1. XXL Compiles Hip-Hop Disc

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1." Hip-hop magazine XXL highlights selected album tracks and singles from the past two years on its first compilation, "XXL Raps Volume 1."…

  2. Rappers Overtake Korn In 'Twisted' Video

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frustrated that MTV never seemed to play rock videos anymore, he had an idea: why not get a bunch of the band's friends who are hip-hop stars to play Korn in a vi When Korn frontman Jonathan Davis got frustrated that MTV never seemed to play rock…

  3. Kanye's 'Gold Digger' Still Strong On Billboard Charts

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx again stays on top of several Billboard charts. For the fifth week in a row, the song is fir Despite his album's slow descent through The Billboard 200, Kanye…

  4. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Twista/Trina Do The Twist Atlantic labelmates Twista and Trina storm back this week with new albums. Twista's "The Day After" is led by first single "Girl Tonite" featuring Trey Songz. The cut is No. 12 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album…

  5. West's 'Gold Digger' Extends Chart Domination

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West's "Gold Digger" continues its domination of several Billboard charts again this week. On the Billboard Hot 100, it is No. 1 for a fourth straight week and is the greatest airplay gainer on Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx continues its…

  6. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this…

  7. Kanye Keeps Digging No. 1 Single

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite losing his grip on the top rung of the album chart, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" solidifies its No. 1 status on several Billboard charts again this week. The Jamie Foxx-featuring song is No. 1 f Despite losing his grip on the top rung of the album chart, Kanye West's…

  8. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An album of music inspired by the poetry of late rapper Tupac Shakur, "The Rose" (Amaru/Koch). Eclectic jazz trio the Bad Plus' "Suspicious Activity" (Columbia). New albums from reggae-inspired…

  9. 'ReAct Now' Downloads To Aid Katrina Relief

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent Reznor and the Red Hot Chili Peppers from last week's "ReAct Now: Music and Relief" telethon will soon be available as dow Performances by such acts as U2, Neil Young, Green Day, Big & Rich, Trent…

  10. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are…

  11. Artists Continue To Aid Katrina Victims

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, pledging talent, money and other means of support for thousands of suffering Gulf Coast residents The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of…

  12. Music-Related Hurricane Relief Efforts Grow

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," staged in New York by NBC Universal and featuring Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) …

  13. Mariah Matches Hot 100 Milestone

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and "Shake It Off" jumping 4-2 on the main singles chart, Mariah Carey becomes just one of s With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non…

  14. Banner Makes Move With 'Play'

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When you share a name with the Incredible Hulk's alter ego, the pressure to live up to the hype can be daunting. So it would not be surprising if rapper/producer David Banner were a tad anxious as the Sept. 20 release date for his third SRC…

  15. Twista Rolls With Trey, Pharrell On New CD

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Twista will return Oct. 4 with a new Atlantic album, "The Day After." The 14-track set is led by first single "Girl Tonite" featuring Trey Songz. The cut jumps 36-55 in its fourth week on Billb Rapper Twista will return Oct. 4 with a new Atlantic album, "The…

  16. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna,…

  17. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the…

  18. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  19. TrakStarz Ink Deal With Blackground

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Production duo the TrakStarz, who gained national attention after writing and producing Chingy's multi-platinum Capitol debut, "Jackpot," have formed a joint venture with Blackground Records. Production duo the TrakStarz, who gained national attention after writing and…

  20. Rapper David Banner Studies Acting

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Banner doesn't want to be just another rapper who strolls into movies, so the Mississippi rhymer has been spending the past few months in Los Angeles, studying acting in preparation for a movie David Banner doesn't want to be just another rapper who strolls into movies, so the…

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