1. Mayer Carries 'Heavy' Straight To No. 1

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer scores his first No. 1 album with "Heavier Things," as the Aware/Columbia set debuts atop The Billboard 200 with first week sales of 316,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundSc John Mayer scores his first No. 1 album with "Heavier Things," as the…

  2. Timberlake, Rock Among AMA Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations for the 31st annual American Music Awards (AMAs), to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and b Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock are among the artists who received multiple nominations…

  3. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist Clay Aiken Kid Rock…

  4. Tunes On TV

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 15 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Simon & Garfunkel (also scheduled: Hugh Jackman, Naomi Campbell). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured…

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

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 15-21, 2003. A new talk show hosted by Sharon Osbourne undoubtedly means more music on your TV, but don't freak out, cuz it won't be all Ozzy all the time! On the premiere episode, the syndicated show …

  6. All 22 episodes of this hit TV show's premiere

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT All 22 episodes of this hit TV show's premiere season are included in this three-disc set. All 22 episodes of this hit TV show's premiere season are included in this three-disc set. Though the packaging advertises that the discs are "loaded with extra features," the only…

  7. Beyonce, Sean Paul Creep Closer To No. 1

    September 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences another surge in airplay to move into the runner-up slot on Billboard's Hot 100. "Baby Boy" has been the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio for "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul experiences…

  8. Ask Billboard

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jennifer Lopez, "Gypsy" and several "American Idol" contestants. THIS IS JENNY... NOW Hi Keith! I want to ask you about Jennifer Lopez's latest album, "This Is Me ... Then." How many copies has it sold in…

  9. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, 23 years later, the imprint claims the No.…

  11. Billboard Bits: John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on John Lee Hooker, Desert Sessions & More The estate of bluesman John Lee Hooker has sealed a worldwide licensing deal with Eagle Rock Entertainment for audio and video projects featuring the late singer/guitarist, Billboard Bulletin reports. The first release under the agreement…

  12. Studdard Lines Up Free Concerts

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in his native Alabama on behalf of a tax referendum backed by one of his biggest fans, Gov. Bob Riley. Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  15. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

  16. Ruben, Clay Set Fall Release Dates

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums. Ruben Studdard, the winner of the second season contest on the Fox series "American Idol," has set a Nov. 11 release The American Idols have once again moved the release dates for their debut albums.…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Madonna, trivia and "American Idol" with readers. 'HOLLYWOOD'S' RECORD Fred, I hear "Hollywood" is Madonna's 30th No. 1 dance/club hit. How does this total stack up against other dance music artists, and who has the most number…

  19. 'Idol' Stars Pick Favorites On Billboard Radio

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken consider his personal favorite? The answers will be revealed today (Aug. 11) on a special edition of "The Billboard Radio What is Ruben Studdard's favorite song of all time? What song does Clay Aiken…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Hilary Duff, Blu Cantrell, Shania Twain and Warner Bros. DISNEY GIRL: Actress Hilary Duff has topped the airplay list at Radio Disney a couple of times, but has never appeared on Billboard's Hot 100 -- until this week. While songs like "I…

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