1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken and Natalie Imbruglia. VETERAN'S DAY Fred, With all the attention on Clay [Aiken] and Ruben [Studdard] this week, I noticed an…

  2. Mars Volta Celebrates Chaos On Debut

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler had formed the Mars Volta. Without even hearing a note of their new endeavor, major labels began making cal Less than two weeks after At The Drive-In broke up in 2001, Omar Rodriguez and Cedric Bixler…

  3. Aiken, Studdard Albums Due On Same Day

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The sales showdown between "American Idol" singers Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard will continue with the release of their respective albums on the same day, Billboard.com has learned. According to the The sales showdown between "American Idol" singers Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  4. Despite 'Idols,' 50 Cent Still A Top-5 Presence

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard may have knocked 50 Cent from his No. 1 perch on Billboard's Hot 100, yet the rapper still makes two appearances in the top-5. 5 Chart-topping "American Idol" debuts from Clay Aiken and Ruben…

  5. Studdard To Cameo In 'Scooby-Doo' Sequel

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will appear as himself in next year's mystery-comedy "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed." "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will appear as himself in next year's mystery-comedy "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters…

  6. Aiken, Studdard Storm Billboard Chart

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The top two "American Idol" contestants capture the top two spots on Billboard's Hot 100, as Clay Aiken's "This Is the Night" (RCA) debuts at No. 1 and Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" (J Recor The top two "American Idol"…

  7. Mariah Confirms 'Intimate' Summer Tour

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved from arenas to theaters. The Charmbracelet Tour 2003 - An Intimate Evening will begin July 26 in Las Vegas an Mariah Carey has confirmed the dates for her scaled back summer tour, which has been moved…

  8. Chart Beat Bonus

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Lil' Kim, Jewel, Ashanti, Audioslave, Ruben Studdard, and Clay Aiken. 'STICK' UP: Lil' Kim has the biggest hit of her career where she is the lead artist. Her collaboration with Christina Aguilera, Mya, and Pink, a remake of…

  9. Chart Beat Chat

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: The singles market, chart performance of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard and runner-up Clay Aiken, and the Eurovisio SINGLES MARKET Hello Fred, I am writing to you from Australia. I am an…

  10. 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"…

  11. Haggard Descends On 'UFO Music Fest'

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Merle Haggard will stage the first UFO Music Fest July 5 in Roswell, N.M., at the Bob Crosby Arena on the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. The bill will also feature special guests Marty Stuart a Merle Haggard will stage the first UFO Music Fest July 5 in Roswell, N.M., at the Bob Crosby…

  12. Exploding Plastic Pleasure

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few months ago, Blow-Up's overseas release, In Technicolor, was embraced by the global electroclash scene. Now retooled for the U.S. A few months ago, Blow-Up's overseas release, In Technicolor, was embraced by the global electroclash scene. Now retooled for the U.S., the disco…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have No. 1s in Billboard, it shouldn't be a…

  14. Studdard, Aiken Singles To Go Head-To-Head

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Consumers will vote with their dollars next week when "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard's debut single is released on the same day as that of runner-up Clay Aiken. Both are due Tuesday (June 10), Consumers will vote with their dollars next week when "American Idol"…

  15. Kelly, Timberlake Rule U.K. Charts Again

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly made it four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (June 1) as "Ignition" (Jive) continued to hold off all challengers. Jive also maintained its two-pronged chart reign, as Justi R. Kelly made it four weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (June 1)…

  16. Mariah, TLC Highlight 'Zootopia'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was Mariah Carey who was the belle of the ball. New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium…

  17. Beneath This Gruff Exterior

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Though it doesn't always occur, when singer/songwriter John Hiatt collaborates with his erstwhile backing band the Goners, magic tends to happen. Though it doesn't always occur, when singer/songwriter John Hiatt collaborates with his erstwhile backing band the Goners, magic tends to…

  18. Deftones

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Savvy alt-metal workaholics the Deftones did not rush into recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Grammy Award-winning, 2000 platinum album, White Pony. Savvy alt-metal workaholics the Deftones did not rush into recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Grammy Award-winning, 2000…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of the Eagles, as well as Jemini and other Eurovision-related acts. 'HOLE' LOTTA LOVE: There's been an Eagles sighting on a Billboard chart. The new song "Hole in the World" (ERC) enters the Adult Contemporary chart at No. 24. …

  20. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

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