1. Tunes on TV

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 24-30, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: LeAnn Rimes. "The View," ABC Featured artist: Mario (also scheduled: Randy Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo). "The Bachelorette,"…

  2. Hot Product

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The latest album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Knuckle Down," co-produced by Joe Henry (Righteous Babe). A new album from veteran synth-pop act Erasure, "Nightbird" (Mute). The latest release…

  3. What I Meant to Say

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Never say never. Donny Osmond's new album, "What I Meant to Say"—his 54th—debuted in the top 30 in the United Kingdom and spawned a No. 8 single in the breezy, inviting "Breeze On By. Never say never. Donny Osmond's new album, "What I Meant to Say"—his 54th…

  4. Before the Poison

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This time she works with, among others, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave, who had a songwriting/production hand in eight of Marianne Faithfull collaborated splendidly with Beck and Billy Corgan last time out. This…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart lives of Ruben Studdard, Gladys Knight, Elvis Presley, Alicia Keys, Tree63, Nelly and Tim McGraw. GOSPEL TRUTH: It was in one of the early episodes of season two of "American Idol" that celebrity judge Gladys Knight dubbed Ruben Studdard the "…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  7. Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of "Chicago." The singer portrays slick lawyer Billy Flynn, replacing Billy Zane. 2003 - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson makes his Broadway debut joining the cast of …

  9. Fourth 'Idol' Premiere Draws Huge Ratings

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a whopping 33 million U.S. viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen. Last night's (Jan. 18) premiere of the fourth season of "American Idol" on Fox garnered a…

  10. Ask Billboard

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, Sarah McLachlan, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson. STONED Hi Keith! I heard that the Rolling Stones are recording a new album, its first in eight years. Can you tell me how many copies of the band's last…

  11. Fuel Singer Curses At Inaugural Youth Concert

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday (Jan. 18) at a youth concert with hundreds of preteen Hilary Duff fans in the audience. One might say the Janet Jackson moment of President Bush's inaugural festivities came yesterday …

  12. Wilson, Costello Sign On For South By Southwest

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an all-star panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The revival of Brian Wilson's long dormant "Smile" album will be the subject of an…

  13. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Jan. 17-23, 2005)

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Jan. 17-23, 2005) THE RETURN OF 'IDOL': Your post-holiday blues are about to be lifted by the return of "American Idol" Tuesday and Wednesday on Fox. For the fourth time, the beginning of the…

  14. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a Los Angeles hospital. She is 87. 2003 - Songwriter Doris Fisher, who wrote for Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, and Billie Holiday, among others, dies in a…

  16. Gender Equity Among 'American Idol' Changes

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. "American Idol" turned into the battle of the divas last season. This year, male contestants are getting a little help. In a bid to freshen the Fox…

  17. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville of complications from cancer. Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home…

  18. Billboard Bits: BET, Osbourne, Skynyrd, Timony

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on BET, Kelly Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Mary Timony. Yolanda Adams, Ruben Studdard, Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Fantasia are among the performers set for BET's "Celebration of Gospel" concert special, which the network will air Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He is 53. He had suffered cardiac arrest three days before prior to undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. 2003 - Bee Gees keyboardist/bassist Maurice Gibb dies at a Miami Beach hospital. He…

  20. More Stars Join Tsunami Relief Efforts

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise funds for victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Madonna, Hilary Duff and Ricky Martin are among the latest high-profile artists to join the fight to raise…

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