1. Kirk Franklin Heads To 'Church'

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin will play himself in an autobiographical feature he's producing called "Church Boy." Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin will play himself in an autobiographical feature he's producing called "Church Boy." The Lionsgate project follows…

  2. Black Eyed Peas Win Big At American Music Awards

    November 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Black Eyed Peas took home three awards last night (Nov. 21) at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles'…

  3. 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):…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Country group Alabama joins the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hollywood mayor Johnny Grant honors band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook and Mark Herndon during a special ceremony. T 2004 - Maverick broadcaster Howard Stern announces he will abandon terrestrial…

  5. The Roots / Sept. 27, 2006 / Jacksonville, Fla. (Plush)

    October 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Being routinely called the Best Live Act In Hip-Hop is a little like being the Best Post-WWII Cubs Playoff Team: not only is the talent pool something that could charitably be called shallow, it's pro Being routinely called the Best Live Act In Hip-Hop is a little like being the Best…

  6. Mariah, Chilis, Peas, Nickelback Top AMA Noms

    September 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and Nickelback lead the field for the 2006 American Music Awards, to be broadcast live by ABC on Nov. 21 from With three nominations each, Mariah Carey, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Eyed Peas and…

  7. Billboard Bits: WMG/YouTube, George Strait, Luther Vandross

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day legally available for the first time on the popular online site. Warner Music Group has pacted with YouTube to make videos from such artists as Madonna, the Red Hot…

  8. Blige, Brown, West, Foxx Lead BET Winners

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie Foxx shared double wins at the 2006 BET Awards last night (June 27). Picking up respective statuettes as best female R&B artis Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown and "Gold Digger" duo Kanye West and Jamie…

  9. 'Fast' Enough For You

    June 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean record with 11 songs on it, or a self-indulgent opus with everything." In the fall, Frank Black said with a chuckle that he was mulling whether to release "a lean and mean…

  10. This Day in Music

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>R&B singer Bobby Brown is sentenced to 75 days in a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., jail for probation violation stemming from a 1998 drunken driving sentence.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none 2001 - Georgia honors native son Travis Tritt by…

  11. Memories Of Montreux

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and executives for their memories of Montreux and its illustrious founder, Claude Nobs. As the Montreux Jazz Festival marks its 40th anniversary June 30-July 15, Billboard asked musicians and…

  12. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Backstreet Boys release their highly anticipated third album, "Millennium." The album goes on to become the best-selling album of the year.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Composer Graeme Revell is presented…

  13. Jamie, Mary, Missy, Busta Lead BET Nominations

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes are tied at four nominations each. Now in its sixth year, the ceremony will shif Jamie Foxx leads the field with five nominations for the 2006 BET Awards. Mary J. Blige,…

  14. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival / April 28-30, 2006 / New Orleans (Fair Grounds)

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and rock gathering that almost didn't happen, emotions were as turbulent as the floodwaters that ravaged this historic c For the 37th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the cherished annual roots and…

  15. 18OnTV

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 1 - 7, 2006. MONDAY, MAY 1 “The Tony Danza Show,” Syndicated Featured artist(s): James Hill (also scheduled: Brooke Burns, Matt Daves). “TRL,” MTV Featured artist(s): Fort Minor. “The Apprentice,” NBC Featured artist(s): Burt Bacharach. “Phil Vassar: Piano…

  16. ON TV

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 10-16, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 10 "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Pink. "2006 CMT Music Awards Pre-Party [TV-PG]," CMT Featured artist(s): Jason Aldean (also scheduled: Little Big Town, Van Zant). "2006 CMT…

  17. Chris Tomlin Tops Dove Awards

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1969 - </b>No. 1 Billboard hit: "Dizzy," Tommy Roe. The song is Roe's biggest hit. It remains at No. 1 for four weeks and sells 6 million records.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer…

  19. Metallica / March 18, 2006 / Pretoria, South Africa (Supersport Park)

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST "Is this where all the wild animals are?" Metallica singer James Hetfield shouted at the 43,000 people jammed into Supersport Park on March 18, and it was easy to hear in the crowd's roaring response "Is this where all the wild animals are?" Metallica singer James…

  20. Frank Black Fashions Double Album

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The double-disc "Fastman/Raiderman" will arrive June 20 via Back Porch/EMI and is the follow-up to 2005's "Honeycomb," which debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. As tipped here last October, Frank Black has wrapped work on a new solo album. The…

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