1. Stone, Rich Creating Tsunami Benefit Song

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. The "Basic Instinct" actress and the socialite/songwriter are…

  2. The Two Sides Of 'Gemini' McKnight

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Brian McKnight recalls that it was once easier for someone like himself to be considered a mainstream artist. "Seven years ago, maybe, there were eight or nine formats I could be played on," the singer/songwriter says. "But you…

  3. Billboard Bits: NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway Rapper Nelly, rapper/actor Ice Cube, singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera, producer/artist/record executive Jermaine Dupri, singer Brian McKnight and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those taking part in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 7-13, 2005).

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 7-13, 2005). GRAMMY TIME! Sure they hand out about 90 awards before the broadcast even starts, but the Grammy Awards remain an annual touchstone in the world of popular music. Sunday's 47th annual event will be no different, and…

  5. HOT PRODUCT

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from 3 Doors Down, Lee Ann Womack, Brian McKnight and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Lee Ann Womack , Brian McKnight …

  6. Hot Product

    February 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight Two Sides To McKnight Brian McKnight recalls that it was once easier for someone like himself to be considered a mainstream artist. "Seven years ago, maybe, there were eight or nine formats I could be played on," the artist says. "But you know what? I'm not…

  7. Usher, Ciara Lead 'Soul Train' Nominees

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling down five and four nominations, respectively. Ciara's "Goodies" is up for best R&B/soul single, female and best R& Usher and Ciara lead the field for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, pulling…

  8. 'Forever' Unites Artists For Tsunami Relief

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act P.O.D. have lent their talents to a single that will raise funds for the tsunami relief effort in Eastern A Recording artists from R&B crooner Brian McKnight to screamer Sonny Sandoval of rock act…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the sixth Premios Amigo awards in Madrid. Ubago wins for best male solost, new Spanish artist, and best album. Jaunes wins for Latin solo a 2003 - Spain's Alex Ubago and Colombia's Juanes sweep the…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 3-9, 2005).

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 3-9, 2005). A WHOLE NEW YEAR: No matter what happened in 2004, you can forget it now. It's 2005! It's a whole new year and you get a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to start anew! OK, so really it's just a simple…

  11. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Dec. 20-26)

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 20-26) HOLIDAY HOME STRETCH: This is it... Christmas comes this week, so it's the last hurrah for holiday programming. And there's quite a bit to stoke your Yule log, to boot. On Wednesday, CBS…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2004). 'TIS THE SEASON: Seemingly nanoseconds after the last dish from Thanksgiving dinner was cleared from the table, out came the first of the Christmas specials. The jump some folks get on the holiday is crazy, such…

  14. 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…

  15. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from bluegrass stars Alison Krauss and Union Station, "Lonely Runs Both Ways" (Rounder). The Jessica Simpson holiday collection "Re-Joyce: The Christmas Album" and the concert DVD "…

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music right now will be seen in Nashville and on CBS…

  17. Kenny G Takes 'Duets' Route

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Due Nov. 23 via Arista, "At Last... The Duets Album" features the…

  18. Vanessa Williams Signs With Lava

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas set, "Silver & Gold," is due Oct. 12, and will be followed in February with an album of classic love songs from the '70s Lava Records has signed Vanessa Williams for two themed albums. A Christmas…

  19. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  20. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television Programming This Week

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 29, 2003-Jan. 4, 2004 As one door closes, another is said to open. So it is with the passage of time and the end of 2003 and the dawn of 2004. Seeing as New Year's Eve can be a dangerous night on the…

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