1. Mariah Descending On Times Square

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST To celebrate the release of her new album, "The Emancipation of Mimi," Mariah Carey is planning a party that will take over the "crossroads of the world," New York's Times Square. The site of one of t To celebrate the release of her new album, " The Emancipation…

  2. Smokey Retrospective Boasts New Songs

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the retrospective "My World: The Definitive Collection." Soul legend Smokey Robinson has recorded the new songs "My World" and "Fallin'" for the…

  3. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. "THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SUNDAY," CRAIG MORGAN 2. "Baby Girl," Sugarland 3. "Anything But Mine," Kenny Chesney 4. "Nothin' To Lose," Josh Gracin 5. "Bless The Broken Road," Rascal Flatts Issue date:…

  4. Valentine Mixes It Up For Her Debut

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an industry saturated with young, beautiful, talented female artists, Brooke Valentine knows that she has to come out swinging. This makes the 19-year-old's first single, "Girlfight," particularly fitting. The uptempo club song,…

  5. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern…

  6. Billboard Bits: Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Sinead O'Connor, dB's, ATHfest Musical pairings from throughout Irish vocalist Sinead O'Connor's career have been compiled for "Collaborations," due June 21 via Capitol/EMI. The 17-track collection is highlighted by tracks with Peter Gabriel ("Blood…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (March 28-April 3, 2005).

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (March 28-April 3, 2005). KIDS CHOOSE: It's interesting that the choices of children are really only lauded once a year, seeing as their whims control much of what entertainment is produced and consumed these days. Nonetheless,…

  8. Tony Christie Overtakes U.K. Charts

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British charts yesterday (March 27), holding at No. 1 on the singles chart with the reissue of his 1971 hit "(Is This the Middle-of-the-road crooner Tony Christie achieved an improbable double on the British…

  9. HOT PRODUCT

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Beck, AC/DC, Will Smith, the Bravery and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Will Smith …

  10. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "Since U Been Gone," Kelly Clarkson 2. "CRY BABY/PIECE OF MY HEART," MELISSA ETHERIDGE & JOSS STONE 3. "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" (Single Version), Green Day 4. "Candy Shop" (Explicit), 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 5.…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican acts in the market, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash the night before. He is 19. Sanchez was the son of 2004 - Adan Chalino Sanchez, one of the most promising young regional Mexican…

  12. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck Beck's Back Beck's new "Guero," due this week via Interscope, reunites him with the Dust Brothers, who produced his best-selling album to date, 1996's "Odelay." Propelled by a sing-along chorus and funky beat (as well as a sample of the Beastie Boys&…

  13. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beck 'Jewel' Of The Nile AC/DC has rounded up gems from its TV and live performance archives for the DVD "Family Jewels," due this week in North America via Epic. The double-disc set unearths the Australian rock combo's first TV appearance in its homeland in 1975 and…

  14. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will Smith Fresh Prince Among Thieves Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith is joined by Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Timbaland on "Lost and Found," his first new album in three years. Due this week, the set is Smith's first for Interscope since parting ways with Columbia, which…

  15. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bravery Home Of The Brave While many have noted sonic similarities between breakthrough Island act the Killers and up-and-coming combo the Bravery, whose self-titled debut hits stores this week, the label is hoping there's room at radio and retail for more new bands with an electronic…

  16. Hot Product

    March 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: R&B quartet 112's "Pleasure & Pain" (Def Soul/Def Jam) Former Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman Glen Phillips' Lost Highway debut, "Winter Pays for Summer," featuring guest spots from Ben…

  17. Human After All

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Parisian duo Daft Punk has been a mainstay on dancefloors since its 1997 full-length debut, "Homework." With this third studio album, Punks Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo take a less Parisian duo Daft Punk has been a mainstay on dancefloors since its 1997 full…

  18. 3 Speaker High

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Speaker High is the brainchild of Gabrielis Kaye and Robert K. Rodriguez (aka DJ Rob Keith). The duo has already scored a top 10 and top 20 hit on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with "Make Me Dance A 3 Speaker High is the brainchild of Gabrielis Kaye and Robert K. Rodriguez (aka DJ Rob…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  20. HOT RINGTONES

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 2. "LOVERS AND FRIENDS," LIL JON & THE EAST SIDE BOYZ FEATURING USHER & LUDACRIS 3. "1, 2 Step," Ciara Featuring Missy Elliott 4. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg…

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