1. Keith 'Shocks' Billboard 200 With No. 1 Debut

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales week ever. His fourth DreamWorks effort, "Shock'n Y'All," sold 585,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to Country star Toby Keith debuts atop The Billboard 200 with his best sales…

  2. Industry Mentor Buddy Arnold Dies

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Buddy Arnold, a jazz saxophonist who co-founded a major music industry treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction, has died from complications resulting from open heart surgery. He was 77. Arnol Buddy Arnold, a jazz saxophonist who co-founded a major music industry treatment program for…

  3. Echoes

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the early '80s, New York's club scene was peppered with clubs like Mudd Club, Danceteria and Peppermint Lounge, which had non-existent music policies. In the early '80s, New York's club scene was peppered with clubs like Mudd Club, Danceteria and Peppermint Lounge,…

  4. Blackstar

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu, Anita Baker and Stevie Wonder, Yahzarah began eliciting buzz in her own right with the 2002 indie release "Hear Me" (Keo M After graduating from backup-singing school under the tuition of Erykah Badu,…

  5. Setzer, Straitjackets Set Retro Holiday Tours

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate holiday treks in the coming weeks. Rock'n'roll swing revivalist act the Brian Setzer Orchestra and surf twangers Los Straitjackets will kick off separate…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy…

  7. Billboard Bits: Chingy, Jam Master Jay, Weller

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on a Chingy DVD, Jam Master Jay vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of his death and Paul Weller's plans for an album of covers. Capitol will on Nov. 18 release a limited-edition of rapper Chingy's smash Capitol album "Jackpot," which has sold 1.1 million copies…

  8. Timbaland To Lead 'World' Charity Remake

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the World" to raise funds for worldwide HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs. The hip-hop artist/producer confirmed the plan Timbaland plans to revisit the USA For Africa charity project "We Are the…

  9. For Pavarotti, Time To Go 'Pop'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been a superstar for decades. He is a household name around the world -- whether his fans first encountered him on the stage of Milan's La Scala, the Hollywood Bowl or at London's Wembley Stadium. But now…

  10. Neon Nights

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While Kylie Minogue may have sung "Your Disco Needs You," it seems her younger sister, Dannii, is the one that now has a stranglehold on the dancefloor. While Kylie Minogue may have sung "Your Disco Needs You," it seems her younger sister, Dannii, is the one that now has a…

  11. No Stopping Beyoncé's 'Baby Boy' At No. 1

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a fifth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100, fending off a threat from Ludacris' "Stand Up" featuring Shawnna. The latter jumps 4-2, a peak i "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a…

  12. 'Love Actually' Brims With Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists contributing tracks to the "Love Actually" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 via J Records, the set features veteran artists such as Dido, Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake and Kelly Clarkson are among the artists…

  13. J. Lo To Appear On Sister's Talk Show

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez will appear "occasionally" on a daytime talk show she's co-producing -- but you'll see her sister Lynda every day. Jennifer Lopez will appear "occasionally" on a daytime talk show she's co-producing -- but you'll see her sister Lynda…

  14. Jamiroquai Soundtracks 'Late Night'

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. U.K. funk/rock outfit Jamiroquai has chosen the tracks for the latest edition of Ultra Records' "Late Night Tales" series. Due Nov. 4, the…

  15. Tunes on TV

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 20-26, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 20 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Annie Lennox (also scheduled: Angelina Jolie). "MWL Stacked," CMT Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Monday Night…

  16. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  17. Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam set, "Chicken & Beer." U.S. sales of the album topped 429,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily placin Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam…

  18. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 13-19, 2003. Like it or not, Clay Aiken is a hot property. It may not be you that loves the skinny Southern "American Idol" runner-up's smooth vocals, but it's an easy bet that someone you know…

  19. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  20. Tunes On TV

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 13-19, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 13 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan (also scheduled: Daryl Hannah). "Primetime Monday," ABC Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Buddy Jewell…

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