1. Good 'Day': Powter Powers To Hot 100 No. 1

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one rung to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, sending Sean Paul's "Temperature" to No. 2 after only one week. "Bad Day" also remains atop the Hot Digital Son Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" climbs one…

  2. Da Backwudz Does The South Proud On New CD

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via producer Dallas Austin's reactivated Rowdy Records. Atlanta rap duo Da Backwudz will release its debut album, "Wood Work," March 21 via producer Dallas Austin's reactivated Rowdy…

  3. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  4. Sparxxx Hopes Third Album's 'The Charm'

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. With a new label and a new, club-friendly sound, southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx is viewing his third album as a new beginning. "It's like the sun comin'…

  5. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The…

  6. Big Boi Unfurls Purple Ribbon At Virgin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via Virgin. The first release will be a compilation from the Purple Ribbon All-Stars on Oct. 4, led by the single "K OutKast principal Big Boi is ramping up for the launch of his Purple Ribbon imprint via…

  7. OutKast Keeps Busy With Debut Film, Two Albums

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below," continues to yield hit singles, the members of acclaimed hip-hop duo OutKast have an ambitious slate of projects on tap While their five-times-platinum 2003 Arista set, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC's "Monday Night Football," which…

  10. Blink-182 Playing Clubs For Cheap

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop/punk trio Blink-182 will return to its club roots with the DollaBill tour, kicking off Nov. 6 in Boston. Tickets will be $1 and go on sale Thursday (Oct. 23 via MTV.com. Pop/punk trio Blink-182 will return to its club roots with the DollaBill tour, kicking off Nov. 6 in Boston. Tickets…

  11. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  12. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper DMX's "Grand Champ" (Def Jam), which is being touted as his final album. Guests include 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Patti Labelle, and Styles. -- A mini-album from soul vocalist Erykah Badu, "Worldwide…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  15. MTV Plans 'You Hear It First' Tours

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a pair of brief tours: one rock, one hip-hop. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the rock leg will kick off July 15 in Los Angeles, while the MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a…

  16. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  17. Atlanta Warms Up For Music Midtown

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST The full lineup for Atlanta's ninth annual Music Midtown Festival has been set, and will feature the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Kid Rock, Bush, No Doubt, Garbage, Bo Diddley, Counting Crow The full lineup for Atlanta's ninth annual Music Midtown Festival has been set,…

  18. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A A birthday party for Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx (real name: Warren Mathis) turned ugly Tuesday night in Athens, Ga., after three men were stabbed, one of them critically injured. Eric McAnally, who manages Nashville rapper Haystack, was in critical…

  20. The Strokes Storm NME Carling Awards

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock outfit the Strokes won big at British music weekly NME's Carling Awards this afternoon (Feb. 25) at London's Planit Arches, taking home trophies for best new act, band of the year, New York-based rock outfit the Strokes won big at British music weekly NME's…

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