1. This Day in Music

    May 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1999 - Controversial Web site MP3.com files with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its initial public offering. 1998 - Frank Sinatra, the…

  2. 50 Cent Avoid Jail Time With Plea Deal

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent will likely avoid jail time for allegedly trampling two women and punching a third during a concert last year, under a deal reached today (May 13) with prosecutors in Springfield, Mass. 50 Cent will likely avoid jail time for allegedly trampling two women and punching a third during a…

  3. Manics Look To The Past, Plan For Future

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Manic Street Preachers are seven studio albums into an illustrious career, but the Welsh rock act currently seems to be embracing the past as it heads into the future. The Manic Street Preachers are seven studio albums into an illustrious career, but the Welsh rock act currently seems to…

  4. CHART BEAT

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Crossfade, "Star Wars," Elvis Presley, "Spamalot" and more. THIS ONE'S BY THE GIRLS: Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" (Hollywood) is No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for…

  5. Andre 3000 Pacts With Nickelodeon

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. Outkast rapper Andre 3000 says kids' movies need to be edgier -- and he plans to make it happen through a new deal with Nickelodeon and MTV. …

  6. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael Jackson's Most Shocking," VH1…

  7. G-Unit In The Game With Mobile Pact

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile media company Zingy to create an unusual series of games based on G-Unit artists including 50 Cent, Lloyd B G-Unit, the urban brand founded by rapper 50 Cent, has expanded its relationship with mobile…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300…

  9. Foxy Brown Rejects Plea In Assault Case

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Accused of beating up two nail salon workers, rapper Foxy Brown has rejected a plea deal that would have kept her out of jail and would have involved no probation or conditions. Accused of beating up two nail salon workers, rapper Foxy Brown has rejected a plea deal that would have kept her…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jim Brickman, Ndegeocello, OK Go

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Jim Brickman, Meshell Ndegeocello, OK Go Although he just released the new album "Grace" via Windham Hill, pianist Jim Brickman has already settled on his next project. The artist tells Billboard he is working on an album of Disney songs, tentatively titled "Imagination…

  11. Starbucks Puts Lid On Springsteen CD

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5) that it chose to keep Bruce Springsteen's new chart-topping album, "Devils & Dust," off the menu at its coffee shops, pa Starbucks Corp., a growing force in the music scene, said yesterday (May 5)…

  12. Bobby Brown In Court Over Children's Trust

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A family court judge in Canton, Mass., yesterday (May 4) gave R&B singer Bobby Brown two days to prove he has the income to fund educational trusts for two of his children. A family court judge in Canton, Mass., yesterday (May 4) gave R&B singer Bobby Brown two days to prove he has…

  13. Simon Singing Standards On Columbia Debut

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon has inked a new deal with Columbia after spending the past 18 years recording for Arista. Carly Simon has inked a new deal with Columbia after spending the past 18 years recording for Arista. An album of standards, "Moonlight Serenade" will crown the deal on July 19,…

  14. ABC News: Ex-'Idol' Claims Abdul Affair

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An ABC News special on Fox's hit series "American Idol" will report a former contestant's claim that he had a sexual relationship with judge Paula Abdul while on the talent show, according to the netw An ABC News special on Fox's hit series "American Idol"…

  15. Vocalists Sue Lil' Kim For Breach Of Contract

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two vocalists who performed on rapper Lil' Kim's "La Bella Mafia" album are suing the Grammy-winning recording artist for breach of contract and demanding to be paid more than $100,000 each. Two vocalists who performed on rapper Lil' Kim's "La Bella Mafia…

  16. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Curt Kirkwood, Cafe Tacuba

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on P. Diddy, Curt Kirkwood, Cafe Tacuba MTV has signed a first-look production agreement with Bad Boy Entertainment and its founder, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who stars in and executive produces the MTV series "Making the Band 3." Under the new pact, Combs will be called…

  17. 'American Idol' Contest, Gossip Heat Up

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony cockiness. Allegations of judicial activism -- in the bedroom. A phone voting gaffe. Or was it an "American Idol" conspirac Two would-be idols with arrest records, one of whom also is guilty of felony…

  18. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. HOLLA FOR GWEN Hi Fred, I was thrilled to see that Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" made it to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. It's been such a long time since a non-R&B/rap song hit the summit. Then I noticed…

  20. Joint Deal Serves Audioslave

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mergers can make for strange bedfellows in the music business. The relationship created by the formation of Audioslave -- the "supergroup" that rose from the ashes of seminal '90s rock acts Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine…

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