1. Emmylou Harris Says 'Grace'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran vocalist Emmylou Harris will release a new studio album, "Stumble From Grace," Sept. 23 via Nonesuch. The set is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2000 set "Red Dirt Girl," which debuted at No. 5 Veteran vocalist Emmylou Harris will release a new studio album, "…

  2. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  3. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  4. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's…

  5. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  6. THE BILLBOARD 200

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/latintracks.jsp 1. Star Trak Presents... Clones , The Neptunes & Various Artists 2. Greatest Hits Vol. II , Alan Jackson 3. Unleashed , Bow Wow 4. Trap Muzik , T.I. 5. Bad Boys II , Soundtrack Issue date: Sept 6, 2003 News Bow wow , Alan Jackson …

  7. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  8. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  9. Slayer Gulps Down Jagermeister Tour

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8 in Minneapolis with Hatebreed and Arch Enemy as support acts. The third Jagermeister Fall Music Tour will be headlined by heavy metal group Slayer. The trek will kick off Oct. 8…

  10. Pop Punks Help Suffering Surfer

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for professional surfer Jason Bogle. The Sept. 6 benefit at San Diego's 4th & B will raise funds to aid Bogle's fight agains Blink-182 and Taking Back Sunday will stage a benefit concert next week for…

  11. Thrice Takes A Major-Label Ride

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. By the time the members of Southern California screamo outfit Thrice rolled into the Roxy early last year for their first gig at Los Angeles' fabled Sunset Strip club, they had already begun to make some serious noise on the major-label A…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. GET A CLUE: Those who have seen the Flaming Lips know that the group's live shows can feel like child's birthday party run amok, with sometimes dozens of fans donning…

  13. BREAKING & ENTERING

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Steve Burns …

  14. Epic Unearths Rage Live CD, DVD

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rage Against The Machine's final shows are the subject of the upcoming "Live at the Olympic Auditorium" CD and DVD, due Nov. 18 via Epic. Rage Against The Machine's final shows are the subject of the upcoming "Live at the Olympic Auditorium" CD and DVD, due Nov.…

  15. Celine Gets Back To French Roots

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Une Fille Et 4 Types" features the music of prominent French composers Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and guitarist Gildas Arzel. Celine Dion will release her first French-language album in five years Oct. 14 on Epic, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Une Fille Et 4 Types"…

  16. Toby Keith Tops CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and veteran artist Johnny Cash follow with four nominatio With seven nominations, Toby Keith leads the field for the 37th annual Country Music…

  17. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  18. This Day in Music

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel in the New York borough of Queens. He is 44. 2000 - Gov't Mule bassist and former Allman Brothers Band member Douglas Allen Woody is found dead in a motel…

  19. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul …

  20. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Christina Aguilera, Michelle Branch, George Jones Pop star Christina Aguilera has signed on as the international spokesperson for Skechers women's footwear. The campaign, which will feature print ads and store displays, will launch in October to coincide with the European leg of…

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