1. Take That, Westlife Ascend To No. 1 On U.K. Charts

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by Polydor today (Nov. 27), Take That were celebrating a new No. 1 single, as the lead track "Patience" climbed 4-1 on the singles chart. As their reunion album "Beautiful World" was being released by…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>The man who nearly a year earlier broke into the home of and stabbed former Beatle George Harrison is found not guilty by reason of insanity in the U.K.'s Oxford Crown Court. Michael Abr 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey are inducted into the…

  3. Chart Beat

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Shakira, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes and Kenny Chesney. 'HIPS' HOPS TO NO. 1: A 9-1 move for "Hips Don't Lie" (Epic) puts Shakira and featured guest Wyclef Jean at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, the first time in pole position for both artists and the…

  4. Q&A: Montreux Jazz Festival Founder Claude Nobs

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard interview with the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer, may well be one of the world's best-known live music events. Montreux has a remarkable history of presenting global superstars from…

  5. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 34th week on top of The Billboard 200 with …

  6. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The government will keep $3.6 million in assets it already seized and Nelson will pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million bala 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While…

  8. 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…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a Little While" spur Virgin Records to digitally deliver the cut to U.S. radio outlets. The Dallas Austin-produced song, a mid-tempo n 2004 - Internet leaks of the new Janet Jackson track "Just a…

  10. Free Me

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helping of cheesecake topped with a cherry. Emma Bunton, arguably the most talented of the Spice Girls, crosses the seas with her second international solo Pop-starved fans are about to get a heaping helping of cheesecake topped with a cherry. Emma…

  11. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 'my' songs, charts and more with readers. OH MY MY Mr. Bronson, Since the top 10 keeps getting more possessive, now with "My Happy Ending" joining "My Boo" and "My Place," I thought I'd drum up "my" list of top 10 …

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  14. Rare Darin Audio, Video Comes To Light

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD/DVD package "Aces Back To Back." Assembled with the help of the late artist's estate, the set is due Sept. 14 from Hyena Re A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst…

  16. This Day in Music

    February 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif. He is 85. The Kansas City, Mo.-born Blair, also a musician and actor, wrote "I Was The One" for Elvis Presley, "Ringo" for Lorne Gr 2001 - Songwriter Hal Blair dies at his home in Biggs, Calif…

  17. 21 Classic Songs, Albums To Step Into Grammy Hall

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" and Peter, Paul and Mary's classic 1963 recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" are among 21 new additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Aca Led Zeppelin's 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to…

  18. Film Composer Ron Goodwin Dies At 77

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie scores including "Where Eagles Dare," "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy," has died at 77, his wife, H Ron Goodwin, who composed a string of classic movie…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst, Deftones and Limp Bizkit, respectively, cancel separate shows north of the U.S. border. Deftones were to play t 2000 - Due to the throat troubles of their frontmen, Chino Moreno and Fred Durst…

  20. Oasis, 'N Sync, Doves Storm U.K. Singles Chart

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Oasis notched its first U.K. No. 1 single in more than two years yesterday (April 22) and its sixth overall, as "The Hindu Times" (Big Brother) scored the highest debut among an all-new top three on t Oasis notched its first U.K. No. 1 single in more than two years yesterday (April…

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