1. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beenie Man 'Back' To Work Jamaican dancehall artist Beenie Man returns this week with his latest Virgin album, "Back to Basics." First single "Dude" featuring Ms. Thing has appeared on 10 Billboard charts and re-enters the Rhythmic Top 40 tally this week at No.…

  2. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Cinderella Story 'Story' To Tell The first new Hilary Duff music to follow her hit debut album, "Metamorphosis," can be found on the soundtrack to her Warner Bros. Pictures film, "A Cinderella Story." Due this week from Hollywood Records, the set features four…

  3. Hot Product

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from Dr. John, "N'Awlinz: Dis, Dat or D'udda" (Blue Note), featuring Willie Nelson, B.B. King, and Mavis Staples. Norah Jones collaborator Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos' "While…

  4. McFly, Usher Rule U.K. Charts

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the United Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as…

  5. 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…

  6. 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 …

  7. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  8. Farrakhan Group Denies Ties To Jackson

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sources close to Michael Jackson's camp say members of the Nation of Islam have begun playing a role in Jackson's affairs, although the controversial group denies having any official part in the pop s Sources close to Michael Jackson's camp say members of the Nation of Islam…

  9. Timing, TVT Right For Lil Jon's Success

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz can thank TVT's tenacity for the act's successful year. The Atlanta-based trio of Lil Jon, Big Sam and Lil Bo have taken their gospel of crunk to the masses with their TVT sophomore set, "Kings of…

  10. 01TunesOnTV

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 29-Jan. 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "Dave Koz ? Saxophonic," BET Jazz Featured Artist: Dave Koz. "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: The Bangles (also scheduled: Kevin Bacon, Jerry…

  11. Unlikely Star Groban Is King of Highbrow Pop

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Josh Groban recalls going into a record store to buy a copy of his debut album on the night of its release late in 2001. "They couldn't figure out who I was asking for. 'Josh Gorgan? Who?'" Groban recalls with a smile. It…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Fefe Dobson & Ferry Corsten. BLAME CANADA: Two years ago a Canadian teenager stormed the American charts. Her name was Avril Lavigne and her hook-filled songs about teenage life offered punk feminism as…

  13. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Grammys, Orange Bowl Duran Duran has added additional markets and more dates to its U.K. comeback tour . Now due to kick off at Nottingham Arena on April 11, the outing will mark the first time that the band's original lineup has toured its home country in 18 years.…

  14. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. Part II , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. Me & My Brother , Ying Yang Twins 4. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 5. Crunk And Disorderly , Various Artists Issue date: Dec. 27,…

  15. TOP LATIN ALBUMS

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/latin50.jsp 1. Tributo Al Amor , Los Temerarios 2. La Historia , A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings 3. La Historia Continua... , Marco Antonio Solis 4. Eclipse , Mana 5. Un Dia Normal , Juanes Issue date: Dec. 27, 2003 News Juanes , A.B. Quintanilla III , Marco Antonio Solís ,…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but neither have any of the other four songs…

  17. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  18. The Tangled Web

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: iTunes, MusicNotes.com and Underworld. MILESTONES, MORE 'TEARS': Apple's iTunes Music Store, in its eighth month of operation, has sold more than 25 million song downloads, according to the…

  19. The Offspring Continues Challenging Itself

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. About a half-hour before the Offspring took the stage at a recent holiday show for WXTM (92.3) Cleveland, the wings were typically empty and quiet, aside from guitar and drum techs buzzing by and the occasional passing security guard. But as it…

  20. Raitt, Earle Tribute NRBQ

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be released March 9 on Spirithouse Records. It will be the first release from the Boston-based independent label. Artists on "The Q Peop NRBQ will be the subject of a tribute album, "The Q People," to be…

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