1. New Pornographers, Belle & Sebastian / March 3, 2006 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST The pairing of these two indie giants looks great on paper, as both groups are enjoying a wave of critical acclaim for their latest studio efforts. But on the second night of a two-night stand in the The pairing of these two indie giants looks great on paper, as both groups are enjoying a…

  2. ON TV

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 20-26, 2006. MONDAY, MARCH 20 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Chris Brown (also scheduled: Joy Philbin, Wentworth Miller). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: The Coby Brown Group (also…

  3. Pussycat Dolls Eyeing TV Takeover

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Burlesque-style dancing troupe the Pussycat Dolls -- who hit a high note in the music world last year with their top five debut album "PCD" -- are looking to make their mark in television as well. Burlesque-style dancing troupe the Pussycat Dolls -- who hit a high note in the music…

  4. Chart Beat

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ne-Yo, James Blunt, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Sting and Jessi Colter are among those making noteworthy moves and news. RAPID TRANSIT: The turnover rate of No. 1 songs on The Billboard Hot 100 continues at an accelerated pace, the fastest in eight years. After just one week at the…

  5. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the…

  6. SLAVE TO THE SYSTEM, "Slave to the System"

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Slave To The System is a group who recorded an album for the fun it, and criminy, does it know how to fool around. Slave To The System is a group who recorded an album for the fun it, and criminy, does it know how to fool around. Brother Cane alumni Damon Johnson and Roman Glick, Queensryche…

  7. Dulli's Twilight Singers 'Burn' For New CD

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST After numerous delays, former Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli has finished his fourth album under the Twilight Singers moniker. The 12-track "Powder Burns" will be released May 16 via One Little Indian After numerous delays, former Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli has finished his…

  8. Ask Billboard

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Mariah Carey, Pussycat Dolls and Grammys. EMANCIPATION FOR 'MIMI' Keith, I have a question regarding Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi", which was a Grammy nominee for album of the year. It was released on April 12, 2005…

  9. Avant 'Minutes' Away From Fourth Album

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Avant will release his fourth album, "Director," March 21 via Magic Johnson Records/Geffen. R&B vocalist Avant will release his fourth album, "Director," March 21 via Magic Johnson Records/Geffen. First single "4 Minutes" can be streamed on…

  10. R. Kelly Leads Soul Train Award Nominees

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by Tyrese and actress Vivica Fox at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly leads the list of nominees for the 20th annual Soul Train Music Awards, announced today (Feb. 2) by…

  11. Beyoncé Still No. 1, 'High School' Breaks Record

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, but the star this week is the "High School Musical" soundtrack, which spawns several Beyoncé's "Check On It" featuring Slim Thug retains its…

  12. Beyoncé, Slim Thug Battle Their Way To No. 1

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises one rung to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut ends the two-week run of Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Al Beyoncé's "Check on It" featuring Slim Thug rises…

  13. Bill Frisell Quintet / Jan. 23, 2005 / Los Angeles (Jazz Bakery)

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Guitarist Bill Frisell began his one-night stand Monday at Los Angeles' Jazz Bakery leading his quintet in a loose-limbed, lowdown, shoes-off treatment of "You Are My Sunshine," taken at a sexually ev Guitarist Bill Frisell began his one-night stand Monday at Los Angeles'…

  14. Nelly's 'Grillz' Grabs Second Week At No. 1

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also ascends 12-5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp…

  15. Oakenfold Feeling 'Lively' On New CD

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will release his next artist album, "A Lively Mind," April 11 via Maverick. Superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold will release his next artist album, "A Lively Mind," April 11 via Maverick. Oakenfold recruited the guest vocal talents of singer/actress…

  16. Nelly Nabs Fourth Hot 100 No. 1

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp climbs from No. 5 to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut is Nelly's fourth Hot 100 No. 1, following "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma" Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall…

  17. Chart Beat

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nelly returns to the top of the Hot 100 for a fourth time, Carrie Underwood notches a pair of country No. 1s and new Billboard charts are among this week's topics. 'GRILLZ' GONE WILD: A surprise 5-1 move carries Nelly to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. "Grillz" …

  18. Mike Gordon, Benevento/Russo Duo / Dec. 30, 2005 / St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jannus Landing)

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Call it a welcome new holiday tradition: Eclectic jam duo Benevento/Russo closed out 2005 with a string of riveting performances featuring Phish bassist Mike Gordon, in an encore of the trio's year-en Call it a welcome new holiday tradition: Eclectic jam duo Benevento/Russo closed out…

  19. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights, blink-182, Bayside/Name Taken, Taking Back…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Beyoncé, George Strait, Dolly Parton, "chart years," year-end accounting and much more this week with readers. WHERE'S 'FIGHTING' - GILBERT'S GRIPE Dear Fred, I think I found another Beyoncé song that did not make the top 10 of the Hot 100. Didn&…

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