1. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 30-July 6, 2003. There's more music in the air than usual this week, thanks to Friday's Fourth of July celebrations across the country. A&E will broadcast "This Is Your Country," featuring…

  2. Tunes On TV

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 30-July 6, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 30 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Blu Cantrell. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: P. Diddy, Nelly. "The Late Show With David…

  3. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti 'Chapter' President After the multi-platinum success of her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, you might think that Ashanti would take a break. Think again. Wasting little time, the 22-year-old diva is back this week with her sophomore set, "Chapter II." The…

  4. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Another batch of releases in Epic's ongoing AC/DC reissue campaign: "'74 Jailbreak," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Fly on the Wall," "Blow Up Your Video" and …

  5. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. Metallica , Metallica 2. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 3. Parachutes , Coldplay 4. Greatest Hits , Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 5. Greatest Hits , Kenny Chesney Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Bob Marley , Bob Seger , Kenny Chesney …

  6. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  7. 2003 Pearl Awards Winners

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2003 Pearl Awards, handed out June 20 at Cottonwood Auditorium in Salt Lake City, Utah. SACRED RECORDING: "Hear My Praise" (Album: "Hear My Praise") Artist: Kenneth Cope Songwriter: Kenneth Cope Producer: Kenneth Cope …

  8. HOT RAP TRACKS

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Magic Stick , Lil' Kim Featuring 50 Cent 2. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 3. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. Right Thurr , Chingy Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Lil' Kim ,…

  9. Justin Guarini

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In the first season of Fox TV's hugely successful American Idol, Justin Guarini was the runner-up to winner Kelly Clarkson. In the first season of Fox TV's hugely successful American Idol, Justin Guarini was the runner-up to winner Kelly Clarkson. During his time on the show,…

  10. Joe Budden

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Joe Budden aims to quickly make a name for himself with this self-titled debut for Def Jam. Newcomer Joe Budden aims to quickly make a name for himself with this self-titled debut for Def Jam. A veteran of the mix-tape circuit, the Jersey City, N.J., native is an able MC who blends…

  11. Reggae Pulse 2: Hit Songs-Jamaican Style

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. This album brings together chart-topping reggae artists and pop hits from days gone by. The outcome, over the length of 24 tracks, is better than is often the case with such projects. One aspect of the…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  14. Rapper Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Battery

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Mystikal pleaded guilty yesterday (June 26) to charges that he forced his hairstylist to perform sex acts on him and two bodyguards. Mystikal (real name: Michael Tyler) had been charged with ag Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal pleaded guilty yesterday (June 26) to charges that he…

  15. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Beer For My Horses , Toby Keith Duet With Willie Nelson 2. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 3. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne 4. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 5. Speed , Montgomery Gentry Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Willie Nelson , Keith Duet , Toby Keith …

  16. Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With their diverse, hip-hop-based persona, it was unlikely that Black Eyed Peas would get their biggest break from pop star Justin Timberlake. But his uncredited vocal on the Peas' new single, "Where Is the Love?," has the quartet…

  17. Billboard Bits: Sinatra, Opry Cruise, Anthrax

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Frank Sinatra, Opry Cruise, Anthrax Reprise will issue "Sinatra at the Sands," the 1966 live album by Frank Sinatra featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra with conductor Quincy Jones, in the DVD-Audio format in August, Billboard Bulletin reports. The release, the first…

  18. Black Keys Suffer MTV Identity Crisis

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their song "Set You Free" into medium rotation on MTV was a big deal. The little-known group's new Fat Possum album, "Thickfreakness, For Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys, getting a video for their…

  19. Louie Devito To Mix 'Ultra Dance 04'

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records' Ultra.Dance CD compilation series. Devito is the top-selling non-hip-hop, beat-mixed compilation DJ in the U.S. New York-based DJ Louie Devito has signed on to mix the fourth volume in Ultra Records&…

  20. THE BILLBOARD 200

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. After The Storm , Monica 2. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 3. St. Anger , Metallica 4. Hail To The Thief , Radiohead 5. Bare , Annie Lennox Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Annie Lennox , Luther Vandross …

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