1. Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200…

  2. B&E: Emma & Gioia

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Emma and Gioia. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OH BABY: With Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller back behind the helm, the artist…

  3. Cee-Lo, Tweet Drink Up Seagrams Tour

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. Modern soul artist Cee-Lo has been tapped to lead this year's Seagrams Gin Live tour. The run will kick off Sept. 17 in San Jose, Calif., and close Oct. 23 in Miami Beach, Fla. Tweet and Teedra…

  4. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  5. McGraw Lives Large At No. 1

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on top of The Billboard 200 as his latest Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week at No. 1. Although the title suffered a 70% sales decline, according to N Tim McGraw is living it up on top of The Billboard 200 as his latest Curb set …

  6. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  7. Ciara's 'Goodies' Climbs To No. 1

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo makes a 3-1 jump to take over the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The chart's fastest growing airplay track for the second week in a row, "Goodies" ends the reign o Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo…

  8. McGraw's 'Live' Powers To No. 1

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens atop the chart with U.S. sales of 766,000 copies of his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying," according to Nielsen Sou Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens…

  9. I Won't Forget

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This nine-man band out of rural Arkansas makes a big-time bow following four small-label recordings and 15 years of intense touring. This nine-man band out of rural Arkansas makes a big-time bow following four small-label recordings and 15 years of intense touring. The Racy Brothers deliver…

  10. Weezer Gets Busy On Fifth Album

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Weezer is more than a month into recording sessions for its long-gestating fifth studio album. But in yet another new development, producer Rick Rubin, who frontman Rivers Cuomo credited with helping Weezer is more than a month into recording sessions for its long-gestating fifth studio album…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats of Terror Squad, Kimberley Locke, Los Lonely Boys, Usher and Alicia Keys. 'LEAN' MACHINE: Simply by remaining No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, "Lean Back" (SRC/Universal) by Terror Squad becomes the longest-running non…

  12. Trail Of Dead CD On Hold Until Next Year

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second-full length album from Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has been pushed from its planned Oct. 5 release date to January. The second-full length album from Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has been pushed from its…

  13. 'Lean Back' Retains No. 1 Groove

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts continues as the group's "Lean Back" again staves off No. 1 contenders. The track tops the Hot 100 for a third week, and remains No. 1 on the Hot R& Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts…

  14. 'NOW 16' Is No. 1 Again

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series once again leads The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline to sales of 207,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!"…

  15. Ask Billboard

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about seasonal albums, Gloria Estefan and Kelis. SEASONAL SELLING Hi Keith I just wanted to ask if you knew if seasonal or remix albums are profitable and big sellers? The reason I ask is because there are rarely ever any remix albums released,…

  16. B&E: Ari Hest

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: New York's Cornell University may never know what it missed in a baseball…

  17. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  18. Another Bedingfield Leads U.K. Charts

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield, scored her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Aug. 22) as "These Words" (Phonogenic/BMG) debuted at the top. It is t Natasha Bedingfield, the 22-year-old sister of British hitmaker Daniel Bedingfield…

  19. 'Lean Back' Gets Comfy At No. 1

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" tops Billboard's Hot 100. The East Coast rap act's latest single is also No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back…

  20. Simpson Stays Steady With No. 1 Album

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album atop The Billboard 200. Despite an 8% decline in sales to 263,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album…

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