1. Alejandro Wants Us To Believe

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. From the second-story home studio in a corner of his waterfront Miami Beach home, Alejandro Sanz pauses a moment before clicking the "play" button on his computer. The song he is sharing, still unmastered, is called "Sandy a Orilla…

  2. 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…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in Beloit, Wis. She is 61. A onetime gospel singer, Everett is best known for her single "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)," wh 2001 - Soul singer Betty Everett is found dead at her home in…

  4. Bad Boys Trio Hot On Beyoncé's 'Tailfeather'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but she's starting to feel the heat of another fast-moving track. Burning up the chart i Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on…

  5. Top Acts Get In Gear With NASCAR

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group (WMG) has forged a cross-promotional alliance with Chevrolet to plug its acts at NASCAR events, Billboard Bulletin reports. Under the deal, images of select WMG acts will be feature Warner Music Group (WMG) has forged a cross-promotional alliance with Chevrolet to plug its…

  6. More Monk Titles Receive Overhaul

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend Thelonious Monk will be extended next month with four additional titles. Due Aug. 19, each has been digitally remastered and Columbia/Legacy Jazz's restoration of its catalog of albums by jazz legend…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  8. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  9. Billboard Bits: Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will all perform as part of the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, to be held Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Walt…

  10. Mavericks Ready First Album In Five Years

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records. The Mavericks will release their first studio album in five years Sept. 23 in the U.S. via Sanctuary Records (one day earlier in Europe). The reunited country-rock act -- vocalist…

  11. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the mos 2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  13. No 'Questions': 50 Cent Remains Singles King

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg isn't showing any sign of slowing down, as it leads the airplay charge in mainstream and urban markets. This week the track logs its third-straight week on 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg isn't…

  14. Rhonda Vincent Stays 'One Step Ahead'

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Buoyed by her biggest ever album debut, bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent is also buoyant over the opportunities that are opening up for her alongside the release of "One Step Ahead." According to Vincent, the album -- which Rounder…

  15. Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "In Through the Out Door" this week with the three-CD live set "How the West Was Won." The Atlantic collection sold 154,000 copies in the U.S., a Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "…

  16. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  17. What's a Man to Do?

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The former Kumbia Kings singer takes a strong step forward in developing his own identity as a pop/R&B artist with this debut. The former Kumbia Kings singer takes a strong step forward in developing his own identity as a pop/R&B artist with this debut. Free from the Kumbia Kings…

  18. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  19. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  20. Poor Man's Son

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse. Perez, the son of Cuban immigrants, bounced all over the U.S. in search of his creative muse. He found it in Los Angeles, and Poor Man's Son was the outcome. Perez, who wrote all 17 songs here,…

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