1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Steve Winwood, Beyonce, John Mellencamp, Clay Aiken and Buddy Jewell. BACK IN THE CHART LIFE : After a six-year absence, Steve Winwood returns to The Billboard 200, as "About Time" (on his own Wincraft imprint) enters at No. 126. It's…

  2. 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…

  3. Andrew W.K. Takes On The 'Wolf'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Party friendly rocker Andrew W.K. has dubbed his sophomore Island album "The Wolf." The new set will arrive on Sept. 9 in North America and a day earlier internationally. Party friendly rocker Andrew W.K. has dubbed his sophomore Island album "The Wolf." The new set will…

  4. Black Eyed Peas Get Some 'Love'

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With their diverse, hip-hop-based persona, it was unlikely that Black Eyed Peas would get their biggest break from pop star Justin Timberlake. But his uncredited vocal on the Peas' new single, "Where Is the Love?," has the quartet…

  5. This Day in Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991, dies suddenly after an apparent heart attack. He is 50. 2002 - Timothy White, the influential editor-in-chief of the weekly music publication Billboard since 1991,…

  6. 'Idols' Still Rule Billboard's Singles Charts

    June 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down, as "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and winner Ruben Studdard hold their respective 1-2 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 for a s Reality TV's latest musical successes show no sign of slowing down,…

  7. Kid Rock Drums Up Support For Troops

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his trip there as part of a USO tour. "It was just unbelievable to be there and have the sense of kind of what was Kid Rock wants to spread the word about supporting American troops in Iraq following his…

  8. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey's "Glitter." Granted the both…

  9. 50 Cent, B2K Top 2003 BET Awards

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak T 50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET…

  10. 2003 BET Awards Winners

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Below is a list of the winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Best group: B2K Best male…

  11. Wayne Turns Hard-Knock Life Into Memorable Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. After years of churning out slick, scrubbed, media-schooled cowboys, country music is favoring another style -- male artists with grit and substance who have led real lives. Among the artists leading that charge is Jimmy Wayne, whose self-titled…

  12. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. Kings Of Crunk , Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz 2. Vans Warped Tour 2003 Compilation , Various Artists 3. Blackout , Dropkick Murphys 4. American Spirit , Mannheim Steamroller/C.W. McCall 5. I Love It , Craig Morgan Issue date: June 28, 2003 News Craig Morgan …

  13. This Day in Music

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman, makes his Grand Ole Opry debut during the TNN-televised portion of the show. "This has been my dream ever since I started singing," 2000 - Country's latest kid phenom, 12-year-old Billy Gilman…

  14. Cash Plays First Show Since Wife's Death

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Cash said it was difficult to be onstage without his wife, June Carter Cash, during his first public performance since her death. Cash made a surprise appearance Saturday night during the weekl Johnny Cash said it was difficult to be onstage without his wife, June Carter Cash, during…

  15. New Pornographers Get More Comfortable

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop/rock supergroup-of-sorts never thought past its 2000 disc "Mass Romantic" (Mint Records). The New Pornographers' lead singer/songwriter Carl Newman tells Billboard.com the indie pop…

  16. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  17. T. Naija Has Her Own 'Rhythm'

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Who is T. Naija? She is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Nigerian-bred model. She is also a singer/songwriter. And her first album, "Rhythm of Love" on independent label Nok Records, recently debuted at No. 72 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 2000 - Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks weds actor Adrian Pasdar in Las Vegas. 1999 - Eric Clapton parts with 100 of his guitars and generates over $5 million for his Crossroads Centre at…

  19. Billboard Bits: Mya, Tim McGraw, The Fugs

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mya on NBC's "Passions," Tim McGraw stages a benefit concert, and the Fugs plan their first live show in a decade. Mya will appear as herself on the July 24 episode of the NBC soap opera "Passions." She'll perform her new single "My Love Is Like...Wo,"…

  20. Saadiq Plans Live Album For Own Label

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl principal Raphael Saadiq plans to further his solo career later this year with a live album and DVD to be fashioned from recordings made at three upcoming shows Former Tony! Toni! Tone! and Lucy Pearl principal Raphael Saadiq plans to further his solo…

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