1. Sting Rolls Out Sacred Love Tour Plans

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST So far, only the first two months of the schedule has been confirmed, running through March 22 in Montreal. As exclusively revealed here yesterday (Nov. 17), Sting's Sacred Love tour will begin Jan. 23 at the Knight Center in Miami. So far, only the first two months of the schedule has…

  2. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 17-23, 2003. The Britney Spears train continues to roll this week with a slew of appearances on Monday, the day before the U.S. release of her latest Jive album "In the Zone." Things will kick off with ABC&…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  5. Sting World Tour To Kick Off In January

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sting's Sacred Love Tour will begin Jan. 23 at the Knight Center in Miami, Billboard Bulletin has learned. The first leg of the tour will encompass approximately 35 shows in North America. They will b Sting's Sacred Love Tour will begin Jan. 23 at the Knight Center in Miami,…

  6. Street Troubadour

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST A number of '70s soul singers have served as role models for the new-millennium soulsters. A number of '70s soul singers have served as role models for the new-millennium soulsters. For newcomer Andreus, it must have been fellow Chicago native Curtis Mayfield. The singer/songwriter…

  7. Avant Enters 'Private Room'

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "Private Room," Dec. 9 via Geffen. First single "Read Your Mind" jumps 14-10 on this week's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks R&B/soul vocalist Avant will release his third album, "…

  8. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  9. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z 'Black' Friday Originally intended for an unusual Friday release on Nov. 28, Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," was moved up two weeks due to piracy. "I have made sure that my album is available at a lower price for my fans," Jay-Z says. "In…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the to 2002 - A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  11. Jay-Z Album Moved Up Two Weeks

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved up the release of Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," from Nov. 28 to Nov. 14, due to piracy. "Due to individuals illegally dis As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved…

  12. This Day in Music

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the revival series "The Twilight Zone." In an episode titled "To Protect and Serve," Usher portrays a young police officer who puts his li 2002 - R&B star Usher guest stars in an episode of the…

  13. 'Hey Ya': OutKast Reaches Triple Platinum

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified OutKast's two-disc "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" triple-platinum for U.S. shipments of 3 million copies. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified OutKast's two-disc "…

  14. New Jay-Z Album Coming Even Sooner?

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Island Def Jam Music Group at first considered a Nov. 18 release, but is now also eyeing Friday, Nov. 14. Jay-Z's new Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set "The Black Album" -- which was originally scheduled for an off-cycle release Nov. 28, or "Black Friday" -- may be coming…

  15. Breaking & Entering

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Stills, the Rapture and Hieroglyphics. IN MOTION: Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have became the hipster bands of choice by making 1980s-influenced rock cool again. Both acts place a heavy…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't Leave Behind," pocketing an eighth No. 1 on that survey and denying Blur its fifth in the process. 2000 - U2 races to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart with "All That You Can't…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. 2002 - Lonnie Donegan, known as the "king of skiffle' dies in his sleep in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. He is 71. 2001 -…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billboard, the Hot 100 chart of Oct. 11, 2003, was…

  19. Big Stars To Rock Vibe Awards

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to perform at the inaugural Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will be held Nov. 2 Mary J. Blige, Eve, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Ludacris and Chingy have all signed on to…

  20. 'NOW' Series Hits 14th Vol., Spawns DVD

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call Music!" CD compilation, a similar DVD will be issued under the same banner. The 20-track audio disc features tracks by the likes of Beyo Concurrent with the release of the 14th "Now That's What I Call…

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