1. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The British punk revivalist band Manic Street Preachers refuse to play a concert to mark the opening of Wales' parliament because Queen Elizabeth II is present. The Welsh group has vowed 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B singer Luther Vandross suffers a stroke, just four days before his 55th birthday.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Tejano music legend Laura Canales dies in Corpus Christi, Texas, of complications following surgery.…

  3. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

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    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Tony McCarroll, the drummer fired by British rock band Oasis, settles his legal action against the group - but for far less than the millions legal experts had predicted. Tony McCarroll, 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The…

  5. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Norah Jones is the big winner at the 45 annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she is nominated. Jones wins the coveted best new artist award, a 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit …

  6. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music…

  7. Chenoweth On Board For Springfield Biopic

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kristin Chenoweth is attached to star as Dusty Springfield for a Universal Pictures biopic of the soul singer. Kristin Chenoweth is attached to star as Dusty Springfield for a Universal Pictures biopic of the soul singer. Born in Britain as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the…

  8. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow recovery. 2003 - Soul/R&B legend Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke. The artist is hospitalized and begins a slow…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop…

  12. Tony Joe's Campfire Songs

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the mag for Billboard.com. Some people swap stories around the campfire; others, like Tony Joe White and Shelby Lynne, write songs. They wrote a handful together a few years ago, when Lynne, who grew up in Alabama and resides in California, was living near White's place in…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  16. Black Eyes Peas Soar To U.K. No. 1

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "Permission To Land" (Must Destroy), Britain's new No. 1 single is Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (Polydor). While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  19. The Trouble With Being Myself

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. The trouble with Gray's third album is that it has arrived without much fanfare. This is unfortunate, particularly because it is a much better album than its predecessor, "The Id," which had a…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

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