1. Ying Yang Twins Score Big

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. TVT, the first independent distributor to land two titles in the top-20 of The Billboard 200 since November 1995, has done it again. The label scores its third top-20 album in two months with the Ying Yang Twins' Collipark/TVT debut, "…

  2. The Long Road

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Go ahead and pick on Nickelback. Sure, they may churn out slick, near-grunge rock with hooks a mile wide, but is that so wrong? With its previous album, the multi-million-selling "Silver Side Up," the band hit the commercial jackpot, thanks to…

  3. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Get Low , Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins 2. Damn! , YoungBloodZ featuring Lil Jon 3. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 4. Right Thurr , Chingy 5. Stand Up , Ludacris featuring Shawnna Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003…

  4. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  5. Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "…

  6. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 2. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 3. Right Thurr , Chingy 4. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 5. Into You , Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti Issue date: Oct. 4,…

  7. Some Devil

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Good news for fans: Dave Matthews does not stray far from the signature Dave Matthews Band sound on his first solo effort. Good news for fans: Dave Matthews does not stray far from the signature Dave Matthews Band sound on his first solo effort. Largely an extension of the act's latest…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of a host of veteran artists, as well as Beyoncé & Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and Patty Loveless. LIVING IN THE PAST: After taking a look at this week's Billboard charts, I wouldn't blame you if you ran to the calendar to see what…

  9. '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…

  10. 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…

  11. So Damn Happy

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her first studio album since "A Rose Is Still a Rose" (1998), Aretha Franklin underscores why she is still a musical force. On her first studio album since "A Rose Is Still a Rose" (1998), Aretha Franklin underscores why she is still a musical force. During her nearly…

  12. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  13. Bosstones, Blink 182 Bolster 'A Santa Cause'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among the 20 acts participating in "A Santa Cause '03," a Christmas-themed compilation due Nov. 11 from Immortal Records. Consistin The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Blink 182, New Found Glory and MxPx are among…

  14. 'Baby Boy' Can't Shake 'Tailfeather'

    September 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For the sixth week in a row, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul is the fastest-growing track at radio on Billboard's Hot 100. Yet its bid for No. 1 on the chart is once again thwarted by "S For the sixth week in a row, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy"…

  15. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin 'Happy' Go Lucky Aretha Franklin returns to music stores this week with "So Damn Happy," her first Arista studio album since 1998's "A Rose Is Still a Rose." That set debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and…

  16. Underworld

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for soundtracks of a gothic nature. The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for…

  17. Drankin' Patnaz

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. If you have been to a hip-hop club this summer, the name "YoungbloodZ" will surely ring a bell. The Atlanta-based duo's current single, "Damn," is one of the…

  18. Heavier Things

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years after its release. John Mayer's previous album, the breakout set "Room for Squares," peaked at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 nearly two years…

  19. Nickelback Ready To Hit 'The Long Road'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is due Sept. 23 via Roadrunner, will embark the following month on a headlining U.S. tour, with Trapt and Three Days Grace in tow. Canadian rock quartet Nickelback, whose third album, "The Long Road," is…

  20. 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…

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