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  • R. Kelly Outslugs Slim Thug on the Chart

    R. Kelly Outslugs Slim Thug on the Chart | ARTICLE

    R. Kelly's seventh solo effort, TP.3 Reloaded, sold 139,000 copies in its second week to cling to the top spot on the nation's album chart. Hot on the embattled R&B star's heels is some young hip-hop talent:...

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Scott Weiland Cleared in Drug Case

    Scott Weiland Cleared in Drug Case | ARTICLE

    A judge in Pasadena, California, court dismissed a drug charge Tuesday against Scott Weiland, the thirty-seven-year-old Velvet Revolver singer, because he successfully completed a required rehab program. This was related to the fourth drug-related arrest, in May...

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • R. Kelly, Missy Elliott Top Chart

    R. Kelly, Missy Elliott Top Chart | ARTICLE

    R. Kelly's seventh solo album, TP.3 Reloaded, sold a whopping 491,000 copies in its first week out to take the top spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Apparently, the Chicago R&B superstar's ongoing legal battles -- Kelly is...

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Geldof, Bono React to G8

    Geldof, Bono React to G8 | ARTICLE

    On Friday, at the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, the leaders of the world's wealthiest nations pledged to double their aid to impoverished African nations by 2010. Bob Geldof, who organized last weekend's Live 8 concerts around the...

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • McCartney Creates "Chaos"

    McCartney Creates "Chaos" | ARTICLE

    Paul McCartney is ready to release Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard, the former Beatle's thirteenth solo studio album, on September 12th. The follow-up to 2001's Driving Rain was co-produced by McCartney and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead,...

    July 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • London Concerts Cancelled Over Terror Threat

    London Concerts Cancelled Over Terror Threat | ARTICLE

    In the wake of the string of rush-hour bombings in central London this morning, scheduled concerts by acts including Sum 41, R.E.M., Queen, the Queens of the Stone Age and the Prodigy have been postponed. As of press...

    July 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Biggie Mistrial Declared

    Biggie Mistrial Declared | ARTICLE

    A mistrial has been declared in the wrongful death case brought by the family of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, against the city of Los Angeles and the LAPD. The judge announced the ruling...

    July 7, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Lil' Kim to Serve a Year

    Lil' Kim to Serve a Year | ARTICLE

    Just as she became one of the first female hardcore rap stars, Lil' Kim is about to become the first female rapper to serve time. The hip-hop star, born Kimberly Jones, was sentenced today to one year and...

    July 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Strait, Ying Yang at Top of Charts

    Strait, Ying Yang at Top of Charts | ARTICLE

    George Strait's new album, Somewhere Down in Texas, sold 245,000 copies to take the top spot this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A country star since the early Eighties, Strait has now scored three Number One albums...

    July 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Coldplay Still Number One

    Coldplay Still Number One | ARTICLE

    Brit rockers Coldplay continued their run at Number One this week, selling 186,000 more copies of X&Y, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album has already sold approximately 1.3 million CDs after just three weeks in stores. In...

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Lavigne, Whibley to Marry

    Lavigne, Whibley to Marry | ARTICLE

    Pop singer Avril Lavigne, 20, is engaged to marry Sun 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, 25. Whibley proposed over the weekend while Lavigne was completing her European tour. The pair -- both from Ontario, Canada, and both pop-punk...

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Grokster Loses in Court

    Grokster Loses in Court | ARTICLE

    In the long-running case of MGM vs. Grokster, the Supreme Court ruled today that a file-sharing site can be held liable when consumers use its service to illegally download music or movies -- if that is the...

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • B.I.G. Cop Testifies

    B.I.G. Cop Testifies | ARTICLE

    A retired LAPD officer, who spent nearly thirty years on the force and two investigating the shooting death of rapper Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), took the stand in the rapper's family trial against the LAPD yesterday....

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Biggie Trial Unfolds

    Biggie Trial Unfolds | ARTICLE

    The family of the late Notorious B.I.G. (born Christopher Wallace), including his mother Voletta Wallace and ex-wife R&B singer Faith Evans, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department this week, alleging a cover-up of one...

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Coldplay Hold First Place

    Coldplay Hold First Place | ARTICLE

    Coldplay's third album, X&Y, kept a fierce hold on the top spot this week, selling another 323,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This brings the Brit rockers' second-week total to a whopping 1.1 million CDs. Right behind...

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Kid Rock Gets Served

    Kid Rock Gets Served | ARTICLE

    Kid Rock was sued for $575,000 in damages on Monday by the Nashville strip club DJ he struck in a late-night brawl in February. That same day, the rap-rock star pleaded no contest to criminal assault and...

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Coldplay Heat Up Chart

    Coldplay Heat Up Chart | ARTICLE

    Coldplay's much-hyped third album, X&Y, sold 737,000 copies its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to top the chart. The British band's hefty sales figure is the best by a rock act this year, easily topping the...

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • What's Next for Michael Jackson?

    What's Next for Michael Jackson? | ARTICLE

    Since Michael Jackson's case for child molestation culminated yesterday in a resounding "not guilty" on all counts, the pop legend has remained mum on his plans for the future. Once he comes out of hiding at his...

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty

    Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty | ARTICLE

    After fourteen weeks of testimony, more than 100 witnesses and over thirty-two hours of jury deliberation, Michael Jackson was found not guilty today. The pop star, 46, charged with molesting a then-thirteen-year-old cancer patient who stayed at...

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Doves Find U.S. Flock

    Doves Find U.S. Flock | ARTICLE

    Manchester trio Doves wrap their American tour this week, before heading off to play a string of summer festivals in the U.K. and Japan. The 2005 U.S. stint behind their epic, atmospheric Some Cities has solidified their...

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM ET
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