1. Jackson Defense Continues Witness Attack

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's attorney today (April 8) extended his attack on the credibility of a former maid who said she saw the singer kiss and fondle young boys, accusing her of once threatening to testify a Michael Jackson's attorney today (April 8) extended his attack on the credibility…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Billy Dean, Neal McCoy, 112, Beck, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder. DEAN'S LIST: Country singer Billy Dean makes his label debut on Curb and comes up with the highest-charting album of his career on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger listener impressions? What percentage of the…

  4. Guard Testifies He Saw Jackson Sex Acts

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former Neverland ranch security guard testified today (April 7) that in the early 1990s he saw Michael Jackson perform oral sex on a boy who later received a financial settlement from the pop star. A former Neverland ranch security guard testified today (April 7) that in the early 1990s he…

  5. 50's Game: 'Candy' Holds 'Hate' From No. 1

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a seventh consecutive week, 50 Cent is sitting pretty as the Billboard's Hot 100 chart king with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. But the rapper is proving to be his own most formidable opponent as For a seventh consecutive week, 50 Cent is sitting pretty as the Billboard&…

  6. The One

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frankie J's third solo album may be the charm for this Mexican R&B crooner, thanks to the hit single "Obsession (No Es Amor)," featuring a rap by Baby Bash. Frankie J's third solo album may be the charm for this Mexican R&B crooner, thanks to the hit single "…

  7. Billboard Bits: Diamond, Mellencamp, Jewel & More

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Neil Diamond/Rick Rubin, John Mellencamp, Jewel, Cary/Cockrell Pop legend Neil Diamond is collaborating with producer Rick Rubin on a new studio album, sources have confirmed to Billboard.com. The as-yet-untitled set will be Diamond's first album of original material since 2001&…

  8. 'Candy Shop' Spends 6th Sweet Week At No. 1

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no signs of giving up its singles throne, which is No. 1 for sixth week on Billboard's Hot 100. It also notches an eighth week atop the Hot Digital S 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia is showing no…

  9. Tony Christie Overtakes U.K. Charts

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British charts yesterday (March 27), holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit "(Is This the Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British…

  10. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson 2. "CRY BABY/PIECE OF MY HEART," MELISSA ETHERIDGE & JOSS STONE 3. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" (Single Version), Green Day 4. "Candy Shop" (Explicit), 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 5.…

  11. HOT RINGTONES

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 2. "LOVERS AND FRIENDS," LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ FEATURING USHER & LUDACRIS 3. "1, 2 Step," Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott 4. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg…

  12. 50 Cent Nets A Fourth Top 10 Hit

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, 50 Cent also moves 11-6 as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It" giving him four cu In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100…

  13. Motown Classics Get Modern Updates

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 15-track set will be augmented on the same day by "Motown Unmixed," featuring the original versions of the source material for the remix project. As first revealed here in January, a host of Motown classics have been remixed for the aptly named "Motown Remixed"…

  14. HOT RINGTONES

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 2. "Lovers and Friends," Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris 3. "1, 2 Step," Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott 4. "O," OMARION 5. "Let Me Love You,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Summer Sonic, Malkmus, CBGB Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, Weezer and the Black Crowes are among the acts confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic festival, to be held Aug. 13-14 in Tokyo and Osaka. Kasabian, the Roots, the Arcade Fire, Teenage Fanclub, TV On The Radio, Ian Brown…

  16. THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent featuring Olivia 2. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," Green Day 3. "Disco Inferno," 50 Cent 4. "Obsession (No Es Amor)," Frankie J 5. "SINCE U BEEN GONE," KELLY CLARKSON Issue date: March 26, 2005…

  17. The Massacre

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The more things change, the more they stay the same. Following the success of his debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent became a household name, and he did indeed get rich. Now, the Queens, N.Y. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Following the success of…

  18. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Continues Chart Domination

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The cut also notches a second No. 1 week on the Hot 100 Air Life is still sweet atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 50 Cent, who is No. 1 for the…

  19. HOT RINGTONES

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "CANDY SHOP," 50 CENT FEATURING OLIVIA 2. "Lovers and Friends," Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris 3. "1, 2 Step," Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott 4. "O," Omarion 5. "Get Back,"…

  20. 50 Cent Extends Singles Chart Reign

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia not only extends its time at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, but climbs to the pole positio 50 Cent holds court on the Billboard singles scene this week as "Candy…

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