1. Casting Crowns -- Breaking The Mold

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Every once in a while there's a success story that defies the odds, overcomes obstacles, slays skeptics and rises from obscurity to top the charts. In today's Christian music community, it is Casting Crowns. The septet from Georgia…

  2. HOT LATIN SONGS

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. "NADA ES PARA SIMPRE," LUIS FONSI 2. "La Tortura," Shakira Featuring Alejandro Sanz 3. "Lo Que Paso, Paso," Daddy Yankee 4. "Rakata," Wisin & Yandel 5. "Mayor Que Yo," Baby Ranks, Daddy Yankee, Tonny…

  3. Billboard Bits: Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel Wyclef Jean, Hector El Bambino, Antibalas and Grandmaster Flash have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Amsterjam, which will be held Aug. 20 at New York's Randall's Island. They join previously announced performers Snoop…

  4. Thalía's 'Sixth Sense'

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Pop songstress Thalía has named her new album "El Sexto Sentido" not after a song, but after a state of mind. "It holds a big mystery—the mystery of life, of human feeling, of broken hearts. The mystery of the sixth sense,"…

  5. Hot Product

    April 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Toni's Tunes Five previously unreleased tracks are found on the Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," due this week via LaFace/Legacy. The 11-track set features Braxton's four No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play tally…

  6. Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming compilation "Superstars Remixed," due May 10 from Sony BMG Strategic Marketing. Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming…

  7. Unreleased Cuts Bolster Braxton Remix Disc

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection," Billboard.com has learned. Five previously unreleased tracks will be found on the upcoming Toni Braxton set "Un-Break My Heart: The Remix Collection,"…

  8. Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Just how far does reggaetón go? The compilation "Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2" contains original material and new versions of familiar songs showcasing different styles and voi Just how far does reggaetón go? The compilation "Guatauba—The Kings of New York, Vol. 2…

  9. 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. "…

  10. Fatboy Slim Makes A 'Connection'

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim will drop in for a DJ set at the July 28 performance of "De La Guarda" at New York's Daryl Roth Theatre. His appearance comes as part of the production's "DJ Connection" series, in which D Fatboy Slim will drop in for a DJ set at the July 28…

  11. Undulation 1

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Saw.Recordings is the label helmed by international DJ/producer Satoshi Tomiie. Saw.Recordings is the label helmed by international DJ/producer Satoshi Tomiie. Compiled and mixed by Tomiie and DJ/label manager Hector Romero, "Undulation 1" is Saw's first full-length —and it…

  12. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  13. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five South Central Los Angeles youth organizations. The endowments, made in the names of the five teens who make up Listen Up's From 2000 - Quincy Jones' Listen Up Foundation donates $25,000 to five…

  15. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  16. 2003 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Award Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 in Miami. The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, respectively, reflected in the Billboard charts…

  17. House of Blues, West Hollywood, Calif.

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen Edwards faced a sparse house at the House of Blues for her Los Angeles debut. Maybe it was attrition because of Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen…

  18. Pires, Nieves Set For Billboard Latin Music Bash

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A host of Latin music stars, including Alexandre Pires, Tito Nieves, and Hector Y Tito, will perform at the inaugural Billboard Latin Music Bash May 7 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach, Fla. A host of Latin music stars, including Alexandre Pires, Tito Nieves, and Hector Y Tito, will perform at…

  19. Thalía's Hits Remixed

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. Remix packages like this one can be hit or miss. Fortunately, Thalía's Hits Remixed falls into the former category. In fact, it finds the Mexican soap-opera star and…

  20. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

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