1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack, Alan Jackson, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Neville and Clay Aiken. AT LONG LAST, 'LOVE': The Geffen label issued its first album in 1980. Now, 23 years later, the imprint claims the No.…

  2. 'Tailfeathers' Still Shakin' Singles Chart

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad Boy/Universal) soundtrack cruises to a second-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100. However, Beyoncé is making another run towards the top. Th "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the "Bad Boys II" (Bad…

  3. Billboard Bits: Obie Trice/Eminem, Buffett, MOBO Awards

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Obie Trice/Eminem, Buffett, MOBO Awards Eminem protege Obie Trice will give fans who purchase his debut album, "Cheers," a chance to spend time in the studio with his superstar mentor. The set is due Sept. 23 from Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records. Three random pressings…

  4. Breaking & Entering

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Michael Franti and Kings Of Leon. FOR THE PEOPLE: When the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy emerged on the hip-hop scene in the early 1990s, there was talk that leader Michael Franti would grow into a sort of…

  5. Triumph Poops On/With Comedy All-Stars

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and the MTV Video Music Awards, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is clawing his way into the music business Having already left his mark on TV via uproarious appearances on "Late…

  6. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere , Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett 2. No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems , Kenny Chesney 3. What Was I Thinkin' , Dierks Bentley 4. Forever And For Always , Shania Twain 5. Real Good Man , Tim McGraw Issue date: Sept 6,…

  7. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  8. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's…

  9. Pop Punks Help Suffering Surfer

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight agains Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for…

  10. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  11. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  12. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Christina Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones Pop star Christina Aguilera has signed on as the international spokesperson for Skechers women's footwear. The campaign, which will feature print ads and store displays, will launch in October to coincide with the European leg of…

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

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 25-31, 2003. Love 'em or hate 'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are always at least interesting. Be it the outfits on the artists of the moment, the over the top performances or, let's face it, host…

  14. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  15. Light Blue Sun

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. Lili Haydn is a violin-wielding singer/songwriter who has been trapped in the role of breathless electronica diva. While her earlier album, "Lili," revealed a quirky,…

  16. Stewart Opens Second 'Songbook'

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great Amer A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, Toby Keith and Pat Benatar. SHE'S GOT 'THE LOOK': Songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David are back on Billboard's Hot 100 after an absence…

  18. Beyoncé, Jay-Z: 'Crazy' As Ever

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100 with "Crazy in Love." In its 15th week on the chart, "Crazy" once again fends off Chingy's "Right Thurr" (No. 2) an Beyoncé and Jay-Z cruise to their eighth-straight week…

  19. Jackson, Dashboard Albums Bow On Top

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard Confessional shake up the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" (Arista Nashville) and Da New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

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