1. Black Eyes Peas Soar To U.K. No. 1

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "Permission To Land" (Must Destroy), Britain's new No. 1 single is Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" (Polydor). While U.K. rockers the Darkness continues to lead the album chart with "…

  2. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seal 'Seal' Away British vocalist Seal returns this week with "Seal IV," his first Warner Bros. album in five years. The set's first single, "Waiting for You," debuted at No. 16 on Billboard's Hot Digital Tracks chart and is No. 39 in its second week on…

  3. Hot Product

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sinead O'Connor The Long 'Shadow' In waving goodbye to a tumultuous music career, Sinéad O'Connor will leave her mark with "She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty." Due this week from Vanguard, the…

  4. John Mayer Gets Heavy

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When John Mayer accepted the Grammy Award for best male pop vocal performance in February, besting such veteran singer/songwriters as Sting and James Taylor, he declared, "This is very, very fast and I promise to catch up." He moves one…

  5. Simple Things

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. Three years in the making, Amy Grant's 17th album resonates with the musical, emotional and spiritual depth that has marked her career. And while…

  6. Unstable

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Adema's self-titled debut went gold, thanks to the modern rock track "The Way You Like It" and the band's main-stage gig at the 2001-2002 Ozzfest. Adema's self-titled debut went gold, thanks to the modern rock track "The Way You Like It" and the band's…

  7. Go

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids. Multimillion-selling Pat Benatar has certainly influenced many of today's kids. From Pink to Peaches, numerous artists have feverishly studied the native New Yorker's classic rock riffs ("…

  8. Love & Life

    September 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy. On her now-classic 1994 album "My Life," Mary J. Blige sang the following words: "All I really want is to be happy." With this, her new studio…

  9. Capitol Collects Duran Duran's 'Greatest'

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their first studio album since 1983's "Seven and the Ragged Tiger," Capitol has compiled the two-disc DVD video anthology "Greatest," due Nov While the original members of Duran Duran make progress on their…

  10. Travis To Share 'Memories' On Tour

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An eight-date North American mini-tour will follow later that month. U.K. rock act Travis has set an Oct. 14 release for its fourth album, " 12 Memories " (Epic). An eight-date North American mini-tour will follow later that month. In addition to the lead single "Re-Offender,…

  11. 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.…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  13. Peaches Seeks Sexual Equality On New Disc

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With only one album under her faux-leather white belt -- "The Teaches of Peaches" -- novel performer Peaches has given new meaning to the phrase "women in rock." Salacious tracks like "F*** the Pain Away" and "…

  14. Classic Cuts Power 'School Of Rock' Soundtrack

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30 via Atlantic. Classic tracks from Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Doors and Cream lead the lineup for the "School of Rock" soundtrack, due Sept. 30…

  15. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  16. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

  17. Coldplay Compiling Live CD, DVD

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just as Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Capitol) re-enters the top-10 of The Billboard 200 a year after its release, the U.K. group has set a Nov. 11 release for the CD/DVD "Coldplay Live 20 Just as Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Capitol…

  18. THE BILLBOARD 200

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Love & Life , Mary J. Blige 2. Metamorphosis , Hilary Duff 3. Neptunes Presents ... Clones , Various Artists 4. Greatest Hits, Vol. II , Alan Jackson 5. Drinkin' Patanaz , Youngbloodz Issue date: Sept 13, 2003 News Hilary Duff , Mary J. Blige , Alan Jackson …

  19. Folk Vet Lightfoot Praises 'Beautiful' Tribute

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Canada's foremost folk troubadour of the past four decades pronounces himself "delighted" about the upcoming album release "Beautiful - A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot." "I love this tribute," Lightfoot tells…

  20. This Day in Music

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1997 - </b>MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show. The exclusive webcast includes a live pre-show performance by Meredith Brooks. 1997 - MTV Online webcasts behind-the-scenes happenings at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards Show.…

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