1. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  2. 'Stand Up' Ends 'Baby Boy' Reign

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 to "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Shawnna. "Stand Up" had been relegated to the No. 2 slot for much of the nin "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul surrenders the…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Cyndi Lauper, R. Kelly and Clay Aiken. LASTING QUALITY: Cyndi Lauper's return to the Epic Records fold gives her her highest-charting album in 14 years. "At Last" (Daylight/Epic), an album of cover versions, opens at No. 38,…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  6. Rock Items Spice Up Benefit Auction

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramones, among others, will be on the block Sunday (Nov. 30) ... Memorabilia associated Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Elton John and the Ramones, among others, will be on the block…

  7. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Dimmu Borgir, Coheed & Cambria SCORING THE APOCALYPSE: Norwegian act Dimmu Borgir has its work cut out for it. The words "orchestral metal" may not generate much excitement with mainstream…

  9. Ask Billboard

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fountains Of Wayne, Diane Schuur and Justin Guarini. 'FOUNTAIN' OF CONVERSATION Keith, First off, thanks for taking time to answer these questions! Anyway, I have been a huge Fountains Of Wayne fan for years now, and I think its…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  12. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have confirmed a rare tour of the U.K. and Ireland, beginning March 15 at the Dublin Olympia Theatre. The five-date visit will conclude at the Brixton Academy in London on March 20. These shows will be the…

  13. Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  14. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Snares U.K. No. 1

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 23) with his new "Number Ones" compilation (Epic), beating out boy band Busted' Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No…

  15. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. 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…

  16. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  17. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker featuring Dobie Gray 2. Calling All Angels , Train 3. Forever And For Always , Shania Twain 4. Unwell , matchbox twenty 5. Sunrise , Simply Red Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Shania Twain , Dobie Gray , Uncle Kracker …

  18. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliott 'Test' Pattern Barely a year after the release of her last album, Missy Elliott roars back this week with "This Is Not a Test," due via her Gold Mind label via Elektra. First single "Pass That Dutch," a nod to youthful U.K. reggae act Musical Youth&…

  19. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  20. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias Lucky 'Seven' Latin superstar Enrique Iglesias releases his next English album, "Seven," this week via Interscope. The set is preceded by first single "Addicted," which is No. 33 this week on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart. A video has…

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