1. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul …

  2. 112 Returns 'Hot & Wet'

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The journey 112 went on to reach its fourth album, "Hot & Wet," saw the Atlanta-based group come full-circle from Bad Boy to, well, Bad Boy. Bad Boy/Def Jam, to be exact. Members Mike, Slim, Q and Daron made news this past year…

  3. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige 'Life' And Times Mary J. Blige is jubilant, and it is evident on her sunny new Geffen album, "Love & Life." "This album is a celebration of life," says the R&B singer, whose previous sets often have been steeped in pain and heartbreak. "…

  4. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Neville Force Of 'Nature' Anyone who recalls Aaron Neville's rendition of "Star Dust" on Rob Wasserman's 1989 album "Duets" or Neville's cover of "These Foolish Things" on his own 1993 collection "The Grand Tour"…

  5. Streets of Heaven

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Already a veteran of the Music Row wars, Aussie singer/songwriter SherriÉ Austin resurfaces on Broken Bow as a more focused, mature artist without sacrificing her trademark spunk and style. Already a veteran of the Music Row wars, Aussie singer/songwriter Sherrié Austin resurfaces on Broken…

  6. This Day in Music

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson's last album, the 1998 Giant release "Imagination." The suit is file 1999 - Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a…

  7. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  9. BRMC 'Takes On' All Comers On New Album

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same songs night after night. Sometimes you don't even have a soundcheck to jam new ideas, and creative inspiration isn't usual Imagine the dilemma. Your band is on tour for months on end, playing the same…

  10. Nelson's Kucinich Concerts Postponed

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed. The September fundraising concerts Willie Nelson had planned in support of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich have been postponed.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest A new album by enigmatic singer/songwriter Tom Waits is on the Anti Records release schedule. No details are available about the set, which is tentatively slated for a March 2004 release. If it comes to fruition, the set will be Waits'…

  12. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

  13. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Greatest Hits Volume II , Alan Jackson 2. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 3. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack 4. Crazy in Love , Beyoncé 5. State Property Presents the Chain Gang Vol. II , State Property Issue date: Aug. 30, 2003 News Alan Jackson …

  14. Aaron Neville Explores The 'Nature' Of Standards

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Anyone who recalls Aaron Neville's rendition of "Star Dust" on Rob Wasserman's 1989 album "Duets" or Neville's cover of "These Foolish Things" on his own 1993 collection "The Grand Tour"…

  15. Jackson, Dashboard Albums Bow On Top

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard Confessional shake up the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" (Arista Nashville) and Da New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard…

  16. Farm Aid Adds Eight Artists

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the Blowfish, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Los Lonely Boys, Aaron Brotherton, Titty Bingo and Billy Bob Thornto Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the…

  17. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

  18. Voodoo Fest Conjures Major Music Stars

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold will be on hand for New Orleans' fifth-annual Voodoo Music festival. More than 40 acts have been confirme Everyone from rapper 50 Cent to goth rocker Marilyn Manson to world-renowned DJ Paul…

  19. Classic Dylan Titles Get Sonic Upgrade

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the seri With the Sept. 16 release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD…

  20. TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUMS

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/electronic.jsp 1. Emotional Technology , BT 2. Give Up , The Postal Service 3. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life , Soundtrack 4. Louie DeVito's Dance Factory Level , Louie DeVito 5. Trance Party (Volume Three) , The Happy Boys Issue date: Aug. 23, 2003 News Lara…

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