1. Week Of March 24-30

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for the week of March 24-30, 2003. If you like superstar divas and big, lavish productions (and really, who doesn't?), then we've got something very special in store. Along with a new album ("One Heart," Epic), this week will see the opening of…

  2. Evolve

    March 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST On Evolve, her last album with her band before returning to solo life, Ani DiFranco indeed takes her evolution a step further, with a typical disregard for expectations or flavors of the month. On Evolve, her last album with her band before returning to solo life, Ani DiFranco indeed takes…

  3. Billboard To Honor Manzanero, Franco

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Armando Manzanero and rapper Edgardo Arias Franco, aka "El General," will receive special honors at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be held May 8 at the Miami Arena. Manzanero, th Songwriter Armando Manzanero and rapper Edgardo Arias Franco, aka "El General…

  4. Celine 'Heart' Opens On 'A New Day'

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's a new driving force in Celine Dion's career. Her $10 million contract to become the face and vocal signature of DaimlerChrysler has prompted a new album, "One Heart," just a year after her high-profile return from a…

  5. 50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, once again holding a relatively narrow lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me." The rapper's Shady/Inter 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'…

  6. Additional titles hitting stores this week include:

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Additional titles -- A new studio album from singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, "Evolve" (Righteous Babe). -- Dancehall veteran Buju Banton's "Friend for Life" (VP/Anti), featuring Sly & Robbie, Fat Joe, and Wayne Wonder. -- Modern rock outfit A.F.I.'s "…

  7. Musicians Band Together Against War Threat

    February 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against an impending U.S.-led war against Iraq. Rappers Jay-Z and Nas, singer/songwriters Natalie Merchant and Sheryl Dozens of artists from across the musical spectrum have joined forces to speak out against…

  8. This Day in Music

    February 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 2001 - Brad Paisley joins the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. 1999 - More than 9.1 million viewers tune in to the Brit Awards broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV commercial network. 1998 - Do-it-yourself singer/songwriter…

  9. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

  10. DiFranco, Franti Proclaim 'Not In Our Name'

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST DiFranco, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ozomatli, Chuck D & the Fine Arts Militia, and spoken word artist Saul Williams have signed for the Not In Our Name benefit concert, to be held Jan. 31 at Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ozomatli, Chuck D & the Fine Arts Militia,…

  11. Female Musicians Lead Domestic Violence Benefit

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks" to "Respond II," a two-disc compilation that will benefit families affected by domestic violence. A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks"…

  12. Dylan, DiFranco To Dance Down Under

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Folk rock troubadours Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco, who previously toured North America together in 1997, are re-teaming for an 11-date February tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour will hit nine Folk rock troubadours Bob Dylan and Ani DiFranco, who previously toured North America…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, Les Nubians, 'rocktalk'

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about Ricky Martin's 2003 Spanish-launguage album, Les Nubians collaborate with Talib Kweli, and the WE: Women's Entertainment special "rocktalk." Ricky Martin will release his first Spanish-language album in five years in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc…

  14. Celine Will Wake To 'A New Day' In Vegas

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner revealed at her rehearsals in La Louviere, Belgium. Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner…

  15. Dion Begins Belgian Rehearsals For Vegas Show

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After settling into her leafy new Belgian villa, Canadian star Celine Dion got down to work today (Oct. 17), preparing for a new Las Vegas show which will mark her return to the stage next year. After settling into her leafy new Belgian villa, Canadian star Celine Dion got down to work today …

  16. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  17. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

  18. Artists Celebrate 'Being Out'

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed to openness and honesty" have contributed tracks to the benefit compilation "Being Out Rocks." A combination of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight artists "committed…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  20. So Much Shouting/So Much Laughter

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For arch music maverick Ani DiFranco, the art is in the moment, and that's what comes through on this live double set. For arch music maverick Ani DiFranco, the art is in the moment, and that's what comes through on this live double set. Here, the eloquent contrarian is in her…

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