1. Jay-Z Back Atop The Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is back on top of The Billboard 200. In its third week, sales of the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set declined just 10% to 260,000 copies, bringing t After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is…

  2. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  3. Chingy Runs 'Holidae' Show Circuit

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard's charts, Chingy is making the rounds of festival shows staged by U.S. radio stations this holiday season. The run begins Wednesday ( With his single "Holidae In" in the top-10 of several of Billboard&…

  4. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  7. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  8. ASK BILLBOARD

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Answers to your questions about Fountains Of Wayne, Diane Schuur and Justin Guarini. /bb/ask/index.jsp News Justin Guarini , Diane Schuur , Fountains Of Wayne …

  9. Ask Billboard

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fountains Of Wayne, Diane Schuur and Justin Guarini. 'FOUNTAIN' OF CONVERSATION Keith, First off, thanks for taking time to answer these questions! Anyway, I have been a huge Fountains Of Wayne fan for years now, and I think its…

  10. Banner Dives Into 'Dirty Water'

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" (SRC/Universal) and September's remix offering "Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album," Southern rapper David Banner has already completed Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" …

  11. TOP HEATSEEKERS

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/heatseekers.jsp 1. Three Days Grace , Three Days Grace 2. Welcome Interstate Managers , Fountains Of Wayne 3. The Soul Sessions (EP), Joss Stone 4. Long Black Train , Josh Turner 5. Casting Crowns , Casting Crowns Issue date: Nov. 29, 2003 News Joss Stone , Josh Turner …

  12. Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

  13. Elton, Basement Jaxx Wink 'Queer Eye'

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Capitol has set a Feb. 10 release for "What's That Sound," the soundtrack to the smash reality show "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." Beyond new songs from Elton John and Basement Jaxx, the album will Capitol has set a Feb. 10 release for "What's That Sound,…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  16. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Due to pre-release piracy, two albums were bumped from Nov. 25 releases to Nov. 21: Korn's "Take a Look in the Mirror" (Epic) and the Dixie Chicks' "Top of the World Live" (Monument/Sony). The…

  17. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural…

  18. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due Dec. 2, the album serves as the dancehall…

  19. Billboard Bits: Incubus, Blind Boys, Will Smith

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Incubus, Blind Boys, Will Smith Incubus' new album, "A Crow Left of the Murder," will be released Feb. 3 via Epic. The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and will be preceded by the single "Megalomaniac," due to hit U.S.…

  20. DiFranco Offers 'Educated Guess'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will release a new studio album, "Educated Guess," Jan. 20 via her own Righteous Babe label. Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will release a new studio album, "Educated Guess," Jan. 20 via her own Righteous Babe label. The set was recorded and…

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