1. Peas, Dido Top U.K. Charts

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became the first single in five years to log five weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. when the new charts were released yesterday (Oct. 5). Meanwhile, Did Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor) became…

  2. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur Tupac Lives Again The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) is being honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics" is due this…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  4. P.O.D. 'Pays' Back Fans With Video-Game Bonus

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The bonus disc will contain a version of the Playstation 2 game Amplitude, which allows users to recreate the song using its individual tracks. The first 1 million copies of P.O.D.'s next studio album will come packaged with a second disc housing a Playstation 2 videogame, with which…

  5. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  6. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido Dido Armstrong's breathless journey is reflected in the title of her much-awaited new album, "Life for Rent" (Arista/BMG). She has gone from hopeful singer/songwriter to budding superstar, thanks to worldwide sales of 12 million for her debut album, "No Angel."…

  7. P.O.D. Unveils New Album Track List

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 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 B P.O.D. has set the track list for its next studio album , "Payable…

  8. Dido's New Lease On 'Life'

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dido Armstrong's breathless journey is reflected in the title of her much-awaited new album, "Life for Rent" (Arista/BMG). She has gone from hopeful singer/songwriter to budding superstar, thanks to worldwide sales of 12 million…

  9. Diversity Is Always In Oakenfold's Mix

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. England's Paul Oakenfold wears several hats in the dance/electronic music landscape. He is a label owner (Perfecto Records), a recording artist for Madonna's Maverick imprint ("Bunkka"), a film composer ("Swordfish")…

  10. Cash Takes Top Americana Honors

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and album of the year awards Friday at the Americana Music Awards ceremony in Nashville. A week after his death at the age of 71, country legend Johnny Cash was bestowed with artist, song and…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Iron Maiden, Patsy Cline, Seal, John Mayer, CeCe Winans, Beyoncé and Sean Paul. BRUCE ALL MIGHTY: The third Iron Maiden album to chart since singer Bruce Dickinson returned to the group in 1999 is the hard rock outfit's highest-charting…

  12. This Day in Music

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an assembly held in his honor at Gibbs High Scholl, the country singer is greeted by local dignitaries and faculty from 2000 - Kenny Chesney makes a hometown appearance in Luttrel, Tenn. During an…

  13. Blues Explosion Offers New Cuts At Surprise Gig

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previewed a slew of new songs during a surprise gig last night (Sept. 14) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion previewed a slew of new songs during a surprise gig last night (Sept. 14) at the Mercury Lounge in New York. Among the tracks…

  14. Nice

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third full U.S. The third full U.S. release for Japan girl group duo Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura obviously takes inspiration from late-period Beatles, as the cover art respectfully evokes John and Yoko's notorious bed-in for peace. But the charming set blasts off with "Planet…

  15. Exile on Blues St.

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are, for the most part, satisfying. With producer Randy Labbe at the helm, Telarc blues artists take on the Stones' "Exile on Main St." The results are…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Los Lonely Boys & The Weakerthans. NOT LONELY ANY MORE: Texas-based threesome Los Lonely Boys have released only one album, but the soulful guitar handiwork of Henry Garza displays a relaxed confidence…

  17. Simple Things

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. And while…

  18. Amy Grant Shares 'Simple Things'

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Always one to wear her heart on her sleeve musically, Amy Grant's willingness to be vulnerable and surprisingly forthright in her creative expression has earned the 42-year-old singer/songwriter devoted fans in contemporary Christian and…

  19. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  20. Unleashed

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed." With mentor/So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri no longer at the helm, Bow Wow took full creative control and enlisted a host of A Bow Wow showcases a new, more mature attitude on his third set, "Unleashed.…

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