1. Coldplay Takes Top Honor At Ivor Novello Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 22) in London, presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and sponso The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti. FULL NELSON : Willie Nelson is in the top-40 of Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time since 1984. Nelson's duet with Julio Iglesias, "To All the Girls I…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its back on Celine Dion. Could this be part of a…

  4. Spoon Serves Up New EP

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song EP, "The Way We Get By," Aug. 8 through Matador head Gerard Cosloy's U.K.-based label, 12XU Records. Texas-based independent rock outfit Spoon will issue a seven-song EP, "The Way We Get By," Aug. 8…

  5. HOT RAP TRACKS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 2. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 3. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. Magic Stick , Lil' Kim…

  6. Led Zeppelin Comes To Life On CD, DVD

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Largely without the benefit of mass media exposure, Led Zeppelin built its reputation as one of the greatest bands in rock history through a decade-plus of groundbreaking albums and transcendent live performances. But as far as live documents…

  7. No 'Questions': 50 Cent's Back On Top

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three- 50 Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard…

  8. Jackson, Chesney, Rascal Flatts Take Home Two ACM Awards

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Flatts won multiple awards at last night's (May 21) 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas. Jackson took the album of the year award for Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, and Rascal Flatts won multiple awards at last night's…

  9. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  10. This Day in Music

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is involved in a highway crash in Spain, resulting in the death of the hired bus driver and injuries to the band and crew. 2002 - Southern California alt-metal band Alien Ant Farm's tour bus is…

  11. Sting Professes 'Sacred Love'

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," will be released Sept. 23 in North America by A&M/Interscope and a day earlier internationally. Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," will be released Sept. 23 in North America by A&M/Interscope and a day…

  12. Ask Billboard

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Coldplay, Santana & Michelle Branch, and Michael Jackson. COLDPLAYED Hi Keith, My question is regarding Coldplay's two albums. "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes." First, "Rush" has been in…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Goldfrapp, New Pornographers, Prefuse 73, and Tomahawk. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. GOLD RECORD: Goldfrapp 's 2000 debut "Felt…

  14. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. The Game Of Love , Santana Featuring Michelle Branch 2. Beautiful , Christina Aguilera 3. Can't Stop Loving You , Phil Collins 4. Don't Know Why , Norah Jones 5. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray News Christina Aguilera , Phil…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian music in the post-war era, dies in Rome at the age of 81. Carosone, a Neapolitan, was most famous for his 1956 hit "Tu Vuo'Fa'L'Americano" ("You 2001 - Renato Carosone, a key figure in Italian…

  16. Manzarek: 21st Century Reunion Is One-Time Thing

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped fuel the summer of love and 31 years after the band's enigmatic frontman Jim Morrison died a mysterious death in Paris, keyboardist Ray Manzarek Nearly 36 years after the Doors' "Light My Fire" helped…

  17. Kelly, Timberlake Top U.K. Charts

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 18), with R. Kelly's "Ignition" starting a second week atop the singles chart and Justin Timberlake's "Justified" returning to N Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts…

  18. Hot Product

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Phish Fresh Phish Phish has hooked the next four releases in its ongoing Live Phish series, due this week from Elektra. The shows for this batch -- 7/15/98 Portland, Ore.; 5/7/94 Dallas; 7/12/91 Keene, N.H.; and 12/29/94 Providence, R.I. -- were chosen by bassist Mike Gordon, who employed an…

  19. This Day in Music

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs and concert halls throughout the country, dies at the age of 55. A preliminary investigation determines that McC 2001 - Susannah McCorkle, a jazz and cabaret singer who performed in major clubs…

  20. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. Love Is A Crime , Anastacia 2. Seduce Me Now , India 3. American Life (Remixes) , Madonna 4. Rock Your Body (Remixes) , Justin Timberlake 5. I Am Ready , Size Queen News Justin Timberlake , Madonna …

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