1. Shakira x2

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Leave it to Shakira to defy all the rules. Typically, a Latin crossover act with an album in English will promote it to English-speaking and Latin fans. For Spanish-language albums, promotion is concentrated on the act's Latin fan base,…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She is 39. She had been in a coma since April 26, after suffering an asthma attack. This led to cardi 2004 - South African singer Brenda Fassie dies at the Sunninghill Hospital in…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Coldplay, "American Idol," Gwen Stefani, Bill Monroe, Kenny Chesney, Bobby Valentino, 50 Cent, Green Day and Neil Sedaka. HOW COLDPLAY IS IT: The new Coldplay single "Speed of Sound" (Capitol) reaches the top 10 of The…

  4. The Ultimate Collection

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King have been profiled by Universal Music Enterprises' "Deluxe Sound+Vision" series. Joining that illustrious lineup is jazz legend Billie Holiday, who would have tu Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King have been profiled by Universal Music…

  5. Shakira Goes Bilingual On Two New Albums

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Latin superstar Shakira will release two new albums this year via Epic. First up is "Fijacion Oral 1," a Spanish-language set that will arrive June 7, while the all-English "Oral Fixation 2" will hit Latin superstar Shakira will release two new albums this year via Epic.…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate cancer in Gary, Ind., at the age of 74. Kinsey is the patriarch of a well-known blues family: sons Donald, Kenneth, and Ralph backed t 2001 - Bluesman Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey dies of prostate…

  7. Hot Product

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The fourth studio album from Bloomington, Ind.-based rock act Early Day Miners, "All Harm Ends Here" (Secretly Canadian). Singer/songwriter Anna Nalick's "Wreck of the Day" (Columbia). A host of…

  8. The Jim Seeley/Arturo O'Farrill Quintet

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Seeley, who composed all eight songs, is a fluent player and a hip composer. This sweet jazz record is the result of an ideal meeting of the minds. Trumpeter Jim Seeley, who composed all eight songs, is a…

  9. Hot Product

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fahrenheit/Tell The Truth Rock Against Bush This week brings a bonanza of items related to Michael Moore's documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," including the film's DVD release and two accompanying albums. In addition to a soundtrack of music that appears in the movie, Epic…

  10. 'Truth' Tour Spawns CD, DVD

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Billy Bragg and Tom Morello, will be released on CD (Oct. 5) and DVD (Oct. 19) via Artemis. Highlights from last year's Tell Us the Truth tour, which featured Steve Earle, R.E.M…

  11. Compilations Celebrate Count Basie's 100th

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. In celebration of William "Count" Basie's centennial, Blue Note Records is releasing a pair of two-disc sets. A reissue of Roulette Records' "…

  12. 'Gotta See' A New Chapter For Griggs

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Andy Griggs, the Aug. 10 release of his latest RCA album, "This I Gotta See," signaled the start of a new chapter in his career. Many things have changed since the release of his sophomore album, "Freedom," two years ago.…

  13. Flea, Morello, Tankian Lead Calif. Grocery Benefit

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down, Audioslave and Slipknot will take part in a benefit concert for striking Southern California grocery store workers. Tickets for tonight's (Dec. Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down, Audioslave and Slipknot will…

  14. Country Veteran Teddy Wilburn Dies

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn Brothers, died of congestive heart failure yesterday (Nov. 24) at Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville. Teddy Wilburn, a driving force in country music with his late brother Doyle as the Wilburn…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the…

  17. Relaunched Creem To Revive Irreverent Style

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Creem relaunches on newsstands next year, the rock magazine hopes to bring back the sarcastic wit and intelligent, observant voice that Creem CEO/publisher Robert Matheu says has been lost in muc When Creem relaunches on newsstands next year, the rock magazine hopes to bring back the…

  18. Rock Magazine Creem To Publish Again

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST When Brian Bowe learned that Creem, a defunct rock magazine he'd read as a child, was making a comeback after 15 years, he sat down and wrote an E-mail to publisher Robert Matheu. When Brian Bowe learned that Creem, a defunct rock magazine he'd read as a child, was making a comeback…

  19. Mills, Sobule, Riley Join 'Truth' Tour

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boots Riley of rap act the Coup will join select dates on the Tell Us the Truth tour, which kicks off Nov. 7 in Madison, Wis. R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule and Boots Riley of rap act the Coup will join…

  20. Billboard Bits: Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Guns N' Roses, Kiss, Ahmet Ertegun Guns N' Roses hasn't released a new album in a decade, but that isn't stopping Geffen from delving into the group's back catalog. On Oct. 28, the label will offer the first DVD editions of the 1998 home video "Welcome to…

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