1. B&E: Rihanna

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Rihanna. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Barbados-born Rihanna has already made a big impression in the music industry -- after…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone, Craig Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave and more. 'CRY' OUT LOUD: Three weeks after the Grammy performance of "Across the Universe" debuted on Billboard's Hot 100, another performance…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  4. Bono, Beyonce Rock For AIDS Awareness

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV in Africa. Part of the campaign is a Nov. 29 concert at Greenpoint Stadiu Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

  6. Plan Could Signal End Of MCA Brand

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Before the end of the year, the MCA moniker -- first used in 1924 -- may cease to exist. Sources say the current plan is to eliminate the MCA Records brand, which is home to such artists as Shaggy and Before the end of the year, the MCA moniker -- first used in 1924 -- may cease to exist.…

  7. DMX, Ashanti, Eve Shine On St. Kitts Fest

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. To be held June 26-29, the event on the grounds of the Caribbean island…

  8. Hot Product

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Country artist Jessica Andrews' "Now" (DreamWorks). -- A retrospective from singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, "Meet Me in Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection" (Mailboat/MCA). -- Reggae artist…

  9. Lineup Set For 10th Music Midtown

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th anniversary edition. The 120 acts will include such luminaries as Aimee Mann, Bob Dylan, Ben Harper, Buddy Guy, Crosby, Stil Atlanta's famed Music Midtown festival has revealed the lineup for its 10th…

  10. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I've followed the Billboard charts in…

  12. Lavigne Wins Three MTV Asia Awards

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia Awards. Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia…

  13. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  14. Jay Boberg Resigns As MCA President

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be overseen by Interscope/Geffen/A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine. However, MCA will remain a "full-service, free-standing Jay Boberg resigned today (Jan. 16) as president of MCA Records, which will now be…

  15. Posthumous Strummer Album Targeted For May

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST The material Joe Strummer was working on before his sudden death last month is being compiled for an album that may be ready for release by Hellcat/Epitaph as early as May, according to a spokesperson The material Joe Strummer was working on before his sudden death last month is being…

  16. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  17. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  18. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and airing…

  19. 50ask

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Eminem, Sugababes, and Culture Club. MODERN-EM? Keith, I was wondering why Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" is on the modern rock charts? I don't consider Eminem's music to be rock. I would really like to know why.…

  20. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

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