1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Madonna, Nena, Kim Wilde. Q&A WITH C&R Fred: I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the very enjoyable interviews you did with Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard. Your…

  2. 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…

  3. Never Gonna Let You Go

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark…

  4. Beyonce Bonus Track Linked To Pre-Orders

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track. Fans who pre-order the forthcoming debut solo album by Beyonce Knowles online will receive a free download of a previously unreleased bonus track.…

  5. Sly's A No Show In Family Stone Reunion

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the recording studio for the first time in 32 years. But missing is Sly Stone -- the heart and soul of a band that The Family Stone, the California band that paved the way for modern funk, is back in the…

  6. Shelby Lynne Signs With Capitol

    June 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due Sept. 16. Shelby Lynne has signed to Capitol Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. A new album, "Identity Crisis," the first she has written and produced entirely herself, is due…

  7. This Day in Music

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 2001 - Flooding in the Houston area forces the cancellation of a concert by Journey with Peter Frampton and John Waite. 1999 - Country singer John Berry…

  8. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week Beyonce fans get ready. Saturday night, Ms. Knowles will be the star of a Pay-Per-View special live from the Ford Motor Company's 100th Anniversary Celebration in Dearborn, Mich. "Beyonce Knowles, Friends & Family Live"…

  9. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. Rachel Amodeo's What About Me is as much a bohemian time capsule as it is film art. A gritty story about one woman's decay on the streets of New York's Lower East Side, it features a small…

  10. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

  11. Santana In No Hurry On All-Spanish Album

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S. Latin have toyed with for years. The idea that Carlos Santana could mine the Spanish-language marketplace is one that his label, Arista, and sister label BMG U.S.…

  12. Stars Flock To Big-Screen Cole Porter Musical

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and R&B singer Vivian Green will appear in "Just One of Those Things," a big screen musical portrait of songwriter Col Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall, Alanis Morissette, Robbie Williams, and…

  13. Sweet, Droge, And Mullins Blossom As The Thorns

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In joining together to form the Thorns -- a group focused entirely on three-part harmonies -- Matthew Sweet, Pete Droge, and Shawn Mullins do not seem to have created anything terribly groundbreaking. But as one listens to the trio sing in unison…

  14. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  15. Thalia Readies English-Language Debut

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Latin singer Thalia will release her English-language debut July 7 through Virgin. The first single from "Thalia" is "I Want You" with Fat Joe. The duet debuted this week at No. 27 on the Rhythmic Top Latin singer Thalia will release her English-language debut July 7…

  16. Ask Billboard

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Coldplay, Santana & Michelle Branch, and Michael Jackson. COLDPLAYED Hi Keith, My question is regarding Coldplay's two albums. "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and "Parachutes." First, "Rush" has been in…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 2002 - Wolfgang Schneiderhan, one of the 20th century's best-known violinists, dies in a Vienna hospital. He is 86. 1999 - The Backstreet Boys…

  18. CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Skater boys weren't anywhere near the stateside debut of Avril Lavigne's Try to Shut Me Up tour April 15 at the CSU Convocation Center. Skater boys weren't anywhere near the stateside debut of Avril Lavigne's Try to Shut Me Up tour April 15 at the CSU Convocation Center.…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: "American Idol" second season finalists, artists named "Hill," Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Yoko Ono, women on Billboar IDOLS SHATTER TWO MORE RECORDS Dear Fred, Here are a couple of…

  20. Nashville Matriarch June Carter Cash Dies

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville yesterday (May 15) after complications from heart surgery. She was 73. Her family, including her husband, was at Country singer/songwriter June Carter Cash, the wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville…

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