1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Sean Paul and Rickie Lee Jones. '2ND,' THE MOTION: For the first time in 40 years, Elvis Presley has two consecutive top-3 albums on The Billboard 200.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, Madonna, Britney Spears and Clay Aiken with readers. 'BABY' LOVE Hello Fred: I enjoyed your recent "Chart Beat Bonus" item about No. 1 songs with titles beginning with the word "Baby." I would add an honorable mention to the…

  3. Compilation Celebrates Big Star's 'Story'

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have wondered about the show's theme and the music used to underline dramatic moments. In a program that seems to get most things right, period-wise, wh Some viewers of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show" have…

  4. Billboard Bits: Cash, Voodoo, Minor Threat

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Cash Tribute, Voodoo, Minor Threat The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert set for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium will be aired five days later on country-music cable station CMT. The two-hour edited broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Meanwhile, Rodney Crowell, Marty…

  5. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  6. Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the forthcoming Vybe Squad/Koch Entertainment soundtrack to the Activision video game "True Crime: Streets of L.A." The songs are f New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the…

  7. 50 Cent, Nelly Win Big At The Source

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly…

  8. Simple Plan Concocts Holiday DVD 'Package'

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian punk quintet Simple Plan is finalizing a holiday DVD for Nov. 25 release on Lava Records. Titled "A Big Package for You," the disc will feature the band's entire video catalog alongside tour Canadian punk quintet Simple Plan is finalizing a holiday DVD for Nov. 25…

  9. Underworld Gets Anthologized

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed U.K. electronica outfit Underworld will celebrate its first decade's worth of music on "Anthology 1992-2002," due Nov. 3 internationally and Dec. 9 in North America via V2. Acclaimed U.K. electronica outfit Underworld will celebrate its first decade's worth of…

  10. Doo-Wop Group Sues Pepsi Over Songs

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two members of the Flamingos, a Chicago doo-wop group popular in the 1950s, are seeking more than $1 million in damages from PepsiCo Inc., which they allege used their recordings in commercials withou Two members of the Flamingos, a Chicago doo-wop group popular in the 1950s, are seeking more…

  11. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On…

  12. Black Eyed Peas, Dido Rule U.K. Charts

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday (Oct. 12), as "Where Is the Love" by Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Polydor) started a sixth week at No. 1. It's now only a week The longest-running singles reign of the U.K. chart year continued yesterday …

  13. ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. Some Oklahoma kids formed a band. Then, they released an album on the independent Doghouse label, home to such acts as the Get Up Kids,…

  14. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  15. Tunes On TV

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 13-19, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 13 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan (also scheduled: Daryl Hannah). "Primetime Monday," ABC Featured Artists: Sheryl Crow, Buddy Jewell…

  16. This Day in Music

    October 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the use of vocal elements in pop arrangements, dies at an Esondido, Calif., hospital after injuring his head in a fal 2002 - Ray Conniff, the Grammy-winning composer and conductor who pioneered the…

  17. Vertical Horizon Ready To Reacquaint Fans With 'Go'

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Remember the group that sang "Everything You Want," one of the most-played songs at radio in 2000? RCA is counting on it. On Sept. 23, Vertical Horizon returned after a lengthy absence with "Go," a solid collection of catchy,…

  18. Go

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following up a double-platinum album like "Everything You Want" is not easy. Following up a double-platinum album like "Everything You Want" is not easy. But alt-rocker Vertical Horizon plays it safe with new album "Go," a polished, radio-friendly set. Lead…

  19. Stellastarr*

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs and proto-punk sounds for a new generation of listeners, a second wave of new buzz bands—led by Hot Hot He While the likes of the White Stripes and the Strokes are busily mining '70s rock riffs…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper and Beyoncé. THE RAITT STUFF: There's a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week - a fragile connection, but a connection nevertheless. Bette Midler…

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