1. Carey Keeps It 'Together' At No. 1

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" nets a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, and is again the chart's greatest airplay gainer. The second single from her Island Def Jam album "The Emancipat Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" nets a…

  2. Back To Backstreet

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Is there life beyond the boy band phenomenon? The Backstreet Boys, and Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss are on a mission to prove there is. "Never Gone," due June 14, is the first studio album from the multi-platinum act in…

  3. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  4. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  5. Crazy Frog Outpaces Coldplay In U.K.

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog upstaged Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" (Parlophone) on yesterday's (May 29) new U.K. singles chart by beating it to No. 1. The track, one of several to The novelty single "Axel F" (Gusto) by Crazy Frog…

  6. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards, the music industry gongs that celebrate composers. The even is staged by the Briti 2003 - The songwriters of the year crown goes to British band Coldplay at the…

  7. Coldplay To Hit North America In August

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has confirmed dates for its summer North American tour. Coldplay has confirmed dates for its summer North American tour. The run in support of the band's forthcoming album, " X&Y " (Capitol), will open Aug. 2 in Toronto and close Sept. 30 in Bristow, Va. Rilo Kiley…

  8. Coldplay Tells Stories At Intimate New York Gig

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay dropped in on the tiny Harvey Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y., last night (May 16) to tape an episode of VH1's newly revived "Storytellers" show. The show will premiere June 8, the day aft Coldplay dropped in on the tiny Harvey Theatre in downtown Brooklyn, N.Y.,…

  9. Tunes On TV

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 16-22, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 16 "TRL: Prom Week," MTV Featured artist: Ciara. "VH1 All Access: More Awesome Celeb Beefs," VH1 Featured artists: Elton John, Madonna, R. Kelly, George Michael, Nick…

  10. Billboard Bits: 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show'

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Six Feet Under,' Buffett, 'Early Show' New, as-yet-untitled tracks from Interpol and the Arcade Fire will lead the soundtrack to the HBO series "Six Feet Under: Everything Ends." Due June 21 via Astralwerks, two weeks after the new season of the show…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. KELLY BREAKS AWAY Dear Fred, Kelly Clarkson has three songs in the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week! Have any other contestants from "American Idol" achieved this? Thanks! Sincerely, Dean Smedley Dear Dean, While…

  12. Coldplay, Wilco, Crowes Lead ACL Lineup

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie, Doves, Buddy Guy, the Allman Brothers Band and Franz Ferdinand lead the lineup for the fourth Austin City Coldplay, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Oasis, the Black Crowes, Jimmy Cliff, Death Cab For Cutie,…

  13. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  14. 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…

  15. CHART BEAT

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, 50 Cent & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Gwen Stefani …

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. Coldplay Sounds Loud, Proud On 'X&Y'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on its third studio album, "X&Y." Due June 7 in North America via Capitol, the 12-track set is led by the soaring sin Coldplay offers up a bigger, louder version of its widely loved pop/rock sound on…

  19. Oslo

    April 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles act Oslo could easily be mistaken for an English import. Los Angeles act Oslo could easily be mistaken for an English import. The trio's atmospheric alterna-pop is drawing comparisons to Brit bands from Coldplay to Oasis, especially in the way guitarist/vocalist Mattia…

  20. Billboard Bits: Coldplay, James Taylor & More

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Coldplay, James Taylor & More Beginning today, the first track from Coldplay's upcoming Capitol album, "X&Y," is available as a 30-second master ringtone a week before the entire song can be heard on the radio. "Speed of Sound" is being offered…

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