1. Stars Sip From Lil Jon's 'Crunk Juice'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names in hip-hop on "Crunk Juice," due Nov. 16 via TVT. R. Kelly and Ludacris team up on the tentatively titled "In tha Club," while Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz get a lift from some of the biggest names…

  2. B&E: Rilo Kiley

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering. A weekly column profiling acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rilo Kiley. Profiles of breaking acts entering Billboard charts. With a stirring meld of country-pop, rock and political swagger, Los Angeles indie darling Rilo Kiley…

  3. Tilly & The Wall, The Music Snobs, Indie911

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tangled Web, a weekly column featuring interesting music-related online destinations. This week: Independent label Team Love's flagship act Tilly & the Wall, SonyConnect's The Music Snobs and FREE LOVE: Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst's new Team Love label, which he…

  4. Godfather Buried Alive

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous affiliations with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and his current imprisonment, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based MC has been through a lot in the p Shyne is one of hip-hop's most controversial stars. Given his previous…

  5. 'NOW 16' Is No. 1 Again

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series once again leads The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline to sales of 207,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!"…

  6. It's Already Written

    August 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With Usher dominating the R&B and top 40 charts, it was only a matter of time before other labels unleashed their like-minded, mono-monikered male R&B singers. With Usher dominating the R&B and top 40 charts, it was only a matter of time before other labels unleashed their like…

  7. Hot Product

    August 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The debut album from rap trio 213 (Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg), "The Hard Way" (TVT). Pianist Bruce Hornsby's "Halcyon Days" (Columbia), featuring guest spots by Sting, Elton John and Eric…

  8. Babyface Drafts Stars For Pro-Vote Single

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has spearheaded an all-star cover of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody" in hopes it will inspire youths to vote in the upcoming presiden Producer/artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has…

  9. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  10. Juvenile Offender: 'Slow' Hits No. 1

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim jumps into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. In its 15th week on the chart, the rapper's single trades positions with last week's chart-to Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appearance by veteran country music artist Porter…

  12. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  13. 'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of…

  14. Usher Notches Another No. 1 Single

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the second time in two months as "Confessions Part II" shoots 2-1 this week. The third single from his LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" supplan Usher replaces himself on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the…

  15. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  16. 29TunesOnTV

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 12-18, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 12 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Monica (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos). "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo …

  17. Ask Billboard

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Stevie Nicks, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. LOOKING 'UP' FACTS & FIGURES Keith, I have a question about the album of the year. They say it's 50 Cent who sold 6 million this year, but I see Shania…

  18. Exodus

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with "The Promise," quickly becoming Christian music's best-selling new act as well as the 2001 Dove Award winner for new artist o Riding the crest of the boy-band phenomenon, Plus One debuted in 2000 with …

  19. Hot Product

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Westside Connection 'Threat' Matrix Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, this week releases "Terrorist Threats," its first album in seven years. The Priority album is the follow-up to 1996's "Bow Down," which…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

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