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Billboard Top 10 Singles for the Week Ended Jan 19

January 20, 2006 05:09:40 GMT

According to the data issued Thursday Jan 19th, Nelly's "Grillz" is the chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This is the second time the St. Louis rapper hits the No. 1 spot on the charts, while also jumps from No. 12 to No. 5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The 2nd best on the Hot 100 is Beyonce Knowles' "Check on It", followed then by R&B singer Chris Brown's "Run It!" at No. 3 and Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" at No. 4. Meanwhile, The Pussycat Dolls' "Stickwitu" jumps three places to No. 5, ahead of Juelz Santana's "There It Go! (The Whistle Song)" which ups four places to No. 6.

The Top 10 Albums for the Week Ended Jan 15th

January 19, 2006 04:35:57 GMT

In the week ended January 15th, the US album charts saw the return of R&B singer Mary J. Blige to its top position with her set "The Breakthrough" sold another 118,000 copies. And after sitting on the throne for two weeks, Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" slipped to No. 2 with 103,000 copies.

"American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" rose two places to No. 3 with 77,000 copies, whereas Eminem's "Curtain Call: The Hits" fell one to No. 4 with 76,000 copies. Seated at the 5th rank was the Notorious B.I.G.'s posthumous "Duets: The Final Chapter" which was sold another 52,000 copies.

Here Newly Released DMX 'Go Again'

January 14, 2006 06:20:25 GMT

Rapper DMX has just been released from prison after serving more than two months for violating the terms of a plea deal. Though, he won't waste his time, and thus starts working on his music career.

To mark his comeback to music scene, the singer said Friday that he'll release a new album, "Here We Go Again," this summer. As for everybody to know, the new set is DMX's first studio release after he parted ways with longtime label Def Jam and signed a new, three-album deal with Sony Urban.

The Billboard Hot 100 Chart for Jan 21st Period

January 13, 2006 08:35:44 GMT

The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Thursday is dominated by rapper Nelly, whose new track "Grillz" ups four places to the very top position, becoming his 4th No. 1 single in U.S. Following him at 2nd is R&B singer Chris Brown's "Run It!" and at 3rd is Beyonce Knowles' "Check on It."

Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" ups from No. 7 to No. 4, ahead of rock band Nickelback's "Photograph" at No. 5 and last week's chart-topper D4L's "Laffy Taffy" at No. 6. Kanye West's "Gold Digger," in the meantime, downs three to No. 7 followed then by The Pussycat Dolls' "Stickwitu" at No. 8.

Top 10 Albums Lead Pop Charts

January 13, 2006 04:52:03 GMT

No joke, Jamie Foxx surprisingly secures the very top position of the album charts with his sophomore effort, "Unpredictable," sold another 131,000 copies for the week ended Sunday. This is the second time the star leads the US album charts, beats Mary J. Blige to second with her album "The Breakthrough" sold 118,000 copies.

Following them is Eminem, whose "Curtain Call" wins the 3rd place sold more than 100,000 copies. The Strokes sold just 88,000 copies of their third album "First Impressions of Earth" to be at No. 4, just one place ahead of Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" at 5th for the third week in a row, with 81,000 copies. Mariah Carey's "The Emancipation of Mimi," meanwhile, ups two places to No. 6 with 78,000.

The White Stripes Postponed Scheduled Tour Dates

January 13, 2006 04:34:51 GMT

Sad to say that fans of music group The White Stripes, referring to those in Japan to be more specific, have to wait a bit longer to see their idol performs in the country. Due to "an acute vocal cord problem" afflicting singer-guitarist Jack White, the band unfortunately has to postpone scheduled tour dates there.

Explaining on the cancellation, a recent message on the band's Web site read "As part of his treatment, the doctors have instructed Jack not to speak or sing for the next two weeks. We sincerely apologize to our Japanese fans and friends and hope to reschedule dates as soon as we can."

Isley Brothers Makin' "Music" Released on March 7

January 12, 2006 06:15:58 GMT

R&B music group Isley Brothers is planning to release their new album "Baby Makin' Music" on March 7 despite the absence of singer Ronald Isley, who was sent to jail in October last year of five counts of tax evasion and one count of willful failure to file a tax return.

The new set reportedly features fellow musicians, like Jermaine Dupri, Tim and Bob and Manuel Seal, Jr., among others. As of the album's lead single, "Just Came Here to Chill," was produced by Troy Taylor and Gordon Chambers.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Show Your Bones" on March 28

January 11, 2006 06:45:57 GMT

New York City-based rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs reportedly is preparing their second Interscope album, "Show Your Bones," for a March 28 release date. Prior to that, the album's first single "Gold Lion" will be commercially released a week earlier in the United Kingdom.

Produced by Squeak E Clean and mixed by rock veteran Alan Moulder, "Show Your Bones" "is what happens when you put your finger in a light socket," singer Karen O says of the album name. Also she added "Maybe there is some of that electric current flowing through the tracks of our album illuminating us from the inside out for you to laugh at and cry to or fry to. Or not."

U2 Adding Dates to Its 2006 Vertigo Tour

January 11, 2006 06:34:00 GMT

Irish rock band U2 is adding dates to its 2006 Vertigo tour, which is slated to begin February 12 in Monterrey, Mexico. The additional dates will include an April 8 show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, the group's first appearance in Hawaii since 1985.

In addition, it will also cover a February 28 show in Santiago, Chile. In the meantime, AOL Music will on Jan 11th premiere a new version of the video for "Original of the Species." The original clip can be viewed on U2's Web site (http://www.u2.com).

Boyzone Coming Back but Without Ronan Keating?

January 10, 2006 02:22:53 GMT

Maybe envying the success of the just comeback Take That, teen pop phenomenon Boyzone reportedly is planning a comeback to the music scene. Stephen Gateley, in fact, has confirmed the report saying that his band does planning to reunite but without frontman Ronan Keating.

"I don't know whether there will be another record. Probably, I'd like there to be. Probably Ronan won't be involved. But the other four of us had dinner and discussions about what we could do in the future," Stephen said, while explaining "There's still a huge fan base and we just had a re-released album out and it went to number six in the UK, even without any promotion."

Fall Out Boy to Headline First Arena Tour

January 10, 2006 01:59:16 GMT

Grammy-nominated rock group Fall Out Boy is planning to headline its first arena tour ever. About which the band's bassist Pete Wentz says "We've gradually played in front of 50 to 8,000 people due to demand. We wanted to play arenas at this point to give everybody a chance to see us, but our next U.S. tour after this will probably be a small club tour."

The arena tour reportedly will begin March 15 at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y., and will hit at least 40 markets. For more dates, it will be announced soon on http://www.falloutboyrock.com.

The Sundance Film Festival Lineup

January 09, 2006 06:11:53 GMT

Numbers of famous musicians have been tapped to join the lineup at the Sundance Film Festival, which is going to be held January 20-28 at the Sundance Music Cafe in Park City, Utah. Among those are Rufus Wainwright, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Penn and Savage Garden alumnus Darren Hayes.

Those names will feature at the 8th annual event which is aimed to encourage onscreen collaborations among filmmakers, composers and songwriters. Meanwhile, stars set to perform among others include Schuyler Fisk, Sharon Stone, musicians led by Patrick Fugit, Mike Doughty, 2 Foot Yard, Athlete, Augustana, and many more.

McGraw & Hill to Tour Together

January 07, 2006 06:17:14 GMT

Country crooner Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill are a dense couple as either husband-and-wife or music partner. The couple lives both parts in balance and approvingly could do it well.

Anyway, both have planned to embark on another tour, which is said as the finishing touches on a reprise of their Soul II Soul tour. Set to begin April 21 and will run through Labor Day with a total of about 70 dates in the works, McGraw and Hill will perform together with no supporting acts booked.

Weezer Is Taking Hiatus

January 06, 2006 05:54:28 GMT

Successfully completed their promotional task on album "Make Believe," and following frontman Rivers Cuomo plans to graduate from Harvard University in June with a degree in English, music group Weezer is taking a hiatus of undetermined length. Despite such fact, the group's Geffen Records label is planning to release an as-yet-untitled live Weezer DVD sometime this year.

As said in Weezer's official Web site (http://www.weezer.com), the set will center on a seven-camera concert shoot and will also feature behind-the-scenes footage which was captured last month during a tour through Japan.

Billboard Hot 100's Top 10

January 06, 2006 04:29:06 GMT

The Billboard Hot 100 has a new champion. It's rap group D4L whose single "Laffy Taffy" successfully ups three places, seizing the No. 1 spot on the charts from Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us," which after two-week on the top spot downs to No. 7.

The second best on the charts is Chris Brown's "Run It!" and the No. 3 is Nickelback's "Photograph." In the meantime, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx rebounds four places to No. 4, whereas Nelly's "Grillz" drops two to No. 5.
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