to Woodstock, N.Y., to record a cover of the Band's "It Makes No Difference" for a star-studded Band tribute album, due Jan. 9 via Savoy Jazz. The catch: the song wa My Morning Jacket recently trekked to Woodstock, N.Y., to record a cover of…

  3. DiFranco Roars Back On 'Reprieve'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve," is both apt and ironic. The 35-year-old was forced off the road last year while recovering from extreme tendonitis in her wrists and han The title of veteran singer/songwriter's new album, "Reprieve,"…

  4. Furtado Remains No. 1 With 'Promiscuous'

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland maintains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after taking the crown last week. The cut is also the chart's greatest airplay gainer and remains at Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland…

  5. Colvin Stretches Beyond 'Four Walls'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Not only has the 50-year-old artist…

  6. India.Arie's 'Testimony' Debuts At No. 1

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT India.Arie earns her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with Universal Motown's "Testimony: Vo. 1, Life & Relationship." The set sold 161,000 copies in its first week in the United States, according India.Arie earns her first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with Universal Motown&…

  7. 27OnTV

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 3-10, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 3 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Nick Lachey. "The Late Show With David Letterman," Featured artist(s): Rob Zombie (also scheduled: Jennifer Aniston). "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Featured artist…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country star Martina McBride joins the Lilith Fair lineup in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, making her the first contemporary country artist to guest on the popular festival's female-dominated 1999 - Reggae star Dennis Brown dies at University Hospital in Kingston,…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idol, Madonna, airplay-only hit songs, Nelly Furtado and more! IDOL SALES Hi Fred, I was wondering about the phenomenal sales of the "American Idol" finalists' CD singles and how they compare to the sales of the big hits of years ago, back when physical…

  10. Beatles Musical Set To Open In Las Vegas

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil today (June 30) opens its "Love" celebration of the musical legacy of the Beatles, marking the band's first agr In the desert gambling city of Las Vegas, the Canadian acrobatic troupe…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Neil Young premieres his album, "Broken Arrow" via the Internet. The album is slated for release on July 2, two days after its technologically advanced premiere.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most…

  12. Billboard Bits: Everclear, Jeremy Spencer, Dead Moon

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. Everclear's new studio album, "Welcome to the Drama Club," will be released Sept. 12 via Eleven Seven Music. The self-produced effort is an homage to…

  13. Iggy, Incubus To Salute The Pretenders

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live" series will honor the Pretenders and feature performances from the group plus special guests Iggy Pop, Garbage's Shirley Manson, Incubus and Kings The next episode of VH1 Classic's "Decades Rock Live"…

  14. Gill Drafts Top Stars For Quadruple Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release. While most such sets are career retrospectives, Gill's ambitious, four-CD package, "These Days," will feature only new material. Vince Gill is readying an unusual boxed set for fall release, Billboard.com has learned…

  15. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mosley Music/Geffen Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose"…

  16. Notes From Backstage At The BET Awards

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News and notes about OutKast, T.I., Sean "Diddy" Combs and Lil' Kim from backstage at the 2006 BET Awards, held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles News and notes from backstage at the 2006 BET Awards, held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium…

  17. This Day in Music

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Authorities search the home of hardcore rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) and his wife, Tashera as part of an investigation into the shooting of Simmons' uncle and manager, Ray Copeland; the att 2005 - Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking…

  18. Sean Garrett: 150% In Everything

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sean Garrett talks in exclamations, a verbal style that conveys the energy that this songwriter/produce Sean Garrett talks in exclamations, a verbal style that conveys the energy that this songwriter/producer has brought to hit records by an ever-increasing number of artists. With co…

  19. Ask Billboard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about singles, U2, "essential" albums and Snoop remixes. THE SINGLES STRUGGLE Hi Keith, In your June 12 column you noted "CD singles barely exist anymore in the U.S." WHY IS THAT? In particular, I'm thinking of my favorite band, U2.…

  20. Sean Garrett: Proving The Power of 'The Pen'

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply "the Pen." And for good reason. The 27-year-old songwriter/producer from Atlanta has emerged as a creative powerhouse with a hot str His name is Sean Garrett, but to none other than Jay-Z, he's simply …

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