1. 'Road' Returns Chesney To No. 1

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200. His BNA Records set ,"The Road and the Radio," debuts at No. 1 with first week sales of 470,000 copies in the United For the second time in 2005, a Kenny Chesney album is on top of The Billboard 200.…

  2. The Week In New Album Releases

    November 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing a stripped-down affair from veteran performer Neil Diamond, the first album in 12 years from Kate Bush, the second album of the year from Kenny Chesney, the "Live 8" DVDs and more. The soundtrack to the 50 Cent biopic "Get Rick or Die Tryin'" (G-Unit…

  3. Floetry's Sophomore Album Due In November

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R&B duo Floetry will release its second studio album, "Flo'Ology," Nov. 8 via Geffen. R&B duo Floetry will release its second studio album, "Flo'Ology," Nov. 8 via Geffen. The Scott Storch-produced first single, "SupaStar," features Common and…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  5. Zappa Sons Paying Tribute To Dad On Tour

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed live on stage again. After Frank Zappa's passing in 1993, many fans figured they'd never hear any of the iconic rocker's selections performed…

  6. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz," is revealed at 2004 - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" tops the…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco. The singer/songwriter is exiting a backstage area lined with fans when an unidentified man strikes her in the head with a bot 2001 - Lil' Mo is injured while leaving a concert in San Francisco.…

  8. Raï Superstars

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Raï music, arguably the most popular music style in the Middle East today, originated in the Algerian port city of Oran. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Raï music, arguably the most popular music style in the Middle East today, originated in the Algerian port city of Oran. The music is definitely a pop…

  9. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  10. Diamond Princess

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. On the Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot-penned and co-produced lead single "No Panties," the Miami native is…

  11. Solid Zinc—The Turtles Anthology

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino largely established itself by mining the Turtles' rich catalog; this new two-disc collection again reinforces the fact that we're talking about one of the ultimate '60s pop/rock bands—tha Rhino largely established itself by mining the Turtles' rich catalog; this new…

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