1. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  2. Ask Billboard

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Coral, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and the Rolling Stones. CORAL-ATION Keith, Was the Coral's self-titled debut album released in the U.S.? If so, how many copies has it sold? John Boylan Herts, England Hi John, The…

  3. Grandmaster Flash: Rap Pioneer

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Grandmaster Flash, one of hip-hop's pioneering DJs, will receive the Billboard's 2003 Hip-Hop Founders Award Aug. 8 at this year's Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show at the Roney Palace in Miami Beach, Fla.. Grandmaster…

  4. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Mud On The Tires , Mud On The Tires 2. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 3. Unleashed , Toby Keith 4. From There To Here: Greatest Hits , Lonestar 5. Up! , Shania Twain Issue date: Aug. 9, 2003 News Toby Keith , Shania Twain …

  5. Billboard Bits: Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Travis, Nelson/Judd, 30 Odd Foot Of Grunts Scottish rock act Travis has wrapped its fourth Independiente/Epic album, "12 Memories," and will release the set in October. A single, "Re-Offender," will be released Sept. 29 internationally. "12 Memories" is…

  6. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  7. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  8. Ask Billboard

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about CoCo Lee, Stevie Nicks and Daniel Bedingfield. YOU SHOULD COCO Keith, I know CoCo Lee is a huge star in Taiwan and sang the Oscar-nominated "Love Before Time," (from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon") but I remember her…

  9. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The DreamWorks debut from R&B duo JS, "Ice Cream," featuring contributions from R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. • "2," the first Elektra album in six years from LSG, comprised of…

  10. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the state of commercial singles, Lonestar, David Lee Roth and Dobie Gray. THE STATE OF THE SINGLE Fred, I read an article in the latest issue of Rolling Stone regarding the current state of the music industry. It stated that retailers are…

  12. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 2. Wave On Wave , Pat Green 3. Unleashed , Toby Keith 4. From There To Here: Greatest Hits , Lonestar 5. Greatest Hits Collection, Volume 1 , Trace Adkins Issue date: Aug. 2, 2003 News Toby Keith , Trace Adkins , Pat Green …

  13. Haggard Takes War Coverage To Task

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new Merle Haggard song that's critical of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq is garnering so much attention that it's being rushed to radio stations around the country. A new Merle Haggard song that's critical of the media's coverage of the war in Iraq is…

  14. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  15. Ask Billboard

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Prince, the Ramones and Nick Carter. PRINCE IN A TUTU? Keith, Do you know the name of a song by Prince used in a ballet (sponsored by Billboard, I think)? Mario Hi Mario, The Joffrey Ballet's "Billboards" premiered in…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Paloalto and Scotty Emerick. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ALTO HITS NEW HIGH: Singer/songwriter James Grundler…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot "Vic Rattlehead" _ is unsuitable for the nation's youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from 2001 - Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its…

  18. HOT COUNTRY SINGLES & TRACKS

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/country.jsp 1. My Front Porch Looking In , Lonestar 2. Red Dirt Road , Brooks & Dunn 3. Beer For My Horses , Toby Keith Duet With Willie Nelson 4. Celebrity , Brad Paisley 5. Stay Gone , Jimmy Wayne Issue date: July 26, 2003 News Brad Paisley , Willie Nelson , Keith…

  19. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  20. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

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