1. Straight Outta Cashville

    September 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that anticipation is high for the debut from G-Unit member Young Buck. Following the success of 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and their collective G-Unit efforts, it's not surprising that…

  2. McGraw's 'Live' Powers To No. 1

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens atop the chart with U.S. sales of 766,000 copies of his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying," according to Nielsen Sou Grabbing the best country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens…

  3. Urban Readying First Headlining Tour

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's first headlining arena tour. The first leg of the CMT On Tour: Keith Urban Be Here '04 trek kicks off Oct. 8 in Muncie, In Country video channel CMT has signed on as the title sponsor of Keith Urban's…

  4. 15th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be presented Oct. 7 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville, Ky. The show is the centerpiece of the International Music Bluegrass Mus Below are the nominees for the 15th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, to be…

  5. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. "GODFATHER BURIED ALIVE," SHYNE 2. "Amerikaz NightMare," Mobb Deep 3. "The Hunger For More," Lloyd Banks 4. "Now 16," Various Artists 5. "Tha Carter," Lil Wayne Issue date: Aug. 28, 2004 News Lil Wayne …

  6. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  7. Expert: 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. It sounded too good to be true and it turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist in Australia remains lost, a leading Beatles expert…

  8. 33TunesOnTV

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 9-15,2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 9 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Sarah McLachlan. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Richard Marx (also scheduled: Mark Consuelos …

  9. Cincinnati Lifts 25-Year-Old Seating Ban

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Cincinnati city council yesterday (Aug. 4) lifted a nearly 25-year ban on concert general admission seating imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death at a performance by the rock group the Who. The Cincinnati city council yesterday (Aug. 4) lifted a nearly 25-year ban on concert general…

  10. Billboard Bits: Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Usher, Ben Watt, Meat Loaf Usher has teamed with MasterCard International and BankFirst for the Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard. The card, which features a closeup of the artist's face on the front, allows users to prepay or store money in an account that can be accessed for…

  11. Johnson Leads Canadian Country Awards Nominees

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Carolyn Dawn Johnson leads the nominations for the 2004 Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) with six, including top female artist. Right behind her, Doc Walker…

  12. 'Now 16' Dislodges Simpson From No. 1

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week with sales of 504,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The 16th installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" series leads The Billboard 200 this week…

  13. Kravitz Taking 'Baptism' On The Road

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16 finale in Las Vegas. Lenny Kravitz's first North American tour in two years will kick off Sept. 11 in Atlantic City, N.J., and run through an Oct. 16…

  14. Cincinnati May End Festival Seating Ban

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert general admission seating. The ban was imposed after 11 fans were crushed to death during a 1979 performance by Cincinnati city officials are considering whether to lift the 25-year-old ban on concert…

  15. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Soars To No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show star sister Jessica, but she's the first in the family to notch a No. 1 album. The actor-turned-singer's Geffen debut," Aut Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show…

  16. LaBelle Plans Busy Summer And Fall

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran vocalist will kick off a slate of U.S. tour dates in August, along with a number of appearances for charity a Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran…

  17. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  18. '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…

  19. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "License To Chill," Jimmy Buffett 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "The Hunger For More," Lloyd Banks 4. "THE TIPPING POINT," THE ROOTS 5. "Here For The Party," Gretchen Wilson Issue date: July 31, 2004 News Gretchen Wilson ,…

  20. Buffett Notches First No. 1 Album

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as he tops The Billboard 200 for the first time a career that has spanned more than three decades. The laid-back singer/songwriter's latest effort Jimmy Buffett proves he isn't "wasting away" anywhere as…

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