1. Elliott 'Works' Up Eight MTV VMA Nominations

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Missy Elliott leads the field with eight nominations for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be handed out Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Elliott's "Work It" clip is up for video of the Missy Elliott leads the field with eight nominations for the 2003 MTV…

  2. Beyonce's 'Crazy' Stays On Top

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its lock on two of Billboard's major singles charts. The cut is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a fourth-straight week and leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Si Beyonce's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z maintains its…

  3. New Live Album Brings Kristofferson Full-Circle

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Country songwriting legend Kris Kristofferson is returning with full force to the landmark music side of his career. The Songwriters Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member, whose equally rewarding acting exploits have taken…

  4. This Day in Music

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned-radio stars when he dons his own on-air persona on Los Angeles station KCMG (Mega 92.3) with the show "Intimate With S 2000 - Motown legend Smokey Robinson joins the ranks of music stars-turned…

  5. Elephant Man Is 'Good 2 Go' On New Album

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, "Good 2 Go," Sept. 23 through VP Records. The set, which will feature the single "Pon De River, Pon De Bank," is the artist's first for N Jamaican sensation Elephant Man will release his fourth album, …

  6. Will Smith, Wife Forge Family Comedy Series

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing a new comedy series for UPN called "All of Us," and the couple plans to keep it in the family. Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, have been developing…

  7. MODERN ROCK TRACKS

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/modern.jsp 1. Seven Nation Army , The White Stripes 2. Just Because , Jane's Addiction 3. Send The Pain Below , Chevelle 4. Faint , Linkin Park 5. Headstrong , Trapt Issue date: July 26, 2003 News …

  8. This Day in Music

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its skeleton mascot "Vic Rattlehead" _ is unsuitable for the nation's youth, Malaysian authorities ban veteran metal act Megadeth from 2001 - Insisting the imagery the band uses _ specifically its…

  9. McCartney Exhibit Opens At Beatles Museum

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT An exhibition celebrating the solo career of Paul McCartney after the break-up of the Beatles will open in Liverpool on Saturday (Aug. 2), organized by students from his former school. "The Solo Years An exhibition celebrating the solo career of Paul McCartney after the break-up of the…

  10. Cake, Cheap Trick Deliver 'Unlimited Sunshine'

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off Sept. 2 in Atlanta. The 14-date North American trek will also feature Charlie Louvin of the Louvin Brothers, t Cake and Cheap Trick will headline the second annual Unlimited Sunshine tour, kicking off…

  11. Lawmakers Defend Uploader Bill

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 21) said opponents are misinterpreting a provision in their Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security Act, Billboard Bulletin reports. The b Two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 21) said opponents are misinterpreting a provision…

  12. This Day in Music

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 2002 - Jazz singer Marion Montgomery dies at her home in Bray, England, after a long battle with cancer. She is 67. 1999 - In an unfortunate case of history…

  13. Billboard Bits: WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on WWC, Keith Murray, Ben Harper Wellwater Conspiracy, featuring Soundgarden/Pearl Jam principal Matt Cameron and former Monster Magnet guitarist John McBain, will release its self-titled fourth album Sept. 9 via Transdreamer/Megaforce. A spokesperson confirms that the group will be…

  14. Bow Wow Barks Support For Youth Computing

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's Bryant Park. The noontime event will be sponsored by HBO and will include an announcement of a donation to be made by Teenage rapper Bow Wow will stage a free concert Wednesday (July 23) in New York's…

  15. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  16. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  17. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan That 'Masked' Man Bob Dylan offers newly recorded versions of two songs from his back catalog and covers of two traditional songs on Columbia's "Masked and Anonymous" soundtrack, due this week. Dylan has re-recorded "Cold Irons Bound" from his 1997…

  18. Hot Product

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss 'Kiss' This Just when you thought they'd tried everything else, Kiss invades record stores again this week with "Kiss Symphony -- Alive IV," the first release on its own Kiss Records through Sanctuary. The double-disc set chronicles the band's Feb. 28…

  19. This Day in Music

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He is 34. 1998 - Gospel singer O'Landa Draper dies at Meharry General Hospital in Nashville following a brief episode of renal failure. He…

  20. This Day in Music

    July 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D sings the praises of the coming digital download age. 1999 - In his speech at the 4th annual Plug.In music and technology conference, Public Enemy rapper Chuck D…

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