1. Ice Cube Film Leads Weekend Box Office

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony's "Are We There Yet?" managed to arrive at its destination in the top spot at the box office this weekend, despite severe winter weather in the upper Midwest and Northeast regions of the country Sony's "Are We There Yet?" managed to arrive at its destination…

  2. U2 Announces Tour Plans Through August

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San Diego. Sixteen North American dates are on tap so far for the first leg of the tour, which wraps May 26 in B As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  5. Hotel Rwanda: Music From the Film

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mixing original and traditional songs drawn from R&B, pop and world music, this album aurally paints the action in the lauded film "Hotel Rwanda," a true story based on hotel manager Paul Rusesaba Mixing original and traditional songs drawn from R&B, pop and world music,…

  6. Sweetheart: Love Songs

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by having another group of selected artists record their favorite love songs. Starbucks Hear Music has brewed a second edition of its "Sweetheart" album (in as many years) by…

  7. Confidentially

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran country stylist David Frizzell re-emerges on the Nashville America imprint with a sturdy collection of classic country graced by his expressive tenor and likable 1970s-era retro production. Veteran country stylist David Frizzell re-emerges on the Nashville America imprint with a…

  8. No Boundaries

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where, as the title "No Boundaries" suggests, the legendary all-male vocal ensemble led by Joseph Shabalala steps outside its usual r South Africa's quintessential singing group returns with a project where…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its…

  10. Queen, Rodgers Nail Down Reunion Tour

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodgers and Queen are also seeking fan input to generate the set list for the tour, which will be guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor's first since original lead vocalist Freddie Mercury died Queen and Paul Rodgers will begin their spring European tour March 28 in London,…

  11. moe. Show To Fund DMB Relief Initiative

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave Matthews Band's charitable foundation. Noted jam band moe. will headline a Feb. 10 New York concert to raise funds for a Sri Lankan village to be adopted by Dave…

  12. Online Leak Won't Delay Beck's 'Guero'

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed version of the set hitting the Internet last weekend. Beck's new studio album, "Guero," will be released as planned on March 29 via Geffen, despite an unmixed…

  13. U2 World Tour To Kick Off In San Diego

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Kings Of Leon will open the first leg of the trek, tickets for which will begin going on U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can…

  14. Top Acts Teaming For Super Bowl Performances

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The performance slate for the Super Bowl pre-game festivities will bridge the generation gap, with Gretchen Wilson tapped to perform with the Charlie Daniels Band and Black Eyed Peas collaborating wit The performance slate for the Super Bowl pre-game festivities will bridge the generation gap…

  15. Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this…

  16. U2, McGraw Among First Grammy Performers

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim McGraw, R&B chanteuse Alicia Keys and rock trio Green Day are the first acts confirmed to perform during the 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim McGraw, R&B chanteuse Alicia Keys and rock trio…

  17. All-Star Clapton Cover To Raise Relief Funds

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST A multi-artist cover of Eric Clapton's 1992 hit single "Tears in Heaven" will raise money for the victims of the tsunami disaster in Southern Asia and Eastern Africa. A multi-artist cover of Eric Clapton's 1992 hit single "Tears in Heaven" will raise money for…

  18. Sasha Pushes Boundaries On 'Involver'

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his career. If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'Charlotte's Web,' Duran Duran, Burton

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Charlotte's Web,' Duran Duran, Burton OutKast's Andre 3000 and Reba McEntire will join Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, John Cleese and Steve Buscemi in lending their vocal talents to the upcoming film adaptation of the classic children's book "Charlotte&…

  20. Marley, Stones Recordings Join Grammy Hall

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry," the Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" album and Ray Charles' rendition of "America the Beautiful" are among the latest additions to the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry,…

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