1. Fourth 'Idol' Premiere Draws Huge Ratings

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a whopping 33 million U.S. viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen. Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  3. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

  4. Hot Product

    November 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Toby Keith All The Hits, One More Time This week sees the release of several greatest hits packages from high-profile artists, led by Britney Spears' "Greatest Hits: My Prerogative" (Jive). The set includes her rendition of Bobby Brown's title…

  5. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

  6. Recording Academy Board Seeks Consumers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In its effort to develop solutions to digital music issues, the Recording Academy is seeking the help of 18-24 year-olds. In its effort to develop solutions to digital music issues, the Recording Academy is seeking the help of 18-24 year-olds. The industry body's What's the Download…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  8. 'Extra' Sweet: McGrath To Co-Host TV Show

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." Mark McGrath is joining the ranks of syndicated TV entertainment newsmagazine "Extra." The Sugar Ray singer will co-host the daily show with Dayna Devon when its 11th season starts Sept.…

  9. Three New Cuts Join Twain's 'Greatest'

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." A trio of new songs will appear among the first collection of Shania Twain's "Greatest Hits." Due Nov. 9 from Mercury, the 21-track set will be led by the single "…

  10. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Step Up' Benefits, The Polyphonic Spree, The Strokes

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Step Up,' Polyphonic Spree, Strokes Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those who will perform at a pair of Vanity Fair In Concert events benefiting the Step Up Women's Network. As previously reported , Crow, Mya and Blondie's Debbie…

  12. This Day in Music

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _ roughly the equivalent to a Grammy in the U.S. Urban receives the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of sale 2001 - Keith Urban goes home to Australia to accept a special Aria Award _…

  13. 34TunesOnTV

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 19-25, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 19 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: 'N Sync' Joey Fatone, Anastacia (also scheduled: Hugh Grant, Kirsten Dunst, Peter…

  14. R. Kelly, Destiny, McGraw Lead Billboard Awards

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Tim McGraw and Destiny's Child secured five each. R. Kelly' R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music…

  15. Bernie Mac To Host 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Comedian/actor Bernie Mac will host the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena Dec. 4 on Fox television, beginning at 8 p.m. The show's celebrity quotient continues t Comedian/actor Bernie Mac will host the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, airing live…

  16. U2, DMB Lead My VH1 Award Nominations

    November 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with six mentions each, according to the Hollywood Reporter. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani came in second with five nomi U2 and Dave Matthews Band lead the nominees for the My VH1 Music Awards '01, with…

  17. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Ahmet Ertegun, Sugar Ray, "Lady Marmalade" FOUNDERS AND COMPOSERS: Earlier this year, Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun collected a No. 1 songwriting credit on The Billboard Hot 100, thanks to the success of "Angel" by Shaggy featuring Rayvon. How Ertegun…

  18. Sugar Ray

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This is the album that Sugar Ray has been inching toward recording since its 1997 break-out hit, Floored. This is the album that Sugar Ray has been inching toward recording since its 1997 break-out hit, Floored. Sugar Ray shows the quintet honing a hybrid of hip-hop, funk, arena rock, and pop…

  19. Life Is Getting Sweeter For Sugar Ray

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer Mark McGrath is "completely proud," of Sugar Ray's eponymous new set (released June 12 by Lava/Atlantic). "I've always dug what we've done, but this is the first record we've done that I'm able Mark McGrath is getting pumped up. The disarmingly…

  20. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

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