1. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  2. Ashanti, Latifah Off To Muppets' 'Oz'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." Ashanti will star in an original ABC television movie tentatively titled "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." In addition, Queen Latifah is in final negotiations to…

  3. Billboard Bits: Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Page/Plant, Breaking Benjamin, The National Additional details have come to light regarding the highly anticipated DVD release of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's " No Quarter -- Unledded ." The project, which captures the Led Zeppelin principals' historic 1994…

  4. Latifah Rediscovers Her Musical Self

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a groundbreaking female rapper, the artist has lately concentrated on a film career that has included performances in "Chicag It's been some time since Queen Latifah found herself behind the mic. Once a…

  5. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  6. 35TunesOnTV

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 23-29, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 23 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Shedaisy. "The Biz," CNNfn Featured artists: Asia, Boyz II Men. "Totally Obsessed," VH1 Featured artist:…

  7. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. "Ready To Die," The Notorious B.I.G. 2. "LEGEND," BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS 3. "1," The Beatles 4. "Lord, I Apologize," Larry The Cable Guy 5. "Dark Side Of The Moon," Pink Floyd Issue date: Aug. 28, 2004 News Bob…

  8. Tragically Hip Plans U.S. Dates

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The Tragically Hip will kick off a U.S. tour Sept. 18 in Detroit. The veteran Canadian rock act will be touring in support of its latest album, "In Between Evolution" (Zoe/Rounder Records). The group will play 21…

  9. Brandy Returning To Comedy Roots

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. Actress/singer Brandy is returning to her comedy series roots. The "Moesha" star is finalizing a development deal with Fox Broadcasting Co., Touchstone TV and studio-based Storyline Entertainment to star in a half-hour…

  10. 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…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: Super Audio CD and DVD audio. If I buy an…

  12. 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' "…

  13. J. Lo, Janet, Wilson Visit The Small Screen

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." Jennifer Lopez will return to guest star on the season premiere of "Will & Grace." The singer/actress will continue in the role of herself in an episode to air Sept. 16 on NBC. In…

  14. 'Lean Back' Gets Comfy At No. 1

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back" tops Billboard's Hot 100. The East Coast rap act's latest single is also No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, For the second week in a row, Terror Squad's "Lean Back…

  15. Story Of The Year Going 'Soft And Pretty'

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue" will be "Sidewalks," lead singer Dan Marsala tells Billboard.com. The third single from rising rock act Story Of The Year's debut Maverick album "Page Avenue"…

  16. Simpson Stays Steady With No. 1 Album

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album atop The Billboard 200. Despite an 8% decline in sales to 263,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen For a third, non-consecutive week, MTV chanteuse Ashlee Simpson finds her debut Geffen album…

  17. Reed, Simon, Mos Def Rock For Freedom

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Lou Reed, Paul Simon and Mos Def are among the acts confirmed to perform at the Freedom Concert, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties…

  18. Jailed Shyne Loses Phone Privileges

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal and recorded part of his new album while in prison, had his phone privileges revoked yesterday (Aug. 16). Rapper Shyne, who signed a $3 million record deal and recorded part of his new album while in prison, had his phone privileges revoked…

  19. Guests Showcase Two Sides Of Nelly

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg are just some of the artists that will be found on Nelly's upcoming albums, "Sweat" and "Suit." Due for simultaneous Sept. 14 Christina Aguilera, Tim McGraw, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams and Snoop…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Aug. 16-22, 2004). OLYMPIAD: I have to admit this upfront: I'll be spending the majority of my viewing hours over the next two weeks taking in multiple channels of Summer Olympic Games coverage from Athens. Over the first weekend…

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