1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 13-19)

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 13-19, 2004). DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: It used to be that pop artists faded from view after their time in the sun had run its course. These days, television is choked by the stars of the past, some in laudable attempts to…

  2. Beautifully Human—Words and Sounds Vol. 2

    September 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott introduced herself in 2000 with the impressive "Who Is Jill Scott?—Words and Sounds Vol 1." This follow-up finds the socially aware artist reflecting on love, infidelity, feminine po Jill Scott introduced herself in 2000 with the impressive "Who Is Jill Scott?—Words…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart , as "Party for Two" (Mercury), a…

  4. Top Acts Rally For Second 'Sudan' Benefit

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On the heels of the recently announced "Songs for Sudan" downloadable benefit album, Waxploitation Records is eyeing a late November release for another collection to benefit the war-town African coun On the heels of the recently announced " Songs for Sudan " downloadable…

  5. 37TunesOnTV

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 6-12, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Wolfgang Puck, Wayne Brady). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Jill…

  6. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Sept. 6-12, 2004)

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Sept. 6-12, 2004) ELLEN'S BACK! It's premiere week for the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show." The daytime (depending on where you are in the country) talk show has been a surprise smash,…

  7. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott Being 'Human' Jill Scott unveils her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," this week via Hidden Beach Recordings. The Philadelphia-based artist drafted the production talents of James Poyser, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Mama&…

  8. HOT PRODUCT

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from LL Cool J, Ray Charles, Jill Scott, Bjork and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Jill Scott , Ray Charles …

  9. Where's Raphael Saadiq? Ask 'Ray Ray'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B artist Raphael Saadiq will release his sophomore solo album, "Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray," in September via his own Pookie Entertainment imprint. R&B artist Raphael Saadiq will release his sophomore solo album, "Raphael Saadiq As Ray Ray," in September via his…

  10. Scott's 'Beautifully Human' Due In August

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," Aug. 31 through Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hidden Beach Recordings. It's the follow-up to Scott's 2000 Jill Scott will release her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully…

  11. The Roots Kicking Out The Jams

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, "Tipping Point." In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, …

  12. Billboard Bits: Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pete Rock, Newton-John, Mike Peters Veteran hip-hop producer Pete Rock is in the studio working on a new album, "Soul Survivor 2," for London-based BBE. Due in early 2004, the album will feature appearances by Talib Kweli, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Little Brother and Big…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Alkaline Trio, Lizz Wright, Soilwork, and Tiesto. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. LIGHTING UP: Underground pop-punk act the Alkaline Trio…

  16. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  17. 'Shout' It Out: Isley Bros. Return To No. 1

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers' "Body Kiss" gives the pair its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in nearly 30 years. The DreamWorks set sold slightly more than 150,000 copies in the U.S. during its first week at r The Isley Brothers' "Body Kiss" gives the pair its first No. 1…

  18. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including "Don't Be Cruel," "Return To Sender" and "All Shook Up" for Elvis Presley _ dies of a heart attack. He is 70. 2002 - Otis Blackwell, who wrote dozens of hit songs _ including…

  19. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers 'Body' Movin' Other veteran R&B acts may be struggling for attention, but not the Isley Brothers. The act's current single, "What Would You Do?," is nestled at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. With an…

  20. Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled " The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken…

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