1. Jamelia, Keane Snag Top Q Awards

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct. 4) in London. R&B star Jamelia and piano-driven rock act took home honors for best single and best album respectively at the Q Awards yesterday (Oct.…

  2. Prydz, Green Day Lock Down U.K. Charts

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 26) with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound), while Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) became the punk tr Swedish DJ Eric Prydz started a second week atop the U.K. singles…

  3. Good Charlotte, Sum 41 Teaming For Tour

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two of pop/punk's biggest acts, Good Charlotte and Sum 41, will join forces for a fall North American tour. At deadline, 12 shows were confirmed, beginning Oct. 21 in Seattle. The outing is expected t Two of pop/punk's biggest acts, Good Charlotte and Sum 41, will join forces for a…

  4. B&E: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. INSPIRATIONAL HIP-HOP: Gospel ingénue Kierra "Kiki"…

  5. Ten Finalists Set For Shortlist Prize

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Wilco, Air, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand are among the 10 finalists for the 2004 Shortlist Prize, which honors critically acclaimed albums that have not yet been certified gold by the Rec Albums by Wilco, Air, the Killers and Franz Ferdinand are among the 10 finalists for the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Hurricane Ivan, Hagar, AMAs Kevin Lyttle and Bounty Killer have signed on to perform at the hastily organized Hurricane Ivan Relief Concert. As the massive storm churns out of the Caribbean towards the Gulf of Mexico, promoter G. City has pulled together talent for a benefit on Sunday…

  7. Billboard Bits: Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman For the second time in recent weeks, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood offered an unannounced Faces mini-reunion last night (Sept. 8) at the Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The pair performed "Maggie May" and …

  8. Beyoncé Notches Quadruple Platinum

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut solo album's quadruple platinum certification last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) As her public reunion with Destiny's Child nears, Beyoncé is celebrating her debut…

  9. Franz Ferdinand Snares Mercury Music Prize

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The annual music-industry award, recognizing the U.K.…

  10. Billboard Bits: Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Farm Aid, INC, Fleetwood & More Lucinda Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle, Marc Broussard, Tegan & Sara, Blue Merle, Kitty Jerry and Kate Voegele have been added to the lineup for the 2004 Farm Aid benefit concert, to be held Sept. 18 at White River Amphitheatre outside…

  11. Hot Product

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A solo album from former Fleetwood Mac principal Christine McVie, “In the Meantime” (Koch). The first North American-released studio album from Matthew Sweet in five years, “Living Things” (Superdeformed/RCAM). The retail…

  12. Double DVD Commemorates 'Crossroads' Fest

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due Oct. 19 via Duck/Reprise/Warner Strategic Marketing, the release features footage of some of the greatest living guitarists. More than four hours of footage from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival" will make up a two-disc DVD set of highlights from the June benefit…

  13. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris, Fabolous…

  14. Billboard Bits: Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Amon Tobin, Lionel Richie, Ted Leo Electronica artist Amon Tobin will create the soundtrack for the video game "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory," due out in time for the holiday season. Ninja Tune Records will release a companion soundtrack album with extended…

  15. Top Acts To Rock Gravity Games

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Donnas, Sum 41, Fabolous and Fat Joe with Terror Squad will perform as part of extreme sports haven the Gravity Games, to be held Sept. 15-19 at Cleveland's North Coast Harbor. The Donnas, Sum 41, Fabolous and Fat Joe with Terror Squad will perform as part of extreme sports haven the…

  16. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Simon, Gibb, Twisted Sister

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Paul Simon, Robin Gibb, Twisted Sister Eminem will release his fourth album, "Encore," Nov. 16 via Interscope. It will be the follow-up to 2002's "The Eminem Show," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 9.2 million copies in the…

  17. Prodigy Rumbles Back To U.K. No. 1

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a triumphant return to the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 29). The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a…

  18. New UNKLE CD Finally Hitting North America

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global Underground, following its international release last September by Island. The second UNKLE album, "Never, Never, Land," will arrive Oct. 26 in North America via Global…

  19. 'NOW 16' Is No. 1 Again

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series once again leads The Billboard 200. Despite a 16% decline to sales of 207,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound The 16th installment of the "NOW That's What I Call Music!"…

  20. Bon Jovi Empties Vaults For Box Set

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five-disc box set. Due Nov. 16 via Island, "100 Million Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong" will boast three discs of previously unre As tipped here in June, Bon Jovi is raiding its vaults for a forthcoming five…

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