1. B&E: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. INSPIRATIONAL HIP-HOP: Gospel ingénue Kierra "Kiki"…

  2. Prydz Hits U.K. No. 1 With Winwood Sample

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). Swedish-born DJ Eric Prydz has the new No. 1 single on the U.K. chart with the club crossover "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), which…

  3. Poll: Unofficially, It Was A 'Redneck' Summer

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman" as the unofficial anthem of the summer. The country newcomer's trailer park theme pulled in 25% of 8,626 votes in a With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson'…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart action by Destiny's Child, Usher, Alicia Keys, Antia Baker and Alan Jackson. DESTINY FULFILLED: After an absence of two-and-a-half years, Destiny's Child returns to The Billboard Hot 100 with the highest-debuting single of its career. "Lose My…

  5. Trail Of Dead Sets Tour

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has will fill the coming months with a fall North American tour. The run will kick off Oct. With the release of its second full-length pushed to next year , ...And You Will Know Us By…

  6. Billboard Bits: Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Kennedy Center, Penn/Dylan, Matt Dusk The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced six recipients of its annual honors for lifetime contributions to American culture. Two of the three musicians to be honored Dec. 5 are Brits: pop legend Sir Elton John and renowned…

  7. Yorke Gives R.E.M. A Lift In London

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Staged and recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 2, the gig was held at St. James' Church in Piccadilly, and featured a surprise guest appearance by Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke of Radiohead. R.E.M. unveiled several songs from its upcoming Warner Bros. album, " Around the Sun "…

  8. Billboard Bits: G-Unit, Lead Belly, 'ACL' DVDs

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Lead Belly and the 'Live From Austin' DVD series. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's Interscope-affiliated G-Unit record label, will embark on separate fall tours in support of their respective debut…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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 …

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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