1. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  2. Hail to the Thief

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Forget advance word that Radiohead (see story, page 14) has returned to its rock roots for its sixth studio album. Forget advance word that Radiohead (see story, page 14) has returned to its rock roots for its sixth studio album. Hail to the Thief finds the band mostly mining the experimental…

  3. Sony Music Nashville Slashes Artist Roster

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia, Epic, Monument, and Lucky Dog. New Sony Music Nashville president John Grady has cut in half the artist roster for the company's four imprints -- Columbia,…

  4. Latifah Gets Behind 'Taxi' Wheel

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queen Latifah in 20th Century Fox's "Taxi," due to start shooting Sept. 15. The film, an English-language remake of the 1998 French feature of the same name, is being produced by Luc Besson, who also Queen Latifah in 20th Century Fox's "Taxi," due to start…

  5. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Reign

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg reigns atop of Billboard's Hot 100. Even so, the single is starting to show signs of wear, and loses the No. 1 post on Billboar For a fourth straight week, 50 Cent's "21 Questions"…

  6. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. St. Anger , Metallica 2. 0304 , Jewel 3. Get Rich or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 4. Fallen , Evanescence 5. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack Issue date: June 21, 2003 News …

  7. Metallica Rages With Chart-Topping 'Anger'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Elektra album sold nearly 418,000 copies in the U.S. since its release last Thursday, according Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at…

  8. Ask Billboard

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' letters about "Queer As Folk," Dana Glover, and Bette Midler. 'FOLK' SALES Hi, I'm wondering how many copies the season three soundtrack to "Queer As Folk" were sold its first week, its current progress to date, and how…

  9. Subject

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For those schooled in contemporary R&B, here's a new subject to study. Newcomer Dwele already has a national hit under his belt. For those schooled in contemporary R&B, here's a new subject to study. Newcomer Dwele already has a national hit under his belt. His guest stint…

  10. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 2. Mississippi: The Album . David Banner 3. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 4 , 50 Cent 5. Chocolate Factory 2 , R. Kelly News David Banner , Ronald Isley , R. Kelly …

  11. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton & B.B. King, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Buddy Guy , Eric Clapton , B.B. King …

  12. 50 Cent Up For 10 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B/Hip-Hop Awards with mentions in 10 categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip-hop single, and top R& 50 Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B…

  13. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  14. Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "In Through the Out Door" this week with the three-CD live set "How the West Was Won." The Atlantic collection sold 154,000 copies in the U.S., a Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "…

  15. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your…

  16. Strait Heads Home On 'Honkytonkville'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release for MCA Records. Bumped up from an originally planned June 24 release, the album marks the first time the country artist has re George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release…

  17. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Mississippi: The Album , David Banner 2. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 3. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 4. The Streetsweeper: Vol. 1 , DJ Kayslay 5. AttenCHUN! , Bone Crusher News David Banner , Ronald Isley …

  18. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  19. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  20. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

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