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50 CENT - 5 NO. 1 SINGLES
8.1 MILLION UNITS SHIPPED WORLDWIDE

50 Cent's smash debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (Shady/ Aftermath/Interscope), has scanned nearly 6 million units in the U.S., spending over 40 weeks on the Billboard 200 in the Top 10. It has shipped a total of more than 8.1 million worldwide. The album has already generated five hit singles including "In Da Club," "What Up Gangsta"... MORE
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL - NEW CD DEBUTS AT NO. 2
Dashboard Confessional recently released the album A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar (Vagrant) which debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200. Their single "Hands Down" has climbed to No. 23 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. Dashboard Confessional will be on the 2003 Inland Invasion tour to promote the album. Frontman Chris Carrabba is signed to UMPG for ex-North America... MORE
ASHANTI IS PLATINUM
Ashanti's sophomore album, Chapter II (Murder Inc/IDJ), is certified platinum. The CD debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Her first single, "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)," climbed to No. 2 on The Billboard Hot 100. Recently released to radio, her second single "Rain On Me" is the No.1 Most Added at Urban Radio. Ashanti is currently on tour with R. Kelly, opening on select dates... MORE

NEW PRINCE DVD DEBUTS ATOP CHARTS
Released August 19, Prince's first live DVD, Prince Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas (NPG Music Club/Hip-O) debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top DVD Sales chart. The DVD features appearances by Sheila E, Maceo Parker, and Nikka Costa. Prince performs "Pop Life," "1+1+1=3," and "Strange Relationship," among many others... MORE
THIRD STUDIO ALBUM FOR FUEL
Fuel will release their third album, Natural Selection (Sony), on September 23. Produced by Michael Beinhorn and Carl Bell and mixed by Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Korn, Nirvana), the album will contain eleven songs. The first single "Falls On Me" has climbed to No. 22 on R&R's Active Rock chart.
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS GREATEST HITS DUE OCTOBER 3
On October 3, Atlantic Records will release Stone Temple Pilots Greatest Hits, which will include STP classics "Vasoline," "Plush," "Creep," and "Interstate Love Song."... MORE
NEW BLINK-182 ALBUM
Blink-182's sixth studio album is self-titled and scheduled for release on November 18. The band is currently in the studio mixing and mastering with producer Jerry Finn. Their new song "Action," is featured on the "Madden 2004" video game... MORE




Murphy Lee - Murphy's Law (9/23/03)

Anthony Hamilton - Comin' From Where I'm From (9/23/03)

Andrew W.K. - The Wolf (9/9/03)

Ice Cube- Westside Connection - Terrorist Threat (10/3/03)

Dave Koz - Saxophonic (10/7/03)

David Benoit - Right Here Right Now (10/14/03)

Marc Antoine - Mediterraneo (9/23/03)

Rick Braun - Esperanto (8/26/03)
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Anthony Hamilton Releases Debut CD In September

Anthony Hamilton's debut CD, Comin' From Where I'm From (So So Def/Arista), is scheduled for release on September 23. His first single, "Comin' From Where I'm From," is currently impacting radio. Hamilton received a 2003 Grammy nom for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Po' Folks," the second single from Nappy Roots' platinum selling debut album, Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz (Atlantic). He was also named one of the "Next Wave of Artists to Watch in 2003" by Rolling Stone... MORE


Listen to Anthony Hamilton - Comin' From Where I'm From
(So So Def/Arista)
Sturken and Rogers
have co-written and produced four tracks on Javier (Capitol), including the hit debut single "Crazy." They also have four cuts on the new Dave Koz CD, Saxophonic (Capitol), which will release on October 7. In addition they have 2 songs on the multi-platinum Kelly Clarkson debut CD Thankful (J/RCA)... MORE
Dre & Vidal
have songs scheduled to release on the following projects: Usher (Arista), Mary J. Blige (Geffen), 112 (Def Jam), Carl Thomas (Bad Boy/Universal), Jagged Edge (Columbia), Tweet (Elektra), Angie Stone (J Records), Alicia Keys (J Records), Rozwell (Arista), Jill Scott, New Edition and Philly's Most Wanted (Universal)... MORE
Ivan Barias and Carvin Haggins
are producing/co-writing songs with Musiq (Def Soul) and Jaguar Wright (Geffen). Pictured: Ivan Barias... MORE
Nisan Stewart
co-wrote the track "Signs" on Beyoncé Knowles new solo album, Dangerously In Love (Sony). He also co-wrote the song "Almond Joy" for Janet Jackson’s (Virgin) forthcoming CD. Stewart has recently worked with Tweet and Blaque (Elektra)... MORE
Sha Money XL
co-wrote/produced the No. 1 single “Magic Stick," by Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent. He is currently producing/co-writing songs for Beanie Segal (Roc-A-Fella), Clipse (Arista), Redman (Def Jam), DMX (Def Jam) and Scarface (Rap-A-Lot)... MORE
Swizz Beatz
has songs on upcoming albums by Angie Stone (J Records), Cassidy (J Records), and DMX. He is currently working with R. Kelly and co-writing/producing songs for Nike... MORE

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