1. Jamelia, West Scoop Major MOBO Awards

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big winners at Britain's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards last night (Sept. 30) in London, taking three trophies each. British R&B singer Jamelia and Chicago hip-hop artist Kanye West were the big…

  2. Shortlisters Compiled

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Tracks from 15 albums nominated for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize will be culled for the first compilation stemming from the annual contest. Due Nov.…

  3. 40TunesOnTV

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 27 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Patti Scialfa (also scheduled: Lauren Graham, Peter Boyle). "VH1 All Access: When Stars Get Scammed,"…

  4. Ten Finalists Set For Shortlist Prize

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Wilco, Air, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand are among the 10 finalists for the 2004 Shortlist Prize, which honors critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the Rec Albums by Wilco, Air, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand are among the 10 finalists for the…

  5. Hot Product

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Up-and-coming Irish rock act the Thrills' "Let's Bottle Bohemia" (Virgin), with guest spots from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Van Dyke Parks. Bowling For Soup's latest Jive set, "A Hangover You Don&…

  6. McFadden, Bedingfield Top U.K. Charts

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Westlife vocalist Brian McFadden started his solo career with a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Sept. 12), while Natasha Bedingfield followed her recent chart-topping single "These Words" with a b Former Westlife vocalist Brian McFadden started his solo career with a No. 1 U.K.…

  7. Radical Connector

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With "Radical Connector," German electronic duo Mouse on Mars blends its signature computerized glitch-beats with a more dance-oriented sound. With "Radical Connector," German electronic duo Mouse on Mars blends its signature computerized glitch-beats with a more dance…

  8. Billboard Bits: Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo Electronica artist Amon Tobin will create the soundtrack for the video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory," due out in time for the holiday season. Ninja Tune Records will release a companion soundtrack album with extended…

  9. Prodigy Rumbles Back To U.K. No. 1

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a triumphant return to the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 29). The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a…

  10. 70-Plus Artists Up For Shortlist Prize

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose latest albums made the "Longlist" of initial nominations for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize, which honors critically acc Loretta Lynn, Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and the Killers are among 73 artists whose…

  11. Shortlist Music Prize 'Longlist' Nominees

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The "longlist" of artists and their latest albums being considered for the 2004 Shortlist Music Prize. Ten finalists for the award will be announced in late September; the Prize will be awarded duri Below is the "longlist" of artists, and their latest albums, being…

  12. The Tangled Web

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Berklee College of Music and XL Recordings. PLUG INTO THE CLASSROOM: Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, the world's largest independent music college, is now offering Web travelers the…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Dizzee Rascal …

  14. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  15. Kish Kash

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. "Kish Kash" is the third studio album from Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who record collectively as Basement Jaxx. After spending much time with it,…

  16. Dizzee Rascal Coming To North America

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Dizzee Rascal (real name: Dylan Mills) will see his debut album, "Boy in Da Corner," released in North America in January by Matador/XL Recordings. Teenage rapper Dizzee Rascal (real name: Dylan Mills) will see his debut album, "Boy in Da Corner," released…

  17. Basement Jaxx Goes Pop On Third Set

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who collectively record as Basement Jaxx, know their way around international dancefloors. The British duo's two albums -- "Remedy" and "Rooty" -- have spawned several No. 1 club hits,…

  18. Dizzee Rascal Takes U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a ceremony tonight (Sept. 9) in London. The 18-year-old MC/producer's debut, "Boy In Da Corner," was released in July by XL Recordings Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a…

  19. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul …

  20. Basement Jaxx Slips 'Kash' In Pocket

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has put the finishing touches on a new album, "Kish Kash," due in late October via Astralwerks. The set is the follow…

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