or


[11/18/04 - 12:00 AM]
Usher, Nelly and Green Day to Perform at 'The 2004 Billboard Music Awards' Live from Las Vegas' Mgm Grand Wednesday, DeC. 8, on Fox

[via press release from FOX]

USHER, NELLY AND GREEN DAY TO PERFORM AT "THE 2004 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS' MGM GRAND WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, ON FOX

Nick Lachey, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Ashlee Simpson, Duran Duran and Chingy Scheduled to Make Special Appearances

R&B sensations Usher and Nelly, along with rockers Green Day, will perform at THE 2004 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Wednesday, Dec. 8 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/tape-delayed PT) on FOX. As previously announced, Stevie Wonder will receive the Century Award, Billboard Magazine's highest accolade.

Nick Lachey, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Ashlee Simpson, Duran Duran and Chingy, among others, are scheduled to make special appearances during the live two-hour celebration. The show's host, additional performers, presenters and final award contenders will be announced closer to air.

Featuring performances by today's hottest stars, the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS is the only award show that recognizes the year's leading artists and songs as determined by performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on objective sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, Billboard's music charts are the world's most authoritative.

Usher has been at the forefront of the R&B music scene, selling over 15.6 million albums in the United States. Usher's current album "Confessions" spent nine weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 6.5 million records in the United States alone. In its first week of release, "Confessions" sold 1.2 million copies, making it the biggest sales week of the year for any album. Usher recently re-released his hit album "Confessions" and a new track titled "My Boo" featuring Alicia Keys; the single has already gone to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Aside from his music career, Usher has also starred in such films as "She's All That" and "The Faculty."

St. Louis rapper Nelly made history by simultaneously releasing two albums, "Sweat" and "Suit," both of which landed in the top 2 spots of the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Nelly's recent collaborations with Christina Aguilera and Tim McGraw also proved successful, with both singles entering the Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart. Nelly has sold a total of 17.5 million albums to date. He is also a member of the St. Lunatics, who in 2001 released their first album, "Free City." Nelly is currently filming "The Longest Yard" opposite Adam Sandler.

After their new album "American Idiot" went No. 1 in the United States, rockers Green Day proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The band's first new album since 2000's "Warning," it has already produced a Top 40 hit, "American Idiot." In total, Green Day has sold over 15 million albums. They have achieved six No. 1 Modern Rock tracks including "When I Come Around" and "Minority." Green Day recently kicked off their "American Idiot" tour.

Now in its 110th year, Billboard is the world's premier music industry publication and a diverse digital, events and brand-licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video and digital entertainment issues and trends. Billboard is the flagship property for the Billboard Information Group, which also consists of Billboard.biz, Billboard.com, Billboard Chart Alert, Billboard Information Network (BIN), Billboard Directories, Billboard Licensing & Events and Billboard Radio Monitor. The Group is a unit of VNU Business Media, a worldwide media company that provides specialized publications, electronically delivered data, expositions and marketing services and is owned by VNU Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company.

Bob Bain returns for his ninth year as executive producer of the BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. Greg Sills will serve as supervising producer. Paul Flattery and Michael Levitt are producers. Bruce Gowers is the show's director and Wylleen May is the executive in charge of production.





  [november 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[08/19/14 - 05:15 PM]
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Cuffs Eva Longoria as Guest Star on Three-Episode Arc This Fall on FOX
She'll play a defense attorney who catches Jake's (Andy Samberg) attention when she faces off against him in court.

[08/19/14 - 04:40 PM]
NBC Drops "Working the Engels" in Favor of Back-to-Back Originals from "Welcome to Sweden"
The Peacock will opt for new episodes of "Sweden" at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/8:30c beginning this Thursday, August 21.

[08/19/14 - 03:04 PM]
"Bad Girls Club: Redemption" Premieres October 7 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen
This season, the best of the bad move into a LA mansion, ready to ride the rocky road to change, while making new friends and facing off with old enemies along the way.

[08/19/14 - 02:19 PM]
Summer Finales of ABC Family's "Switched at Birth" and "The Fosters" Garner Multi-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos
ABC Family spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 02:01 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Returns as the #1 Program in Cable on Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[08/19/14 - 01:01 PM]
Springfield Celebrates "The Simpsons'" 25th Anniversary with a Special Mural on Monday, August 25
Special guest Yeardley Smith, comedic actress and voice of "Lisa Simpson," will be in Springfield to celebrate the mural, sign autographs and take questions during the event.

[08/19/14 - 12:29 PM]
Jason Taylor, Kevin Gilbride & Paul Burmeister Join Mike Florio on "Pro Football Talk" for 2014 NFL Season
In addition, Mike Ryan, who boasts 26 NFL seasons of athletic training experience, will join PFT to provide perspective on injuries and sports medicine.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
Cartoon Network Continues to Rank as Television's #1 Network for Early Delivery Among Targeted Boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14
Turner spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:47 AM]
U.S. Record 3.3 Million Tune in to NBC Sports Group's Opening Weekend of Premier League Coverage
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.

[08/19/14 - 11:33 AM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Prime and Total Day in Total Viewers and Across Major Youth Kid 2-11, Kid 6-11 and Tween 9-14 Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:31 AM]
TNT's "Legends" Climbs to 8 Million Viewers Across Multiple Platforms
TNT spins the numbers for the week of August 11-17.

[08/19/14 - 11:21 AM]
Hip-Hop Artist, Television Host and Actor Shad Moss, a.k.a. Bow Wow, Joins the Cast of "CSI: Cyber"
Moss will play hacker Brody "Baby Face" Nelson. Nineteen going on 20, Nelson is a cyber-intrusion savant.

[08/19/14 - 10:57 AM]
Sink Your Teeth Into Season One of Robert Rodriguez's Critically-Acclaimed "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" Available August 19 on Netflix
The Netflix launch comes on the heels of a recent announcement from El Rey Network that the series will begin production on season two in Austin, TX this October.

[08/19/14 - 10:57 AM]
Discovery Channel Earns Its Highest-Rated "Shark Week" Ever in Its 27 Year History
Discovery spins the numbers for its annual summer stunt.

[08/19/14 - 10:40 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Returns Thursday, August 28th at 8:00PM ET/PT
This time "Untold" goes beyond the headlines to take a closer look at three major pop culture topics: "Star Stalkers," "Rags to Reality" and the "EDM-Pire."