1. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of throat cancer. His age is variously reported as 66 and 75. 2003 - Hank Ballard, the R&B star who originated the dance hit "The Twist," dies in L.A. of…

  3. Dylan, Dave, Dead Crowd Bonnaroo Live Set

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for "Bonnaroo 2004," an audio chronicle of the third edition of the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival. The double-disc s Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for …

  4. Ima Robot Eyes Duran Duran Gigs, Studio Return

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will instead play a handful of dates with the reunited new wave act before returning to the studio to record its sophom Despite being offered a chance to tour with Duran Duran through April, Ima Robot will…

  5. Jackson Defense: Accuser's DNA Not Found

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement today (March 1) that authorities found no DNA evidence in the entertainer's bedroom to support child molestation charges and had to Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement today …

  6. Man Shot During 50 Cent NYC Radio Appearance

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. The rapper, who was at the station promoting the upc A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station…

  7. Prosecutor: Lil' Kim Lied About Shooting

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating the roles of her friends in a 2001 shootout that sent some 30 bullets flying outside a Manhattan radio station, a U.S. prosecutor said tod Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating…

  8. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Braxton Remix Disc

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," Billboard.com has learned. Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection,"…

  9. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  10. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Soul legend Solomon Burke’s “Make Do With What You Got” (Shout! Factory), featuring songs penned by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Dr. John. The sophomore album from hard rock act the Mars Volta, “Frances the Mute” (Strummer…

  11. Gemini

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight's eighth studio album already has a head start, having spun off two adult R&B hits: the Grammy Award-nominated "What We Do Here" and "Everytime You Go Away." But he is bent on showi Brian McKnight's eighth studio album already has a head start,…

  12. Songs

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fire one up and pop a top: This is vintage Willie. Nelson is not only one of the best songwriters Nashville has ever seen, but with his behind-the-beat phrasing and jazzy guitar licks, he is also a br Fire one up and pop a top: This is vintage Willie. Nelson is not only one of the best…

  13. This Day in Music

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition, dies in Gravel Springs, Miss., of pneumonia. He is 94. 2003 - Otha Turner, one of the last exponents of North Mississippi's pre-blues fife-and-drum tradition,…

  14. The Cash Legacy: Johnny, June Boxes Due

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music of country music's most beloved couple will be celebrated with a pair of upcoming Columbia/Legacy multi-disc sets. The music of country music's most beloved couple will be celebrated with a pair of upcoming Columbia/Legacy multi-disc sets. Due June 7, "Johnny Cash --…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady/Aftermath). It's the first chart…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Westlife, chart records, Greek artists, Mariah Carey and "Rich Girl" with readers. LIVING THE WESTLIFE Hi, I have been a U.S. fan of Irish pop group Westlife for several years and I think I have a good question to ask you about them. At the beginning of their…

  17. Jackson Jurors Reflect Star's Influence

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the tremendous influence the pop star has had on the community surrounding his Neverland Ranch. One juror and two al The jurors and alternates selected in the Michael Jackson molestation trial reflect the…

  18. Ask Billboard

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Michael Jackson, Brian Wilson and Paula Abdul. OH THE HUMANITY Keith, Why hasn't the top 10 hit "Human Nature" from the "Thriller" release been packaged onto any of his three greatest hits packages? "HIStory:…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a…

  20. Jury Selected In Michael Jackson Case

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Well ahead of schedule, a jury was selected today (Feb. 23) to decide Michael Jackson's fate on charges that he molested a teenage boy at his Neverland Ranch. "We have a jury," Superior Court Judge Ro Well ahead of schedule, a jury was selected today (Feb. 23) to decide Michael…

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