1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Sean Paul and Rickie Lee Jones. '2ND,' THE MOTION: For the first time in 40 years, Elvis Presley has two consecutive top-3 albums on The Billboard 200.…

  2. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  3. Ludacris Scores First No. 1 Album

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam set, "Chicken & Beer." U.S. sales of the album topped 429,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily placin Ludacris earns his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 with his third Def Jam…

  4. Snoop, Warren G. Hit The 'Streets'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the forthcoming Vybe Squad/Koch Entertainment soundtrack to the Activision video game "True Crime: Streets of L.A." The songs are f New songs by Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Westside Connection highlight the…

  5. This Day in Music

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>For the fourth time in its storied career, U2 have a U.K. No. 1 single, after "Beautiful Day" surprisingly outsells Robbie Williams' and Kylie Minogue's "Kids" to take the top place on t 2000 - For the fourth time in its storied career,…

  6. 'Cooler' Kids: Krall, Fatone, Caldwell

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's Joey Fatone are among the artists contributing to the lounge vibe of "The Cooler" soundtrack. Due Nov. 11 from Commotion Records/Koch Enterta Jazz artists Diana Krall and Bobby Caldwell plus 'N Sync's…

  7. Simple Plan Concocts Holiday DVD 'Package'

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian punk quintet Simple Plan is finalizing a holiday DVD for Nov. 25 release on Lava Records. Titled "A Big Package for You," the disc will feature the band's entire video catalog alongside tour Canadian punk quintet Simple Plan is finalizing a holiday DVD for Nov. 25…

  8. ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. The All-American Rejects are a burgeoning rock'n'roll success story. Some Oklahoma kids formed a band. Then, they released an album on the independent Doghouse label, home to such acts as the Get Up Kids,…

  9. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 13-19, 2003. Like it or not, Clay Aiken is a hot property. It may not be you that loves the skinny Southern "American Idol" runner-up's smooth vocals, but it's an easy bet that someone you know…

  10. Bette ... Intimately

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Barry Manilow recalls waking from a dream earlier this year with Bette Midler on his mind. "It was the 1950s in my dream, and Bette was singing Rosemary Clooney songs," Manilow says with a smile. "Bette and I hadn't spoken in…

  11. Fatherfucker

    October 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Peaches' debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches," spawned an underground electroclash anthem in the single "Fuck the Pain Away." In the process, Peaches became a much-sought-after live act with a ferven Peaches' debut album, "The Teaches of Peaches,"…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Sean Paul, the Youngbloodz, Van Halen, "and/or" chart credits, Gloria Estefan and Clay Aiken with readers. ONE PAUL WRITES ABOUT TWO PAULS Dear Fred, Thought I'd drop you a line again with another piece of trivia that I couldn't let pass, especially…

  13. Beyonce's 'Baby' Stays Strong On Charts

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a third week in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a fourth on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The next three sp Beyonce Knowles' "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul cruises to a…

  14. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  15. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  16. AMAs Add Performers, Fans' Choice Nominees

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have been added to the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. They will join previously confirmed per Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have been added…

  17. 'School Of Rock' Tops Weekend Box Office

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Paramount's "School of Rock" went to the head of the class on its debut at the North American box office this weekend striking a chord with moviegoers and raking in an estimated $20.2 million. The fil Paramount's "School of Rock" went to the head of the class on…

  18. Bowie Gets Back To 'Reality'

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of credibility, David Bowie was already an icon of rock music and pop culture by the time the '80s were half over. Having scored numerous hits, reinvented himself several times and amassed truckloads of…

  19. This Day in Music

    October 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 2001 - After months of wrangling over child support, rapper Eminem's divorce becomes official. 1998 - Without comment, the Supreme Court refuses to throw out a suit…

  20. THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/hot100.jsp 1. Baby Boy , Beyonce featuring Sean Paul 2. Shake Ya Tailfeather , Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee 3. Get Low , Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz featuring Ying Yang Twins 4. Right Thurr , Chingy 5. Frontin' , Pharrell featuring Jay-Z Issue date: Oct. 11, 2003 News…

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