1. Keys, Arie, Cash Tribute Set For Jamaica Fest

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to perform at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. Set for Jan. 22-25 at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Alicia Keys, India.Arie, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald are among the artists confirmed to…

  2. OutKast Tops Final 2003 Album Chart

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) returns to the pinnacle of The Billboard 200 reflecting in the final full sales week of 2003. The 4-1 rebound marks the third separate occa OutKast's double-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista)…

  3. Gospel 'Queen' Vestal Goodman Dies

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in Celebration, Fla., near Orlando. Goodman, who turned 74 on Dec. 17, had been vacationing with family for the Christmas holidays whe Vestal Goodman, the beloved "Queen of Gospel Music," died Dec. 27 in…

  4. Hong Kong Diva Anita Mui Dies

    December 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30) after a battle with cervical cancer. Canto-pop diva and actress Anita Mui, whose melancholic voice captivated the Chinese-speaking world, died early today (Dec. 30)…

  5. Rio Gig Takes Britney International

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears has set her first international performance date of 2004 with a June 5 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival. Britney Spears has set her first international performance date of 2004 with a June 5 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival. As previously reported , Spears will…

  6. Slipknot Sets International Dates

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful of international stops. Slipknot has added a June 4 stop at the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival to its 2004 tour calendar, which currently only features a handful…

  7. Ask Billboard

    December 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue and Monica. THE GRASS IS BLUE Dear Keith, Thanks for offering the opportunity for us to get some answers we might not otherwise get. I am a huge fan of Dolly Parton and have about 30 of her albums and CDs. Her…

  8. Studdard Takes 'Soulful' To No. 1

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop The Billboard 200 with his J Records debut, "Soulful." The album sold 416,500 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, to becom Second-season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard bows atop…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim," staring Jim Belushi. The episode, titled "The Brother-In-Law," follows a September visit the 2002 - Country artist Brad Paisley appears as a special guest…

  10. Rock In Rio Boasts Sting, Sanz

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, set for May 29-30 and June 3-6 at the Bela Vista Parque in Lisbon. As previously reported, Metallica will also perform on Sting is the latest artist confirmed to play the Rock in Rio-Lisbon festival, set for May 29…

  11. Love's Drug Trial Delayed Until January

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession charges against her postponed until Jan. 27. Courtney Love came to court in Beverly Hills yesterday (Dec. 11) afternoon only to have a hearing on felony drug possession…

  12. Clinton Files Innocent Plea

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST George Clinton filed an innocent plea to drug charges yesterday (Dec. 11) in Tallahassee, Fla., according to court records. The funk pioneer's lawyer, Tim Jansen, filed the plea and the case was assig George Clinton filed an innocent plea to drug charges yesterday (Dec. 11) in…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted following a show at Boston's Paradise Club. In posts on his website, Moby claims to have been attacked by three assailants wit 2002 - Electronica maven Moby (Richard Melville Hall) is assaulted…

  14. 101

    December 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Originally released as a feature-length documentary film in 1989, "101" is a quasi-road film/live show that chronicles the staging and execution of a massive Depeche Mode concert at the Pasadena (Cali Originally released as a feature-length documentary film in 1989, "101"…

  15. Shania Slates Spring Swing

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The contemporary country artist has confirmed a new set of North American tour dates, kicking off April 6 in Sunrise, Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The…

  16. Jay-Z Back Atop The Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is back on top of The Billboard 200. In its third week, sales of the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set declined just 10% to 260,000 copies, bringing t After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  20. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

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