1. R. Kelly, Pink Spice Up Billboard Music Awards

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST R. Kelly and Pink are the latest artists to join the performance lineup for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. R. Kelly and Pink are the latest artists to join the performance lineup for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. They'll join previously announced performers Sting, No Doubt, Beyoncé,…

  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. Duff Heads To 'Summer' School

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for FilmEngine and New Line Cinema. Actress-singer Hilary Duff will put her talents to use as star of the upcoming teen music drama "Heart of Summer," for…

  4. Hot Product

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elephant Man 'Good' Vibrations VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due this week, the album serves as the dancehall…

  5. Beg for Mercy

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his solo debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The Queens, N.Y., MC will surely carry that momentum into the new year with "Beg for Mercy," th Since February, 50 Cent has been riding high on the success of his…

  6. Beyoncé, Clay, Shania To Play Billboard Awards

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain and Evanescence are confirmed to perform at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers No Doubt and 2003 Billboard Ce Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain and Evanescence are confirmed to perform at the…

  7. Duran Duran To Get Brit Award Honor

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Reunited English pop icons Duran Duran will receive an honorary accolade at the next Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. Reunited English pop icons Duran Duran will receive an honorary accolade at the next Brit Awards, to be held Feb. 17 at Earls Court in London. The…

  8. Beyoncé, Clay, Shania To Play Billboard Awards

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain and Evanescence are confirmed to perform at the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers No Doubt and 2003 Billboard Ce Beyoncé, Clay Aiken, Foo Fighters, Shania Twain and Evanescence are confirmed to perform at the…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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:…

  11. 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…

  12. Elephant Man: Ready 4 U.S. Success

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. VP Records and Atlantic Records are looking to repeat the mainstream success of dancehall reggae acts Sean Paul and Wayne Wonder with their partnership on Elephant Man's "Good 2 Go." Due Dec. 2, the album serves as the dancehall…

  13. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips

    November 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Suge Knight, Jerkins, Grant Lee Phillips Riverhead Books has pushed the release of hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's autobiography to next year. Completion of the volume has been complicated by Knight's July imprisonment for assaulting a nightclub valet, but…

  14. 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…

  15. Top Artists Saddle Up For RodeoHouston

    November 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the RodeoHouston concert stage next spring. Set for March 2-21, the 72nd Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Beyoncé. George Strait, Alan Jackson and John Mayer are among the artists who will grace the…

  16. Spears To Produce ABC Family Film

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears is close to signing on as executive producer for an adaptation of a book she wrote with her mother for ABC Family. Based on the 2001 semiautobiographical novel "A Mother's Gift," the un Britney Spears is close to signing on as executive producer for an adaptation…

  17. Ask Billboard

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about JC Chasez, Peter Gabriel, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. ANOTHER SOLO 'N SYNCER Keith, I just wanted to know when JC Chasez's new CD is going to come out. I had heard it would be out in October, and well, it's November. So…

  18. 2003 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here's are the winners of BMI's annual Country Awards, handed out Nov. 4 in Nashville. "The Baby," songwriter Harley Allen, recorded by Blake Shelton, (Warner Bros. Nashville) published by Coburn Music, Inc. "Beautiful Mess," Sonny…

  19. Auf Der Maur Eyes Solo Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late spring via Capitol, according to a spokesperson. The as-yet-untitled set will be supported with a tour, with details yet Melissa Auf Der Maur's long-in-the-works solo debut will finally be out in late…

  20. Simpson's New Reality: ABC Sitcom

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television. Simpson has inked a development deal with ABC to star in a comedy series project for the network targeted f Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television.…

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