1. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles ...

  2. Hot Product

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from teenage rapper Bow Wow, "Wanted" (Columbia). Modern rock act the All-American Rejects' "Move Along" (Interscope). An album of instrumenta ...

  3. Carey Rebound Keeps Bice From Hot 100 No. 1

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 He may have the top-selling single in the United States, but "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice came up short in the overall race for No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Bice has to settle for a No. 2 Hot 10 He may have the top-selling singl ...

  4. Bow Wow, Omarion To Co-headline Tour

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Heart Throb Tour begins July 20 in New Jersey. Bow Wow and Omarion will co-headline the Scream Tour IV Presents: the Heart Throb Tour. The trek begins July 20 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey and wraps Sept. 4 at the Miami Arena. ...

  5. R&B 'Heart Throbs' Pact For 'Scream' Tour

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here in April, the fourth edition of the Scream tour will feature young R&B/hip-hop acts Bow Wow, Omarion, Marques Houston and Bobby Valentino. As tipped here in April, the fourth edition of the Scream tour will feature young R&B/h ...

  6. Carey Still 'Belongs' At No. 1

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a third straight week, Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" is the top single in the United States. Steadfast at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, the song again holds the title of the chart's greate For a third straight week, M ...

  7. 'Hollaback' Has Singles Chart Staying Power

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 "Hol ...

  8. Billboard Bits: Bow Wow, LeDoux, Milsap/Los Lonely Boys

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Bow Wow, LeDoux, Milsap/Los Lonely Boys Teenage rapper Bow Wow has teamed with former B2K member Omarion for "Let Me Hold You," the first single from his new album, "Wanted." Footage of the artists recording the track wit ...

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. TANGIBLE Dear Fred, I passionately believe that illegal downloading never would have become a gigantic problem for the recording industry had it not all but eliminated the commercial singles ma ...

  10. Houston Goes 'Naked' For Sophomore Album

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B artist/actor Marques Houston has scheduled a May 24 release for his second solo album. R&B artist/actor Marques Houston has scheduled a May 24 release for his second solo album. The T.U.G Entertainment/Universal set "Naked" is ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project & More

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Bow Wow, Rod Price, Vanity Project Bow Wow superfans will have a chance to appear on the teenage rapper's upcoming album, "Wanted," by proving their devotion to the artist. Fans are being asked to submit 30-second video clips ...

  12. Daz Dillinger Preps 2 New Albums, Snoop Tour

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran rapper/producer Daz Dillinger will be a busy man in 2005, when he plans to drop two new albums and join Snoop Dogg on the road for an extensive tour. Veteran rapper/producer Daz Dillinger will be a busy man in 2005, when he plans to drop two ...

  13. Girls Aloud Notches Second U.K. No. 1

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cover of the Pretenders' "I'll Stand by You." Female pop act Girls Aloud scored its second No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (Nov. 21) with a cov ...

  14. JoJo To Test Movie Waters In 'Aquamarine'

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teen popster JoJo, who enjoyed a summer hit with the single "Leave (Get Out)," is in talks to make her feature film debut opposite Nickelodeon star Emma Roberts ("Unfabulous") in the mermaid comedy "A Teen popster JoJo, who ...

  15. Ciara's 'Goodies' Won't Budge From No. 1

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With her album debut, "Goodies" (Sho'nuff/Music Line/LaFace), hitting stores this week, Ciara is nestled into the top slot of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth straight week with the title track fea With her album debut, "Goodi ...

  16. Stars To Ring In New Year With Dick Clark

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, 3 Doors Down and the Black Eyed Peas are among the artists pegged to perform Dec. 31 on ABC-TV's Dick Clark-hosted "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special. The annual year-end c Jessica Simpson, Nick L ...

  17. 'Stand Up' Ends 'Baby Boy' Reign

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nin "Baby Boy&quo ...

  18. Top Artists Saddle Up For RodeoHouston

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the RodeoHouston concert stage next spring. Set for March 2-21, the 72nd Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer ar ...

  19. 'NOW' Series Hits 14th Vol., Spawns DVD

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilation, a similar DVD will be issued under the same banner. The 20-track audio disc features tracks by the likes of Beyo Concurrent with the release of th ...

  20. Bow Wow To Play Teen 'Prez'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez." Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. ...

  21. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. The Neptunes Present... Clones , Various Artists 2. Trap Muzik , T.I. 3. From Me To U , Juelz Santana 4. Bow Wow: Unleashed , Bow Wow 5. State Property Presents: The Chain Gang Vol. II , Various Artists Issue date: Sept 6, 20 ...

  22. Unleashed

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed." With mentor/So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri no longer at the helm, Bow Wow took full creative control and enlisted a host of A Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature a ...

  23. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. Star Trak Presents... Clones , The Neptunes & Various Artists 2. Greatest Hits Vol. II , Alan Jackson 3. Unleashed , Bow Wow 4. Trap Muzik , T.I. 5. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack Issue date: Sept 6, 2003 News Bow ...

  24. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptune ...

  25. Jagged Edge Takes The 'Hard' Way

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B outfit Jagged Edge has set a Sept. 30 release date for its next Columbia album, "Hard." A commercial single for lead track "Walked Outta Heaven" was released on Tuesday. The cut is No. 41 this R&B outfit Jagged Edge h ...

  26. Bow Wow Unleashed

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As if the everyday stress of adolescence isn't enough, imagine going through it in the public eye. That's the challenge that faces Bow Wow. Formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, the 16-year-old ...

  27. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it ...

  28. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stum ...

  29. Pop Stars Gather At The Net For 'Kids' Day'

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Monica, Smash Mouth and Daniel Bedingfield will perform as part of the 2003 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe Kids' Day event. Slated fo ...

  30. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and enteri ...

  31. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free co ...

  32. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest mus ...

  33. Stars Set For D.C.'s 'Celebrity Classic'

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R&B vocalist Amerie will appear at the second annual Celebrity Classic next weekend in Washington, D.C. Presented by New York radio personality/BET VJ Big Rappers Ludacris, Da Brat and Bow Wow and R& ...

  34. Bow Wow Gets 'Unleashed' On Third Album

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teenage rapper Bow Wow is "Unleashed" on his third album, due July 22 from Columbia. The first single is the Jazze Pha-produced "Let's Get Down," which features Cash Money artist/founder Baby. A video Teenage rapper Bow Wow ...

  35. Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1." Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a ...

  36. Bone Crusher Gets 'Attenchun!'

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Atlanta MC Bone Crusher signed with So So Def/Arista, his pile-driving, electronica-edged independent hip-hop single, "Never Scared," had already made a dent at local radio. Now his debut ...

  37. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MT ...

  38. NBA Drafts Music Stars For Jam Session

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta will be packed with entertainment under the umbrella of the NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jus The days leading up to the National Basketb ...

  39. Dupri, So So Def Head To Arista

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def label have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Arista, four months after the imprint ended its decade-long association with Columbia Reco Hip-hop uber-producer Jermaine Dupri and his So ...

  40. New Simon, P. Diddy Tracks Highlight 'Wild Thornberrys'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An eclectic mix of pop and world music comes together to form the soundtrack to "The Wild Thornberrys Movie," due Nov. 26 via Nick Records/Jive. Among the 14-tracks framing the animated feature will b An eclectic mix of pop and world music ...

  41. 2002 BMI Urban Awards Winners

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI Urban Awards winners. The 2002 BMI Urban Awards, which honor the the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most performed songs of 2001 in R&B, rap and hip-hop, were held Aug. 6 in Miami. Below is a complete list of winners, with ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Miss Teen USA, Selena, Bill Gaither Pop stars Chris Kirkpatrick of 'N Sync and Willa Ford will share hosting chores for the Miss Teen USA 2002 pageant, set for Aug. 28 on South Padre Island, Texas. The event, which will also feature a p ...

  43. Smith's 'MiB II' Stays On Top At Box Office

    July 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Four new films took a shot at knocking "Men in Black II" from its perch atop the box office heap this weekend, but the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones film proved too tough to beat and held on to its crown Four new films took a shot at knocking ...

  44. Nelly's 'Nellyville' Nails No. 1 Again

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second straight week, the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 has been renamed "Nellyville." The latest Universal set from rapper Nelly notched another week at the top after selling 447,000 copi For a second straight week, the No. 1 ...

  45. Smith's 'MiBII' Sets Holiday Box Office Record

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Men in Black II" blasted the record books on the July Fourth holiday, vaporizing an estimated $90 million since its release last Wednesday and an estimated $54.1 million during the three-day weekend "Men in Black II" blasted the ...

  46. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Ch ...

  47. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four a ...

  48. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). " ...

  49. Britney Tops Forbes' Celebrity List

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Using a formula that combines money and fame, Forbes magazine says Britney Spears tops its latest Celebrity 100 list. The 2002 list quantifies celebrity by combining earning power with star power, inc Using a formula that combines money and fame, Fo ...

  50. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean " ...

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