1. Now Is the Time

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Throughout 12 years and six albums, Anointed has evolved from a foursome to the two Crawford siblings, the group's creative core all along. Throughout 12 years and six albums, Anointed has evolved from a foursome to the two Crawford siblings, the group's creative core all along.…

  2. Fountains Of Wayne Rounds Up Rarities

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of rarities for the album "Out-of-State Plates," due June 28 via Virgin. The set also boasts two new songs: "The Girl I Can't Forget" and the single "M Fountains Of Wayne has gathered two disc's worth of…

  3. Investigator Tapes Shown At Jackson Trial

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed jurors videotapes found in a private investigator's office to demonstrate that the pop star's associates had closely monito Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson molestation trial today (April 15) showed…

  4. Diamond Polishing Summer Tour Plans

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the most consistently bankable performers of the past 30 years, Diamond will begin a North American tour July The U.S. touring industry will get a 24-carat boost from Neil Diamond this summer. One of the…

  5. BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic Marketing/BMG Strategic Marketing compilations, pulls together 20 tracks by Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Simple Plan and Mario, among oth "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "Dragonfly," via Private Music. The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on 2003 - Reggae artist Ziggy Marley releases his first solo album, "…

  7. 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Below is the complete list of 36th annual Gospel Music Association Music Awards winners, handed out April 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.…

  8. POP 100

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/images/pdf/pop_100.pdf 1. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson 2. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 3. "Obsession (No Es Amor)," Frankie J Featuring Baby Bash 4. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," Green Day 5. "Lonely," Akon Issue date:…

  9. 50 Cent Has 'Candy' Everybody Wants

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its reign as Billboard's Hot 100 chart-topper for the eighth consecutive week. The song also remains in the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 Airplay and Rhyt 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she joins the cast of "Chicago," starting with an April 14 performance. Stone is replacing B.J. Crosby in the role of Jail warden 2003 - R&B singer Angie Stone makes her Broadway debut when she…

  11. ODB 'Unique' As Ever On Posthumous Album

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be released June 21. The album rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard was working on when he died last fall has been christened "A Son Unique" and will be…

  12. Backstreet's 'Never Gone' Due In June

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "Incomplete," Jive Records has set June 14 as the release date for the vocal group's fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As U.S. pop radio stations begin to embrace the Backstreet Boys single "…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe…

  14. Billboard Latin Music Awards Add Stars

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Salsa superstar Marc Anthony, Latin pop diva Paulina Rubio, balladeer Christian Castro and hip-hop act Akwid have joined the performance lineup for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Salsa superstar Marc Anthony, Latin pop diva Paulina Rubio, balladeer Christian Castro and hip-hop act…

  15. Stepfather Of Jackson Accuser Takes Stand

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (April 12) that after the broadcast of a damaging TV documentary about Jackson, an associate of the pop star offered the family a college ed The stepfather of Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (April 12) that after…

  16. Royksopp In The 'Moment' On New Album

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 11-track set will be led by the single "Only This Moment," which will be commercially released June 13 internationally. As tipped here last month, Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp will on July 12 release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "The Understanding. The 11…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome.…

  18. Jackson Case Witness Waffles In Testimony

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A witness in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial surprised the prosecution today (April 11) by saying he did not remember seeing the pop star lick a boy's head during a long flight, but he later A witness in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial surprised the…

  19. Pop Artists Symphonize With 'Orchestrated' Events

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. LeAnn Rimes, Seal and Jewel are the first artists confirmed to take part in the Argent Mortgage Orchestrated concert series. These one-night-only events will pair…

  20. Rob Thomas Reveals His Solo Side

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rob Thomas jokes that his label, Melisma/Atlantic, is seeing a different side of him as it prepares for the launch of his solo debut, "...Something to Be." In the multiplatinum group Matchbox Twenty, drummer Paul Doucette was the "…

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