1. Leak Building Buzz For New Chris Brown Album

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "Wall to Wall," leaked in May to New York radio station WQHT (Hot 97), more than four months before the artist's sophomore album, "Exclu Jive Records was none too thrilled when a new Chris Brown song, "…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death, acco 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to…

  3. Chart Beat

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Emerson Drive, Fergie, R. Kelly and more! MAGIC 'MOMENTS': Seven proves to be a lucky number for Canadian-based country group Emerson Drive. The band's seventh chart entry, "Moments" (Midas/New Revolution), is the outfit's first to reach No. 1 on…

  4. Chris Brown, Korn, Secondhand Serenade

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some scathing new songs and some exclusive video coverage of our friend Secondhand Serenade. Tell us what you Chris Brown explains what age means in his dating life, plus news from the Korn front on some…

  5. The Billboard Q&A: Chris Brown

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall to Wall and what it's like to be barely legal. Billboard hip-hop correspondent Hilary Crosley talks with Chris Brown about his upcoming album, leaking his single Wall…

  6. Pet Shop Boys Explore 'Cubism' On Live DVD

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's Auditorio Nacional is chronicled on the live DVD "Cubism in Concert," due July 24 via Rhino. The 27-track show was directed by David Barnard (Go The Pet Shop Boys' Nov. 14, 2006, show at Mexico City's…

  7. 23OnTV

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for June 4-10, 2007. MONDAY, June 4 "Park City: Where Music Meets Film," WE Featured Artist(s): Marc Broussard, Joss Stone, Babyface, Shelby Lynne, Joan Osborne, Shawn ColvinJonny Lang, Daniel Powter, Keb' Mo', Monte Montgomery, Bird York, Stanley…

  8. Maroon 5, Rihanna Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" (Octone/A&M) started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 3), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam/Universal) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z snagged a th Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" …

  9. 'Umbrella' Open For Business

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT "Bad girls take risks," Rihanna says. "We tried things on this album that we never tried before." Rihanna describes herself as "very green" with her first album, "Music of the Sun," released in August 2005. "I had just moved to America [from…

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney sets up shop at Starbucks for his new album, Daddy Yankee reasserts reggaeton, Rihanna sheds her good girl image and Big & Rich keep kicking country in new directions in this week's A new release from shock rocker Marilyn Manson, "Eat Me Drink Me" (Nothing…

  11. This Day in Music

    June 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y. after Chesney rides off on a mounted police officer's horse and McGraw allegedly attacks sheriff's deputies who attempt 2000 - Country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney are arrested in Buffalo, N.Y.…

  12. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married man in my 30s who happens to enjoy watching …

  13. Squeeze Aims To Celebrate Catalog On Reunion Tour

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When the newly reunited Squeeze hits the States this summer for their first U.S. shows in more than seven years, fans will be treated to a tour unlike any they've witnessed before. When the newly reunited Squeeze hits the States this summer for their first U.S. shows in more than seven…

  14. Billboard Bits: Ween, The Rolling Stones And More

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release the five-song "The Friends" EP through its own Chocodog label. To tide fans over until the fall release of its first studio album in four years, Ween will on June 8 release…

  15. Chart Beat

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses American Idols, Rihanna, the Beach Boys and more! 'UMBRELLA' REIGNS: When Rihanna leapt 34-1 with "SOS" in May 2006, it was the second-biggest move to No. 1 in the history of The Billboard Hot 100. This week, the Barbadian-born singer takes an even bigger…

  16. Godsmack Celebrating 10th Birthday With Boxed Set

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A 10th anniversary box set and a side band will be rocking Godsmack's world later this year. The Boston headbangers are preparing a package that gathers together its four studio albums, the acoustic E A 10th anniversary box set and a side band will be rocking Godsmack's world later…

  17. New Kanye Album Coming Sooner Than Expected

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner than expected. The album, originally due in September, has been pushed slightly ahead to a late August release, according to Def Jam. Kanye West's forthcoming album, "Graduation," is coming sooner…

  18. Billboard Bits: Prince, iTunes, Silverchair

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT To celebrate the launch of his new 3121 fragrance, Prince will play a private show July 7 at the Minneapolis outpost of Macy's. For $250, fans can purchase a package featuring a ticket to that gig, a To celebrate the launch of his new 3121 fragrance, Prince will play a private show July…

  19. The Academy Is...

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Every night, our singer William has been doing quite the jump off the drum kit, which is about two meters from the ground, including the drum riser. Today I am writing from Virginia Beach, where we are playing at the Verizon Amphitheatre. I must admit I was a little disappointed when I…

  20. Maroon 5, Rihanna Sit Pretty On U.K. Charts

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (A&M/Polydor) started a second week in the runners-up spot on the new U.K. singles chart, there was major consolation for the Los Angeles band, who saw its second a As Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" (A&M/Polydor) started a…

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