1. R. Kelly 'Reloads' At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3…

  2. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  3. CHART BEAT

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Bo Bice, Elton John, Mary Mary, Chris Hillman, A&M and more. BO CLOCKS IN AT NO. 1: There's good news and bad news for fourth season "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, but it all adds up to a lot of chart news as his debut…

  4. 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…

  5. 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'…

  6. New Dandy Warhols Album Due In September

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A video for first single "Smoke It" finds the band performing in front of 40 dogs. The Dandy Warhols' new album, " Odditorium or Warlords of Mars ," will be released Sept. 13 via Capitol. The 12-track set was produced by group leader Courtney Taylor-Taylor in tandem…

  7. Coldplay Holds Foos, Backstreet From No. 1

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y" (Capitol) tops the chart for a second week. Although sales of the set dropped 56% to 323,000 copies in the United States, accor Coldplay staves off strong competition on The Billboard 200 as "X&Y"…

  8. Carey Single Nets 4th Week On Top

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. For the same length of time, the song it displaced from the chart summit, Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback For the fourth week in a row, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  9. Coldplay Earns First Billboard 200 No. 1

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart…

  10. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters U.K. Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album, "X&Y," opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. The Parlophone album, released June 6, debuted at No. 1 on the British album c Coldplay's third studio album, "X&Y," opened with the…

  11. Black Eyed Peas Back In 'Business'

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Black Eyed Peas have made a habit of showing up everywhere. From TV commercials to the Grammy Awards, the quartet's upbeat blend of rap and pop has kept it in the spotlight nearly two years after the release of "Elephunk" -- a…

  12. Duran Duran Itching To Hit The Studio

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While continuing to support the 2004 comeback Epic album "Astronaut," veteran British rock act Duran Duran is planning to begin work this summer on its follow-up studio set. Keyboardist Nick Rhodes te While continuing to support the 2004 comeback Epic album "Astronaut,"…

  13. Oasis Storms U.K. Chart, Coldplay Looming

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother). Oasis stormed to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday with its sixth studio release, "Don't Believe the Truth" (Big Brother).…

  14. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas 'Business' As Usual R&B/pop outfit the Black Eyed Peas return this week with its next Interscope album, "Monkey Business." The 14-track set sports guest appearances by Justin Timberlake on "My Style," funk legend James Brown on "They Don&…

  15. Jazz Great Oscar Brown Dies

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oscar Brown Jr., a legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer, died yesterday (May 29) at age 78 following a two-month illness, his son said. Oscar Brown Jr., a legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer, died yesterday (May 29) at age 78 following a two-month illness, his son said. The…

  16. Hip-O's History Project: 65 CDs Of Motown 45s

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motown Records won't celebrate its 50th anniversary until 2009, but Universal Music Group is getting the party started early. Motown Records won't celebrate its 50th anniversary until 2009, but Universal Music Group is getting the party started early. Hip-O Select, UMG's Web…

  17. Hot Product

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz 'Days' Of Our Lives The brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and "Tank Girl" creator Jamie Hewlett, Gorillaz comprises the characters Noodle, Murdoc, 2-D, and Russell, who inhabit a virtual world on Gorillaz.com. The group's sophomore album, "Demon…

  18. 'Hollaback' Has Singles Chart Staying Power

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers to remain the No. 1 single in the United States. For a fourth consecutive week, the cut tops Billboard's Hot 100, as well as the Pop 100 and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers…

  19. Billboard Bits: Rev. Run, Duran Duran, 46664 Arctic

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rev. Run, Duran Duran, 46664 Arctic Run-DMC's Reverend Run will open his home to MTV cameras for the new reality series "Run's House." The show will hit the airwaves at the end of the year and was brought to MTV by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy TV…

  20. Fugees' Pras Returns With New Album

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Fugees member Pras has inked with Universal for the release of his second solo album, "Win, Lose or Draw." Due June 14, the 13-track set is led by the single "…

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