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  1. 50 Cent Moves 329K In Fourth Week

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" notches a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. The set sees U.S. sales fall 10% from last week to 329,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" notches a four ...

  2. Iger To Succeed Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robert Iger was officially anointed as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. on March 13, ending months of speculation about who would follow the 20-year reign of Michael Eisner at the helm of the media giant. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Robert Iger ...

  3. Iger Succeeds Eisner As Disney CEO

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Iger to succeed chief executive Michael Eisner, who will step down a year before he planned. Walt Disney Co. yesterday (March 13) named current company president Robert Ig ...

  4. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST J.Lo comes in at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever ...

  5. 'Massacre' Slays The Billboard 200

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" bursts onto The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 1.14 million units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The figure -- the rapper's best sales week ever -- topples last week's No. 50 Cent's " ...

  6. FCC Knocks Out Indecency Complaints

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commission on Feb. 28 denied a number of indecency complaints. In one matter, the FCC considered complaints regarding ...

  7. Foxx Takes Best Actor Oscar For 'Ray'

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last ...

  8. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  9. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

  10. Grammy Ratings Lowest Since 1995

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- With "Desperate Housewives" as competitors, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000799525">last night's Grammy Awards < LOS ANGELES ...

  11. Barry Yarbrough Births Brown Bear

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label, distrib vet starts marketing firm. Music industry veteran Barry Yarbrough has opened Brown Bear Music Marketing in Nashville. The company will partner with independent labels and will either consult or oversee their sales, marketing and dis ...

  12. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star An Emmy-winning makeup artist has su ...

  13. Snoop Sued Over Assault Claim

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Make-up artist seeks $25M. An Emmy-winning makeup artist has sued rapper Snoop Dogg, the ABC network and its "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show for $25 million, claiming she was drugged and raped backstage at the show by the hip-hop star and his a ...

  14. Yahoo! Moves Media Group To L.A.

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Internet giant wants access to entertainment. Yahoo! is hoping to expand its relationship with the entertainment industry by moving its new Yahoo! Media Group to offices near Los Angeles. The move will effectively split the Internet giant's o ...

  15. 'Ray' Nabs Oscar Noms

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th annual Academy Awards. "Ray" and its star Jamie Foxx were among those honored today (Jan. 25) with nominations for the 77th an ...

  16. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  17. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  18. Oz, HK Concerts Raise Cash for Tsunami Appeal

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concerts in Australia and Hong Kong have raised considerable funds in support of survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunamis. Concerts in Australia and Hong Kong have raised considerable funds in support of survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The &q ...

  19. Oz, HK Concerts Raise Cash for Tsunami Appeal

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Concerts in Australia and Hong Kong have raised considerable funds in support of survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunamis. Concerts in Australia and Hong Kong have raised considerable funds in support of survivors of the Indian Ocean tsunami. The &q ...

  20. Motown Producer Freddie Perren Dies

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced songs for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackson 5 and the "Saturday Night Fever" album, has died at the age of 61. Grammy Award-winner Freddie Perren, who produced songs for Gloria Gaynor, the Jackso ...

  21. Dick Clark Hospitalized After Stroke

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke on Monday (Dec. 6). A spokesman for the legendary broadcaster tells Billboard.biz that Clark "is going to be fine." Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hos ...

  22. WGA Members OK New Contract

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Writers Guild of America have approved their new industry contract by a wide margin, endorsing a strategy that emphasized the health plan over the likely strike issue of DVD residuals, LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members ...

  23. Networks Puzzle Over FCC Indecency Calls

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission's efforts to regulate indecency on broadcast TV drew sharp criticism during a gathering of the networks' entertainment chiefs. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Federal Communication Commission ...

  24. Ozomatli Gets Famous With Pub Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli has signed a worldwide administration deal with Famous Music Publishing, Billboard has learned. Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli has signed a worldwide administration deal with Famous Music Publis ...

  25. Ozomatli Gets Famous With Pub Deal

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli has signed a worldwide administration deal with Famous Music Publishing, Billboard has learned. Grammy-winning Latin fusion band Ozomatli has signed a worldwide administration deal with Famous Music Publis ...

  26. Usher Big Winner At AMAs

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and aired live on ABC. Usher took home four awards last night (Nov. 14) at the American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles� ...

  27. Testimony Continues in Disney Shareholders' Suit

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by shareholders against the Walt Disney Co. over the hiring of former president Michael Ovitz. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The trial continues in the suit brought seven years ago by sharehold ...

  28. Marvel Sues Disney To Reclaim Copyrights

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Marvel Enterprises Inc. has escalated its royalty dispute with the Walt Disney Co. by suing to reclaim the copyrights for Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men and other characters that appear on (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marvel Enterprises ...

  29. Elton Headed For Small Screen

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer creating sitcom with ABC. Singer creating sitcom with ABC. News ...

  30. Elton Headed For Small Screen

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its sister production company Touchstone Television to develop a comedy series about a rock legend. John will executive-produce the still-untitled sitcom, whic Elton John has inked a deal with ABC and its s ...

  31. WGA, Hollywood Make A Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Writers Guild of America said Oct. 13 that it has reached a new three-year contract with Hollywood's major studios and networks. The $58 million package boosts health-care contributions, minimums (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers Gu ...

  32. Cuban To Keynote At DECA Confab

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepreneur who, appropriately enough, owns basketball's Dallas Mavericks, has joined the lineup of speakers at Billboard's inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference &amp; A Mark Cuban, the maverick entrepr ...

  33. Jet Flys Off With Six ARIAs

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) Awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome. With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Indust ...

  34. Jet Flies Off With Six ARIAs

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Assn. (ARIA) Awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome. With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Indust ...

  35. Bridie, Seaman Dan Win ARIA Fine Arts Awards

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four winners at the inaugural Australian Record Industry Assn's (ARIA) Fine Arts Awards, held October 12 in Sydney, were from disparate backgrounds. The four winners at the inaugural Australian Record Industry Assn's (ARIA) Fine Arts ...

  36. Bridie, Seaman Dan Win ARIA Fine Arts Awards

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The four winners at the inaugural Australian Record Industry Assn's (ARIA) Fine Arts awards, held October 12 in Sydney, were from disparate backgrounds. The four winners at the inaugural Australian Record Industry Assn's (ARIA) Fine Arts ...

  37. FCC's Powell Makes DTV Pitch

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is injecting itself into another NFL halftime show, only this time it's not cracking down on a "wardrobe malfunction," but is attempting to sell the nation on dig WASHINGTON ( The Hollywood Repo ...

  38. Etheridge Battling Cancer, Cancels Tour

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has canceled upcoming tour dates to accommodate treatment. The 43-year-old artist will undergo surgery and her doctor expects a "speedy and Melissa Etheridge has been diagnosed with ...

  39. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certifications by the RIAA. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charle ...

  40. Ray Charles Earns First Platinum RIAA Award

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&amp;B vet's final record ships 1 million units in Sept. After nearly 60 years of recordings, Ray Charles posthumously earns the first platinum award of his career with "Genius Loves Company" (Concord) during September certific ...

  41. Etheridge Heading To The Small Screen

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to television as the star of an ABC sitcom. After competitive bidding among several networks, the project from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Brad Grey TV land Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to televisi ...

  42. Usher, OutKast Top Winners At World Music Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three awards each, Usher and OutKast were the top winners at tonight's (Sept. 15) 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher opened the show with first single "Yeah!" from his latest LaFace/Zomba set With three awards each, Usher an ...

  43. Usher Leads AMA Nominations

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Usher tops the list of contenders for the 32nd annual American Music Awards. The 19 trophies will be presented Nov. 14 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, in a ceremony to be air With four nominations, Usher tops the lis ...

  44. P.Diddy Back With 'Making The Band'

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is returning to his MTV reality show "Making the Band 2." In the new season, Combs will be assembling a women's R&amp;B/hip-hop group. Auditions will begin next month in New York Sean "P. Did ...

  45. Disney Confirms Eisner To Leave In 2006

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eisner, who led the Walt Disney Co. to huge success in the 1980s but more recently clashed with dissident stockholders including the founder's family, will leave the company in 2006 when his c Michael Eisner, who led the Walt Disney C ...

  46. Kimmel, Sony Connect For Music Exclusives

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz's appearance last night (Aug. 9) on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" inaugurated a new partnership between the show and the Sony Connect download service, whereby live performances from the sho Lenny Kravitz's appea ...

  47. Kimmel, Sony Connect For Music Exclusives

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lenny Kravitz's appearance last night (Aug. 9) on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" inaugurated a new partnership between the show and the Sony Connect download service, whereby live performances from the sho Lenny Kravitz's appea ...

  48. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up for the <A HREF="http://www.bill Updating a story first posted here yes ...

  49. Update: Top Artists To Rock Swing States

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted here yesterday (Aug. 3), artists such as Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., the Dixie Chicks and the Dave Matthews Band have teamed up for the <A HREF="http://www.bill Updating a story first posted here yes ...

  50. Usher Unveils Debit Card

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher has teamed with MasterCard International and BankFirst for the Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard. Usher has teamed with MasterCard International and BankFirst for the Usher Raymond IV Debit MasterCard. The newly launched card, which features ...

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