1. Sire Celebrates 40th With Four-Disc Set

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this fall with a four-disc boxed set. Due Sept. 13 via Sire/Rhino, "Just Say Sire: The Sire Records Story" rounds up 61 track With its 40th anniversary looming in 2006, Sire Records will be celebrated this…

  2. HOT RINGTONES

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "WE BELONG TOGETHER," MARIAH CAREY 2. "Back Then," Mike Jones 3. "Just A Lil' Bit," 50 Cent 4. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 5. "Don't Cha," The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta Rhymes…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. THE WAY WE WERE Dear Fred, Comparing and ranking today's music with those [songs] in the real rock era (1955-1990) is not just. Chart methodology has changed a lot since 1991. Due to new chart formulas, songs have stayed at No. 1 far longer than…

  4. Usher, 50 Cent Lead Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Winners

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) 2005 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show. The popular R&B and rap/hip-hop Representing the best of both worlds, Usher and 50 Cent tied for top winner at the Billboard…

  5. Dulli Unearths One Twilight Singers CD, Preps Another

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shocked by the sudden death of friend and Hollywood producer Ted Demme over three years ago, Greg Dulli shelved a nearly-finished nine-song project to begin work on what would become a tribute of sort Shocked by the sudden death of friend and Hollywood producer Ted Demme over three years ago,…

  6. Mariah's 'Together' Holds Off 'Replay' Charge

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" sits on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again this week. The cut, which has held the post for Despite the growing popularity of the debut single from newcomer Rihanna,…

  7. R. Kelly's 'Reloaded' Clings To No. 1

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for a second week with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). Despite a 71.5% plunge to sales of 139,000 copies in the United States, acc R. Kelly fends off competition to hold onto the top spot on The Billboard 200 for…

  8. Tunes On TV

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 18-24, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 18 "The View," ABC Featured artist: Frankie J (also scheduled: Suzanne Somers). "Fabulous Life of Snoop Dogg," VH1 Featured artist: Snoop Dogg. "Rock Star: INXS,…

  9. Ying Yang Twins Sit For Billboard Q&A

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop duo the Ying Yang Twins will be the subject of an Aug. 5 Q&A session as part of the Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Conference in their hometown of Atlanta. Hip-hop duo the Ying Yang Twins will be the subject of an Aug. 5 Q&A session as part of the Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "TP.3 RELOADED," R. KELLY 2. "The Cookbook," Missy Elliott 3. "X&Y," Coldplay 4. "The Emancipation Of Mimi," Mariah Carey 5. "U.S.A.: United States Of Atlanta," Ying Yang Twins Issue date: July 23, 2005 News Ying…

  11. R. Kelly 'Reloads' At No. 1

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3 Reloaded" (Jive). The controversial artist's latest release starts well above the competition with 491,000 U.S. copies, accordin R. Kelly nabs his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "TP.3…

  12. Mariah Still No. 1 As 'Idols' Fade

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row, and a sixth overall. The cut also returns to No. 1 on the Pop 100 chart, replacing Bo Bice's version of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is No. 1 on…

  13. Strait's 'Somewhere' Heads Right To No. 1

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville) earns the country veteran his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week and becomes his 20th to lead the Billboard Hot Country Albums roundup George Strait's "Somewhere Down in Texas" (MCA Nashville)…

  14. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SONGS

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. "WE BELONG TOGETHER," MARIAH CAREY 2. "Slow Down," Bobby Valentino 3. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 4. "Free Yourself," Fantasia 5. "Let Me Hold You," Bow Wow Featuring Omarion Issue date: July 9,…

  15. HOT RINGTONES

    July 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "JUST A LIL BIT," 50 CENT 2. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 3. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 4. "Candy Shop," 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 5. "Still Tippin'," Mike Jones Featuring Slim Thug…

  16. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American…

  17. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ying Yang Twins 'Whisper' Not Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing. Their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," peaked at No. 2 on billboard.com's Hot Rap Tracks chart. Members D-Roc…

  18. HOT RINGTONES

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/ringtones.jsp 1. "Wait (The Whisper Song)," Ying Yang Twins 2. "JUST A LIL BIT," 50 CENT 3. "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey 4. "Candy Shop" 50 Cent Featuring Olivia 5. "Hollaback Girl, "Gwen Stefani Issue date: July 2,…

  19. TunesOnTV

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 20-26, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Dierks Bentley (also scheduled: Chad Lowe, Vaughn Catuzzi Lohec, Dara Catuzzi Near). "Today," NBC Featured artists: Bo…

  20. Mould: Don't Hold Breath For Huskers Reunion

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With such iconic alternative rock acts as Gang Of Four, the Pixies and Slint having re-formed over the past year, speculation has run rampant about which old favorite could be next. With such iconic alternative rock acts as Gang Of Four, the Pixies and Slint having re-formed over the past…

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