1. Gucci Mane Arrested For Atlanta Assault

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said today (July 20). Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was arrested Friday by Miami authorities on the outs Rapper Gucci Mane has been arrested in Miami on an Atlanta assault warrant, his lawyer said…

  2. R. Kelly's 'Reloaded' Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to sales of 139,000 copies in the United States, acc R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for…

  3. Near Mint Debuts With Solo Guitar Compilation

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first release by new label Near Mint (distributed by Fontana) will be a compilation of acoustic guitar music dubbed "Imaginational Anthem." The first release by new label Near Mint (distributed by Fontana) will be a compilation of acoustic guitar music dubbed "Imaginational…

  4. Fox Searchlight Readies Notorious B.I.G. Biopic

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The life of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. is getting the big-screen treatment. Fox Searchlight, which has secured B.I.G.'s life rights, has tapped Cheo Hodari Coker to write the biopic and is in negot The life of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. is getting the big-screen treatment. Fox…

  5. B&E: Sufjan Stevens

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sufjan Stevens. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Sufjan Stevens! The quirky singer…

  6. Intonation Fest Offers Musical Bang For The Buck

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and managed to achieve a goal for all first-year festivals: it sold out. The Intonation Music Festival opened its gates at Chicago's Union Park over the weekend (July 16-17) and…

  7. 'Rejected' Zombie Jumps From Film To Stage

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Even as his second feature film, "The Devil's Rejects," is due to open Friday (July 22) in U.S. theaters, Rob Zombie is thrilling fans with a summer return to his music career. The hard rock artist-tu Even as his second feature film, "The Devil's Rejects," is due…

  8. It's All About Faith

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A excerpt of the Faith Hill cover story that appears in the July 23, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine that has been expanded for Billboard.com with artist quotes exclusive to this version. With the leadoff track from her upcoming album, "Fireflies," Faith Hill has returned solidly…

  9. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  10. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon 'Moon' River Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great songwriters. Simon considers new…

  11. Billboard Bits: Bragg, Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Billy Bragg, Steven Seagal, Elliott Smith, Silkworm A little more than a week after Yep Roc Records confirmed it was prepping deluxe reissues of four Billy Bragg albums and a box set, the artist has postponed the projects until 2006. "As the date of release has approached, I have…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I S-A-W THE LIGHT Dear Fred, Before submitting my question I want to say I enjoy reading your column week after week and reading the chart trivia you supply. I've been a fan of (most) songs produced by the [Mike] Stock, [Matt] Aitken and [Pete]…

  13. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  14. Stars Donate Funds To Country Hall

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their concerts to the... Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich are among the many musicians who are donating proceeds from one of their…

  15. P. Diddy Settles Suit Over Memoirs

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Random House, Inc., have settled a lawsuit in which the publisher alleged that the hip-hop mogul never paid back a $300,000 advance for a memoir he didn't complete. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Random House, Inc., have settled a lawsuit in which…

  16. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great…

  17. B&E: Raul Midón

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Raul Midón. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Singer-songwriter Raul Midón has already made a big impression on the music industry.…

  18. Ask Billboard

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Foxy Brown, Eric Benet and Kim Wilde. FINALLY FOXY Hello Keith, I'm a big fan of rapper Foxy Brown. I read that her newest album, "Black Roses," will be released Aug. 23. Can you give me any more information? Thanks, Chalvic…

  19. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Bruton, 'American Idol'

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on White Stripes, Bruton, 'American Idol' The White Stripes' recent performance in Manaus, Brazil, is at the center of an MTV special debuting Wednesday (July 13) on the music channel. The show was held in the middle of the Amazon rainforest and at one point found the…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Helen Forrest, often called the best of the big band singers, dies of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture Country Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills. She is 82.<br clear="non 2002 - R&B pioneer Rosco Gordon dies after suffering a hear attack…

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