1. Solo Stars Dream On

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST A golden dream shines on for the three solo stars of Destiny's Child, with film and music plans on the horizon. A gold record. That was the one goal a young female group from Houston hoped to achieve after signing with Columbia Records in 1997. Not only did Destiny's Child realize…

  2. Solo Stars Dream On (continued...)

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Page two of a Destiny's Child artist feature. Sony Urban Music president Lisa Ellis recalls that early on, the girls' talent and determination left a lasting impression. She witnessed both qualities during the group's first radio promo show for top 40 WJJS Roanoke, Va. "…

  3. BEP's Civic Duty

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas announce their plans to headline the Honda Civic Tour. Grammy-award winning recording artists Black Eyed Peas -- fom left: Taboo, will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Fergie -- perform Jan. 6 at American Honda corporate headquarters in Torrance, Calif., as they announce their headlining…

  4. Strokes Earn First U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. album yesterday (Jan. 9) with their third Rough Trade set, "First Impressions of Earth." The group reached No. 2 with their two previous stud New York rockers the Strokes earned their first No. 1 U.K. album yesterday (Jan. 9…

  5. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>A 29-cent U.S. postage stamp bearing the likeness of a 1950s-era Elvis Presley is issued at a post office near the King's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tenn. The U.S. Postal Service held 2005 - Australian artists including Kasey Chambers, "Australian Idol…

  7. Black Eyed Peas Buckle In For Honda Civic Tour

    January 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas have been tapped to headline the sixth Honda Civic Tour, which will begin March 23 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The full itinerary has yet to be confirmed for the trek The Black Eyed Peas have been tapped to headline the sixth Honda Civic Tour, which will…

  8. Beyonce Putting Film Ahead Of New Album

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is focusing on her role in the upcoming film "Dreamgirls" before she transitions back into recording mode. Discussions are under way a With Destiny's Child having split last fall, group member Beyonce is…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Vek, Pointer Sisters/Natalia, Go-Betweens Singer/songwriter Tom Vek has been tapped to perform his single "C-C (You Set the Fire in Me") on an upcoming episode of the Fox series "The O.C.," Billboard.com has learned. The performance will take place in the show&…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1993 - </b>Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies in an Englewood, N.J., hospital after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 75. The jazz legend received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989 fr 1999 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following…

  11. Robin Thicke Rolls With Pharrell

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul artist Robin Thicke has inked with the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint through Interscope for the Feb. 14 release of his second album, "The Evolution of Robin Thicke." R&B/soul artist Robin Thicke has inked with the Neptunes' Star Trak imprint through…

  12. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). "Inked: Rockers & Ribbons," A&E…

  13. Shayne Ward, Eminem Lead U.K. Charts

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST "X Factor" winner Shayne Ward begins 2006 as he ended the old year, with a second week atop the U.K. singles chart for "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). "X Factor" winner Shayne Ward begins 2006 as he ended the old year, with a second week atop the U.K…

  14. This Day In Music

    January 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST - Bee Gees members Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb are among those named by the Queen to the New Year Honours list. The Gibb brothers each receive a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). 2002 - No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani accepts the marriage proposal of Bush frontman Gavin…

  15. Ringin' In The New Year

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but also a time to see great music. New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas will be hosting the biggest names in pop and rock, At best, New Year's Eve is not only a time to celebrate another year passing, but…

  16. Daly Ready To Ring In 2006 With Blige, Diddy

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the second year in a row, Carson Daly is hosting a countdown to the New Year on NBC. But it's the first that he'll be on a major network opposite perennial favorite Dick Clark, who returns to the For the second year in a row, Carson Daly is hosting a countdown to the New Year on…

  17. Evolution Of The Banjo On Display

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by African slaves, into an elegant toy for Victorian society ladies. Later, it grew into one of the mainstays of bl Consider the evolution of the humble banjo. It morphed from a hollow gourd, strummed by…

  18. Ward, Eminem Rule U.K. Christmas Charts

    December 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shayne Ward, the winner of last week's "The X Factor" TV talent series, achieved the much-sought Christmas No. 1 single in the U.K. with "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG). The single sold a remar Shayne Ward, the Manchester-born winner of last week's …

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses chart rules, Elvis' chart career, his favorites of 2005 and more with readers. WHY ISN'T 'CHRISTMAS' PRESENT? Hi Fred, I noticed that "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is the No. 1 song on the digital download chart. My question…

  20. Rowland Reveling In Life After Destiny

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST With Destiny's Child having called it a career this fall, group member Kelly Rowland has quickly dived in to work on her next solo album. With Destiny's Child having called it a career this fall, group member Kelly Rowland has quickly dived in to work on her next solo album. Among…

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