1. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Black Keys 'Freak' Of Nature For Akron, Ohio-based duo the Black Keys, their second album, "thickfreakness," is another helping of the group's decidedly retro blues/rock hybrid, augmented by covers of Junior Kimbrough's "Everywhere I Go" and Richard…

  2. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  3. Live at 12th & Porter

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the results are predictably raucous. Nashville-based country rockers Trent Summar and company cranked it up at this hometown popular music room last December, and the…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  5. Three Singles Charts Remain In 50 Cent's 'Club'

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard's singles charts, holding onto No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and the Hot Rap Tracks tally. Taken f 50 Cent's "In Da Cub" is standing its ground on Billboard…

  6. Nelson, Keith, Chesney Among ACM Performers

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for the 38th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show. Set for May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are among the initial performers confirmed for…

  7. Fat Possum's Black Keys Get Their 'Freak' On

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after playing three sets at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it's not surprising to hear Black Keys vocalis A few days removed from the 24-hour drive back to his Akron, Ohio, homebase after…

  8. HOT RAP TRACKS

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/airplay/rap.jsp 1. In Da Club , 50 Cent 2. Excuse Me Miss , Jay-Z 3. Beautiful , Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson 4. Get Busy , Sean Paul 5. I Know What You Want , Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey featuring the Flipmode Squad News Jay-Z , Snoop Dogg , Sean…

  9. Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sampled Voice Mail

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a California man claims that his life is in danger because the rapper used a phone message he left in a song tauntin In a lawsuit filed on Monday against rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), a…

  10. 50 Cent Keeps 'Club' Up On Top

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As reported yesterday, his Shady/Interscope set is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 a fifth non-consecutive week, while his single "I 50 Cent continues his domination of Billboard's charts for another week. As…

  11. 50 Cent, Jones Maintain Control On Billboard 200

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on The Billboard 200 this week. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (Shady/Interscope) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week, wit 50 Cent and Norah Jones once again have a lock at the top two slots on…

  12. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  13. 'U Turn' Marks Crossroads For McKnight

    March 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Love ballads are still his forte, but the edgier side of singer/songwriter/producer/musician Brian McKnight claims equal time on his sixth studio album, "U Turn." Arriving in stores March 25, the Motown/Universal release finds McKnight…

  14. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  15. Blige, Diddy Team Up For 'Love And Life'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who will executive producer her upcoming MCA album, "Love and Life." This is the first time the two have worked together since Blige's 1994 album Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,…

  16. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  17. 50 Cent Dominates Major Billboard Charts

    March 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard's singles charts, topping the Hot 100 for a third week, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks tally for a fifth week, and the Hot Rap Tra 50 Cent's "In Da Club" continues its reign on Billboard&…

  18. Billboard Bits: P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street'

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on P. Diddy, Ryan Adams, 'Sesame Street' Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will perform his first dance track, "Let's Get Ill," in tandem with vocalist Kelis on March 19 at the second DanceStar awards, to be handed out at Miami Beach's Lummus Park. Diddy'…

  19. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  20. Aguilera Teams With Versace

    March 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera is set to be as ubiquitous on the fashion pages as she is on MTV as the new face of Italian label Versace. "It's just so great. I've got this ad campaign coming up with Donatella an Christina Aguilera is set to be as ubiquitous on the fashion pages as she is…

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