2006 – Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay is arrested after brawling with photographers outside the West London nightclub Kabaret’s Prophecy.
2006 – George Canyon, the Road Hammers and the Cord Lund Band are among the double winners at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held at Harbour Station in Saint John, New Brunswick. Canyon picks up best male singer and best single for “Somebody Wrote Love” (Universal Music); the Road Hammers were named best group and […]
2006 – Onetime blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker breaks his arm while shooting a video for (+44), his confusingly titled new group with Mark Hoppus.
2006 – Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Chart Toppers R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&B/hip-hop songs artist, top R&B/hip-hop albums artist and top R&B/hip-hop album for her multi-platinum set “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
2006 – For the first time in 30 years, Bob Dylan tops The Chart Toppers 200 with “Modern Times.” Not only is it the legendary songwriter’s first album to reach the throne since Desire in 1976, it’s also his highest debuting album and his best sales week since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.
2006 – Village People: Victor Willis, who performed as the policeman in The Village People was given three years
2006 – Village People: Victor Willis, who performed as the policeman in The Village People was given three years probation for drugs offences after pleading no contest to the charges, dating from March 2006. Willis co-wrote some of the group’s biggest hits – including ‘YMCA’ and ‘In The Navy.’
2006 – PA man named Paul van Valkenburgh from Florida died of lung cancer. An obituary published in a local paper was picked up by the Associated Press, which ran a short obituary of the dead man but giving him the wrong name. The real Paul Vance, who was alive and well and living in […]
2006 – The popular networking site MySpace announces it will begin selling music online, offering the first serious challenge to Apple’s dominance of the download market.
2006 – Diddy, formerly P. Diddy, formerly Puff Daddy, has two new upcoming releases. He reveals via a MySpace video that his girlfriend Kim Porter is expecting twins.
2006 – The Arctic Monkeys win the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the “album of the year” award for British and Irish acts. The act’s debut set, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (Domino), is named the winner at a ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
2006 – Don Henley plays the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival. John Mellencamp was originally scheduled but had to drop out. The Labor Day weekend show is in Snowmass Village, CO. Yes, there really is such a place. 2006
2006 – Justin Timberlake featuring Timbaland was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘SexyBack’ his first UK No.1 hit. The track won Timberlake and Timbaland the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. It was the longest-running No.1 single of 2006 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, staying seven weeks at the top.