1. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child Date With Destiny Destiny's Child returns after an extended break this week with "Destiny Fulfilled" (Columbia), which has gotten a huge early boost from the single "Lose My Breath." The track is No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 11 on the…

  2. Guerilla City

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City." Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla…

  3. Destiny's Child Sets 'Fulfilled' Track List

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child has confirmed the track list for its highly anticipated new album, "Destiny Fulfilled." Due Nov. 16 via Columbia, the 11-track set has gotten a huge early boost from the single "Lose M Destiny's Child has confirmed the track list for its highly…

  4. Nelly, Libertines Take Over U.K. Charts

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main sales charts, after Nelly's "My Place"/"Flap Your Wings" single (Universal) and the Libertines' eponymous Rough Trade album debuted at No. 1 yester There are new bestsellers on both of the U.K.'s main…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Usher, Madonna samples, Jessica Simpson and the state of radio with readers. USHERING IN A RECORD? Hi Fred! My name is Carlos. I live in Mexicali, Baja, Mexico, and since I remember I've been a fan of music and of Billboard Music Charts. But up until now I had…

  6. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (July 12-18)

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (July 12-18, 2004). COUNTRY'S BASH: It goes on for days every as it takes over Nashville and CBS has managed to squeeze highlights of it into a two-hour special. "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's…

  7. Loon

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The pretty-boy rapper is just as much a staple of hip-hop as the thug MC. Following in the former tradition is Bad Boy's Loon. The pretty-boy rapper is just as much a staple of hip-hop as the thug MC. Following in the former tradition is Bad Boy's Loon. After scoring success with P.…

  8. Pop Idol Fends Off Rock Vets On Billboard 200

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" outsold new releases from Rod Stewart and the Eagles to lead The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Aiken's RCA de Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken's "…

  9. Ask Billboard

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' queries about Tamia, Coldplay, Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. YOU SAY TAMIA... Hi, I'm a big fan of R&B artist Tamia. After hearing her latest stuff, like "Officially Missing You" and "Into You" with Fabolous, I was…

  10. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  11. Diddy Relaunches Label With 'Bad Boys II'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy Records label with the soundtrack to the film "Bad Boys II." Due July 15, the set is led by the Jay-Z single "La-La-La," and will boast cuts by 50 Cen Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will reactivate his Bad Boy…

  12. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date…

  13. Back Again

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. The Lost Boyz frontman kicks things off with lead single "Crush on You" (featuring…

  14. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  15. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  16. Now A Duo, 3LW Is Still 'Mackin'

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's no secret that Nine Lives/Epic trio 3LW is minus one member. But with several projects on tap, remaining members Adrienne Bailon (18) and Kiely Williams (16) are busy looking ahead -- especially to spreading the word about their…

  17. Remaining 3LW Members Deny Allegations

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton that she was forced out of the R&B trio. As reported yesterday, Naughton recently said in an interview wit 3LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton…

  18. 'N Sync's Timberlake 'Justifies' Your Love

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N Sync mates with the Nov. 12 release of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." First single "Like I Love You," like the rest of the material on Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  20. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with their songwriters and publishers. "All…

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