1. Ask Billboard

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, Fleetwood Mac and Mick Fleetwood. MACCA RETURNS Keith, I heard Paul McCartney is going on tour this year. I think it was reported on billboard.com, but I didn't see it there. What cities is he coming to?…

  2. Mario's 'Love' Endures At No. 1

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music fans continue to adore the latest from Mario. For the sixth week in a row, his hit single "Let Me Love You" can be found at the top of Billboard's Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop S Music fans continue to adore the latest from Mario. For the sixth week in a…

  3. Azteca America TV To Bow 'Billboard Latino'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The program will air Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET and will be co-produced by the Hispanic broadcaster, Billboard magazine and 13th Floor Television. "Billboard Latino," a weekly one-hour entertainment magazine show, will premiere Feb. 5 on the Azteca America television network. The…

  4. Green Day's 'Idiot' Hangs Onto No. 1

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day leads a slowly recovering Billboard 200 this week as "American Idiot" extends its return stay at No. 1 to a second consecutive and third overall week. Green Day leads a slowly recovering Billboard 200 this week as "American Idiot" extends its return stay at No. 1…

  5. Despite Low Sales, Elvis Nets 1,000 U.K. No. 1

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s 1,000th No. 1 single is a track first released in January 1959. Elvis Presley's "One Night" (RCA), which was also the 80th British chart-topper, returned to the summit of the weekly singles The U.K.'s 1,000th No. 1 single is a track first released in…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest the latest chart activities of Jennifer Lopez, the Atco label and No. 1s on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 list. 'RIGHT' THING TO DO: Jennifer Lopez returns to Billboard's Hot 100 with her highest-debuting song in two years. "Get…

  7. Billboard Bits: BET, Osbourne, Skynyrd, Timony

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on BET, Kelly Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mary Timony. Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Fantasia are among the performers set for BET's "Celebration of Gospel" concert special, which the network will air Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will…

  8. Modern Rockers Crowd 'Summerland' CD

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the WB drama "Summerland," Billboard.com has learned. New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "Hot Shot Debuts," chart dates, the Mainstream Top 40 chart, Madonna, Missy Elliott and more with readers. COMING 'AROUND' AGAIN Hi Fred, Happy New Year! Daryl Hall and John Oates finally end a long absence from the Hot 100 as "I'll Be…

  10. 'Encore' Enjoys Another Week At No. 1

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore" remains atop The Billboard 200 that reflects the final sales week of 2004. Despite a 54% drop to sales of 198,000 copies in the Un Eminem extends his curtain call to a second straight week as "Encore"…

  11. B&E: Michael Gray

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Gray. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. U.K. remix producer Michael Gray makes his first Billboard chart appearance this…

  12. Brookstein, Green Day Climb To U.K. No. 1

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" (Syco Music) climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart, published yesterday (Jan. 2). Mea After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Daniel Bedingfield is injured in a car crash in Whangerei, New Zealand. The 24-year-old singer suffers moderate injuries. Beddingfield, who was driving the vehicle, is treated and releas 2004 - Daniel Bedingfield is injured in a car crash in Whangerei, New Zealand.…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Green Day, Tamyra Gray, Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts and chart rules with readers. GREEN MATTER Hi Fred! As always, I read and enjoy "Chart Beat" every week and I just read what you wrote about Green Day getting its first No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.…

  15. Billboard Bits: Diffie, 112, 'Sisters In The Spirit'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Joe Diffie, 112 and the 'Sisters In The Spirit' tour. Joe Diffie's 1994 hit "Pickup Man" gets new life in commercials for Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar. A rewritten, re-recorded version of the song is being used to advertise the Overland Park…

  16. Goodrem Delivers Down Under

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The immediate success here of Delta Goodrem's sophomore album, "Mistaken Identity," reflects the Australian public's continuing love affair with the multiplatinum singer/songwriter. Now, Sony BMG is looking to take the Aussie&…

  17. Ask Billboard

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bjork, film soundtracks and girl group sales. TjOURk? Keith, First of all, thanks for your recent updates on Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. My question is about another of my favorite artists, Bjork. I was wondering what her album…

  18. Eve Shows Softer Side In UPN Show

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starring in her own sitcom is allowing Eve to reveal a side not usually associated with the hardcore rapper image that made her famous. Starring in her own sitcom is allowing Eve to reveal a side not usually associated with the hardcore rapper image that made her famous. "The part that…

  19. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  20. Blue Skies

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" finalists abound in the fourth quarter, from Kelly Clarkson's triumphant sophomore disc and Clay Aiken's holiday love fest to Fantasia's crafty R&B bow. But those fans who gravitat "American Idol" finalists abound in the fourth quarter,…

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