1. Hear Music Signs Hilary McRae

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company's first developing artist. Hear Music, the label started by Concord Music Group and Starbucks, has signed Hilary McRae as the company ...

  2. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  3. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2006 - Singer Justin Hawkins announces that he has left British band the Darkness to continue his drug rehabilitation. 2004 - The ...

  4. Chart Beat

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and more! WORTH THE WAIT: She waited a long time to see her name at the top of The Billboard 200. Just over 20 years after making her first appearance on this survey, ...

  5. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renaissance after being rediscovered by Fat Possum Records in the 1990s, dies in a Memphis hospital. He is 78. 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who experienced a late career renais ...

  6. Chart Beat

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Kenny Chesney, Fergie, same-titled No. 1 songs and more! 'BLINK' GETS THE NOD: There's no way you can miss the impact of Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (BNA) on country chart history. The Knoxville na ...

  7. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state-owned record company Egrem gets an international launch. Egrem enters the U.K. market with 10 CDs released through a deal with Beckenham, 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, ...

  8. Music On TV Aug. 27-Sept. 2.

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on television listings from Aug. 27-Sept. 2. MONDAY, Aug. 27 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist(s): Ringo Starr, Katie Brown, Tory Johnson. "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Yung Joc. "The Late Show Wi ...

  9. Taylor Inks With Hear Music For CD/DVD Set

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Taylor reveals the inspirations for and stories behind some of his biggest hits on the upcoming live CD/DVD set "One Man Band." The project is due in November via Starbucks' Hear Music label. James Taylor reveals the inspiration ...

  10. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince stirs up controversy with his rock- and soul-flavored new album, UNKLE starts fresh with a new label and some powerhouse collaborators and the Flaming Lips head home for a rip-roaring live DVD, Canadian rock act Sum 41's "Underclass ...

  11. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  12. Music On TV: June 25 - July 1

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music on TV listings for June 25 - July 1, 2007. MONDAY, June 25 "106 & Park," BET Featured Artist(s): Unk, Mims, Don Cheadle. "Extra Sauce," FUSE Featured Artist(s): Kelly Clarkson. "The Late Show With David Letterman,& ...

  13. Simon & Garfunkel Reunite At D.C. Concert

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon sang with Art Garfunkel and his South African collaborators from the landmark "Graceland" album in a pair of rare reunions at a concert yesterday (May 23) honoring his contributions to popu Paul Simon sang with Art Garfunkel and ...

  14. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Go-Betweens' principal Grant McLennan dies in his sleep at his home in Brisbane, Australia. He is 48. 2006 - Pink Floyd rea ...

  15. Paul Simon To Receive First Gershwin Prize

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugural Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The honor will be presented May 23 during an event at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., a Paul Simon has been chosen to receive the inaugu ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" 2003 - Toby Keith's three win ...

  17. Krauss, Douglas To Cover 'Hundreds Of Miles' On Summer Tour

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Krauss is taking to the road with Union Station and Jerry Douglas this summer in support of her upcoming compilation "A Hundred Miles or More." The trek begins June 14 Bluegrass/country veteran Alison Kraus ...

  18. Garage Rock

    March 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 an ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 rode ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Newman Battling 'Dreamgirls' For Oscar Glory

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Randy Newman has heard the conventional wisdom about the best original song competition in this year's Academy Awards; with three of the category's five nominations, "Dreamgirls" will split the vote, Randy Newman has heard the co ...

  23. KCRW Collects 'Covers' For Starbucks Release

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for "Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project." Starbucks is getting "eclectic" in a collaboration with California radio station KCRW for ...

  24. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  25. Saxophonist Michael Brecker Dies After Leukemia Fight

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential tenor saxophonist who won 11 Grammys over a career that spanned more than three decades, died Saturday. He was 57. Brecker died in a hospital in New York o Michael Brecker, a versatile and influential ten ...

  26. Bjork, Prince Lead Joni Mitchell Tribute Disc

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis Costello are among the artists who have recorded covers for "A Tribute to Joni Mitchell," due in the spring via Nonesuch. The 12-track set also boasts contributio Bjork, Prince, James Taylor and Elvis ...

  27. 48OnTV

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 27 "Dew Circuit Breakout Challenge," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer, Brandtson. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured art ...

  28. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>"Coldplay Live 2003," a forthcoming DVD release from Coldplay, receives big screen premieres across the U.S.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Colombian vocalist Juanes add ...

  29. Ask Billboard

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about George Michael, Christmas albums and Pink. GEORGE IN THE U.S.A. Dear Keith, I love your column and eagerly await reading it each and every week. I have a question concerning a favorite artist of mine, George ...

  30. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  31. This Day in Music

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1992 - </b>Amy Grant gives birth to a daughter, Sarah Cannon, in Nashville, Tenn. It is the third child for the Grammy-winning singer and her husband, songwriter Gary Chapman.<br clear="none"/><br 2004 - The Vote fo ...

  32. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of s Kenny Chesney is playing live for more peop ...

  33. Chesney Rules As King Of Summer Touring

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is playing live for more people each summer than any country music artist on the planet. In fact, Chesney's five-year attendance total of nearly five million ranks him in the league of such global heavyweight touring artists as ...

  34. This Day in Music

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Australian rocker Ted Mulry dies in a Sydney hospital, following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Blues veteran R.L. Burnside, who exp ...

  35. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first ...

  36. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been cho ...

  37. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy wo ...

  38. Colvin Stretches Beyond 'Four Walls'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Nonesuch. Shawn Colvin will ring in the "second half" of her life with "These Four Walls," due Sept. 12 via Non ...

  39. Carly Simon Revisits Pop, Lullabies On 'Into White'

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A veteran of interpreting a wide range of material by other artists, Carly Simon will release "Into White," a collection of pop standards and traditional lullabies, Oct. 24 via Columbia. A veteran of interpreting a wide range of material b ...

  40. Stars Help Bennett Celebrate 80th On 'Duets'

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As first reported here in February, some of the biggest names in music have joined Tony Bennett for his 80th birthday celebration album, "Duets -- An American Classic." The 18-track project arrives Se As first reported here in February, so ...

  41. 24OnTV

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 12-18, 2006. MONDAY, JUNE 12 "Makes A Video," MTV2 Featured artist(s): Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Lil' J. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured artist(s): Gnarls Barkley (also featured: ...

  42. Behind The Wheel Of A Large Automobile

    June 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  43. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70.<br clear="no ...

  44. Paisley, Crow Rev Up 'Cars' Soundtrack

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In addition to a score by Randy Newman, the Walt Disney Records soundtrack for the Disney/Pixar film "Cars" boasts new songs by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and James Taylor, who performs the Newman-penn In addition to a score by Randy Newman ...

  45. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1974 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Bennie and the Jets," Elton John. The song is first released as the B-side to "Candle in the Wind," an ode to Marilyn Monroe.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" ...

  46. Sting Sets Rainforest Date, Euro Tour Support

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. Sting will be joined by recent duet partner Sheryl Crow and James Taylor for the 2006 Rainforest Benefit. The event will be held May 19 at New ...

  47. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Canadian music newcomer Chantal Kreviazuk dominates Canada's Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. She captures the trophy in the best female artist juried category and th 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis ...

  48. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>First ladies of hip-hop Salt-N-Pepa embark on their first North American tour in four years in Indianapolis.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Singer/songwriter Chris LeDoux, who bec ...

  49. Stars Align For Bennett Birthday Album

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were undoubtedly still sleeping off the night before, Tony Bennett was doing what he does best: singing. By 11 a.m. the morning after the Grammy Awards, while other winners were und ...

  50. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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 - Count ...

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