1. India.Arie Working On Two-Volume Album

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of months, she said earlier this week at the ASCAP Rhythm & Blues Awards in Los Angeles. Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of…

  2. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best…

  3. Coldplay Logs A Third Week A No. 1

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay's "X&Y" remains on top of The Billboard 200 for a third week in a row. Sales of the Capitol album dropped 44% to 181,000 cop Despite falling sales and four new titles entering the top 10, Coldplay'…

  4. T.I. Signs On For Debut Film Role

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rising hip-hop artist T.I. will make his feature film debut in Warner Bros. Pictures' untitled Chris Robinson movie. Newcomer Lauren London also is joining the cast. Rising hip-hop artist T.I. will make his feature film debut in Warner Bros. Pictures' untitled Chris Robinson movie.…

  5. B&E: Dark New Day

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Dark New Day. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. Although new to the modern rock scene, Dark New Day already has a past. Its members…

  6. BREAKING & ENTERING

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rock Pals Finally Form Their Own Band /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News …

  7. Billboard Bits: Liz Phair, Lonestar, Eminem, Prefuse/Books

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Liz Phair, Lonestar, Anger Mgt. 3, Prefuse/Books Liz Phair has christened her fifth studio album "Somebody's Miracle." Due Oct. 4 via Capitol, the set was produced by John Alagia and John Shanks. Sources say the track list is stil in flux; snippets of five new tracks --…

  8. Country Upstarts Collaborate On 'America'

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy have collaborated on a patriotic single that will be available for free download later this week. Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy have collaborated on a patriotic single that will be available for free download later this week. …

  9. Will Smith Urges Rappers To Be Role Models

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world. Will Smith has one big introduction to make at tonight's (June 28) BET Awards in Los Angeles: Gangster rappers, meet the rest of the world.…

  10. Pajo Rocks Quietly On New Album

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under his last name this week via Drag City. The set was inspired by the artist's move from Louisville to New York, wh Indie rock institution David Pajo (Slint, Tortoise, Papa M) unveils a new project under…

  11. ASK BILLBOARD

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Your Questions About Estefan, Lopez & More /bb/ask/index.jsp News …

  12. Billboard Bits: G. Love, Hanna-McEuen, Siren Festival

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on G. Love, Hanna-McEuen, Siren Festival Singer/songwriter G. Love has reworked a Coca-Cola ad jingle for a new television spot for the Coca-Cola Zero soft drink. The ad revives the "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony" melody to fit with the new…

  13. Brown, Houston Ready To Join Reality TV Ranks

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another celebrity couple is about to take the reality show…

  14. Court Sides With Biz In Grokster Case

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision today (June 27) in the MGM Studios vs. Grokster case in favor of the entertainment industry, reversing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion. The U.S. Supreme Court released a unanimous decision today (June 27) in the MGM Studios vs.…

  15. Joplin Manager Chet Helms Dies

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin to San Francisco, died Saturday (June 25) from stroke complications at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. He w Chet Helms, the "father of the Summer of Love," who brought Janis Joplin…

  16. 2Pac, Elton Pairing Scores U.K. No. 1

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac has the first U.K. No. 1 single of his career, as "Ghetto Gospel" (Interscope) featuring Elton John debuted at the top on yesterday's (June 26) new chart. Seven years after his death, rap legend 2Pac has the first U.K. No. 1 single…

  17. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ying Yang Twins 'Whisper' Not Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing. Their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," peaked at No. 2 on billboard.com's Hot Rap Tracks chart. Members D-Roc…

  18. 27TunesOnTV

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 27-July 3, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 27 "Eminem's Making the Ass," |MTV2 Featured artist: Eminem ("Ass Like That"). "Daily Download," Fuse Featured artist: Billy Corgan. "VH1 All…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak Theatre in 2003 - 50 Cent and B2K cash in as the big winners at the third annual BET Awards…

  20. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2003 - </b>Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand Casino Events Center. Proceeds from the show go to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre's Forward Foundation for 2003 - Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert in Gulfport, Miss., at the Grand…

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