1. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Costello, Twisted Sister

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Costello, Twisted Sister On today's (June 8) episode of ABC's "The View," Madonna revealed she is hoping to release her as-yet-untitled 10th studio album in late October or early November via Warner Bros. She added that the album will consist of all dance…

  2. Young, Demme Collaborating On Concert Film

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although details are still under wraps, singer/songwriter Neil Young will be the subject of a concert film to be taped in August at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-un Although details are still under wraps, singer/songwriter Neil Young will be the…

  3. Carey's 'Emancipation' Returns To No. 1

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the Island Def Jam set a second non-consecutive week atop The Billboard 200, where it debuted in April. The set reclaims the throne de Mariah Carey rebounds 3-1 with "The Emancipation of Mimi" to give the…

  4. HOT COUNTRY SONGS

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "MAKING MEMORIES OF US," KEITH URBAN 2. "Fast Cars And Freedom," Rascal Flatts 3. "Lot of Leavin' Left To Do," Dierks Bentley 4. "Songs About Me," Trace Adkins 5. "You'll Be There," George Strait…

  5. Ask Billboard

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Sisters, Madonna and Britney Spears. GETTING SNIPPY Dear Keith, Last year's Scissor Sisters' debut was one of my favorite CDs of 2004. I understand it was the No. 1 album of the year in England. How many units did they sell in…

  6. Billboard Bits: Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Les Paul, RCA, NBA Finals As tipped here in April, guitar legend Les Paul will celebrate his 90th birthday with his first new studio album since 1978's "Guitar Monsters," a collaboration with Chet Atkins. Les Paul & Friends' "American Made, World Played…

  7. TunesOnTV

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 6-12, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 6 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Ciara (also scheduled: guest co-host Ryan Seacrest, Glenn Close, Miss Universe). "The View," ABC Featured…

  8. Informant Backs Off B.I.G. Slaying Claims

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A paid informant who told police that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and a rogue police officer orchestrated the killing of rapper Notorious B.I.G. has admitted that most of the information he passed A paid informant who told police that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and…

  9. Billboard Bits: Babyface, Underwood, Chimaira

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Babyface, Underwood and Chimaira. In addition to previously confirmed dates with Anita Baker, Babyface will play a handful of headlining shows leading up to the release of his album "Grown & Sexy," due June 26 via Arista Records. The tour will open June 23 in San…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  11. Carey Keeps It 'Together' At No. 1

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" nets a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, and is again the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The second single from her Island Def Jam album "The Emancipat Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" nets a…

  12. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "OUT OF EXILE," AUDIOSLAVE 2. "Be," Common 3. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 4. "Mezmerize," System Of A Down 5. "Honkytonk," Toby Keith Issue date: June 11, 2005 News Toby Keith , Mariah Carey …

  13. A Welcome 'Exile': Audioslave Opens At No. 1

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself," Audioslave finds itself on top of The Billboard 200 this week with its sophomore album, "Out of Exile." The Interscope/Epic set so Building on the success of the hit rock airplay single "Be Yourself…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Donnas, Judas Priest and more. LIFE IN DONNALAND Hi Keith, I've been a fan of the Donnas (and your column) for a while. What are the U.S. sales figures for all of their albums? I know there was a snafu in the first printing of the…

  15. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  16. Mariah Nets 16th Hot 100 No. 1

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With the 2-1 ascension of "We Belong Together" in the song's eighth week on Billboard's Hot 100, Mariah Carey notches her 16th No. 1 on the singles chart. In addition, the track, which is also the Hot With the 2-1 ascension of "We Belong Together" in the song&…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music…

  18. Hootie Returns With Debut For Own Label

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on its own Sneaky Long Records. This summer will bring "Looking for Lucky," the first studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish on its own Sneaky Long Records. The set, due Aug.…

  19. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an…

  20. Billboard Bits: Foos, Montgomery Gentry, Lambert

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Foo Fighters, Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert The Foo Fighters will overtake MTV2 for a 24-hour block beginning June 11 at 12 p.m. ET, during which they will play favorite videos, perform tracks from the new RCA album "In Your Honor" and welcome guests to the set. The…

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