1. Billboard Bits: Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Pharrell, Americana, Polyphonic Spree The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams will make his movie debut in the direct-to-video feature "Dude, We're Going to Rio," due Oct. 14 from Star Trak/Arista through an undetermined distributor. The film will feature songs from the…

  2. Ask Billboard

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about CoCo Lee, Stevie Nicks and Daniel Bedingfield. YOU SHOULD COCO Keith, I know CoCo Lee is a huge star in Taiwan and sang the Oscar-nominated "Love Before Time," (from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") but I remember her…

  3. Jewel Gears Up For North American Run

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As summer draws to a close, Jewel will hit the road on the first leg of a North American tour. Concentrating on East Coast and Midwest markets, the run will kick off Sept. 19 in North Charleston, S.C. As summer draws to a close, Jewel will hit the road on the first leg of a North American…

  4. Hot Rappers Roll On Mixtape Tour

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the Dirty South Mixtape Tour, set to launch tomorrow (July 31) in Jackson, Miss. Also featuring the Ying Yang Twins, Killer M David Banner, Chingy and Lil' Jon & the EastSide Boyz will co-headline the…

  5. Breaking & Entering

    July 30, 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: Rhian Benson, Year Of The Rabbit, Young Roscoe and Shadows Fall. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. FROM HARVARD TO BET…

  6. Billboard Bits: Kevin Richardson, Iron Maiden, SOAD

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kevin Richardson, Iron Maiden, System Of A Down The Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson will reprise his role as Billy Flynn in the stage production of "Chicago" when he joins the show's U.S. touring company for its Aug. 5-24 stay at San Francisco's Golden Gate…

  7. Bedingfield Bounces Beyonce On U.K. Charts

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce's three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart as "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" (Polydor) went straight to No. 1. The Destiny's Child star' English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce'…

  8. Punk Debutante

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is refreshing that the Cooler Kids (singer Sisely Treasure and programmer Kaz Gamble) aspire simply to get booties shakin' on the dancefloor. It is refreshing that the Cooler Kids (singer Sisely Treasure and programmer Kaz Gamble) aspire simply to get booties shakin' on the…

  9. Nueva Musica

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Project's debut album, "Nueva Musica," is infused with heaped helpings of Latin rhythms, jazz-skewed grooves and sun-kissed vocals—making it ideal for the clubs, lounges and beaches o The Latin Project's debut album, "Nueva Musica," is infused with…

  10. Worksongs

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is the second CD release for this Los Angeles-based sextet. This is the second CD release for this Los Angeles-based sextet. It follows a terrific debut record, "Sing the Real," which brought Quetzal to the attention of world and Latin music fans beyond their Southern…

  11. Salsa Around the World

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If salsa is getting stale in the U.S. If salsa is getting stale in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, it seems to be flourishing elsewhere—judging by this collection of salsa tracks from non-Latin countries. Although major salsa acts have long and loudly said that only Latins can play salsa and that…

  12. Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Järvi

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev's death, providing an occasion for labels to move beyond such greatest hits as the "Romeo & Juliet" Suites and the Third Piano Concerto. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sergei Prokofiev's death, providing…

  13. The Chrome Collection

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four decades after first spinning its mesmerizing harmonies, the Detroit quintet finally receives its true due. Four decades after first spinning its mesmerizing harmonies, the Detroit quintet finally receives its true due. This three-CD boxed set lovingly lays out the group's extensive…

  14. Tribe

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Fans have longed for a Queensrÿche reunion since guitarist Chris DeGarmo departed in 1998. Those expecting another "Operation: Mindcrime" will be disappointed that the midtempo "Tribe…

  15. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  16. This Day in Music

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed hospital, suffering from "extreme exhaustion." She also pulls out of "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal," the anniversary event she was due to 2001 - Mariah Carey checks herself into an undisclosed…

  17. Harlemm Lee Wins 'Fame'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July 23) with the selection of Michigan native Harlemm Lee as the winner. NBC's reality series/talent contest "Fame" came to an end last night (July 23) with the selection of Michigan native…

  18. House Aims To Shoot Down FCC Media Caps

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The House of Representatives yesterday (July 23) overwhelmingly approved legislation that would prevent media companies from buying more TV stations, despite a veto threat from the president and again The House of Representatives yesterday (July 23) overwhelmingly approved legislation that…

  19. QOTSA Rocking The Road Through January

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American club dates, beginning Sept. 28 in Montreal and wrapping with an Oct. 30 Halloween show in Santa Barbara, Calif Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American…

  20. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

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