1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray, Santana, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Lorrie Morgan, Hank Williams, Jr., Meat Loaf and more. THE BIG 'DRIFT' : Uncle Kracker and Dobie Gray continue to fend off all challengers, retaining pole position…

  2. Chart Beat Chat

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Metallica, Clay Aiken, Erykah Badu, Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley. METALLICA'S METAL (AND CLAY AIKEN, TOO) Dear Mr. Bronson, My husband and I have a debate going. He says that Metallica's "black" album went double-platinum in 12 days and I am…

  3. Dannii Minogue Ponders The 'X-Factor'

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii Minogue is doing just fine. Released earlier this year, her fourth international album, "Neon Nights," has been certified g It is not easy growing up in the shadow of a more famous sibling, but Dannii…

  4. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Black Sabbath, Ronnie Dawson Kid Rock has selected a cover of Bad Company's classic rock favorite "Feel Like Makin' Love" as the first single from his new album . The self-titled set is due Nov. 11 from Lava/Atlantic. Rock's cover is due to hit U.S.…

  5. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  6. Diddy-Guided Da Band Faces Make-Or-Break

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash, pulling in a 2.1 rating (which equals 3 million viewers), according to Nielsen Media Research. When MTV televised the Sept. 10 finale of "Making the Band 2," it was a ratings smash,…

  7. P. Diddy Training For NYC Marathon

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is planning to run in the New York City Marathon and has been training the past three weeks. Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is planning to run in the New York City Marathon and has been training the past three weeks. Combs hopes to…

  8. OutKast Leads Nine New Top-20 Chart Entries

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" muscles out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop The Billboard 200. The Arista album In a massive week for new releases, OutKast's two-CD set "…

  9. Missy, Tweet, Sean Paul Sweeten 'Honey'

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey," due Nov. 25. Selections from Missy Elliott, Tweet, Fabolous, Sean Paul and Erick Sermon will be featured on Elektra's soundtrack to "Honey,…

  10. Timberlake Tops MTV Europe Nominations

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, Justin Timberlake is the leading contender for the 10th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, which will be presented Nov. 6 in Edinburgh. The Jive artist is up for best album ("Justi With five nominations, Justin Timberlake is the leading contender for the 10th annual…

  11. Jack Black's 'School of Rock' In Session

    September 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams of making it big have overshadowed his every other ambition in life. In the new film "School of Rock," Jack Black portrays Dewey Finn, an unemployed musician whose dreams…

  12. 'Later' Sets Giants Loose On DVD

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland" is an anachronism. In a music TV world seemingly dominated by "reality" talent shows, the British program "Later ... With Jools Holland"…

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  14. Collections Testify To Act's Chemistry

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. DJs/producers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been friends for nearly 15 years. They have recorded together as the Chemical Brothers for a decade. To celebrate, the Brothers' label, Astralwerks, is releasing separately a greatest hits CD (…

  15. Wildwood Flower

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. On the last recording of a life well lived, June Carter Cash revisited the music she knew best, the songs of the Carter Family. This is an unequalled canon,…

  16. Aussie Big Day Out Sets Star-Packed Lineup

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature the Strokes, A Perfect Circle, the Flaming Lips, the Dandy Warhols and the Mars Volta alongside previously a The lineup for the 2004 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand will feature…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Elvis Presley's "Rubberneckin'," Clay Aiken, radio airplay, "Greatest Gainers" and his book series "Hottest Hot 100 Hits." DON'T FORGET ELVIS Dear Fred, How come you didn't mention anything in "Chart Beat"…

  19. 50 Cent Wins Big At U.K.'s MOBO Awards

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominated last night's (Sept. 25) Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rapper was on hand to collect awards for best hip- Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominated last night's (Sept. 25) Music of…

  20. Robert Palmer Dies At Age 54

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Robert Palmer died today (Sept. 26) in Paris of a heart attack. He was 54. The singer was on a two-day break in Paris following a television recording session in Britain, his manager Mick Carter said Robert Palmer died today (Sept. 26) in Paris of a heart attack. He was 54. The singer was on…

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