1. Ask Billboard

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Beyoncé, Maroon 5 and Mariah Carey. CHI-CRAZY Keith, Please tell me what Chi-Lites or Temptations song does Beyoncé sample in her new single "Crazy in Love?" I recognize the bridge/horn solo. Thanks, Camille E. Burke Baltimore Hi…

  2. Avril Plugs Into iTunes

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live EP for paid download exclusively through Apple's iTunes Music Store, beginning today (July 15). The cuts, "Sk8er Boi," "Nobody's Foo Teen pop/rock sensation Avril Lavigne is offering a five-track live…

  3. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boys 'Boys' Will Be Boys Sean "P. Diddy" Combs likes to think big. So when the entertainment mogul decided to relaunch his Bad Boy Records with new distributing partner Universal Records, he determined that it would be with an album that he predicts will be "the…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of Detroit, two police department officials, and a top city aide for alleged violation of his First Amendment rights 2000 - Rapper Dr. Dre (Andre Young) files a federal lawsuit against the city of…

  5. Chapter II

    July 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti turns another page in her career with this, her sophomore set. Ashanti turns another page in her career with this, her sophomore set. The follow-up to the artist's multi-platinum self-titled debut, "Chapter II" doesn't stray too far from its predecessor. Lead…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  7. Ask Billboard

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about reissues, the Ataris and Mick Jagger. WORTH THE "RE" INVESTMENT Hello Keith, I heard "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer is being remastered and re-released as a double CD with bonus tracks on July 29. A couple of months ago,…

  8. Lil' Kim's Lost Jewelry Recovered

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy International Airport, where it had disappeared one week earlier. An estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry belonging to Lil' Kim was recovered Friday at New York's Kennedy…

  9. Hot Product

    June 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti 'Chapter' President After the multi-platinum success of her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, you might think that Ashanti would take a break. Think again. Wasting little time, the 22-year-old diva is back this week with her sophomore set, "Chapter II." The…

  10. Evanescence Tops U.K. Singles, Album Charts

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly published sales charts showed the band not only staying at No. 1 for a third week with the single "Bring Me To Life" fe Evanescence achieved chart domination in the U.K. yesterday (June 22). The newly…

  11. Jimena

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT She's young, blond, and has an unusual name. She's young, blond, and has an unusual name. But Jimena may become a well-known moniker if she delivers on the promise that comes when a talented Mexico City-based singer teams with such big-name producers as Emilio Estefan Jr. and his…

  12. All Tomorrow's Parties Solidifies L.A. Plans

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival has solidified its lineup. The Los Angeles edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival, which was postponed until Sept. 26-28 due to "sluggish ticket sales," has solidified its lineup. Among the…

  13. Rimes Declares She's 'Legally Blonde' Too

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stating "we blondes have to stick together," LeAnn Rimes has contributed the lead single to the "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" soundtrack. Due July 1 via Curb, the set will offer Rimes' r Stating "we blondes have to stick together," LeAnn Rimes…

  14. Crazy About Beyonce

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With lead single "Crazy in Love" taking off at radio and video outlets, Columbia Records has decided to jump the gun for Beyonce's highly anticipated solo debut. Now due June 24, the multifaceted superstar's "Dangerously…

  15. P. Diddy Rolls Out Sean John Designer SUV

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a Limited Edition Sean John Navigator. He was seen showcasing the $85,000 luxury ride at last week's MTV Movie Awards and his private after-p Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has partnered with Lincoln to design a…

  16. Evanescence Finds New 'Life' On U.K. Chart

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European Top 100 Albums chart with "Fallen" (Wind-Up/Epic), conquered the U.K. singles chart yesterday with "Bring Me To Life." The single featuri Evanescence, already No. 1 on Music & Media's pan-European…

  17. 14 Shades of Grey

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The multi-platinum success of Staind's last set, Break the Cycle, has surely set the bar high for follow-up 14 Shades of Grey. The multi-platinum success of Staind's last set, Break the Cycle, has surely set the bar high for follow-up 14 Shades of Grey. So high, in fact, that fans…

  18. Incubus New Album May Be 'Shocking'

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the band is working on the follow-up to its double-platinum 2001 album, "Morning View." The new album will be released thr With the legal battle between Incubus and Sony Music Entertainment behind it, the…

  19. Courtney Love Near Deal With Virgin

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love's search for a new label is almost over. The rocker is in advanced negotiations to sign with Virgin Records, sources said. If the deal is closed, Virgin will release "America's Sweethear Courtney Love's search for a new label is almost over. The rocker is in…

  20. Dylan On The Road Again This Summer

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary…

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