1. Nas Shares 'Street' Stories

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. Nas' latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), is no…

  2. U2 Bombs U.K. Album Chart

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U.K. album chart at No. 1 yesterday (Nov. 28). The new Universal Island album is the Irish band's ninth best-selling set over a 21-year period U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" exploded onto the U…

  3. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nas 'Streets' Of Fire Whether Nas discourses on street life, politics or love, you can always count on one thing: He is not going to pull any punches. His latest project, the double-CD "Street's Disciple" (Ill Will Records/Columbia), finds the Queens, N.Y., griot…

  4. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Simon and Garfunkel 'Friends' With Benefits Warner Bros. this week releases the Simon and Garfunkel concert document "Old Friends: Live on Stage, chronicling the pair's triumphant 2003 reunion tour. The project will be available as a stand-alone DVD, a double-CD set and a…

  5. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  6. THE HOT 100

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 2. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell 3. "Over And Over," Nelly featuring Tim McGraw 4. "LOSE MY BREATH," DESTINY'S CHILD 5. "Let Me Love You," Mario…

  7. Usher And Alicia's 'Boo' Still Strong At No. 1

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher starts his sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "My Boo" featuring Alicia Keys. That gives Usher a total of 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004; last week, he became the only artist ever to top Usher starts his sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "…

  8. THE BILLBOARD 200

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "ENCORE," EMINEM 2. "Destiny Fulfilled," Destiny's Child 3. "Crunk Juice," Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 4. "Merry Christmas With Love," Clay Aiken 5. "Greatest Hits," Shania Twain Issue date: Dec. 4, 2004 News…

  9. Eminem Thankful To Remain No. 1

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availab Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse…

  10. Artists Line Up For Macy's Parade

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. For nearly eight decades, the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday has been synonymous with a parade in the streets of New York. This year will be no different, as the 78th…

  11. Rilo Kiley's Lewis Working On Solo Album

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley just wrapped an extensive tour in support of its latest Brute/Beaute album, "More Adventurous," but that hasn't stopped frontwoman Jenny Lewis from keeping busy. Indie rock outfit Rilo Kiley just wrapped an extensive tour in support of its latest…

  12. Destiny's Return

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year hiatus, Destiny's Child is picking up where it left off: at the top. "Lose My Breath," the first single from the group's hotly anticipated album "Destiny Fulfilled," quickly marched its way to No.…

  13. New Sounds Abound On 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due Jan The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from…

  14. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City.…

  15. U2 'Bombs' Brooklyn With Surprise Show

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend, U2 stuck around New York today to usher in its new album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," in typically grand fashion. The Irish rock a Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend,…

  16. Girls Aloud Notches Second U.K. No. 1

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand by You." Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll…

  17. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani 'Love' To Love You, Gwen To hear No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani tell it, she's just a girl from Orange County following a dream. "I'm just like you, except I write songs," Stefani says. "I feel like I'm doing something right. And right…

  18. Hummin' to Myself

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's nothing new about Linda Ronstadt strolling through the Great American Songbook. She established a respectable post-rock career with her three 1980s big-band albums arranged with Sinatra-esque There's nothing new about Linda Ronstadt strolling through the Great American…

  19. Todo el Año

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Next time Latin music critics decide to trivialize Latin pop, they might want to listen to Obie Bermúdez's new album. Next time Latin music critics decide to trivialize Latin pop, they might want to listen to Obie Bermúdez's new album. Call it contemporary Latin pop; an album that…

  20. Why My Guitar Screams & Moans

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been afraid to explore hip-hop, sampling and unorthodox mixing techniques. His bravado paid major creative dividends on his 20 Chris Thomas King has earned a reputation as a blues innovator. He hasn't been…

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