This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Pop singer Jewel breaks a collarbone and a rib, and suffers bumps and bruises when she is thrown from a horse at the Texas ranch of her boyfriend, rodeo star Ty Murray.
Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game.
Sinead O'Connor To Retire From Music

Sinead O'Connor To Retire From Music

In a message posted in the forum on her official Web site, enigmatic Irish artist Sinead O'Connor has declared that this summer she will seek to discard her celebrity. "As of July 2003 I shall be retiring from the music business [in] order to pursue a different career," she writes. A spokesperson for Vanguard Records, O'Connor's U.S. label, confirmed to Billboard.com that the message is authentic.
Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre.
Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

Beasties Question U.S., Chinese Regimes

When the Beastie Boys traveled to Taipei, Taiwan, for an April 20 Tibetan Freedom Concert, they found themselves advocating their old cause in a unique political middle ground between the U.S. and China.
50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

50 Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His long-running hit "In Da Club" hangs onto the No. 1 post on the Hot 100 for a ninth week, while his latest, "21 Questions," moves into the pole position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally and the Hot Rap Tracks chart. 50's domination relegates Sean Paul's "Get Busy" to No. 2 on all three charts.
Universal, EMI Sue Napster's Backers

Universal, EMI Sue Napster's Backers

Universal Music Group (UMG) and EMI filed a lawsuit against the venture capitalists who backed Napster Inc., claiming they contributed to the copyright violations by millions of the defunct song-swapping service's users.
BREAKING & ENTERING

BREAKING & ENTERING

A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: The Black Keys, Kathleen Edwards, Finch, and Liam Lynch.
Breaking & Entering

Breaking & Entering

A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: The Black Keys, Kathleen Edwards, Finch, and Liam Lynch.
Ask Billboard

Ask Billboard

Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Elvis Presley, and clarifies a previous question about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.

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