1. Billboard Bits: Embrace, Sum 41, Selena

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Embrace, Sum 41, Selana tribute concert Lava Records has signed U.K. rock act Embrace to a North American deal. The label will on May 3 reissue the band's latest album, " Out of Nothing ," which debuted last year at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. The single "…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart methodology changes, Mario, Elvis Presley and Rascal Flatts. RATIO Hi Fred, You must be flooded [with e-mails] about the change of methodology on The Billboard Hot 100. As reported on Billboard.com, the "new" Hot 100 incorporates sales from digital…

  3. Taymor Tapped To Direct Beatles Musical

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor has come on board to direct the film musical "All You Need Is Love." Two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor has come on board to direct the film musical "All You Need Is Love." As previously reported , the Revolution Studios project…

  4. Mario Adds Another Billboard No. 1

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with "Let Me Love You" and with the same song, becomes the first artist to top Billboard's new Pop 100 Airplay list. Making its deb For a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with …

  5. Marley Feted In Ethiopia, All Not Happy

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Throughout his life, Bob Marley looked to Ethiopia as the spiritual home of his Rastafarian faith. Throughout his life, Bob Marley looked to Ethiopia as the spiritual home of his Rastafarian faith. But as Ethiopia welcomed hundreds of thousands of revelers for a month of festivities starting…

  6. Chesney, Rimes Bring Country Back To The Top

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Chesney earns his third consecutive chart-topping studio album with "Be As You New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top…

  7. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  8. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  9. Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just how far does reggaetón go? The compilation "Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2" contains original material and new versions of familiar songs showcasing different styles and voi Just how far does reggaetón go? The compilation "Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2…

  10. Royksopp Looks To The Future On New Album

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can exclusively reveal. Norwegian electronica duo Royksopp is eyeing a summer release for its as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Astralwerks, Billboard.com can…

  11. Buzzcocks To Share 'Philosophy'

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Iconic U.K. punk quartet Buzzcocks will follow up its self-titled 2003 comeback album with an all-new studio disc this year. Due in late summer or early autumn through…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>"The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best origi 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" takes…

  13. Pearl Jam In No Rush In The Studio

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam has begun work on its eighth studio album in its Seattle homebase. "We're recording but not really putting any pressure for something to actually come out of it," frontman Eddie Vedder told Pearl Jam has begun work on its eighth studio album in its Seattle homebase. …

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2005).

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 24-30, 2005). LICK IT UP: A guest judge appearance during last week's "American Idol" premiere caused contestant Mary Roach to proclaim "Mark McGrath is hot." Even after her audition ultimately left her…

  15. U2 Announces Tour Plans Through August

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San Diego. Sixteen North American dates are on tap so far for the first leg of the tour, which wraps May 26 in B As exclusively revealed here Friday, U2 will kick off its 2005 Vertigo tour March 28 in San…

  16. Ciara Dethrones Elvis On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K. singles chart, there was a surprise on yesterday's (Jan. 23) new survey when RCA's latest Presley re-release, "A Fool Such A After two consecutive weeks in which Elvis Presley reissues topped the U.K.…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lavigne wins for favorite female artist and breakthrough artist, as well as the sty 2003 - With three trophies, Avril Lavigne tops the fan-voted MTV Asia Awards at…

  18. Top Acts Sign On For Selena Tribute

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST A major concert featuring a wide range of Latin stars will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. A major concert featuring a wide range of Latin stars will commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. Univision Television is…

  19. U2 World Tour To Kick Off In San Diego

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Kings Of Leon will open the first leg of the trek, tickets for which will begin going on U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

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