1. 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…

  2. 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'…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

  11. Hiatt Teams With Allstars For New Album

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is backed by North Mississippi Allstars sibling duo Cody and Luther Dickinson on his upcoming album, "Master of Disaster." Singer/songwriter John Hiatt is backed by North Mississippi Allstars sibling duo Cody and Luther Dickinson on his upcoming album, …

  12. The Dirty South: Live From the 40 Watt

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Culled from two fiery shows last August at the 40 Watt in Athens, Ga., the Drive-By Truckers' first live DVD captures the start of its Dirty South tour and features most of the songs from that 2004 re Culled from two fiery shows last August at the 40 Watt in Athens, Ga., the Drive-By…

  13. Black Takes 'Honeycomb' To Back Porch

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. Pixies vocalist/guitarist Frank Black has inked with EMI imprint Back Porch Records for the release of his first solo album in nine years. As previously…

  14. Who's Your New Professor

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sam Prekop struck out from the Sea & Cake with his excellent self-titled 1999 solo debut, a seductive listen studded with Brazilian-influenced melodies. Sam Prekop struck out from the Sea & Cake with his excellent self-titled 1999 solo debut, a seductive listen studded with Brazilian…

  15. Songs About Me

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing presence, showcases more of the style and confidence that has made him one of country's more enduring stars. On his seventh Capitol release, Trace Adkins, he of the rumbling baritone and imposing…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  17. 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…

  18. Billboard Bits: J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on J-Kwon, Dandy Warhols, Hootie and the Blowfish Rapper J-Kwon is suiting up for the summer release of his new So So Def album, "Louisville Slugger." Describing the set to Billboard as "more truthful" than his 2004 debut, "Hood Hop" (featuring the hit "…

  19. One

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite the fact that this is Dierdre's solo debut, she is a known quantity among world and electronic music fans for her longstanding involvement in the group Ekova. Despite the fact that this is Dierdre's solo debut, she is a known quantity among world and electronic music fans…

  20. Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Closes

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bob Seger recorded classic songs, has closed. Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,…

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