1. Is Adele's 'Someone Like You' The First No. 1 Piano-And-Vocal-Only Ballad?

    September 13, 2011 12:05 PM EDT H ello Gary! I was amazed (and very, very happy) that Adele 's wonderful and mesmerizing ballad "Someone Like You" has made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100 , helped by her incredible performance at the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 28 . I really thought that, being a…

  2. Tarrus Riley / August 25, 2009 / New York (B.B. King Blues Club)

    August 27, 2009 4:37 PM EDT New York City is known as a melting pot, and on this balmy Tuesday night (Aug. 25) at Times Square's B.B. King Blues Club, the pot was simmering as an anxious crowd awaited reggae sensation Tarrus Riley . Armed with all the right ingredients from his harmonious brand of love-inspired…

  3. TV One Brings Back 'Unsung'

    May 18, 2009 10:59 AM EDT The lives and careers of Supremes founding member Florence Ballad, Minnie Riperton, Shalamar and Melba Moore will be the focus of TV One's second installment of its "Unsung" series. Coinciding with the start of Black Music Month (June), the one-hour biography program will…

  4. March 31, 2009

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Police issue arrest warrants for country singer Billy Joe Shaver after he shoots and wounds a man outside a Lorena, Texas bar. Shaver later turns himself in. 1995 – Tejano singer Selena dies after being shot by her former personal assistant and former fan club president, Yolanda…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The…

  6. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Kathy Griffin, Miley Cyrus

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses the 1000th No. 1 of the rock era, Kathy Griffin's comedy album, Miley Cyrus and more! ROCKIN' AND KISSIN': Music historians acknowledge that the rock era was ushered in by one 45 rpm single: "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley &…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawy 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The Billboard 200. "American V: A Hundred Highways" earns the Man in Black his first No. 1 album since 1969's "Johnny Cash at San Quenti 2006 - Even in death, Johnny Cash is still mighty enough to top The…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Diane Sawy 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her infamous…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2005 - Veteran rock group INXS emerges from the land down under with a new…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Available for the first time on video, "Good Times," the only movie starring Sonny & Cher, hits stores. The video includes an unreleased version of "I Got You Babe." The 1967 film wa 2004 - In what is her first live television performance…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Singer/songwriter Jimmy Driftwood dies in Fayetteville, Ark., of a heart attack. He is 91. Driftwood, who was born James Corbett Morris, was best known for writing the Grammy-winning son 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>In what is her first live television performance since her infamous Super Bowl halftime show, Janet Jackson appears on ABC's "Good Morning America." Jackson is interviewed by anchors Dia 2004 - In what is her first live television performance since her…

  14. Beautifully Human—Words and Sounds Vol. 2

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott introduced herself in 2000 with the impressive "Who Is Jill Scott?—Words and Sounds Vol 1." This follow-up finds the socially aware artist reflecting on love, infidelity, feminine po Jill Scott introduced herself in 2000 with the impressive "Who Is Jill Scott?—Words…

  15. Blackstar

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder, Yahzarah began eliciting buzz in her own right with the 2002 indie release "Hear Me" (Keo M After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu,…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name Cat Stevens denies that he has in the past supported militant Islamic group Hamas. Islam was denied entry into Isr 2000 - Yusuf Islam, born Stephen Georgiou and formerly known by his stage name…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. THE PIANIST: Lynne Arriale , a…

  18. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their…

  19. Things That Lovers Do

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & ChantÉ Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Leave it to Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore—married in music and life—to deliver one of the best non-hip-hop R&B albums in eons. Primarily comprising…

  20. Concrete Love

    July 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project. Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy…

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