1. Busted Beats Britney To U.K. No. 1

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Nov. 16), but the added kudos of beating Britney Spears to the top. "Crashed the Wedding" (Universal) is Britain's new be U.K. boy band Busted achieved not only its second U.K. No. 1 single yesterday…

  2. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 17-23, 2003. The Britney Spears train continues to roll this week with a slew of appearances on Monday, the day before the U.S. release of her latest Jive album "In the Zone." Things will kick off with ABC&…

  4. Britney Sexes Up The Music

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. If you can believe it, Britney Spears would like people to focus on her music, not her midriff. But seeing is believing, and since the debut of her music video "I'm a Slave 4 U" two years ago, fans have seen Spears take an…

  5. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  6. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whitney Houston 'One' Ticket To Chicago Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released this week via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Little Drummer Boy,"…

  7. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST DVDs We'll Have A Big Parade This week sees the release of a wealth of music DVDs, a number of which are bundled with accompanying audio CDs. Linkin Park's "Live in Texas" DVD/CD (Warner Bros.) captures two concerts from the recent Summer Sanitarium tour, while Dave…

  8. California

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. Irish singer/songwriter Perry Blake has been dazzling Europeans since 1998, the year his self-titled debut was released. With "California," his third studio album…

  9. Divorcio

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST If you're looking for surprises from Spanish icon Julio Iglesias, you need look no further than the title of his new studio album. If you're looking for surprises from Spanish icon Julio Iglesias, you need look no further than the title of his new studio album. Startlingly negative…

  10. Live 2003

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST There is a moment some six minutes into the nine-minute version of "Everything's Not Lost" when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin—rocking back and forth at a centerstage piano—charms his Au There is a moment some six minutes into the nine-minute version of "Everything's…

  11. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Christina Aguilera, Goldiggez, Everett Bradley Christina Aguilera will star in her own live performance television special on the U.S. WB network. Taped earlier this month at London's Wembley Arena, the one-hour "Stripped ... Live in the U.K." will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m.…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bob Seger, Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Sarah McLachlan, Toby Keith, "The Matrix," and Kylie & Dannii Minogue. RIGHT MOVES: It's been eight years and 11 days since a Bob Seger album debuted on The Billboard 200. The Detroit rocker…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  14. Van Dyk Raises The Bar On 'Reflections'

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST When you're an internationally-renowned artist who's remixed superstars like U2, thrown down DJ sets at almost every dance hotspot around the globe and crafted a heap of top-10 club hits, what do you When you're an internationally-renowned artist who's remixed superstars…

  15. No Shaking 'Baby Boy' From No. 1

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and Sean Paul are still on top of Billboard's Hot 100 with "Baby Boy." The song cruises to an eighth-straight week at the peak of the tally, once again fending off "Stand Up" from Ludacri Beyoncé and Sean Paul are still on top of Billboard's Hot 100 with …

  16. Courtney Love Pleads Not Guilty

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Clutching a bunch of red roses, singer Courtney Love pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov. 12) to drug possession charges, stemming for her arrest last month after breaking windows outside a boyfriend's Clutching a bunch of red roses, singer Courtney Love pleaded not guilty yesterday (Nov.…

  17. The Cure 'Dots' Four-Disc Boxed Set

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27, when Fiction/Elektra/Rhino releases the four-disc boxed set "Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27,…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Trumpeter and big-band leader William "Bill" Berry dies in Los Angeles after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He is 72. 2002 - Trumpeter and big-band leader William "Bill" Berry dies in Los Angeles after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He…

  19. Timberlake Partners In L.A. Restaurant

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake has joined the list of celebrities dabbling in the restaurant business, but don't look for Timberlake Tater Tots. Dim sum is the specialty at Chi, the new Sunset Boulevard nightspot Justin Timberlake has joined the list of celebrities dabbling in the restaurant business…

  20. Family, Friends Salute Johnny Cash In Nashville

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, as performers from the worlds of country and rock paid tribute to the late Johnny Cash. The concert, w It was an evening of standing ovations last night (Nov. 10) at the Ryman Auditorium in…

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