1. This Day in Music

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson starts a "hunger fast" in an effort to stop the University Of Illinois At Chicago's (UIC) south campus expansion plans in the 2000 - Chicago bluesman and APO Records artist Jimmie Lee Robinson…

  2. This Day in Music

    August 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1998 - Carlos Santana's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is unveiled near the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea. 1995 - Depeche…

  3. In Love in Vain

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While pop aficionados will best remember Frank Stallone for his 1983 top 10 aerobic workout hit "Far From Over," the singer is determined to update the chart books with "In Love in Vain," a lush colle While pop aficionados will best remember Frank Stallone for his 1983 top…

  4. Diana—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana" arrived in the spring of 1980; it spawned two smash singles: "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out." What many may not realize is this: The released albu The now-classic, disco-fied, chart-topping "diana…

  5. Bad Girls—Deluxe Edition

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. Many forget that Donna Summer's 1979 "Bad Girls" album earned five Grammy Award nominations, including album of the year. It is fitting then…

  6. Sail Away

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. Broadway likes its leading ladies to sound—how should we put it?—unique. None today matches Elaine Stritch, the gravelly voiced grand dame who retook Manhattan in last year's one-woman show "At Liberty."…

  7. Emotional Technology

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Building on the success of his "Movement in Still Life" album and high-profile gig as producer of 'N Sync's "Pop" single, BT (aka Brian Transeau) smartly continues to expand the notion of what a dance Building on the success of his "Movement in Still Life…

  8. A Q&A With 50 Cent

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Gunplay and drug dealing are common topics in rap songs, but not every rapper has personal experience living the thug life. 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson July 6, 1976, in South Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., was raised by his grandparents after his mother…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack 2. Now 13 , Various Artists 3. Fallen , Evanescence 4. Dangerously In Love , Beyonc&3233; 5. Jackpot , Chingy Issue date: Aug. 23, 2003 News Chingy …

  11. Bad Boys Trio Hot On Beyoncé's 'Tailfeather'

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 again this week, but she's starting to feel the heat of another fast-moving track. Burning up the chart i Beyoncé's single "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z holds on…

  12. Ian Is Muse For Sci-Fi Collection

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fans of Janis Ian have always appreciated the storytelling aspect of her songs. Now 30 fans of the renowned singer/songwriter -- who are also top science fiction writers -- have teamed for "Stars," a collection of original sci-fi…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  14. Beyonce Tunes Lead 'Temptations' Soundtrack

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting Temptations," due Sept. 9 from Sony Music Soundtrax. A host of new songs featuring Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles power the soundtrack to "The Fighting…

  15. 'Bad Boys II' Notches Fourth Week On Top

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" leads The Billboard 200 for the fourth-straight week. U.S. sales of the Bad Boy/Universal album fell 22% to 121,00 Packed with tracks and collaborations by top rappers, the soundtrack to "Bad…

  16. Arthur Lee's Love Live On New Disc

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Snapper Records is readying for an Oct. 7 release "The Forever Changes Concert," a live recording of Love with Arthur Lee performing the group's classic 1967 "Forever Changes" album earlier this year Snapper Records is readying for an Oct. 7 release "The Forever…

  17. Maroon5 Breaks Out Slowly But Surely

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "Harder to Breathe," is becoming a hit on mainstream top 40 radio. After a year of promoting its J debut album, "Songs About Jane," Maroon5's lead single, "…

  18. Billboard Bits: Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin/Xtina, Carter/O'Neal, Pearl Jam Two more dates on the Christina Aguilera/Justin Timberlake tour have been postponed in the wake of last Saturday's lighting grid collapse in Atlantic City, N.J. Scheduled concerts for tomorrow (Aug. 13) in East Rutherford, N.J. and…

  19. Blige Bundles New Album With Bonus DVD

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is offering fans behind-the-scenes glimpses of the making of her new album on a special DVD and clips featured on her official Web site. The 42-minute DVD will be bundl R&B superstar Mary J. Blige is offering fans behind-the-scenes glimpses of the making of…

  20. The Tangled Web

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Lulu.com, SongwriterUniverse and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. TO COLLABORATE, WITH LOVE : The Internet's defining characteristic is that it allows people to interact and communicate with others around the…

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