Jagged Edge Takes The 'Hard' Way

Jagged Edge Takes The 'Hard' Way

R&B outfit Jagged Edge has set a Sept. 30 release date for its next Columbia album, "Hard." A commercial single for lead track "Walked Outta Heaven" was released on Tuesday. The cut is No. 41 this week on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - U2 shoots a video for its new single, "Electrical Storm," in the French seaside tow of Eze. The clip, which stars actress Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") as a mermaid, films from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. the following morning.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Fabolous, Ünloco and box sets.
Latin Grammys Heat Up With Martin, Pires, Thalía

Latin Grammys Heat Up With Martin, Pires, Thalía

Ricky Martin, Alexandre Pires and Thalía are confirmed to perform at the fourth annual Latin Grammy Awards. The Sept. 3 event at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami will be broadcast live on CBS.
Farm Aid Adds Eight Artists

Farm Aid Adds Eight Artists

Farm Aid 2003 has added eight new artists to its lineup: Vanessa Carlton, Hootie & the Blowfish, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Los Lonely Boys, Aaron Brotherton, Titty Bingo and Billy Bob Thornton.
Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

Strummer/Cash Duet On Marley Classic

The version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" that will appear on late Clash frontman Joe Strummer's final solo album is one of two likely to see daylight by the end of the year. The other features Strummer dueting with Johnny Cash, and may show up on a box set collecting outtakes from the country legend's work with producer/American Recordings chief Rick Rubin.
Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

Beyoncé, Metallica Join MTV VMA Lineup

Beyoncé and Metallica are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be held Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Ben & Jerry's Fest Melts Away

Ben & Jerry's Fest Melts Away

The festival at the site of the original Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., was scheduled for Saturday (Aug. 23) and Sunday.

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