1. 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…

  2. Venegas Dominates Premios Oye! Awards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Julieta Venegas continued her winning streak of music awards, taking top honors Saturday (Nov. 13) at Mexico's third annual Premios Oye! Awards. Julieta Venegas continued her winning streak of music awards, taking top honors Saturday (Nov. 13) at Mexico's third annual Premios Oye!…

  3. Stewart Must Repay $780G Tour Deposit

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on Friday. Rod Stewart must repay the $780,000 he accepted as a deposit for a Latin American concert tour that was canceled, a Los Angeles jury ruled on…

  4. Usher Wins Four American Music Awards

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in Los Angeles, taking four out of five categories in which he was nominated. Other multiple winners included hi R&B star Usher was the big winner at the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 14) in…

  5. 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…

  6. Ol' Dirty Bastard Collapses, Dies In Studio

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and died inside a recording studio today (Nov. 13). He was 35. The artist, whose real name was Russell Jones, had complained Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, who lived a life as wild as his lyrics, collapsed and…

  7. Never, Never, Land

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Like its 1998 album "Psyence Fiction," UNKLE's "Never, Never, Land" is dark, cold and littered with celebrities. Both sets are largely manned by Mo' Wax label leader James Lavelle. And this is where t Like its 1998 album "Psyence Fiction," UNKLE's …

  8. Alma Brasilera

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop. Now he's meeting fans midway. Alexandre Pires, a Brazilian superstar, won success in the Spanish-language marketplace with two albums of ballads and Latin pop…

  9. Healing Rain

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship" and "Worship Again"). In the past few years, Smith has released two of the top-selling praise and worship albums in Christian music ("Worship"…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Lil Jon, Boost Mobile, Deep Dish With his new TVT album, " Crunk Juice ," due for release Tuesday (Nov. 16), Lil Jon is now looking to give more attention to his label, BME, and its roster, which includes Lil Scrappy, Trillville and recent addition E-40. "I'm going…

  11. Morrissey Beefs Up 'Quarry' With B-Sides

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Morrissey's latest studio album, "You Are the Quarry," will be reissued in a deluxe edition Dec. 7 via his Attack imprint for Sanctuary. Morrissey's latest studio album, "You Are the Quarry," will be reissued in a deluxe edition Dec. 7 via his Attack imprint for…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Ja Rule, R. Kelly, Ashanti, Lonestar and the Levert family. WONDERFUL 'WONDERFUL': The only new entry in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 this week is "Wonderful" (The Inc./Def Jam), a Ja Rule song that features R.…

  13. Nashville Sessions Generate Two Black CDs

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans to release two albums' worth of material recorded earlier this year in Nashville, with a solo trek to follow. As tipped here As the Pixies' reunion tour plows ahead, singer/guitarist Frank Black plans…

  14. New Who Album May Appear Next Spring

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Who's first studio album since 1982 may finally see the light of day next spring. According to guitarist Pete Townshend's official Web site, the set carries the provisional title "WHO2," perhaps a The Who's first studio album since 1982 may finally see the light…

  15. 'Boo' Nets Fourth Week As No. 1 Single

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite another week of tough competition, Usher and Alicia Keys hold onto the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row with "My Boo." Their duet also notches a fourth week atop Bill Despite another week of tough competition, Usher and Alicia Keys hold onto…

  16. System Of A Down Doubles Up On New Album

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. Hard rock act System Of A Down's next album will be a double-disc affair with a catch: the discs will be released separately, six months apart. "…

  17. Levert Switches Labels, Expands Themes

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to Me," "Can You Handle It," "The G Spot" and "U Got That Love," the general theme of Gerald Levert's music is easy to divine. His brand of sensuous R&B has Given such song titles as "Baby Hold on to…

  18. Billboard Bits: Falls Festival, Pixies, DMB

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Falls Festival, Pixies, Dave Matthews Band The Black Keys, De La Soul, Billy Bragg and the Thrills are among the acts confirmed for the Falls Festival, to be held Dec. 30-Jan. 1 in Victoria, Australia, and Marion Bay, Tasmania, respectively. The bill also features the Living End, John…

  19. Ashanti's 'Rose' Blooms Next Month

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Ashanti will release her third album, "Concrete Rose," Dec. 7 via the Inc./Def Jam. The 7 Aurelius-produced first single "Only U" debuted last week at No. 30 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 4 R&B star Ashanti will release her third album, "Concrete…

  20. Love Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love pleaded not guilty today (Nov. 10) in Los Angeles to a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a confrontation with a woman at her ex-boyfriend's house. Courtney Love pleaded not guilty today (Nov. 10) in Los Angeles to a felony charge of assault with a…

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