1. 19TunesOnTV

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 2-8, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 2 "Today," NBC Featured artists: Ashanti, Phil Vassar (also scheduled: Chris Berard. Carrie Wiatt). "Simple Plan Makes a Video,": MTV2 Featured artist: Simple Plan ("…

  2. Billboard Bits: John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on John Whitehead, Duran Duran, Talib Kweli In the wake of the May 2004 shooting death of R&B songwriter/artist John Whitehead, his widow Elnor has created the John Whitehead There's No Stoppin' the Music Foundation and plans to open the John C. Whitehead Charter School for…

  3. Gerald Levert Indicted On Assault Charges

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has indicted R&B star Gerald Levert on assault charges, despite a city prosecutor earlier saying there wasn't evidence to sustain the charges following a confro A Cuyahoga County (Ohio) grand jury has indicted R&B star Gerald Levert on assault…

  4. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Idol," Fox Featured artist: Paula Abdul …

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to the O'Jays, Tina Turner, Mario, Buddy Jewell, 'Kidz Bop,' Tori Amos, Omarion, Elvis Presley and more. SENIOR CITIZENS: It's hard to find an artist on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with a…

  6. Levert Won't Be Charged With Assault

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. Prosecutor Anthony Jordan said that there was no evidence the…

  7. Gerald Levert Arrested In Cleveland

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation with police at a downtown intersection, authorities said. Levert, 38, was cited on charges of driving under R&B vocalist Gerald Levert was arrested early Friday in Cleveland during a confrontation…

  8. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100…

  9. Jay-Z, Linkin Park 'Mash-Up' Tops Album Chart

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes an underground concept to the pinnacle of the mainstream as "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: C The seemingly odd pairing of a multiplatinum artists from the rap and rock worlds takes…

  10. Hot Product

    November 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The sophomore album from "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson, "Breakaway" (RCA). The latest album from rapper T.I., "Urban Legend" (Atlantic). A new album from electronica artist Styrofoam, "…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, parent/child chart entries and signature song hits with readers. STEP BACK IN TIME Dear Fred, You knew this was coming. Any time you mention a record for the rock era or the Hot 100, you know I will research the pre-rock era for some comparable…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Lonestar and the Levert family. WONDERFUL 'WONDERFUL': The only new entry in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week is "Wonderful" (The Inc./Def Jam), a Ja Rule song that features R.…

  13. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to…

  14. Levert 'Speaks' On New Album

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will release his fourth album in as many years later this month. Due Nov. 30 via Atlantic, the 16-track "Do I Speak for the World?" includes the single …

  15. 44TunesOnTV

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 25-31, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 25 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Ray Charles (also scheduled: Carson Daly). "Sessions @ AOL," Fuse Featured artist: Yellowcard. "The Brooke Ellison Story," A…

  16. McDonald Goes Back To Motown

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. Vocalist Michael McDonald will on Oct. 26 release "Motown 2," his second album of tracks made famous by stars of the Motown label. The track…

  17. Billboard Bits: Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Atlantic, MoveOn, Kristofferson Atlantic Records is about to shift into full-throttle promotion mode for several key rap projects. The "Joint Chiefs" campaign rolls out with the Oct. 19 reissue of Twista's "Kamikaze." The original version counts 29 weeks on…

  18. Ray Charles Tribute Planned

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Friends of the late Ray Charles will sing his praises during a tribute concert planned for the fall. Bill Cosby will host and Michael McDonald, James Ingram, Gerald Levert and Angie Stone are…

  19. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  20. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Blood In My Eye , Ja Rule 2. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast 3. Chicken'N'Beer , Ludacris 4. Stroke Of Genius , Gerald Levert, 5. The Preacher's Son , Wyclef Jean Issue date: Nov. 22, 2003 News Ludacris , Wyclef Jean , Gerald Levert , Ja Rule …

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