1. T.I. Flies Southern Hip-Hop Flag On CD, Film

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), Atlanta rapper T.I. will make his film debut in "ATL," also co-starring Big Boi of OutKast. Three days after releasing his fourth album, "King" (Atlantic), Atlanta rapper T.I. will make his film…

  2. Kid Rock Sues To Block Sale Of Sex Tape

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock has won an initial victory in his attempt to stop a California company from releasing an explicit sex video featuring the artist, former Creed singer Scott Stapp and four women. Kid Rock has won an initial victory in his attempt to stop a California company from releasing an explicit…

  3. Jaheim's 'Classics' Crash In At No. 1

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The Billboard 200 thanks to the Divine Mill/Warner Bros. album "Ghetto Classics." Bowing at No. 1 on both the big chart as well a For the first time in his career, singer Jaheim has reached the top of The…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pharrell, The Cure, Pharaohe Monch

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Pharrell, The Cure, Pharaohe Monch After repeated delays, Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," is back on the Interscope schedule for April, according to a spokesperson. The album was initially expected last December, then bumped to January before disappearing…

  5. Cowsills Lead Singer Dies At 58

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s singing family band that inspired the TV series "The Partridge Family," has died. He was 58. William Cowsill, lead singer of the 1960s singing family band that inspired the TV series "The Partridge Family," has died. He was 58.…

  6. Anastasio, SCI Set For 10,000 Lakes Fest

    February 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident are confirmed to headline Minnesota's fourth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival. Trey Anastasio and String Cheese Incident are confirmed to headline Minnesota's fourth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival. Set for July 19-22, the jam band-centric event…

  7. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin executive editor Craig Marks. Manson's action is in response to a multimillion-dollar suit Marks filed the month before 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Robert Smith of the Cure does battle with the forces of musical evil as embodied by a monstrous Barbra Streisand on the animated television show South Park.<br clear="none"/><br clear="n 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for…

  9. 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists, to be handed out April 27 in Miami during a ceremony that will air live on the Telemundo network. Below are the 2006 Billboard Latin Music Awards finalists (listed in alphabetical order by artist). The awards will be handed out April 27 in Miami…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard is arrested in Hollywood for allegedly wearing body armor - a forbidden garment because of his previous arrests. ODB is initially pulled over for driving errat 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after…

  11. Kaiser Chiefs Storm BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight …

  12. LL Cool J Reveals 'Todd Smith' On New Album

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST March 21 has been set as the release date for LL Cool J's 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith." His first self-titled affair features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine, Freeway and Juelz S March 21 has been set as the release date for LL Cool J's 12th Def Jam…

  13. Billboard Bits: 'Nashville Star,' TRL Awards, moe.

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson to appear on 'Nashville Star,' fourth annual TRL Awards set, moe. plans tour, festival and cruise dates. Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson have signed on to appear on the opening episodes of the fourth season of "Nashville Star." The USA…

  14. The Right Time

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more years than that since he last had a major hit. Now, a broad circle of unlikely fans have conspired to bring It has been more than eight years since Sergio Mendes last released an album, and many more…

  15. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sergio Mendes offers up his first album in more than eight years flanked by a modern-day cast of characters like the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, Bela Fleck regroups with the Flecktones and indie rocke The debut album from U.K. rock act the Subways, "Young for Eternity" (Sire).…

  16. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers check in with top winners U2, Kanye West, John Legend and more backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 8) 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony at the Staples…

  17. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with…

  18. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll…

  19. Kid Rock / Feb. 3, 2006 / Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what the natives like to claim. But there's certainly no party like a Kid Rock show in his hometown -- especially when the guest list has There ain't no party like a Dee-troit party -- at least that's what…

  20. The Academy Is..., Panic At The Disco / Feb. 2, 2006 / Toronto (Docks)

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The second stop on the Truckstops and Statelines tour was scheduled for a much smaller venue, but ticket demand moved the show to a new venue roughly six times larger. Perhaps it's because The Academy The second stop on the Truckstops and Statelines tour was scheduled for a much smaller…

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