1. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  2. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  4. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  5. Stars Saddle Up For 'Racing Stripes'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting and Bryan Adams have composed original songs for the soundtrack to "Racing Stripes," due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande. Sting and Bryan Adams have composed original songs for the soundtrack to "Racing Stripes," due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande. Sting's "…

  6. Harris, Colvin, Finns Whistle 'Dixie'

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, due Feb. 1 via Nettwerk. Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and the Finn Brothers are among the artists featured on the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack…

  7. Sting Scales Down For Spring Tour

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Since establishing himself as a solo artist, Sting's tour's have become grand affairs featuring large bands. Since establishing himself as a solo artist, Sting's tour's have become grand affairs featuring large bands. That will change in April, when he launches the Broken…

  8. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  9. Billboard Bits: Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats New West Records has signed singer/songwriter Ben Lee and will release his next album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two sets, 1994's "Grandpaw Would"…

  10. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from bluegrass stars Alison Krauss and Union Station, "Lonely Runs Both Ways" (Rounder). The Jessica Simpson holiday collection "Re-Joyce: The Christmas Album" and the concert DVD "…

  11. Bon Jovi: Rocking Millions From New Jersey To The World

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following feature excerpted from a 28-page special Bon Jovi section in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. • To purchase the special Bon Jovi issue, click here . • Additional interview content not available in the magazine is…

  12. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  13. The Alarm's Ruse Inspires Film

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek." A single/video stunt staged by the Alarm last year will serve as the premise of a forthcoming film to be made by the producer of "Shrek.…

  14. Ex-Pumpkins Drummer 'Begins Again'

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will release his debut solo album early next year under the moniker the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. Former Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will release his debut solo album early next year under the moniker the Jimmy…

  15. Mixmaster Mike Keeps It Banging

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are pushing 40? -- the Beastie Boys remain uniformly skilled at raucously "rocking a block party till [their] hair turns g Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are…

  16. Kenny G Takes 'Duets' Route

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Due Nov. 23 via Arista, "At Last... The Duets Album" features the…

  17. Ex-Girlfriends

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's easy to see why Los Angeles-based Low Millions called its debut album "Ex-Girlfriends." You'll meet a number of them, in such songs as "Nikki Don't Stop," "Hey Jane," "Julia" and "Eleanor." It's It's easy to see…

  18. Between the Sun and the Moon

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best-known for the R&B hits "So Good, So Right" and "Piano in the Dark"—and for penning Oleta Adams' crossover anthem, "Get Here"—singer/songwriter Brenda Russell has never been cont Best-known for the R&B hits "So Good, So Right" and "…

  19. Shortlist Confirms Performers, Compilation

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The acts are among the 10 finalists for the prize, which also include Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, Ghostface Killah, Loretta Lynn, the Streets and Wilco. Air, TV On The Radio, Dizzee Rascal and Nellie McKay are confirmed to perform at the 2004 Shortlist Prize awards ceremony, to be held Nov.…

  20. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

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