1. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  2. Billboard Bits: Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ashlee Simpson, Alicia Keys, Van Zant Ahead of the Oct. 18 release of her sophomore Geffen album, "I Am Me," Ashlee Simpson has begun confirming North American tour dates. The trek will begin Sept. 21 in Portland and run through Oct. 9 in New Orleans. This week, Simpson will…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artis 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver…

  4. Top Acts Sign On For VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, to be broadcast on the music channel Sept. 26 from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Some of the biggest names of hip-hop past and present will be on hand for the second VH1 Hip-Hop…

  5. 'NOW 19' Still No. 1 On Album Chart

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 19th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" hits compilation series remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second consecutive week. Despite a 46% fall to sales of 236,000 copies in the U The 19th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!"…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. ED NOTE: Although usually updated on Fridays, due to unforseen circumstances, a new "Chart Beat Chat" will be appear in this space on Monday (Aug. 8). OH! CAROLE Hi Fred, I enjoyed reading your interesting comments about Carole King recently…

  7. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank Black Land Of Frank And 'Honey' Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black this week releases his first album in nine years under his own name, "Honeycomb." The 14-track Back Porch set was recorded in Nashville with such veteran sessions musicians as keyboardist Spooner…

  8. Billboard Bits: Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista Rapper Eve will release her as-yet-untitled Aftermath debut in February, according to the label's official Web site . The set will feature production from Dr. Dre, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz. Eve will also star in a new Boost Mobile commercial that…

  9. New Songs Bolster Young Jeezy Debut

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam debut, "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101," in a strategy to combat bootlegging ahead of its July 26 release. One track will fe Up-and-coming rapper Young Jeezy has added four new songs to his Def Jam…

  10. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American…

  11. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "X&Y," Coldplay 2. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 3. "In Your Honor," The Foo Fighters 4. "Monkey Business," The Black Eyed Peas 5. "BOYZ N DA HOOD," BOYZ N DA HOOD Issue date: July 9, 2005 News Mariah…

  12. Coldplay Logs A Third Week A No. 1

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capitol album dropped 44% to 181,000 cop Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay'…

  13. Jarrett Dazzles Carnegie Hall, Will Return In Fall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly two years last night (June 22) as part of the JVC Jazz Festival, backed by trusty bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Ja Pianist Keith Jarrett played New York's Carnegie Hall for the first time in nearly…

  14. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Crowd 'Hustle And Flow'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for the "Hustle and Flow" soundtrack. The album is due July 12 via Atlantic, a day before the U.S. theatrical debut of the f Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ric Ocasek, Orgy, Iron Maiden Former Cars leader Ric Ocasek will release his first solo album in eight years this fall. Due Sept. 27 on his own Inverse label via Sanctuary, "Nexterday" will include such tracks as "I'm Thinking," "In a Little Bit" and…

  16. Go-Go's' Valentine Goes Solo On 'Light Years'

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine switches to guitar and takes center stage on vocals for "Light Years," her solo debut. Go-Go's bassist Kathy Valentine switches to guitar and takes center stage on vocals for "Light Years," her solo debut. The album will be…

  17. Williams Compiles Top Acts For Compilation

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Her compilation, "Wendy Williams Brings the Heat: Volume 1," will hit stores June 28 via Virgin. Radio personality Wendy Williams, who handles afternoon drive at R&B/hip-hop radio station WBLS New York, is also a TV host (VH1's "Wendy Williams Is on Fire") and…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers in the '60s and '70s, dies in London of cancer. He is 64. Most produced such hits as the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" and "We Gotta Get O 2003 - Mickie Most, one of the top U.K. producers…

  19. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show, on the eve of Easter Sunday, the newly married couple performs "How Great Thou Art." 2000 - Amy Grant joins Vince Gill on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. During the second show,…

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