1. Gwen Stefani Teams With Outkast

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited debut solo album. Outkast's Andre 3000 is among the producers No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani has enlisted for her long-awaited debut solo album. In addition to producing…

  2. 'Love & Life' Puts Blige Back On Top

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige's "Love & Life" gives the R&B veteran her second No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In its first week, the Geffen album sold 286,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, Mary J. Blige's "Love & Life" gives the R&B veteran her…

  3. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  4. RAC Planning Benefit With Eagles, Chicks

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other acts may be added to the bill. Eagles member Don Henley is a founding member of the RAC. The Eagles and Dixie Chicks will perform at a benefit concert for the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) on Oct. 12 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Billboard Bulletin reports. Other acts may…

  5. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

  6. Get the Picture?

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Can you believe we almost made it through the summer without a Smash Mouth release? Don't fret, though—the band, along with co-producer Karl Derfler (Foo Fighters, No Doubt), returns with its f Can you believe we almost made it through the summer without a Smash Mouth release? Don't…

  7. Twain To Take 'Up!' On The Road

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shania Twain will tour North America this fall, Billboard.com has learned. Due to be officially announced tomorrow (Aug. 19), the trek will kick off the tour Sept. 25 in Hamilton, Ont., and is schedul Shania Twain will tour North America this fall, Billboard.com has learned. Due to be…

  8. 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…

  9. D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Junior Senior's "D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat" may very well be the party album of the year. Junior Senior's "D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat" may very well be the party album of the year. The Danish duo—Jesper Mortensen (Junior) and Jeppe…

  10. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  11. QOTSA Rocking The Road Through January

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American club dates, beginning Sept. 28 in Montreal and wrapping with an Oct. 30 Halloween show in Santa Barbara, Calif Queens Of The Stone Age have extended their touring plans with a series of North American…

  12. 'Air Guitar' Takes Karaoke To New Level

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole new sphere. Air guitar has gone high-tech, as Hollywood Records is using CD entertainment technology from MusicPlayground to bring karaoke into a whole…

  13. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Maze, Beyoncé, Lonestar and chart methodology with readers. 'FLYING' HIGH Dear Fred, Several months ago, Larry Dhooghe asked us to "consider the phenomenon of a song spending its entire top-10 life in its peak position"…

  15. Duetto

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The fact that this is such a calculated project, one obviously designed to tap into the fan base of crossover tenor superstar Andrea Bocelli, wouldn't necessarily have doomed it to disposable kitsch s The fact that this is such a calculated project, one obviously designed to tap into the…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  17. Mayer Follows 'Squares' With 'Heavier Things'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT John Mayer will issue his sophomore studio album, "Heavier Things," Sept. 9 through Aware/Columbia. The set will be preceded by the single "Bigger Than My Body," due to arrive at U.S. radio outlets in John Mayer will issue his sophomore studio album, "Heavier Things,…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," one sign seen often in the audience was "…

  19. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Springsteen, Lou Reed, Hudson Rocks Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band continue to expand their summer stadium tour, adding a Sept. 27 show at Milwaukee's Miller Park. Tickets will go on sale June 28 at the venue, its Web site , Tickets.com and several local outlets. The…

  20. 2003 Teen Choice Awards Nominees

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox. Below are the nominees for the 2003 Teen Choice Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 6 during a live two-hour ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox.…

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