1. 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 ...

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    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previews a slew of new songs during a surprise gig at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks performed are "Hot Gossip," "Mars Arizona," "Don't Smile," "Be 2003 - J ...

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    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Baird, whose more than 35-year career helped to launch such stars as Isaac Hayes, Donny Hathaway, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat Y Tears, and Grand Funk Rai 2006 - BMI assistant vice president Patricia Bai ...

  4. Chart Beat Chat

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Mariah Carey, Madonna, Sean Kingston and more! MARIAH'S 40TH Hello Fred! Reading your always amazing Chart Beat column, I noticed that Mariah Carey made her 40th chart entry on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. That's ...

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    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D sings the praises of the coming digital download age. 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public ...

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    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. 2006 - Spanish singer Rocio Jurado dies at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She is 61. ...

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    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - In what is billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" becomes available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey i 2005 - In what is bille ...

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    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of complications from an accident she suffered at her home the previous November. She is 93. 2002 - Diana Streisand Kind, mother of singer-actress Barbra Streisand, dies of ...

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    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Doris Troy, best known for the 1963 Atlantic R&B/pop crossover hit "Just One Look," dies in Las Vegas. The 67-year-old singer/songwriter had suffered from emphysema. Born Doris Payne in Har 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for the ...

  10. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies of a heart attack at a Reston, Va., hospital near his home. He is 64. Born in Pratville, Ala., Pickett moved to Detroit as a teen and joined the Falcons, 2006 - Soul/R&B legend Wilson Pickett dies o ...

  11. 52OnTV

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 25-31, 2006. MONDAY, DEC. 25 "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade," ABC Featured Artist(s): Beyonce, Daniel Powter, Andrea Bocelli, RBD, Bianca Ryan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Paris Bennett, Aly &am ...

  12. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

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    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Madonna and Eminem top the winners at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2000, presented at Stockholm's Globen venue. Madonna's worldwide smash "Music" helps her pick up prizes for best dance a 2005 - Pink Floy ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss "American Idol," the Pussycat Dolls and more! MARIO ON THE MOVE Fred, Love your column. I really enjoyed reading your piece about the Latin charts this week. Last week, the single "Gallery" by Mario V ...

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss artists who have succeeded in their solo career as well as their group career, Bob Dylan and future book ideas. NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESSION Fred: A few weeks ago when Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" ca ...

  17. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues E ...

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    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Utterly unique, 6'5", 300-pound singer/songwriter Wesley Willis passes away at the age of 40 after a long battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The Chicago-based artist underwent eme 2005 - Bob Moog, inventor ...

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    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1982 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor. The song is the theme from the film "Rocky III."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - In his speech at the 4th ...

  20. DVD Chronicles Kenny Rogers' 'Journey'

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Goldhil Entertainment has set a Sept. 26 release date for the career-spanning Kenny Rogers DVD "The Journey," which features 24 songs represented in live footage from the respective eras when they wer Goldhil Entertainment has set a Sept. ...

  21. 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: ...

  22. Digital Explosion Drives Shakira's 'Hips' To No. 1

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After entering the charts 12 weeks ago at No. 84, Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean finally tops the Billboard Hot 100 and is the chart's greatest digital sales gainer. "Hips Don't Lie" After en ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Oak Ridge Boys receive the Silver Buffalo Award from the Boy Scouts of America in Boston. The awards recognizes distinguished service to youth.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - ...

  24. Chart Beat Chat

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses slow turnover of No. 1s, digital sales, chart methodology and more with readers. DISPARATE DOMAINS Dear Fred, There's another piece of trivia for which the slow turnover of No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ...

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    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Kenny Rogers receives a special Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Country Music during its 36th annual awards show, held at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. The awar 2005 - In what is billed as the firs ...

  26. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pearl Jam recharges on its eighth album, Tool stretches out on its fourth, Jewel ditches dance music in favor of more familiar fare and Wolfmother crashes onto U.S. shores in this week's Hot Product A new album from rock act Thursday, "A C ...

  27. ON TV

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 24-30, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 24 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist(s): Bruce Springsteen. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Elton John (also scheduled: Kim Raver ...

  28. ON TV

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for April 3-9, 2006. MONDAY, APRIL 3 “Good Morning America,” ABC Featured artist(s): The Pretenders (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Stephen Lanzalotta). “Today,” NBC Featured artist(s): Pink (also scheduled: Antonio Banderas). “ ...

  29. Chart Beat

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince nets his fourth chart topping album, Daniel Powter moves to the head of the Hot 100, plus Neil Sedaka, the Raconteurs, Kenny Rogers and more. PARTY LIKE IT’S 3121: If you add 31 + 2 + 1, the total is 34 and coincidentally, Prince spends his 3 ...

  30. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1969 - </b>No. 1 Billboard hit: "Dizzy," Tommy Roe. The song is Roe's biggest hit. It remains at No. 1 for four weeks and sells 6 million records.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 ...

  31. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. 1 ...

  32. ON TV

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for MARCH 27-APRIL 2, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 27 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Shakira, Wyclef Jean (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Chris Kattan). "Martha," Syndicated Featured artis ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Refused, Kenny Rogers, American Film Institute Influential Swedish rock act Refused will be celebrated with the DVD "Refused Are F***ing Dead," due April 25 via Burning Heart/Epitaph. The release features every song from the group& ...

  34. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featur ...

  35. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    March 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A fresh batch of funky tunes from the always-interesting Prince, a double-disc sonic salvo from Ben Harper, the second album from the Wilco side project Loose Fur and a new release from eccentric sibl A combination live CD/DVD package from breakthro ...

  36. Chart Beat

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Paisley & Parton, the Red Headed Stranger, Kristine W and NIN make chart news. HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: After waiting patiently at No. 2 for two weeks, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton capture the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Norah Jones is the big winner at the 45 annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she is nominated. Jones wins the coveted best new artist award, a 2004 - Doris Troy, best known for th ...

  38. Chart Beat Chat

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Beyonce, CeCe Winans, Jack Johnson, Lifehouse, Kelly Clarkson and more with readers. CHECK ON BEYONCÉ Hi, Fred! Thanks always for your informative and entertaining column! I recall a few years ago when Jennifer Lopez charted with her ...

  39. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He ...

  40. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man s ...

  41. Kenny Rogers Prepping New, Hits Albums

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." Country legend Kenny Rogers is eyeing a March release for a new studio album, "Water and Bridges." The Capitol Nashville set will ...

  42. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Police and prosecutors raid Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos on a $3 million arrest warrant for child molestation.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Broadway comp ...

  43. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>In an effort to raise awareness of the Clearwater Project Of Higher Ground For Humanity (HGH) Jewel makes a concert available for online streaming exclusively at the Netaid.org Web site. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose V ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2005 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 ...

  45. Chart Beat

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Richard Marx Helps Keith Urban To Another No. 1, Young Jeezy Reaches The R&B/Hip-Hop Summit, Garth Brooks Returns To The Charts & Much URBAN DEVELOPMENT: The 2-1 move of Keith Urban's "Better Life" (Capitol) on Billboard' ...

  46. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Sheryl Crow and friends stage a free concert for 25,000 lucky fans in New York's Central Park. Crow's guests include Sara McLachlan, Chrissie Hynde, Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton, the Dixie 2003 - Jon Spencer Blues E ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Alan Jackson headlines Brazil's largest rodeo, the Barreto Rodeo. The 10-day event draws almost 2 million people, and Jackson plays before a crowd of 50,000.<br clear="none"/><br clear=" 2003 - ...

  48. Country Acts Set For 'Sound And Speed' Fest

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville festival with the impossibly long name "Nextel Sound and Speed Presented by SunTrust, a Motorsports and Music Celebration." NASCAR drivers and country stars will ...

  49. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1982 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor. The song is the theme from the film "Rocky III."<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1999 - In his speech at the 4th ...

  50. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. HOW MUCH 'HEAVEN'? Hello Fred, I have followed your column and Billboard charts for years and have [watched] three "American Idol" winners debut at No. 1. My question to you is how many s ...

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