1. Real Talk

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fabolous, who first made a name for himself in 2002 with singles "Can't Deny It" and "Young'n (Holla Back)," shows a newfound maturity on this, his third set. Fabolous, who first made a name for himself in 2002 with singles "Can't Deny It" and …

  2. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  3. Killers, Oakenfold To Rock New Year's Eve

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crystal Method, Mark Farina and Jason Bentley will rock New Year's Eve revelers as part of the fifth annual GIANT Village event in Los Angeles. The Killers, Paul Oakenfold, John Digweed, the Crystal Method, Mark Farina and Jason Bentley will…

  4. Exclusive: U2 Tour To Kick Off March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its new Interscope album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," the band's manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard. After 35 North Look for U2 to start its world tour on March 1 in Florida in support of its…

  5. 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…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses parents and children on the charts, No. 1 singles and song remakes with readers. FATHER AND SON Fred: With the debut of "Bridging the Gap" by Nas featuring Olu Dara on the Hot 100, the chart is once again experiencing a parent and child together on a single.…

  7. The Alarm's Ruse Inspires Film

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek." A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek.…

  8. 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…

  9. Coldplay Reschedules Live Return

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW. Coldplay will make its return to the live stage March 12 as part of a benefit for California radio station KCRW. As previously reported , the event was originally scheduled for Nov…

  10. Judge OKs Release Of Spector Transcripts

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the Phil Spector murder case should be made public, brushing aside vehement arguments by the defense that the d A Los Angeles judge ruled yesterday (Nov. 10) that transcripts of grand jury hearings in the…

  11. ASK BILLBOARD

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Your Questions About Lisa Loeb, Olivia Newton-John and Agnetha Faltskog. /bb/ask/index.jsp News Agnetha Faltskog , Olivia Newton-John , Lisa Loeb …

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Billboard Bits: Falls Festival, Pixies, DMB

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Falls Festival, Pixies, Dave Matthews Band The Black Keys, De La Soul, Billy Bragg and the Thrills are among the acts confirmed for the Falls Festival, to be held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 in Victoria, Australia, and Marion Bay, Tasmania, respectively. The bill also features the Living End, John…

  15. Prince Paul Plotting Solo, Rarities CDs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. With his second album as half of Handsome Boy Modeling School having just been released yesterday (Nov. 9), producer Prince Paul is at work on a host of additional projects. In addition to his next (and potentially last) solo…

  16. '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…

  17. Anastasio Gets Moving In The Studio

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following the dissolution of Phish, former guitarist Trey Anastasio has begun rolling tape on his next solo album. Following the dissolution of Phish, former guitarist Trey Anastasio has begun rolling tape on his next solo album. Late last month at his Barn studio in Vermont, the artist was…

  18. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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