1. Industry Icon Ahmet Ertegun Dies At 83

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was 83. Ertegun was critically injured when he fell backstage at a Rolling Stones concert Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun died today (Dec. 14) at New York's Weill…

  2. Chart Beat

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Kimberley Locke, other American Idols, Incubus and more! 'JINGLE' ALL THE WAY: It's beginning to look a lot like Kimberley Locke has a lock on Christmas. For the second year in a row, she tops the Adult Contemporary chart with a seasonal song written in the 19th…

  3. Blige, Chilis Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the Mary J. Blige leads the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced…

  4. 2006 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4 live on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Winners are determined by actual performance on th Here are the finalists for the 2006 Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out Dec. 4…

  5. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): Tom Waits (also scheduled: Kate…

  6. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin Williams). "The Tonight Show with Jay…

  7. Chart Beat

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on "Hannah Montana," Justin Timberlake, "American Idol" and more! MAKING THE 'MOST' OF IT: Rascal Flatts writes its own chapter in chart history as it becomes the first group to have a song reach pole position on both the Adult Contemporary and…

  8. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    November 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Keith Urban unveils a new album shortly after checking himself into rehab, Josh Groban pushes himself past orchestral pop on his third album, Alejandro Sanz prepares to conquer the U.S. market and Ric Hit country outfit Sugarland's "Enjoy the Ride" (Mercury Nashville). Expanded…

  9. Blunt Beefs Up 'Back To Bedlam'

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Atlantic will re-release James Blunt's debut album, "Back to Bedlam," with a bonus live disc recorded last year in Ireland. Due Nov. 7, the new edition al Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Atlantic will re-release James…

  10. 41OnTV

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 9 - 15, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 9 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): James Blunt (also scheduled: Donald Trump, John Cena. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Sam Moore (also scheduled: Robin…

  11. Blunt Writing New Album With Band In Mind

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a brief European holiday last month, singer/songwriter James Blunt has emerged with half-dozen or so new tracks and ideas for the follow-up release to his 2005 double platinum Custard/Atlantic d After a brief European holiday last month, singer/songwriter James Blunt has emerged with…

  12. 'Weird Al' Won't Back Down On Twelfth Album

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star Trek-quoting, D&D-referencing, comic-obsessed tour de force called "White and Nerdy," represents nothing less than "a culmination of a lif "Weird Al" Yankovic reports that his new single, the Star…

  13. Chart Beat

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Natasha Bedingfield, Bob Dylan, "Pet Sounds" and more! 'UNWRITTEN' IN THE STARS: After a consecutive run of 18 weeks for "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.), Daniel Powter abdicates his Adult Contemporary chart throne to a new leader: Natasha Bedingfield, who…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor of his namesake range of synthesizers and…

  15. Chart Beat

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses songs with city-themed names, DMX, Buck Owens and Gnarls Barkley. CITY TO CITY: It may be a major international city, but London had to wait its turn to be name-checked in a song title that reached pole position on The Billboard Hot 100. Five cities beyond the borders of the…

  16. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cassie leads a revitalization at Bad Boy with her self-titled debut, Rick Ross uplifts Miami hip-hop with "Hustlin'," Ani DiFranco roars back after taking a hiatus and Masta Killa salutes "Brooklyn" w A live DVD from U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt, "Chasing…

  17. Yankovic Heads 'Straight Outta Lynwood'

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, "Straight Outta Lynwood," on Sept. 26 through Volcano Records. Although the track list has not yet been announced, it is tipped to includ Pop parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th album, …

  18. Chili Peppers, Shakira Lead MTV VMA Nominations

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira lead the pack for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards with seven nominations each for their respective videos "Dani California" and "Hip's Don't Lie." The artists are The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Shakira lead the pack for the…

  19. Chart Beat

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses top 30 singles, Ashlee Simpson, Debbie Gibson, the Cyrus family and more! VISIBILITY: There have been more debuts inside the top 30 of The Billboard Hot 100 in 2006 than any other year in this millennium. Ashlee Simpson's "Invisible" (Geffen), a new entry at No.…

  20. Blunt Brings The 'Bedlam' Back For Fall Tour

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. As tipped here last month, U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt will spend seven weeks on the road in North America this fall. The tour begins Oct. 1 in Montreal and will…

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