1. 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…

  2. B&E: The Academy Is...

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Academy Is... Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Plenty of people are in love with Chicago's the Academy Is..., as…

  3. Miss. Allstars, Umphrey's McGee Lead Jammy Noms

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the fifth Jammy Awards, to be handed out April 26 at the Theater at Madison Square in New York. North Mississippi Allstars and Umphrey's McGee scored a leading three nominations each for the…

  4. This Day in Music

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song "On Top of Spaghetti." 2003 - Folk music singer/songwriter Tom Glazer dies in Philadelphia. Glazer, 88, is best known for the 1963 novelty song…

  5. VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" consists of 15 hit metal ballads from the '80s that helped break mainstream radio barriers for such bands as Warrant ("I Saw Red") and Slaughter ("Fly to the Angels "VH1 Classic Metal Mania: Stripped" consists of 15…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Grammys and charts, new Billboard charts, Anne Murray and Tina Turner with readers. HERE WE GO AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME Hi Fred, "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles and Norah Jones is the second Grammy winner for record of the year that did not chart on the Hot…

  7. Yusuf Islam Awarded Libel Damages

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged he supported terrorism. Yusuf Islam, the musician formerly known as Cat Stevens, said he had won substantial damages from two British newspapers which alleged…

  8. AC/DC Polishes 'Family Jewels'

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due March 29 in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the…

  9. Jayhawks' Olson, Louris Fly Again

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's the classic rock band cashing in on decades-old nostalgia, or indie-rock darlings tromping though the clubs trying to recover a spark of the Rock'n'roll reunion tours come in many shapes, whether it's…

  10. 3 Doors Down Steers Straight To No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's Day shoppers this year, as the group earns the highest-charting set and best sales week of its career with 3 Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a joy ride in an ambulance. Griggs and band member Kevin Weaver came upon the vehicle, with keys inside, in the par 2001 - Country singer Andy Griggs is arrested just before 3 a.m. after taking a…

  12. Star-Packed Performances Power Grammys

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about performances than awards. Of the 107 Grammys handed out, only 11 were presented during last night's (Feb. 13) th As has become tradition, the CBS broadcast of the Grammy Awards ceremony was more about…

  13. 47th Annual Grammy Awards Winners

    February 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Below are the winners of the 47th annual Grammy Awards, presented Feb. 13, 2005, at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center. Record Of The Year …

  14. Billboard Bits: NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on NBA All-Star Game, Petra Haden, Ridgway Rapper Nelly, rapper/actor Ice Cube, singer/songwriter Ryan Cabrera, producer/artist/record executive Jermaine Dupri, singer Brian McKnight and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath are among those taking part in this year's NBA All-Star Celebrity…

  15. The Raspberries Blossom Once More

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full-fledged tour. With a smattering of recent live shows receiving rave reviews, reunited power pop quartet the Raspberries have fans clamoring for a full…

  16. Billboard Bits: Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Oasis/Jet, Grateful Dead, Himmelman Oasis has confirmed its first U.S. shows in three years, which will come in support of its as-yet-untitled new studio album , due May 16 internationally via Epic and late May or early June in North America. The band will play Toronto (June 17),…

  17. U2 Tickets Flying Fast, Edge Heads To Court

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The frenzy surrounding the U2 Vertigo tour continued over the weekend with more quick sellouts, including all U.K. shows at more than 260,000 tickets, and 55,000 sold for the June 10 European opener i The frenzy surrounding the U2 Vertigo tour continued over the weekend with more quick…

  18. Folds Saves Songs For 'Silverman'

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fruit of the latter endeavor will emerge as "Songs for Silverman" April 26 via Epic. Since the release of 2001's "Rockin' the Suburbs," Ben Folds has toured various parts of the world time and time again, collaborated extensively with William Shatner ,…

  19. Sasha Pushes Boundaries On 'Involver'

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his career. If his latest Global Underground album, "Involver," is any indication, DJ/producer Sasha has embarked on a brand new phase of his…

  20. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards,…

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