1. Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With their diverse, hip-hop-based persona, it was unlikely that Black Eyed Peas would get their biggest break from pop star Justin Timberlake. But his uncredited vocal on the Peas' new single, "Where Is the Love?," has the quartet…

  2. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  3. As Escovedo Recovers, Friends Pitch In

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from Hepatitis C. The revered singer/songwriter was hospitalized after collapsing in April, and is currently resting a Alejandro Escovedo is on hiatus until next year as he recovers from complications from…

  4. This Day in Music

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies. 1999 - Sugar Ray kicks off the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games with a performance during the Opening Ceremonies. 1998 - Italian director…

  5. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming…

  6. Robbie Williams To Star In UNICEF Film

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT British pop star Robbie Williams will appear in a United Nations film aimed at raising awareness in Britain about child trafficking, according to the U.N.'s children's agency UNICEF. The three-minute British pop star Robbie Williams will appear in a United Nations film aimed at…

  7. 2003 BET Awards Winners

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Below is a list of the winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Best group: B2K Best male…

  8. The Fire Theft Signs With Ryko

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed…

  9. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  10. Studio Album, A&M Box, Tour On Tap For Baez

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose songs Joan Baez has recorded for her first album in six years. Due Sept. 9, "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar" also includes tr Natalie Merchant and Steve Earle are among the contemporary songwriters whose…

  11. Mellencamp Renews His Roots

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In recent concert appearances, John Mellencamp has featured Woody Guthrie's "Bound for Glory" and Robert Johnson's "Stones in My Passway." Apparently, the songs struck a chord. Both are found on the enduring rocker&…

  12. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Charlie's Angels 'Full' Time Pink, Nas, David Bowie and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due this week on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," featuring William…

  13. Banshees Wail On Live CD, DVD

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering goth rock act Siouxsie & the Banshees, which reunited last year after a long hiatus, will on July 22 release the CD/DVD "Seven Year Itch" via Sanctuary. Both projects chronicle the grou Pioneering goth rock act Siouxsie & the Banshees, which reunited last year…

  14. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Honkytonkville , George Strait 2. From There To Here: Greatest Hits , Lonestar 3. Unleashed , Toby Keith 4. Up! , Shania Twain 5. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney Issue date: June 28, 2003 News Toby Keith , Shania Twain , Kenny Chesney , George Strait …

  15. Honkytonkville

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As talented, traditionally minded singers sprout like weeds in Nashville, George Strait sings from the heart of Texas with class and style on his 31st MCA release. As talented, traditionally minded singers sprout like weeds in Nashville, George Strait sings from the heart of Texas with class…

  16. Right on Time

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997. After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997.…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken and Natalie Imbruglia. VETERAN'S DAY Fred, With all the attention on Clay [Aiken] and Ruben [Studdard] this week, I noticed an…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North American tour, due to what an Invisible Records spokesperson describes as "continued processing delays of the band an 2000 - Industrial supergroup the Damage Manual is forced to scrap its North…

  19. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  20. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 2. St. Anger , Metallica 3. Hail To The Theif , Radiohead 4. Bare , Annie Lennox 5. Honkytonkville , George Strait Issue date: June 28, 2003 News Annie Lennox , George Strait , Luther Vandross …

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