1. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Singer Tamara Danz dies at the age of 43.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  2. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  3. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna,…

  4. Gucci Mane Arrested For Atlanta Assault

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said today (July 20). Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested Friday by Miami authorities on the outs Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1982 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor. The song is the theme from the film "Rocky III."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology…

  6. Billboard Bits: Wilco, Rusty Anderson, ZZ Top

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories about Wilco, Rusty Anderson and ZZ Top's Billy F Gibbons. Wilco will be among the artists appearing at the 20th anniversary edition of Farm Aid. As previously reported , the Sept. 18 show in Tinley Park, Ill., will feature the organization's founders, Willie Nelson, John…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The cream of Latin American musical talent converges on Three Mills Island in East London for the Salsa 2000 open-air festival. The large-scale Latin festival is headlined by Ruben Blade 2003 - Celia Cruz dies of a brain tumor at the age of 77. 2002 - 26-year-old…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I S-A-W THE LIGHT Dear Fred, Before submitting my question I want to say I enjoy reading your column week after week and reading the chart trivia you supply. I've been a fan of (most) songs produced by the [Mike] Stock, [Matt] Aitken and [Pete]…

  9. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  10. New York Dolls Sign With Roadrunner

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After reuniting last year for the first time in decades, seminal underground rock act the New York Dolls has signed a new deal with Roadrunner. After reuniting last year for the first time in decades, seminal underground rock act the New York Dolls has signed a new deal with Roadrunner. The…

  11. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  12. Usher Opens Camp For Young Performers

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Usher, who began singing at age 6, has opened a summer camp to help 150 other prodigies-in-training. Usher, who began singing at age 6, has opened a summer camp to help 150 other prodigies-in-training. The 26-year-old R&B star dropped by Monday for the first day of Camp New Look, an…

  13. Franz Ferdinand Unveils North American Tour

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having nearly completed work on its sophomore Domino/Epic album, U.K. rock act Franz Ferdinand has unveiled plans for a fall North American tour. The month-long trek will begin Sept. 20 in Chicago and Having nearly completed work on its sophomore Domino/Epic album , U.K. rock act Franz…

  14. Kanye, Nas, Busta 'Getting Up' In Toronto

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's Getting Up Festival, which will be held Aug. 13-14 at Toronto's Polson Pier. Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Ciara, Mos Def and Ludacris are confirmed for Marc Ecko's…

  15. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

  16. Parliament/Funkadelic's Ray Davis Dies

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., according to his son, Derrick. He Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Tuesday from respiratory…

  17. Redwalls Offer Sibling Variety On 'De Nova'

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill., produce a sound that's more suited to your average British pub than a Chicago burb. But the buzz around the ban The Redwalls, a swaggering power-rock quartet from largely unswaggering Deerfield, Ill.…

  18. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  19. Los Temerarios: Brothers In Music

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following interview with Los Temerarios principals Adolfo and Gustavo Angel is excerpted from a Billboard Stars special feature that appears in the July 9, 2005, issue of the magazine. Beyond an extensive interview with the brothers behind…

  20. Billboard Bits: Fernandez/Chayanne, Freakwater & More

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Fernandez/Chayanne, Freakwater & More Latin star Alejandro Fernandez earlier this month recorded a live, acoustic album at a concert held at Teatro de la Rivera in Madrid. Guest artists included flamenco singer Diego "El Cigala" (known for his album "Lagrimas Negras…

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