1. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  7. 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,"…

  8. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  9. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: Idlewild, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Idlewild, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls Scottish rock quintet Idlewild's third album, "The Remote Part," will finally be released March 25 in North America by Capitol. The set, which was released last July in the U.K. and debuted at No. 3 on the U.K. album chart, is the…

  12. 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…

  13. 3TunesOnTV

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 13-19, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 13 "The 30th Annual American Music Awards," ABC Featured Artists: Paula Abdul, Alabama, Erykah Badu, Pat Boone, Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Tisha Campbell…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an international star in the 1980s, is arrested after an alleged incident in a London pub. He is charged with assault and possession of a 2002 - Adam Ant, whose self-styled "Ant Music" made him an…

  15. This Day in Music

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality has the upper lobe of her left lung remo 2002 - Rosemary Clooney undergoes successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo…

  16. Carlene Carter Case Sent To Grand Jury

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer Carlene Carter, who has been charged with stealing a dead man's identity to obtain prescription drugs. Yesterday (Ja A grand jury in Gallatin, Tenn., will decide whether to indict country music singer…

  17. Sweat Wraps Elektra Tenure With Live Set

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing out his tenure with the label via the upcoming concert set "Keith Sweat Live." The album, due Feb. 4, features renditio Following a 15-year stretch with Elektra, R&B veteran Keith Sweat is closing…

  18. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  19. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Nickelback/Oleander, B. Bland B2K, Ja Rule, and Nickelback have all been added to the performance lineup for the American Music Awards AMAs. Set for Jan. 13 at the Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, the show will also feature previously announced performers Christina Aguilera,…

  20. Yardbirds Take Flight Again With 'Birdland'

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is due April 22 on guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds are wrapping work on "Birdland,"…

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