1. Chart Beat Thursday: Rihanna, Ludacris, Timbaland

    March 18, 2010 4:15 PM EDT ATTA 'BOY'!: Rihanna rules the Billboard Hot 100, as "Rude Boy" rides 4-1. With the ascension, the singer improves upon an already impressive chart history that began less than five years ago. The song marks Rihanna's sixth trip to the Hot 100 summit, tying her with…

  2. April 26, 2009

    April 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer Kellie Pickler gets voted off Season Five of “American Idol.” 1999 – Sinead O’Connor is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group. 1999 – Singer and guitarist Adrian Borland of the Sound and the Outsiders commits…

  3. April 22, 2009

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Country singer-songwriter Paul Davis dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Meridian, Miss., at the age of 60. 2003 – Songwriter Felice Bryant dies in Gatlinburg, Tenn., at the age of 77. 1998 – It is announced that Faith No More is breaking up. 1989 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Like a…

  4. Ex-Beach Boy Jardine Recruits Neil Young, Steve Miller For Solo Album

    April 05, 2009 11:44 AM EDT Former Beach Boy Al Jardine recruited an impressive group of all-star friends to be part of his new solo album, which he plans to release in early summer. Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Steve Miller, Stephen Stills, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Glen Campbell all guest on "Post Card…

  5. March 12, 2009

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Matchbook Romance announces it is taking an indefinite hiatus after 10 years. 2007 – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., the Ronettes and Van Halen are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2001 – Vince Gill and Amy Grant welcome baby girl Corrina…

  6. Chris Isaak Is 'Mr. Lucky' In Song And On T.V.

    February 26, 2009 11:22 AM EST Chris Isaak thinks much unnecessary ado is being made that his just-released "Mr. Lucky" is his first new studio album in seven years. "Believe me, I never stopped and went to the Bahamas," the notoriously droll singer-songwriter and TV personalitiy tells Billboard.com…

  7. Keith Urban To Tour Behind New Album

    December 02, 2008 5:16 PM EST Keith Urban will tour North America next spring in support of his as-yet-untitled new album, due March 31 from Capitol Nashville. Dates are not confirmed, but the trek is expected to begin in May and run through the summer. Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Glen Campbell, Lady…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  9. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  10. Chart Beat: Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Glen Campbell, Metallica

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses chart action from Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Pink and more! URBAN RENEWAL: Like the Beatles owning the top five songs on The Billboard Hot 100, this is a record that will be difficult, if not impossible, to ever break. The latest hit by Keith Urban has taken the longest time…

  11. More Than 'Shaft': Hayes Was Major Influence

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie "Shaft" not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but a With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature…

  12. The Billboard Q&A: AI Finalist Kristy Lee Cook

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave her AI appearance a hearty Texas try. The 24-year-old talks to Billboard on her experiences in the Lone Star State, being formerly signed to a major an Kristy Lee Cook may be from Oregon, but she gave her AI appearance a hearty Texas try. The…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that his so 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism,…

  15. Billboard Goes To The Grammys: A 50-Year Retrospective

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's biggest night -- from the 1958 inaugural event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to last year's Dixie Chicks triumph at Los Angeles' Staples Cente As the Grammy Awards turn 50, here's a look back at music's…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, is found murdered along with his family in Richmond, Va. Harvey, his wife Kathryn and their two daughters, aged 9 and 4, 2006 - Bryan Harvey, former guitarist with the early 1990s duo House Of Freaks, is found…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association Awards in New York. 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Country Music Association…

  18. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum…

  19. Music On TV: July 2 - July 8

    July 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on TV listings for July 2 - July 8, 2007. MONDAY, July 2 "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist(s): Kings Of Leon, Conan O'Brien. "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ashley Judd, Matthew Bomer, The Bravery. "Late Night with Conan O&…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of the USA Network talent series "Nashville Star" during a live broadcast from Nashville. Her prizes include a recording 2005 - Erika Jo Heriges, an 18-year-old high school senior, is named the winner of…

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