1. Billboard Bits: 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Jim Morrison

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'The Apprentice,' Xingolati, Morrison Music will be the focus of Thursday's (March 10) episode of the NBC reality show "The Apprentice," with appearances by Lil' Kim, Eve, Fat Joe, Barenaked Ladies, Moby, Gene Simmons, Lil Jon, Simple Plan, New Found…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses chart records, Brian McFadden, artist credits and Greek artists with readers. THE ENTIRE RHYTHM NATION HEARD FROM Hi Fred, Last week Dean Smedley wondered what was the last album prior to Usher's "Confessions" to generate five top 10 hits. Your reply…

  3. Man Shot During 50 Cent NYC Radio Appearance

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. The rapper, who was at the station promoting the upc A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station…

  4. Prosecutor: Lil' Kim Lied About Shooting

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating the roles of her friends in a 2001 shootout that sent some 30 bullets flying outside a Manhattan radio station, a U.S. prosecutor said tod Rapper Lil' Kim "flat out lied" to a grand jury investigating…

  5. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little less with this week's announcement that…

  6. Missy Busy With New Album, TV Show, Film

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott is eyeing a May release for her as-yet-untitled next studio album, which she will release via her the Gold Mind imprint. "I really do think this is my best album," she tells Billboard. " Missy Elliott is eyeing a May release for her as-yet-untitled next studio…

  7. Doughty Gets 'Melodic' With Dave Matthews

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic." Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will on May 3 release his debut for the Dave Matthews-co-owned ATO Records, "Haughty Melodic.…

  8. Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses "Hot Shot Debuts," chart dates, the Mainstream Top 40 chart, Madonna, Missy Elliott and more with readers. COMING 'AROUND' AGAIN Hi Fred, Happy New Year! Daryl Hall and John Oates finally end a long absence from the Hot 100 as "I'll Be…

  10. 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…

  11. 'Joint Chiefs' Team For Apollo Concert

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Juvenile, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Trick Daddy and T.I. will be on hand for the event. Five of the six rappers being promoted as part of Atlantic's " Joint Chiefs " campaign will take the stage for a one-off concert Nov. 23 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. Juvenile,…

  12. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and…

  13. Hip-Hop Acts Lead 'Race To The Polls'

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Ludacris, Public Enemy and Mase are among the acts that will perform at Race to the Polls, an Oct. 14 voter awareness concert…

  14. New, Classic Tracks Power 'Def Jam Fight'

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe Budden and Xzibit on the in-game soundtrack to "Def Jam Fight for NY." Familiar classics from the likes of Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Ice T mingle with new offerings from Joe…

  15. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 23-29)

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 23-29) No lie: I woke up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday to watch dressage . OK, OK... It was a hungry baby that woke me up, but I was quite glad that she did. Because I was awake for this equestrian team finals…

  16. Lil' Kim's Perjury Trial Delayed

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim on charges she lied to a grand jury to give her lawyers more time to review the prosecution's evidence. A federal judge in New York yesterday (July 28) postponed the trial of rapper Lil' Kim…

  17. Aguilera, Blige Reel In 'Shark Tale' Soundtrack

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be featured on the soundtrack to the animated DreamWorks feature "Shark Tale." The set is due Sept. 28 via DreamWorks/Geffe Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliott and Mary J. Blige are among the artists to be…

  18. Hot Product

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K Your 'Serve' Teen R&B quartet B2K will this week release "You Got Served," a soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Due for U.S. theatrical release on Jan. 30, the film marks B2K's big screen debut and also stars Marques Houston, Lil' Kim and…

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  20. B2K 'Serves' Up Soundtrack, Film Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teen R&B quartet will on Dec. 23 release "You Got Served," a soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Teen R&B quartet will on Dec. 23 release "You Got Served," a soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Due for U.S. theatrical release on Jan. 30,…

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