1. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  3. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  5. Great Country Songs

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song and spent plenty of time atop the country charts, as well. Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song…

  6. Ultimate Yanni

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The new-age community has had its fair share of stars, most notably Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, and George Winston. The new-age community has had its fair share of stars, most notably Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, and George Winston. Yanni Chryssomallis, who debuted in 1984 with the album…

  7. Failer

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Whether it was looking toward the future or not, in signing Canadian singer/songwriter/guitarist Kathleen Edwards, Rounder's still-relatively-new rock imprint ZÖe may have made an investment th Whether it was looking toward the future or not, in signing Canadian singer/songwriter…

  8. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Salute To The Blues & More

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Salute To The Blues, and Black Eyed Peas Madonna will make her episodic television debut on NBC's "Will & Grace" in May. The network did not give details on the storyline of the episode. Madonna hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the '80s and…

  9. Man Sentenced For Wrecking Elliott's Car

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy Elliott was sentenced in Richmond, Va., to three years in jail for the late-night spin. "This is not a typical unauth A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy…

  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. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  12. Lou Rawls Booked For Battery

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Entertainer Lou Rawls posted bail and was released from an Albuquerque, N.M., jail after he was arrested and booked on one count of battery on a household member, police said. Entertainer Lou Rawls posted bail and was released from an Albuquerque, N.M., jail after he was arrested and booked…

  13. Har Mar Superstar: Soul From An Unlikely Source

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Few artists personify the spirit of the independent music world as well as Har Mar Superstar. In fact, only the indie world could create this musical mass of contradiction. He's a chubby white guy from Minnesota who likes to merge disco…

  14. Lattimore, Moore Get Romantic On Duets Set

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST R&B stars Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore are planning to unveil a romantic album of duets in time for Valentine's Day. Arista has scheduled a Feb. 11 release for "Things That Lovers Do," which f R&B stars Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore are planning to unveil a…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 1999 - Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother…

  16. Smith, McKeehan Snare Nine Dove Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards. Smith and McKeehan (who records as tobyMac) will vie for b Michael Smith and dc Talk's Toby McKeehan each scored nine nominations to…

  17. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  18. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  19. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

  20. Hot Product

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Chicago" soundtrack and new albums from Kathleen Edwards and Paul Weller. Windy City The versatile talents of actors Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Renee Zellweger are on display in the hit film "Chicago," the original cast recording for which…

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