1. CBGB Eyeing Last-Ditch Summer Benefit Tour

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort to save the legendary punk rock club, founder and owner Hilly Kristal told the handful of journalists and CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an unknown person empties the sewage tank from rapper Twista's tour bus onto downtown McCrea Street. The artist is in town to 2004 - Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an…

  3. HOT RINGTONES

    May 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 2. "Wait (The Whisper Song),"Ying Yang Twins 3. "OH," CIARA FEATURING LUDACRIS 4. "Disco Inferno," 50 Cent 5. "Lovers And Friends," Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz…

  4. 'Hollaback' Holds Off 'Oh' At No. 1

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani holds onto the Billboard Hot 100 crown for a third week with "Hollaback Girl" despite a strong contender in Ciara's "Oh" featuring Ludacris, which inches closer to the summit with a 3-2 m Gwen Stefani holds onto the Billboard Hot 100 crown for a third…

  5. Akon Overtakes U.K. Singles, Album Chart

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Akon's "Lonely" (Universal) finally ended the seven-week reign of Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) on the U.K. singles chart. It gave the American rapper/singer cause for a doubl Akon's "Lonely" (Universal) finally ended the…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300,000 at the 9th Annual Vinny pro-celebrity golf tournament at Legends Club of Tennessee in Franklin, Tenn. 2001 - Husband and wife team Vince Gill and Amy Grant help raise approximately $300…

  7. HOT RINGTONES

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "CANDY SHOP," 50 CENT FEATURING OLIVIA 2. "Oh," Ciara Featuring Ludacris 3. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 4. "Disco Inferno," 50 Cent 5. "Lovers And Friends," Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz…

  8. Pop Gathers 'Prizes,' Preps Live DVD

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Iggy Pop will be the subject of a career-spanning retrospective and a live DVD this summer. Due July 19 via Virgin/EMI Music Catalog Marketing, the 37-track "A Million in Prizes: The Iggy Pop…

  9. Stefani Holds Hot 100 Lead As Ciara Surges

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but it looks as though the latest single from Ciara has designs on making it to the top. In addition to spending t Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" sits at No. 1 on…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  11. Stefani Single Ousts 50 Cent From No. 1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" ends the nine-week reign of 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, which slips to No. 3. Last week, Stefani's single took over t A 3-1 move on Billboard's Hot 100 for Gwen…

  12. HOT RINGTONES

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /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. "OH," CIARA FEATURING LUDACRIS 4. "NUMBER ONE SPOT," LUDACRIS 5. "Disco Inferno,…

  13. CHART BEAT

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Mariah Carey, Secret Garden, "American Idol"/Queen and 50 Cent and B5. EMANCIPATED: For the first time in seven-and-a-half years, Mariah Carey is sitting in pole position on The Billboard 200. "The Emancipation of Mimi"…

  14. 50 Cent's 'Candy' Enters Ninth Week At No. 1

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent notches a ninth week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. The song remains strong despite being replaced at the top of Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks list by the Game's "Ha 50 Cent notches a ninth week atop Billboard's Hot 100…

  15. POP 100

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/images/pdf/pop_100.pdf 1. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson 2. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 3. "Obsession (No Es Amor)," Frankie J Featuring Baby Bash 4. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams," Green Day 5. "Lonely," Akon Issue date:…

  16. 50 Cent Has 'Candy' Everybody Wants

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its reign as Billboard's Hot 100 chart-topper for the eighth consecutive week. The song also remains in the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 Airplay and Rhyt 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia continues its…

  17. A Night Out With the Boys

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri Halliwell's effervescent exercise in camp energy ("G.A.Y. Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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