2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]
2005 – Mary J. Blige holds onto her Queen of Hip-Hop Soul crown as The Breakthrough debuts at the top of the American album chart. Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable enters at No. 2.
2005 – Shayne Ward, the winner of U.K. talent show X Factor, tops the British charts with his debut single “That’s My Goal.”
2005 – The compilation Now 20 – stuffed with hits by Missy Elliott, Pussycat Dolls and others – tops the U.S. album charts. The highest new entry is 16-year-old R&B sensation Chris Brown with his self-titled debut landing at No. 2.
2005 – Madonna turns DJ to debut her new album Confessions on a Dance Floor at New York’s trendy Misshapes club. Also in attendance: Junior Sanchez, not-so-trendy Lenny Kravitz.
2005 – Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” tops the U.S. singles chart for a fourth week. The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Better Days” is the highest new entry, debuting at No. 57.
2005 – Maroon 5 top the UK album chart with their debut Songs About Jane. The new No. 1 single is Daniel Bedingfield’s sister Natasha, with “These Words.”
2005 – Singing squaddie James Blunt tops both the U.K. album and singles chart with his debut Back to Bedlam and “You’re Beautiful.”
2005 – Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” clearly belongs at No. 1 – it stays there in the U.S. singles chart for a fourth week. Carey also has the week’s highest new entry, as “Shake It Off” debuts at No. 66.
2005 – A jury rules that Ashanti is guilty of breach of contract and owes producer Genard Parker $630,000. She had promised Parker he could produce two songs on her debut if he released her from an earlier contract, then reneged.
2005 – Seven years after his Deaths, rap legend TuPac has the first U.K. No. 1 single of his career, as “Ghetto Gospel” featuring Elton John debuts at the top.
2005 – Coldplay’s X&Y stays atop the American album chart for a second week. Foo Fighters debut at No. 2 with their double album In Your Honor.