1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B/hip hop singles chart. Actually, Kenny…

  2. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia…

  3. B&E: Pink Martini & Blaine Larsen

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Pink Martini and Blaine Larsen. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. SHAKIN' AND STIRRING: Seven years after its debut, Pink…

  4. Nelly, Hill Join McGraw For NBC Special

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Footage for the hour-long Nov. 24 broadcast of "Tim McGraw: Here and Now" was captured a month ago at pair of performances in Wisconsin that included a few special guests. Tim McGraw's second NBC concert special will air the night before the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday.…

  5. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "VERTIGO," U2 2. "Over And Over" (Explicit Version), Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw 3. "Just Lose It" (Explicit Version), Eminem 4. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 5. "Lose My Breath" (Album Version), Destiny&…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ray Charles, Nelly, Tim McGraw and John Mellencamp. TWO FOR THE SHOW: When "Genius Loves Company" (Hear/Concord) debuted on The Billboard 200 in September, it was the first Ray Charles album to appear on the chart in 11 years. A…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is appearing on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song…

  8. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is…

  9. Williams Sings On Broadway & Beyond

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. Vanessa Williams has scheduled a four-night stand on Broadway that will precede a brief U.S. holiday-themed tour. The limited New York engagement will run Dec. 1-4 at the Palace…

  10. Rod Returns To No. 1 With 'Stardust'

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the first time in more than 25 years. The artist's new J Records release The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of…

  11. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "JUST LOSE IT" (EXPLICIT VERSION), EMINEM 2. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 3. "Lose My Breath" (Album Version), Destiny's Child 4. "Vertigo," U2 5. "Over And Over" (Explicit Version), Nelly featuring…

  12. Billboard Bits: Martina McBride, AMAs, CMAs

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Martina McBride, the Amercian Music Awards and Country Music Awards. In conjunction with its Valentine's Day promotions, Hallmark will exclusively offer an eight-track Martina McBride disc, "My Heart." The CD will sell for $10.95 or $6.95 with the purchase of any…

  13. 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.…

  14. Billboard Bits: Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on Mos Def, Eddie Vedder, Tim Booth Mos Def will next month return to famed New York jazz nightclub the Blue Note's Another Side Series, at which he performed last year. The rapper-turned-actor will perform two shows a night Nov. 3-5 backed by an acoustic band featuring Living…

  15. '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…

  16. 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…

  17. Strait Arrow: '50 Number Ones' On Top Again

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) is the No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. The set sold 190,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, For a second week in a row, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" …

  18. 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…

  19. 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 …

  20. 'Goodies' Still Good Enough For No. 1

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a seventh week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo is the lead single from the artist's Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace albu The title track of Ciara's debut album is beginning a…

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