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  1. Usher Retakes Album Chart Peak

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher reclaims his throne atop The Billboard 200 after one week at No. 2 as "Confessions" sells 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the sixth week in the No. 1 Usher reclaims his throne atop The B ...

  2. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  3. D12 Ends Usher's Chart Reign

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Detroit-bred hip-hop act D12 takes the lead on The Billboard 200, ending the five-week reign of Usher's LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions." The Eminem-led sextet's "D12 World" (Shady/Interscope) arrives o Detroit-bred hip ...

  4. Loretta Lynn

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The country icon's finest album in 30 years is the result of a pairing with Detroit garage-rocker Jack White. The country icon's finest album in 30 years is the result of a pairing with Detroit garage-rocker Jack White. News Jack White ...

  5. MC5, PJ Harvey For Aus Fest

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and British singer songwriter PJ Harvey will perform at this year's Splendour In The Grass festival, held July 24-25 in the northern New South Wales coastal town By Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and B ...

  6. MC5, PJ Harvey For Aus Fest

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and British singer songwriter PJ Harvey will perform at this year's Splendour In The Grass festival, held July 24-25 in the northern New South Wales coastal town By Legendary Detroit rock band the MC5 and B ...

  7. Olympia Entertainment Names President

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Randy Lippe has been promoted to president of Olympia Entertainment in Detroit. Lippe will oversee all operations for Olympia Entertainment events and venues, including the Fox Theatre, Joe Louis Aren Randy Lippe has been promoted to president of ...

  8. Phair To Head Up 'Chicks With Attitude' Tour

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With Attitude Tour, which will visit 18 North American cities from August to early September, Billboard.biz has learned. Other artists set to appear include Car Liz Phair is set to headline the Chicks With A ...

  9. Rockumentary Spurs Legal War

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A wrangle over "MC5: A True Testimonial," a documentary about the legendary '60s Detroit rock band, has led one of the group's members to block the film's theatrical and DVD release. Kick out the writs. A wrangle over &quo ...

  10. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest dream makers and deal breakers for this week. - J. Walter Thompson has launched a new branded-entertainment practice. The group, Amplify , results from a merger of JWT's Brand Entertainment Group and Hill & Knowlton's Show ...

  11. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  12. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  13. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  14. Van Halen Summer Tour A Go

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The long-rumored Van Halen summer tour is finally getting off the ground. The group's <A HREF="http://www.vanhalen.com" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> reports that Van Halen will play shows on dat The long- ...

  15. Aretha Franklin Stable In Hospital

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Aretha Franklin has been hospitalized since Saturday for an undisclosed ailment and is in stable condition. Her publicist declined to say i ...

  16. Grand Ole Opry To Take Show On The Road

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take its brand into a live format with the Grand Ole Opry American Road Show 2004. The outing will feature Opry members Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and the Del McCoury B Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take ...

  17. Jack White Pleads Guilty, Avoids Jail

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST White Stripes lead singer Jack White pleaded guilty yesterday (March 9) to assault and battery stemming from a fight with the lead singer of fellow Detroit band the Von Bondies. White Stripes lead singer Jack White pleaded guilty yesterday (March ...

  18. OutKast, Eminem Lead Feb. RIAA Shipments

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" and OutKast's "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" were each certified in February by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 9 million co Eminem's &q ...

  19. Blue Note Signs Anita Baker

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Blue Note Records has signed R&amp;B chanteuse Anita Baker to an exclusive recording contract that will result in at least two albums. Bruce Lundvall, president/CEO of EMI Jazz &amp; Classics, signed Blue Note Records has signed R&B ch ...

  20. Sales/Label Vet Launches Indie Distributor

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent distribution firm, will ship its first releases in March. The New York-based company is headed by Jack DeSalvo, who has previously served as a sales and label Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent dist ...

  21. Prince Set To Tour, But Label Is Up In The Air

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new album, "Musicology," but a label deal remains up in the air. Prince next month will embark on his first major tour in six years. He also has a new albu ...

  22. CCE Initiates Signing Wave

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST As vowed by Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) Music Division President/co-CEO Dave Lucas (Billboard, Nov. 15, 2003), the concert promoter has announced a wave of national executive signings. As vowed by Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) Music Divi ...

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