1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT DOLLS? Fred, I noticed the 17-spot move that the Pussycat Dolls' "Don't Cha" took to No. 19 [on Billboard's Hot 100' this week and in my curiosity to see what prompted this move, reviewed its…

  2. B&E: Natalie

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Natalie. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering the Billboard charts. Twenty five-year-old Natalie got her first big break as an dancer for the National…

  3. BREAKING & ENTERING

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natalie /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  4. This Day in Music

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin. 2004 - U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief…

  5. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an…

  6. Yorn Drafts Grohl, Chicks For Third Album

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl (on drums) and pianist Leon Russell. Pete Yorn's third Columbia studio album will feature guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters leader Dave…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - David Bowie cancels a…

  8. Gretchen 'All Jacked Up' On New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Knowing she had substantial touring commitments looming, breakout country star Gretchen Wilson spent the better part of January and February recording material for her sophomore album. The result is t Knowing she had substantial touring commitments looming, breakout country star Gretchen…

  9. Dixie Chicks Recording With Rick Rubin

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks are in Los Angeles recording a new album with producer Rick Rubin. The Dixie Chicks are in Los Angeles recording a new album with producer Rick Rubin. No release date has been pegged for the Open Wide/Columbia set, which will be the follow-up to 2002's "Home."…

  10. Nellie McKay Prepping Sophomore Album

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for Columbia. The artist tells Billboard.com she is eyeing a September release for the set, which will feature Singer/songwriter Nellie McKay is making progress on her as-yet-untitled sophomore album for…

  11. Matchbox's Thomas Tops Billboard 200

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 history this week as the first male artist from a pop or rock group to bow at No. 1 with his debut solo effort since the chart's realization in 1955. The matchbox twenty Rob Thomas makes Billboard 200 history this week as the first male artist from a pop or…

  12. Diary of a Mad Black Woman

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging by the mesmerizing performances here, the movie's soundtrack deserves to do equally as well. Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" scored No. 1 box-office kudos. Judging…

  13. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

  14. 'Star Wars' Theme Set For Single Release

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The next "Star Wars" theme tune, "Battle of the Heroes" will be issued as a single May 23 in the United Kingdom to coincide with the big screen release of the final episode of the epic science-fiction The next "Star Wars" theme tune, "Battle of the Heroes…

  15. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Frankie J, Gavin DeGraw, Simple Plan and Jesse McCartney are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station Z100's Zootopia 2005 concert. The event…

  16. Frankie J, Baby Bash Make Touring Team

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latino hitmakers Frankie J, Baby Bash and Natalie will team up for a spring tour that will kick off April 29 in Corpus Christie, Texas. The run will find each of the artists performing solo and in com Latino hitmakers Frankie J, Baby Bash and Natalie will team up for a spring tour that will…

  17. Willie's Got Dylan For July 4 Picnic

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer, with Bob Dylan and Los Lonely Boys on the bill. This will be the 32nd Independence day bash for Nels Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic will return to the Stockyards in Fort Worth,…

  18. Christie, Imbruglia Top U.K. Charts

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to four weeks. Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way) To Amarillo" (UMTV) yesterday (April 10) extended its reign over the U.K. singles chart to…

  19. Tony Christie Overtakes U.K. Charts

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British charts yesterday (March 27), holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit "(Is This the Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British…

  20. 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…

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