1. 50 Cent, Nelly Win Big At The Source

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly and Lil' Kim also took home trophies at the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards last night (Oct. 13) in Miami. 50 Cent's "Get Rich Rapper 50 Cent won two major awards, including album of the year, while Nelly…

  2. The Tangled Web

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related issues and destinations. This week: Independent labels selling downloads and Stock and Roll. INDIES IN THE MIX: The new, legitimate Napster digital music store is set to launch later this month, and will initially be stocked with 500,000-plus…

  3. Beyonce's 'Baby' Stays Strong On Charts

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a fourth on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next three sp Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a…

  4. Ying Yang Twins Score Big

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. TVT, the first independent distributor to land two titles in the top-20 of The Billboard 200 since November 1995, has done it again. The label scores its third top-20 album in two months with the Ying Yang Twins' Collipark/TVT debut, "…

  5. Billboard Bits: MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV, Kurtis Blow, Bob Seger MTV has given the green light to second seasons of "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle," starring Snoop Dogg, and "Newlyweds," which chronicles the private life of pop singers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. New seasons of both shows will begin…

  6. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  7. Hip-Hop's Biggest Acts Set For Source Awards

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during the 2003 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards. Set for Oct. 13 at Florida's Miami Arena, the ceremony will also feature en Ja Rule, Fabolous. Nelly and Murphy Lee are among the acts confirmed to perform during…

  8. THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyonce featuring Sean Paul 2. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 3. Get Low , Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins 4. Right Thurr , Chingy 5. Frontin' , Pharrell featuring Jay-Z Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003 News…

  9. Me & My Brother

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After years of thriving in the South, crunk music is now everywhere. After years of thriving in the South, crunk music is now everywhere. Crunk veterans Ying Yang Twins look to take full advantage of the sub-genre's newfound fame with their TVT debut, "Me & My Brother." The…

  10. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Get Low , Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins 2. Damn! , YoungBloodZ featuring Lil Jon 3. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 4. Right Thurr , Chingy 5. Stand Up , Ludacris featuring Shawnna Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003…

  11. 'Baby Boy' Holds Down Singles Chart Lead

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut also leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for the third "Baby Boy" from Beyonce and Sean Paul maintains its grip on…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 2. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 3. Right Thurr , Chingy 4. Damn! , YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 5. Into You , Fabolous Featuring Tamia Or Ashanti Issue date: Oct. 4,…

  13. Tunes On TV

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Pink ("Trouble") "Monday Night Football," ABC Featured Artists: Vic Damone, Run-DMC, John Popper, Jason Mraz …

  14. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Me & My Brother , Ying Yang Twins 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. The Wind , Warren Zevon 4. In Reverie , Saves The Day 5. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional Issue date: Oct. 4, 2003 News Warren Zevon , Lil…

  15. moe. On Board For 'Instant Live' Concert CDs

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jam band moe. has partnered with Clear Channel Entertainment to offer CDs of performances from its current U.S. tour through the company's "Instant Live" program. Coca-Cola is sponsoring the initiativ Jam band moe. has partnered with Clear Channel Entertainment to offer CDs of…

  16. 'Baby' Kicks 'Tailfeather' From Chart Roost

    September 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul finally unseats "Shake Ya Tailfeather" from the top of Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The chart's fastest-growing track at radio for the With a 2-1 move, Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring…

  17. DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in the history of The Billboard 200 to reach No. 1 with his first five albums. The rapper's latest Def Jam set, "Grand Cham With what is being hyped as his last release, DMX has become the only artist in…

  18. Bon Jovi Members Take Stake In AFL Team

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to perform during games. Bon Jovi will be co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, an expansion Arena Football League team that w Jon Bon Jovi is bringing arena rock to arena football. Just don't expect him to…

  19. HOT R&B/HIP-HOP SINGLES & TRACKS

    September 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rnb.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyoncé Featuring Sean Paul 2. Frontin' , Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z 3. Get Low , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins 4. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 5. Right Thurr , Chingy Issue date: Sept 27, 2003…

  20. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. The Wind , Warren Zevon 2. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 3. A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar , Dashboard Confessional 4. From The Ashes , Pennywise 5. The Fiction We Live , From Autumn To Ashes Issue date: Sept 27, 2003 News Warren Zevon ,…

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