1. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards last night (Sept. 30) in London, taking three trophies each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big…

  2. 'Swampstock' Rescheduled

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swampstock, Tim McGraw's annual celebrity softball tournament and concert held in his hometown of Rayville, La., has been rescheduled for Oct. 30. Swampstock, Tim McGraw's annual celebrity softball tournament and concert held in his hometown of Rayville, La., has been rescheduled…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Gwen Stefani, Seal, Johnny Cash No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani's highly anticipated solo debut finally has a name: "Love, Angel, Music, Baby" will arrive Nov. 23 via Interscope. First single "What You Waiting For?" was commercially released on Tuesday,…

  4. Gabriel Pushes 'Play' On DVD Collection

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The project is due Nov. 16 in North America via Rhino; release dates are still being hammered out in other territories. As tipped here earlier this month, Peter Gabriel has wrapped work on a career-spanning DVD collection, "Play." The project is due Nov. 16 in North America via…

  5. More Acts Join Ramone's Cancer Benefit

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The project is due Nov. 16 in North America via Rhino; release dates are still being hammered out in other territories. Sonic Youth, David Johansen, Andrew W.K., Sean Lennon and Suicide's Alan Vega have joined the lineup for an Oct. 8 New York show to benefit Cedars Sinai Cancer Research…

  6. B&E: Black Keys & Mindi Abair

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Black Keys and Mindi Abair. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. THE (BLACK) KEYS TO SUCCESS: Akron, Ohio-based duo the Black Keys…

  7. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  8. What Rufus 'Wants': A New Album

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "Want One." Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "…

  9. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004)

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2004) The air is crisper and the days a little bit shorter. The leaves are starting to turn. Autumn has arrived! And with it comes a seemingly renewed approach by the suppliers of television…

  10. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Interpol ’Antics’ All Around New York rock act Interpol will release its highly anticipated sophomore album, "Antics," this week via Matador. The 10-track set is highlighted by the dancefloor-worthy single "Slow Hands," the slow, fragmented "Public Pervert," the…

  11. Hot Product

    September 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joss Stone ’Mind’ The Gap "The next big thing." It's a phrase Joss Stone has heard quite a few times since S-Curve Records released the British singer's "The Soul Sessions," an EP of classic soul covers, in 2003. However, with her full-length debut, "Mind…

  12. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio debuted at No. Prodigy was always the dumb jock to Fatboy Slim's frat boy—pumped up, single-minded and wrapped in neon-colored tracksuits. The trio…

  13. Billboard Bits: Auctions, Tegan & Sara, Hung

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Auction, Tegan & Sara, Hung Alan Jackson and Martina McBride are among the artists contributing items to this year's Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches online auctions. The first auction will run Oct. 16-23 via e-Bay, coinciding with USA Weekend's 13th Annual Make a…

  14. 'Easy' Money: Lachey Set For Heist Pic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making the move to the big screen, signing on for a role in the indie film "The Hard Easy." After testing his acting chops on the WB Network's "Charmed," Nick Lachey is making…

  15. Keane In No Hurry To Make Sophomore Album

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakthrough success at home and abroad with its recent Polydor/Interscope debut, "Hopes and Fears." And while demand is already high for new material, pianist Tim Rice U.K. rock act Keane is enjoying breakthrough success at home and abroad with its…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart-related action of Sheryl Crow, the Carter Family, Tears For Fears, Megadeth and Avril Lavigne. Ed Note: Fred Bronson is on vacation. A new column will be posted here on Monday, Oct. 4. ALL IN THE FAMILY: Sheryl Crow has a new entry on Billboard's Hot…

  17. Billboard Bits: Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Son Volt, Grandaddy, Monk Competition Roots-rock outfit Son Volt has reunited and is about to begin work on a new studio album. Group members Jay Farrar, Dave and Jim Boquist and Mike Heidorn recently ended a five-year hiatus to record a track for the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album,…

  18. Supergrass Building French Studio For New CD

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Supergrass will begin work on its fifth studio album next month at a studio it is building in northern France. U.K. rock act Supergrass will begin work on its fifth studio album next month at a studio it is building in northern France. "We've already found a well…

  19. Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tal Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where…

  20. 'Shocked' Islam Returns To U.K.

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "totally shocked" that he was barred from entering the United States. The singer formerly known as Cat Stevens returned to the United Kingdom today (Sept. 23), saying he was "…

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