1. Usher, OutKast Rule World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male artist on the globe. The singer earned three 2004 World Music Awards last night (Sept. 16), as did hip-hop duo OutKast. Usher didn't need any "Confessions" to prove he's the best male…

  2. 2004 World Music Awards Winners

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. Below is the list of winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. World's best male artist: Usher World's best female artist: Norah Jones…

  3. ASK BILLBOARD

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About The Stones, Billboard Music Awards & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  4. Billboard Bits: G-Unit, Lead Belly, 'ACL' DVDs

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on G-Unit rappers Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, Lead Belly and the 'Live From Austin' DVD series. Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, both signed to 50 Cent's Interscope-affiliated G-Unit record label, will embark on separate fall tours in support of their respective debut…

  5. Cold Shifts To Atlantic For New Album

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock act Cold is in the studio working on its fourth album. Due sometime in 2005, the set will be the follow-up to 2003's "Year of the Spider" and the Flip Records band's first Atlantic effort af Hard rock act Cold is in the studio working on its fourth album. Due…

  6. Indie Acts Rock For 'Take Action' CD

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs to the compilation "Take Action! Volume 4." Taking Back Sunday, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, NOFX, Coheed & Cambria and Mastodon are among the acts contributing songs…

  7. Gretchen Wilson To Tour With Big & Rich

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill., and work its Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour,…

  8. Jackson Boots McGraw From No. 1

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200 penthouse with his latest Arista Nashville set, "What I Do." With opening week sales of 178,000 copies, Jackson ends Country star Alan Jackson scores the third stay of his career in The Billboard 200…

  9. Moore Compiles Music That Inspired 'Fahrenheit'

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 5, "Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11" boasts cuts by Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam and the Clash, among others. On the same day Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" is released on DVD and its soundtrack issued on CD,…

  10. Hurricane Ivan Scotches Swampstock

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The threat of Hurricane Ivan has forced Louisiana promoters to postpone or cancel several concerts scheduled for the coming days. The threat of Hurricane Ivan has forced Louisiana promoters to postpone or cancel several concerts scheduled for the coming days. At the top of the list is Tim…

  11. BREAKING & ENTERING

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emma & Gioia /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  12. B&E: Emma & Gioia

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Emma and Gioia. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. OH BABY: With Spice Girls creator Simon Fuller back behind the helm, the artist…

  13. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. "Legend," Bob Marley & The Wailers 2. "Ready To Die," The Notorious B.I.G. 3. "1," The Beatles 4. "Dark Side Of The Moon," Pink Floyd 5. "A Rush Of Blood To The Head," Coldplay News Bob Marley …

  14. Usher, OutKast, Kanye Lead AMA Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, R&B hitmaker Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. Superstar rap duo OutKast and hip-hop newcomer Kanye West garnered three nomination With four nominations, R&B hitmaker Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd…

  15. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, 'Kerry-Oke,' ACLU Toby Keith has joined the performance lineup for the 38th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Set for Nov. 9 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, the event will be hosted by Brooks & Dunn. The country duo and Shania Twain…

  16. Koz Takes Friends On Holiday Trek

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour. As has become a tradition, saxophonist Dave Koz will gather several of his friends to hit the road on his eighth annual Smooth Jazz Christmas…

  17. Switchfoot Plans Another U.S. Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth U.S. tour in support of its breakthrough album, "The Beautiful Letdown," Sept. 25 in Huntsville, Ala. Switchfoot is hitting the road again. The San Diego-based rock act will kick off its fifth…

  18. Leo, Pharmacists Set To 'Shake' It On Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their forthcoming fourth album, "Shake the Sheets." Indie rock stalwarts Ted Leo & the Pharmacists have confirmed a host of headlining tour dates in support of their…

  19. Coheed & Cambria Top 'Woodie' Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made an impact on the college music scene. Coheed & Cambria has scored three nominations for the first mtvU Woodie Awards, which will recognize artists who have made…

  20. 32nd American Music Awards Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and broadcast live on ABC. Below are the nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles,…

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