1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005).

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005). HAPPY NEW YEAR! For many years I have lived by a rule that has kept me safe within the walls of my home or that of a close friend on New Year's Eve. It's one of those holidays where a bottle of good…

  2. 01TunesOnTV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 27 "CMT Insider," CMT Featured artists: Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Dierks…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but he has tied the record for…

  4. Doe Inks With Yep Roc For 'Forever'

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." X guitarist/vocalist John Doe has inked with independent label Yep Roc, which will on March 22 release his next album, "Forever." The 11-track…

  5. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100…

  6. Chingy Hitting The Road With Snoop, Juvenile

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Chingy is cooking up a 2005 tour which will feature some dates with Snoop Dogg, Juvenile and DJ Quik. The artist tells Billboard.com the outing will begin in January but at deadline only seven Rapper Chingy is cooking up a 2005 tour which will feature some dates with Snoop Dogg,…

  7. Billboard Bits: Out Hud, Mogwai, 'Cursed'

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Out Hud, Mogwai, 'Cursed' New York rock act Out Hud will release its sophomore album , "Let Us Never Speak of It Again," March 22 via Kranky. The 10-track set will be preceded on Feb. 8 by the single "One Life To Leave," which will also include group…

  8. Turning Point

    December 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mario's vocal talent attracted attention two years ago with breakout single "Just a Friend 2002" from his self-titled album. Sophomore set "Turning Point" represents the 18-year-old's transition both Mario's vocal talent attracted attention two years ago…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Kinks, Shania Twain, Olivia Newton-John and Fantasia with readers. A BAND THAT NEVER HAD ITS 'GREEN' DAY Hi Fred, Like many, "Chart Beat" is always on my Friday "to do list." I know this forum is for covering chart feats, but I have a…

  10. Mario Faces Career 'Turning Point'

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The transition from teen to young adult can be difficult enough on its own, but imagine making that change in front of a fickle public. That was the situation facing 3rd Street/J Records artist Mario as he began preparing his sophomore album, …

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year finds "Drop It Like It's Hot"…

  12. Snoop Posts Third 'Hot' Week At No. 1

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg remains too hot to drop from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 as his single "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell tallies a third week at No. 1. The cut stems from Snoop's latest album, Snoop Dogg remains too hot to drop from the top of Billboard's…

  13. Ludacris 'Lights' Up Album Chart

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST A trip to the "Red Light District" scores Ludacris his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. A trip to the "Red Light District" scores Ludacris his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The rapper/actor's fourth Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam South effort sold 322,000 copies…

  14. 51TunesOnTV

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 13-19, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 13 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Hayley Westenra (also scheduled: Anjelica Houston, Michael McKean). "Playlistism," MTV2 Featured artists: Ying Yang…

  15. Family Style

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although Jet is only one album into its career, the band is already offering a comprehensive look into the past 18 months with this DVD. Although Jet is only one album into its career, the band is already offering a comprehensive look into the past 18 months with this DVD. Its highlight is an…

  16. Snoop's 'Hot' For A Second Week

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. The rapper's hit single "Drop It Like…

  17. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards,…

  18. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Below are the winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas and televised on Fox. The Billboard…

  19. Slipknot Tour To Be Anything But 'Subliminal'

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Slipkot has confirmed plans to headline a triple-threat hard rock arena tour with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall rounding out the bill. Slipkot has confirmed plans to headline a triple-threat hard rock arena tour with Lamb Of God and Shadows Fall rounding out the bill. The Subliminal Verses…

  20. Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominees

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST With 10 nominations, including best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Other multiple nominees include Alicia Keys and Usher, who are tied with eight, the late R With 10 nominations, including one for best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the…

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