1. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't Leave Behind," pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't…

  2. Top Artists Team To 'Save The Children'

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have donated songs to a new compilation aimed at raising funds for Save the Children. Included on the set, due Nov. Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Eric Clapton and Barbra Streisand are among the artists who have…

  3. The Tangled Web

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Digital Sales & Yesology. HOT DIGITAL TRACKS: Digital tracks are outselling physical singles by a growing margin, a sign that consumers are increasingly embracing the brave new world of Internet downloading…

  4. 45TunesOnTV

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 3-9, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 3 "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Uncle Kracker (also scheduled: Quentin Tarantino, Eric Close). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists:…

  5. P. Diddy Finishes New York Marathon

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs completed the New York marathon yesterday (Nov. 2), despite suffering leg cramps for about half the distance, as part of an effort to raise millions of dollars for needy city chi Sean "P. Diddy" Combs completed the New York marathon yesterday (Nov. 2)…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 3-9, 2003. It's a big week for country music with Wednesday night's 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards as the centerpiece. As you would expect, it's a pretty massive affair, held at…

  7. THE NATIONAL

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. A mere 30 seconds into the National's "Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers" lead singer Matt Berninger already sounds spent. The Brooklyn, N.Y., quintet&…

  8. Hot Product

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Toby Keith 'Shock' Jock Toby Keith likes to have a little fun, and if he can get a rise out of you while he's at it -- even better. With a cast of characters including a mischievous Jesus, a few stoned roadies and a disillusioned music critic, Keith's fourth DreamWorks…

  9. Hot Product

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sun Kil Moon The 'Great' Beyond Even though he got a hand from Red House Painters drummer Anthony Koustos and guitarist Jerry Vessel in the studio, group leader Mark Kozelek opted to christen his latest project Sun Kil Moon. The new outfit's debut album, "Ghosts of the…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy…

  11. Gabriel Weighing Label Options

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel is considering his options for future recording projects, now that he has fulfilled his U.S. contract with Geffen with Tuesday's release of the retrospective "HIT." The artist's deal wit Peter Gabriel is considering his options for future recording projects,…

  12. Tracy Byrd Cooks Up Something New

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new way. After a dozen years as a successful country singer, Tracy Byrd's career is cooking. But he'll soon be serving his fans in a whole new…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  14. Different Strokes

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Strokes want it understood that despite their global fame, they are still a young band capable of the occasional misstep. "If we sold no records the first time, we obviously wouldn't be in this situation," frontman Julian…

  15. 'Baby Boy' Turns Six On Hot 100

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for the sixth-straight week. The track once again fends off the advances of "Stand Up," the Ludacris and Shawnna cut which holds Beyoncé's "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul leads…

  16. RIAA Pushing Advisory Warnings On Downloads

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST In an effort to update its "Parental Advisory" labeling program, the Recording Industry Association of America is asking online music companies to implement "effective parental-control filters to prov In an effort to update its "Parental Advisory" labeling program,…

  17. Reba Gives Herself Some 'Room'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Energized by a long break from recording and touring, Reba McEntire returns Nov. 18 with the much-anticipated album "Room to Breathe." Other than a greatest-hits project in 2001, the longtime MCA Nashville artist hasn't released an…

  18. P. Diddy Vows To Probe Sweatshop Claims

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate allegations of worker mistreatment at a Honduran factory that supplies garments for his Sean John clothing line. His vow came in response Rap music mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said he will investigate…

  19. Breaking & Entering

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Twilight Singers and Kill Hannah. TWILIGHT YEARS: The moody hard rock of the Afghan Whigs could be as misogynistic as it was masochistic, with leader Greg Dulli hating himself a little more with each…

  20. Moore 'Covers' New Bases

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Mandy Moore has just released a new album and is looking forward to two major movie roles in the coming year. Not bad for a burgeoning artist -- but considering she is only 19, the agenda is remarkable. And, like most 19-year-olds, Moore is…

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