1. Grammys Add Yet More Performers

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Melissa Etheridge, James Brown and Jamie Foxx have been added to an already crowded performance slate for Sunday's (Feb. 13) 47th annual Grammy Awards. Melissa Etheridge, James Brown and Jamie Foxx have been added to an already crowded performance slate for Sunday's (Feb. 13) 47th…

  2. 19th Annual Soul Train Awards Nominations

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los Angeles to be broadcast in syndication at a later date. Below are the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los…

  3. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  4. 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,…

  5. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden…

  6. Keys Calls For African AIDS Action

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. "The disea With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon…

  7. 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…

  8. 'NOW' Series Spawns 17th CD, 2nd DVD

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series will emerge Nov. 2 via Capitol, in plenty of time for the holiday shopping season. The set collects 20 hit singles from the likes of Nell The 17th edition of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series…

  9. Ciara Still No. 1, Eminem Moves Top 10

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo on top for a sixth consecutive week. As reported yesterday, Ciara's similarly titled debut bowed at No. 3 o Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "…

  10. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Lean Back," Terror Squad 2. "My Place," Nelly Featuring Jaheim 3. " Why?," Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton 4. "HEADSPRUNG," LL COOL J 5. "Sunshine," Lil' Flip Featuring Lea 4. "Why?," Jadakiss…

  11. HOT RAP TRACKS

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Lean Back," Terror Squad 2. "My Place," Nelly featuring Jaheim 3. "WHY?" JADAKISS FEATURING ANTHONY HAMILTON 4. "Sunshine," Lil' Flip featuring Lea 5. "Headsprung," LL Cool J Issue date: Oct. 2, 2004 News…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Lean Back," Terror Squad 2. "My Place," Nelly Featuring Jaheim 3. "Sunshine," Lil' Flip Featuring Lea 4. "Why?," Jadakiss Featuring Anthony Hamilton 5. "HEADSPRUNG," LL COOL J Issue date: Sept. 25, 2004 News…

  13. Coheed & Cambria Top 'Woodie' Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made an impact on the college music scene. Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made…

  14. 'Lean Back' Retains No. 1 Groove

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts continues as the group's "Lean Back" again staves off No. 1 contenders. The track tops the Hot 100 for a third week, and remains No. 1 on the Hot R& Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts…

  15. LL Cool J, Big Boi Lead Atlanta SoulFest

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. LL Cool J and Big Boi, of Atlanta-based hip-hop act OutKast, will headline the inaugural SoulFest event in the Georgia capitol. Set for Sept. 4-5, the festival will…

  16. Juvenile 'Slow' To Leave Singles Chart Summit

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash Money Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the…

  17. 'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of…

  18. Jadakiss Single Courts Controversy

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ruff Ryders/Interscope artist Jadakiss is receiving a lot of attention for his single "Why?," featured on his new album, "Kiss of Death." The song questions President Bush's involvement in the events Musicians often voice political opinions in their songs, especially…

  19. Usher's 'Burn' Reclaims Hot 100 No. 1

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as his hit "Burn" rebounds after falling to No. 2 last week. The previous No. 1, Fantasia's "I Believe," drops to No. 6. By claiming ano Usher reclaims the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as…

  20. Billboard Bits: Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Bros.

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Essence Fest, Marsalis, Finn Brothers Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Gladys Knight, the O'Jays, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, the Ohio Players, Freddie Jackson and Sinbad are among the first artists confirmed for the 2004 Essence…

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