1. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Compiled For CD, DVD

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic's Nov. 18 release of "Number Ones," an 18-track CD or 15-track DVD, Billboard.com has learned. The album will include a brand new single, "O Michael Jackson's biggest hits have been collected for Epic&…

  2. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  3. Motley Crue's Sixx Sues Over Shoe Ad

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his permission. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx sued a skateboarding magazine and the Vans shoe company for allegedly using his image in an ad without his…

  4. THE BILLBOARD 200

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Speakerboxx/The Love Below , OutKast 2. Some Devil , Dave Matthews 3. Results May Vary , Limp Bizkit 4. The R in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 , R. Kelly 5. Cheers , Obie Trice Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003 News R. Kelly , Dave Matthews , Obie Trice …

  5. Jack Johnson Hangs Ten With DVD, CD

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's also a veteran surfer and filmmaker. The artist's many passions come together in the film "Thicker Than Water," originally released in 2 Jack Johnson may be best known as a singer/songwriter, but he's…

  6. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  7. Martina McBride Sets Winter Tour Plans

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City. Country star Martina McBride will kick off her second Joy of Christmas tour Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. The trek is slated to wrap Dec. 22 in Oklahoma…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Joss Stone, Arch Enemy and Brad Wolf. U.K. IDOL: In the era of "American Idol," it's easy to be skeptical of a vocalist like Joss Stone . The 16-year-old U.K.-born singer relies largely on…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards at the London Arena. Dynamite, winner of the year's Mercury Music Prize, is named be 2002 - U.K. artist Ms. Dynamite takes three honors at the seventh annual…

  10. British Artist Matthew Jay Dies At 24

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay died Sept. 24 after falling from a seventh-story window in Nottingham, England, his label EMI confirmed today (Sept. 30). Rising British singer/songwriter Matthew Jay died Sept. 24 after falling from a seventh-story window in Nottingham, England,…

  11. Weiland Launches New Record Label

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label, Softdrive Records. In a joint venture with Interscope, the imprint launches Oct. 14 with the release of "Tell Them Hi," the Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has formed his own record label,…

  12. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  13. Air Fires Up 'Talkie Walkie'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. French electronica duo Air will release its next studio album, "Talkie Walkie," Jan. 27 via Astralwerks. The album re-teams the group with producer Nigel Godrich, who…

  14. Black Eyed Peas, Muse Lead U.K. Charts

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas top the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week with "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Polydor). But there's a new No. 1 album, as "Absolution" (East West), the third studio set by U.K. ro The Black Eyed Peas top the U.K. singles chart for a fourth week…

  15. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting Is Nothing 'Sacred'? Sting's new studio album, "Sacred Love," arrives this week in North America via A&M/Interscope. The set is the former Police frontman's first since 1999's "Brand New Day," which peaked at No. 9 on The Billboard 200…

  16. Hot Product

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride 'Girl' Talk Sticking to the road less traveled by her country/pop counterparts, Martina McBride remains purely country with her new RCA release, "Martina." By offering an array of down-home ballads, female anthems and gospel-tinged tunes, McBride's…

  17. Erykah Badu Cuts 'Underground' Distinctly Her Way

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One thing hasn't changed since Erykah Badu first grooved into crossover success in 1997: The singer/songwriter does things her way. And that includes musical messages pulsating throughout her fourth project, the EP "Worldwide…

  18. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  19. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. "I guess that's why they call it the blues," is how the Elton John song goes. And if you pay attention this week, you'll walk away a near expert on the genre and guessing won&…

  20. BRAND NEW

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Currently out on the road with emo poster boy Chris Carrabba's band Dashboard Confessional, it's easy to lump Brand New in with that scene. And while it can't be a bad thing to be identified within su Currently out on the road with emo poster band Dashboard Confessional, it&…

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