1. THE BILLBOARD 200

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "ENCORE," EMINEM 2. "Greatest Hits," Shania Twain 3. "Greatest Hits 2," Toby Keith 4. "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative," Britney Spears 5. "NOW That's What I Call Music!" Various Artists Issue date: Nov. 27, 2004…

  2. Eminem Takes Early 'Encore' To No. 1

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem's "Encore" moved enough copies to easily bow at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although it was legitimately available for just three days during the sales reporting week, Eminem'…

  3. Ask Billboard

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about holiday albums, box sets and the Spooky Kids. IN A HOLIDAY MOOD Hello Keith, With the Christmas season approaching quickly, I got curious and would like to know which Christmas albums have sold the most according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  5. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  6. Usher Wins Four American Music Awards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in Los Angeles, taking four out of five categories in which he was nominated. Other multiple winners included hi R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in…

  7. Rolling Stones Fail To Force Audit

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones failed today (Nov. 12) to force an audit of the books of Decca Music Group, which they say may not have paid them all the royalties from their "40 Licks" greatest hits album. The Rolling Stones failed today (Nov. 12) to force an audit of the books of Decca Music…

  8. 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the 2004 BMI Country Awards Winners: BMI Country Song of the Year "FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS" Shania Twain Loon Echo, Inc. Universal-Songs of PolyGram International, Inc. BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Casey Beathard BMI Country Songwriter…

  9. Ask Billboard

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lisa Loeb, Olivia Newton-John and Agnetha Faltskog. ALL AROUND THE 'LOEB' Keith, I have become interested in Lisa Loeb upon hearing her most recent CD, "The Way It Really Is." However, if it made the album charts, I…

  10. Chesney Top Winner At CMA Awards

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held last night (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Kenny Chesney was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held last night (Nov. 9) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Chesney, who had never…

  11. Twain Top Winner At BMI Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain was a top winner at last night's (Nov. 8) 52nd annual BMI Country Awards, held at the company's Music Row offices. Twain's crossover hit, "Forever and For Always," was named country song Shania Twain was a top winner at last night's (Nov. 8) 52nd…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  13. Billboard Bits: Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, Waters

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Phoenix, Songwriters Hall, John Waters French rock act Phoenix will embark on its maiden North American tour Nov. 29 in Philadelphia. The group will play nine shows through Dec. 13 in San Diego in support of its latest Astralwerks album, "Alphabetical." Core members vocalist…

  14. Sumlin Surrounded By Stars On 'Shoes'

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." Blues veteran Hubert Sumlin is surrounded by such legends as Keith Richards and Eric Clapton on his new album, "About Them Shoes." The 13…

  15. TV

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 8-14, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Elton John. "Bands Reunited," VH1 Featured artist: Scandal. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured artist:…

  16. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  17. 'Blade' Soundtrack Wields Wu-Tang Members

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon appear on several songs on the hip-hop-driven "Blade: Trinity" soundtrack, due Nov. 23 via New Line Records. Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah, ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) and Raekwon…

  18. Ask Billboard

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Massive Attack, British acts and Janet Jackson. MASSIVE? Hi Keith, Hi Keith As you probably know Massive Attack is not only a very important group in the sense of artistic ability but are also quite commercially successful in Europe …

  19. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards' special Award of Merit. The honor will…

  20. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

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