1. Soulja Boy Remains No. 1 Amid Static Top Four

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Soulja Boy's breakout single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" begins a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100, and the three subsequent tracks hold their same positions from last week. Kanye West's "Stronger Soulja Boy's breakout single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)…

  2. Soulja Boy 'Cranks' Hot 100 No. 1 With Debut Single

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Soulja Boy races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his debut single, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." The track jumps from No. 2 thanks to sales of 144,000 digital do Seventeen-year-old rapper/producer Soulja Boy races to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot…

  3. This Day in Music

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over the inclusion in his band of a Basque musician, Fermin Muguruza, who was a candidate for the now illegal Ba 2003 - World music star Manu Chao cancels a concert in Malaga, Spain, after controversy over…

  4. 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…

  5. Ask Billboard

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith discusses Britney, Donna and Michelle Branch. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . IN OR OUT OF THE 'ZONE' Hi, I am a huge Britney Spears fan. I was wondering why her album "In The Zone"…

  6. Fergie Scores Third Solo No. 1 On Hot 100

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie scores her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The Dutchess" this week as "Big Girls Don't Cry" inches up 2-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. She thus becomes the first female artist with three No. Fergie scores her third No. 1 hit from her solo album "The…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside Church. The artist died July 1 at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., two years after suffering a serious strok 2005 - Funeral services for Luther Vandross are held at New York's Riverside…

  8. Court Papers: Estefano Begged Shooter To Spare Him

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Latin songwriter Estefano said he begged for his life before his handyman shot and critically wounded him at his waterfront mansion, according to court documents. Latin songwriter Estefano said he begged for his life before his handyman shot and critically wounded him at his waterfront…

  9. Estefan Revels In Cuban Roots On '90 Millas'

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90 Millas," her debut album for Sony BMG's Burgundy Records. Due Sept. 18, the 14-track set is led by the single "No Llores," which features gu Gloria Estefan revisits the Cuban music of her roots on "90…

  10. Chart Beat Chat

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision Song Contest, The Shop Boyz, two-sided singles and more! WALES, DOUZE POINTS? Dear Fred, In your reply to Ken Bruin of Scotland in last week's Chart Beat Chat column, you ruminated on the possibility of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland…

  11. Latin Songwriter Estefano Shot In Miami

    May 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music songwriter and producer Fabio Alonso Salgado, better known as Estefano, inside a waterfront Miami mansion. S Police said a handyman delivering drugs shot and critically wounded a prominent Latin music…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgi 2004 - OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two…

  14. This Day in Music

    February 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split comes from Lachey, in the form of the ballad "What's Left of Me." The track premieres at 12:01 AM ET via AOL Music. 2006 - The first new music to emerge from the Jessica Simpson/Nick Lachey split…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebrated jaz 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2005 - Legendary rock drummer Jim Capaldi dies after a brief fight with stomach cancer. He is 60-years-old. 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam…

  17. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Pepsi Smash, Hebden/Reid

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach home to benefit the Gloria Estefan Foundation. Proceeds from the event will go to the Miami Children's Hospital Brain Institut Latin superstar Gloria Estefan will host a gala Feb. 9 at her Miami Beach home to…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous studio sets: 2001's "I 2006 - New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. with…

  19. 47OnTV

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 20 "Makes A Video|30 Seconds To Mars Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): 30 Seconds To Mars). "Making the Video," MTV Featured artist(s): Gwen Stefani.. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured artist(s):…

  20. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

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