1. Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "In Through the Out Door" this week with the three-CD live set "How the West Was Won." The Atlantic collection sold 154,000 copies in the U.S., a Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "…

  2. Mariah, TLC Highlight 'Zootopia'

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., but it was Mariah Carey who was the belle of the ball. New York top-40 powerhouse WHTZ (Z100) celebrated its 20th birthday last night (June 1) at Giants Stadium…

  3. Mississippi: The Album

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. 50 Cent is definitely rap/hip-hop's man of the hour. But a Southern revolution is taking shape, thanks to such soldiers as Killer Mike and Bone Crusher. Joining those ranks is David Banner. Banner is the first artist on former…

  4. Santana In No Hurry On All-Spanish Album

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S. Latin have toyed with for years. The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S.…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Kenny G, Lisa Marie Presley, reggae, and airplay. BOOKENDS Hi Fred, Speaking of "Auld Lang Syne" by Kenny G in your column last week, did you ever notice that Kenny G had a song debut on the…

  6. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/H 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock…

  7. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  8. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  9. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Good Mourning , Alkaline Trio 2. The War On Errorism , NOFX 3. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 4. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 5. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners News John Hiatt , Lil Jon …

  10. This Day in Music

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe W 1998 - The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Willie Nelson, Trapt, Ricky Martin, 50 Cent & Nate Dogg, and Eros Ramazzotti. FULL NELSON : Willie Nelson is in the top-40 of Billboard's Hot 100 for the first time since 1984. Nelson's duet with Julio Iglesias, "To All the Girls I…

  12. HOT RAP TRACKS

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. 21 Questions , 50 Cent Featuring Nate Dogg 2. Can't Let You Go , Fabolous Featuring Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo 3. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey Featuring The Flipmode Squad 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. Magic Stick , Lil' Kim…

  13. Billboard Bits: Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Summer Jam, Labatt Bash, Joni Mitchell Eminem, 50 Cent, Nelly, and Sean Paul are among the star-studded performers who will appear at New York radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam X on June 3 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.Y. Other acts include Nas, Busta Rhymes, Lil'…

  14. No 'Questions': 50 Cent's Back On Top

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard's Hot 100. His single "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg climbs 2-1 on the chart, knocking Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 after a three- 50 Cent has returned to a familiar place: the top of Billboard…

  15. Studdard Wins Second 'American Idol'

    May 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol." The aspiring artist learned he was the victor of a public vote at the end of last night's (May 21) two-hour season finale of Soul balladeer Ruben Studdard has been crowned the second "American Idol.…

  16. New Spain-Based MP3 Service Raises Ire

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new for-pay digital music service being distributed through the Grokster peer-to-peer network in the U.S. is running afoul of the recording industry by selling unlimited access to major-label music A new for-pay digital music service being distributed through the Grokster peer-to-peer…

  17. Co-Star Ludacris Leads 'Furious' Sequel Soundtrack

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious," rapper-turned-actor Ludacris turns out the soundtrack's first single, "Act a Fool." The track is No. 49 in its third week on Billboard's Hot In addition to his co-starring role in "2 Fast 2 Furious,…

  18. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  19. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. The War On Errorism , NOFX 2. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 3. Beneath This Gruff Exterior , John Hiatt & The Goners 4. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 5. The Old Kit Bag , Richard Thompson News Lil Jon , John Hiatt , Richard…

  20. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Best group: B2K Clipse Floetry Mary Mary…

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