Billboard Music Awards
Bigger And Better
Ben Harper decamps to Paris and record a new album quickly with the Innocent Criminals, Yung Joc gets back to what he does his best on his second Bad Boy album and Lyle Lovett reconvenes with his LargA deluxe reissue of Akon's latest album, "Konvicted," featuring several new songs (Universal).
A concert CD and DVD from the Black Sabbath-derived band Heaven And Hell, "Live From Radio City Music Hall" (Rhino).
Veteran vocalist Paul Anka's "Classic Songs, My Way" (Decca).
The Cledus T. Judd-steered album "Boogity Boogity, A Tribute to the Comic Genius Of Ray Stevens" (Curb).
R&B vocalist Lil' Mo's "Pain & Paper" (Koch).
Trumpeter Christian Scott's "Anthem" (Concord).
Kentucky rock act VHS Or Beta's "Bring on the Comets" (Astralwerks).
A double-disc collection from Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, "Photograph: The Very Best Of" (Capitol).
The debut from the Raekwon-reared Ice Water, "Icewater: Polluted Water" (Babygrande).
Emo rock outfit the Honorary Title's "Scream and Light Up the Sky" (Reprise).