1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the ins and outs of Billboard's charts as they relate to Gavin Degraw, Fantasia, Tim McGraw and Rick James. 'DON'T' DOES: It was a long journey, but after 22 weeks, and after being stuck at No. 11 for the last three, Gavin Degraw has his first top…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  3. Shinoda, Goldfrapp Rework Depeche Mode

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be found on the forthcoming Depeche Mode collection "Remixes 81-04," due Oct. 26 via Reprise. New remixes by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, Colder, Ulrich Schnauss and Goldfrapp will be…

  4. B&E: Magic, Rupee

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. MAGIC MAN: New Orleans rapper Magic scores his first singles chart position as a lead artist this week with…

  5. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as pianist Bill Evans, saxophonist Ben Webster and…

  6. 34TunesOnTV

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 16-22, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 16 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Bruce Hornsby (also scheduled: Erica Kennedy, Tonya Lewis Lee, Crystal McCrary Anthony). "Total Request Live," MTV…

  7. Willie's 'Outlaws' Special Heads To CD

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Musical highlights of the third Willie Nelson & Friends television special will be released on CD Sept. 21 via Lost Highway. Taped May 5 at the Wiltern LG in…

  8. Busted, Chili Peppers Still U.K.'s No. 1s

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Good fortunes continued for Busted and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the U.K. charts, revealed yesterday (Aug. 8). Busted's "Thunderbirds" /"3AM" (Universal) remained on top of the singles survey for a Good fortunes continued for Busted and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on…

  9. E Street To Back Fogerty On Tour

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce Springsteen says he and the E Street Band will serve as John Fogerty's backing band on the upcoming ... In what promises to be fulfill a classic rock fan's dream, Bruce Springsteen says he and the E Street Band…

  10. Juvenile 'Slow' To Leave Singles Chart Summit

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash Money Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the…

  11. Johnson Leads Canadian Country Awards Nominees

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Right behind her, Doc Walker…

  12. 'Now 16' Dislodges Simpson From No. 1

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week with sales of 504,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week…

  13. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks, John Mellencamp, Bright Eyes and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up fo Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce…

  14. Smooth Sailing With Jimmy Buffett

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It only took 30 years from when he first debuted on the Billboard albums chart, but Jimmy Buffett can finally say he has reached No. 1. "License to Chill," a set that includes duets with top country artists Alan Jackson, Toby Keith,…

  15. Rare Darin Audio, Video Comes To Light

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD/DVD package "Aces Back To Back." Assembled with the help of the late artist's estate, the set is due Sept. 14 from Hyena Re A host of rare Bobby Darin recordings and performance footage make up the CD…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ricky Fanté & Carbon Leaf. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SO FINE YOU BLOW MY MIND: With the raw, gritty sound of Muscle Shoals soul, it's hard…

  17. License to Chill

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tropical troubadour Jimmy Buffett interprets some of his favorite songs and offers up a few new originals. Tropical troubadour Jimmy Buffett interprets some of his favorite songs and offers up a few new originals. At the same time, he taps into the recent trend of contemporary country singers…

  18. New Jackson Album Promises 'Good Things'

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Alan Jackson keeps things simple on his upcoming studio album, which he aptly titled "What I Do." Due Sept. 7 via Arista Nashville, the set is led by the single "Too Much…

  19. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw 2. "I Go Back," Kenny Chesney 3. "Somebody," Reba McEntire 4. "WHISKEY LULLABY," BRAD PAISLEY feat. ALISON KRAUSS 5. "I Got A Feelin'," Billy Currington Issue date:…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart feats involving Reba McEntire, Josh Gracin, Nelly, Usher and Christina Milian. TO LOVE 'SOMEBODY': Reba McEntire holds at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "Somebody" (MCA). This latest hit is tied with the 2001…

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