1. Kelly Clarkson Says Thanks On Debut Album

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and producers on her debut album, "Thankful," due April 15 from RCA. The "American Idol" queen is joined by fellow former competitor Kelly Clarkson gets a hand from a host of high-profile songwriters and…

  2. Lee Recalls Boy's Drowning During Trial

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of finding that a 4-year-old boy had drowned during his son's birthday pool party. The former Motley Crue drummer and Tommy Lee yesterday (April 8) recalled in a Santa Monica, Calif., court the horror of…

  3. Madonna Takes 'Life' In Front Of The Cameras

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick/Warner Bros. album, "American Life," due April 22 in North American and a day earlier internationally. On April 22, the s Madonna is set for a TV blitz the week of April 21 to promote her new Maverick…

  4. 'Idol' Sings With Billboard No. 1s Theme

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tonight's (April 8) episode of "American Idol" will be centered on the theme of Billboard chart-toppers. The Fox reality show/talent contest's remaining finalists will perform songs that have reached Tonight's (April 8) episode of "American Idol" will be…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kiss, Angie Stone; Boz Scaggs

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Kiss, Angie Stone, Boz Scaggs Kiss will close the KIIS-FM Wango Tango set for Pasadena's Rose Bowl on May 17. According to the concert's offical Web site , the lineup will also include Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Michelle Branch, and Craig David with special guests…

  6. Hot Product

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine 'Senior' Prom Graduating to the next level musically was the creative momentum driving R&B artist Ginuwine while recording his fourth album, "The Senior," due this week from Epic. Case in point is the R. Kelly-written and -produced lead single/club anthem …

  7. 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. "…

  8. Guests Bolster Ginuwine's Return

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Graduating to the next level musically was the creative momentum driving R&B artist Ginuwine while recording his fourth album and April 8 Epic release, "The Senior." Describing the set, which is due May 20 internationally, as "…

  9. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Linkin Park's 'Meteora' Crashes Chart At No. 1

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The Billboard 200, crashing onto the chart at No. 1. The Warner Bros. set sold 810,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the thi Linkin Park's "Meteora" makes a crater-like impact on The…

  13. 'Idol' Contestants Record Greenwood Songs For Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The song choice for the first "American Idol" charity single has been changed to a pair of cover versions of Lee Greenwood's "I'm Proud To Be an American" and "God Bless the U.S.A." Performed by the s The song choice for the first "American Idol…

  14. R. Kelly Song Shows Support For U.S. Troops

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Embattled R&B star R. Kelly has recorded and released a new song to show support for members of the military currently fighting the U.S.-led war in Iraq. "A Soldier's Heart" is described as a "tri Embattled R&B star R. Kelly has recorded and released a new song to…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their 21st annual benefit concert to aid Hospital Hospitality House, which offers a home away from home for family members 2000 - At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Riders in the Sky present their…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Chart-related column profiling new artists on Billboard charts: Ms. Dynamite, Cat Power, Cody Chesnutt, and Cave In. Welcome to the first edition of Breaking & Entering, a weekly look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. Starting…

  18. The Tangled Web

    March 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Internet-related column profiling live music downloads, war protest songs and labels, and artist Buck Howdy. Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launching with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Tuesday, we will get you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related…

  19. 'Idol' Finalists Team Up For Charity Single

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity single, "What the World Needs Now Is Love," with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Cross. The 10 finalists from the second season of "American Idol" will release a charity…

  20. Rolling Stones Cancel Two More Asia Gigs

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Southern China's outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed over 50 lives, and now along with it, the Rolling Stones first two scheduled appearances in China. Southern China's outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) has claimed over 50 lives, and…

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