1. Daz Dillinger Preps 2 New Albums, Snoop Tour

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran rapper/producer Daz Dillinger will be a busy man in 2005, when he plans to drop two new albums and join Snoop Dogg on the road for an extensive tour. Veteran rapper/producer Daz Dillinger will be a busy man in 2005, when he plans to drop two new albums and join Snoop Dogg on the road…

  2. Divas Descend On BMA Rehearsals

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which air live tonight on Fox. Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige were on hand to rehearse their seg It was an evening of divas last night (Dec. 7) at rehearsals for the Billboard Music Awards…

  3. Billboard Bits: Gloria Estefan, Blues Legends, Liz Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Gloria Estefan, a New York blues legends concert and Liz Story. Gloria Estefan's as-yet-untitled first children's book will be published in November 2005 in both English and Spanish. The artist's own pet English Bulldog Noelle is the inspiration and star of the story…

  4. Deana Carter Album Tells Life Story

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The Story of My Life." The country singer/songwriter's debut for Vanguard Records, the set is described as an intimate and personal albu Deana Carter has slated at March 8 release for her next album, "The…

  5. Emma Puts 'Baby Spice' Behind Her

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million selling girl group the Spice Girls. These days, she is known as Emma. Period. And her wildly buoyant U.S. sol Emma Bunton was once known as Baby Spice; that is, when she was one-fifth of multi-million…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and airplay monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  7. TunesOnTV

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 6 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Rascal Flatts (also scheduled: Andy Garcia). "100% Usher," Fuse Featured artist: Usher. "Total Request Live (TRL)," MTV…

  8. Downey Steals Show As John, Beatty Honored

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Elton John called his Kennedy Center Honor "icing on the cake," but actor Robert Downey Jr. got a frosty reception when he introduced the rock legend as "the other first lady." Elton John called his Kennedy Center Honor "icing on the cake," but actor Robert…

  9. Crunk Juice

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This album was so highly anticipated that many retailers began selling it days ahead of its scheduled release. There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This…

  10. The Ultimate Collection

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST This four-CD collection is intended for those fans of Michael Jackson who want the smash songs but also demand unreleased and rare material. Unfortunately, because Jackson has so many hits, some are m This four-CD collection is intended for those fans of Michael Jackson who want the smash…

  11. Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay Farrar; Rosanne Cash; Laurie Anderson; Bob Neuwirth; Terre Roche; Shannon McNally; Jenni Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; Steven Van Zandt; Davie Allan; Jimmy Vivino Billboard Bits: 'Rose & Briar,' Manics, Davie Allan Jay…

  12. Fire Theft Parts Ways With Rykodisc

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act the Fire Theft has parted ways with Rykodisc, which released the group's self-titled debut in 2003, Billboard.com has learned. Modern rock act the Fire Theft has parted ways with Rykodisc, which released the group's self-titled debut in 2003, Billboard.com has…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Josh Groban, Ruben Studdard, Emmylou Harris, Patti LaBelle, Ron Isley and Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz. ON THE FAST TRACK Josh Groban sets one record and ties another, as his song from the soundtrack to "The Polar Express" makes…

  14. Krauss + Union Station A Hit 'Both Ways'

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Thanks to a big year full of awards show wins and major TV exposure for Alison Krauss + Union Station, Rounder Records is understandably upbeat about the commercial prospects for "Lonely Runs Both Ways," the act's first studio…

  15. Evanescence, Urban, Crow Plan BMA Performances

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock act Evanescence and country star Keith Urban are the latest performers added to the lineup of next week's Billboard Music Awards. Urban will be joined during his performance by singer/songwriter Rock act Evanescence and country singer Keith Urban are the latest performers added to…

  16. Billboard Bits: Newman, Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Randy Newman, Better Than Ezra, EBTG, Nobel Concert Randy Newman has written two new songs for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Meet the Fockers." In addition to composing the score for the set, due Jan. 11 via Varese Sarabande, the 2000 Billboard Century Award winner…

  17. Josh Ritter Signs With V2

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has inked a new deal with V2, which will on Feb. 22 reissue his latest album, "Hello Starling," Billboard.com has learned. Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter has inked a new deal with V2, which will on Feb. 22 reissue his latest album, "Hello Starling,…

  18. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden…

  19. 49TunesOnTV

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 29 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Lenny Kravitz (also scheduled: Colin Ferrell). "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: The Polyphonic Spree. …

  20. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

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