1. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Nov. 24-30, 2003. Thursday is Thanksgiving, so that must mean television will be populated with several Christmas specials this week! No, really. The holiday special season gets underway in this final week of November,…

  2. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  3. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Johnny Cash 'Earth' First The sprawling five-disc Johnny Cash box set "Unearthed" arrives this week from American Recordings/Lost Highway, featuring 79 songs, 64 of them previously unreleased and produced by Rick Rubin during sessions for their four "American…

  4. Blood in My Eye

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule has had a tough 2003. The rapper's rivalry with fellow Queens, N.Y. Ja Rule has had a tough 2003. The rapper's rivalry with fellow Queens, N.Y., MC 50 Cent has turned into one of the genre's most-heated beefs in recent memory. And while he may be looking for a peaceful…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies in an L.A. hospital following open-heart surgery. She is 86. 2002 - R&B singer/pianist Hadda Brooks dies in an L.A. hospital following open-heart surgery. She is 86. 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur…

  6. Crosby, Nash Eyeing First Album Since 1976

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. David Crosby and Graham Nash will enter the studio in January to record their first album together as a duo in almost 30 years. "We are excited as hell because…

  7. Roc-A-Fella Rummages Through 'Files'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "The Roc Files, Vol. 1," due Dec. 16. With Jay-Z's self-proclaimed final album topping the charts , his Roc-A-Fella label is taking a look back at its history with the singles compilation "…

  8. 'Baby Boy' Notches 9th No. 1 Week

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for the ninth week with "Baby Boy." As has been the story for several weeks, the song is able to hold "Stand Up" from Ludacris and Beyoncé and Sean Paul are sitting on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for…

  9. Back In 'Black': Jay-Z Swan Song Bows On Top

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop The Billboard 200 this week. One of six top-10 debuts, the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set sold 463,000 copies in the U.S., according to "The Black Album" gives Jay-Z his sixth No. 1 release as it debuts atop…

  10. Breaking & Entering

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Soul Position, the Thrills and Dizzee Rascal. IN POSITION: "8 Million Stories," the debut album from hip-hop duo Soul Position , is framed by three tracks dubbed "Candyland." The brief,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Vibe Awards, Moby, Don Gibson R. Kelly and 50 Cent and G-Unit have been added to the performance schedule for the inaugural Vibe Awards, set for Thursday (Nov. 20) at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center. They join previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige featuring…

  12. Wilco Gets Busy On New Album

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. Wilco is in a New York studio recording the follow-up to its acclaimed 2002 album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Billboard.com has learned. As with…

  13. Police Search Michael Jackson's Ranch

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch today (Nov. 18). Authorities from the Santa Barbara (Ca.) County sheriff's and district attorney's offices served a Investigators armed with a search warrant swarmed Michael Jackson's…

  14. Soul Vocalist Arthur Conley Dies

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 17-23, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 17 "VH1 Classic in Concert," VH1 Classic Featured Artist: U2 (Excerpted from the DVD "U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland") "Total Request Live," MTV…

  16. Street Troubadour

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST A number of '70s soul singers have served as role models for the new-millennium soulsters. A number of '70s soul singers have served as role models for the new-millennium soulsters. For newcomer Andreus, it must have been fellow Chicago native Curtis Mayfield. The singer/songwriter…

  17. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Clay Aiken, platinum albums, lengthy titles, singles and more with readers. SYMBOLIC Dear Mr. Bronson, I have a question regarding Clay Aiken's RIAA symbol, or lack thereof, on the Billboard Web site. Billboard.com states that the symbol is the RIAA's…

  18. Fox Slates Worldwide 'Idol' Competition

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will take part in a two-part competition. Produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19TV, "World Idol" will air Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 on the Fox n Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will…

  19. Mellencamp Heads Back To College

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on Tuesday in the form of Indiana native John Mellencamp. The singer/songwriter appeared at Professor Glenn Gass' long-ru A select group of Indiana University students got an unexpected guest lecturer on…

  20. The Cure 'Dots' Four-Disc Boxed Set

    November 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27, when Fiction/Elektra/Rhino releases the four-disc boxed set "Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fans of veteran modern rock act the Cure will get a late Christmas present on Jan. 27,…

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