November 24, 2008 - Usher was still in high school in 1993 when he was discovered as a contestant on the TV show "Star Search." The then-13-year-old R&B singer quickly found himself recording music for the soundtrack to "Poetic Justice," a film staring Janet Jackson and the late Tupac Shakur.
September 7, 2005 - "Late Registration," the latest album from rapper Kanye West, was the best-selling disc in the country during the past week, and is one of four just-released albums making a Top 5 debut.
May 2, 2001 - Janet Jackson’s “All for You” trounces the competition in its first week of release to land in the No. 1 spot on the album chart. Albums from country artist Tim McGraw and R&B singer Case also post Top 10 debuts.
April 25, 2001 - Though the album sold half as many copies as it did the week before, "NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 6" (Epic) remains atop the U.S. album charts for a third straight week, according to industry sources. The album contains 17 previously released hits by artists including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Destiny's Child, Shaggy, 'NSync, Lenny Kravitz, Creed and U2.
April 4, 2001 - “Until the End of Time,” a compilation of previously unreleased works from the late Tupac Shakur, storms onto the charts in the top slot this week. The album easily ousts Shaggy’s “Hotshot,” which had reigned at No. 1 for the past two weeks.
March 26, 2001 - Epic Records delivers Pearl Jam’s latest helping of official “bootlegs” to stores this week--a batch of 24 2-CD sets capturing the second leg of the group’s 2000 North American tour. This latest slew of Pearl Jam CDs comes exactly one month after the Feb. 27 release of 23 2-CD sets recorded during the first leg of the tour.
October 25, 2000 - Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was being transferred from a Pasadena drug treatment facility to a Los Angeles courthouse when he fled, Sonicnet reported. The facility is one in which patients are not restrained. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, and if he is arrested, he will not be allowed to post bail.