1. Neil Diamond On Track For First No. 1 Album Ever

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Forty-one years after he first appeared on The Billboard 200, Neil Diamond looks to be on course to earn his first No. 1 album ever on next week's chart as first-day sales of "Home Before Dark" (Colum Forty-one years after he first ap ...

  2. DeGraw Says It All

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After five years of supporting his 2003 debut "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is finally prepared to release his next studio effort. After five years of supporting his 2003 debut "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is finally prepared to release his ...

  3. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    May 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Neil Diamond aims to recapture studio magic with producer Rick Rubin on "Home Before Dark," Clay Aiken sings from the heart on his new album and Gavin DeGraw offers up more "primal" tunes in this week A live CD/DVD from pop super ...

  4. New Kids On The Block Welcome 'Summertime'

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited New Kids On The Block will release its first new music since 1994 on May 13, when the single "Summertime" will be made available via all digital music services, according to a blog post t The reunited New Kids On The Block wil ...

  5. Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. The reunited New Kids On The Block's first gig in 14 years will take place May 17 at New York ...

  6. Gavin DeGraw, "In Love With a Girl"

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 If this single is any indication, the next full-length from Gavin DeGraw will have its rough rock edges. If this single is any indication, the next full-length from Gavin DeGraw will have its rough rock edges. News Gavin DeGraw ...

  7. Best Bets: 2008 Album Preview (Continued)

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end of the year. Our coverage of twenty of 2008's most highly-anticipated albums continues with sets due in March through the end ...

  8. DeGraw Says It All On Sophomore Album

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gavin DeGraw's sophomore album will be a self-titled affair. The singer/songwriter's follow-up to 2003's "Chariot" is due April 15 via J Records and is led by the single "In Love With a Girl." Gavin DeGraw's s ...

  9. DeGraw Dabbling In Rock On Sophomore Album

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After five years of supporting his 2003 debut "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is finally prepared to release his next studio effort. After five years of supporting his 2003 debut "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is finally prepared to release his ...

  10. ASCAP Readies Sundance 'Music Cafe'

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is celebrating its 10th year of producing the "Music Café" at the Sundance Film Festival. This year's lineup includes such artists as Patti Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, ...

  11. Sophomore Jump

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Maroon 5 sure knows how to make an entrance. Or in this case, a re-entrance. More than two years after its last single appeared, the band has returned with an out-of-the-gate smash, "Makes Me Wonder," Maroon 5 sure knows how to make an ent ...

  12. Kweli, Sugarcult Topline Virgin College Tour

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fourth annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) will feature rapper Talib Kweli as the headliner, with support from pop-punk band Sugarcult and former Something Corporate guitarist William Tell. The fourth annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) wi ...

  13. Florez

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still-unsigned band has linked with BMG Songs North America for a co-publishing agreement. And despite having onl In its short career, rock outfit Florez has foun ...

  14. DeGraw Working On 'Eclectic' New Disc

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Eclectic" is the word used by Gavin DeGraw to describe the much-anticipated follow up to his platinum J Records debut, "Chariot." Of the 20 songs currently in the mix, the New York native says styles "Eclectic" is the ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Fergie/DeGraw/Bocelli, Davies, 'Idol'

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 BEP's Fergie, Gavin DeGraw and Andrea Bocelli plan sports-related appearances, Dave Davies compilation due, Interactive 'American Idol' game due. Black Eyed Peas member Fergie and Gavin DeGraw have been tapped to deliver the National ...

  16. Chart Beat Chat

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses "High School Musical," musical siblings, Bedingfields, Lee Greenwood and much more with readers. NEVER HEARD OF A HUDGENS, NOR AN EFRON Fred, Has anyone, especially an obscure singer such as Zac Efron, had a better week? He ...

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses songs with similar titles, the Academy Awards and more with readers. TOGETHERNESS Dear Fred, I've been reading your column for several years now, but I've only written in once before. However, the No. 38 debut of Gavin DeGra ...

  18. Chart Beat

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Movie music makes its mark, Elvis' first No. 1 returns to the top, plus tidbits on Keith Urban and Johnny Cash. AND NEXT YEAR'S OSCAR GOES TO: The nominations for the 2005 Academy Awards haven't been announced yet, but there are alrea ...

  19. Nelly's 'Grillz' Grabs Second Week At No. 1

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly's "Grillz" featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp retains the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week. The cut also ascends 12-5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Nelly's "Grillz" f ...

  20. Sam Cooke Tributes / Nov. 5-6, 2005 / Cleveland (Playhouse Square)

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The bridge was "A Change Is Gonna Come," one of Sam Cooke's last tunes. The overlap was Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, the Manhattans, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Cissy Houston, the timelessly elegant Soul Sti The bridge was "A Change Is ...

  21. Cole Covering Fiona, Neil Young On New Album

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has learned. Natalie Cole is at work on her next studio album for Verve with producers Dallas Austin and David Munk, Billboard has lear ...

  22. OnTV

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 24-30, 2005. MONDAY, OCT. 24 "Today," NBC Featured artist: Bette Midler (also scheduled: Uma Thurman, Bob Harper). "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artists: Ashlee Simpson, Barbra ...

  23. Crue, Wilson, Sister Hazel Join Relief Efforts

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat '05 sailing officially canceled due to the after effects of Hurricane Katrina, organizers have instead pulled together a benefit concert this weekend in Atlanta. Elsewher With Sister Hazel's Rock Boat � ...

  24. DMB To Wrap 2005 With One More Tour

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of dates to close out 2005. Fresh off the road from another mega-successful summer outing, Dave Matthews Band has scheduled a short run of da ...

  25. Lauper's 'Body Acoustic' Reinvents Hits

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her ninth studio album, due Nov. 8 via Daylight/Epic. Cyndi Lauper revisits her career highlights in a new setting on "The Body Acoustic," her n ...

  26. Crow Gets Orchestrated For Fall Dates

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. With a new album due before the month is out, Sheryl Crow is planning a brief U.S. tour shortly after its release. The run will open O ...

  27. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday var ...

  28. Hill's 'Fireflies' Lights Up The Billboard 200

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith Hill's return to her country roots earns the songstress her third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Fireflies." Her sixth effort for Warner Bros. Nashville sold 329,000 copies in the United State Faith Hill's return to her c ...

  29. Hot Product

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A live album from eclectic guitarist Bill Frisell, "East/West" (Nonesuch). The first solo album in 14 years from Stephen Stills, "Man Alive!" (Titan/Pyramid), ...

  30. O.A.R. Tells 'Stories' On New Studio Disc

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for Lava Records. O.A.R. is finishing work on "Stories of a Stranger," the rock act's fifth studio album and second for L ...

  31. Queen's Ransom: Tribute Album, 2006 U.S. Tour

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next spring to launch a full-scale tour. Queen and Paul Rodgers will play a handful of North American cities later this year before returning next s ...

  32. DeGraw Dialing In Material For Sophomore Album

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly two years after releasing his J Records debut album, "Chariot," Gavin DeGraw is looking ahead to his next release, which he hopes to have out sometime in 2006. "I've written several records wor Nearly two years after relea ...

  33. CHART BEAT

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to the Bee Gees, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kook & the Gang and more. INSIDE AND OUT: The Bee Gees return to Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ch ...

  34. Cell Phone Is Newest Star On Touring Circuit

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York rounded up some of the format's biggest stars for its annual Zootopia concert May 22 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. But the real s Top 40 radio station WHTZ (Z100) New York ...

  35. CHART BEAT

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activity related to Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice, Mariah Carey, Dave Brubeck and more. BO TIED WITH CARRIE: The top two finalists from the fourth season of "American Idol" make their debuts under their own names ...

  36. Allmans Tour With Skynyrd, .moe, DeGraw

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a variety of acts. The Allman Brothers Band has confirmed spring and summer tour dates that will find the group sharing stages with a va ...

  37. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Zootopia, Tyrese, David Sanborn Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Thomas, Frankie J, Gavin DeGraw, Simple Plan and Jesse McCartney are the first acts confirmed for New York radio station Z100 ...

  38. Hot Product

    April 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ana Nalick 'Day' Ditty More than a year in the making, the bravely emotional "Wreck of the Day" by Columbia newcomer Anna Nalick hits stores this week. The 21-year-old has steadily toured since the album's completion, holdin ...

  39. BMG, Warner Ready Next 'Totally Hits' Disc

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Totally Hits 2005," the ninth volume in a series of Warner Strategic Marketing/BMG Strategic Marketing compilations, pulls together 20 tracks by Alicia Keys, Fat Joe, Simple Plan and Mario, among oth "Totally Hits 2005," the nin ...

  40. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers e-mail from Billboard.com readers. PAID FOR PLAY Dear Fred, Does an artist receive royalties every time a single is played on the air? If so, how much is each play worth? Are higher royalties paid by radio stations with larger l ...

  41. 50's Game: 'Candy' Holds 'Hate' From No. 1

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a seventh consecutive week, 50 Cent is sitting pretty as the Billboard's Hot 100 chart king with "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia. But the rapper is proving to be his own most formidable opponent as For a seventh consecutive week, 50 ...

  42. Avril Lavigne Plots Summer Tour

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on the road in North America, beginning July 13 in London, Ontario, and wrapping Sept. 3 in Montreal. Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker will serve as opening ac Avril Lavigne will spend most of the summer on t ...

  43. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 13-20, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 14 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Percy Sledge (also scheduled: Will Farrell). "Today," NBC Featured artist: ...

  44. TunesOnTV

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for March 7-13, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MARCH 7 "The Tony Danza Show," Syndicated Featured artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: Dixie Carter, Lori Loughlin). "American Ido ...

  45. B&E: Tyler Hilton

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Tyler Hilton. Profiling acts breaking at radio and/or retail and entering Billboard's charts. A whirlwind of recent television exposu ...

  46. Stone, Rich Creating Tsunami Benefit Song

    February 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. Sharon Stone and Denise Rich are producing a song to benefit victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in Asia. The "Basic Instinct" ...

  47. One Tree Hill

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Call it near-perfect timing. The soundtrack to The WB's hit drama, "One Tree Hill," hits stores just two weeks after its theme song, Gavin DeGraw's "I Don't Want to Be," reached No. 1 on the Mainstrea Call it near- ...

  48. Cake, Gomez Tapped For Virgin College Tour

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) will feature Cake as the headliner, with support from British rock quintet Gomez, Billboard.com has learned. The second annual Virgin College Mega Tour (VCMT) will feature Cake as the headliner, with ...

  49. BREAKING & ENTERING

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gavin DeGraw /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Gavin DeGraw ...

  50. Mario's 'Love' Extends Chart Domination

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me Love You" adds another to its tally this week. After weeks of holding the No. 1 spot on five Billboard singles charts, Mario's "Let Me L ...

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