1. Black Eyed Peas Back In 'Business'

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Black Eyed Peas have made a habit of showing up everywhere. From TV commercials to the Grammy Awards, the quartet's upbeat blend of rap and pop has kept it in the spotlight nearly two years after the release of "Elephunk" -- a…

  2. No. Miss Allstars Feeling Fatherly On New CD

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock outfit the North Mississippi Allstars will release its next album, "Electric Blue Watermelon," Aug. 2 via ATO Records. Rock outfit the North Mississippi Allstars will release its next album, "Electric Blue Watermelon," Aug. 2 via ATO Records. The 11-track set was…

  3. This Day in Music

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a heart condition. According to a spokesperson, Pedrini requires an eight-hour operation for an aortic laceration. 2004 - Italian singer Omar Pedrini, 37, undergoes emergency surgery on due to a…

  4. Bloodshot Celebrates 10 Years Of 'Sin'

    June 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records is plotting a two-disc compilation to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Chicago-based roots label Bloodshot Records is plotting a two-disc compilation to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Acts slated to participate range from Ryan Adams and Alejandro…

  5. Benefit Bash To Celebrate B.B. King's 80th

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that will benefit the planned B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center. B.B. King will celebrate his approaching 80th birthday with a multi-artist blues concert in Mississippi that…

  6. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names this week, which may come as a surprise to…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father of the year during the non-profit organizations annual summit in Washington, D.C. McGraw, married to country singer Faith H 2000 - Tim McGraw is named the National Fatherhood Institute's father…

  8. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  9. 23TunesOnTV

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 30-June 5, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 30 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Antigone Rising (also scheduled: Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively). "The View," ABC Featured artist: Ben Folds (also scheduled: Christina…

  10. Hot Product

    May 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Smog 'River' Deep Bill Callahan's 12th full-length album as Smog, "A River Ain't Too Much To Love," arrives this week via Drag City. The 10-track set was recorded at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios in Austin, Texas, and features Connie Lovatt on bass and…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn. music awards, presented at Sydney's Randwick Pavillion. 2001 - Rock bands Powderfinger and Killing Heidi are big winners at the Australian Performing Right Assn.…

  12. CHART BEAT

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Mariah Carey, Cowboy Troy, Sugarland, Holland-Dozier-Holland and Roxette. 'TOGETHER' ALONE: From Aug. 4,1990, the week she hit No. 1 for the first time on Billboard's Hot 100 (with "Vision of Love"), Mariah Carey…

  13. Ask Billboard

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers reader questions about "American Idol," Broadway soundtracks and more. 'IDOL' CHATTER Hi Keith, My hubby and I are huge "American Idol" fans. Can you tell us what "American Idol" singer (not necessarily winner) has the highest…

  14. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  15. Disney, EMI Plan Multiple 'Narnia' Soundtracks

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Walt Disney Studios/Walden Media and EMI Music are teaming to create two soundtracks for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The…

  16. 22TunesOnTV

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 23-29, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 23 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Kelly Clarkson (also scheduled: Morgan Spurlock). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill …

  17. 2005 BET Awards Nominees

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees Here are the nominees for the 2005 BET Awards, to be handed out June 28 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre: Best female, hip-hop: Miri Ben-Ari Jackie-O Remy Martin Shawnna Best male, hip-hop 50 Cent Jay-Z Ludacris Snoop Dogg T.I. Kanye West Best collaboration: Ciara f…

  18. Q&A: Chayanne

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a 20-year career and 12 studio albums, Puerto Rican singer Chayanne is one of the undisputed icons of Latin pop. Often referred to as a heartthrob, Chayanne is much more. He is a relentless performer whose last world tour spanned more than…

  19. NIN's 'Teeth' Sparkle At No. 1

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The Trent Reznor-led act's "With Teeth" (Nothing/Interscope) racked up first week sales After nearly six years away, the return of Nine Inch Nails is heralded with a…

  20. McCready's Ex Charged With Attempted Murder

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A former boyfriend of country singer Mindy McCready has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly breaking into her Nashville home and beating her up. A former boyfriend of country singer Mindy McCready has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly breaking into her…

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