1. Ask Billboard

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Pink, M.I.A. and Madonna. PINK FADING TO BLACK? Hi Keith! I was just wondering about Pink. Her career started off so promising: her first two albums ("Can't Take Me Home" and "M!ssundaztood") did really well. But ever since…

  2. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Still Sizzling On Charts

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland extends its run atop the Billboard Hot 100 to five weeks and remains No. 1 the Pop 100 for a same stretch. Cassie's "Me & U" captures the lead on Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring…

  3. BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT, "Brightblack Morning Light"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over it: Two hippies from Northern California who live(d) in tents, care about wild life and create long, slowly winding, Rhodes-heavy jams. Brightblack Morning Light has crossover written all over it: Two hippies from Northern California…

  4. VARIOUS ARTISTS, "Where's Neil When You Need Him?"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based label Dancing Ferret Discs pays tribute to Neil Gaiman with "Where's Neil When You Need Him?," a collection of songs inspired by the writer's stories. Philadelphia-based label Dancing Ferret Discs pays tribute to Neil Gaiman with "Where's Neil…

  5. 'NOW 22' Remains Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week, the "NOW 22" compilation sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second week in a row. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME collaboration moved 207,000 As the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week, the "NOW 22"…

  6. Jimmy Eat World Making New Album At Home

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World is about to begin recording its next album at its own studio in Tempe, Ariz. The set will be produced by Butch Vig, marking his first stint behind the boards with anoth Modern rock act Jimmy Eat World is about to begin recording its next album at its own studio…

  7. Make Up Your 'Mind'

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as many release dates as a cat has lives. First slated to street last November, then December, then early 2006, then April, the Star Trak/In Pharrell Williams' solo debut, "In My Mind," has had almost as…

  8. The Right Size

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mere days after Minneapolis quartet Tapes 'N Tapes self-released its debut album, "The Loon," last November, the band received an unexpected call from Capitol Records. "It was really bizarre," lead si Mere days after Minneapolis quartet Tapes 'N Tapes self…

  9. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Public TV performance series "Sessions At West 54th" debuts John Hiatt as its new host, replacing David Byrne.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2003 - Teenage rapper Bow Wow stages a free concert in New York's Bryant…

  10. U.S. Radio Hangs Up On Madonna

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is in the midst of a sold-out North American trek that may end up being the top-grossing tour ever by a female artist. But this on-the-road success is not carrying over to American radio airwa Madonna is in the midst of a sold-out North American trek that may end up being the top…

  11. Lustra

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Internet is changing the music industry, and Lustra is reaping the benefits. The Los Angeles-based band has been working tirelessly to promote its song "Scotty Doesn't Know," which was featured in The Internet is changing the music industry, and Lustra is reaping the…

  12. Cheyenne Kimball

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT As the title of her album suggests, "The Day Has Come" for 15-year-old Cheyenne Kimball. That may seem like a bold statement from someone so young, but she worked on her Epic/Daylight debut for more t As the title of her album suggests, "The Day Has Come" for 15-year-old…

  13. Chart Beat

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses Daniel Powter, John Mayer, Alan Jackson and more! 'BAD' IS THE NEW GOOD: A tenacious Daniel Powter maintains his grip on pole position on the Adult Contemporary chart, giving his debut single "Bad Day" (Warner Bros.) a 12th week at the top. That puts "…

  14. Lil J Xavier Gets Hometown Help On Debut CD

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via Noo Day Entertainment/Music World Music. Fourteen-year-old Houston rapper Lil J Xavier will on Nov. 7 issue his debut album, "Young Prince of Tha South" via…

  15. Furtado's 'Promiscuous' Stays Strong On Charts

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for a fourth frame but loses its No. 1 grip on the Hot Digital Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" featuring Timbaland holds firm…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. Fred and his readers discuss artists with multiple No. 1s in a single year, Madonna and single-word song titles. NO REPEATS Hi Fred, I read your columns every week and really enjoy…

  17. Ask Billboard

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about the Spice Girls, Jem and Jackson Browne GREATEST SPICES Hey Keith, Thanks for answering my "Garbage" question a few weeks ago and now I'm very excited about the greatest hits compilation -- hopefully it'll be out soon. Now, here is…

  18. 'Now 22' Zooms By Yorke, Pimp C For No. 1 Debut

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Joining eight of its predecessors, the multi-artist compilation "Now 22" bows atop The Billboard 200 this week. The BMG/Zomba/EMI/UME compilation moved 398,000 units in the United States, according to Joining eight of its predecessors, the multi-artist compilation "Now 22"…

  19. FINAL FANTASY, "He Poos Clouds"

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade Fire mania, the time seems right for all the inevitable side-projects to take center stage. With nothing but a brief break to record a second album accounting for the slightest wane in Arcade…

  20. Kweller Goes It Alone On Upcoming Album

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ben Kweller self-titled his upcoming effort, as it is his most "quintessentially Kweller" record yet: in a career first, he played every instrument on the 11-track set. Ben Kweller self-titled his upcoming effort, as it is his most "quintessentially Kweller" record yet: in…

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