1. Hot Product

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sun Kil Moon The 'Great' Beyond Even though he got a hand from Red House Painters drummer Anthony Koustos and guitarist Jerry Vessel in the studio, group leader Mark Kozelek opted to christen his latest project Sun Kil Moon. The new outfit's debut album, "Ghosts of the…

  2. Long Black Train

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST An earnest South Carolinian with a resonant baritone expressive beyond his years, Josh Turner emerges on MCA with a solid collection of songs, many of them self-penned. An earnest South Carolinian with a resonant baritone expressive beyond his years, Josh Turner emerges on MCA with a solid…

  3. . . . And Serenity

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony Classical but rather Sony Legacy, the division responsible for state-of-the-art reissues of Robert Johnson, Miles Davis, Billie Ho Sony's key classical catalog hit of last year wasn't produced by Sony…

  4. Stones Defend Best Buy DVD Deal

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mick Jagger is defending the Rolling Stones' decision to sell their new DVD box set "Four Flicks" through Best Buy and no other music retailers. Mick Jagger is defending the Rolling Stones' decision to sell their new DVD box set "Four Flicks" through Best Buy and…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of the Eagles, Clay Aiken, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rodney Crowell, Marques Houston and Van Morrison. FLY LIKE THE EAGLES: Extending their chart span to 31 years, four months and two weeks, the Eagles soar onto The Billboard 200 at No. 3 with "The…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to…

  8. Kanye West Goes Back To 'College'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed debut album, "The College Dropout," will be released Jan. 27 via Roc-A-Fella. First single "Through the Wire" topped out at No. 88 on Billboard' After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed…

  9. 'Baby Boy' Turns Six On Hot 100

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for the sixth-straight week. The track once again fends off the advances of "Stand Up," the Ludacris and Shawnna cut which holds Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads…

  10. VH1 To Celebrate Holidays With Kid Rock

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer: Detroit-based rap/rocker Kid Rock. The cable music-video network has set a Dec. 14 airdate (9 p.m. ET) for "A Kid VH1 is planning to celebrate this Christmas with an unlikely source of holiday cheer:…

  11. Pop Idol Fends Off Rock Vets On Billboard 200

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken's "Measure of a Man" outsold new releases from Rod Stewart and the Eagles to lead The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Aiken's RCA de Despite suffering a 64% decline in U.S. sales, Clay Aiken's "…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  13. Moore 'Covers' New Bases

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mandy Moore has just released a new album and is looking forward to two major movie roles in the coming year. Not bad for a burgeoning artist -- but considering she is only 19, the agenda is remarkable. And, like most 19-year-olds, Moore is…

  14. TOP 40 TRACKS

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/adult.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyoncé Featuring Sean Paul 2. Here Without You , 3 Doors Down 3. Why Don't You & I , Santana Featuring Alex Band or Chad Kroeger 4. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 5. Suga Suga , Baby Bash Featuring Frankie J Issue…

  15. 'NOW' Series Hits 14th Vol., Spawns DVD

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilation, a similar DVD will be issued under the same banner. The 20-track audio disc features tracks by the likes of Beyo Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call…

  16. The Shins Expand 'Narrow' Focus

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Second albums can be strange animals. They merit special attention when following up a first effort that establishes the artist as a talent to be reckoned with, as the Shins' Sub Pop debut "Oh, Invert Second albums can be strange animals. They merit special attention when following…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. McDonald raises over $1,000 in pledge money for patients at St. Jude Children's Resear 2001 - Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald runs in the 26th annual Marine…

  18. Whitney Makes A Holiday 'Wish'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released Nov. 18 via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Littl Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One…

  19. Old Fatman Scoop Track Tops U.K. Chart

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.'s new No. 1 single yesterday (Oct. 27). "Be Faithful" by Fatman Scoop, a rapper and broadcaster on radio station WQHT (Hot 97) A four-and-a-half year-old track by a New York hip-hop DJ became the U.K.&…

  20. 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…

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