1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Ray Charles and Snoop Dogg. BREAKING AWAY: Kelly Clarkson scores the second-highest charting song of her career on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Breakaway" (Walt Disney) inches up from 9-8. That's a notch…

  2. New Dates With Destiny: CD, Tour

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records has moved up the North American release of the new Destiny Child's album one day, just as the R&B trio has confirmed the first dates for its 2005 world tour. "Destiny Fulfilled" w Columbia Records has moved up the North American release of the new Destiny…

  3. Sleater-Kinney Starts Fresh With Sub Pop Deal

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. Rock trio Sleater-Kinney has signed with Sub Pop after releasing its past four albums for independent label Kill Rock Stars. The group will begin recording its debut…

  4. Shins' Success No Longer 'Narrow'

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003 sophomore Sub Pop album, "Chutes Too Narrow," which has become one of the label's top-selling releases of the past decade. T The Shins are winding down a nearly year-long tour in support of their 2003…

  5. mtvU Woodie Awards Winners

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the inaugural mtvU Woodie Awards, announced Nov. 3, 2004, by the college campus network. Below are the winners of the inaugural mtvU Woodie Awards, announced Nov. 3, 2004, by the college campus network. Woodie of the year (artist of the year): Modest Mouse, "Float On" …

  6. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIRRING: Seven years after its debut, Pink…

  7. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. "DirtyFilthy," Superchumbo Featuring Celeda 2. "EVERYMAN...EVERYWOMAN...," ONO 3. "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," RuPaul 4. "Diary" (Hani Mixes), Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! Toni! Tone! 5. "Free Me," Emma…

  8. Bocelli's Rules For A Classical Career

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On a sunny morning in late August, Billboard met with Andrea Bocelli at his large villa on the Tuscan coast. It was toward the end of Italy's holiday season, and the tenor was looking relaxed in his spacious sitting room, full of paintings…

  9. Jimmy Eat World Cooking Up New EP, 2005 Tour

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Having just released "Futures," the follow-up to the 2001 platinum-selling album "Bleed America," Jimmy Eat World is already recording new material for an EP due out early next year via Interscope. Having just released "Futures," the follow-up to the 2001…

  10. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 1-7)

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 1-7, 2004). VOTE! If you are a registered U.S. voter, remember to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2! If you're either not registered or not yet of voting age, then please encourage those you know who are to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2. If you…

  11. 45TunesOnTV

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 1-7, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 1 "The Jane Pauley Show," Syndicated Featured artist: John Mellencamp. "Las Vegas," NBC Featured artist: Black Eyed Peas. "BET Concert Special: Live From Paradise,…

  12. Mixmaster Mike Keeps It Banging

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are pushing 40? -- the Beastie Boys remain uniformly skilled at raucously "rocking a block party till [their] hair turns g Even as they creep up on middle age -- how can it be feasible that these guys are…

  13. Trent Willmon

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who actually wore a cowboy hat before he turned pro, and on his debut album he comes off more like a veteran than a ro West Texas singer/songwriter Trent Willmon is likely one of the few honky-tonkers who…

  14. From a Basement on the Hill

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. His music perfectly laced brutal sarcasm with utter seriousness. When Elliott Smith died of possibly self-inflected wounds in 2003, addiction, depression and love were already the foundation of his canon. On the posthumously…

  15. Busted

    October 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Named best pop act at this year's Brit Awards, the trio Busted has found multi-platinum success in the United Kingdom. Named best pop act at this year's Brit Awards, the trio Busted has found multi-platinum success in the United Kingdom. Now it's time for the group to break…

  16. Billboard Bits: Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball'

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimmy Buffett, Xzibit, 'Jingle Ball' Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will play a Nov. 23 show at Orlando, Fla.'s T.D. Waterhouse Centre to benefit hurricane relief organizations in Florida, Alabama and the Caribbean. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by…

  17. Rooney Livening Up Sophomore Album

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Rooney is nearly finished recording its sophomore Geffen album with producer Tony Hoffer (Supergrass, Beck) in Los Angeles. Rock act Rooney is nearly finished recording its sophomore Geffen album with producer Tony Hoffer (Supergrass, Beck) in Los Angeles. The group has laid down 14…

  18. UNC-Charlotte To Offer 'Idol' Course

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT North Carolina native Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." North Carolina native Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." Last season, fellow North Carolinian Fantasia Barrino won…

  19. Avril Agitated Over Lip-Synching

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for the first time, Avril Lavigne says she takes exception to the practice of lip-synching, which has been in th While she can relate to the pressures of learning how to play live and work an audience for…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

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