1. Nelly, Hill Join McGraw For NBC Special

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Footage for the hour-long Nov. 24 broadcast of "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" was captured a month ago at pair of performances in Wisconsin that included a few special guests. Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special will air the night before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.…

  2. R. Kelly Files $75 Million Lawsuit Against Jay-Z

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly has filed a $75 million breach-of-contract suit against Jay-Z, accusing him and his associates of threats and violence that turned their joint tour into a "nightmare." The suit follows a tumu R&B singer R. Kelly yesterday (Nov. 1) filed a $75 million breach-of-contract…

  3. B.I.G.'s Mother Drops Wrongful Death Suit

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the rap star's slaying. The mother of Notorious B.I.G. reportedly has dropped a wrongful-death lawsuit against a former suspect in the rap star's slaying. Voletta Wallace had…

  4. 'Halo 2' Soundtrack Boasts Incubus, Hoobastank

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music is a major aspect of the highly anticipated Xbox game "Halo 2," due Nov. 9 at U.S. retail outlets. Beyond Incubus' exclusive four-movement suite, "The Odyssey," the game and companion soundtrack Music is a major aspect of the highly anticipated Xbox game "…

  5. RIAA Files 750 Infringement Suits

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America yesterday (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. The Recording Industry Association of America yesterday (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright…

  6. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "STARDUST...THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK, VOL. 3," ROD STEWART 2. "Suit," Nelly 3. "50 Number Ones," George Strait 4. "Confessions," Usher 5. "Genius Loves Company," Ray Charles Issue date: Nov. 6, 2004 News Ray Charles …

  7. Stewart Testifies In Canceled Show Suit

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows canceled by his associates because promoters paid only a portion of the upfront fees. Singer Rod Stewart told a Los Angeles jury yesterday (Oct. 27) that he should be paid in full for shows…

  8. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of…

  9. Everything I've Got in My Pocket

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. Minnie Driver began her acting and musical careers simultaneously but ditched a U.K. Island Records contract when the silver screen called. After star…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "50 Number Ones," George Strait 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "Suit," Nelly 4. "Miracles," Celine Dion & Anne Geddes 5. "THE NEW DANGER," MOS DEF Issue date: Oct. 30, 2004 News Anne Geddes , George Strait , Celine Dion…

  11. Ask Billboard

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Bjork, Nelly and Tim McGraw. OH GREATEST ROBBIE Hi Keith, I know that Robbie Williams is preparing to release a fantastic hits collection overseas. Do you know if there are any plans to release it Stateside and how his U.S…

  12. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  13. Tommy Lee Embracing Cornhusker Life

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year-old University of Nebraska marching band veteran Ben Coleman. You'd think he'd be good at the drums. But there was rocker Tommy Lee, struggling to keep up with 22-year…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "50 NUMBER ONES," GEORGE STRAIT 2. "Confessions," Usher 3. "The Chronicles of Life and Death," Good Charlotte 4. "Greatest Hits Vol. 1," Korn 5. "Suit," Nelly Issue date: Oct. 23, 2004 News George Strait …

  15. Strait's '50 Number 1s' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart reported earlier today (Oct. 13). George St Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The…

  16. Capitol Boxes Up Early Beatles Albums

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' first four U.S. albums -- "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Album," "Something New" and "Beatles '65" -- will be bundled together in the boxed set "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," due The Beatles' first four U.S…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Avril Lavigne, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Kimberley Locke and Barry Manilow. 'HAPPY' DAYS: Avril Lavigne is back to her winning ways on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Her first three entries on this tally all reached pole…

  18. Judge OKs Michael Jackson Tix Suit

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden for allegedly selling seats with obstructed views for Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert thr A New York judge has approved a class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster and Madison…

  19. Lynn Sues To Reclaim Copyrights

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain copyrights to some of her biggest hits, including "You Ain't Woman Enough," "You're Looking at Country," "Fist City" and her signature song, "Coal Miner's Da Loretta Lynn has filed a lawsuit to regain…

  20. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "FEELS LIKE TODAY," RASCAL FLATTS 2. "Hilary Duff," Hilary Duff 3. "Goodies," Ciara 4. "American Idiot," Green Day 5. "Suit," Nelly Issue date: Oct. 16, 2004 News Hilary Duff …

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