1. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda F ...

  2. CMT, CBS Ready Country Specials

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country network CMT will celebrate the genre's long history of duets with a June 8 concert at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Highlights will form the basis of the special "CMT 100 Greatest Country network CMT will celebrate ...

  3. Billboard Bits: CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on CMA Festival, Ruff Ryders, Zooma Tour A host of top acts will perform as part of the CMA Music Festival 's nightly concert series at the Nashville Coliseum this summer. On board for the June 9-12 series are Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert ...

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career o ...

  5. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 ...

  6. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Carole King and Neil Sedaka and Craig Morgan. BREAKING AWAY : As big a hit as "Breakaway" was for Kelly Clarkson, the follow-up has proven to be an even bigger smash. In ...

  8. Kenny Rogers Signs With Capitol

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records has signed country legend Kenny Rogers to a long-term, worldwide deal. Rogers most recently recorded for his own Nashville-based label, Dreamcatcher Records; the status of that label i Capitol Records has signed country legend Kenn ...

  9. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol" contestants, P. Diddy, Kenny Chesney and more with readers. SOMEONE TELL BO AND NADIA Hey Fred, Don't know if you noticed that "American Idol" contestants have singles in the top 10 of ...

  11. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>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 2004 - Doris Troy, best kn ...

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fantasia, Mario, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Green Day and Elvis Presley. TO TELL THE 'TRUTH': Last July, third season "American Idol" winner Fantasia peaked at No. 12 on Billboard� ...

  13. Keni Thomas Waves 'Flag'

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Keni Thomas' new project, "Flags of Our Fathers: A Soldier's Story," is one of the best examples of art imitating life to ever emerge from Nashville. Prior to signing with Brent Mahe ...

  14. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Dancehall rapper Beenie Man suffers broken ribs and a broken nose in a car accident in Kingston, Jamaica. The 30-year-old artist, whose real name is Moses Davis, is alone in his vehicle 2004 - Dancehall rapper Beenie Man su ...

  15. B&E: Keni Thomas

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Keni Thomas. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It's not often that finding yoursel ...

  16. Krauss + Union Station A Hit 'Both Ways'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thanks to a big year full of awards show wins and major TV exposure for Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rounder Records is understandably upbeat about the commercial prospects for "Lonely Runs Both ...

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B ...

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of ...

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles &am ...

  20. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael ...

  21. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as "Sir Doug," dies in Taos, N.M. He is ...

  22. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2002 - Blues pianist/vocalist Mose Vinson dies of diabetes at his home in Memphis. He is 85. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts ...

  23. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends hi ...

  24. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper Obie Trice's Eminem-produced debut, "Cheers" (Shady/Interscope). -- The self-titled Rykodisc debut album from the Fire Theft, featuring former Sunny Day R ...

  25. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Tenor saxophonist Paul Williams dies of cardiac arrest in New York. He is 87. Williams had a huge instrumental hit for Savoy Records in 1949 with "The Huckle-Buck," a honking rearrangeme 2002 - Tenor saxophonist P ...

  26. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside tow of Eze. The clip, which stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid, films from 6 a 2002 - U2 shoots ...

  27. Rogers, Parton Get Back Under 'Covers'

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton recently teamed to a record a song together for the first time since 1990. The new Parton-penned cut, "Undercover," will be included on Rogers' upcoming album, "Back to t Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parto ...

  28. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- The 13th installment in the compilation series "NOW That's What I Call Music" (UME). -- New albums from modern rock acts Eve 6 ("It's All in Your Head, ...

  29. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>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 ...

  30. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is sentenced in a Manhattan court to 10 years in prison for his part in a 1999 nightclub shooting. Shyne was convicted the previous March on charges of assaul 2001 - Rapper Jamal " ...

  31. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have ...

  32. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwr ...

  33. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL De ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past fe ...

  35. This Day in Music

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>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 ...

  36. Atlanta Hip-Hop Festival Changes Venues

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After being rejected twice by the city of Atlanta, promoters of a hip-hop festival planned for April hope to hold it at the Georgia International Horse Park in nearby Conyers, Ga., 27 miles east of do After being rejected twice by the city of Atlant ...

  37. This Day in Music

    February 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes becomes available for free download exclusively from e-tailer Musicmaker.com. 2000 - A cover of the Led Zep ...

  38. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 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 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the ...

  39. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart achievments of Maurice Gibb and Aaliyah. IN MEMORIAM: Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Maurice Gibb, who was just 53 when he died in a Miami Beach hospital on Jan. 12. While Gibb is primarily thou ...

  40. Alabama Honored With AMA Award Of Merit

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alabama will be honored with an Award of Merit at the upcoming 30th annual American Music Awards ceremony for "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of the American public." Fellow co Alabama will be honored with an Award ...

  41. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones ...

  42. This Day in Music

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 2000 - Kenny Rogers kicks off his 2000 Christmas tour in Dalton, Ga. 1999 - Doug Sahm, the rock guitarist known as ""Sir Doug,"" dies in Taos ...

  43. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el Arroyito"" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran ""sonero,"" Compay Segundo. 2001 - Havana's Nation ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Billy Ray Cyrus lends his support to two causes when his tour bus stops in 16 different locations on Nashville's Music Row throughout the day to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank 2000 - Billy Ray Cyrus lends hi ...

  45. This Day in Music

    September 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>In tribute to all affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, the Grand Ole Opry, a uniquely American institution, distributes American flags to patrons as they enter the Opry House for t 2001 - In tribute to all affected by ...

  46. Carolyn Dawn Johnson Tops Canadian Country Awards

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arista Nashville's Carolyn Dawn Johnson was again the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held last night (Sept. 9) in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to top female, Johnson took home troph Arista Nashville's Carolyn Dawn Johnso ...

  47. 37TunesOnTV

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top ...

  48. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal confirm that they are going their separate ways. Group members Easther and Vernie Bennett announce that they will 2000 - The two remaining members of m ...

  49. Sept. 11 Concerts Will Be Scarce

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon looming, most artists touring the U.S. are planning a solemn day off for Sept. 11, Billboard reports in its July With the one-year anniversary of the attacks on ...

  50. On 'Forgive,' Howard Makes Musical Strides

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Powered by proven commercial clout as a songwriter, powerhouse vocal chops, and an ear-grabbing leadoff single, Rebecca Lynn Howard could be poised to break big with "Forgive," her second rele ...

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