1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses No. 1s, Clay Aiken and numerical chart coincidences with readers. TAKING A COUNT OF GEORGE Hello again, Fred, Thought I'd throw my two cents in regarding the question one of your readers asked about the title to George Strait's "50 Number Ones"…

  2. Venegas Tops MTV Latin Awards

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The show was held last night (Oct. 21) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas, who went from being an alternative niche artist to a major commercial success thanks to her 2003 album "Sí" (BMG), was the top winner at the…

  3. 'Boo!': Usher, Keys Scare Up No. 1 Single

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this year. Their duet, "My Boo," moves up one and into the top slot, ending Ciara's seven-week reign with "Goodies" fe With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on…

  4. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, NFG

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Nirvana, CMA/AMAs, New Found Glory Geffen has confirmed additional details regarding the Nirvana boxed set , "With the Lights Out," due Nov. 23. The three-CD, one-DVD package will include 81 tracks, 68 of which are previously unreleased. Included are a selection of Kurt…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses top singles of presidential eras, Steve Winwood, the Hot 100, Brian Wilson, George Strait and more with readers. WEST WINGING IT Dear Fred, With the upcoming election I thought it might be interesting to list the top 5 hits of each presidential administration from…

  6. 'Goodies' Still Good Enough For No. 1

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a seventh week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is the lead single from the artist's Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace albu The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a…

  7. Uploud.com, Deerhoof, Vote For Change

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tangled Web: A weekly column featuring intriguing online music-related issues & destinations. This Week: Uploud.com, Deerhoof and Vote For Change/Realguide.com. TURN IT UP: While the digital-download marketplace is getting crowded with big-name stores from Apple to Sony Connect to Wal…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Avril Lavigne, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Kimberley Locke and Barry Manilow. 'HAPPY' DAYS: Avril Lavigne is back to her winning ways on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Her first three entries on this tally all reached pole…

  9. OutKast Snags Five MTV Europe Awards Nods

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, OutKast leads the field for the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 18 in Rome. With five nominations, OutKast leads the field for the 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 18 in Rome. The eclectic Atlanta-based duo is nominated in the best group and…

  10. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "1985," Bowling For Soup 2. "She Will Be Loved," Maroon5 3. "Let's Get It Started," Black Eyed Peas 4. "GOODIES," CIARA 5. "American Idiot," Green Day Issue date: Oct. 9, 2004 News …

  11. Ciara's 'Goodies' Won't Budge From No. 1

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace), hitting stores this week, Ciara is nestled into the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth straight week with the title track fea With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace),…

  12. The 'American' Way: Green Day Debuts At No. 1

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its first album in four years, "American Idiot." It's also the biggest opening sales week ever for the pop/punk act, as its fifth s Green Day scores its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week with its…

  13. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "1985," Bowling For Soup 2. "She Will Be Loved," Maroon5 3. "Let's Get It Started," Black Eyed Peas 4. "GOODIES," CIARA 5. "Yeah!" Usher featuring. Lil' Jon & Ludacris Issue date: Oct. 2, 2004…

  14. Ciara Keeps 'Goodies' Perched On Top

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where she leads a quartet of acts that haven't budged in a month or more. The artist's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is No. 1 on the singles tal Ciara is holding court on top of Billboard's Hot 100, where…

  15. Nelly Runs 'Sweat,' 'Suit' Straight To The Top

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of his way on The Billboard 200 this week, taking over the chart's top two slots. The St. Louis-based rapper's "Suit" took No. 1 on U With two simultaneously released albums, Nelly pushes everyone out of…

  16. TunesOnTV

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 20-26, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 20 "Live with Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lil' Romeo (also scheduled: Melina Kanakaredes, Miss America). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Sept. 20-26)

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Sept. 20-26, 2004). URBAN LEGEND: Keith Urban is a country superstar in the making. With the release of his latest album, "Be Here" (Capitol Records Nashville), look for him a couple of times on television this week. On Wednesday…

  18. Poll: Unofficially, It Was A 'Redneck' Summer

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman" as the unofficial anthem of the summer. The country newcomer's trailer park theme pulled in 25% of 8,626 votes in a With the season waning, music fans have identified Gretchen Wilson'…

  19. Ciara's 'Goodies' Steadfast At No. 1

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100, but with two of her titles entering the top 10, Alicia Keys is making another run at the top. Ciara's debut single, Atlanta-based hip-hop darling Ciara notches a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100,…

  20. 2004 World Music Awards Winners

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. Below is the list of winners of the World Music Awards, handed out Sept. 15 in Las Vegas and broadcast live on ABC. World's best male artist: Usher World's best female artist: Norah Jones…

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