1. HOT RAP SONGS

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "LET ME HOLD YOU," BOW WOW FEATURING OMARION 2. "Pimpin' All Over The World," Ludacris Featuring Bobby Valentino 3. "Lose Control," Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop 4. "Grind With Me," Pretty Ricky 5. …

  2. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In an unprecedented show of popularity, popsters Backstreet Boys sell all 765,000 tickets for their North American tour in just one day, generating an estimated $30 million. Tickets for 2004 - Jam-band juggernaut Phish begins its two-day Coventry festival. It the…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1996 - </b>Composer David Tudor dies at the age of 70.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and more with readers. MAYBE WE NEED A PUBLICIST Dear Fred, I read your column every week and find it endlessly fascinating as my interest in the pop charts goes back many years, as will become evident by my question to you. I read with interest the letters in…

  5. Costello Commentary Spiffs DVD Retrospective

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very Best of Elvis Costello -- The Videos" will arrive Sept. 6 in the United Kingdom via demonVision. A North American release date has not yet been finalized for the Originally expected earlier this year, the DVD "The Right Spectacle: The Very…

  6. Kweli, Arcade Fire Among Vegoose Additions

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO) and progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Vegoose festival. Hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, modern rock acts Arcade Fire and Animal Liberation…

  7. Green Day, West Added To NFL 'Kickoff'

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Santana, Kanye West and Maroon5 are the latest additions to the "NFL Opening Kickoff 2005" lineup. The primetime entertainment special will draw performers from rock, R&B/hip-hop and co Green Day, Santana, Kanye West and Maroon5 are the latest additions to the "…

  8. Rihanna Makes 'Play' For Stardom

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having never even seen a celebrity in person, much less been in a room with one, several months ago this summer's breakout star Rihanna found herself auditioning for Def Jam Recordings president/CEO Jay-Z. But it turns out it was Jay-Z who…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Representatives from the National Organization for Women's (NOW) New York chapter demonstrate outside the office of Woodstock '99 promoter/producer John Scher to protest the violence aga 2004 - African author, composer and singer Gnonnas Pedro dies of…

  10. Lil' Kim Wins Order Blocking DVD Release

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a man who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and image. Lil' Kim has won a court order preventing a man who testified against her at her criminal trial from releasing a DVD using her name and…

  11. Carey Still No. 1 As 'Together' Goes To 11

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" finds itself on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The track also holds at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it has r For an 11th non-consecutive time, Mariah Carey's "We Belong…

  12. CHART BEAT

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Inside The Moves Of Martina McBride, Bow Wow & More /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Bow wow , Martina McBride …

  13. Hootie Feels 'Lucky'

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Darius Rucker's throat hurts, and he is tired after a long day of promoting Hootie & the Blowfish's new album, "Looking for Lucky" (released Aug. 9), but the lead singer is not about to complain. As first single "One…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1981 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Endless Love," Diana Ross & Lionel Richie. The song holds onto the top spot for nine weeks, making it the most successful duo, most successful Motown single 2003 - Phish bassist Mike Gordon is arrested in Wantagh, N.Y., and…

  15. Billboard Bits: Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Staind, DJ Quik, Broken Social Scene Staind drew approximately 10,000 fans to the fourth show of the previously announced Fusion Flash Concerts series, which features top acts performing amid circumstances that are not announced until the last minute. The show at Boson's City…

  16. R&B Stars Look Back With 'Roll Bounce'

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonce, Keith Sweat and a collaboration by Ray J and R. Kelly will lead the soundtrack for upcoming film "Roll Bounce," Billboard.com has learned. Due Sept. 20 via M New tracks from Brooke Valentine, Beyonc#&233;, Keith Sweat and a…

  17. Hatfield Taps Into Her Subconscious On New CD

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since the start of Juliana Hatfield's solo career 15 years ago, the artist's music has swung on a pendulum between polished expressions of beauty and innocence and raw, primal rock'n'roll. Since the start of Juliana Hatfield's solo career 15 years ago, the artist'…

  18. Hill's 'Fireflies' Lights Up The Billboard 200

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United State Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third…

  19. B&E: Uncle Earl

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Uncle Earl. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. By finding just the right mix of original and traditional songs, the all-female…

  20. BREAKING & ENTERING

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'G'Earls' Committed To Old Time Music /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

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