1. American Idols Live! / July 1, 2010 / Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)

    July 02, 2010 10:25 AM EDT Coming off a ratings-challenged season that faced harsh criticism of its talent and failed to produce a substantial hit for either of its top two finishers, the American Idols Live! Tour 2010 hit the road Thursday night (July 1) with perhaps something more to prove than some of its previous…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece.…

  4. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvie up the wealth at the…

  5. Orson, Rae Lead New U.K. Charts

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its first hit, "No Tomorrow" (Mercury). California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its…

  6. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Craig Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and more. 'CRY' OUT LOUD: Three weeks after the Grammy performance of "Across the Universe" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100, another performance…

  8. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  10. Billboard Bits: Kelly Clarkson, The Cure, Erma Franklin

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson's debut album, the Cure's planned 'Trilogy Concerts,' and the death of Erma Franklin. The debut album release by "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson has been postponed until early 2003. Sources say that…

  11. Songwriter Bert Berns Saluted

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was responsible for songs that are synonymous with the likes of Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl"), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me"), the Drifters ("Un As a songwriter/performer/arranger, the late Bert Berns was…