1. Sixth Coachella Fest Offers Numerous Highlights

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands highlighted the sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which concluded last night (May 1) in Indio, Calif. About 50, Performances from some of the world's most popular and influential bands…

  2. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. HOLLA FOR GWEN Hi Fred, I was thrilled to see that Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" made it to the top of The Billboard Hot 100. It's been such a long time since a non-R&B/rap song hit the summit. Then I noticed…

  4. Patti Smith To Headline Meltdown Festival

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. Patti Smith will headline this summer's Meltdown Festival at London's South Bank Centre, which will run from June 11-26. The event will be highlighted…

  5. 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…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit even. Eminem is honored with HSAN's outstandin 2003 - Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and…

  7. Schuur Fire

    April 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her latest album, "Schuur Fire." The cool-meets-combustive collection of Latin-tinged tunes with the Caribbean Jazz Project fe Grammy Award-winning vocalist Diane Schuur steers into a new direction on her…

  8. 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…

  9. Carey's Comeback Album Opens At No. 1

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, "The Emancipation of Mimi" (Island/IDJMG), Mariah Carey finally unseats 50 Cent from the top post on The Billboard 200. Notching the best opening sales week of her career with her eighth studio album, …

  10. DMB Descending On Randall's Island

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band will overtake New York's Randall's Island on July 30-31 for its first Island Getaway event. Dave Matthews Band will overtake New York's Randall's Island on July 30-31 for its first Island Getaway event. The group will be joined at the first show by…

  11. 50's 'Massacre' Extends Chart Lead To 6th Week

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For a sixth straight week, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" manages to stay at the head of the pack and hold onto its place at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite continually sliding sales, which fell 22% fro For a sixth straight week, 50 Cent's "The Massacre" manages to…

  12. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - Songwriter and producer Ritchie Cordell dies in New York of pancreatic cancer. He is 61. 2004 - The Pixies unleash a 27-song set at Minneapolis' Fine Line Music Cafe…

  13. Wilson, 'Whiskey' Top CMT Awards

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last night (April 11) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. The entertainer took home two of the evening's nine fan-vote Gretchen Wilson was a top vote-getter at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held last…

  14. The First Lady

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite a successful career as a solo artist ("Love Like This") and as a guest vocalist ("Heartbreak Hotel," "I'll Be Missing You"), former session singer and Notorious B.I.G. widow Faith Evans has st Despite a successful career as a solo artist ("Love…

  15. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards, held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. His "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry Amer 2003 - Toby Keith's three wins top the CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video…

  16. Evans Puts Herself 'First'

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At one point, Faith Evans' weekly routine in Atlanta consisted of "driving to Target, picking up the kids from school and working out." That is no longer the case. Now based here in Los Angeles, Evans is in the midst of a seven…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Police say Baloi, 39, is shot in the neck as he makes his way home from performing at the Lucit Candl 2004 - Mozambique-born bassist Gito Baloi is killed in downtown Johannesburg,…

  19. Hot Product

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Faith Evans Luck Be A 'Lady' R&B vocalist Faith Evans makes her Capitol debut this week with "The First Lady," which is led by the top-25 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks hit "Again." The album sports a number of high-profile collaborators,…

  20. Devil's Playground

    April 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST With the opening cut "Super Overdrive," Billy Idol declares himself primed for one more go-around. With the opening cut "Super Overdrive," Billy Idol declares himself primed for one more go-around. His first studio album in a decade could be the last chance for this aging…

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