1. Kelly, Timberlake Top U.K. Charts

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts yesterday (May 18), with R. Kelly's "Ignition" starting a second week atop the singles chart and Justin Timberlake's "Justified" returning to N Jive Records notched a double victory on the U.K. charts…

  2. It'll Come to You . . . The Songs of John Hiatt

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT There's a reason why the tribute album has such a spotty track record: Most are chock full of covers that are mildly interesting at best, and so few ever actually include a rendition besting its origi There's a reason why the tribute album has such a spotty track record: Most are…

  3. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Best group: B2K Clipse Floetry Mary Mary…

  4. Hot Product

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • Modern rock act Cold's "Year of the Spider" (Flip/Geffen), featuring a guest shot from Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. • The various artists collection "It'll Come To You: The Songs…

  5. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  6. John Hiatt Gets Tribute Treatment While Delivering New Album

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On May 6, John Hiatt arrives with "Beneath This Gruff Exterior," the first album on which he shares billing with his longstanding road band, the Goners. "The four of us do something together that we don't do apart," Hiatt…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend the funeral of TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a car crash the week before. 2002 - Hundreds of admirers line up outside a large suburban Atlanta church to attend…

  8. Artists Take Stand Against Radio Deregulation

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Billboard Bulletin reports. The letter warns Powell that f A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell,…

  9. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  10. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z Song Sung 'Blue' Never one to let a lot of time elapse between releases, rapper Jay-Z is back this week with "Blueprint 2.1," a single-disc collection of tracks previously released on last year's "The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse." Two new cuts…

  11. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  12. Mayer Flies With Crows For Summer Tour

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour this summer. As tipped here last month , recent Grammy winner John Mayer and the Counting Crows will link up to hit the road on a co-headlining U.S. tour…

  13. Etta James Slates Tour, New Album

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The trek, which will hit a mix of clubs, theaters, and festivals through early July, gets underway in advance o Blues/jazz diva Etta James will kick off a U.S. tour Friday (April 4) in Anaheim, Calif. The…

  14. Hiatt Covers Collected, New Album To Follow

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi-artist tribute set due May 13 from Vanguard Records. "It'll Come to You - The Songs of John Hiatt" will feature 13 of the The songwriting talents of John Hiatt will be celebrated on an upcoming multi…

  15. Raitt, Mayer To Play Songbirds Benefit

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert for the Songbird Foundation, set for April 26 at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. The all-acoustic show will raise funds Bonnie Raitt is teaming with John Mayer and other special guests for a benefit concert…

  16. South By Southwest Diary: Day Two

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST South By Southwest Diary: Day Two Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference offering industry-related panels and presentations, as well as more than 900 acts performing in more than 50 venues over the course of four days (March 12-16). Billboard.com…

  17. Earth Day Rocks With Raitt, Cake, De La Soul

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The Planet, a music and activism festival set for April 20 (Earth Day) at Speedway Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gat Bonnie Raitt, Cake, and Concrete Blonde are among the rock acts confirmed for We The…

  18. Red Luck

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). Patty Larkin has fashioned a mighty sequence of albums, dating back to Tango (1991). An absolutely stunning guitarist, easily on a par with Bonnie Raitt, Larkin matches her instrumental chops as a vocalist…

  19. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  20. Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Bits: Phish/B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Ween Blues legend B.B. King joined jam-band juggernaut Phish on stage last night (Feb. 24) at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. About 45 minutes into the concert, King was introduced and handed his trademark guitar, Lucille…

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