1. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  2. Cowboy Junkies To Revisit The 'Trinity'

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cowboy Junkies are planning a special project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, "The Trinity Session," in 2007. Cowboy Junkies are planning a special project to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, "The Trinity Session,…

  3. Iglesias Scales Down For Winter Shows

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias will scale down and visit ballrooms and theaters on his For the Fans tour later this year. The Latin pop star will visit such venues as the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and the Ri Enrique Iglesias will scale down and visit ballrooms and theaters on his For the Fans tour…

  4. Chart Beat

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Jay-Z, Monica and more! THE STATE OF 'SHOW ME': Jay-Z returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his first solo effort in a year and ties the highest-debuting single of 2006 in the process. "Show Me What You Got" (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam) blasts onto…

  5. Chart Beat

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Clay Aiken, Miki Howard and more. A THOUSAND = 99: One question I'm asked all the time is if I think the contestants on "American Idol" have staying power. In the past, I've had to say that time will tell... but time keeps passing and, three years after he…

  6. Timberlake Remains No. 1 Amid Five Top 10 Debuts

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's "FutureSex/LoveSounds" keeps the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 warm for a second time. Despite a sales drop of 68%, the Jive Amid debuts by several major new releases this week, Justin Timberlake's …

  7. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy illness. He is 74. Atlanta-born Drusky studied…

  8. 38OnTV

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 18-25, 2006. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Dilana Smith (also scheduled: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Whitford). "The View," ABC Featured artist(s): Lionel Richie (also scheduled: Dr. Phil…

  9. Chart Beat

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Keith Urban, Danity Kane, Elton John and more! URBAN HEIGHTS: A blog published in December 2005 suggested that if Keith Urban were to marry Nicole Kidman, his popularity would plunge. Urban and Kidman tied the knot in June and, judging by this week's Hot Country Songs…

  10. Austin Eyeing Blige Duet For 'Ocean Drive'

    July 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In-demand R&B songwriter Johnta Austin will on Oct.17 release his So So Def/Virgin artist debut, "Ocean Drive." The album boasts production by Jazze Pha, Scott Storch and Jermaine Dupri, who produ In-demand R&B songwriter Johnta Austin will on Oct.17 release his So So Def…

  11. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "Invisible" (Geffen), a new entry at No.…

  12. Chart Beat

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Daniel Powter, John Mayer, Alan Jackson and more! 'BAD' IS THE NEW GOOD: A tenacious Daniel Powter maintains his grip on pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart, giving his debut single "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.) a 12th week at the top. That puts "…

  13. 29OnTV

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 17-23, 2006. MONDAY, JULY 17 "One Life To Live," ABC Featured artist(s): Jeannie Ortega. "Lil' Wayne Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Lil' Wayne, Robin Thicke. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured artist(s): Sheryl…

  14. 'Sacred' Love

    July 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On their energetic sophomore set, "Sacred," the Garza brothers of Los Lonely Boys churn out one catchy beach anthem after another, but instead of polishing their hooks, they stick to an organic live s On their energetic sophomore set, "Sacred," the Garza brothers of Los…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias gives a free public performance in front of the Lincoln Center Plaza in New York.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Ray Brown, a legendary jazz bassist who played with giants Dizzy Gillespie,…

  16. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by…

  17. 20OnTV

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 15-21, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 15 “The Early Show,” CBS Featured artist(s): Harry Connick Jr. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): Kanye West, Stomp (also scheduled: Howie Mandel). “The View,” ABC Featured artist(s): Jewel (also scheduled: Jim…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart is partially responsible. This year…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys perform in Washington, D.C., at ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the American Red Cross' blood services.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM…

  20. Los Lonely Boys Ready 'Sacred' Sounds

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Texas-based sibling rock act Los Lonely Boys will release their sophomore album, "Sacred," July 18 via Or/Epic. The 13-track release, produced by the band and John Porter, features such songs as "Diam Texas-based sibling rock act Los Lonely Boys will release their sophomore…

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