1. Beg for Mercy

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his solo debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The Queens, N.Y., MC will surely carry that momentum into the new year with "Beg for Mercy," th Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his…

  2. My World

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST With just one album to her name (the multi-platinum "Let Go"), Avril Lavigne's first DVD is a comprehensive look at her (young) career. With just one album to her name (the multi-platinum "Let Go"), Avril Lavigne's first DVD is a comprehensive look at her (young)…

  3. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  4. Enrique Iglesias Plots Short Tour

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias has confirmed a five-date North American tour for early next year, beginning Feb. 11 in Toronto and wrapping Feb. 28 in Las Vegas. Enrique Iglesias has confirmed a five-date North American tour for early next year, beginning Feb. 11 in Toronto and wrapping Feb. 28 in Las…

  5. Duran Duran To Get Brit Award Honor

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reunited English pop icons Duran Duran will receive an honorary accolade at the next Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. Reunited English pop icons Duran Duran will receive an honorary accolade at the next Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. The…

  6. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  8. 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:…

  9. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  10. Blood in My Eye

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule has had a tough 2003. The rapper's rivalry with fellow Queens, N.Y. Ja Rule has had a tough 2003. The rapper's rivalry with fellow Queens, N.Y., MC 50 Cent has turned into one of the genre's most-heated beefs in recent memory. And while he may be looking for a peaceful…

  11. Crosby, Nash Eyeing First Album Since 1976

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. "We are excited as hell because…

  12. Roc-A-Fella Rummages Through 'Files'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "The Roc Files, Vol. 1," due Dec. 16. With Jay-Z's self-proclaimed final album topping the charts , his Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "…

  13. 'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for…

  14. Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop The Billboard 200 this week. One of six top-10 debuts, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set sold 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  16. Billboard Bits: Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson R. Kelly and 50 Cent and G-Unit have been added to the performance schedule for the inaugural Vibe Awards, set for Thursday (Nov. 20) at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center. They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige featuring…

  17. Top Artists Saddle Up For RodeoHouston

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the RodeoHouston concert stage next spring. Set for March 2-21, the 72nd Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the…

  18. Wilco Gets Busy On New Album

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. As with…

  19. Police Search Michael Jackson's Ranch

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch today (Nov. 18). Authorities from the Santa Barbara (Ca.) County sheriff's and district attorney's offices served a Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's…

  20. Soul Vocalist Arthur Conley Dies

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with…

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