1. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Santana A Lovely 'Ceremony' Arista has gathered Carlos Santana's musical odds and ends for "Ceremony -- Remixes and Rarities," due this week in a limited-edition of 100,000 copies. "Ceremony" features songs culled from the recording sessions that yielded…

  2. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast Let's Go To The 'Video' Tape! Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release this week on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. The compilation will feature 10…

  3. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Raekwon 'Diamond' In The Rough Wu-Tang Clan principal Raekwon will release a new album, "The Lex Diamond Story," this week via Ice Water Entertainment/Universal. The set is the rapper's first solo effort since 1999's "Immobilarity," which peaked at No.…

  4. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis Bleek 'Made' In America Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," this week via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," while he cared for an older…

  5. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  6. Good 2 Go

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well, look no further than this red-hot dancehall debut by Jamaica's "Energy God." The album's lead single, "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," exploded o Looking for something to heat up that holiday party? Well,…

  7. Thomas Returns To 'Talk' With New Album

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, "Let's Talk About It." Due Feb. 10 via Bad Boy Records, the single "She Is" featuring LL Cool J leads the collection. The track debuts Carl Thomas will return early next year with his sophomore album, …

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of OutKast, "American Idol" finalists and newly married couple Elvis Costello and Diana Krall. TWICE AS NICE: OutKast doesn't budge from the top of Billboard's Hot 100, but the rap duo from Atlanta also moves up from 3-2. With…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Britney Spears, his conncection to "American Idol," the Oscars and Clay Aiken with readers. A LOSE-LOSE SITUATION Dear Fred, Why was Britney Spears' last single totally ignored in the States? I am not a big fan of hers, but I bought her last album because…

  10. Simple Plan, MxPx Power Punk Package

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a total of four bands on all dates. Sugarcult is on board for the entire trek, which kicks off Jan. 26 in Kansas Modern punk acts Simple Plan and MxPx will co-headline a winter tour that will feature a…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  12. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week.…

  13. Beyoncé, R. Kelly Top Billboard Music Awards

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held last…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants wit 2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted…

  15. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  16. Beyoncé, R. Kelly Top Billboard Music Awards

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies, w Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight…

  17. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  18. Ask Billboard

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Madonna, Kristine W. and Tori Amos. 'REVISITING' MADONNA Keith, I wanted to inquire on the chart position/sales of Madonna's "Remixed & Revisited." I love the album, and I appreciate how the mixes are…

  19. Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The only newcomer in the top-10 this week, the J Records album sold 618,000 copies in the U.S. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second…

  20. Memo: No Basis for Jackson Allegations

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The boy who accuses Michael Jackson of molesting him denied it months ago to child welfare investigators who cleared the pop star of misconduct, according to a confidential memo. The boy and his brother told investigators that Jackson never sexually abused them. Their mother said Jackson…

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