1. Worship & Faith

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. For his third gospel collection on Word, Travis wraps his rich, gorgeous baritone around some of the best-loved hymns in Christian music. Classics like …

  2. Kid Rock

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Witness the swaggering Detroit thump in …

  3. 'Stand Up' Ends 'Baby Boy' Reign

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nin "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Cyndi Lauper, R. Kelly and Clay Aiken. LASTING QUALITY: Cyndi Lauper's return to the Epic Records fold gives her her highest-charting album in 14 years. "At Last" (Daylight/Epic), an album of cover versions, opens at No. 38,…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  6. Jars Of Clay Looks To Musical Origins

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy Awards and more than 5 million albums sold, Jars of Clay has earned the right to explore new territory and to ve After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy…

  7. Cafe Quijano Prepares Latin Rock Assault

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cafe Quijano's fourth Warner album, "Que Grande Es Esto del Amor!," is the Spanish rock group's long-awaited follow-up to its hit 2001 album, "La Taberna del Buda." That set sold more than 500,000 uni Cafe Quijano's fourth Warner album, "Que Grande Es…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  9. Starsailor Sets Course For North America

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The tour will kick off Jan. 15 in Detroit and hit 16 North American markets. British rock act Starsailor has set a North American tour for next year, in support of its sophomore album "Silence Is Easy" (Capitol). The set, which debuted in September at No. 2 in the band's native…

  10. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  12. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  13. Elton, Basement Jaxx Wink 'Queer Eye'

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Capitol has set a Feb. 10 release for "What's That Sound," the soundtrack to the smash reality show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Beyond new songs from Elton John and Basement Jaxx, the album will Capitol has set a Feb. 10 release for "What's That Sound,…

  14. Santana Preps 'Ceremony' Of Remixes, Rarities

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities," which will be released Dec. 16 in a limited-edition of 100,000 copies. Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities,…

  15. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Snares U.K. No. 1

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 23) with his new "Number Ones" compilation (Epic), beating out boy band Busted' Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No…

  16. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  17. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  19. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

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