1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  2. Sean Paul Still 'Busy' On Singles Chart

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae-leaning cut holds off 50 Cent's "21 Questions," which takes a 4-2 jump on the chart. The Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy…

  3. KRS-One Discusses The State Of Hip-Hop

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The sixth annual Hiphop Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 18-25 in New York. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Temple of Hiphop, whose manifesto states its purpose is to "continue decriminalizing Hiphop's public image and…

  4. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural…

  5. Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of…

  6. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers 'Body' Movin' Other veteran R&B acts may be struggling for attention, but not the Isley Brothers. The act's current single, "What Would You Do?," is nestled at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. With an…

  7. Billboard Bits: Avon, Appel Farm, Indigo Girls

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the inaugural Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Benefit Concert, the 15th annual Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, and the Indigo Girls, who will perform on a cruise for the lesbian co Singer/songwriters Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, and Fred Eaglesmith will perform at the…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  9. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Kelly Clarkson and "American Idol," Dobie Gray, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and 50 Cent. GOLDEN IDOL: The Midas touch of "American Idol" continues, as the winners of the first and second seasons of the popular TV series debut at…

  11. 50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His long-running hit "In Da Club" hangs onto the No. 1 post on the Hot 100 for a ninth week, while his latest, "21 Questions," moves into the p 50 Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His…

  12. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  13. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead's Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628) from fans who sponsor his participation in the London Marathon. Selway finishes the foot race in four-and-a-half hours. 2002 - Radiohead's Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628…

  14. TOP VIDEO RENTALS

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/videos/rentals.jsp 1. Maid In Manhattan , starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes 2. 8 Mile , starring Eminem, Kim Bassinger 3. Jackass: The Movie , starring Johnny Knoxville 4. Friday After Next , starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps 5. The Ring , starring Naomi Watts News Kim Bassinger ,…

  15. 'Pain' Brings Terri Clark Much Success

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Earlier this year, when Terri Clark's current Mercury album, "Pain to Kill," peaked at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, the Canadian singer/songwriter admits to being overcome with emotion. "I just about…

  16. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna-his latest works-to the world. The artist painted the works from imagination, since Madonna's husband, British film di 2002 - Celebrated artist Peter Howson unveils 10 nude portraits of Madonna…

  17. Demons Are The Reason For (hed) pe's 'Blackout'

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When (hed) Planet Earth released "Broke" in the summer of 2000, it was part of a wave of rock/rap groups. The set pulled the band ahead of the pack, led by the strength of the top-30 rock track "Bartender." After the wane of…

  18. Billboard Bits: Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Mark Kozelek Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have canceled a planned European tour, which was set to begin July 3 in England. No specific reason was given for the decision, which follows war-related international tour cancellations by such acts as matchbox…

  19. Isley Brothers To Plant 'Body Kiss'

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new album by legendary soulsters the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, aka Mr. Biggs. The album is already off to a good start DreamWorks Records has set a May 6 release date for "Body Kiss," the new…

  20. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2 Chocolate Factory , R. Kelly 3 Street Dreams , Fabolous 4 La Bella Mafia , Lil' Kim 5 Philadelphia Freeway , Freeway News Lil' Kim , Fabolous , R. Kelly …

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