1. Q&A: David Cook of 'American Idol'

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT David Cook only decided to audition alongside his younger brother at the last minute, but now the 25-year-old is among the last four singers in the season seven competition. David Cook only decided to audition alongside his younger brother at the last minute, but now the 25-year-old is among…

  2. Candlebox To Release First Album In 10 Years

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reunited '90s alt-rock act Candlebox will release its first album in 10 years, "Into the Sun," on July 22 via Silent Majority/ILG records. Reunited '90s alt-rock act Candlebox will release its first album in 10 years, "Into the Sun," on July 22 via Silent…

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond aims to recapture studio magic with producer Rick Rubin on "Home Before Dark," Clay Aiken sings from the heart on his new album and Gavin DeGraw offers up more "primal" tunes in this week A live CD/DVD from pop superstar Josh Groban, "Awake" (143…

  4. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San Antonio. She is 88. 2006 - Rosita Fernandez, the Mexican-born singer known as San Antonio's First Lady of Song, dies from heart complications in San…

  5. Hey Ladies...

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take a stroll down Broadway in New York near the Billboard offices or wander down an alley in Austin, and you're likely to see some fresh graffiti. Take a stroll down Broadway in New York near the Billboard offices or wander down an alley in Austin, and you're likely to see some…

  6. 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…

  7. Chart Shakers

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Keisha Cole lead the list of the Hot Shot Debuts, Pacesetters and Greatest Gainers on this week's Billboard charts. Hot Shot Debuts: Mariah Carey makes for one heck of a hot shot this week as her album "E=MC2" earns Hot Shot Debut awards on…

  8. Chart Beat

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Josh Kelly, Lil Wayne and more! EQUALS OPPORTUNITY: Mariah Carey collects the sixth No. 1 album of her career on The Billboard 200, a total that ties her with Madonna and Janet Jackson for second place among solo female artists with the most chart-topping titles…

  9. Carly Smithson Voted Off 'American Idol'

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week, as tattooed finalist Carly Smithson was booted from the show last night (April 23). The songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber weren't the only theatrics on "American Idol" this week,…

  10. Little Big Town Signs With Capitol Nashville

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Little Big Town, the band that found success on an independent label after striking out on a major, has exited Equity Music Group to sign with Capitol Records Nashville. Little Big Town, the band that found success on an independent label after striking out on a major, has exited Equity Music…

  11. Mariah Debuts At No. 1 After Monster First Week

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey earns her sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her "E=MC2" bows on top. The Island Def Jam set moved 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, making it the diva's bigges Mariah Carey earns her sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as her "E=MC2…

  12. Dwele 'Sketches' New Album For June

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. The G-1-produced …

  13. Chart Beat

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Leona Lewis, Ray J, Annie Lennox and more! SPIRITUAL: Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo/J) floats onto The Billboard 200 at No. 1, the first debut album by a solo British-born artist to enter the chart in pole position. Lewis is only the second British-born solo female…

  14. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, held at Nashville's Grand Ole OpryHouse. Switchfoot is named artist of th 2005 - Switchfoot, the Crabb Family and Casting Crowns are the big winners at the 36th…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey follows up her smash 2005 album "The Emancipation of Mimi" with a project that has also generated a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Get the scoop on her "E=MC2" plus the sophomore alb The DVD "The Clash Live: Revolution Rock" (Epic/Legacy),…

  16. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Ho The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night …

  17. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in…

  19. Grown And 'Sexy'

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs. Having added another crossover hit to his belt, Ray J declares he's ready to move beyond the playoffs. "I tend to start off good and make it to the playoffs," he says…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candle Garde 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa.…

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