1. Petty's 'Hits' Earn RIAA Diamond

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have earned their first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) diamond award for their 1993 MCA compilation "Greatest Hits." Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have earned their first Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) diamond…

  2. Shania Slates Spring Swing

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The contemporary country artist has confirmed a new set of North American tour dates, kicking off April 6 in Sunrise, Shania Twain plans to keep up a busy touring schedule at least through the spring. The…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Tangled Web

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: KarmaDownload, Broadjam.com and Garageband.com. INSTANT KARMA: KarmaDownload.com , launched last week, is not the first record label to utilize the Web as its exclusive route of distribution, but it marks…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl. 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains…

  8. Stars Perform At Mandela's AIDS Concert

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call to help fight the scourge of AIDS today (Nov. 29), putting on a musical extravaganza broadcast across the wor Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call…

  9. Vince Neil Faces Battery Trial

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, who is accused of battery on a prostitute at a Nevada brothel. Neil is charged with misdeme An April 22 trial date has been set in Dayton, Nev., Justice Court for former Motley Crue…

  10. Lawyer: Jackson Secretly Taped On Jet

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson has been granted a court order against XtraJet, an aircraft company that was attempting to sell a videotape made of the star as he flew from Las Vegas to California last week. Michael Jackson has been granted a court order against XtraJet, an aircraft company that was…

  11. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF Soulful songstress Alicia Keys will perform a concert Monday (Dec. 1) for broadcast exclusively to AOL Broadband subscribers. The invitation-only "Broadband Rocks!" concert at New York's Webster Hall will start at 9 p.m.; the concert will be…

  12. The Prince's 40-Year Reign: A Billboard Q&A

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In a long, storied career, José José -- whose fans refer to him as "El Príncipe de la Canción" (the Prince of Song) -- has won renown not just as one of the finest crooners in Mexican pop music but as one of the country's greatest…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  14. Jackson's 'Number Ones' Snares U.K. No. 1

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 23) with his new "Number Ones" compilation (Epic), beating out boy band Busted' Charges of child molestation did not stop Michael Jackson from debuting at No…

  15. 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:…

  16. Skull Ring

    November 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with the Stooges but also features guest turns by Peaches, Sum 41 and Green Day, it is rather amusing that most of the disc's best cuts Considering that "Skull Ring" not only marks a historic reunion with…

  17. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  18. Jackson Surrenders To California Police

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST His hands cuffed behind his back, Michael Jackson was taken into custody by the Santa Barbara County (Calif.) sheriff's department just after noon PT today (Nov. 20). He faces multiple counts of child His hands cuffed behind his back, Michael Jackson was officially taken into custody by…

  19. DiFranco Offers 'Educated Guess'

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will release a new studio album, "Educated Guess," Jan. 20 via her own Righteous Babe label. Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco will release a new studio album, "Educated Guess," Jan. 20 via her own Righteous Babe label. The set was recorded and…

  20. '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…

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