1. 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"). …

  2. MTV Base To Launch In Africa

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. According to MTV Europe, the 24-hour, English-language music TV channel "will…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Lonestar and the Levert family. WONDERFUL 'WONDERFUL': The only new entry in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week is "Wonderful" (The Inc./Def Jam), a Ja Rule song that features R.…

  4. Billboard Bits: 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Hott Feet,' Haynes, Roc-A-Fella What do you do with a catalog of hot music? If you're Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, you team with Tony Award-nominated actor/choreographer Maurice Hines (brother of the late Gregory Hines) for a Broadway musical. Taking a…

  5. Fantasia Debut Bolstered By R&B Vets

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins, but then again, being an "American Idol" has its privileges. Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine…

  6. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to…

  7. 'NOW 17' Trumps Kelly, Jay-Z At No. 1

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The NOW That's What I Call Music! franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard 200 this week for the second time in 2004. Starting with 407,000 U.S. copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the 17th i The NOW That's What I Call Music! franchise reaches the summit of The Billboard…

  8. Beastie Boys Emerge Victorious In Sampling Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributor Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out yesterday (Nov. 9) as a federal court in San…

  9. 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:…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "Unfinished Business," Jay-Z & R. Kelly 2. "THUG MATRIMONY: MARRIED TO THE STREETS," TRICK DADDY 3. "Still Not Getting Any...," Simple Plan 4. "Stardust...The Great American Songbook, Vol. 3," Rod Stewart 5. "Suit,"…

  11. Jay-Z To Continue Tour Without R. Kelly

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed course and opted to continue playing shows under the banner Jay-Z and Friends. The next performance will take pla Days after his Best of Both Worlds tour with R. Kelly was canceled, Jay-Z has reversed…

  12. Big 'Business': Feuding Kelly, Jay-Z Top Album Chart

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the weekend, R. Kelly and Jay-Z are chummy on top of The Billboard 200. Their ironically titled second album together, " Despite a nasty public feud that brought an abrupt end to their joint tour over the…

  13. Levert 'Speaks' On New Album

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. Due Nov. 30 via Atlantic, the 16-track "Do I Speak for the World?" includes the single …

  14. Rock The Vote, MTV Irk GOP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV and Rock the Vote have come under fire from Republicans accusing them of pushing a pro-Democratic agenda and challenging MTV and Rock the Vote's assertions that their get-out-the-vote campaigns ar MTV and the nonprofit group Rock the Vote , partners in a massive public awareness…

  15. R. Kelly Files $75 Million Lawsuit Against Jay-Z

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly has filed a $75 million breach-of-contract suit against Jay-Z, accusing him and his associates of threats and violence that turned their joint tour into a "nightmare." The suit follows a tumu R&B singer R. Kelly yesterday (Nov. 1) filed a $75 million breach-of-contract…

  16. 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,…

  17. Ja Rule, Robbie Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time yesterday (Oct. 30) with "Wonderful" (Def Jam) featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti, while Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) start Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  18. R. Kelly Off Jay-Z Tour, Pursues Legal Action

    October 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were filing a criminal complaint against a member of rapper Jay-Z's entourage and considering other legal action after the platinum-selling stars' joint tour came to an abr Lawyers for singer R. Kelly were filing a criminal complaint against a member of…

  19. The New Danger

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Five years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, "Black on Both Sides," the real "danger" for Mos Def is whether fickle hip-hop fans remember his musical inclinations. Five years after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, "Black on…

  20. UNC-Charlotte To Offer 'Idol' Course

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT North Carolina native Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." North Carolina native Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." Last season, fellow North Carolinian Fantasia Barrino won…

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