1. Mario 'Loves' His Stay At No. 1

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Billboard Hot 100 spotlight hasn't faded for R&B lothario Mario, as his single "Let Me Love You" spends a third week at No. 1 on the chart. The Billboard Hot 100 spotlight hasn't faded for R&B lothario Mario, as his s ...

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

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 Billb ...

  4. Mario Trumps Snoop For Hot 100 No. 1

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mario is the new king of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Let Me Love You." The track moves 2-1 to end the three-week reign of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell, which slips to No. 2. " Mario is ...

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Snoop Dogg, Usher, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Josh Groban, Five For Fighting, Vanessa Williams, James Taylor and John Mayer, and charts h STILL HOT: The final chart of the calendar year ...

  6. Snoop Posts Third 'Hot' Week At No. 1

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg remains too hot to drop from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 as his single "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell tallies a third week at No. 1. The cut stems from Snoop's latest album, Snoop Dogg remains too h ...

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the letter "K," the Adult Contemporary chart and holiday music and signature songs with readers. A VERY SPECIAL "K" Fred, With the song "Karma" by Lloyd Banks featuring Avant moving 47-46 on Billb ...

  8. Backstage In Vegas: Notes & Quotes From The Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Comments by Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Motley Crue and Duran Duran made backstage at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. Although his 2004 Roc-A-Fella debut, "The College Dropout," earned him four Billboard Music Awards, includin ...

  9. Snoop's 'Hot' For A Second Week

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. Snoop Dogg is so enjoying his first stint at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 that he has extended it to a second week. The ...

  10. Usher Nabs 11 Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last night (Dec. 8) at the Billboard Music Awards, where Usher walked away the big winner with 11 trophies. Alicia Keys netted seven awards during the ceremony R&B/hip-hop artists reigned supreme last nigh ...

  11. Usher Wins Big At Billboard Music Awards

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, OutKast also multiple winners. Alicia Keys, OutKast also multiple winners. News Alicia Keys ...

  12. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Below are the winners of the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 8 in a ceremony at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Ve ...

  13. Kanye West Leads Grammy Nominees

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With 10 nominations, including best new artist, Kanye West leads the field for the 47th annual Grammy Awards. Other multiple nominees include Alicia Keys and Usher, who are tied with eight, the late R With 10 nominations, including one for best new ...

  14. Keys, Destiny's Child Join BMA Performers

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child have joined the performance lineup for the Billboard Music Awards, to be broadcast live tomorrow (Dec. 8) on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They join Alicia Keys and Destiny's Child have j ...

  15. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Alicia Keys nab eight nods apiece. Usher, Alicia Keys nab eight nods apiece. News Alicia Keys ...

  16. Kanye West Tops Grammy Noms

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominations for the 47th annual Grammy Awards, to be held Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and air live on CBS. West nabbed 10 nominations, while Ushe Hip-hop newcomer Kanye West leads the nominati ...

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 6-12)

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Dec. 6-12, 2004). THE BEST OF THE BEST: You may see this as self-serving promotion, but I see it as simple facts. Billboard's charts are based on Nielsen SoundScan data of actual sales and a ...

  18. 50 Cent, Jay-Z, OutKast Vie For Ringtone Honor

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for the first ringtone of the year honor at the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Wednesday (Dec. 8) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tracks by 50 Cent, Jay-Z and OutKast will battle for t ...

  19. Evanescence, Urban, Crow Plan BMA Performances

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock act Evanescence and country star Keith Urban are the latest performers added to the lineup of next week's Billboard Music Awards. Urban will be joined during his performance by singer/songwriter Rock act Evanescence and country singer Keit ...

  20. Snoop's 'Drop' Rises To No. 1

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After weeks of domination on several Billboard charts, Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot" featuring Pharrell finally reaches the pinnacle of the Hot 100. After weeks of domination on several of Billboard singles charts, Snoop D ...

  21. Usher, Keys Lead Billboard Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple-award finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, to be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and set to air live on Fox. Usher will cont Usher and Alicia Keys lead the pack of multiple- ...

  22. 2004 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a ceremony at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena and broadcast live on Fox. Below are the finalists for the 2004 Billboard Music Awards, to be handed out Dec. 8 at a cerem ...

  23. Usher, Alicia Keys Top Finalists For BMAs

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Maroon 5, West also get multiple nods. Usher and Alicia Keys are the leading finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air live on Fox. Usher is a contender for ...

  24. Keys Calls For African AIDS Action

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys is calling upon her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. "The disea With World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) approaching, s ...

  25. THE HOT 100

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 2. "Drop It Like It's Hot," Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell 3. "Over And Over," Nelly featuring Tim McGraw 4. "LOSE MY BREATH," DESTINY'S CHIL ...

  26. Usher And Alicia's 'Boo' Still Strong At No. 1

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Usher starts his sixth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "My Boo" featuring Alicia Keys. That gives Usher a total of 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004; last week, he became the only artist ever to top Usher starts his sixth week at No ...

  27. Stone Bares 'Soul' On Live DVD

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Body & Soul Sessions Live in New York City." A late-summer club performance is the basis of Joss Stone's first DVD release, "Mind, Bod ...

  28. Stefani, Seacrest Set For Billboard Music Awards

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani will bring her solo act to the stage of the Billboard Music Awards, set for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, to be broadcast live on Fox. "American Idol" host Ryan Se No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani will brin ...

  29. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to the Bee Gees, 'Karma' and Usher. ONES: As the halfway point of the '00s approaches, the Bee Gees have their third chart entry of the decade, matching their total number of chart entri ...

  30. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, while th With three trophies, OutKast was the big winner ...

  31. 'Boo' Wins Another Week At No. 1

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "My Boo" is No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts for a fifth week in a row. The reign of the duet by Usher and Alicia Keys hasn't been easy, holding Snoop Dogg's "Drop it Like it's "My Boo&q ...

  32. Young Buck Sought In Vibe Awards Stabbing

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police for allegedly stabbing a man who punched hip-hop legend Dr. Dre at the Vibe Awards on Monday night in Santa Monica, Calif. Buck is signed to Dr. Dre's recor Rapper Young Buck is being sought by police ...

  33. Usher, Nelly, Green Day To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B/hip-hop superstars Usher and Nelly and punk trio Green Day comprise the first acts set to perform at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards. The event will be held Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Aren R&B/hip-hop superstars Usher and Nelly and p ...

  34. Violence Plagues Second Vibe Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The second annual Vibe Awards were halted last night (Nov. 15) when a fracas erupted during the presentation of the Legend Award to Dr. Dre. The second annual Vibe Awards were halted last night (Nov. 15) when a fracas erupted during the presentation ...

  35. MTV Base To Launch In Africa

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. MTV Networks is planning a February launch for an African version of its urban music service, MTV Base. According to MTV Europe, the 24-hour, Eng ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses parents and children on the charts, No. 1 singles and song remakes with readers. FATHER AND SON Fred: With the debut of "Bridging the Gap" by Nas featuring Olu Dara on the Hot 100, the chart is once again experiencin ...

  37. 'Boo' Nets Fourth Week As No. 1 Single

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite another week of tough competition, Usher and Alicia Keys hold onto the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100 for a fourth week in a row with "My Boo." Their duet also notches a fourth week atop Bill Despite another week of tough com ...

  38. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week - Nov. 8-13

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV (Nov. 8-13, 2004). A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: The don't call it "country music's biggest night" for nuthin'... On Tuesday, just about anyone who is anyone in country music righ ...

  39. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses country artists on the R&B chart, radio and ringtones with readers. SHOULD HAVE STUDIED THE BOOK A LITTLE MORE Hi Fred, You mentioned that Tim McGraw is the first country artist since Conway Twitty to appear on the R&B ...

  40. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Ray Charles and Snoop Dogg. BREAKING AWAY: Kelly Clarkson scores the second-highest charting song of her career on the Billboard Hot 100, as "Breakaway" (Walt Disney ...

  41. Usher, Keys Duet Keeps Cozy At No. 1

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With a gangsta and a Neptune breathing down their necks, Usher and Alicia Keys manage to hold on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week with "My Boo." The hit duet is also in its fo With a gangsta and a Neptune brea ...

  42. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. "DirtyFilthy," Superchumbo Featuring Celeda 2. "EVERYMAN...EVERYWOMAN...," ONO 3. "Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous," RuPaul 4. "Diary" (Hani Mixes), Alicia Keys Featuring Tony! T ...

  43. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "VERTIGO," U2 2. "Over And Over" (Explicit Version), Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw 3. "Just Lose It" (Explicit Version), Eminem 4. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 5. "Lose ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Bon Jovi, Montgomery Gentry, Gil Melle New Jersey-based rock act Bon Jovi will on Nov. 14 join a club that includes Bing Crosby, Johnny Cash, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra when it is presented with the American Music Awards& ...

  45. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses rap artists, 'My Boo' and radio with readers. WE CALL HIM THE RAPPER Fred, I read your column regularly, and I was hoping you could provide some clarity. I was wondering why Nelly's single with Tim McGraw is app ...

  46. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher ...

  47. Females Lead People's Choice Music Nominees

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The all-female revision of "Car Wash," and singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones each netted two nominations in the music categories for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards. The all-female revision of "Car Wash," ...

  48. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. "JUST LOSE IT" (EXPLICIT VERSION), EMINEM 2. "My Boo," Usher & Alicia Keys 3. "Lose My Breath" (Album Version), Destiny's Child 4. "Vertigo," U2 5. "Over And Ove ...

  49. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity relating to Duran Duran, Usher, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: The reunion of the original lineup of Duran Duran has paid off with the group's highest-ch ...

  50. 'Boo!': Usher, Keys Scare Up No. 1 Single

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the help of Alicia Keys, Usher grabs his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this year. Their duet, "My Boo," moves up one and into the top slot, ending Ciara's seven-week reign with "Goodies" fe With the help of A ...

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