1. This Day in Music

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Garth Brooks is named country artist of the year at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Actor William Shatner's infamous 1968 album "The Transformed Man," which finds the venerable…

  2. 'Kingdom' Comes For Jamie Foxx

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political thriller being directed by Peter Berg. Universal is eyeing a May production start for the film. Jamie Foxx has signed to star in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom," a political…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1995 - </b>An auction of some of Frank Sinatra's possessions earns him $2,072,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the…

  4. Geldof To Receive Peace Award

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof is scheduled to receive a peace award in Rome today (Nov. 24) from a foundation headed by former Soviet…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1991 - </b>Cyndi Lauper is married in Manhattan to actor David Thornton.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive issue rates Tim McGraw as the sexiest man in country music. McGraw says as long as his wife, Faith Hill thinks he's sexy, that's all that matters to h 2003 - Alejandro Fernandez, Bacilos and Mana are the big winners…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines," in order to boost sales. In exchange for 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in…

  8. 'Dead Man Walking' Reborn With Live DVD

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the 1996 soundtrack to the film "Dead Man Walking." The new edition features a previously unreleased studio version of "Dead Ma Columbia/Legacy has set a Feb. 7 release date for an expanded edition of the…

  9. 2005 Latin Grammy Awards Winners

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Below is a complete list of winners of the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, held Nov. 3 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and broadcast live via Univision. Record of…

  10. Juanes, Sanz, Bebe Win Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last night's (Nov. 3) Latin Grammy Awards ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Juanes, who was the all-ti Colombian vocalist Juanes added more statues to his mantel with three wins during last…

  11. Martina McBride Schedules 2006 Tour

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Martina McBride will support her latest album with a U.S. tour set to open Jan. 13 in State College, Pa. Martina McBride will support her latest album with a U.S. tour set to open Jan. 13 in State College, Pa. The run, which has 25 confirmed dates through an April 29 show in Baltimore, will…

  12. Ross, Gordy Reunite For 'Lady' DVD

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST The cast and crew of "Lady Sings the Blues" gathered on the Paramount lot last night (Nov. 1) in Los Angeles to celebrate the DVD release of the 1972 Billie Holiday biopic, "Lady Sings the Blues." The cast and crew of "Lady Sings the Blues" gathered on the…

  13. SAINT MORRISSEY: A Portrait of This Charming Man by an Alarming Fan

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. Alternative music's most obsessed-about icon gets the business from an appropriately obsessed fan. Barely two pages into this "psychobio" of the former lead signer of The…

  14. Drive-By Truckers Eyeing New Album In Spring

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on their as-yet-untitled sixth studio album, due next spring on New West Records. Southern rock act the Drive-By Truckers are spending much of their fall putting the finishing touches on…

  15. Jamie Foxx Nearly Done With J Debut

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up "Unpredictable," his debut album for J Records, Due Dec. 6, the set is led by the title track featuring Ludacris, which was penned by Harold Lilly and produced Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up "Unpredictable," his debut album…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Linkin Park, Sheryl Crow, non-English hits, Academy Award winning artists and more with readers. LIKIN' LINKIN Hi Fred! Great column! As a late-blooming Linkin Park fan, could you summarize their total entries on any Billboard chart? Even though I found myself singing…

  17. Songwriter Warren Inspires ABC Romantic Comedy

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music of songwriter Diane Warren, who has written hits for such acts as Aerosmith and Celine Dion, has inspired a romantic comedy at ABC. The music of songwriter Diane Warren, who has written hits for such acts as Aerosmith and Celine Dion, has inspired a romantic comedy at ABC. The…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Discussion of soundtracks, Shakira and more with readers. FROM THE MOVIE OF THE SAME NAME Dear Fred, One trend that I've noticed in recent years is the decline of soundtracks that spawn singles on the charts. Last year, Billboard reported that soundtrack sales were down 33% and there…

  19. Billboard Bits: Luckett, DKs, 'Rings'

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on LeToya Luckett, the Dead Kennedys, and 'The Lord of the Rings.' Longtime fans of Destiny's Child can look forward to a February 2006 release from LeToya Luckett on Capitol Records. The long-anticipated album by Luckett, who was in the group from 1993 to 1999, will be…

  20. 'Sound Of Music' Director Robert Wise Dies

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner whose epic 65-year career ranged from editing Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" to directing the quintessential 1960s musical "The Sound of Music" to launching Robert Wise, a four-time Academy Award winner whose epic 65-year…

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