1. Compilation Nation

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." Three familiar hip-hop names return to stores this week via their own compilations, led by "Ludacris Presents...Disturbing Tha Peace." The…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Alanis Morissette, Radiohead, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Asian Dub Foundation, Youssou N'Dour, and Shania Twain are part of the superstar lineup that pe 2003 - Stevie Wonder is on hand in Las Vegas to present the Century Award…

  3. Q&A: Mel Brooks

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST He dreamed of being a big band drummer, but developed of the greatest comedy minds of our time. Much like Max Bialystock persuades Leo Bloom to help him create the greatest Broadway flop of all time in "The Producers," it was longtime producer David Geffen who convinced Mel Brooks…

  4. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg/Jamie Foxx, Sara Evans

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder lined up for Super Bowl pre-game festivities, Snoop Dogg adds Jamie Foxx to single and Sara Evans compilation arrives early. Stevie Wonder has signed on to perform during the Super Bowl XL pre-game festivities in his native Detroit. The National Football League championship will…

  5. Lowering The 'Curtain'

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem will this week release his first retrospective, "Curtain Call." Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended…

  6. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  7. Warren G Pays Tribute To Katrina Victims

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and B. Real of Cypress Hill, which he is dedicating to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "I wanted to address wh Warren G has released a remix of the single "Get U Down" featuring…

  8. Backstage At The 2005 Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard catches up with artists backstage at the Vibe Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles. The event will air tomorrow (Nov. 15) on UPN. Billboard catches up with artists backstage at the Vibe Awards , held Saturday in Los Angeles. The event will air tomorrow (Nov. 15) on UPN. Producer…

  9. Mariah Wins Big At Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Adding another chapter to her 2005 comeback story, Mariah Carey walked away the big winner at Saturday's third annual Vibe Awards. Carey netted artist…

  10. New Lil' Flip CD Due In December

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Originally due Dec. 6, rapper Lil' Flip's sophomore Columbia/Sony Music Urban album, "I Need Mine," has been bumped to Dec. 27. The set features contributions from Nate Dogg, Lyfe Jennings, Mannie Fre Originally due Dec. 6, rapper Lil' Flip's sophomore Columbia…

  11. Cole Covering Fiona, Neil Young On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Expected in the first half of next year…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Madonna, seasonal music and more with readers. 'HUNG,' GRRR! Hi Fred, Madonna's "Hung Up" gets a bit of airplay during the day and is selling well on iTunes, but I noticed larger radio stations aren't playing it, especially in the evening, which is…

  13. Snoop's Label Inks Deal With Koch

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. Snoop Dogg and his Doggystyle Records have entered into a joint partnership with Koch Records. The first release as part of the multi-album deal, "Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch Tha…

  14. Hip-Hop Titans Bolster B.I.G.'s 'Duets'

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to "The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter," including Eminem, Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Mis Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, both dead and alive, have contributed to …

  15. Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part four The war impinged in various ways. Most directly because Willie was in the Army Corps of Engineers overseas -- he was in one of the first units to cross the Rhine, and they eagerly followed the news of his division's movements and looked forward to his letters home. Sam and L.C.…

  16. RICHARD HAWLEY, "Coles Corner"

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hawley, a former member of Pulp, ditched the high energy of his "Common People" past and has opted for more of a quiet troubadour persona of late. Hawley, a former member of Pulp, ditched the high energy of his "Common People" past and has opted for more of a quiet…

  17. Guests Lift Botti 'To Love Again'

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chris Botti's "To Love Again" is an impressive pop-jazz crossover outing that includes guest singers from Sting to Steven Tyler sharing the spotlight. It is an anomaly when a mainstream, largely instrumental jazz album breaks into The Billboard 200, but it is particularly…

  18. 50 Cent Preps Soundtrack, Streams Concert

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent has secured new music from Mase, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. for the soundtrack to his upcoming biographic film, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album is due Nov. 8 via G Unit/Interscope and 50 Cent has secured new music from Mase, Nate Dogg, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. for…

  19. OnTV

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 17-23, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 17 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Rod Stewart (also scheduled: Billie Jean King). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Simply Red (also scheduled: Dakota Fanning). "Total…

  20. This Day in Music

    October 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1990 - </b>Jazz drummer Art Blakey dies in New York City. Age 71.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2002 - Dolly Parton undertakes her first tour of the U.K. and Ireland in 19 years. 2001 - Jazz vocalist Etta Jones dies of cancer in New York,…

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