1. Billboard Bits: Luckett, DKs, 'Rings'

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on LeToya Luckett, the Dead Kennedys, and 'The Lord of the Rings.' Longtime fans of Destiny's Child can look forward to a February 2006 release from LeToya Luckett on Capitol Records. The long-anticipated album by Luckett, who was in the group from 1993 to 1999, will be…

  2. CHART BEAT

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Martina McBride, Bow Wow, LaToya London, Natasha Bedingfield and more. BEGGING YOUR PARDON: Martina McBride has the highest new entry on Billboard's Hot Country Songs list, thanks to the No. 53 debut of her latest single. Her 41st song to…

  3. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  4. CHART BEAT

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, R. Kelly, Jessica Simpson, Mary Mary and more. HE TAUGHT THE BAND TO PLAY: When the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts…

  5. Billboard Bits: LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on LaToya London, Summer Storm, McClinton Third-season "American Idol" finalist LaToya London will release her debut album, "Love & Life," Sept. 20 via Concord. First single "Appreciate" features a guest spot from the Roots' Black Thought and will…

  6. Lawyer: Jackson Won't Share Bed With Kids

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said today (June 14) the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys. Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said…

  7. Jackson Lawyer Finishes Closing Arguments

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off "the biggest con of their careers," Jackson's attorney told jurors today (June 3) as he wrapped up his closing argument. The family accusing Michael Jackson of child molestation is trying to pull off…

  8. Underwood Wins 4th 'Idol' Crown

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie Underwood was named the "American Idol" at the conclusion of the Fox show's two-hour fourth season finale at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The The "country girl" prevailed tonight (May 25) as Carrie…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles market. I still can't figure out why they…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. WHAT 'DREAM' MAY COME Hey Fred, I'm confused. The song that got Nadia Turner kicked off "American Idol" this week was Crystal Gayle's "When I Dream," which Nadia said was from 1977, the year she…

  11. ASK BILLBOARD

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About La Toya, Erasure & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  12. Ask Billboard

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about La Toya Jackson, Erasure and Madonna. STARTIN' OVER, BUT WHEN? Hi Keith, La Toya Jackson is rumored to have a new CD out soon titled "Startin' Over." Is there any truth to this and is there a release date? I know she…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 28-April 3, 2005).

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 28-April 3, 2005). KIDS CHOOSE: It's interesting that the choices of children are really only lauded once a year, seeing as their whims control much of what entertainment is produced and consumed these days. Nonetheless,…

  14. Accuser's Family Praises Jackson In Video

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The family of Michael Jackson's accuser heaped praise on the singer and called him a father figure in a video shown to the jury in the pop star's child molestation case today (March 4) in Santa Maria, The family of Michael Jackson's accuser heaped praise on the singer and…

  15. La Toya Starts Over In May

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jackson's return to the spotlight began last summer with the release of "Just Wanna Dance" under the pseudonym Toy. La Toya Jackson's bid for a comeback will finally take flight this spring. Although originally expected last fall, the album "Startin' Over"…

  16. Tunes on TV

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 24-30, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: LeAnn Rimes. "The View," ABC Featured artist: Mario (also scheduled: Randy Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo). "The Bachelorette,"…

  17. Gender Equity Among 'American Idol' Changes

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. In a bid to freshen the Fox…

  18. 'Idol' Fave London Signs Label Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with independent label Peak Records. She's due to begin recording a mix of original material and covers in January with an eye on a summer re Former "American Idol" contestant Latoya London has signed with…

  19. 'Idols' Tell All On 'Billboard Radio Countdown'

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third season finalists from "American Idol" guest star on "The Billboard Radio Countdown" this week, talking about their experiences on the TV series and their summer concert tour. The third season finalists from "American Idol" guest star on "The…

  20. Sources: Jackson To Attend Next Hearing

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has decided to attend court when the man prosecuting him for child molestation is on the witness stand, sources said. Michael Jackson has decided to attend court when the man prosecuting him for child molestation is on the witness stand, sources said. Santa Barbara County…

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