1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  2. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  3. Billboard Bits: Westerberg, Saadiq, Moorer

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul Westerberg, Saadiq, Allison Moorer Paul Westerberg has reactivated his Grandpaboy alter ego for a new studio album. "Dead Man Shake" will be released Oct. 7 via Fat Possum. The former Replacements frontman's 2002 Vagrant debut, "Stereo," was bundled with…

  4. 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…

  5. Moorer Splits With Universal South

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer/songwriter Allison Moorer tells Billboard.com her recent parting with Universal South has clouded what should normally be an excitin Despite the release of her first live album, "Show," country singer…

  6. Women Celebrate Dolly On Tribute Disc

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with the all-star, all female tribute album "Just Because I'm a Woman." Due Oct. 14 via Sugar Hill Records, the collection will The career of Dolly Parton will be celebrated in grand fashion this fall with…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  8. Shelby Lynne Signs With Capitol

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due Sept. 16. Shelby Lynne has signed to Capitol Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fabolous, Ashanti & Tamia, Randy Travis, and TV soundtracks. 'YOU' OR SOMEONE LIKE 'YOU': Curiously, the conjunction "or" has been popping up a lot on the charts. The prime example is "Picture" by Kid Rock…

  10. Paul 'Busy' Fending Off 50 Cent's 'Questions'

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a third straight week. Even so, the reggae-influenced track still has its work cut out for it as 50 Cent's "21 Questions" is close behind at No. 2, Sean Paul's "Get Busy" leads Billboard&…

  11. UPDATE: Second 'Austin City Limits' Fest Slated

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists already confirmed to perform at the second annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. A limited number of three R.E.M., Al Green, Lucinda Williams, Rosanne Cash, and Mavis Staples are among the artists…

  12. 50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His long-running hit "In Da Club" hangs onto the No. 1 post on the Hot 100 for a ninth week, while his latest, "21 Questions," moves into the p 50 Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His…

  13. 50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip…

  14. 50 Cent's Chart 'Club' Gets A Little Smaller

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week, but the single is finally starting to show small signs of wear. Although the rapper's smash single also 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on…

  15. Three Singles Charts Remain In 50 Cent's 'Club'

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard's singles charts, holding onto No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Taken f 50 Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard…

  16. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I 50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As…

  17. 50 Cent Still Owns Singles Crown

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of Billboard's Hot 100, extending its reign to a fourth-straight week. The track held off R. Kelly's "Ignition," which continues to make gains at U.S. radio, but 50 Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of…

  18. Chart Beat Bonus

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart news on Crowded House/Sixpence None The Richer, Kid Rock, and 50 Cent THEY HAVE A 'DREAM' : Sixteen years ago this week, the song "Don't Dream It's Over" took a six-point hike to No. 14 on the Hot 100. It was the first chart entry for Crowded House, an…

  19. 50 Cent Dominates Major Billboard Charts

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard's singles charts, topping the Hot 100 for a third week, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for a fifth week, and the Hot Rap Tra 50 Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard&…

  20. Jeannie Kendall

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits as part of the Kendalls, a duo that paired her with her late father, Royce. Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits…

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