1. This Day in Music

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of cancer at his home in Nashville. He is 77. 2001 - Country legend Chet Atkins, one of the most influential and widely recorded instrumentalists ever, dies of…

  2. HOT RAP TRACKS

    June 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Magic Stick , Lil' Kim Featuring 50 Cent 2. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 3. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. Right Thurr , Chingy Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Lil' Kim ,…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  5. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. Beer For My Horses , Toby Keith Duet With Willie Nelson 2. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 3. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne 4. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 5. Speed , Montgomery Gentry Issue date: July 5, 2003 News Willie Nelson , Keith Duet , Toby Keith …

  6. Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With their diverse, hip-hop-based persona, it was unlikely that Black Eyed Peas would get their biggest break from pop star Justin Timberlake. But his uncredited vocal on the Peas' new single, "Where Is the Love?," has the quartet…

  7. Chili Peppers Extend Tour, Plan Best-Of

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers have extended their North American tour with 13 new dates, beginning Sept. 6 in Washington, D.C. Several more shows will be added at a later date, with the trek expected to r The Red Hot Chili Peppers have extended their North American tour with 13 new dates,…

  8. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down,…

  9. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming…

  10. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey's "Glitter." Granted the both…

  11. Wayne Turns Hard-Knock Life Into Memorable Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After years of churning out slick, scrubbed, media-schooled cowboys, country music is favoring another style -- male artists with grit and substance who have led real lives. Among the artists leading that charge is Jimmy Wayne, whose self-titled…

  12. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  13. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Fuel, moe.down

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Fire Theft, which features three former members of Sunny Day Real Estate, has signed with Rykodisc for the release of its debut album. The as-yet-untitled set is being lined up for Sept. 23 releas The video clip for the Foo Fighters track "Low," which was rejected by MTV and…

  14. Evanescence, Cold Rock 'Nintendo Fusion Tour'

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence, Cold and Revis will strike out together on the upcoming Nintendo Fusion Tour. The trek, which will also feature Cauterize and Finger Eleven, will boast live music as well as a host of Nin Evanescence, Cold and Revis will strike out together on the upcoming Nintendo Fusion Tour.…

  15. HOT LATIN TRACKS

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. Tal Vez , Ricky Martin 2. Mariposa Traicionera , Mana 3. Para Que La Vida , Enrique Iglesias 4. Amame , Alexandre Pires 5. Una Emocion Para Siempre , Eros Ramazzotti Issue date: June 28, 2003 News Alexandre Pires , Ricky Martin , Tal Vez , Eros Ramazzotti…

  16. Billboard Bits: Mya, Tim McGraw, The Fugs

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mya on NBC's "Passions," Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert, and the Fugs plan their first live show in a decade. Mya will appear as herself on the July 24 episode of the NBC soap opera "Passions." She'll perform her new single "My Love Is Like...Wo,"…

  17. Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" fe Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news shows. Friday, as will be the case for the…

  19. HOT PRODUCT

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Beyonce, Liz Phair, Michelle Branch, Neil Young and more! /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Michelle Branch , Liz Phair , Neil Young …

  20. Hot Product

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles 'Love' Hangover With lead single "Crazy in Love" taking off at radio and video outlets, Columbia Records opted to jump the gun for Beyonce Knowles' highly anticipated solo debut. Now due Tuesday (June 24), the multifaceted superstar's "…

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