1. Blunt Holds Off Mariah, Michael On U.K. Chart

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter James Blunt holds sway on both main U.K. charts for a second week, increasing his sales again with the single "You're Beautiful" and holding steady with his debut album "Back to Bedl Singer/songwriter James Blunt holds sway on both main U.K. charts for a…

  2. M.I.A. Back On The Scene For Fall Tour

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. is planning a return to North America for a brief fall headlining tour. M.I.A. is planning a return to North America for a brief fall headlining tour. The Sri Lankan-born, London-based hip-hop/dance artist's run will open Sept. 19, with 11 dates confirmed through an Oct. 5 show in…

  3. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "TP.3 Reloaded," R. Kelly 2. "Already Platinum," Slim Thug' 3. "WANTED," BOW WOW 4. "X&Y," Coldplay 5. "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey' Issue date: July 30, 2005 News R. Kelly …

  4. R. Kelly's 'Reloaded' Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to sales of 139,000 copies in the United States, acc R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for…

  5. Rhino CD Collects ACL Fest Highlights

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Due Aug. 30, the eponymous collection rounds up 16 tracks by acts ranging from…

  6. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  7. Gretchen Wilson Single Takes Ringtone Route

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cingular Wireless customers are the first to hear the latest single from Gretchen Wilson. The country artist's "All Jacked Up," the title cut of her forthcoming sophomore album, is available as a ring Cingular Wireless customers are the first to hear the latest single from…

  8. Blunt Scores U.K. Chart Double

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually unknown at the beginning of the year. But yesterday (July 17), he completed a remarkable double as his single "You're Beautiful" and album "Back To Atlantic-signed English singer-songwriter James Blunt was virtually…

  9. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "TP.3 RELOADED," R. KELLY 2. "The Cookbook," Missy Elliott 3. "X&Y," Coldplay 4. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 5. "U.S.A.: United States Of Atlanta," Ying Yang Twins Issue date: July 23, 2005 News Ying…

  10. R. Kelly 'Reloads' At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3…

  11. 2Pac, Elton Begin Third Week At U.K. No. 1

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John started a third week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 10). On the album chart, John's colleague on the Twenty First Artists m 2Pac's "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John…

  12. Concert Biz Struggles In First Half '05

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously optimistic for a mid-summer rebound. After a poor performance in 2004, the concert business is showing a continued downward trend but promoters are still cautiously…

  13. MTV, VH1 To Rebroadcast Live 8 Footage

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With stinging criticism still fresh of their coverage of last weekend's worldwide Live 8 concerts, MTV and VH1 have confirmed plans to rebroadcast 10 hours of performances tomorrow (July 9). VH1 will With stinging criticism still fresh of their coverage of last weekend's worldwide…

  14. CHART BEAT

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Jessica Simpson, Green Day, Coldplay & Kelly Clarkson. 'BOOTS' ARE READY AGAIN: If you've been trying to think of a suitable present for Jessica Simpson's 25th birthday on July 10, we've already come up with the…

  15. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  16. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chronicles a set with drummer Kenny Wolleson and…

  17. MODERN ROCK

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. "BEST OF YOU," FOO FIGHTERS 2. "Beverly Hills," Weezer 3. "The Hand That Feeds," Nine Inch Nails 4. "B.Y.O.B." System Of A Down 5. "Speed Of Sound," Coldplay Issue date: July 9, 2005 News …

  18. TunesOnTV

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 4-10, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 4 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Earth, Wind & Fire (also scheduled: Julian McMahon). "PJ Harvey: Eurockeennes of Belfort Festival," Showtime Next Featured artist: PJ…

  19. 2Pac/Elton Single Leads U.K. Charts Again

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (July 3), pursued by former classical protege Charlotte Church, who opened "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) by 2Pac featuring Elton John started a…

  20. Live 8: TV, Web, Satellite, Mobile Options

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow's (July 2) Live 8 concerts. In the United States, if you're not planning to attend the show in Philadelphia, you can Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow&…

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