1. Usher & Alicia Keys

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While most consider Jay-Z and Beyoncé R&B's couple of the moment, the dynamic duo better watch out for Usher and Alicia Keys. While most consider Jay-Z and Beyoncé R&B's couple of the moment, the dynamic duo better w ...

  2. 32nd American Music Awards Nominees

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and broadcast live on ABC. Below are the nominees for the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 14 ...

  3. Alicia Keys Cancels Jakarta Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the Indonesian capital after last week's deadly suicide attack on the Australian Embassy. Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the In ...

  4. Alicia Keys Cancels Jakarta Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the Indonesian capital after last week's deadly suicide attack on the Australian Embassy. Singer Alicia Keys and British violin act Bond have canceled concerts in the In ...

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Shania Twain, LL Cool J, Jill Scott, Usher and Alicia Keys. IT TAKES 'TWO': Shania Twain has the third-highest debut of her career on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Fashion Rocks, PJ Harvey, Tracy Chapman For the second time in recent weeks, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood offered an unannounced Faces mini-reunion last night (Sept. 8) at the Fashion Rocks concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The p ...

  7. Stars Pack Fourth Quarter Release Schedule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Jackson, Good Charlotte, Ludacris and Gwen Stefani are fueling excitement among retailers as the industry heads into its key selling season. Like the same Fourth-quarter releases from U2, Eminem, Alan Ja ...

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses the Supremes, Usher, Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and Laura Branigan with readers. WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Hi Fred, My name is Fernando. I am 24 years old from Ecuador and my favorite group in the world is the Supr ...

  9. Ciara's 'Goodies' Climbs To No. 1

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara's "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo makes a 3-1 jump to take over the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The chart's fastest growing airplay track for the second week in a row, "Goodies" ends the reign o Ciara's ...

  10. Stewart, Wood Revive Faces In Hollywood

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It was just like the old days -- except for the absence of booze and cigarettes -- as former Faces members Rod Stewart, Ron Wood and Ian McLagan reunited in a rare performance last night (Aug. 30) dur It was just like the old days -- except for the ...

  11. 2004 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards winners Here are the winners for the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented Aug. 29 in Miami. Best group video: "It's My Life," No Doubt. Best male video: "Yeah!," Usher. Best video of the year: & ...

  12. Jay-Z, OutKast Lead MTV VMA Winners

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With four awards each, OutKast's "Hey Ya!" and Jay-Z's "99 Problems" were the top winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, presented last night (Aug. 29) at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. "H With four awa ...

  13. On Your Shore

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Charlotte Martin is currently on the Chicks With Attitude tour, but the sentiment that pervades her debut album, "On Your Shore," is one of contemplation and darkness, with glimpses of light filtering Charlotte Martin is currently on the C ...

  14. New 'Totally Hits' Taps 20 Top Singles

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The second "Totally Hits" compilation of the year will boast big singles from the likes of R&B artist Alicia Keys, country duo Big & Rich, hip-hop act OutKast and rock act Jet, among others. The second "Totally Hits" comp ...

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart feats of Terror Squad, Kimberley Locke, Los Lonely Boys, Usher and Alicia Keys. 'LEAN' MACHINE: Simply by remaining No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 for a third week, "Lean Back" (SRC/Universal) by ...

  16. 'Lean Back' Retains No. 1 Groove

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Terror Squad's attack on Billboard's singles charts continues as the group's "Lean Back" again staves off No. 1 contenders. The track tops the Hot 100 for a third week, and remains No. 1 on the Hot R& Terror Squad's ...

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart escapades of Green Day, 'Princess Diaries,' Prince and Terror Squad. GREEN'S DAY HAS COME: It might be difficult to believe, but 10 years after scoring its first hit, Green Day finally makes it ...

  18. Hot 100: 'Lean Back' Rises To The Top

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Terror Squad takes over Billboard's Hot 100 after a steady nine-week rise with the summer anthem "Lean Back." It's the second fastest ascent this year behind Usher's "Yeah!" featuring Ludacris and Lil Terror Squad ...

  19. Keys Hit Triggers Calls To Georgia Man

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. Fans of Alicia Keys keep calling her number, but it's J.D. Turner of Statesboro, Ga., who picks up the phone. The retired pastor ...

  20. Top Acts Suit Up For 'NFL Opening Kickoff'

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige, Elton John, Toby Keith and Lenny Kravitz will perform live as part of the National Football League's "Opening Kickoff" television special next month. The event will air Destiny's Child, Mary J ...

  21. Juvenile 'Slow' To Leave Singles Chart Summit

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Juvenile fends off competitors for the second week in a row, as the rapper's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim remains in the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100. The single from his latest Cash Money Juvenile fends off competito ...

  22. Juvenile Offender: 'Slow' Hits No. 1

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Juvenile's "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim jumps into the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. In its 15th week on the chart, the rapper's single trades positions with last week's chart-to Juvenile's &q ...

  23. 'Confessions' Tops Singles Chart Again

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Once again Usher finds himself in the familiar position of being on top of Billboard's Hot 100. "Confessions Part II," his third single to hold the post this year, starts a second consecutive week at Once again Usher finds himself in ...

  24. THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

    July 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. "Confessions Part II," Usher 2. "Slow Motion," Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim 3. "BURN," USHER 4. "The Reason," Hoobastank 5. "If I Ain't Got You," Alicia Keys Issue dat ...

  25. Bowie Leads Mid-Year Touring Grosses

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie's A Reality tour was the top-grossing trek for the first half of 2004, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. David Bowie's A Reality tour was the top-grossing trek for the first half of 2004, according to numbers ...

  26. The Beat

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live performances by Norah Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys and others. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live per ...

  27. Great Wall Of China To Host Pop Concert

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys is first confirmed performer. Alicia Keys is the first confirmed performer for the inaugural international pop music concert to be staged at the Great Wall of China. Wall of Hope China 2004 will take place Sept. 25 at the Wall's J ...

  28. The Beat

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live performances by Norah Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys and others. Read Melinda Newman's column. Starbucks is distributing "We Are The Future," a CD of live per ...

  29. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen, Usher also among RIAA May certs. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With M ...

  30. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé, Lil Jon, Alicia Keys get five noms each. Beyoncé, Lil Jon, Alicia Keys get five noms each. News Lil Jon , Alicia Keys ...

  31. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Finalists

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It'll be the "Best of Both Worlds" at this year's Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show: R. Kelly and Jay-Z, who released a collaborative album of that name in 2002 on Jive, lead the finalists for the It'll be the &quo ...

  32. Alicia Keys Signs Putnam Book Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has signed a deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons to pen two upcoming books, "Songbook" and "The Diary of Alicia Keys." The poetry/lyrics volume "Songbook" will arrive in November in hardcover and Alicia Keys ...

  33. Alicia Keys Signs Putnam Book Deal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys has signed a deal with G.P. Putnam's Sons to pen two upcoming books, "Songbook" and "The Diary of Alicia Keys." The poetry/lyrics volume "Songbook" will arrive in November in hardcover and Alicia Keys ...

  34. Behind The Scenes At The Grammys

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé -- the evening's big winner, with five awards for her first solo album -- said her previous honors with Destiny's Child are still special. OutKast, winner of three awards, including album of year, brought former Arista R ...

  35. Beyoncé, Missy, Alicia To Hit Road In March

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair -- urban style. That's the concept behind the upcoming U.S. tour by co-headliners Beyoncé, Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys. Dubbed the Verizon Triple Threat Tour, the arena trek -- firs Lilith Fair -- urban style. That' ...

  36. Beyonce, Missy, Alicia To Tour?

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Final negotiations are under way for a tour by the three stars. Final negotiations are under way for a tour by Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Alicia Keys, Bulletin has learned. The three-all booked by Creative Artists Agency-will play arenas in about ...

  37. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  38. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael ...

  39. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. The Diary Of Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys 2. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 3. Now 14 , Various Artists 4. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast 5. Closer , Josh Groban Issue date: Jan. 3, 2004 News Josh Groban , Toby Keit ...

  40. No Stopping OutKast On Hot 100

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 OutKast holds down the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third week in a row, with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" at No. 1 and the Big Boi-fronted "The Way You Move" featuring Sleepy Brown OutKast holds down the top tw ...

  41. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but ne ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses OutKast, double-sided singles, holiday albums, online album sales, vinyl singles and more with readers. SOMETHING ABOUT THOSE 'HEY' SONGS Dear Fred, If OutKast's "The Way You Move" does replace "H ...

  43. OutKast Maintains Singles Chart Lock

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on Billboard's Hot 100. The Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" leads the singles chart for the third-straight week, while the Big Boi-fr For the second week in a row, hip ...

  44. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Soulful , Ruben Studdard 2. The Diary of Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys 3. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists 4. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 5. Closer , Josh Groban Issue date: Dec. 27, 2003 News Josh Gr ...

  45. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox ...

  46. Osbournes Top U.K. Singles Chart

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering news yesterday (Dec. 14) when "Changes," his duet with daughter Kelly, debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Las As he recovers in a Berkshire, England ...

  47. The Diary of Alicia Keys

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 No matter how successful his or her debut is, every artist worries about the dreaded sophomore jinx. Alicia Keys has no need to worry about that. No matter how successful his or her debut is, every artist worries about the dreaded sophomore jinx. Al ...

  48. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two sin ...

  49. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. The Diary Of Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys 2. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 3. Closer , Josh Groban 4. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists 5. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast Issue date: Dec. 20, 2003 ...

  50. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

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