1. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable' At No. 1 On Hot 100

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two-week reign of Akon's "I Wanna Love You" at the summit on the Hot 100, becoming the superstar's fourth No. 1 as a solo artist. In its seventh week on the chart, Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" usurps the two…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1997 - </b>Gail Menscer, mother of country singer Doug Stone, dies from cancer. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - "Exotic chanteuse" Gloria Lasso dies at Cuernavaca in Mexico, aged 83. Lasso was one of France's most…

  3. 'Smack' Attack: Akon Adds More No. 1s To His Arsenal

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Senegalese R&B artist Akon enters a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg, but he also becomes the first artist to replace himself at No. 1 on the Pop 10 Senegalese R&B artist Akon enters a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with …

  4. Akon Smacks Down Rivals On New Ringtone Chart

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Billboard magazine this Friday (Dec. 1) will unveil a new ringtone chart measuring weekly sales of the top 20 master ringtones in the U.S. Billboard magazine this Friday (Dec. 1) will unveil a new ringtone chart measuring weekly sales of the top 20 master ringtones in the U.S. The new chart,…

  5. Akon Locks Down Top Two Slots On Hot 100

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 this week as "I Wanna Love You" featuring Snoop Dogg explodes 17-1 thanks to the combined power of radio airplay and digital do Senegalese R&B artist Akon scores his first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 this week…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>To celebrate the release of their new album "Black & Blue," the Backstreet Boys are on hand at a fan-packed Times Square in New York to tape MTV's "Total Request Live."<br clear="non 2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies…

  7. R&B Singer Ruth Brown Dies At 78

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer Ruth Brown, whose recordings of "Teardrops in My Eyes," "5-10-15 Hours" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean" shot her to R&B stardom in the 1950s, has died. She was 78. Singer Ruth Brown, whose recordings of "Teardrops in My Eyes," "…

  8. Timberlake, T.I. Still No. 1 On Hot 100

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for the same span but ends its three-week run on Hot Digital Song Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third…

  9. 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…

  10. Billboard Bits: The Ataris, Bloc Party, Annuals

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock outfit the Ataris has signed a new deal with Sanctuary, which will release the group's new album, "Welcome to the Night," in February via the band's own Isola Recordings imprint. Rock outfit the Ataris has signed a new deal with Sanctuary, which will release the group…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Alejandro Sanz caps a triumphant week when he wins awards for Spanish male artist and Spanish album at the Premios Amigo. The week before Sanz won identical awards at the 47th Premios On 2004 - Ol' Dirty Bastard, a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan and one of…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>British rock star Gary Glitter, born Paul Francis Gadd, 55, pleads guilty at Bristol Crown Court in England, to 54 counts of taking and possessing indecent photographs of underage childr 2005 - Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walks…

  13. Timberlake, T.I. Remain No. 1 With 'My Love'

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's second No. 1 single in recent months, "My Love" featuring T.I., retains the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also holds atop the Pop 100 and Hot Digital Justin Timberlake's second No. 1 single in recent months, "My Love…

  14. Hendrix Happenings: Brother Preps CD, Film Moving Along

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The younger brother of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Leon Hendrix, is readying his first domestically available album, which will be released early next year. The Gotham Metro Company will be releasing The younger brother of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, Leon Hendrix, is readying his first…

  15. Hard-Touring Hinder May Not Hit Studio Until August

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Their platinum debut album is still on the ascent, but the members of Oklahoma's slow-building rock act Hinder is already devoting thought to the next album. Their platinum debut album is still on the ascent, but the members of Oklahoma's slow-building rock act Hinder is already…

  16. Timberlake Scores Second Straight Hot 100 No. 1

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake nets his second No. 1 single of the year and of his solo career, as "My Love" featuring T.I. ascends four rungs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With that cut and "Sexy Justin Timberlake nets his second No. 1 single of the year and of his solo…

  17. Disturbed Hoping Genesis Cover May Cross Over

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The members of Disturbed are happy that their cover of Genesis' "Land of Confusion" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart. But they're also a bit disappointed. The members of Disturbed are happy that their cover of Genesis' "Land of Confusion"…

  18. Ludacris Holds Off Akon, Timberlake To Remain No. 1

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris' "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell holds for a second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 after dethroning Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" last week. However, the Ludacris track is displaced from t Ludacris' "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell…

  19. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT My Chemical Romance adopts an alter-ego and over-the-top, theatrical rock for its new album, John Legend serves up a soulful classic on his sophomore set and Paul Stanley gets back to his solo career A collaborative album from country legends George Jones and Merle Haggard, "Kickin'…

  20. Ludacris Leapfrogs Timberlake To Overtake Hot 100

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris earns his third No. 1 single, as "Money Maker" featuring Pharrell advances one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut replaces Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack," which falls Ludacris earns his third No. 1 single, as "Money Maker"…

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