Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, it's the soft vocals of Josh Groban that are favored by music fans, according to a Billboard.com poll.
Borland Shelves Eat The Day

Borland Shelves Eat The Day

Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has put his fledgling band Eat The Day into "indefinite hibernation."
CHART BEAT BONUS

CHART BEAT BONUS

Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bob Seger, Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, Toby Keith, "The Matrix," and Kylie & Dannii Minogue.
CHART BEAT CHAT

CHART BEAT CHAT

Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers.
Fox Slates Worldwide 'Idol' Competition

Fox Slates Worldwide 'Idol' Competition

Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will take part in a two-part competition. Produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19TV, "World Idol" will air Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 on the Fox network in the U.S. The winners of 11 competitions will perform before an international panel of judges.
Retailers Jump Gun On Jay-Z, G-Unit Albums

Retailers Jump Gun On Jay-Z, G-Unit Albums

Several U.S. retailers apparently decided to get a jump start on the early street date for Jay-Z's "The Black Album" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam) and G-Unit's "Beg for Mercy" (G-Unit/Shady/Interscope), both officially out today (Nov. 14).
Campbell Pleads Guilty To Obscenity Charge

Campbell Pleads Guilty To Obscenity Charge

Former 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell has avoided jail after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge for a performance at a North Charleston, S.C., nightclub last year.
McGraw, Hank Jr. Eyeing Summer Tour

McGraw, Hank Jr. Eyeing Summer Tour

Talks are being finalized for a summer 2004 tour of amphitheaters featuring Curb labelmates Tim McGraw and Hank Williams, Jr., plus the Charlie Daniels Band, Billboard.com has learned. No dates or venues have yet been announced.
Sting, Jewel, Coldplay Offer 'Sweet Tracks'

Sting, Jewel, Coldplay Offer 'Sweet Tracks'

Best Buy has upped the stakes on exclusive offerings in time for the busy holiday season. Billboard has learned exclusively that Best Buy will offer an exclusive five-song holiday CD beginning the weekend of Nov. 28. "Sweet Tracks" will feature previously unreleased holiday songs performed by Sting, Jewel, Seal, Coldplay and Chris Botti.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Bob Seger, Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, chart discussion and more

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