1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Kelly Clarkson, Carole King and Neil Sedaka and Craig Morgan. BREAKING AWAY : As big a hit as "Breakaway" was for Kelly Clarkson, the follow-up has proven to be an even bigger smash. In its 15th chart week, "Since U Been Gone…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert in Moline, Ill., forces the artist to cancel her planned performance the following day at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, I 2004 - A knee injury suffered near the end of Britney Spears' concert…

  3. Dead Can Dance Regroups For Fall Tour

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The group is in the midst of a European tour, which concludes April 7 in London, during which it is performing a host of new material. On the heels of its first live shows since 1996, Dead Can Dance has confirmed a fall North American tour, beginning Sept. 17-18 in Seattle and wrapping Oct.…

  4. South By Southwest Diary: March 16

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard staffers criss-cross Austin, Texas' South by Southwest music festival in search of old favorites and new discoveries. In the first installment of a daily diary, Barry A. Jeckell, Todd Marten Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music festival and media…

  5. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Air Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the…

  6. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  7. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame the previous year, dies at his Nashville home of complications from a stroke. He is 94. 2003 - Bill Carlisle, a Grand Ole Opry cast member who was inducted into the…

  8. Ask Billboard

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and more. BRYAN AND SHERYL Keith, I have a couple A&M/Interscope questions for you. Are there any plans to release Bryan Adams' "Room Service" in the United States? Also, there was…

  9. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (2 of 4)

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Dropping Daylight, The Go! Team, Giant Drag and Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…

  10. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - Steve Winwood receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2004 Jammys, held at New York's Roseland Ballroom. 2004 - The legacy of Seattle…

  11. Notes From The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner, held last night (March 14) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. U2, the Pretenders, Buddy Guy, Billboard.com goes behind the scenes at the 20th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson Browne, the Dells and Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner are welcomed into the ranks of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fam 2004 - Prince, the late George Harrison, Traffic, ZZ Top, Bob Seger, Jackson…

  13. McFly, 50 Cent Top U.K. Charts

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this year's Comic Relief charity appeal. U.K. pop act McFly went straight to No. 1 on the British singles chart yesterday (March 13) with the official single of this…

  14. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of…

  15. Omarion Makes His Own Mark With 'O'

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Omarion is the latest in a long line of artists making the transition from teen dream to adult singer/songwriter. And there is no denying that the B2K phenomenon has given the 20-year-old singer's solo flight, "O," a pivotal boost.…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. In addition to being one of the group's first ever performances without guitarist Graham Coxon, who 2003 - Blur plays a surprise show at the South By Southwest music festival…

  17. I Wish We All Could Win

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Afters make their major-label bow with an engaging pop/rock set marked by memorable songs, solid musicianship and an abundance of personality. The Afters make their major-label bow with an engaging pop/rock set marked by memorable songs, solid musicianship and an abundance of personality.…

  18. Matt's Mood

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together ("Whose Side Are You On?"). But original members Mark Reilly (vocals), Danny White (keyboards) and Basia Trzetrzelewsk It has been 21 years since the founders of Matt Bianco recorded an album together …

  19. Rebirth

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST For Jennifer Lopez, the title of her new album has more to do with her personal life than her music. Sure, "Rebirth" finds her discovering the joys of giving it up for the funk ("Whatever You Wanna Do For Jennifer Lopez, the title of her new album has more to do with her…

  20. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in Australia, forcing the cancellation of the band's planned tour of the continent, as well as several shows in Japan and two 2004 - Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker breaks his right foot while in…

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