1. Billboard Bits: Teddy Pendergrass, TV On The Radio, John Mellencamp

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass, will host a June 10 benefit at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center to benefit spinal cord injury The Teddy Pendergrass Alliance (TPA), a non-profit organization started by legendary…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill.,…

  3. Garage Rock

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As we welcome in 1962, it looks like another banner year for singles sales so the record business will just keep hummin' along. Of course we can't help but feel a little bit sorry for those companies As we welcome in 1962, it looks like another banner year for singles sales so the…

  4. Fergie Gets 'Glamorous' Atop Hot 100

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of "Glamorous" featuring Ludacris. Moving 166,000 digital downloads, the track is this week's biggest digital sales gainer and Fergie earns her second No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with the 8-1 surge of …

  5. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  6. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper, Wy., hospital after a lengthy illness. He is 56. 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who became a cult favorite on the rodeo circuit during the 1970s, dies in a Casper…

  7. Chart Beat

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Avril Lavigne, Chris Daughtry, Top Blues Albums and more! IF YOU WISHED 'GIRLFRIEND' WAS HOT: Like me, you might have expected a high debut on The Billboard Hot 100 this week for Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" (RCA), based on a high volume of digital…

  8. Green Apple Fest Hitting NYC, Chicago, San Fran

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The second Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will descend on New York, Chicago and San Francisco on Earth Day (April 22) with a lineup that includes Bob Weir & Ratdog, the Decemberists, Taylor The second Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will descend on New York, Chicago and San…

  9. Rascal Flatts Leads CMT Music Award Noms

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rascal Flatts leads the pack for the 2007 CMT Music Awards with three nods. The video for their "What Hurts The Most" is nominated for video of the year as well as group video. "Life is A Highway" is Rascal Flatts leads the pack for the 2007 CMT Music Awards with three…

  10. Taylor Swift

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swift is enjoying chart success with her hit single titled "Tim McGraw." At just 16 years of age, Taylor Swift is enjoying chart success with her hit single titled "Tim McGraw." Taylor stopped by Billboard headquarters in New York to talk a…

  11. New Songs, Collabs Highlight Krauss Retrospective

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Five new songs will highlight the Alison Krauss retrospective "A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection," due April 3 via Rounder. Five new songs will highlight the Alison Krauss retrospective "A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection," due April 3 via Rounder. "You're…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and…

  13. Ask Billboard

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Mika, Depeche Mode and Pink. GRACE-FULL MIKA Keith, "Ask Billboard" and "Chart Beat" are two of my "can't-miss" sites every week. Could you make them longer? My question is in regards to the best song of 2007 (if not…

  14. Ahmet Ertegun: Reflections From A Music Icon

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST The late Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music business who also was active at the birth of R&B, rock'n'roll and all the pop fashions since. What follows Ahmet Ertegun was the link, the most prominent executive of the modern-day music…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the parking lo 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in…

  16. 07OnTV

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 12-18, 2007. MONDAY, FEB. 13 "Wheel of Fortune: Country Music Stars Week," Syndicated Featured Artist(s): Montgomery Gentry, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Azar. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist(s): Rickie Lee Jones. …

  17. Down The Freeway Of Fame

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community of Malagash, Nova Scotia, population 774, by a former band manager (dad) and booking agent (mom) who later s Naomi Striemer was never supposed to become a singer. Reared in the tiny Canadian community…

  18. Chart Beat Chat

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss his books, Fergie, Beyonce and more! NEW EDITION Hi Fred, I'm a fan of your book, "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits." You started all five editions with "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets. What are…

  19. Chart Beat

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses song titles with celebrity names, Pat Boone, Norah Jones and more! CULT OF PERSONALITY: What do Johnny Cash, Jane Fonda, Grace Kelly and Tim McGraw have in common? They're all on the Billboard charts this week -- not as artists, but as song titles. "Tim McGraw" …

  20. SXSW Finally Confirms First Round Of Artists

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the Nightmares), Mastodon, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Spoon, Mogwai, the Stooges, the Apples In Stereo and Amy Winehou Bloc Party, the Good, the Bad & the Queen, Taylor Hicks, Daniel Johnston (with the…

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