1. Crazy Frog Outpaces Coldplay In U.K.

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog upstaged Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" (Parlophone) on yesterday's (May 29) new U.K. singles chart by beating it to No. 1. The track, one of several to The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  3. Billboard Bits: Sting/Fiction Plane, Cher, 'Hey Ya!'

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, Cher, 'Hey Ya!' Sting's Broken Music tour, which has found him reviving Police and solo tracks with a lean, five-piece band, wraps with shows tonight (May 13) in Wantagh, N.Y., and tomorrow with a rare club gig at New York's Irving Plaza. The latter…

  4. CHART BEAT

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Bruce Springsteen, Walter Murphy, Jo Dee Messina and Mariah Carey. 'DEVILS' AND THE DETAILS: There was no reason to assume that the new Bruce Springsteen album was going to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, and yet that's…

  5. Christie Single, Springsteen Album U.K. No. 1s

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) has become the United Kingdom's longest-running No. 1 single in seven years. Bruce Springsteen's "Devils & Dust" (Columbia), meanwhile, debut Tony Christie's "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo…

  6. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  7. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe…

  8. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she owes him a 15% personal manager's fee involving the proceeds of "Believe," her hit single. Sammeth says he masterminded her comeba 1999 - Bill Sammeth files suit against Cher, charging that she…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the par 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a…

  12. Billboard Bits: Cher, Lyrics Born, Midón, Matt Bianco

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Cher, Lyrics Born, Midón, Matt Bianco Cher will perform the final live show of her storied career April 30 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, concluding the seemingly endless Farewell tour that began well over three years and 300 shows ago. The artist has reported close to $200…

  13. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  15. Billboard Bits: Allmans, Collective Soul, Sugerman

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on the Allman Brothers, Collective Soul, Sugerman The Allman Brothers Band has set its annual spring run at New York's Beacon Theatre for March 10-12, 14-15 and 17-19. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Jan. 7) via Ticketmaster. The group has performed more than 150 shows at the Beacon…

  16. Milian 'Cool' As Film, Soundtrack Star

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to the film's soundtrack, due March 1 via TVT. Along with playing the lead in the forthcoming feature "Be Cool," Christina Milian contributes two new songs to…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling Canadian recording artist of the century." 2000 - The Canadian Record Industry Assn. (CRIA) declares Quebec superstar Celine Dion "the best-selling…

  18. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  19. Band Aid Earns Third Christmas U.K. No. 1

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) was confirmed as the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 19). Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) was confirmed as the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single yesterday …

  20. Divas Descend On BMA Rehearsals

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which air live tonight on Fox. Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige were on hand to rehearse their seg It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards…

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