1. Grammy Nominations: Artists React

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With news of Grammy Awards nominations sinking in, statements are flying as record labels recognize the nods received for the Recording Academy's 48th annual event. Among the notices, top nominee Kany With news of Grammy Awards nominations sinking in, statements are flying as record…

  2. Billboard Bits: Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg/Jamie Foxx, Sara Evans

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stevie Wonder lined up for Super Bowl pre-game festivities, Snoop Dogg adds Jamie Foxx to single and Sara Evans compilation arrives early. Stevie Wonder has signed on to perform during the Super Bowl XL pre-game festivities in his native Detroit. The National Football League championship will…

  3. Anthony, Lopez Team For Lavoe Biopic

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie based on the life of iconic Puerto Rican singer Hector Lavoe. "El Cantante" (The Singer) started filming yesterday (De Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony will star together in a music-based movie…

  4. JIMMY BUFFETT, "Live at Fenway Park"

    December 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST This is the sixth "official" bootleg from Buffett's recent tours, but its set list easily trumps all others. Jimmy Buffett spends plenty of time in the liner notes and DVD component of "Live at Fenway Park" grabbing partial credit for the Red Sox' 2004 World…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform in a benefit concert for the USS Cole Fund. Country's super couple add the date at The Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Va., to help the families of the 17 2004 - Dance artist Nadine Shamir, who recorded as Nadine Renee, dies at…

  6. Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams / Nov. 17, 2005 / New York (Beacon Theatre)

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST While the CMA Awards were the main event in town, Willie Nelson quietly abandoned his "presenter" role and played two sold-out shows at the Beacon Theatre to the faithful. Throwing Ryan Adams and his While the CMA Awards were the main event in town, Willie Nelson quietly abandoned…

  7. Madonna Continues U.K. Chart Reign

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna's reign over the U.K. sales charts continued yesterday (Nov. 27) as she started a third week at No. 1 with the single "Hung Up" and a second with the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warn Madonna's reign over the U.K. sales charts continued yesterday…

  8. Chart Beat

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madonna ties a Presley record and Strait moves up the country list, plus Bon Jovi and Carrie Underwood. 'HUNG' UP: By moving up 14-7 on The Billboard Hot 100, Madonna's "Hung Up" (Warner Bros.) generates a great deal of chart news this week. The most important feat is…

  9. OKKERVIL RIVER, "Black Sheep Boy Appendix"

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Those already on the Okkervil bandwagon will surely eat this up. But for the uninitiated, be warned: the appendix will only mean something if it has the rest of its body. Earlier this year, the stark intellectualism of Okkervil River's "Black Sheep Boy" caught the ear of many…

  10. Shoppers To Cut Holiday Spending

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Retailers be warned: Most consumers are planning to reduce holiday spending this year, according to a Billboard.com poll. Retailers be warned: Most consumers are planning to reduce holiday spending this year. According to a Billboard.com poll of 1,726 readers, 46% intend spend less in 2005…

  11. Womack, Urban Lead 2005 CMA Winners

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "Th Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the top winners at the Country Music…

  12. Ryan Adams Preps Third CD Of 2005

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is following through on his pledge to release three separate albums this year. On the heels of May's "Cold Roses" and September's "Jacksonville City Nights," the series wi Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams is following through on his…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>EMI Music Distribution begins offering retailers a $3 rebate on each unit sold of the latest Garth Brooks album "In... The Life Of Chris Gaines," in order to boost sales. In exchange for 2004 - French film score composer Michel Colombier dies at his home in…

  14. Lopez & Anthony At UN Gala

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at the UN Gala Awards Dinner. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony arrive at the United Nations Gala Awards Dinner Nov. 8 in New York. The event honored the unsung heroes of poverty eradication. News Marc Anthony , Jennifer Lopez …

  15. Grokster Agrees To Shut Down P2P Service

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The settlement includes a permanent injunction prohibiting infringement, directly or indirectly, of any of the plaintiffs' copyrighted works. The owners and operators of the Grokster peer-to-peer (P2P) network -- the lead and most well-known defendants in one of the Supreme Court's…

  16. Trio! / Oct. 14, 2005 / Clearwater, Fla. (Coachman Park)

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke, banjo man Bela Fleck and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty -- virtuosos all -- could fairly be described as specializin Bluegrass? Jazz? Acoustic fusion? Trio!, the superstar group with bassist Stanley Clarke,…

  17. OnTV

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 31 "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Midtown. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured artists: Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, Ozzy Osbourne (also scheduled: Rosario Dawson). "Jimmy…

  18. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Buffett, Andrew W.K.

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Jimmy Buffett, Andrew W.K. Adding local flavor to the staging of the 39th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, New York's Paul Simon and New Jersey's Jon Bon Jovi have been tapped to perform during the Nov. 15 ceremony at Madison Square Garden. The…

  19. Keys To The Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia (continued)

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Mr. Tambourine Man" "Mr. Tambourine Man" (Bob Dylan) &#149; Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965); Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits (1967); Bob Dylan at Budokan (1979); Biograph/'64 (1985); The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: Live 1975—The Rolling Thunder Revue …

  20. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra Streisand. "Live With Regis &…

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