The release of Courtney Love's debut Virgin album, "American Sweetheart," has been bumped to 2004. Originally due Oct. 28, the set has been moved to Feb. 10 to allow for finishing touches to be applied.
P.O.D. has set the track list for its next studio album, "Payable on Death," due Nov. 4 from Atlantic. First single "Will You" was the most-added track this week at modern rock stations reporting to Billboard sister publication Airplay Monitor. A video shot by Marc Webb (AFI, Good Charlotte) is also in the works.
With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Champ" bows at the No. 1 with first week sales of 312,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan leading six albums into the top-10.
The highly anticipated release of Alicia Keys' next album has been pushed back a few weeks. Originally due Nov. 18, "The Diary of Alicia Keys," will be issued Dec. 2 by J Records in order to accommodate the artist's as-yet-unannounced touring plans.
Westside Connection, the west-coast rap supergroup featuring Ice Cube, Mack 10 and WC, will drop its first album in seven years later this year. The set, "Terrorist Threats," will arrive Dec. 9 via Priority Records.