1. Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The only newcomer in the top-10 this week, the J Records album sold 618,000 copies in the U.S. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second…

  2. Stars To Salute Sting

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary as the MusiCares person of the year. The Feb. 6 gala event in Los Angeles will feature performances by Tony B A host of musicians will be on hand to pay tribute to Sting when he is honored in Feburary…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  4. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  5. Quannum Acts Plan Spring Tour, LP Bonanza

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com has learned. Nearly every artist on the roster of acclaimed hip-hop label Quannum Projects has signed on for an April North American tour, Billboard.com…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of OutKast, Kimberley Locke, Chubby Checker and No Doubt. MAKING 'HEY': OutKast casts out Ludacris from pole position, as "Hey Ya!" (Arista) takes the lead on Billboard's Hot 100. It's the second OutKast…

  7. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  8. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  9. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead…

  10. THE BILLBOARD 200

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. The Black Album , Jay-Z 2. The Singles 1992-2003 , No Doubt 3. In The Zone , Britney Spears 4. Metamorphosis , Hilary Duff 5. NOW That's What I Call Music! , Various Artists Issue date: Dec. 13, 2003 News Jay-Z , Hilary Duff , Britney Spears …

  11. John Mayer Lining Up 2004 Dates

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter John Mayer has begun lining up 2004 tour dates, starting Feb. 14 in Vancouver. Singer/songwriter John Mayer has begun lining up 2004 tour dates, starting Feb. 14 in Vancouver. Thus far, only eight dates are on tap, including a previously announced March 2 appearance at…

  12. Jay-Z Back Atop The Billboard 200

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is back on top of The Billboard 200. In its third week, sales of the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set declined just 10% to 260,000 copies, bringing t After falling to No. 4 last week, Jay-Z's "The Black Album" is…

  13. Breaking & Entering

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Jaylib and Death Cab for Cutie. IT TAKES TWO: Madlib and Jay Dee are no strangers to Billboard's charts. Jay Dee is better known as a member of Detroit-based Slum Village , and Madlib's Blue Note…

  14. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  16. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  17. 50 Cent Tops BMA Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  18. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  19. 50 Cent Tops Billboard Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Shady/Aftermath/Interscope artist is a contender in si Rapper 50 Cent leads the finalists for the 2003 Billboard Awards, which will be presented…

  20. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (for the week of Dec. 1-7, 2003). No need to worry now that that Thanksgiving meal is finally digested. There's still plenty of holiday stuffing on television to keep you happy this week. The biggest musical…

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