1. Simpson's 'Autobiography' Soars To No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show star sister Jessica, but she's the first in the family to notch a No. 1 album. The actor-turned-singer's Geffen debut," Aut Ashlee Simpson may have followed in the footsteps of her singer/reality show…

  2. Ask Billboard

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Alanis Morissette, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado, the Backstreet Boys and 'Toy' (aka LaToya Jackson). WHERE ARE MY LADIES? Keith, I love "Ask Billboard" [and] I have a question. A few years ago three women seemed to…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ricky Fanté & Carbon Leaf. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SO FINE YOU BLOW MY MIND: With the raw, gritty sound of Muscle Shoals soul, it's hard…

  4. BREAKING & ENTERING

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Fanté & Carbon Leaf /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Ricky Fant …

  5. MAINSTREAM ROCK TRACKS

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/mainstream.jsp 1. "Slither," Velvet Revolver 2. "Just Like You," Three Days Grace 3. "Cold," Crossfade 4. "Feelin' Way Too Damn Good," Nickelback 5. "DUALITY," SLIPKNOT Issue date: July 31, 2004 News …

  6. Hard Rockers Sign On For Locobazooka!

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and former Buckcherry vocalist Josh Todd are among the acts confirmed for the 13th Locobazooka! United We Rock! Saliva, Helmet, Breaking Benjamin, Kittie, Monster Magnet, Clutch, Shinedown, Silvertide and…

  7. LaBelle Plans Busy Summer And Fall

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran vocalist will kick off a slate of U.S. tour dates in August, along with a number of appearances for charity a Patti LaBelle is quickly filling in her calendar with events through the fall. The veteran…

  8. The Tangled Web

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Heart & Morpheus and The Wire's blogs. P2P USERS, TAKE HEART: Veteran rock act Heart is the latest group to test out the peer-to-peer waters in an attempt to use one of the news-making illicit networks…

  9. THE TANGLED WEB

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destinations: Heart, The Wire & More /bb/tangledweb/index.jsp News …

  10. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. "Vans Warped Tour 2004 Compilation," Various Artists 2. "The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits 8," Various Artists 3. "Me & My Brother," Ying Yang Twins 4. "THE CURSE," ATREYU 5. "Palm Trees And Power Lines,"…

  11. Billboard Bits: Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Richard Marx, Fela Kuti, Wainwright In addition to a new album due Aug. 10 on Manhattan/EMI and continuing to write and produce for a number of artists, Richard Marx is now working with Sony to develop acts. First up is new Columbia act Valli Girls, a pop group whose members are 13-…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (July 26-Aug. 1, 2004). HEY PORTER, CHECKIT, AIII ? The anomaly that is "Da Ali G Show" -- which rides the fine line between hysterical and thoroughly annoying -- will feature an appearance by veteran country music artist Porter…

  13. The Streets Dominate U.K. Charts

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being nominated for the country's prestigious Mercury Music Prize. The Locked On/679 act -- a.k.a. innovative English rapper Mike Sk The Streets have the U.K.'s No. 1 single and album, just days after being…

  14. 31TunesOnTV

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 26-Aug. 1, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 26 "Rap City: Tha Bassment," BET Featured artist: B.G. "Straight Up" With Montgomery Gentry," Great American Country Featured artist: Montgomery Gentry. "…

  15. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kings Of Convenience 'Quiet' Riot European rock duo Kings Of Convenience releases its third album, "Riot on an Empty Street," this week via Astralwerks. The set finds group members Erlend Oye and Eirik Glambek Boe expanding on the quiet, acoustic framework of past releases…

  16. Hot Product

    July 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Old 97's What A 'Drag' Roots/rock combo Old 97's' "Drag It Up" marks the group's debut for New West after three full-lengths for Elektra. It's the follow-up to 2001's "Satellite Rides," which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's…

  17. Nina Sky

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. Twins Nicole and Natalie comprise the Puerto Rican duo better known as Nina Sky. The twosome's first single, "Move Ya Body"—a combination of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Mary J. Blige—began finding…

  18. Power in the House

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Philadelphia's Williams Sisters dented the gospel top 10 in 1996 with their indie debut. Now, armed with this head-spinning return, they are well-poised to storm the stage. Proud purveyors of…

  19. Ready to Die

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die. "It was all a dream . . ." is one of many quotable lyrics from the Notorious B.I.G.'s debut set, "Ready to Die." Ten years later, this…

  20. The Godfather of British Blues/The Turning Point

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on the renowned British blues linchpin's 1969 acoustic album, "The Turning Point," and a comprehensive 59-minute recap of May This DVD includes two rockumentaries: a vintage 24-minute program focusing on…

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