1. Kweli Reveals His 'Struggle'

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Talib Kweli will unveil his sophomore album, "The Beautiful Struggle," Sept. 28 via Rawkus. First single "I Try" features Mary J. Blige, while other guests dropping in on the album include Res, Rapper Talib Kweli will unveil his sophomore album, "The Beautiful…

  2. Pixies Prevail In Slow Touring Season

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza crashed and burned. The U.S. touring market has been in dire straits all summer. But a savior showed up in the ve Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Christina Aguilera have scrapped tours. Lollapalooza…

  3. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: "Hey Ya!," OutKast. BEst female…

  4. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Simon, Gibb, Twisted Sister

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem, Paul Simon, Robin Gibb, Twisted Sister Eminem will release his fourth album, "Encore," Nov. 16 via Interscope. It will be the follow-up to 2002's "The Eminem Show," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 9.2 million copies in the…

  5. Black Orbits Past Pixies 'Planets'

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 28-track collection features 15 pre-Pixies demos on one disc and 13 new recordings of Pixies songs with Two Pale Boys' Andy Diagram and Keith Moline. Additional details have come to light surrounding " Frank Black Francis ," a forthcoming two-disc set from Pixies singer…

  6. Jackson Tops Country Award Nominees

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. With seven mentions, Alan Jackson is the top nominee for the 38th annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Toby…

  7. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J Cool Kid Grammy Award-winning rapper LL Cool J returns this week with his 11th album, "The DEFinition," via Def Jam/IDJMG. The album, his first since 2002, features production from Timbaland, N.O. Joe and Dame Grease, among others. Lead single "Headsprung"…

  8. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ray Charles 'Genius' Lives On Concord Records this week releases the star-studded duets album "Genius Loves Company" by Ray Charles. While the project was highly anticipated in its own right, the legendary performer's June 10 death is expected to propel the title to…

  9. Hot Product

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jill Scott Being 'Human' Jill Scott unveils her sophomore studio album, "Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2," this week via Hidden Beach Recordings. The Philadelphia-based artist drafted the production talents of James Poyser, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, Mama&…

  10. New No Limit Readies Fall Releases

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After the initial deal was forged last year, The New No Limit/Koch in March released Master P's double album "Good Side/Bad Side." Koch Records has renewed its partnership with Master P and his The New No Limit label, Billboard.biz reports. Koch will continue to provide…

  11. Symone Back In Primetime With ABC

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Actress/singer Raven Symone is making a big return to primetime television. Actress/singer Raven Symone is making a big return to primetime television. The teen star of Disney Channel's "That's So Raven," who started her career at age 3 on NBC's "The Cosby Show,…

  12. Prodigy Rumbles Back To U.K. No. 1

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a triumphant return to the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 29). The Prodigy's much-delayed "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (XL Recordings) gave the group a…

  13. A Closer Look At Music & Television This Week (Aug. 30-Sept. 5)

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004) Well, the Olympics are over... Watching the closing ceremonies and the MTV Video Music Awards was a challenge, but I was up for it. I have to say, I'm going to miss being able to turn…

  14. Jay-Z, OutKast Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" and Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. "H With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!"…

  15. 36TunesOnTV

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 30 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Kris Kristofferson announces 2004 CMA Awards nominees (also scheduled: Maggie Gyllenhaal). "CMT Insider: CMA Special Edition,…

  16. Keith, Harrahs Plan Vegas Nightclub

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The VIP booths will look like Ford pickups and an American flag will circle the ceiling at I Love This Bar & Grill!, a $9 million Las Vegas project by country superstar Toby Keith and Harrah's Ent The VIP booths will look like Ford pickups and an American flag will circle the ceiling…

  17. Baker Gives 'Everything' She's Got

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com It started with an itch. It ended with Anita Baker's first studio album in 10 years. "My Everything," due Sept. 7 from Blue Note Records, shattered Baker's creative block. "There are times when that creative door is just…

  18. That's Life

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Since her breakthrough 1988 hit single "Happy Ever After," British chanteuse/ songwriter Julia Fordham has consistently delivered appealing collections of pop tunes graced with an R&B luminosity. Since her breakthrough 1988 hit single "Happy Ever After," British…

  19. Taken to the Next Phase (Reconstructions)

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R&B/pop artists and provided the melodic backdrop to many rap/ hip-hop recordings. The Isley Brothers' rich musical legacy has been covered by contemporary R&B/pop artists and provided the melodic…

  20. Greatest Hits Live

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recorded at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, "Greatest Hits Live" features two hours of Boz Scaggs and a top-notch band in high-definition video and high-resolution, surround sound audio. Recorded at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, "Greatest Hits…

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