1. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in 2002 - Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group&…

  2. Studdard Takes 'Soulful' To No. 1

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop The Billboard 200 with his J Records debut, "Soulful." The album sold 416,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to becom Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop…

  3. Ask Billboard

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "A Walk to Remember," Marilyn Manson and Victoria Beckham. SALES TO REMEMBER Dear Keith, I have been wondering for the longest time about how many copies of the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack (both the regular version…

  4. Stones, Bruce, Cher Rule 2003 Tour Landscape

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for the year to Nov. 18 were by the Rolling Stones (grossing $299.5 million), Bruce Springsteen ($181.7 million Seasoned veterans once again dominated the touring business in 2003. The top three tours for…

  5. Chesney Lays Out 2004 'Tiki' Tour Dates

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo As expected , Kenny Chesney will hit the road in the spring with fellow…

  6. Sermon Album Set For Spring

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled set will be his first under a new deal with Universal/Motown. EPMD alum Erick Sermon is expected to release his fifth solo album in the spring. The artist's as-yet-untitled…

  7. Jagger Knighted At Buckingham Palace

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, once a scourge of the British establishment, received its ultimate accolade today (Dec. 12) when he was knighted by heir to the throne Prince Charles in a cerem Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, once a scourge of the British establishment,…

  8. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  9. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. The Diary Of Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys 2. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 3. Closer , Josh Groban 4. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists 5. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast Issue date: Dec. 20, 2003 News Josh Groban , Toby Keith , Alicia Keys…

  10. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  11. Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The only newcomer in the top-10 this week, the J Records album sold 618,000 copies in the U.S. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second…

  12. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  13. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  14. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    December 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 2. Greatest Hits Volume II And Some Other Stuff , Alan Jackson 3. Top Of The World Tour Live , Dixie Chicks 4. All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan , Kenny Chesney 5. Greatest Hits , LeAnn Rimes Issue date: Dec. 13, 2003…

  15. 'Hey Ya': OutKast Takes Over No. 1

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 as "Hey Ya" moves up one this week. The track swaps places with "Stand Up!" by Ludacris and Shawnna, which falls to No. 2 afte Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard&…

  16. Jay-Z Back Atop The Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is back on top of The Billboard 200. In its third week, sales of the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set declined just 10% to 260,000 copies, bringing t After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is…

  17. Ask Billboard

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Janet Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and American Juniors. RHYTHM NATION: PREPARE Hello Keith, I absolutely adore Janet Jackson's voice, music and live concerts. I was wondering when her next project would be released. Will she be touring to…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  19. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  20. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

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