1. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  2. 50 Cent Nets Hot 100 Top 5 Trifecta

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" extends its No. 1 reign to a second week on Billboard's Hot 100, the rapper makes history with three hits in the chart's top 5. With the Game's "How We Do" featuring 50 Cent As 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "NOTHIN' TO LOSE," JOSH GRACIN 4. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 5. "That's What I Love About Sunday," Craig…

  4. 50 Cent's 'Candy Shop' Sweetens Hot 100

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia becomes the top single in the United States this week, ending Mario's nine-week reign on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The frontrunner of three tr 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia…

  5. 'Prisoners' No More: Yo La Tengo Raids Vaults

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. A career-spanning compilation of material by veteran indie rockers Yo La Tengo will arrive March 22 via Matador. "Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent…

  6. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 2. "YOU'RE MY BETTER HALF," KEITH URBAN 3. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Nothin 'Bout Love Makes Sense," LeAnn…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson chats about single-letter song titles, Nat King Cole, Anne Murray and Rascal Flatts. NOT THE THEME TO A CIRQUE DE SOLEIL SHOW Dear Fred, Doesn't "O" by Omarion become the first one-letter title to reach the Hot 100? "I" by Don Cornell was in 1952, or six…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Hydra, Fantomas, Rascal Flatts Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and noted jam band Particle have teamed up to create Hydra and will launch a U.S. tour April 7 in Santa Cruz. "Hydra is about extreme music," Hart says. "Extreme music for extreme people. I need it!"…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart methodology changes, Mario, Elvis Presley and Rascal Flatts. RATIO Hi Fred, You must be flooded [with e-mails] about the change of methodology on The Billboard Hot 100. As reported on Billboard.com, the "new" Hot 100 incorporates sales from digital…

  11. CHART BEAT

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ciara, Mario, Rascal Flatts & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News …

  12. Beck Seeing Triple On 'Guero'

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Due March 29 via Interscope, "Guero" will be released as a standard CD, a double-disc package with two videos and a 5.1 audio mix and a third edition featuring four remixes. In the wake of an unfinished copy of his new album leaking onto the Internet last month, Beck will offer fans…

  13. Mario Adds Another Billboard No. 1

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST For a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with "Let Me Love You" and with the same song, becomes the first artist to top Billboard's new Pop 100 Airplay list. Making its deb For a seventh straight week, Mario holds the Billboard Hot 100 crown with …

  14. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  15. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "THE BROKEN ROAD," RASCAL FLATTS 4. "Awful, Beautiful Life," Darryl Worley 5. "When I Think About Cheatin'," Gretchen…

  16. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "AWFUL, BEAUTIFUL LIFE," DARRYL WORLEY 2. "You're My Better Half," Keith Urban 3. "Mud On The Tires," Brad Paisley 4. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts 5. "When I Think About Cheatin'," Gretchen…

  17. This Day in Music

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its Greenwich Village location. Opened nearly 30 years previously by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowski, the club is 2004 - Famed New York nightclub the Bottom Line closes the doors forever at its…

  18. Country, Pop, Rock To Grace RodeoHouston

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. The entertainment lineup for the 2005 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo -- aka RodeoHouston -- is packed with notable artists from many genres. As…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Green Day, Tamyra Gray, Gretchen Wilson, Rascal Flatts and chart rules with readers. GREEN MATTER Hi Fred! As always, I read and enjoy "Chart Beat" every week and I just read what you wrote about Green Day getting its first No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.…

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