1. Williams, Prydz Hold U.K. No. 1s

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams netted his sixth U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 24) as Swedish DJ Eric Prydz successfully defended his singles chart crown. Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) boasts two new songs Robbie Williams netted his sixth U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Oct. 24) as…

  2. The Ones We Never Knew

    October 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country pedigree notwithstanding, one is still taken aback by the depth of this captivating debut. Country pedigree notwithstanding, one is still taken aback by the depth of this captivating debut. Holly Williams is true to her genetics, displaying the straightforward honesty of her…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Duran Duran, Usher, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: The reunion of the original lineup of Duran Duran has paid off with the group's highest-charting set on The Billboard 200 in 11 years.…

  4. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. "Lean Back," Terror Squad 2. "DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT," SNOOP DOGG FEATURING PHARRELL 3. "My Place," Nelly featuring Jaheim 4. "Go D.J.," Lil Wayne 5. "Let's Go," Trick Daddy featuring Lil Jon & Twista…

  5. '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…

  6. Ask Billboard

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Robbie Williams, Bjork, Nelly and Tim McGraw. OH GREATEST ROBBIE Hi Keith, I know that Robbie Williams is preparing to release a fantastic hits collection overseas. Do you know if there are any plans to release it Stateside and how his U.S…

  7. 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…

  8. Dido, Robbie, Sting Sing For 'Bridget'

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young will be found on the soundtrack to "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," due Nov. 1 New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie…

  9. Prydz Returns To U.K. No. 1

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz returned to No. 1 with "Call on Me" (Data/Ministry of Sound). In an extremely rare occurrence on yesterday's (Oct. 17) new U.K. singles chart, Swedish DJ Eric Prydz…

  10. Seven Steps

    October 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won evolution of the trumpeter's second great quintet. Chronicling Miles Davis' 1963-64 Columbia recordings, this seven-CD set traces the hard-won evolution of the trumpeter's second…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Usher, Alicia Keys, Ciara, "Shark Tale," William Shatner and Minnie Driver. WILL 'BOO' SCARE 'GOODIES'?: It's almost a certainty that "My Boo" (LaFace) by Usher and Alicia Keys will assume the lead…

  12. Harmony Honors Nominees

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild (SGMA) Nov. 29 at the TBN Studios located at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the inaugural Harmony Honors, to be presented by the Southern Gospel Music Guild …

  13. TunesonTV

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 11-17, 2004. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 11 "National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour," Sundance Channel Featured artists: Babyface, Jackson Browne, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, Jurassic 5, Dave Matthews…

  14. Robbie, R.E.M. Overtake U.K. Charts

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct. 10) new U.K. charts. Robbie Williams notched his sixth best-selling single with "Radio" (Chrysalis) while R.E.M. gained its sev Familiar names added to their totals of U.K. No. 1s on yesterday's (Oct.…

  15. The Delivery Man

    October 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In chasing his muse, Elvis Costello has gone down many a genre road. In chasing his muse, Elvis Costello has gone down many a genre road. Despite occasional misses, these varied excursions have proved interesting, if not classic additions to his canon. "The Delivery Man"—the yin to…

  16. Fabolous Returns With 'Real Talk'

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real Talk," Nov. 9 via Desert Storm/Atlantic. The Just Blaze-produced first single, "Breathe," is No. 19 in its fifth week on Billboard's Hot R&am Rapper Fabolous will release his third studio album, "Real…

  17. Carlton Finds Harmony On Sophomore CD

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton will unveil her sophomore album, "Harmonium," Nov. 9 via Interscope. First single "White Houses" debuts this week at No. 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is No. 32 in Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton will unveil her sophomore album, "…

  18. Madonna Tops Field For Billboard Touring Honors

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the six artist categories. Madonna leads the finalists for Billboard's inaugural Backstage Pass Awards. The veteran performer is contending in three of the…

  19. Ciara Still No. 1, Eminem Moves Top 10

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo on top for a sixth consecutive week. As reported yesterday, Ciara's similarly titled debut bowed at No. 3 o Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "…

  20. B&E: Flogging Molly

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Flogging Molly. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. BEATING A PUNK HORSE: After years of rousing beer-swilling bar patrons with its…

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