1. 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…

  2. The Game Sued For $280 Million

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, has been hit with a $280 million civil lawsuit, in addition to assault charges, stemming from an inci The rules have changed for this Game. The Compton-based rapper, whose real name is Jayceon…

  3. Solis Honored With Billboard's Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If there's a limit to Marco Antonio Solís' success, he has yet to reach it. In his more than 30 years in the limelight, Solís has achieved so many milestones, it's hard to pinpoint which is most important. First as the lead singer…

  4. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2000 - A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Lamb Of God, Mellencamp Velvet Revolver will join the bill for the final seven dates of this summer's annual Ozzfest tour. The group's first show will be Aug. 23 in Albuquerque, N.M., and it will remain on the bill through the Sept. 4 finale in West Palm…

  6. Coldplay Plans Club Gigs, Shoots Video

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide, Coldplay has confirmed the first five dates of its late summer/early fall North American tour. At deadline, the route begins Aug. 8 With its new single, "Speed of Sound," infiltrating radio worldwide,…

  7. The Roots Getting Back In The 'Game'

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." Eclectic hip-hop outfit the Roots are eyeing a February 2006 release date for their next Geffen studio album, "Game Theory." "We're about…

  8. Profile: A.B. Quintanilla III And Cruz Martinez

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billbaord.com. It's hard to classify A.B. Quintanilla III and Cruz Martínez, because they are involved in so many aspects of the music industry. They are the founders, leaders and the musical drive behind A.B. Quintanilla III & the Kumbia Kings, one of…

  9. 'Idol' Finalists Plan To Hit The Road

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month away from its finale, the show's top 10 finalists are preparing for a summer tour that will take them to 41 North American cities. Although the fourth season of "American Idol" is still about a month…

  10. Collaborations Highlight Fifth Jammy Awards

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's Theatre at Madison Square Garden. A number of intriguing collaborations highlighted the fifth annual Jammy Awards, held last night (April 26) at New York's…

  11. B&E: Martha Wainwright

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Martha Wainwright. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. With vulnerable vengeance, Martha Wainwright sets herself apart from her…

  12. BREAKING & ENTERING

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Martha Wainwright /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Martha Wainwright …

  13. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer Thom Yorke develops severe problems with his voice. A local specialist diagnoses Yorke with hoarseness of voice, a s 2004 - Radiohead is forced to cancel its show in Melbourne after lead singer…

  14. Fantasia Jumps Aboard Kem Tour

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champion will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The three- Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "…

  15. CD/DVD Salutes Bluegrass Fest's 30th

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's 30th anniversary with separate CD and DVD releases. As the Telluride Bluegrass Festival pulls into its 32nd year, Rounder Records is commemorating the annual event's…

  16. Q&A: Rudy Pérez

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Miami-based producer Rudy Pérez has ranked No. 1 on the Billboard year-end recap of Hot Latin Tracks Producers for three consecutive years. Now, Pérez, known for his high-quality productions, is up for the Latin producer of the year honor at the…

  17. Doves Pull Out Of Coachella

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Doves has been forced to cancel its appearance this weekend at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., as vocalist/bassist Jimi Goodwin is suffering from severel U.K. rock act Doves has been forced to cancel its appearance this weekend at the Coachella…

  18. 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,…

  19. Springsteen Opens Solo Tour In Detroit

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Bruce Springsteen faithful descended on Michigan last night (April 25) to help the New Jersey icon kick off his solo "Devils & Dust" ... The Bruce Springsteen faithful descended on Michigan last night (April 25) to help the New Jersey icon kick off his solo "Devils &…

  20. Travis Tritt Splits From Columbia

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five years. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five…

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