1. Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences…

  2. Pixies To Reform In April?

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite next year. At deadline, rumors of a tour and a potential new studio album remain unconfirmed. The group's manager t A decade after a bitter breakup, seminal alternative rock act the Pixies may reunite…

  3. Simon & Garfunkel Itinerary Taking Shape

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dates are currently set through a Dec. 3-5 stand at Madison Square Garden in the group's New York hometown. The itinerary for Simon & Garfunkel's Old Friends tour, announced yesterday (Sept. 9), is beginning to take shape. As previously reported , the trek kicks off Oct. 18 in…

  4. Duff Debut Tops Album Chart

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney's "Lizzie McGuire" franchise, overtakes Mary J. Blige to grab the top spot on The Billboard 200. In its second week of release, Duff' Teen singer Hilary Duff, whose career has been built around Disney'…

  5. This Day in Music

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Singer-songwriter Carolyn Dawn Johnson dominates the Canadian Country Music Awards in Calgary, with five wins. 2001 - Country singer Chris Cagle…

  6. 'Concert For George' To Hit Theaters, DVD

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Filmed in high definition and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, "A Concert for George" will be released worldwide on DVD in November, distributed internationally via ArenaPlex LLC. A film chronicling last fall's star-studded George Harrison tribute at London's Royal Albert…

  7. Simon And Garfunkel Unveil Reunion Plans

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first major concert tour since 1983, due to kick off Oct. 18 at the Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit. The trek, As expected , Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel today (Sept. 9) unveiled plans for their first…

  8. Twain Tops Canada's Country Music Awards

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards, presented last night (Sept. 8) at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Twain won for top female, top al With four honors, Shania Twain was the big winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards,…

  9. Marilyn Manson Cleared In Battery Suit

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A St. Paul, Minn., jury ruled yesterday (Sept. 8) against a security guard who accused Marilyn Manson of battery at a concert three years ago. A St. Paul, Minn., jury ruled yesterday (Sept. 8) against a security guard who accused Marilyn Manson of battery at a concert three years ago. David…

  10. Columbia Preps Simon & Garfunkel 'Essentials'

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new material, there will be a new release to coincide with the group's reunion tour, to be announced tomorrow (Sept. 9). O Although it is unknown whether Simon & Garfunkel have any plans to record new…

  11. Tunes On TV

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 8 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Peter Frampton (also scheduled: Ellen DeGeneres). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Mariah Carey (also scheduled:…

  12. Black Eyes Peas Soar To U.K. No. 1

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "Permission To Land" (Must Destroy), Britain's new No. 1 single is Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (Polydor). While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "…

  13. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor The Long 'Shadow' In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due this week from Vanguard, the…

  14. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. Frontin' , Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z 2. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 3. Right Thurr , Chingy 4. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 5. Baby Boy , Beyonce Featuring Sean Paul Issue date: Sept 13, 2003…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity ride in Nashville. Jackson is grand marshal for Rolling Titan Thunder 3, benefiting the Chris Sanders Foundation 2001 - Alan Jackson and his wife, Denise, lead 2,300 motorcyclists on a charity…

  16. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - R&B artist Erma Franklin, who sang backup for her better-known sister Aretha, dies of cancer in Detroit. She is 64. 2002 - Canadian…

  17. Revive

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to deliver," it should not be taken lightly. Paul McCartney is not known for handing out accolades, so when he says that British band Steadman has "the ability to…

  18. Love & Life

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy. On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy." With this, her new studio…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause of death is not announced, though Crack is understood to have undergone treatment for psychiatric problems in th 2001 - Atari Teenage Riot co-founder Carl Crack dies at the age of 30. The cause…

  20. Billboard Bits: Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Simon & Garfunkel, D.O. Cannon, Ted Leo As first tipped here in June, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will on Tuesday (Sept. 8) announce their first tour since 1994. It appears that the trek will play North American arenas this fall, as Garfunkel is due to begin a string of solo…

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