1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Atlanta artists, Clay Aiken, "pop" music and No. 1 singles with readers. 404 TAKES TOP-3 Dear Fred, Don't know if you've noticed this bit of trivia, but the top-10 of the Hot 100 is dominated by acts out of Atlanta, or should I say, "Hotlanta!…

  3. 'Honesty' Pays Off For Rodney Atkins

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In an environment where artists must prove themselves quickly or be dropped from their record labels, Rodney Atkins is an anomaly. Signed to Curb Records in 1997, Atkins had four singles that struggled on the charts before he finally hit with his…

  4. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  5. 'Hey Ya': OutKast Takes Over No. 1

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 as "Hey Ya" moves up one this week. The track swaps places with "Stand Up!" by Ludacris and Shawnna, which falls to No. 2 afte Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard&…

  6. Ludacris Joins All-Star 'Crash' Flick

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye Entertainment Film "Crash." Sources confirm that the cast will also include Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Ryan Phillip Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris has joined the cast of the Bull's Eye…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip-hop artist and R&B/hip-hop album of the year for "TP-2.com" at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las 2001 - R. Kelly takes home a leading six awards, including R&B/hip…

  8. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/digital.jsp 1. Hey Ya! (Radio Mix), OutKast 2. It's My Life , No Doubt 3. Me Against The Music , Britney Spears Featuring Madonna 4. White Flag (Album Version), Dido 5. Here Without You , 3 Doors Down Issue date: Dec. 6, 2003 News Dido , Madonna , Britney Spears …

  9. OutKast Eyes Video Collection

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on Arista. The DVD, "OutKast: The Videos," compiles clips from throughout the group's decade-long career. Superstar rap duo OutKast has readied a video hits compilation for release Dec. 16 on…

  10. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  11. 50 Cent Tops BMA Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  12. Chingy Runs 'Holidae' Show Circuit

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard's charts, Chingy is making the rounds of festival shows staged by U.S. radio stations this holiday season. The run begins Wednesday ( With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard&…

  13. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  14. HOT PRODUCT

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Trace Adkins, Elephant Man and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elephant Man , Alicia Keys , Trace Adkins …

  15. 50 Cent Tops Billboard Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  16. Adkins Offers 'Strong' Adult Flavor

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong," on Dec. 2. But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins delivers his…

  17. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys Dear 'Diary' There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed the world,…

  18. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Trace Adkins 'Strong' Stuff With the deep baritone of a soothing storyteller, Trace Adkins this week delivers his fifth Capitol studio effort, "Comin' on Strong." But despite the inherent gentle tone of his voice, Adkins hopes fans will take notice of what he has to…

  19. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl. 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains…

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