1. Sting Announces 'Winter' Album For Fall

    June 17, 2009 6:51 PM EDT Summer is just around the corner, but Sting has another season on his mind. The singer announced today (June 17) that his next album, "If On a Winter's Night...," will be inspired by his favorite time of year and feature two original compositions as well as traditional songs,…

  2. Chris Brown's Lawyer Wants LAPD Records

    May 07, 2009 1:46 PM EDT Chris Brown's attorney is seeking police records to try to find out who leaked information about the alleged beating of Rihanna. Attorney Mark Geragos filed a motion Wednesday in Los Angeles, seeking police personnel and investigative records. Geragos wrote that he wants the documents to…

  3. Rihanna Seeks Return Of Pricey Jewelry

    April 25, 2009 1:41 PM EDT Rihanna is seeking the return of $1.4 million in jewelry she was wearing the night she was allegedly beaten by Chris Brown. Donald Etra, an attorney for the "Umbrella" singer, filed a motion Tuesday asking that Los Angeles police and prosecutors return a pair of earrings and three…

  4. April 16, 2009

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Ornette Coleman wins the Pulitzer Prize for music for his 2006 album, “Sound Grammar,” the first jazz work to receive the honor. 2003 – R&B singer Luther Vandross is hospitalized after suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home. 1999 – Skip Spence of Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape…

  5. April 12, 2009

    April 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Madonna breaks Elvis Presley’s 37-year record for the most Billboard Top 10 singles by an artist. “4 Minutes,” featuring Justin Timberlake, becomes her 37th Top 10 hit. She had tied Elvis’ record in 2005 with Top 10 hit No. 36, “Hung Up.” 1999 – Country singer Boxcar Willie dies of…

  6. Lauryn Hill, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas Top Montreux Jazz Fest Bill

    April 08, 2009 2:31 PM EDT B.B. King, Herbie Hancock, Black Eyed Peas and Lauryn Hill are booked to perform at the Montreux Jazz festival, one of Europe's most prestigious summer music events, organizers said on Thursday. Founder Claude Nobs announced the eclectic line-up of 1,000 musicians for the 43rd festival…

  7. Update: Chris Brown Released From L.A. Jail

    February 09, 2009 10:50 AM EST The only Grammy Awards anxiety Chris Brown was supposed to feel was over whether he'd win one. Instead, the R&B singer remains mired in suspicion over an allegation of domestic violence. Following Brown's arrest late Sunday night on suspicion of making a criminal threat and…

  8. The 2009 Grammys: What You Didn't See On TV

    February 09, 2009 12:21 AM EST With Alison Krauss' five Grammys on the night, she now has an astonishing 26 total Grammy wins. It makes her the most-winning woman of all time (a title she even held before tonight's haul) -- and is one behind Quincy Jones' living record of 27. "I'm still amazed I…

  9. Chris Brown Surrenders In Domestic Battery Case

    February 08, 2009 7:05 PM EST Los Angeles police say they're investigating an alleged domestic violence felony battery report involving Chris Brown, who turned himself in around 7:15 p.m. PT at the Wilshire Division station. The police department says in a release that the 19-year-old R&B singer and an…

  10. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 5:41 PM EST Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declared the man who will confront economic crisis…

  11. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 15, 2009 5:17 PM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are…

  12. Bono, Bruce, Beyonce To Play Inaugural Concert

    January 12, 2009 3:42 PM EST Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Bono and more than a dozen other music stars will kick off Barack Obama's presidential inaugural festivities by performing at the opening celebration at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18. The free event, which is open to the public, will also…

  13. Jazz Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard Dies

    December 29, 2008 3:14 PM EST Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with legends such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey and Herbie Hancock, died today (Dec. 29) in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Hubbard, who had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26, was 70. Born in Indianapolis, the artist moved to New…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant," which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simultaneously 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the Grammy Jam at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The event also features performances by India.Arie, Eric Benet 2005 - Legendary singer and 22-time Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder is honored at the…

  16. Chart Beat: 'All Summer Long,' Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses hot chart action from the song "All Summer Long," Jennifer Hudson, Raheem DeVaughn's "Woman" and more! IT'S SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME: It's a rare event for two versions of the same song to appear on The Billboard Hot 100 at once, so it's…

  17. Jonas Bros., Cyrus Star At Teen Choice Awards

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Gossip Girl" has six more reasons to say OMG. And so do the Jonas Brothers. Both the sudsy CW show about a group of tawdry prep-school students and the squeaky clean boy band swam away with multiple "Gossip Girl" has six more reasons to say OMG. And so do the Jonas…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had…

  19. Hancock, Jarreau Top Playboy Jazz Fest Lineup

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. Grammy winner Herbie Hancock is among the headliners slated for the 2008 Playboy Jazz Festival. The bill, which includes Al Jarreau, Tower of Power, Keb' Mo', the James Moody Quartet, Roy…

  20. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry of a silver anniversary edition, the…

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