1. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

  2. Malkmus Goes It Alone, Mostly, On 'Truth'

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. Former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus will release his third solo album May 24 via Matador. The 11-track "Face the Truth" includes the track "It Kills," a live version of…

  3. Chesney, Rimes Bring Country Back To The Top

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Chesney earns his third consecutive chart-topping studio album with "Be As You New hit albums by Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes bring a taste of country back to the top…

  4. Johnson Drafts Pals For Hawaiian Festival

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. Jack Johnson and some of his best musical friends will drop in on Hawaii in April for the second Kokua Festival. The shows will be held April 13 in Oahu and April 16 in Honolulu…

  5. Lifehouse Readying Third Album

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lifehouse will release its self-titled third album March 22 via Geffen. Lifehouse will release its self-titled third album March 22 via Geffen. First single "You and Me" has begun making a splash at U.S. Adult Top 40 radio stations and is currently the No. 2 most downloaded track at…

  6. Thomas Sharing 'Lonely' Via AOL Music

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More," premieres today (Feb. 1) exclusively via AOL Music's First Listen initiative. Rob Thomas' solo debut single, "Lonely No More," premieres today (Feb. 1) exclusively via AOL Music's First Listen initiative.…

  7. 19th Annual Soul Train Awards Nominations

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los Angeles to be broadcast in syndication at a later date. Below are the nominees for the 19th annual Soul Train Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 28, 2005, at a ceremony in Los…

  8. THE BILLBOARD 200

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "THE DOCUMENTARY," THE GAME 2. "American Idiot," Green DAy 3. "Encore," Eminem 4. "Crunk Juice," Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz 5. "Get Lifted," John Legend Issue date: Feb. 5, 2005 News Eminem , John Legend …

  9. This Day in Music

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2003 - </b>Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria dies in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He is 85. 2003 - Cuban-born conga player/percussionist Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria dies in a Miami hospital after…

  10. Lil' Mo Returns With New Label, Baby

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in 2005: her first album for Cash Money/Universal, and her second daughter. Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in…

  11. 06TunesOnTV

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 31 "Making the Video," MTV2 Featured Artist: 50 Cent ("Candy Shop"). "The Bachelorette," ABC Featured Artist: Peter Cincotti. "The Late Show With…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005).

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2005). WOULD A BOWL BY ANY OTHER NAME BE LESS SUPER? Probably not. There is nothing like Super Bowl Sunday. And although I'd sign any petition attempting to move the big game to a Saturday (those Super Bowl Mondays can…

  13. Nelly, DMB, Juanes Among N.O. Jazz Fest Acts

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history. For its 36th annual edition, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed a rich and eclectic lineup befitting its storied history.…

  14. Billboard Pacts With Sirius For Chart Info

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Billboard has entered into an agreement to provide Sirius Satellite Radio with weekly music chart rankings and other information from the music industry. Billboard has entered into an agreement to provide Sirius Satellite Radio with weekly music chart rankings and other information from the…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  16. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  17. 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…

  18. Elohim

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Côte d'Ivoire native Alpha Blondy (Sedou Kone) contributed a great song —"Lalogo"—to last year's "World Reggae" compilation on Putumayo. Côte d'Ivoire native Alpha Blondy (Sedou Kone) contributed a great song —"Lalogo"—to last year's "…

  19. Parker's Mood

    January 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fixed on Charlie "Bird" Parker, a virtual bodhisattva of the instrument. Alto sax man Stefano di Battista may have grown up in Rome, but like many alto players, his heart is fixed on…

  20. Billboard Bits: Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Tibet House, Heavenly States, DiscLive Lou Reed, the Kinks' Ray Davies and vocalist Antony have joined the lineup for the 15th annual Tibet House benefit concert , to be held Feb. 9 at New York's Carnegie Hall. They join a bill that already includes the Black Keys, Patti…

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