2006 – Regional Mexican singer Valentin Elizalde is shot dead in the early morning hours in Reynosa, Mexico. He is 27. Elizalde had just finished playing a concert at a palenque, and had entered his SUV when he was gunned down by more than 70 machine gun bullets.
2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z plays seven 30-minute shots across the country in one day in advance of the release of his comeback album, “Kingdom Come.”
2006 – Icelandic rock act the Sugarcubes take the stage in Reykjavik for the first time in 14 years. The group, whose most famous alumnus is Bjork, reassembles to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut single, “Birthdays.”
2006 – Ruth Brown, the vivacious R&B singer whose early hits established Atlantic Records, dies of complications following a stroke and a heart attack in Henderson, Nev. She was 78. Brown suffered a stroke in 2000 and had been in declining health ever since.
2006 – U2’s Bono and the Edge team with Pearl Jam and join Aussie acts Jet, Paul Kelly, Eskimo Joe, Evermore and the John Butler Trio at a Make Poverty History concert in Melbourne. The event draws 14,000 to the Myer Music Bowl, and is broadcast to thousands more on giant screens through Melbourne, Brisbane […]
2006 – Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July.
2006 – Alicia Keys joins David Bowie for a neo soul-injected take on the latter’s Changes to close out a star-studded New York benefit for the Keep a Child Alive organization, which helps AIDS- and poverty-stricken children in Africa.
2006 – The Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang tour is a big winner at the Chart Toppers Touring Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The awards, based on box-office figures reported to Chart Toppers Boxscore, wrap up the third annual Chart Toppers Touring Conference. The Stones’ tour is recognized as the top tour, based […]
2006 – Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for “A Son Unique” coincides with the two-year anniversary of ODB’s Deaths at a New York recording studio.
2006 – Justin Timberlake and Gnarls Barkley each win several trophies at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Copenhagen. Timberlake, who also serves as host and performer at the event, wins for best male and best pop. Gnarls Barkley wins best song for their international smash “Crazy.”
2006 – Surprising no one, Shakira is the big winner at the seventh annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home four statues during the ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The Colombian pop star wins song and record of the year awards for “La Tortura,” a duet with Spaniard Alejandro Sanz. She also receives trophies for female […]