1. Fagen Forging Ahead With Solo Tour

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen will begin his first-ever solo tour March 1 in New Brunswick, N.J. At deadline, 18 dates were on tap through March ...

  2. Mariah, Kanye, Alicia Lead NAACP Image Noms

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for 2006 NAACP Image Awards. With four nominations each, Mariah Carey, Kanye West and Alicia Keys lead the field of musicians contending for ...

  3. Foxx Overtakes Blige On Album Chart

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" rises to the top of The Billboard 200, trading places with last week's No. 1, Mary J. Blige's "The Breakthrough." The J Records set mak After debutin ...

  4. Chart Beat

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah ties an Elvis record, 'Georgia' and 'Postman' return to the charts, and American Idols and Madonna are among those making chart news. WHY YOU'LL REMEMBER 'FORGET': It was already Mariah Carey's most suc ...

  5. Foxx Returns To Musical Roots

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Oscar-winning actor returns to music after a 12-year layoff, bolstered by guest turns from Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Twista and Kanye West. A funny thing happened to Jamie Foxx on the way to starting a music career. Acting on a girlfriend's ...

  6. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz bassist Arvell Shaw dies at his home in Long Island, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack. He is 79.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - The all-star remake of "Do They Know It& ...

  7. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1997 - </b>Janet Jackson wins an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claims had been harassing her.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warra ...

  8. Fagen Faces The Future On Third Solo Album

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As usual, the album is highlighted by the unique blend of Fagen's imaginative storytelling and the groove-oriented, backing vocal-laden pop for which Steely Dan is renowned. Steely Dan principal Donald Fagen finds love in an airport security li ...

  9. Up From The 'Hood And Giving Back

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At 72 years old, Quincy Jones shows no sign of slowing down. His work and passion keep him young at heart. Quincy Jones is getting on a plane to Cambodia in five hours. He is leading a coalition in conjunction with UNICEF to bring attention to the r ...

  10. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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 fou ...

  11. Zeppelin, Gergiev Win Polar Music Prize

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and artistic director Valery Gergiev were named laureates of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2006 today (Nov. 7) in Stockholm. Legendary rock act Led Zeppelin and Russian conductor and arti ...

  12. Elvis Remains Top-Earning Dead Celeb

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakespeare could have given him a run for the money. Elvis is still the king when it comes to earning royalties, according to Forbes magazine, but Shakesp ...

  13. Jamie Foxx Nearly Done With J Debut

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up "Unpredictable," his debut album for J Records, Due Dec. 6, the set is led by the title track featuring Ludacris, which was penned by Harold Lilly and produced Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up ...

  14. Unreleased Tracks Span Joel's 'My Lives'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy. A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Li ...

  15. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of reco ...

  16. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - ...

  17. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball ...

  18. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a w ...

  19. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy ill ...

  20. HOT PRODUCT

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Disturbed and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Ray Charles , Barbra Streisand ...

  21. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Charles From Ray's Vaults In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon this week: a collection of duets, "Genius and Friends," and, as previously reported, a 14 ...

  22. Charles Says Hello, Goodbye With Box, Duets

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20. In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20: ...

  23. Ray Charles' Sound Engineer Cleared

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound engineer who was accused of stealing master recordings from the late Ray Charles valued at $8 million, officials A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the crimina ...

  24. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid- ...

  25. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock Herbie's Back Herbie Hancock has a long history of exploring beyond jazz parameters, beginning with his 1973 electric-funk album "Head Hunters" and his 1983 MTV-friendly, techno-funk single "Rockit" from " ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th ...

  27. Herbie Hancock Goes Beyond Jazz

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lately Herbie Hancock has been popping up in the strangest places: Internet chat rooms about Christina Aguilera and on John Mayer's Web site; at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., as the music and arts ...

  28. Box Set Celebrates Charles' Atlantic Catalog

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino has compiled a massive, eight-disc boxed set containing Ray Charles' entire Atlantic Records catalog. Due Sept. 20 in commemoration of what would have been Charles' 75th birthday, "Ray Charles P Rhino has compiled a massive, eig ...

  29. Monterey Jazz Fest Sets 48th Lineup

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Metheny Trio, Branford Marsalis and John Scofield are among the artists lined up for California's 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, which will be held Sept. 16-1 Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Methen ...

  30. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born A ...

  31. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his deat 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Bever ...

  32. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from progressive rock act Dream Theater, "Octivarium" (Atlantic). A collection of Ray Charles songs from jazz guitarist John Scofield, "That's What ...

  33. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his ...

  34. Starbucks Nabs King, Zucchero Albums

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records. Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with release ...

  35. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an unknown person empties the sewage tank from rapper Twista's tour bus onto downtown McCrea Street. The artist is in town to 2004 - Indianapolis residents ge ...

  36. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arre ...

  37. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He ...

  38. Scofield Salutes Charles On New Album

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." The 13-tr ...

  39. Mya, Ashanti, Foxx Snag MTV Movie Noms

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Several music stars received nominations for the 14th MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 4 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for broadcast five days later on the cable network. Several music stars received nominations for the 14th MTV Movie Awa ...

  40. 'Ray' Tuning Up For Broadway Stage

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Broadway stage project based on the life of Ray Charles is in the works from producers Stuart Benjamin and Howard and Karen Baldwin, who produced the hit Charles biopic "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx. A Broadway stage project based on the lif ...

  41. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording ...

  42. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared d ...

  43. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times l ...

  44. 50 Squeaks Out Another Week At No. 1

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although sales amounted to less than half of the previous week, enough copies of 50 Cent's "The Massacre" made their way into the hands of consumers to keep the title at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for Although sales amounted to less t ...

  45. 'Ray' Garners 4 NAACP Image Awards

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Ray" hit all the right notes at the 36th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, as the Ray Charles biopic nabbed four awards, including outstanding motion picture and yet another best actor nod for Jamie Fo "Ray" hit all the right note ...

  46. Amos Lee

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self-titled debut. Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his o ...

  47. 50 Cent Fends Off Competitors At No. 1

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200 as "The Massacre" sells 771,000 U.S. copies in its second week at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat 50 Cent still has no competitors on Th ...

  48. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome ...

  49. 50 Cent Massacres Album Chart Competition

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Particularly notable is that 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Intersc The latest album from 50 Cent far outp ...

  50. THE BILLBOARD 200

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "O," Omarion 2. "Genius Loves Company," Ray Charles 3. "American Idiot," Green Day 4. "The Documentary," The Game 5. "THE BEEKEEPER," TORI AMOS Issue date: March 12, 2005 News ...

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