Sting, Jewel, Coldplay Offer 'Sweet Tracks'

Sting, Jewel, Coldplay Offer 'Sweet Tracks'

Best Buy has upped the stakes on exclusive offerings in time for the busy holiday season. Billboard has learned exclusively that Best Buy will offer an exclusive five-song holiday CD beginning the weekend of Nov. 28. "Sweet Tracks" will feature previously unreleased holiday songs performed by Sting, Jewel, Seal, Coldplay and Chris Botti.
CHART BEAT

CHART BEAT

Fred Bronson's report includes Bob Seger, Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, chart discussion and more
Van Dyk Raises The Bar On 'Reflections'

Van Dyk Raises The Bar On 'Reflections'

When you're an internationally-renowned artist who's remixed superstars like U2, thrown down DJ sets at almost every dance hotspot around the globe and crafted a heap of top-10 club hits, what do you do next? If you're Paul van Dyk, you turn your attention toward raising the social consciousness of your listeners, courtesy of a life-changing trip to Bombay, India, in late 2002.
Brooks & Dunn Scaling Back For 2004 Tour

Brooks & Dunn Scaling Back For 2004 Tour

After a three-year run with the production-heavy Neon Circus & Wild West Show, Brooks & Dunn will scale back considerably in 2004 with the Red Dirt Road tour.
J. Lo Sued Over 'Flashdance'-Inspired Video

J. Lo Sued Over 'Flashdance'-Inspired Video

Jennifer Lopez is being sued for copyright infringement for her video "I'm Glad," an homage to the 1983 film "Flashdance," by the real-life welder and dancer who was the inspiration for the film.
After 35 Years, Beatles 'Let' Last Album 'Be'

After 35 Years, Beatles 'Let' Last Album 'Be'

In spite of the album's title, it wouldn't have been right to "Let It Be," given the circumstances and outcome of the Beatles' January 1969 recording project.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2000 - As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song "Original Prankster" were automatically entered, appear on MTV's "Total Request Live" to compete in a trivia contest to determine who will take the prize. 14-year-old Ashley Hitchcock wins, correctly identifying Noodles as the oldest member of the band.
Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

Poll: Groban Is Week's Biggest Release

In a week with new releases from such heavy hitters as Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam, it's the soft vocals of Josh Groban that are favored by music fans, according to a Billboard.com poll.
Borland Shelves Eat The Day

Borland Shelves Eat The Day

Former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has put his fledgling band Eat The Day into "indefinite hibernation."
Chasez Readies 'Schizophrenic' Album, Tour

Chasez Readies 'Schizophrenic' Album, Tour

'N Sync's JC Chasez will kick off a brief club tour Dec. 3 in San Diego to build anticipation for his debut solo album, "Schizophrenic," due Jan. 27 via Jive.

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