1. 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…

  2. Latin Grammys Heat Up With Martin, Pires, Thalía

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The Sept. 3 event at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami will be broadcast live on CBS. Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin…

  3. 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…

  4. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  5. Tunes On TV

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 18-24, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 18 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Donnas (also scheduled: guest co-host Rebecca Powers, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Nancy Grace, Robert Thompson). "The Parkers,"…

  6. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  8. Blind Boys Round Up All Stars To 'Tell It'

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due Sept. 16 via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vo The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out…

  9. Paisley Enjoys His 'Celebrity' Status

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The view from the top can be quite sweet. Just ask Brad Paisley. Fueled by hit single "Celebrity" and a slot on Brooks & Dunn's successful Neon Circus & Wild West Show tour, Paisley's new album, "Mud on the Tires,…

  10. Horsepower

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris LeDoux has hung in like a rusty fish hook, forging ahead on his unlikely post-rodeo career through sheer force of will and all the energy of the bucking broncos he once rode. Chris LeDoux has hung in like a rusty fish hook, forging ahead on his unlikely post-rodeo career through sheer…

  11. Matthews Gives 'Devil' Its Due

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo debut, "Some Devil." As first reported here, the album is due Sept. 23 from RCA. Thirteen tracks are featured, including "Gra Dave Matthews has finalized the track list for his highly anticipated solo…

  12. Universal Preps First DVD-Audio Releases

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23, with a diverse helping of 24 albums. The label group will become the fourth major label group to utilize the Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23,…

  13. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's Central Park in 1998, the Montreux Jazz Festival launches its first U.S. tour at the Chicago Theatre, featuring Al Jarreau, Ro 2000 - Following a successful one-day music festival in New York's…

  15. Rimes, 3EB To Delight Ben & Jerry's Fest

    August 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will perform during the two-day Ben & Jerry's and Rock the Vote One World One Heart Festival. This year's event is set for LeAnn Rimes, Third Eye Blind and Tracy Chapman are among the artists who will…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of the late Waylon Jennings, thanks to Travis Tritt, as well as George Strait, Tamia, Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, Jane's Addiction and Mya. IN THE NINETEEN-SEVENTIES: It's rare to see even one song that dates back to the 1970s on…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's third marriage and Mutter's second. 2002 - Conductor-composer Andre Previn, 72, and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, 39, are married. It is Previn's…

  19. Dixie Chicks Pluck Thorns For Euro, Oz Dates

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming European and Australian tour dates. The alt-country leaning band of like-minded singer/songwriters -- Matthew Sw The Dixie Chicks will welcome fellow trio the Thorns to open for them on their upcoming…

  20. Bob Hope Dead At 100

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Legendary entertainer Bob Hope has died at the age of 100, a family spokesperson said today (July 28). Hope died of pneumonia last night in Los Angeles at 9:28 p.m. with his family at his side, spokes Legendary entertainer Bob Hope has died at the age of 100, a family spokesperson said today …

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