50 Cent Fends Off Competitors At No. 1

50 Cent Fends Off Competitors At No. 1

50 Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200 as "The Massacre" sells 771,000 U.S. copies in its second week at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermath/Interscope album, it sold more than half a million units more than the set in the No. 2 slot, Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" (Brushfire).
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
Jackson Defense Grills Lead Investigator

Jackson Defense Grills Lead Investigator

The lead investigator in the Michael Jackson child molestation case said he urged the accuser and his family to go forward with his claims against the singer by promising them, "We're going to try our best to make this case work."
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more.
SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (2 of 4)

SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (2 of 4)

Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Dropping Daylight, The Go! Team, Giant Drag and Micah P. Hinson.
B&E: Hanna-McEuen

B&E: Hanna-McEuen

Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Hanna-McEuen
Oasis Sets New Album Track List

Oasis Sets New Album Track List

Elsewhere, "The Meaning of Soul" is described guitarist Noel Gallagher as "Elvis on Red Bull," while the single "Lyla" is said to approximate "the Soundtrack of Our Lives doing the Who on Skol in a psychedelic city in the sky (or something!)."
New Ozzy Set A Go, Sabbath Album A No

New Ozzy Set A Go, Sabbath Album A No

Ozzy Osbourne has re-signed with Epic Records and is working on material for his next studio release. "Ozzy's writing now, and there'll be something out at the beginning of next year," his wife/manager Sharon tells Billboard.com. The label will on Tuesday (March 22) release the four-disc Osbourne boxed set, "Prince of Darkness."
Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

Bottum, Courtney Love Go To The Movies

Ex-Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum is finishing work on the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "Adam and Steve," and called on an old friend to lend vocals on the song "Love, Love, Love."

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