1. The Water I Give

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Longtime gospel luminary Dottie Peoples delivers one of the most satisfying, stirring efforts of her 11-album, decades-plus career. Longtime gospel luminary Dottie Peoples delivers one of the most satisfying, stirring efforts of her 11-album, decades-plus career. Gifted as a writer, producer…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses year-end charts, import singles and Clay Aiken with readers. UNFAIR ADVANTAGE Dear Fred, It's that time of year when everything is tabulated and everyone tries to figure out the best songs, artists, albums and storylines for 2003. I know this is a hectic time of…

  3. 'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for…

  4. Nickelback Trekking Across Canada

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock act Nickelback has slated an extensive tour of its homeland in support of its latest album, "The Long Road." Canadian rock act Nickelback has slated an extensive tour of its homeland in support of its latest album, "The Long Road." The 22-date trek will kick…

  5. Wu-Tang Clan Regrouping For 2004 Tour, Book

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a tumultuous recent history which has seen its members incarcerated, dropped from record labels and at odds with one another, pioneering hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan will embark on what i After a tumultuous recent history which has seen its members incarcerated, dropped from…

  6. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Numb , Linkin Park 2. So Far Away , Staind 3. Feeling This , Blink-182 4. Still Frame , Trapt 5. (I Hate) Everything About You , Three Days Grace Issue date: Nov. 22, 2003 News …

  7. Billboard Bits: Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson R. Kelly and 50 Cent and G-Unit have been added to the performance schedule for the inaugural Vibe Awards, set for Thursday (Nov. 20) at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center. They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige featuring…

  8. Live 2003

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There is a moment some six minutes into the nine-minute version of "Everything's Not Lost" when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin—rocking back and forth at a centerstage piano—charms his Au There is a moment some six minutes into the nine-minute version of "Everything's…

  9. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Christina Aguilera, Goldiggez, Everett Bradley Christina Aguilera will star in her own live performance television special on the U.S. WB network. Taped earlier this month at London's Wembley Arena, the one-hour "Stripped ... Live in the U.K." will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m.…

  10. Veteran Drummer Tony Thompson Dies

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved his freewheeling musical approach at his first audition for Chic, according to producer-guitarist Nile Rodger Drummer Tony Thompson, who died in an Encino, Calif., hospital yesterday (Nov. 12), proved…

  11. Ask Billboard

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about JC Chasez, Peter Gabriel, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. ANOTHER SOLO 'N SYNCER Keith, I just wanted to know when JC Chasez's new CD is going to come out. I had heard it would be out in October, and well, it's November. So…

  12. Court Backs Beasties In Copyright Suit Appeal

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement suit. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed a summary judgment in favor of the Beastie Boys in a copyright infringement…

  13. Avant Enters 'Private Room'

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "Private Room," Dec. 9 via Geffen. First single "Read Your Mind" jumps 14-10 on this week's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "…

  14. Blur's Albarn Goes 'Crazy'

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has compiled a solo album out of raw demos and unformed song fragments that he recorded on a four-track in hotel rooms while on tour in the U.S. earlier this year. Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn has compiled a solo album out of raw demos and unformed…

  15. Everything to Everyone

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Though loved for their witty silliness, Barenaked Ladies are a little too goofy for goofiness' sake on their latest album, "Everything to Everyone." Such tracks as the frenetic "Shopping" and polka-in Though loved for their witty silliness, Barenaked Ladies are a…

  16. Billboard Bits: Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mark Knopfler, Face To Face, Soulfly Mark Knopfler will next week make his first live appearance since the March motorcycle accident that caused the cancellation of his summer U.K. tour. Knopfler has been added to the bill of Wednesday's (Nov. 12) performance by Bill Wyman's…

  17. Moby's Alter Ego Rears 'Baby Monkey'

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 12-track set is the seven-years-in-the-making follow-up to Voodoo Child's lone full-length, 1996's "The End of Everything." As tipped here this summer, Moby has reactivated his Voodoo Child alter ego for the album "Baby Monkey," due Jan. 27 via V2. The 12…

  18. Korn Sets New Album Track List

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The track list for Korn's next album, "Take a Look in the Mirror," has been unveiled. The 13-track set, due Nov. 25 via Epic, opens with the single "Right Now," which is No. 23 on Billboard's Mainstre The track list for Korn's next album , "Take a Look…

  19. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Missy Elliott, Eagles Of Death Metal

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Missy Elliott, Eagles Of Death Metal Toby Keith and Fleetwood Mac have been added as performers for the 31st annual American Music Awards. The Nov. 16 event will also feature previously announced performances by Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ashanti, Hilary Duff,…

  20. Concert DVDs Receive Regal Premieres

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Upcoming DVD releases from Coldplay and Linkin Park will receive big screen premieres across the U.S. "Coldplay Live 2003" will be screened tonight (Nov. 3), followed by "Linkin Park Live in Texas" on Upcoming DVD releases from Coldplay and Linkin Park will receive big…

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