1. Orson, Rae Lead New U.K. Charts

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its first hit, "No Tomorrow" (Mercury). California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its…

  2. Chart Beat

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kanye's 'Gold Digger' continues to make its mark, Madonna's 'Hung Up' keeps Madonna on the dance floor, plus Brown, Fogerty, Hayes and Ray J. 'GOLD' RUSH CONTINUES: Chris Brown will have to be patient for at least one more week. His first chart entry on…

  3. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this…

  4. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: An album of music inspired by the poetry of late rapper Tupac Shakur, "The Rose" (Amaru/Koch). Eclectic jazz trio the Bad Plus' "Suspicious Activity" (Columbia). New albums from reggae-inspired…

  5. 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…

  6. Brandy Splits With Atlantic

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Brandy has left Atlantic Records, for which she has recorded her entire career. No details were given regarding the split, other than that Brandy requested to be let out of her contract. R&B star Brandy has left Atlantic Records, for which she has recorded her entire career.…

  7. Billboard Bits: Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Flaming Lips, Ray J, Tom Petty The Flaming Lips' official Web site will be the sole source for the photo collection "Waking Up With a Placebo Head Wound: Images of the Flaming Lips From the Archives of Jay Blakesberg and J. Michelle Martin-Coyne -- 1987-2004." The 184…

  8. Full Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her sophomore set, Never Say Never), Brandy returned earlier this year with the off-kilter "What About Us?" Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jer After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her…

  9. Injury Forces Usher Tour Postponement

    November 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST A dislocated shoulder has forced Usher to take a three-month rest, delaying the start of his North American tour. The R&B singer suffered the injury last week while rehearsing a dance number for t A dislocated shoulder has forced Usher to take a three-month rest, delaying the start of his…

  10. Devilish D12 Debut At No. 1

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side-project D12, easily debuts atop The Billboard 200, selling 372,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The numbers are not quite on par with the s As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side…

  11. Hear'Say Overwhelms U.K. Charts

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hear'Say yesterday delivered perhaps the ultimate proof of their popularity since emerging via the "Popstars" TV series. The group achieved not only a third week at No. 1 with the single "Pure And Sim Hear'Say yesterday delivered perhaps the ultimate proof of their…

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