1. New Seasonal Offerings Compete For Attention

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking perennial silver and gold, and 2004 can be considered a banner year for seasonal fare. Thanks to new albums from Ever year, artists and labels pull together holiday music releases in hopes of striking…

  2. THE HOT 100

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 2. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell 3. "Over And Over," Nelly featuring Tim McGraw 4. "LOSE MY BREATH," DESTINY'S CHILD 5. "Let Me Love You," Mario…

  3. Usher And Alicia's 'Boo' Still Strong At No. 1

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher starts his sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "My Boo" featuring Alicia Keys. That gives Usher a total of 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004; last week, he became the only artist ever to top Usher starts his sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "…

  4. Durst: New Bizkit Album 'So Heavy It Hurts'

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. The new Limp Bizkit album is months from release, but frontman Fred Durst is already proclaiming it his favorite. "The album is so f***ing heavy it hurts," he writes on…

  5. Eminem Thankful To Remain No. 1

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse Destiny's Child, Eminem's "Encore" remains the No. 1 title on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availab Despite a strong challenge from the latest album from R&B powerhouse…

  6. Destiny's Return

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After a three-year hiatus, Destiny's Child is picking up where it left off: at the top. "Lose My Breath," the first single from the group's hotly anticipated album "Destiny Fulfilled," quickly marched its way to No.…

  7. Girls Aloud Notches Second U.K. No. 1

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand by You." Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll…

  8. 'Boo' Wins Another Week At No. 1

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST "My Boo" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts for a fifth week in a row. The reign of the duet by Usher and Alicia Keys hasn't been easy, holding Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like it's "My Boo" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100…

  9. New York Funeral Set For ODB

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and friends the troubled rapper, whose real name was Russell Jones, focused on the positives in his life. A funeral for ODB is set for today (Nov. 18) in the New York borough of Brooklyn. Family and…

  10. Kelly's Name Surfaces In Alleged Extortion Plot

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged yesterday (Nov. 15) with extortion for allegedly threatening to go public with tapes he said showed the wife of A self-styled Chicago community activist already on probation for bank fraud was charged…

  11. A Q&A With Elton John

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST An edited version of this interview appears in the Nov. 20 issue of Billboard. The full text is presented exclusively on Billboard.com. As a major artist on major labels for nearly 35 years, Elton John long ago proved himself one of the most durable artists of the rock era. At 57, the many…

  12. Billboard Bits: 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on 'Xmas In Washington,' Marsalis, Edwards JoJo, LeAnn Rimes, Ruben Studdard and Vanessa Williams are scheduled to perform at the annual Christmas in Washington concert. President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are expected to attend the event, which will be taped at the…

  13. Authorities Seek Cause Of ODB's Death

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not be available for several days while authorities conduct medical tests. Autopsy results for rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who died Saturday at a Manhattan recording studio, will not…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Nov. 15-21)

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 15-21, 2004). IT'S EMINEM'S WORLD: And you're just living in it. With the release of his latest album, "Encore" (Interscope), Eminem is pulling out most of the stops. Following last weekend's appearance…

  15. 47TunesOnTV

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 15-21, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 15 "106 & Park," BET Featured artist: Destiny's Child. "Green Day Makes a Video," MTV2 Featured artist: Green Day ("Boulevard of Broken Dreams"). …

  16. Eminem Races By Britney On U.K. Album Chart

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite having been released on Friday, Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) went straight to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 14). Despite having been released on Friday, Eminem's "Encore" (Interscope) went straight to the top of the U.K. album chart…

  17. Stars Gather For Band Aid Remake

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jamelia, Ms. Dynamite, Will Young and members of the bands Busted, the Darkness and Sugababes were all part of the project, called Band Aid 20. Some of the U.K.'s biggest pop stars gathered yesterday (Nov. 14) to record a new version of the 1984 fundraising…

  18. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon, Chingy Heaps Of Hip-Hop This week sees the release of three major hip-hop albums, led by the latest from Snoop Dogg, which was moved up a week due to piracy concerns. "R&G (Rhythm and Gangsta): The Masterpiece" (Geffen) features the single "Drop It Like…

  19. Hot Product

    November 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: The five-disc Michael Jackson boxed set "The Ultimate Collection" (Epic), featuring more than a dozen previously unreleased tracks and a concert DVD taped in 1992 in Romania. A boxed set collecting four Beatles…

  20. Broadway: The American Musical

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You're the Top" will find a lot to quibble about with this five-disc salute to the Great White Way, "Broadway: The American Musical." Where's "Lady in th Those who have memorized every known lyric to "You&…

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