1. CHART BEAT

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Mariah Carey, Cowboy Troy, Sugarland, Holland-Dozier-Holland and Roxette. 'TOGETHER' ALONE: From Aug. 4,1990, the week she hit No. 1 for the first time on Billboard's Hot 100 (with "Vision of Love"), Mariah Carey…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Keith picks up album of the 2004 - Toby Keith is the big winner at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music…

  3. System Of A Down 'Mezmerizes' Album Chart

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an influx of Billboard 200 entries, breathing life into the chart after weeks of declining sales. The American/Columbia title provided Scoring its second No. 1 with "Mezmerize," System Of A Down leads an…

  4. Leno Was Suspicious Of Jackson Accuser

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno testified today (May 24) that the boy who is now accusing Michael Jackson of molestation was "overly effusive" and sounded suspicious in phone calls to him but never a "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno testified today (May 24) that…

  5. Poll: 'Idol' Fans Will Watch, Vote

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Although hardly unexpected, Fox and "American Idol" producers can expect strong ratings and vote tallies for this week's two-part "American Idol" finale, according to a Billboard.com poll. Although hardly unexpected, Fox and "American Idol" producers can…

  6. Messina's 'Surprise' Comeback

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Jo Dee Messina has had a career marked by ups and downs, but right now she's definitely on a professional high. Her new Curb album, "Delicious Surprise," spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart after its…

  7. Members Of Bobby Brown's Entourage Stabbed

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in Atlanta for treatment of knife wounds after a fight at a restaurant early today (May 23), police said. Two members of singer Bobby Brown's entourage were hospitalized in Atlanta for treatment of knife wounds after a…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. 2003 - Singer/songwriter Liz Phair embarks on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening…

  9. DVD Chronicles Eminem's 'Anger' Tour

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's 2002 Anger Management tour is coming to DVD June 28 via Aftermath. Eminem's 2002 Anger Management tour is coming to DVD June 28 via Aftermath. In addition to performances of the requisite Eminem staples, the DVD will offer fans access to a free download of the uncut version…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. ANTHONY VS. BACKSTREET BOYS Hi Fred, I just noticed the sudden resurgence of "Incomplete" on Billboard's Hot 100. Do you think this has something to do with Anthony Fedorov singing this song on "American Idol" a…

  11. Jackson Witness Testifies About Inconsistencies

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser complained that she and her children were being kept away from the pop star during the time period prosecutors say one of her sons was being molested, a witness The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser complained that she and her children were…

  12. 'Hollaback' Has Singles Chart Staying Power

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers to remain the No. 1 single in the United States. For a fourth consecutive week, the cut tops Billboard's Hot 100, as well as the Pop 100 and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers…

  13. Wallflowers Bloom Again

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Wallflowers' fifth album, "Rebel, Sweetheart" (Interscope), out May 24, explores themes of acceptance and hope. Numerous tracks focus on enduring one's lot in life and, at the same time, are tinged with the belief that…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2004 - Willie Nelson undergoes successful endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls…

  15. CBGB Eyeing Last-Ditch Summer Benefit Tour

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort to save the legendary punk rock club, founder and owner Hilly Kristal told the handful of journalists and CBGB is hoping to host a 30-date festival of big-name acts this summer in a last-ditch effort…

  16. Kylie Minogue Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her management representatives said today (May 17). All remaining dates of her "Showgirl" tour, including concerts in Australia Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has been diagnosed with breast cancer, her…

  17. Billboard Bits: Rev. Run, Duran Duran, 46664 Arctic

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rev. Run, Duran Duran, 46664 Arctic Run-DMC's Reverend Run will open his home to MTV cameras for the new reality series "Run's House." The show will hit the airwaves at the end of the year and was brought to MTV by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy TV…

  18. Rappers Wax Financial At Detroit Summit

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It was all business -- literally -- at Saturday's (May 14) Detroit Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment, the first stop on the Hip-Hop Action Summit Network's (HSAN) seven-city Get Your Money Right It was all business -- literally -- at Saturday's (May 14) Detroit Hip-Hop…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo City, Miss., after a long illness. He is 90. Born in Topeka, Kan., Moore grew up in Memphis. He worked with various Kansas City jazz b 2004 - Blues singer Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore dies in Yazoo…

  20. Backstreet Boys Finalize New Album Track List

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." The Backstreet Boys have nailed down the track list for their fourth studio album, "Never Gone." As previously reported , the set is due June 14 via Jive and is led by the…

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