1. 50 Cent Massacres Album Chart Competition

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Particularly notable is that 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Intersc The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at…

  2. This Day in Music

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists, respectively, at the year's Echo Awards, the German equivalent of the Grammys. 2000 - Ricky Martin and Cher are named most successful international male and female artists,…

  3. Honeysuckle Sweet

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander delivers an exceptional debut with "Honeysuckle Sweet." Starting with the nostalgic title track (one of two cuts written with Sally Barris), followed by the confronta Singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander delivers an exceptional debut with "…

  4. The Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition

    March 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Under-appreciated in the United States, Manic Street Preachers' third studio album, "The Holy Bible," is now presented in a DVD/two-CD package featuring ample video footage and an extensive interview Under-appreciated in the United States, Manic Street Preachers' third…

  5. Junkie XL Channels The '70s For Xbox Game

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL conjures a range of '70s-inspired music on the in-game soundtrack to the Xbox racing simulator "Forza Motorsport," which Microsoft will release on May 3. In-demand producer/artist Junkie XL conjures a range of '70s-inspired music on the…

  6. 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BROOKS & DUNN KENNY CHESNEY TOBY KEITH TIM McGRAW KEITH URBAN TOP MALE VOCALIST KENNY CHESNEY ALAN JACKSON TOBY…

  7. Levert Won't Be Charged With Assault

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. R&B star Gerald Levert will not face assault charges for his confrontation with police in Cleveland on Friday. Prosecutor Anthony Jordan said that there was no evidence the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Save The Music/Thomas, Ivy, Tim McGraw Rob Thomas, Bon Jovi, Joss Stone, Queen Latifah and John Legend will perform at a benefit concert for VH1's Save the Music Foundation on April 11 at New York's Beacon Theatre. The event will broadcast six days later on VH1. Yesterday …

  9. 'NOW 18' Mixes Rock, Pop, R&B, Country

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" follows firmly in the footsteps of its predecessors. With 20 hits from the likes of U2, Snoop Dogg, Good Charlotte and Ashanti, the 18th volume in…

  10. This Day in Music

    February 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos Santana unveils a plaque in Autlan De Navarro declaring him the "favorite son" of the west-central Mexican town. Mayor Armando Pe 2001 - Returning home after a 46-year absence, guitarist Carlos…

  11. Hot Product

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Soul legend Solomon Burke’s “Make Do With What You Got” (Shout! Factory), featuring songs penned by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Dr. John. The sophomore album from hard rock act the Mars Volta, “Frances the Mute” (Strummer…

  12. LCD Soundsystem

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST There's about 11 extraneous minutes on LCD Soundsystem's self-titled debut, and they're all in the final track. But LCD braintrust James Murphy gives fair warning with the title: "Yeah (Pretentious Ve There's about 11 extraneous minutes on LCD Soundsystem's self…

  13. Stars Come Out For Seattle Tsunami Benefit

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. Some of the Seattle music scene's most esteemed acts raised more than $100,000 for tsunami relief efforts at a Friday benefit concert. The K-ROCK…

  14. TunesOnTV

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 21-27, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 21 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Jesse McCartney (also scheduled: Ray Romano). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Tina Turner. "Ego Trip&…

  15. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Crooked Fingers / Iron & Wine / M. Ward Meet The Folkers This week brings new releases from three acclaimed singer/songwriters, led by a new Sub Pop EP, "Woman King," from Iron & Wine. The set finds Iron & Wine mastermind Sam Beam broadening his acoustic-based repertoire…

  16. Everlasting Love

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vanessa Williams has suddenly re-emerged on the music scene with two albums in the past few months. First, she issued the holiday-themed "Silver & Gold" and now, "Everlasting Love. Vanessa Williams has suddenly re-emerged on the music scene with two albums in the past few…

  17. Timbuktoubab

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST When Californian Markus James gets together with Malian musicians Hassi Sare (njarka violin, vocals), Solo Sidibe (kamele n'goni, vocals) and Hamma Sankare (calabash, vocals)—as he did for "Tim When Californian Markus James gets together with Malian musicians Hassi Sare (njarka…

  18. Kind of Blue

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Among Sony BMG's initial DualDisc offerings is this classic from the Columbia catalog. The top-selling jazz album in history and a perennial favorite, it's an appropriate issue for the two-sided CD/DV Among Sony BMG's initial DualDisc offerings is this classic from the Columbia…

  19. This Day in Music

    February 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former employee, rejecting four of the five counts brought against the singer. 2002 - A Los Angeles Superior Court jury finds James Brown not guilty of sexually harassing a former…

  20. This Day in Music

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "Take This Job and Shove It," dies in a Nashville nursing home of emphysema and diabetes, among other problems. He is 64. 2003 - Country singer Johnny Paycheck, best known for his 1977 song "…

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