1. Kumbia Kings Continue Their Reign

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com To judge the degree of influence wielded by Kumbia Kings, one need only look at the numbers. Earlier this year, the Texas-based band had simultaneously two albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. At the same time, the act was competing…

  2. Duran Duran, Kylie Win At Premios Ondas

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Duran Duran and Kylie Minogue were the big winners at the 51st Premios Ondas award ceremony last night (Nov. 23) in central Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Lyceu opera house. Duran Duran and Kylie Minogue were the big winners at the 51st Premios Ondas award ceremony last night (Nov. 23) in…

  3. B&E: Ray LaMontagne & George Huff

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Ray LaMontagne and George Huff. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A LONG TIME COMING: For Ray LaMontagne, the moment he decided to…

  4. Studdard Hospitalized With Exhaustion

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard has been hospitalized just as his new album hits the stores. Former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard has been hospitalized just as his new album hits the stores. Studdard, 26, was in his Birmingham, Ala., hometown last night …

  5. Billboard Bits: Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Ben Lee, Sasha, Cam'ron/Diplomats New West Records has signed singer/songwriter Ben Lee and will release his next album, "Awake Is the New Sleep," Feb. 22. It was produced by Brad Wood, who also helmed Lee's first two sets, 1994's "Grandpaw Would"…

  6. Incubus Scores With Action Flick, Surfing Documentary

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, "A Crow Left of the Murder," Incubus is turning its attention to Hollywood. The band will spend the first half of 2005 working on soundtra Having completed touring in support of its latest Epic album, "A Crow Left of…

  7. New Sounds Abound On 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due Jan The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from…

  8. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City.…

  9. Osbournes Plead For Return Of Stolen Jewels

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a televised appeal to the British public today (Nov. 23) for help in recovering jewelry worth nearly $2 million snatched from their English country estate Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon made a televised appeal to the British public today…

  10. U2 'Bombs' Brooklyn With Surprise Show

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend, U2 stuck around New York today to usher in its new album, "How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," in typically grand fashion. The Irish rock a Fresh from taping "Saturday Night Live" here over the weekend,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Spacey, Setzer, COC

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Stories on Kevin Spacey, Brian Setzer Orchestra and Corrosion Of Conformity. Kevin Spacey has dabbled very lightly in the world of song in the past, even contributing a version of "Mind Games" during a televised tribute to John Lennon a few years back. But he has so seriously taken…

  12. Incubus Gets Its 'Rocks' Off On New DVD

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like most bands on the road this summer, Incubus witnessed first-hand the downturn in the concert market via sluggish ticket sales and the occasional apathetic audience. But the stars were aligned whe Like most bands on the road this summer, Incubus witnessed first-hand the downturn in the…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 22-28)

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 22-28, 2004). HAPPY THANKSGIVING: Readers here in the United States know that this week is a special one. The Thanksgiving Day holiday generally means family gatherings big and small and all of the trappings that go with it.…

  14. TunesOnTV

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 22-28, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 22 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kenny Chesney (also scheduled: Jerry Seinfeld). "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured artist: Fantasia Barrino (also…

  15. McCartney To Headline Super Bowl Halftime

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Football League (NFL) has drafted Paul McCartney as the headline performer for the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime show. The Feb. 6 performance will take place at ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville The National Football League (NFL) has drafted Paul McCartney as the headline performer for…

  16. Acoustic

    November 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology" featured outtakes and demos from Lennon's post-Beatles career. With "Acoustic," Yoko Ono has compiled a similar set featuring her late husband's acoustic r The 1998 compilation "John Lennon Anthology"…

  17. Billboard Bits: White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on White Stripes, Jon B, Rimes, Slash/Wylde AMC Theaters will screen the White Stripes' live DVD, "Under Blackpool Lights," Dec. 9 in 13 U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Screenings are also on tap throughout the United Kingdom,…

  18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Keeps On Rockin'

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fan reaction played an integral role in crafting the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Lost Christmas Eve," according to songwriter/composer/co-producer Bob Kinkel. Fan reaction played an integral role in crafting the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "The Lost Christmas Eve,…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to the Bee Gees, 'Karma' and Usher. ONES: As the halfway point of the '00s approaches, the Bee Gees have their third chart entry of the decade, matching their total number of chart entries in the '90s. "Number Ones"…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Usher, parent/child chart entries and Ja Rule with readers. A SIMPLE MAJORITY Fred, If "My Boo" gets a fifth week at No. 1, that will give Usher 27 weeks at No. 1 in 2004, spread between his four chart-topping singles. Will that make him the first artist who&…

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