1. 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Music Awards Finalists Below are the finalists for the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be presented April 28 in Miami. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Me Dedique A Perderte" Alejandro Fernandez (Sony Discos) "Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor" Juanes (Surco…

  2. Mario's Valentine: 'Love' Still Rules

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Romance is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and Mario's "Let Me Love You" is on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for an eighth straight week. His play to capture the heart of an unappreciated woman Romance is in the air as Valentine's Day approaches, and Mario…

  3. Nickelback Parts With Drummer

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ryan "Nik" Vikedal has left the ranks of Canadian rock act Nickelback. Ryan "Nik" Vikedal has left the ranks of Canadian rock act Nickelback. A member of the band since 1998, the drummer's exit from the group appears amicable, with the remaining members issuing a…

  4. 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…

  5. Osbournes Plead For Return Of Stolen Jewels

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a televised appeal to the British public today (Nov. 23) for help in recovering jewelry worth nearly $2 million snatched from their English country estate Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a televised appeal to the British public today…

  6. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia…

  7. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 25-31)

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 25-31, 2004). BOO! Halloween is upon is! It's always been a high holiday on my list, and an old roommate of mine felt it was the pinnacle of the calendar year. I have a hard time disagreeing with him, I mean, c'mon! Candy,…

  9. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  10. Billboard Bits: Paisley, CMAs, Taste Of Chaos, N.O.R.E.

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Brad Paisley, CMAs, Taste Of Chaos, N.O.R.E. Country star Brad Paisley will kick off a 2005 tour with a Jan. 15 benefit show in Wheeling, W. Va., not far from his hometown of Glen Dale. The Mud in the Valley concert at the WesBanco Arena will raise funds for flood relief organizations…

  11. Kanye West, Lil Jon Top Source Awards

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10) Source Hip-Hop Music Awards in Miami. The show, held at the city's James L. Knight Center, was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast Kanye West and Lil Jon each took home three prizes from yesterday's (Oct. 10)…

  12. 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Winners

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the James L. Knight Center; was taped for Nov. 30 broadcast on BET. Below are the winners of the 2004 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, handed out Oct. 10 in Miami at the James L. Knight Center; was taped for Nov. 30…

  13. Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real Talk," Nov. 9 via Desert Storm/Atlantic. The Just Blaze-produced first single, "Breathe," is No. 19 in its fifth week on Billboard's Hot R&am Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Oct. 4-10)

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Oct. 4-10, 2004). INSIDE HIP-HOP: It's hip-hop's week in the sun as the genre comes under the television microscope from several different angles. VH1 is at the forefront of the looksee, with "And You Don't Stop: 30…

  15. eBay, Virgin, Son Volt & Downhill Battle

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: eBay, Virgin, Son Volt and Downhill Battle. TWO MORE JOIN FRAY: In the past week, two more digital-music services jumped into the increasingly crowded download market. First, online…

  16. A Q&A With Barry Manilow

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for bb.com. Barry Manilow has a busy fall. On Sept. 28, Concord Records releases " Scores: Songs from 'Copacabana' and 'Harmony ,'" Manilow's 43rd album. The CD is a collection of tunes from two musicals penned by Manilow, as…

  17. Transcontinental

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops aplenty. Aussie guitar slinger Jedd Hughes makes an auspicious debut here, co-writing all 11 cuts on "Transcontinental" and showcasing chops…

  18. Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tal Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of times on television this week. On Wednesday…

  20. Ciara's 'Goodies' Steadfast At No. 1

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, but with two of her titles entering the top 10, Alicia Keys is making another run at the top. Ciara's debut single, Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

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