1. Hot Product

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback Well-Built 'Road' It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road," due this week via Roadrunner. "Somewhere along the line, people turned…

  2. R. Kelly: 'I Wish People Could Just Know Me As A Person'

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. R. Kelly's biggest hit was the inspirational, Grammy Award-winning "I Believe I Can Fly." But for his life outside music, the Chicago-based singer/songwriter/producer may be grounded for good. Kelly, whose given name is Robert…

  3. Prosecutor Says C-Murder Shot La. Teen

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the prosecutor in the murder trial of C-Murder (real name: Corey Miller). A teen killed in a nightclub shooting was a devoted fan of the rapper charged in his slaying, according to the…

  4. Beyoncé Barrels Ahead On Next Album

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With her multi-platinum Columbia solo debut, "Dangerously in Love," entrenched in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 and the single "Baby Boy" climbing the Hot 100, Beyoncé Knowles is already planni With her multi-platinum Columbia solo debut, "Dangerously in Love,"…

  5. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan A New Side Of Dylan With the release of 15 classic Bob Dylan albums on the hybrid Super Audio CD format, Columbia/Legacy is initiating an ambitious sonic upgrade of the icon's CD catalog. Five albums in the series are also presented, for the first time, in 5.1-channel surround…

  6. For Nickelback, Success Rocks

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's OK with Nickelback if you want to call them a pop group. In fact, pop doesn't begin to describe the Canadian quartet's third album, "The Long Road." It's the most-anticipated global rock release of the year. The…

  7. Underworld

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for soundtracks of a gothic nature. The album that accompanied "The Crow" captured the dark, industrial tone of that hit 1994 film and set a standard for…

  8. Wooden Leather

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been laughed at. A few years ago, if someone had said that some of hip-hop's most innovative music would be coming from Kentucky, they would have been…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses sales certifications and figures, MercyMe and Reba McEntire with readers. MISLED? Fred, Could you please explain why RIAA and Billboard post artists with gold and platinum record sales that haven't actually reached these plateaus? I read that you post numbers for…

  10. Coldplay Members Lobby For Free Trade

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid gathering of the World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday (Sept. 9) in Cancun, Mexico, when he delivered the so Coldplay frontman Chris Martin brought a surprise element of glitz to an otherwise staid…

  11. Jury Selection Opens In C-Murder Trial

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. Jury selection begins today (Sept. 8) in C-Murder's second-degree murder trial in Gretna, La. The charges against the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, stem from the shooting death…

  12. 'Idol' Finalist Locke Signs With Curb

    September 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol," has been signed to Curb Records. Kimberley Locke, who finished in third place behind Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken on the second season of "American Idol,…

  13. Juanes Tops Latin Grammys With Five Wins

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five awards at the fourth-annual Latin Grammy Awards, held last night (Sept. 3) at the AmericanAirlines Arena in M Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes fulfilled predictions of a stellar night and swept five…

  14. Timberlake, Aguilera Notch Triple Platinum

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. Summer touring partners Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera each saw their latest solo albums reach the triple-platinum plateau in August. The…

  15. Welcome to the Monkey House

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. Overseas, in countries like Italy, the Dandy Warhols are superstars. The group's last album, "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia"—which spawned the groovy international hit "Bohemian Like You"—went…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Ask Billboard

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Placebo, Opeth and Dio. PLACEBOTIC Dear Keith, One of my favorite bands is Placebo. I was wondering if any of the group's four albums or any singles were released in the U.S. If yes, how did they fare? I don't remember seeing one of…

  19. 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"…

  20. 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…

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