1. Band Aid 20's 'Christmas' Tops U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury) easily debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Dec. 5). Although the Band Aid 20 track came nowhere near the first-week sal The all-star remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas" (Mercury)…

  2. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  3. Stars Gather For Band Aid Remake

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jamelia, Ms. Dynamite, Will Young and members of the bands Busted, the Darkness and Sugababes were all part of the project, called Band Aid 20. Some of the U.K.'s biggest pop stars gathered yesterday (Nov. 14) to record a new version of the 1984 fundraising…

  4. Bono, McCartney Join Band Aid 20 Lineup

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The single will be issued Nov. 29 in the U.K. on Mercury/Universal. Further details are emerging about the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," which will be credited to Band Aid 20 in acknowledgement of the…

  5. Everything I've Got in My Pocket

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. After star…

  6. Dido, Robbie, Sting Sing For 'Bridget'

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young will be found on the soundtrack to "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," due Nov. 1 New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie…

  7. 2004 World Music Awards Winners

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. Below is the list of winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. World's best male artist: Usher World's best female artist: Norah Jones…

  8. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "100 YEARS," FIVE FOR FIGHTING 2. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 3. "White Flag," Dido 4. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 5. "Heaven," Los Lonely Boys Issue date: Sept. 18,…

  9. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 2. "100 Years," Five For Fighting 3. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 4. "WHITE FLAG," DIDO 5. "Love's Divine," Seal Issue date: Sept. 11,…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Fantasia, song titles, Top 40 radio and Maroon5 with readers. NOT GOING BACK, NOT GOING FORWARD Dear Fred, Kenny Chesney's "I Go Back" remains at No. 2 [on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart] for a sixth non-consecutive…

  11. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 2. "White Flag," Dido 3. "100 Years," Five For Fighting 4. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 5. "LOVE'S DIVINE," SEAL Issue date: Aug. 21,…

  12. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 2. "100 Years," Five For Fighting 3. "White Flag," Dido 4. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow 5. "AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH," MICHAEL…

  13. No Roots

    July 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "No Roots" has given U.K. trio Faithless its first No. 1 album debut in its home country. "No Roots" has given U.K. trio Faithless its first No. 1 album debut in its home country. With the stateside arrival of "No Roots," the threesome (Sister Bliss, Rollo…

  14. Rhino Box Surveys Fertile '80s Underground

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino's latest comprehensive musical survey. Due Oct. The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial…

  15. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. "100 Years," Five For Fighting 2. "This One's For The Girls," Martina McBride 3. "WHITE FLAG," DIDO 4. "Love's Divine," Seal 5. "The First Cut Is The Deepest," Sheryl Crow Issue date: July 17,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Warped, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Warped Tour, B.J. Cole, Gabriel & Dresden Rancid, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, Sick Of It All and Fishbone are among the acts set to play a Vans Warped Tour 10th Anniversary Reunion concert Aug. 20 outside of Boston. The show will take place one day after the tour's last…

  17. U.K. Still 'Mad' About Andrews, Jules

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST The single "Mad World" remained No. 1 for a second week in the U.K., topping yesterday's (Dec. 29) final weekly sales chart of 2003. Released by Sanctuary/Adventure, the Michael Andrews featuring Gary The single "Mad World" remained No. 1 for a second week in the U.K.…

  18. Unknowns Snag U.K. Holiday No. 1

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 title was ended yesterday (Dec. 21) with a dramatic victory by a demo recording made two years ago for $50. The dark ho One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1…

  19. 52TunesOnTV

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Hilary Duff "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Stacie Orrico. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  20. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

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