1. 'NOW!' Rebounds, Holds Brown From No. 1

    December 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200 this week by a stronger finish from "NOW! That's What I Call Music 20." And despite being the thick of the holiday CD Chris Brown's eponymous debut was edged out of the No. 1 spot on…

  2. Chart Beat

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Neil Diamond's '12 Songs' ranks among his best, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Cyndi Lauper return and Chris Brown ascends to No. 1. ON THE CHART WITH DIAMOND: Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" (Columbia) is instantly tied for fourth place among the Brooklyn native's…

  3. Lil Jon, 50 Cent Labels Join Forces

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as rapper/producer Lil Jon's BME Recordings and rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit have joined forces to cross-promote their artists. Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as…

  4. Billy Joel: The Life & Times Of An Angry Young Man (continued)

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT part two The Glass Houses tour, Billy's fourth extensive and extended tour in as many years, played throughout Israel and Europe during the early days of the spring of 1980, and played throughout the United States until late into the summer. In June he played another five sold-out nights…

  5. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Thides Leasing Corp. files a lawsuit against the Artist Formerly Known as Prince, claiming that the Artist rented a tour bus between May and October 1998 but never paid for it. The Artis 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver…

  6. Stones Making A 'Bang' With New Album

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" isn't just the legendary rock act's first new album in eight years -- it's also their most substantial since 1972's "Exile on Main Street." Due Sept. 6 via Virgin, The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang…

  7. 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…

  8. Erasure's Bell Preps Solo Debut

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records. Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records, according to the artist's Web site . His solo debut, "Electric Blue," will be released Oct…

  9. Live 8: TV, Web, Satellite, Mobile Options

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow's (July 2) Live 8 concerts. In the United States, if you're not planning to attend the show in Philadelphia, you can Dozens of artists are poised to perform on stages around the world during tomorrow&…

  10. Coldplay, Crazy Frog Stay Strong On U.K. Charts

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Crazy Frog's "Axel F" (Gusto) and Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) kept their respective places at the top of yesterday's (June 19) the U.K. singles and album charts. But the biggest news was the pre Crazy Frog's "Axel F" (Gusto) and Coldplay…

  11. Young Buck Ordered To Stand Trial

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must stand trial on an assault charge, a judge ruled yesterday (June 6). Young Buck, whose given name is David Darnell Brow A rapper accused of stabbing a man during a melee at last year's Vibe Awards must…

  12. CHART BEAT

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Nine Inch Nails, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Osbourne. 'MISSISSIPPI' QUEEN: Faith Hill rewrites the record books as her new single, "Mississippi Girl," becomes the highest-debuting…

  13. 'Hollaback' Has Singles Chart Staying Power

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers to remain the No. 1 single in the United States. For a fourth consecutive week, the cut tops Billboard's Hot 100, as well as the Pop 100 and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback" has again fended off all comers…

  14. Stones Regroup For New Tour, Album

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Rolling Stones are today announcing another mega world tour during a media event at New York's Juilliard School of Music. The outing begins Aug. 21 at Fenway Park in Boston, and ticke As expected , the Rolling Stones today (May 10) announced another mega world tour…

  15. Baby Returns To His Roots

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After flying high with his 2002 solo debut, "Birdman," Cash Money Records artist/co-CEO Baby returns with his sophomore set, "Fast Money." Due May 24, the album marks a return to the rapper's roots -— in more ways than…

  16. 50 Cent Nets A Fourth Top 10 Hit

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia, 50 Cent also moves 11-6 as the featured artist on the Game's "Hate It or Love It" giving him four cu In addition to notching a fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100…

  17. 50 Cent, The Game Call A Truce In Harlem

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Today (March 9), 50 Cent and the Game publicly squashed a bitter feud that erupted in gunfire last week after 50 kicked Game out of his G-Unit clique for disloyalty. Perhaps selling 1.1 million copies of his new album, "The Massacre," in four days has softened the heart of 50 Cent.…

  18. Man Shot During 50 Cent NYC Radio Appearance

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station while 50 Cent was making an on-air appearance, police said. The rapper, who was at the station promoting the upc A man was shot in the leg last night (Feb. 28) in the lobby of a New York radio station…

  19. Can 50 Cent Do It Again?

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans have been counting the days until the March 8 release of "The Massacre," 50 Cent's highly anticipated Shady/Aftermath/Interscope sophomore album. They'll have to count a little less with this week's announcement that…

  20. Grammy-Winning 'Genius' Rises To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray Charles earns his first No. 1 album in more than four decades with his final studio set, "Genius Loves Company." The title rockets 15- On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray…

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