1. No Stopping OutKast On Hot 100

    December 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast holds down the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 for the third week in a row, with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" at No. 1 and the Big Boi-fronted "The Way You Move" featuring Sleepy Brown OutKast holds down the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 for the…

  2. Ozzy Leaves Intensive Care

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from crashing an all-terrain vehicle two weeks ago, his family said today (Dec. 23). Ozzy Osbourne has been moved out of intensive care as he recovers from crashing an all-terrain vehicle two weeks ago, his family said today …

  3. Etheridge Feeling 'Lucky' With Club Tour

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Melissa Etheridge is gearing up for a rare club tour in support of her upcoming Island album, "Lucky," due Feb. 10. The artist will play 21 dates in six U.S. cities, beginning Feb. 17 with a four-nigh Melissa Etheridge is gearing up for a rare club tour in support of her upcoming…

  4. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday will be filled with the sounds of the season.…

  5. 52TunesOnTV

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 22-28, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 22 "The Early Show," CBS Featured Artist: Hilary Duff "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Stacie Orrico. "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  6. Messy Century

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ahhh, variety—it is the spice of life. Just ask Liverpool, England's Mountaineers. Ahhh, variety—it is the spice of life. Just ask Liverpool, England's Mountaineers. Much like the debut earlier this year from fellow chameleon-like Brits A Band of Bees, the first full-length effort…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but neither have any of the other four songs…

  8. Ashanti, Metallica To Play 'America's Party'

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ashanti, Metallica and Puddle Of Mudd are among the acts set to perform on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) for FOX's "America's Party" celebration. Also featuring Hootie & the Blowfish, Westside Connecti Ashanti, Metallica and Puddle Of Mudd are among the acts set to…

  9. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and…

  10. OutKast Maintains Singles Chart Lock

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on Billboard's Hot 100. The Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" leads the singles chart for the third-straight week, while the Big Boi-fr For the second week in a row, hip-hop duo OutKast holds the top two slots on…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled sixth Capitol album. Frontman Thom Yorke and bassist Colin Greenwood host the session, in 2002 - Radiohead treats fans to a Webcast featuring songs from the group&…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Kinky and Big & Rich. GETTING KINKY: With Spanish-flavored hip-hop beats colliding with jazz percussion, Mexican five-piece Kinky is dripping with rhythmic propulsion. On top of the groove lies a non…

  13. Ask Billboard

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about "A Walk to Remember," Marilyn Manson and Victoria Beckham. SALES TO REMEMBER Dear Keith, I have been wondering for the longest time about how many copies of the "A Walk to Remember" soundtrack (both the regular version…

  14. Sharon: Ozzy Recovery To Take 6 Months

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne is joking with nurses -- asking two to marry him -- but will probably take six months to fully recover from his ATV crash injuries, according to his wife, Sharon. The heavy metal icon is Ozzy Osbourne is joking with nurses -- asking two to marry him -- but will probably take six…

  15. Billboard Bits: Twista, Super Furry Animals, Play

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on Twista, Super Furry Animals and Play. Rapper Twista will release his debut solo album, "Kamikaze," Jan. 27 on Atlantic. The set features guest appearances by Ludacris, Cee-Lo, Anthony Hamilton, Too Short, Memphis Bleek, 8 Ball, Jazze Pha and Freeway, among others. As…

  16. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis Bleek 'Made' In America Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," this week via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," while he cared for an older…

  17. Chesney Lays Out 2004 'Tiki' Tour Dates

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internal fighting, therapy sessions and tumultuous making of the band's latest album are headed to the big screen in the documentary "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster." An unflinching, warts-and-all lo As expected , Kenny Chesney will hit the road in the spring with fellow…

  18. The Diary of Alicia Keys

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST No matter how successful his or her debut is, every artist worries about the dreaded sophomore jinx. Alicia Keys has no need to worry about that. No matter how successful his or her debut is, every artist worries about the dreaded sophomore jinx. Alicia Keys has no need to worry about that.…

  19. 'Rings' Musical Set For London

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." The show is due to premiere in Spring 2005 Finnish contemporary folk group Värttinä will compose the music for the first stage…

  20. Hunter, Previte Building Songs From Ground Up

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and electronic drummer Bobby Previte frequently play full-improvisation gigs at the Knitting Factory's Tap Room in New York when their touring schedules allow. It's simpatico excursion music that…

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