1. R. Kelly, Blur Hit U.K. No. 1

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph yesterday (May 11), as his Jive single "Ignition" powered straight to No. 1 in the U.K. Meanwhile, Blur scored its fifth R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph…

  2. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday's episode of the show. Unfortunately,…

  3. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Whitney Houston, Joey…

  4. Priceless

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT No doubt about it: Kelly Price possesses a voice that makes you want to holler because it sounds soooo good. No doubt about it: Kelly Price possesses a voice that makes you want to holler because it sounds soooo good. Since stepping out from backup singer to front-and-center R&B chanteuse…

  5. Body Kiss

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With almost 50 years under their belts, the Isley Brothers have defined classic soul and style for generations. With almost 50 years under their belts, the Isley Brothers have defined classic soul and style for generations. Still, the brothers Ronald and Ernie continue to evolve on their…

  6. Ashanti To Open Mariah Tour

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. As previously reported , the 21-date trek…

  7. Billboard Bits: Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Relix, SARS/Toronto, Jam Cruise Noted jam band magazine Relix will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert in New York's Central Park. To be held at the park's Rumsey Playfield, the show will feature two-hour sets by Gov't Mule and Robert Randolph and the Family…

  8. Ozzy, Kelly Osbourne Splitting Sony

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in the midst of leaving Sony Music, with whom the hard rock family has been associated since 1980. "We've had 23 great years together," family matriarch/manager Sharon Osbo Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne are in the midst of leaving Sony Music, with whom the…

  9. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  10. Sean Paul Still 'Busy' On Singles Chart

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy the No. 1 post on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week. The reggae-leaning cut holds off 50 Cent's "21 Questions," which takes a 4-2 jump on the chart. The Sean Paul's "Get Busy" continues to occupy…

  11. THE BILLBOARD 200

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Get Rich or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2. American Idol Season 2: All Time Classic Love Songs , American Idol Finalists 3. Thankful , Kelly Clarkson 4. The Very Best of Cher , Cher 5. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones News Norah Jones , Kelly Clarkson …

  12. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date…

  13. 50 Cent Holds Off 'Idol' To Return To No. 1

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week where only two albums topped sales of 100,000 copies, 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" moved enough to reclaim the No. 1 post for a sixth non-consecutive week on The Billboard 200. The tot In a week where only two albums topped sales of 100,000 copies, 50 Cent&…

  14. KRS-One Discusses The State Of Hip-Hop

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The sixth annual Hiphop Appreciation Week is scheduled for May 18-25 in New York. The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Temple of Hiphop, whose manifesto states its purpose is to "continue decriminalizing Hiphop's public image and…

  15. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2. The New Breed , 50 Cent 3. Chocolate Factory , R. Kelly 4. Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape , Mobb Deep 5. Diplomatic Immunity , Cam'ron Presents The Diplomats News R. Kelly , Cam'ron …

  16. Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of…

  17. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Isley Brothers 'Body' Movin' Other veteran R&B acts may be struggling for attention, but not the Isley Brothers. The act's current single, "What Would You Do?," is nestled at No. 18 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. With an…

  18. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 2. American Life , Madonna 3. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 4. Say You Will , Fleetwood Mac 5. Thankful , Kelly Clarkson News Norah Jones , Madonna , Kelly Clarkson …

  19. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

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