1. '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…

  2. Willie Readies Reggae Riddims

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman" will see release this summer by Lost Highway. Nearly a decade after hatching the idea for a country album that infuses reggae, Willie Nelson's "Countryman…

  3. Q&A: Chayanne

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a 20-year career and 12 studio albums, Puerto Rican singer Chayanne is one of the undisputed icons of Latin pop. Often referred to as a heartthrob, Chayanne is much more. He is a relentless performer whose last world tour spanned more than…

  4. THE BILLBOARD 200

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "WITH TEETH," NINE INCH NAILS 2. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 3. "...Something to Be," Rob Thomas 4. "The Massacre," 50 Cent 5. "Devils & Dust," Bruce Springsteen Issue date: May 21, 2005 News Mariah…

  5. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami…

  6. Foos Rock Hard, Sing Softly On New Album

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on "In Your Honor," which offers one disc each of electric and acoustic songs. The 20-track album is due June 14 via RCA; fir The Foo Fighters present two distinct sides of their musical personalities on …

  7. Stuart Preps Three Albums On New Imprint

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums. Prolific country artist Marty Stuart has been given his own Universal South Records imprint on which he already has plans to release three albums.…

  8. B&E: Aqualung

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Aqualung. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. NOT JETHRO TULL, MY FRIEND: "WE@VE BEEN F***ING KIDDNA_PED," writes Aqualung&…

  9. BREAKING & ENTERING

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aqualung /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Aqualung …

  10. NIN's 'Teeth' Sparkle At No. 1

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The Trent Reznor-led act's "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) racked up first week sales After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is found dead at his home in Ireland of unknown causes. He is 57. 2003 - Rock musician Noel Redding, best known for his stint as the bassist of the Jimi Hendrix…

  12. Longwave Flips Lineup, Readies New Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. New York rock act Longwave will release its third album, "There's a Fire," June 28 via RCA. The 12-song set was produced by John Leckie (Radiohead, Stone Roses); an MP3 of…

  13. Stones Regroup For New Tour, Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones are today announcing another mega world tour during a media event at New York's Juilliard School of Music. The outing begins Aug. 21 at Fenway Park in Boston, and ticke As expected , the Rolling Stones today (May 10) announced another mega world tour…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  15. Billboard Bits: MusicFest, New Pornographers & More

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rochester MusicFest, New Pornographers & More A host of top R&B/hip-hop acts have signed on for the 2005 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest, to be held July 16-17 at Genessee Valley Park. The first day will feature performances by John Legend, Ciara, Boyz II Men, Jagged Edge and Nina…

  16. TunesOnTV

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 9-15, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 9 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Neil Diamond (also scheduled: Felicity Huffman). "VH1 All Access: Michael Jackson's Most Shocking," VH1…

  17. Time For DMB To 'Stand Up'

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As the first new studio album from Dave Matthews Band in more than three years, "Stand Up" is about to be counted. The new record from the Charlottesville, Va.-based band takes the group into new sonic territory under first-time DMB…

  18. Rapper Capone Readies Solo Debut

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Although his recording career covers more than seven years, rapper Capone is preparing to release his debut solo disc. Due July 12 via Pain, Time & Glory Enterprises…

  19. Dr. Dre Attacker To Stand Trial

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of punching Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge has ruled. A man accused of punching Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards last year must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge has ruled. Judge James Dabney on Friday found sufficient…

  20. 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…

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