1. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>"My Soul," Coolio's follow-up to 1995's multi-platinum "Gangsta's Paradise," is released on Tommy Boy.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers…

  2. CHART BEAT

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Crossfade, "Star Wars," Elvis Presley, "Spamalot" and more. THIS ONE'S BY THE GIRLS: Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (Hollywood) is No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 2003 - Soul singer Edwin Starr dies of a heart attack in Nottingham, England. He is 61. 1999 - The European festival season kicks off with the start of a two-day event at the former…

  4. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  5. Billboard Bits: J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie and the Blowfish Rapper J-Kwon is suiting up for the summer release of his new So So Def album, "Louisville Slugger." Describing the set to Billboard as "more truthful" than his 2004 debut, "Hood Hop" (featuring the hit "…

  6. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  7. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  8. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were…

  9. Billboard Bits: KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on KCRW, Oasis, Rock Boat Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Flaming Lips, Interpol and Franz Ferdinand are among the 13 artists represented on the compilation "KCRW Sounds Eclectic 3," due Jan. 11 via Palm. All tracks were recorded on the Los Angeles-area station's celebrated…

  10. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  11. Silky Smokie Stays True To Gospel

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Smokie Norful's silky voice and potent songs have quickly propelled him to the top of the gospel hill. His 2002 debut, "I Need You Now," spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The title track became a…

  12. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  13. A Cinderella Story

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe fit? In this case, the answer lies not in the fairy tale ending but in the soundtrack, which is tailor-made for Hilary Duff. The movie "A Cinderella Story" asks the timeless question, does the shoe…

  14. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

  15. Gerald Levert Returns With 'Genius'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. The set is preceded by the single "U…

  16. Billboard Bits: Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Apple Vs. Apple, Jewel, Honor The Earth The Beatles' Apple Corps company has sued Apple Computer for breach of contract. In an action filed in early July in London's High Court, Apple Corps claims that the computer maker's iPod portable player and iTunes Music Store…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

  18. Billboard Bits: Farm Progress, Johnny Cash, Rock Boat

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Progress, Johnny Cash, Rock Boat Brad Paisley and Montgomery Gentry will perform headlining concerts during the 50th anniversary Farm Progress Show. The September event near Henning, Ill., is presented by agricultural publishing company Farm Progress. 2003 marks the first time…

  19. Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records. The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist…

  20. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono,…

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