1. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  2. 'Air Guitar' Takes Karaoke To New Level

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole new sphere. Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole…

  3. Moorer Splits With Universal South

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer/songwriter Allison Moorer tells Billboard.com her recent parting with Universal South has clouded what should normally be an excitin Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer…

  4. Beyonce Continues U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she notched another week at No. 1 with her "Crazy in Love" single featuring Jay-Z and "Dangerously in Love" album (Columbia). Her main n Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she…

  5. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He…

  6. El Aballarde

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a successful release in his native Puerto Rico, as well as critical acclaim, Tego Calderón's "El Aballarde" now makes its formal U.S. After a successful release in his native Puerto Rico, as well as critical acclaim, Tego Calderón's "El Aballarde" now makes…

  7. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of Philadelphia, Pa. 2002 - Blues singer/guitarist "Little" Jimmy King dies at his Memphis home of undetermined…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  9. The Sex Pistols Return To The Road

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny Rotten (real name: John Lydon) claims will eventually lead to a Sex Pistols concert in Baghdad. The Sex Pistols have begun lining up dates for their late summer outing, a tour frontman Johnny…

  10. Simmons Plans Birmingham Hip-Hop Summit

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the epicenter of the 1960s civil rights movement. The event will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Bi Rap impresario Russell Simmons will stage a Hip-Hop Summit Aug. 1-3 in Birmingham, Ala., the…

  11. This Day in Music

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France, necessitating the cancellation of several European concerts. 2002 - Travis drummer Neil Primrose suffers a head injury while swimming in a pool in Belfort, France,…

  12. Ashanti, Beyonce Albums Remain On Top

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from young R&B divas Ashanti and Beyonce maintain their grip on the top of The Billboard 200. Ashanti's "Chapter II" (Murder Inc./Def Jam) sold 135,000 copies in the U.S., according to New albums from young R&B divas Ashanti and Beyonce maintain their grip on…

  13. Neil Young Surveys 'Greendale'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album, "Greendale." The 10-song set chronicles the life and times of the Green family, residents of the fictional town from which the album t Neil Young has set an Aug. 19 release for his next Reprise album , "Greendale…

  14. The Tangled Web

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Okayplayer.com and Limp Bizkit. JUST A PLAYER: Started in 1999 by Roots drummer Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, Okayplayer.com has evolved into one of the Internet's largest hip-hop communities. Okayplayer has…

  15. Phair Play: Liz Indulges In The Major Label Game

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long ago the artist was fighting to get off the label. A critic's darling from the start, Capitol had expected the photogenic Capitol Records released Liz Phair's fourth album on June 24, but not too long…

  16. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week,…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit, two police department officials, and a top city aide for alleged violation of his First Amendment rights 2000 - Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of…

  18. Richardson Carves Out Niche At Hollywood

    July 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Calvin Richardson finds himself in the enviable position of opening act on Nelly's upcoming national tour. With that nod, the singer/songwriter aims to leave a career-building impression while promoting his Hollywood Records debut, "2…

  19. My Bloody Valentine's Shields Resurfaces

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock group My Bloody Valentine, will release his first new music in more than a decade on the soundtrack for the f Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock…

  20. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

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