1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses songs with similar titles, the Academy Awards and more with readers. TOGETHERNESS Dear Fred, I've been reading your column for several years now, but I've only written in once before. However, the No. 38 debut of Gavin DeGraw's "We Belong Together" got…

  2. Chart Beat

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Movie music makes its mark, Elvis' first No. 1 returns to the top, plus tidbits on Keith Urban and Johnny Cash. AND NEXT YEAR'S OSCAR GOES TO: The nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards haven't been announced yet, but there are already two candidates for best original song for…

  3. 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…

  4. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's…

  5. Cole Covering Fiona, Neil Young On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Expected in the first half of next year…

  6. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

  7. Crue, Wilson, Sister Hazel Join Relief Efforts

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the after effects of Hurricane Katrina, organizers have instead pulled together a benefit concert this weekend in Atlanta. Elsewher With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the…

  8. DMB To Wrap 2005 With One More Tour

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of dates to close out 2005. Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of dates to close out 2005. The trek will begin…

  9. Lauper's 'Body Acoustic' Reinvents Hits

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight/Epic. Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight…

  10. Crow Gets Orchestrated For Fall Dates

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. The run will open Oct. 16 in Seattle and encompass nine shows…

  11. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  12. Hill's 'Fireflies' Lights Up The Billboard 200

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United State Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third…

  13. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A live album from eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell, "East/West" (Nonesuch). The first solo album in 14 years from Stephen Stills, "Man Alive!" (Titan/Pyramid), featuring guest spots from his Crosby,…

  14. O.A.R. Tells 'Stories' On New Studio Disc

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. Due Oct. 4, the set was…

  15. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. According…

  16. DeGraw Dialing In Material For Sophomore Album

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two years after releasing his J Records debut album, "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is looking ahead to his next release, which he hopes to have out sometime in 2006. "I've written several records wor Nearly two years after releasing his J Records debut album, "…

  17. CHART BEAT

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Bee Gees, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kook & the Gang and more. INSIDE AND OUT: The Bee Gees return to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart after an absence of 22 years, courtesy…

  18. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  19. Allmans Tour With Skynyrd, .moe, DeGraw

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. Seven of the planned shows…

  20. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Frankie J, Gavin DeGraw, Simple Plan and Jesse McCartney are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station Z100's Zootopia 2005 concert. The event…

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