1. Billboard Bits: BB Latin Awards, Robi Draco Rosa, Mogwai

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on BB Latin Awards, Robi Draco Rosa, Mogwai Actress Roselyn Sanchez, singer/actor Carlos Ponce, and actor Miguel Varoni have been tapped to host the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards. The May 8 event at the Miami Arena will be taped for May 11 broadcast on Telemundo. As previously…

  2. Madonna's 'Life' Easily Debuts At No. 1

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life" opens on top of The Billboard 200. The Maverick/Warner Bros. album sold 241,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to Nielse Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life"…

  3. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  4. Faceless

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It is apparently the season for hard-rock, as Godsmack joins a lengthening list of A-list bands returning to active duty. It is apparently the season for hard-rock, as Godsmack joins a lengthening list of A-list bands returning to active duty. Faceless shows the Sully Erna-fronted quartet in…

  5. Rainy Day Music

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Much-loved Minneapolis roots rockers the Jayhawks (see story, page 12) surface for their first album since the 2000 set Smile (and their first on Lost Highway). Much-loved Minneapolis roots rockers the Jayhawks (see story, page 12) surface for their first album since the 2000 set Smile (and…

  6. Billboard Bits: Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Eminem/Nas, Styx, Cabo Jazz Fest Rappers Eminem and Nas will receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit event on Saturday (April 26). Eminem will be honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award…

  7. P-Funk Family Celebrates 'Six Degrees'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Epic/Legacy will on May 13 release a 15-track compilation that collects songs from George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, as well as a number of artists who worked with Clinton, including Bootsy Col Epic/Legacy will on May 13 release a 15-track compilation that collects songs from George…

  8. George Jones Celebrates Gospel

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Talk to George Jones these days and the country music icon readily admits he's a changed man. Following a near-fatal car accident in 1999, he gave up alcohol and cigarettes and rediscovered his faith in God. That spiritual renewal fuels…

  9. Billboard Bits: Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Barry Manilow, Public Enemy, Smithereens Barry Manilow will be presented with the Society of Singers' 12th annual ELLA award on April 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The honor is presented "to singers whose contribution to the music world is equaled by his/her dedication to…

  10. Songwriter Felice Bryant Dies

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love," and Buddy Holly's "Raining in My Heart," died today (April 22) at her home in Gatlinburg, Tenn., performing Felice Bryant, who co-wrote the Everly Brothers'…

  11. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

  12. Hopes & Dreams

    April 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. Lisa Lynne wears her heart on her harp strings with music full of romance and a yearning for a simpler, more innocent time. A former heavy metal bass player, including a…

  13. Kathleen Edwards Slates Spring Tour

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in support of her Zoe/Rounder debut, "Failer." The tour will kick off May 15 in Indianapolis and stretch through a June 15 Alt-country darling Kathleen Edwards has added another set of U.S. tour dates in…

  14. Phair Goes Acoustic With Flaming Lips

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will embark on her first tour in several years with a string of acoustic performances opening for the Flaming Lips. The seven-date trek begins May 23 in Portland, Ore., and Singer/songwriter Liz Phair will embark on her first tour in several years with a string of…

  15. Chart Beat Chat

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses 50 Cent, Cher, coincidences, charity singles and albums, the Eagles, Celine Dion, and Madonna with readers. 50 CENT'S WORTH Fred, Quick question: Will 50 Cent's new DVD/CD combo get to chart on The Billboard 200? Just wondering if it would be treated as a…

  16. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  17. This Day in Music

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra. 2001 - 63-year-old American composer John Corigliano wins the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music for his "Symphony No. 2 for String…

  18. Fine Tuning

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at music television highlights for the week of April 14-20, 2003. "American Idol" fans will want to stay up for NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Monday as inaugural season winner Kelly Clarkson will perform and likely sit down with Jay for a chat about her…

  19. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  20. This Day in Music

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Radiohead's Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628) from fans who sponsor his participation in the London Marathon. Selway finishes the foot race in four-and-a-half hours. 2002 - Radiohead's Phil Selway raises a total of 18,514 pounds ($26,628…

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