1. 'Bad Boys II' Notches Fourth Week On Top

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" leads The Billboard 200 for the fourth-straight week. U.S. sales of the Bad Boy/Universal album fell 22% to 121,00 Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  3. Durst Courts Dream Girl In New Video

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directed and stars in the video for "Eat You Alive," the first single from the group's upcoming Flip/Interscope album. In the clip, Durst takes the art of courting to a Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directed and stars in the video for "Eat…

  4. Godsmack Going Soft On Acoustic Album

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Godsmack will turn the tables on its loud guitar sound with an acoustic album due Nov. 18 via Universal. Hard rock outfit Godsmack will turn the tables on its loud guitar sound with an acoustic album due Nov. 18 via Universal. The group is recording the set in Hawaii, with…

  5. Hendrix Label Unearths Vintage Festival Cuts

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release two DVDs and one CD commemorating the American Folk Blues Festival, featuring performanc Chiming in with the "Year of the Blues" theme, Experience Hendrix…

  6. Billboard Bits: Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Suede, Diane Schuur, Alejandro Escovedo Suede, gearing up for the October U.K. release of the greatest-hits set "Singles" (Epic), is planning a series of shows in London at which it will perform its entire catalog. The group will start a week-long residency Sept. 22 at the…

  7. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from Chris Carrabba-led rock act Dashboard Confessional, "A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar" (Vagrant), featuring the single "Hands Down." -- Late vocalist Eva Cassidy's "…

  8. 33TunesOnTV

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 11-17, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 11 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Thalía (also scheduled: Erin Brodie, Andy Richter). "VH1 All Access: Hot Mamas," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, dies at his home in Athens from complications related to pancreatic cancer. He is 40. 2002 - Guitarist Michael Houser, a founding member of the Georgia-based jam band…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

  11. 50 Cent Banks European Tour

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek. The arena dates begin Sept. 14 in Oberhausen, Germany, and wrap Oct. 8 in Manchester, England. This will be Rapper 50 Cent will follow his North American Roc the Mic tour with a 15-date European trek.…

  12. BT's 'Technology' Pushes Modern Rock Buttons

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. BT has always straddled the fence of dance/electronic and pop/rock. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Deep Dish and Seal, among others. Two years ago, much to the chagrin of dance/electronic purists, he co…

  13. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Bad Boys II , Various Artists/Soundtrack 2. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists 3. Crazy In Love , Beyoncé 4. Fallen , Evanescence 5. Jackpot , Chingy Issue date: Aug. 16, 2003 News Chingy …

  15. Billboard Bits: 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Live Tuesdays,' Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks Nickelback, the Donnas and 3 Doors Down are among the artists who have signed on for a new VH1 concert series, which has the working title "Live Tuesdays," Billboard.com has learned. The one hour-program will air Tuesdays…

  16. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  17. Grandmaster Flash: Rap Pioneer

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grandmaster Flash, one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs, will receive the Billboard's 2003 Hip-Hop Founders Award Aug. 8 at this year's Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show at the Roney Palace in Miami Beach, Fla.. Grandmaster…

  18. Crows Cooking Up Best-Of, DVD

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is planning a greatest-hits release to coincide with the decade that has passed since Crows' breakout track "Mr. Jones." Drawn from t Counting Crows guitarist Dan Vickrey tells Billboard.com the group is…

  19. Orton Walks On The 'Other Side'

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live tracks and covers. U.K. singer/songwriter Beth Orton will on Sept. 2 release "The Other Side of Daybreak," a collection of B-sides, remixes, live…

  20. Universal Preps First DVD-Audio Releases

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23, with a diverse helping of 24 albums. The label group will become the fourth major label group to utilize the Universal Music Group (UMG) will unveil its first titles in the DVD-Audio format Sept. 23,…

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