1. Hot 100 Shocker: Kanye Dethrones Mariah

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx vaults into the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending the summer-long run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Togeth Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold…

  2. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2003 - The Recording Industry Association of America announces the filing of more…

  3. Artists Continue To Aid Katrina Victims

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, pledging talent, money and other means of support for thousands of suffering Gulf Coast residents The music community continues to respond to the immense need for aid in the wake of…

  4. Paisley, Womack Lead CMA Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Toby Keith and Keith Urban each netted four nods, while Sugarl With six nominations each, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are in front of the field for the…

  5. Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Kenny…

  6. Lola

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With 'No Strings' attached, Parisian hailing artist fills dancefloors Paris-born Lola is heating up dance floors with the suggestive single, "No Strings," which debuted at No. 46 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart in the Sept. 3 issue of the magazine. It's…

  7. Elton Talks

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At the top of every hour the clock in Elton John's dressing room at Caesars Palace breaks wind. And every hour, the farting clock makes John laugh. The British superstar has every reason to smile. His Las Vegas run, in which he alternates…

  8. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "…

  9. Kanye West Rips Bush During NBC Telethon

    September 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It began with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt benefit aired on NBC last night, took an unexpected turn thanks to It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr.…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. DID DONNA OR DIDN'T DONNA? Dear Fred, In reference to your article about artists that have held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on The Billboard Hot 100, I vaguely recall Donna Summer doing this same thing with "Bad Girls" and …

  11. Kanye Eyeing Tour With Common

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. Kanye West is eyeing a fall tour with Common, Fantasia and Keyshia Cole, according to his booking agent, Jeff Frasco of Creative Artists Agency. A…

  12. Shakira Leads Nominees For MTV Latin Awards

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs). With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America (VMALAs). Shakira is up…

  13. Mariah Matches Hot 100 Milestone

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and "Shake It Off" jumping 4-2 on the main singles chart, Mariah Carey becomes just one of s With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non…

  14. Paul McCartney: Q&A

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The following is excerpted from a 36-page "Billboard Stars: Paul McCartney" special feature that appears in the Sept. 3, 2005, issue of Billboard magazine. Beyond this Q&A, the section boasts a dozen articles examining the former…

  15. 3 Doors Down Expands Fall Tour

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down has extended the fall tour in support of its latest Universal album, "Seventeen Days," which has been one of the top rock releases of the year. New dates will begin Sept. 29 in Baton Roug 3 Doors Down has extended the fall tour in support of its latest Universal album, …

  16. Three Inducted Into Country Hall Of Fame

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey have been named as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The induction will take place Nov. 15 during the Country Music Association Awards Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey have been named as the newest inductees into the…

  17. Dickinson Starts 'Fresh' With Solo Debut

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson will make his solo bow with "Fresh Wine for the Horses," due Sept. 13 via Sanctuary. Former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson will make his solo bow with "Fresh Wine for the Horses," due Sept. 13 via Sanctuary. The set…

  18. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  19. Toni Braxton Returns With 'Libra'

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Due Sept. 27, "Libra" is led by the Scott Storch-produced first single "Please." As tipped here in June, R&B vocalist Toni Braxton will inaugurate her new deal with Blackground Records/Universal with her first studio album since 2002's "More Than a Woman.…

  20. Stefani's Little L.A.M.B. Hitting Big Time

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out chart-topping songs. Instead, she'll be showing off belts from her fashion line, among other things. When Gwen Stefani takes the stage during New York Fashion Week, she won't be belting out…

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