1. Bedingfield Bounces Beyonce On U.K. Charts

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce's three-week reign on the U.K. singles chart as "Never Gonna Leave Your Side" (Polydor) went straight to No. 1. The Destiny's Child star' English pop singer/songwriter Daniel Bedingfield ended Beyonce'…

  2. The Chrome Collection

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four decades after first spinning its mesmerizing harmonies, the Detroit quintet finally receives its true due. Four decades after first spinning its mesmerizing harmonies, the Detroit quintet finally receives its true due. This three-CD boxed set lovingly lays out the group's extensive…

  3. Badu Goes 'Underground' With New CD

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer/songwriter Erykah Badu will release her third studio album, "Worldwide Underground," Sept. 16 through Motown Records. The set will be the follow-up to 2000's "Mama's Gun," which debuted R&B singer/songwriter Erykah Badu will release her third…

  4. Billboard Honors Grandmaster Flash, Wright

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard will honor the extraordinary careers of Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright with its second annual Founders Awards. The recognition will take place at the 2003 Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard will honor the extraordinary careers of Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright with its…

  5. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  6. Costello Reissues Explode With Bonus Tracks

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back catalog will continue with a staggering expansion of three early 1980s albums. Due Sept. 9 are two-disc versions of 1980's "Get Happy," 1981's "Trust" and 1983 Rhino's upgrade of Elvis Costello's back…

  7. Coldplay, Radiohead Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of nominations for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, to be handed out Sept. 9 in London. Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and Radiohead's "Hai Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of…

  8. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  9. Beyonce Continues U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she notched another week at No. 1 with her "Crazy in Love" single featuring Jay-Z and "Dangerously in Love" album (Columbia). Her main n Beyonce Knowles remained the queen of the U.K. sales charts, as she…

  10. Vandross Video Features Famous Friends, Fans

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a host of famous friends and fans recently joined together to star in a video for his latest single. The clip fo With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Brooks & Dunn, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, Trapt, Thalia and the Rolling Stones. TWO FOR THE 'ROAD': Will "Red Dirt Road" (Arista) by Brooks & Dunn become the duo's 18th No. 1 hit on…

  12. 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"…

  13. Billboard Bits: Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Metallica, Fire Theft, River Rocks Metallica is the first act confirmed for the 2004 Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will kick off Jan. 16 in Auckland. Along the way, Metallica will play three separate headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Big Day…

  14. Beyoncé, Jay-Z Go Chart 'Crazy'

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z has extended its reign on Billboard's singles charts. Not only is the cut No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the third-straight week, but it also ends the five-wee Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z has extended its…

  15. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Chapter II , Ashanti 2. Dangerously In Love , Beyonce 3. Fallen , Evanescence 4. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 5. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent News Luther Vandross …

  16. Billboard Bits: 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Music To My Ears,' Eagles, Meat Beat A concert will be held July 20 at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass., to benefit the Music to My Ears Project. Among those performing will be 11-year-old jazz pianist Matt Savage. The Music to My Ears Project will launch…

  17. Ashanti, Beyonce Albums Remain On Top

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from young R&B divas Ashanti and Beyonce maintain their grip on the top of The Billboard 200. Ashanti's "Chapter II" (Murder Inc./Def Jam) sold 135,000 copies in the U.S., according to New albums from young R&B divas Ashanti and Beyonce maintain their grip on…

  18. Ask Billboard

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey. CHI-CRAZY Keith, Please tell me what Chi-Lites or Temptations song does Beyoncé sample in her new single "Crazy in Love?" I recognize the bridge/horn solo. Thanks, Camille E. Burke Baltimore Hi…

  19. Billboard Bits: Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Lips/Stripes, Roger Daltrey, James Iha The Flaming Lips came to the rescue of the Witnness festival in Kildare, Ireland, replacing the White Stripes on the main stage last night (July 13). The Stripes had to cancel at the last minute after frontman Jack White broke his finger in a…

  20. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week,…

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