1. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  2. Relieved Ben Lee Releases 'Hey You' In U.S.

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to buy cigarettes. The Australian-born artist found a cheerleader in Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, transforming the then unknow Ben Lee was championed by America's underground before he was old enough to…

  3. CHART BEAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and more, as well as chart discussion with readers. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Jay-Z , Hal David , Fred Bronson , Bacharach David …

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  6. Limp Bizkit Aims For 'Results'

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Like a prescription drug, each person's reaction to the ingredients will be different. So with our new album, each individual will have their own reaction and results may vary!" After a seemingly endless array of names, the new Limp Bizkit album seems to have a title: "…

  7. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Simon/Taylor, Jewel, Elbow Metallica will cram into New York's 500-capacity Bowery Ballroom on Aug. 29 for a show open only to fans who will win tickets from local radio station WXRX (K-Rock). The station will begin distributing tickets Friday (Aug. 22). As previously…

  8. Classic Dylan Titles Get Sonic Upgrade

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the seri With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  10. Billboard Bits: We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on We The Planet, Jack Osbourne, Triumph Tracy Chapman, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano and Ben Taylor are among those who will take part in the upcoming We the Planet outing. Billed as "a nationwide tour of activism, discussion and music," the CLIF Bar-sponsored U.S…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  13. The Neptunes Present . . . Clones

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . . Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . ." Now, the duo of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams—who have produced hits…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour bus driver tries to avoid a shredded tire on Oregon's Interstate 5. The bus, which is carrying the Irish band between Area2 tour g 2002 - Ash drummer Rick McMurray is injured as the band's tour…

  15. Durst Courts Dream Girl In New Video

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directed and stars in the video for "Eat You Alive," the first single from the group's upcoming Flip/Interscope album. In the clip, Durst takes the art of courting to a Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directed and stars in the video for "Eat…

  16. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken…

  17. Bow Wow Unleashed

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As if the everyday stress of adolescence isn't enough, imagine going through it in the public eye. That's the challenge that faces Bow Wow. Formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow, the 16-year-old Cleveland native tackles issues that affect…

  18. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  19. Across the Sky

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Across the Sky bows with this lively set of pop/rock tunes marked by engaging vocals and infectious melodies. Across the Sky bows with this lively set of pop/rock tunes marked by engaging vocals and infectious melodies. The duo, Ben Kolarcik and Justin Unger, met in the Word Records office…

  20. CHART BEAT

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell Shania Twain and chart discussion with readers. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Hilary Duff , Shania Twain , Blu Cantrell , Fred Bronson …

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