1. Chart Beat Bonus

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of "Chicago," chart, and of Cher, Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Robbie Williams, and Daniel Beddingfield. A TALE OF THREE CITIES: The score is Nashville 34, Detroit 11, and Chicago 10, but closing in fast. That's one way of…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  3. 311 'Evolves' On Forthcoming Album, Tour

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rock-rap act 311 has slated a July 11 for its seventh studio album, "Evolver." The group reteamed with producer Ron Saint Germain (Bad Brains, Sonic Youth) for the Volcano Records set. He last worked Rock-rap act 311 has slated a July 11 for its seventh studio album, "Evolver.…

  4. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  5. 50 Cent's Chart 'Club' Gets A Little Smaller

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week, but the single is finally starting to show small signs of wear. Although the rapper's smash single also 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on…

  6. Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Has Lasting Chart Impact

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Meteora" maintains its No. 1 standing on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, despite a 67% drop in U.S. sales. The band's sophomore Warner Bros. album sold 265,000 copies, acc Linkin Park's "Meteora" maintains its No. 1 standing on…

  7. Kelly Clarkson Says Thanks On Debut Album

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and producers on her debut album, "Thankful," due April 15 from RCA. The "American Idol" queen is joined by fellow former competitor Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and…

  8. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  9. Madonna Takes 'Life' In Front Of The Cameras

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the s Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick…

  10. 'Idol' Sings With Billboard No. 1s Theme

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tonight's (April 8) episode of "American Idol" will be centered on the theme of Billboard chart-toppers. The Fox reality show/talent contest's remaining finalists will perform songs that have reached Tonight's (April 8) episode of "American Idol" will be…

  11. Billboard Bits: Kiss, Angie Stone; Boz Scaggs

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kiss, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs Kiss will close the KIIS-FM Wango Tango set for Pasadena's Rose Bowl on May 17. According to the concert's offical Web site , the lineup will also include Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Craig David with special guests…

  12. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine 'Senior' Prom Graduating to the next level musically was the creative momentum driving R&B artist Ginuwine while recording his fourth album, "The Senior," due this week from Epic. Case in point is the R. Kelly-written and -produced lead single/club anthem …

  13. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  14. Guests Bolster Ginuwine's Return

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Graduating to the next level musically was the creative momentum driving R&B artist Ginuwine while recording his fourth album and April 8 Epic release, "The Senior." Describing the set, which is due May 20 internationally, as "…

  15. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  17. Three Singles Charts Remain In 50 Cent's 'Club'

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard's singles charts, holding onto No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Taken f 50 Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard…

  18. Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The Billboard 200, crashing onto the chart at No. 1. The Warner Bros. set sold 810,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the thi Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The…

  19. 'Idol' Contestants Record Greenwood Songs For Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The song choice for the first "American Idol" charity single has been changed to a pair of cover versions of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud To Be an American" and "God Bless the U.S.A." Performed by the s The song choice for the first "American Idol…

  20. R. Kelly Song Shows Support For U.S. Troops

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Embattled R&B star R. Kelly has recorded and released a new song to show support for members of the military currently fighting the U.S.-led war in Iraq. "A Soldier's Heart" is described as a "tri Embattled R&B star R. Kelly has recorded and released a new song to…

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