1. U2, Keane Top U.K. Charts

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" (Universal Island) is the U.K.'s new No. 1 single, becoming the latest act to hold an Elvis Presley reissue from the top post. Meanwhile, while "Hopes an U2's "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own…

  2. Contest To Search For Next Joplin

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. Janis Joplin's estate has thrown its support behind a three-pronged celebration of the late singer's life. The key component will be "Search for the Pearl,"…

  3. Mellencamp Bringing Donovan On 'Words' Tour

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Mellencamp has set the first 15 dates of his Words & Music tour, which comes in support of last year's two-disc hits compilation of the same name. John Mellencamp has set the first 15 dates of his Words & Music tour, which comes in support of last year's two-disc hits…

  4. Ask Billboard

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Darren Hayes, Madonna and Billboard's Top Comprehensive Albums chart. POP!ULARITY Keith, I am a huge Darren Hayes fan. I know he has a new CD called "The Tension and the Spark." I am interested to know if his new album is…

  5. Billboard Bits: 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST News on 'Robots,' Early Man, Lou Barlow Fountains Of Wayne ("Tell Me What You Already Did"), Ricky Fante ("Shine") and Earth, Wind & Fire ("Love's Dance") have recorded new songs for the "Robots" soundtrack, due March 1 via Virgin.…

  6. First CMA Music Fest Artists Confirmed

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are among the initial slate of performers set to appear at the 2005 CMA Music Festival. Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts and Gretchen Wilson are…

  7. Lil' Mo Returns With New Label, Baby

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in 2005: her first album for Cash Money/Universal, and her second daughter. Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra's lead trumpet player, who they mistakenly thought was a con man. Mack is a cousin of celebra 2002 - Spanish police admit they exchanged blows with Rodney Mack, the…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Jan. 24-30, 2005).

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Jan. 24-30, 2005). LICK IT UP: A guest judge appearance during last week's "American Idol" premiere caused contestant Mary Roach to proclaim "Mark McGrath is hot." Even after her audition ultimately left her…

  10. Tunes on TV

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 24-30, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: LeAnn Rimes. "The View," ABC Featured artist: Mario (also scheduled: Randy Jackson, Shohreh Aghdashloo). "The Bachelorette,"…

  11. Montgomery Gentry, Adkins Team For Tour

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country stars Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will team for the Turn It Up & Bring It On tour, with comedian Cledus T. Judd as the master of ceremonies for most dates. Country stars Montgomery Gentry and Trace Adkins will team for the Turn It Up & Bring It On tour, with comedian…

  12. 04TunesOnTV

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 17-23, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JAN. 17 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: JoJo (also scheduled: Ryan Seacrest, James Denton). "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jesse McCartney (also…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  14. Queen Latifah To Host Grammys

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Recording artist-turned-actor Queen Latifah has signed on as host of the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Recording artist-turned-actor Queen Latifah has signed on as host of the 47th annual Grammy Awards. She will also perform an as-yet-unannounced track from her nominated release, " The Dana…

  15. Modern Rockers Crowd 'Summerland' CD

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the WB drama "Summerland," Billboard.com has learned. New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and the All-American Rejects are among the acts featured on the soundtrack to the…

  16. Shepherd Readies For Road Work

    January 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kenny Wayne Shepherd is planning to spend some time on the road early in the 2005. He'll be out in support of his latest album, "The Place You're In" (Warner/Reprise), beginning with a free Jan. 8 con Kenny Wayne Shepherd is planning to spend some time on the road early in…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Missy Elliott, Josh Groban and the latest Swedish "Idol." WORKING IT: If the song that ranks No. 2 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 moves up one place next week, Missy Elliott will have her first No. 1 hit on this chart. "1…

  18. Mario's 'Love' Rules Singles Charts Again

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the second week in a row, Mario's "Let Me Love You" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. For the second week in a row, Mario's "Let Me Love You" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. As the 2004 calendar year comes to a close, the hit song is also enjoying a…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mario, Green Day, Gavin DeGraw and Destiny's Child. RING IN THE NEW : Mario has a lot of reasons to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Not only does he have his first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, but he has tied the record for…

  20. Billboard Bits: Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST News on Fountains Of Wayne, 112, Shipping News Fountains Of Wayne is assembling an album of B-sides for release next year on S-Curve. According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled set will cull "almost every B-side the band has released since its first single in 1996," as well as…

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