1. Mandy Moore Returns With 'Organic' New Album

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films like "Saved" and "American Dreamz," Mandy Moore is finishing her first new album since 2003's "Coverage," her last for Epic. After spending the past several years focusing on acting in films…

  2. This Day in Music

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Retailers in the U.S. are hit with a wave of superstar releases on what the industry dubs "Super Tuesday." Among the sets released are Garth Brooks' "Garth Brooks: Double Live," Whitney 2003 - Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet…

  3. Billboard Bits: Willy Mason, Crime Mob, Art Garfunkel

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean Gets Rough," March 20 via Astralwerks. The project was recorded at an obscure studio on a farm in North Brookfield, Mass., nea Singer/songwriter Willy Mason will unveil his second album, "If the Ocean…

  4. Busy Elfman Looks Ahead, Not Back

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana," his long-standing relationship with director Tim Burton and his years in Oingo Boingo during a keynote Q&A session yesterday Composer Danny Elfman discussed his new album "Serenada Schizophrana,"…

  5. Josh Groban Unveils Spring Tour Plans

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST With his latest album, "Awake," having debuted this week at No. 2 on The Billboard 200, vocalist Josh Groban has announced a spring 2007 tour in support. The outing will begin Feb. 17 in Verona, N.Y., With his latest album, "Awake," having debuted this week at No. 2 on The…

  6. Jazzy Jeff Nabs Meth, De La, Rhymefest For Solo Set

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of the Magnificent," the follow-up to his 2002 solo debut "The Magnificent" (Rapster). Due early next year, the entirely self-produced dis DJ Jazzy Jeff is putting the finishing touches on "The Return of…

  7. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…

  8. Timberlake, T.I. Still No. 1 On Hot 100

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The cut also leads the Pop 100 for the same span but ends its three-week run on Hot Digital Song Justin Timberlake's "My Love" featuring T.I. notches a third…

  9. The Chesterfield Kings

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST The New York Dolls (New York), Supersuckers (Seattle), the Chesterfield Kings (Rochester, N.Y.), Davie Allen & the Arrows (Los Angeles), and the Charms (Boston) all converged on the West Coast to Sunday November 5th: Day One Departure from Rochester, NY. We left for San Diego, as did all…

  10. Jay-Z Plots One-Day 'Kingdom Come' Tour

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z will play seven 30-minute shots across the country on Saturday (Nov. 18) in advance of the Tuesday release of his comeback album, "Kingdom Come." With the aid of a private jet, Jay-Z will play seven 30-minute shots across the country on Saturday …

  11. Finn Regroups With Crowded House Bassist

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. Neil Finn has reunited with Crowded House bandmate Nick Seymour for his next solo album, which he plans to release next year. Finn tells Billboard.com that bassist…

  12. Wonder, Gill, Stone To Salute Gerald Levert

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer. The family of R&B vocalist Gerald Levert has arranged a public musical tribute for the late singer, who died last week at the age of 40. The Celebration of Life will take place at 12:00…

  13. Tweedy, Costello, Jones Enliven New Louvin Album

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and George Jones are among the artists pitching in on country legend Charlie Louvin's first new album in more than a decade. The self-titled 12-track set will arriv Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello and George Jones are among the artists…

  14. Underdogs Begin Busy Year With 'Dreamgirls' Soundtrack

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in unison throughout the song. One telltale movement signals that a recording has passed final muster with the Underdogs: The production duo's heads bob in…

  15. Underground Garage

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. The Charms out of Boston grab the coolest song in the world this week. Voted coolest new band by the Underground Garage…

  16. The Gray Kid

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST It's been two years since the Gray Kid (aka Steve Cooper) linked with World's Fair management. A steady stream of live gigs in Los Angeles has built his reputation, but it was a parody video that cata It's been two years since the Gray Kid (aka Steve Cooper) linked with World&…

  17. Game On

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob leader is 50 Cent. But the Game, aka Jayceon Taylor, has bloodied his knuckles protecting his brand and his Few MCs can survive a character assassination from an entire rap crew, especially if the mob…

  18. 'Smack' Attack

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Waiting at New York's JFK Airport to hop a plane to the United Kingdom, Akon would much rather be flying to Atlanta to spend a weekend in his own bed. Waiting at New York's JFK Airport to hop a plane to the United Kingdom, Akon would much rather be flying to Atlanta to spend a…

  19. Hot Cup Of Joe

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Fat Joe has teamed with Virgin Records and Imperial Records, a new urban label development unit of Caroline Distribution, for the release this week of his new album, "Me, Myself & I." T Rapper Fat Joe has teamed with Virgin Records and Imperial Records, a new urban label…

  20. Chart Beat Chat

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred and his readers discuss Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, George Michael and more. BACK TO THE 'DANCE' To: Mr. Fred Bronson I see on the Adult Contemporary chart that Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most" has hit No. 1 (for the week ending Nov. 18). I know that the…

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