1. Billboard Bits: Bow Wow, LeDoux, Milsap/Los Lonely Boys

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Bow Wow, LeDoux, Milsap/Los Lonely Boys Teenage rapper Bow Wow has teamed with former B2K member Omarion for "Let Me Hold You," the first single from his new album, "Wanted." Footage of the artists recording the track with producer Jermaine Dupri can be viewed on…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  3. Profile: A.B. Quintanilla III And Cruz Martinez

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. It's hard to classify A.B. Quintanilla III and Cruz Martínez, because they are involved in so many aspects of the music industry. They are the founders, leaders and the musical drive behind A.B. Quintanilla III & the Kumbia Kings, one of…

  4. Jackson Prosecutors Plan To Wrap Up Case

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stung by several recent rulings favorable to the defense, prosecutors in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case said they planned to wrap up their case as early as this week. Jackson's trial was s Stung by several recent rulings favorable to the defense, prosecutors in the Michael…

  5. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  6. Jackson Accuser's Mom Lashes Out At Star

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from the witness stand today (April 18), declaring that Jackson "really didn't care about children, he cared about what he was doing The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser lashed out at the pop star from…

  7. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  8. ODB 'Unique' As Ever On Posthumous Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be released June 21. The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be…

  9. Audioslave Itching To Debut New Tunes

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Tom Morello hints that aside from new material, fans may be treated to a few gems from band members' erstwhile outfits Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden. With the track listing nearly finalized for its May 24 Interscope/Epic release "Out of Exile," Audioslave…

  10. 50's 'Massacre' Extends Chart Lead To 6th Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a sixth straight week, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" manages to stay at the head of the pack and hold onto its place at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite continually sliding sales, which fell 22% fro For a sixth straight week, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" manages to…

  11. B&E: Tegan and Sara

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tegan and Sara. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. It took six years, but the United States may be finally coming around to Tegan…

  12. Billboard Bits: Chili Peppers/Weezer, Krauss & More

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Red Hot Chili Peppers/Weezer, Krauss & More Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer have been tapped to headline Las Vegas' centennial celebration. The show will be held July 2 on the ground of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; 50,000 free tickets will be distributed…

  13. N2U

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Of late, male R&B groups have become a rare commodity. Hoping to change that is this latest offering from Chris Stokes—the man behind teen throbs B2K, IMx and Marques Houston. Of late, male R&B groups have become a rare commodity. Hoping to change that is this latest offering from…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  15. Diverse Lineup Set For Rochester Jazz Fest

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.) International Jazz Festival, including shows by Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Chaka Khan and More than 100 concerts have been scheduled for the fourth annual Rochester (N.Y.)…

  16. Love Flows To The Bellamy Brothers

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It says a lot about an act when it can record an album commemorating a 30-year career and have the likes of Alan Jackson, Dolly Parton, Montgomery Gentry and George Jones eager to join in the fun. Then again, the Bellamy Brothers have always had…

  17. Usher, Avril, Green Day Rank As Kids' Choice

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as the top music winners at the 18th annual Kids Choice Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles and broadcast live With the votes in and the slime poured, Usher, Avril Lavigne and Green Day were selected as…

  18. Billboard Bits: MTV Base, KCRW World Fest, Modern Drummer

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on MTV Base, KCRW World Fest, Modern Drummer Will Smith and Ludacris will headline the kick-off concert for MTV base, the music network's first pan-African channel. To be held April 20 in Johannesburg at a venue to be announced, the event will also boast performances from Lebo…

  19. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  20. Tunes On TV

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 28-April 3, 2005 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY,APRIL 28 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artists: BeBe Winans, Queen Latifah (also scheduled: Charlie O'Connell). "7th Avenue. Drop: Queens Of The Stone Age,"…

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