1. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this…

  2. Benson & Asleep At The Wheel Take 'A Ride With Bob'

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel's debt to Western swing king Bob Wills comes to the fore once again with a new stage production. Benson and the band star in "A Ride With Bob: From Austin to Tulsa," a two-act musical drama that…

  3. B.B. Celebrating 80 With Tour, Album, Museum

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blues legend B.B. King won't celebrate his 80th birthday until Sept. 16, but a host of events are in the works leading up to the occasion. Blues legend B.B. King won't celebrate his 80th birthday until Sept. 16, but a host of events are in the works leading up to the occasion. King…

  4. 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 …

  5. Dylan, Dave, Dead Crowd Bonnaroo Live Set

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for "Bonnaroo 2004," an audio chronicle of the third edition of the Manchester, Tenn.-based music festival. The double-disc s Live tracks from Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Dead lead the track list for …

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005).

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Feb. 28-March 6, 2005). MICHAEL'S ON TRIAL: Not since O.J. Simpson has there been a celebrity legal proceeding that has generated the media storm that Michael Jackson's trail on charges of child molestation has. While you won&…

  7. Nelly, Doves Cruise To U.K. No. 1

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly featuring Tim McGraw debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Feb. 27), while U.K. rock trio Doves went straight to No. 1 on the album chart with its The U.K. charts have new leaders, as "Over & Over" by Nelly…

  8. 10TunesOnTV

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 28-March 6, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, FEB. 28 "Faith Evans Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Faith Evans ("Again"). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ryan Cabrera (also scheduled: Joan Collins).…

  9. Winans 'Dream' May Be One Of His Last

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BeBe Winans seems to be everywhere these days —- and he's loving every minute of it. Winans hosts a syndicated radio show. He also appeared in "The Manchurian Candidate" with Denzel Washington and had a strong-selling holiday album…

  10. I'm Your Biggest Fan

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. The fact that Dallas Wayne, one bodacious country singer/songwriter, is still laboring in semi-obscurity is a sin. He of the rumbling twang and lethal tremelo has created another…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady/Aftermath). It's the first chart…

  12. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch'

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Edwyn Collins, 'Scratch' Along with an impressive slate of inductees, this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will boast some impressive star power in the form of Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and Neil…

  13. Crowell Celebrates 'Outsider' Status On New CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer/songwriter" for years, and it's a message he delivers loud and clear on his latest studio album. Rodney Crowell has been trying to shake labels like "country" and "singer…

  14. T. Rex 'Boogies' Again On DVD, CD

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST It's been a long time coming for T. Rex fans, but the group's Ringo Starr-directed 1972 film, 'Born To Boogie,' will make its DVD debut in May via Sanctuary. It's been a long time coming for T. Rex fans, but the group's Ringo Starr-directed 1972 film, 'Born…

  15. This Day in Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2004 - </b>Although already quite animated, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell makes the transition to cartoon form on another Fox television series, "The Simpsons." The outspoken talent evaluator 2004 - Although already quite animated, "American Idol…

  16. 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&…

  17. Hot Product

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon Only Love Can 'Break' Your Heart For Kings of Leon, fame is a relative thing. The four-piece rock outfit from Tennessee has achieved platinum sales in the United Kingdom, where it is a bona fide sensation. However, in its hometown of Nashville and elsewhere in the…

  18. 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…

  19. HOT PRODUCT

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Tori Amos, Kings Of Leon, Crooked Fingers, M. Ward and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Tori Amos , M. Ward …

  20. J. Lo, Scissor Sisters Overtake U.K. Charts

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez scored her second U.K. No. 1 single, and first in more than four years, yesterday (Feb. 20) as "Get Right" (Epic) hit the top. Right behind was Elvis Presley's "Surrender," his third-st Jennifer Lopez scored her second U.K. No. 1 single, and first in…

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