1. OutKast Overtakes The Hot 100

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 OutKast owns the top two singles on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. The Atlanta-based hip-hop duo is entering its second straight week at the top with the Andre 3000-led "Hey Ya!" The Big Boi-driven "T OutKast owns the top two sin ...

  2. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. The Diary Of Alicia Keys , Alicia Keys 2. Shock'n Y'all , Toby Keith 3. Closer , Josh Groban 4. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists 5. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast Issue date: Dec. 20, 2003 ...

  3. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  4. Alicia Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Diary of Alicia Keys" (J), with huge U.S. sales of 618,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album--which was preceded by a flurry o Alicia Keys debuts at No. 1 on The B ...

  5. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to ...

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show, ...

  7. 'Hey Ya': OutKast Takes Over No. 1

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop duo OutKast scores its second No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 as "Hey Ya" moves up one this week. The track swaps places with "Stand Up!" by Ludacris and Shawnna, which falls to No. 2 afte Hip-hop duo OutKast sco ...

  8. Petty's 'Hits' Earn RIAA Diamond

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have earned their first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) diamond award for their 1993 MCA compilation "Greatest Hits." Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have earned their first Recording In ...

  9. HOT PRODUCT

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Alicia Keys, Trace Adkins, Elephant Man and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Elephant Man , Alicia Keys , Trace Adkins ...

  10. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys Dear 'Diary' There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, &qu ...

  11. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF Soulful songstress Alicia Keys will perform a concert Monday (Dec. 1) for broadcast exclusively to AOL Broadband subscribers. The invitation-only "Broadband Rocks!" concert at New York's Webster Hall wi ...

  12. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmar ...

  13. 50 Cent Cashes In At First Vibe Awards

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent scored three awards at last night's (Nov. 20) inaugural Vibe Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Receiving statuettes for artist of the year, dopest album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin'") and hottest hoo 50 Cent scored three awards ...

  14. 'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sit ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson R. Kelly and 50 Cent and G-Unit have been added to the performance schedule for the inaugural Vibe Awards, set for Thursday (Nov. 20) at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center. They join previously announced per ...

  16. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 10-16, 2003. The one thing I'm guaranteed to watch this week will be "The Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute." I've got all sorts of personal reasons for tuni ...

  17. OutKast Gains But 'Baby Boy' Remains No. 1

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a seventh-straight week, but stealing the limelight is hip-hop duo OutKast. The Atlanta-based pair has two singles in the upper "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and ...

  18. Kanye West Goes Back To 'College'

    October 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After various delays, producer Kanye West's star-packed debut album, "The College Dropout," will be released Jan. 27 via Roc-A-Fella. First single "Through the Wire" topped out at No. 88 on Billboard' After various dela ...

  19. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. What to watch, what to watch? Read on McDuff and I'll tell you. Monday night, you've got your football. It's right in the title of ABC' ...

  20. Hot Product

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: Atlantic's "Sessions@AOL" compilation, featuring live tracks from Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jewel, among others. The fourth studio albu ...

  21. Keys' 'Diary' Delayed Until December

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The highly anticipated release of Alicia Keys' next album has been pushed back a few weeks. Originally due Nov. 18, "The Diary of Alicia Keys," will be issued Dec. 2 by J Records in order to accommoda The highly anticipated release of ...

  22. Coldplay, Missy Highlight 'Sessions' Disc

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlantic Records has set an Oct. 14 release date for "Sessions@AOL," a compilation album featuring live, in-studio performances culled from the streaming bi-weekly music series, which runs on AOL Musi Atlantic Records has set an Oct. 14 re ...

  23. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Aerosmith, Bridge School, Guarini As first tipped here in July, Aerosmith will headline the National Football League kick-off event Thursday (Sept. 4) at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The veteran rock act joins previously announced p ...

  24. Javier

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Already riding high on the hip-hop charts with Chingy's "Right Thurr," Capitol strides into R&B territory with Javier. Already riding high on the hip-hop charts with Chingy's "Right Thurr," Capitol strides into R&am ...

  25. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to top new 2002 - Alicia Keys is the big wi ...

  26. Aretha Suits Up For NFL Kickoff Show

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B/soul legend Aretha Franklin has been added to the lineup for the Sept. 4 event at the National Mall park in Washington, D.C., kicking off the 2003 National Football League season. As tipped he R&B/soul legend Aretha Franklin has been add ...

  27. Britney, Blige To Rock NFL Kick-Off

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to kick off the 2003 National Football League season, Billboard.com has learned. Orga Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board fo ...

  28. Top Stars Have 'American Dreams'

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NBC's nostalgic family drama "American Dreams" will continue its tradition of casting pop stars as 1960s artists in the show's second season. Already lined up to appear in upcoming episodes are R& NBC's nostalgic family ...

  29. Ask Billboard

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Paula Abdul, Alicia Keys, and Weezer. JUDGING ABDUL Hi, I'm very interested in knowing how many copies Paula Abdul's "Greatest Hits" has sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. A ...

  30. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of C.W. McCall, Toby Keith & Willie Nelson, "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, and Metallica. BREAKER NEWS: In a week when Led Zeppelin, Willie Nelson, and Dobie Gray have ...

  31. 50 Cent Up For 10 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B/Hip-Hop Awards with mentions in 10 categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip-hop single, and top R& 50 Cent dominates the field of finalist ...

  32. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and produc ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Lou Reed, Jazz Aspen, Olatunji With the help of producer 7 Aurelius (Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys), Lou Reed has reworked his classic song "Walk on the Wild Side." The new version of the song, titled "Walk on the Wild Side (Geor ...

  34. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robins ...

  35. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses with readers current music vs. the music you grew up on, one-hit wonders, and a new version of one of his books. IN THE YEAR 2025 Hi Fred, I've loved the trivia involved with hit songs since I was a little kid and I' ...

  36. Big Apple Personalities To 'Host' Grammys

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York will not feature a traditional celebrity host as in past years. Instead, the event will feature a gaggle of Gotham-associated personal Sunday's (Feb. 23) 45th annual Grammy ...

  37. NBA Drafts Music Stars For Jam Session

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta will be packed with entertainment under the umbrella of the NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jus The days leading up to the National Basketb ...

  38. Bowl Entertainment List Gets Even More Super

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of top artists will be on hand to entertain before, during, and after the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl XXXVII, Jan. 26 in San Diego. A host of top artists will be on hand to entertain before, during, and after the National ...

  39. Ms. Dynamite, Streets Top Brit Awards Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the nominations for the Brit Awards 2003. The event will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court, and will be broad With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynami ...

  40. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL ...

  41. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 sing ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Madonna's Bond theme and it's award chances, the best new artists of 2002, and Melanie. 'DAY' TIME? Dear Fred, Why no mention of Madonna's "Die Another Day" in &qu ...

  43. Nas Album To Get Early Friday Release

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Citing concerns over counterfeit CDs and leaks on the Internet, Columbia has pushed up the release date of rapper Nas' new album "God's Son" from Dec. 17 to Dec. 13. Citing concerns over counterfeit CDs and leaks on the Internet, ...

  44. Six Acts Vie For AMA Fans' Choice Award

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music lovers are being asked to choose their favorite from a list of six artists for the fans' choice award to be handed out during next month's American Music Awards (AMA). Chosen "by a blue ribbon p Music lovers are being asked to c ...

  45. BET Programs World AIDS Day Specials

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World AIDS Day, cable network BET has slated special programming across four days to provide public awareness and focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the Af To coincide with the Dec. 1 designation as World ...

  46. Nas Drafts Eminem, Alicia Keys For 'God's Son'

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Nas has drafted a host of R&B and hip-hop heavy hitters to assist on his upcoming album "God's Son," due Dec. 17 via Ill Will/Columbia. Eminem produced the track "The Cross," while Alicia K Rapper Nas has drafted ...

  47. Kylie, Shaggy, Ashanti Make A 'Miracle'

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber, Anastacia, Shaggy, Eyra Gail, McFadden & Whitehead, Candi Staton, and Chaka Khan are among the musical Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria G ...

  48. Un Segundo Una Vida

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Drawing from a multitude of musical influences to create a unique flamenco/ world music sound, guitarist and composer Hernan Romero astounds on this collection of instrumental and Spanish-language tra Drawing from a multitude of musical influences t ...

  49. Stripped

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 OK, let's all try to wipe the horribly derivative "Dirrty" from our collective consciousness and focus on the actual direction of Aguilera's long-awaited sophomore effort, which is decidedly more subs OK, let's all try to wi ...

  50. Christina, Missy, LL Dress Up For Chicago Bash

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Christina Aguilera made a rare live appearance last Thursday at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her new album, "Stripped," due tomorrow (Oct. 29) from RCA. Christina Aguilera made a rare live appe ...

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