1. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  2. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  3. 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…

  4. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  5. 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"…

  6. Gov't Mule Plans Road 'Rebirth'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren Haynes, will hit the road this fall on its Rebirth of the Mule tour. With former Black Crowes lead singer Chris Robinson's ba Roots rock act Gov't Mule, led by occasional Allman Bros. guitarist Warren…

  7. Cuban Salsa Queen Celia Cruz Dies

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was 77. Celia Cruz, who went from singing in Havana nightclubs to become the "Queen of Salsa," died today (July 16) of a brain tumor. She was…

  8. Pretenders Singer Protests At Paris KFC

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists in a loud protest outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in central Paris. Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders gave her vocal chords a workout today (July 16), joining animal activists…

  9. White Stripes Postpone Summer Tour Dates

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a hand injury to singer/guitarist Jack White, the White Stripes have postponed their 18 North American tour dates through Aug. 10 in Detroit. Following a hand injury to singer/guitarist Jack White, the White Stripes have postponed their 18 North American tour dates through Aug. 10…

  10. Billboard Bits: Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha The Flaming Lips came to the rescue of the Witnness festival in Kildare, Ireland, replacing the White Stripes on the main stage last night (July 13). The Stripes had to cancel at the last minute after frontman Jack White broke his finger in a…

  11. Green Seeks Continued Major Label Success

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. At a time when many artists are leaving the major-label system to put out their albums independently, Pat Green has gone the opposite route. After releasing six successful independent albums, Green signed with New York-based Republic/Universal…

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

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  13. Vulnerable

    July 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex. This, his seventh…

  14. This Day in Music

    July 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London hospital. 1999 - Sir Elton John, 52, collapses. Tests show that he has an irregular heartbeat. John soon has a pacemaker fitted at a London…

  15. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside Nashville. He is 61. 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a…

  16. Billboard Bits: Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More

    July 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Christina, La Route Du Rock & More Target is offering an exclusive six-track CD featuring songs from RCA artist Christina Aguilera and Jive's Justin Timberlake, who are currently on tour together . The CD contains the new Aguilera track "That's What Love Can…

  17. 150,000 Tickets Sold For Toronto SARS Benefit

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000 tickets in its first day of sales, according to Ticketmaster Canada. The event's main sponsor, Molson Canadian, also sa The star-studded Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert sold a record 150,000…

  18. Trailblazing Directors Celebrate Their 'Work'

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative music-video directors to come along in the past 10 years. So when the directors joined forces with Palm Pictur Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham are arguably three of the most innovative…

  19. Billion Dollar Gravy

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s. London Elektricity mastermind Tony Colman has been designing drum'n'bass soundscapes since the mid-'90s. But unlike other producers in the genre, Colman'…

  20. Reggae Pulse 2: Hit Songs-Jamaican Style

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. The outcome, over the length of 24 tracks, is better than is often the case with such projects. One aspect of the…

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