1. Jamie Foxx Nearly Done With J Debut

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up "Unpredictable," his debut album for J Records, Due Dec. 6, the set is led by the title track featuring Ludacris, which was penned by Harold Lilly and produced Actor/artist Jamie Foxx is finishing up ...

  2. Unreleased Tracks Span Joel's 'My Lives'

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Lives," due Dec. 6 via Columbia/Legacy. A host of unreleased tracks and rarities will be found on the upcoming Billy Joel boxed set "My Li ...

  3. This Day in Music

    October 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1996 - </b>An environmental benefit concert at the Britt Grounds in Jacksonville, Ore., featuring Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne turns ugly as protesters begin to rally. The protesters are angered 2004 - After nearly 60 years of reco ...

  4. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>HBO is the home of the world premiere of Janet Jackson's new music video "Every Time." The premiere takes place just before the 8 p.m. showing of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet" a 2003 - ...

  5. CHART BEAT

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Barbra Streisand, Luther Vandross, Sheryl Crow, Ray Charles and Earth, Wind & Fire. THE DOLLY-MERLE GAME: The numbers 108-105 might sound like a basketball ...

  6. Disturbed's 'Fists' Earns No. 1 Debut

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a wave of new acts onto The Billboard 200 this week. Opening with U.S. sales of 239,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the group's "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Heavy rock act Disturbed leads a w ...

  7. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nearly 36 million viewers tune in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS television.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Grand Ole Opry star Roy Drusky dies following a lengthy ill ...

  8. HOT PRODUCT

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Disturbed and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Ray Charles , Barbra Streisand ...

  9. Hot Product

    September 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ray Charles From Ray's Vaults In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon this week: a collection of duets, "Genius and Friends," and, as previously reported, a 14 ...

  10. Charles Says Hello, Goodbye With Box, Duets

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20. In celebration of what would have been the 75th birthday of Ray Charles, Rhino is releasing two albums by the icon Sept. 20: ...

  11. Ray Charles' Sound Engineer Cleared

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the criminal case against an award-winning sound engineer who was accused of stealing master recordings from the late Ray Charles valued at $8 million, officials A judge yesterday (Sept. 8) dismissed the crimina ...

  12. 'Hour' Is Nigh For New Warren G CD

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rapper Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. Veteran artist Warren G has aligned with Hawino/Lightyear for the Oct. 11 release of his first album in four years. "In the Mid- ...

  13. Hot Product

    August 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Herbie Hancock Herbie's Back Herbie Hancock has a long history of exploring beyond jazz parameters, beginning with his 1973 electric-funk album "Head Hunters" and his 1983 MTV-friendly, techno-funk single "Rockit" from " ...

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th ...

  15. Herbie Hancock Goes Beyond Jazz

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Lately Herbie Hancock has been popping up in the strangest places: Internet chat rooms about Christina Aguilera and on John Mayer's Web site; at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., as the music and arts ...

  16. Box Set Celebrates Charles' Atlantic Catalog

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rhino has compiled a massive, eight-disc boxed set containing Ray Charles' entire Atlantic Records catalog. Due Sept. 20 in commemoration of what would have been Charles' 75th birthday, "Ray Charles P Rhino has compiled a massive, eig ...

  17. Monterey Jazz Fest Sets 48th Lineup

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Metheny Trio, Branford Marsalis and John Scofield are among the artists lined up for California's 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, which will be held Sept. 16-1 Tony Bennett, Sonny Rollins, the Pat Methen ...

  18. This Day in Music

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1983 - </b>Trumpeter Harry James dies of cancer at the age of 67. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2004 - Syreeta Wright, best known for her duet with Billy Preston on "With You I'm Born A ...

  19. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Ray Charles dies at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home from complications relating to liver disease. He is 73. The R&B legend is surrounded by family and friends at the time of his deat 2004 - Ray Charles dies at his Bever ...

  20. Hot Product

    June 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: A new album from progressive rock act Dream Theater, "Octivarium" (Atlantic). A collection of Ray Charles songs from jazz guitarist John Scofield, "That's What ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his instrument influenced John Coltrane and others, dies of cancer in Boston. He is 69. 2004 - Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, whose avant-garde approach to his ...

  22. Starbucks Nabs King, Zucchero Albums

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with releases due from the partnership between Starbucks Hear Music and Los Angeles-based Concord Records. Carole King and Italian vocalist Zucchero are the latest artists with release ...

  23. This Day in Music

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Indianapolis residents get more than they bargain for after an unknown person empties the sewage tank from rapper Twista's tour bus onto downtown McCrea Street. The artist is in town to 2004 - Indianapolis residents ge ...

  24. This Day in Music

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Singer Dionne Warwick is arrested when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport claim to find 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container. Warwick, 61, of Mia 2002 - Singer Dionne Warwick is arre ...

  25. This Day in Music

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He is 80. 2004 - Jazz guitarist, arranger, writer and producer Barney Kessel dies of brain cancer in San Diego, Calif. He ...

  26. Scofield Salutes Charles On New Album

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." Guitarist John Scofield salutes the music of the late Ray Charles on his new album, "That's What I Say." The 13-tr ...

  27. Mya, Ashanti, Foxx Snag MTV Movie Noms

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Several music stars received nominations for the 14th MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 4 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for broadcast five days later on the cable network. Several music stars received nominations for the 14th MTV Movie Awa ...

  28. 'Ray' Tuning Up For Broadway Stage

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Broadway stage project based on the life of Ray Charles is in the works from producers Stuart Benjamin and Howard and Karen Baldwin, who produced the hit Charles biopic "Ray" starring Jamie Foxx. A Broadway stage project based on the lif ...

  29. This Day in Music

    April 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2004 - </b>The L.A. recording studios of Ray Charles _ RPM International _ are designated as a historic landmark at a public ceremony. "Thank you all from my heart," Charles tells the audience gath 2004 - The L.A. recording ...

  30. This Day in Music

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared dead at the Santo Spirito hospital in Rome. He is 36. Baroni had been in a coma since March 19, following a motorcycle accident in Rome. 2002 - Italian singer Alex Baroni is declared d ...

  31. Jones' 'Special Guests' Expanded, Reissued

    April 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times larger for its May 31 reissue by Columbia/Legacy. The 1979 duets album "George Jones: My Very Special Guests" has grown nearly three times l ...

  32. 50 Squeaks Out Another Week At No. 1

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Although sales amounted to less than half of the previous week, enough copies of 50 Cent's "The Massacre" made their way into the hands of consumers to keep the title at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for Although sales amounted to less t ...

  33. 'Ray' Garners 4 NAACP Image Awards

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Ray" hit all the right notes at the 36th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, as the Ray Charles biopic nabbed four awards, including outstanding motion picture and yet another best actor nod for Jamie Fo "Ray" hit all the right note ...

  34. Amos Lee

    March 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his own chapter to that history with his self-titled debut. Philadelphia has a long and storied music tradition. Folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee now adds his o ...

  35. 50 Cent Fends Off Competitors At No. 1

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent still has no competitors on The Billboard 200 as "The Massacre" sells 771,000 U.S. copies in its second week at No. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Despite a 32% drop for the Shady/Aftermat 50 Cent still has no competitors on Th ...

  36. This Day in Music

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Court of Appeals of Rome finds Michael Jackson not guilty of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian singer/songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that 2001 - The Court of Appeals of Rome ...

  37. 50 Cent Massacres Album Chart Competition

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The latest album from 50 Cent far outpaced the competition to debut this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Particularly notable is that 1.14 million copies of "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Intersc The latest album from 50 Cent far outp ...

  38. THE BILLBOARD 200

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "O," Omarion 2. "Genius Loves Company," Ray Charles 3. "American Idiot," Green Day 4. "The Documentary," The Game 5. "THE BEEKEEPER," TORI AMOS Issue date: March 12, 2005 News ...

  39. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. European sales surge for Ray Charles. News Ray Charles ...

  40. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  41. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries ...

  42. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion' ...

  43. Engineer Charged In Theft Of Ray Charles Tapes

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bail was reduced for one of the late Ray Charles' longtime sound engineer following his arrest two weeks ago on allegations of stealing the singer's master recordings, authorities said. Bail was reduced for one of the late Ray Charles' ...

  44. Foxx Wins Best Actor For 'Ray' Portrayal

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Foxx was also nominated for b Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at t ...

  45. Foxx Takes Best Actor Oscar For 'Ray'

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last night (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles for his portrayal of late music legend Ray Charles in the hit film "Ray." Jamie Foxx was crowned best actor at the 77th Academy Awards last ...

  46. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Olivia, the Game, Los Lonely Boys, Green Day and Josh Gracin. 'CANDY' MAN: 50 Cent earns his third No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week with "Candy Shop" (Shady ...

  47. THE BILLBOARD 200

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. "GENIUS LOVES COMPANY," RAY CHARLES 2. "American Idiot," Green Day 3. "Documentary," The Game 4. "Grammy Nominees 2005," Various Artists 5. "Confessions," Usher Issue date: Ma ...

  48. Grammy-Winning 'Genius' Rises To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 On the heels of taking the Grammy's album of the year honors, Ray Charles earns his first No. 1 album in more than four decades with his final studio set, "Genius Loves Company." The title rockets 15- On the heels of taking the Grammy ...

  49. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. News Ray Charles ...

  50. Grammys Boost 'Genius' To No. 1

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ray Charles scores first chart-topper since 1962. The Grammy winner for album of the year, Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" (Concord/Hear Music) rockets from No. 15 to the top of The Billboard 200, earning the iconic artist his f ...

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