1. Brookstein, Green Day Climb To U.K. No. 1

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" (Syco Music) climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart, published yesterday (Jan. 2). Mea After entering at No. 2 a week ago, Steve Brookstein found his version of…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Missy Elliott, Josh Groban and the latest Swedish "Idol." WORKING IT: If the song that ranks No. 2 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 moves up one place next week, Missy Elliott will have her first No. 1 hit on this chart. "1…

  3. Swing Era Bandleader Artie Shaw Dies

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Artie Shaw, the brilliant clarinetist and bandleader who epitomized the Big Band era with hits such as "Begin the Beguine" and "Stardust" before abandoning the music world for writing and other pursui At his peak in the 1930s and '40s, Artie Shaw, the brilliant…

  4. Mario's 'Love' Rules Singles Charts Again

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the second week in a row, Mario's "Let Me Love You" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. For the second week in a row, Mario's "Let Me Love You" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. As the 2004 calendar year comes to a close, the hit song is also enjoying a…

  5. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  6. Ask Billboard

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Britney Spears, Busted, online sales and Utada. THE WORD ON BRITNEY Hello, Word has it that Britney Spears has recently filmed a video for her song "Do Somethin'" off her recent "Greatest Hits" album. However, word…

  7. Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, died yesterday (Dec. 27) of a Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Belew, Kitaro, Waters

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Adrian Belew, Kitaro and Heather Waters. Adrian Belew has set Jan. 25 as the release date for his latest solo album, "Side One" (Sanctuary). The nine-track set was recorded with Primus leader/bassist Les Claypool and Tool drummer Danny Carey. "'Side One'…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005).

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005). HAPPY NEW YEAR! For many years I have lived by a rule that has kept me safe within the walls of my home or that of a close friend on New Year's Eve. It's one of those holidays where a bottle of good…

  10. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but he has tied the record for…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Adult Contemporary chart with readers. BREAKING AWAY Dear Fred, Thanks for sharing your list of favorite songs/albums for the year. I was a little surprised that Kelly Clarkson didn't make the list. She had two of the best pop…

  13. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100…

  14. Goodrem Delivers Down Under

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The immediate success here of Delta Goodrem's sophomore album, "Mistaken Identity," reflects the Australian public's continuing love affair with the multiplatinum singer/songwriter. Now, Sony BMG is looking to take the Aussie&…

  15. Motown Producer Freddie Perren Dies

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced records for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever" album, has died at the age of 61. Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced songs for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever"…

  16. Billboard Bits: Love, Sigur Ros, Crooked Fingers

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Courtney Love, Sigur Ros, Crooked Fingers Reports that Courtney Love is writing a tell-all autobiography are untrue, according to the artist's representatives. "Courtney Love has received numerous offers to write her autobiography," her spokesperson tells Billboard.com.…

  17. Daft Punk Reveals Its 'Human' Side

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST French electronica duo Daft Punk will return this spring with its third studio album, "Human After All." French electronica duo Daft Punk will return this spring with its third studio album, "Human After All." The 10-track set will be released March 21 internationally via…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bjork, film soundtracks and girl group sales. TjOURk? Keith, First of all, thanks for your recent updates on Kylie Minogue and the Spice Girls. My question is about another of my favorite artists, Bjork. I was wondering what her album…

  19. Eve Shows Softer Side In UPN Show

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Starring in her own sitcom is allowing Eve to reveal a side not usually associated with the hardcore rapper image that made her famous. Starring in her own sitcom is allowing Eve to reveal a side not usually associated with the hardcore rapper image that made her famous. "The part that…

  20. Falkner, Walker Sign On For Cars Tribute

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are among those contributing tracks to "Substitution Mass Confusion," a tribute to New Wave icons the Cars, due Jan. 4 from Not Lame Jason Falkner, the Posies' Jon Auer, Bleu, Damone and Butch Walker are…

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