1. 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"…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Metallica To Rock New Year In Vegas

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica will ring in 2004 with a concert at the Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel. Metallica will ring in 2004 with a concert at the Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets for the show, announced on the band's official Web site , will go on sale Saturday (Sept. 27)…

  5. 'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring…

  6. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62, sang with Cass Elliott in folk trio the Big Three. 2002 - Singer/songwriter Tim Rose dies in London of complications from surgery for intestinal cancer. Rose, 62,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Sting, 'One Unwired Day,' 'Great Joy!' As tipped here last week, Sting will play a free concert Oct. 7 in Chicago's Grant Park. The show will serve to herald the launch of American Express' new Blue Cash credit card. Guitarist Jonny Lang will open.…

  9. Diversity Is Always In Oakenfold's Mix

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. England's Paul Oakenfold wears several hats in the dance/electronic music landscape. He is a label owner (Perfecto Records), a recording artist for Madonna's Maverick imprint ("Bunkka"), a film composer ("Swordfish")…

  10. Bonnaroo Recalled On CD, DVD

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The audio set "Live From Bonnaroo" and the DVD "270 Miles From Graceland - Bonnaroo 2003" will be issued Oct. 21 via Sanctuary. As eclectic as the festival itself, a two-disc CD release and a DVD commemorating this year's second Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester,…

  11. QOTSA, Distillers Head Down Under

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The shows will mark QOTSA's second trip down under in less than a year, following the group's January 2003 appearances at the annual Big Day Out festival. As tipped here in July, Queens Of The Stone Age will tour Australia early next year with the Distillers in tow. The trek begins…

  12. Cher Special Nabs Three Emmys

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the past six months, won three Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. Only the outstanding variety, music or comedy specia "Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the…

  13. Britney, Metallica To Perform At AMAs

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ashanti and Hilary Duff are the first artists confirmed to perform on the 31st American Music Awards. The event will be held Nov. 16 at the Shrine Auditorium i Britney Spears, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ashanti and Hilary Duff are the first artists…

  14. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Outkast Double Dose Of 'Love' In a declining market, Outkast has enjoyed nothing but success. The duo's four studio albums have shown steady artistic and commercial growth; combined U.S. sales total 9 million units to date. So, when the duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi decided to…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time." He dedicates his award to his "dear late friend Timothy White." 2002 - Sting receives an Emmy for the A&E documentary, "Sting in Tuscany: All This Time…

  16. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyoncé Featuring Sean Paul 2. Frontin' , Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z 3. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 4. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 5. Right Thurr , Chingy Issue date: Sept 27, 2003…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the MuchMusic Video Awards, Canada's annual music video competition. The Vancouver, British Columbia-based group collects p 2000 - Canadian rock group the Matthew Good Band is the big winner at the…

  18. South Rides The 'Tides' On New Album

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT South might not have a huge musical presence in America -- yet -- but at least everybody knows the band's name in its native England. South might not have a huge musical presence in America -- yet -- but at least everybody knows the band's name in its native England. "We did a…

  19. Reality

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Through his recent deal with Columbia, David Bowie can issue a new record pretty much whenever he wants. Through his recent deal with Columbia, David Bowie can issue a new record pretty much whenever he wants. And, based on "Reality" (which comes fairly quickly on the heels of last…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Iron Maiden, Patsy Cline, Seal, John Mayer, CeCe Winans, Beyoncé and Sean Paul. BRUCE ALL MIGHTY: The third Iron Maiden album to chart since singer Bruce Dickinson returned to the group in 1999 is the hard rock outfit's highest-charting…

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