1. Update: Phil Spector Arrested In Shooting Death

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Producer Phil Spector, noted for his work with the Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, and the Ronettes, was arrested this morning (Feb. 3) on charges of murder in connection with Producer Phil Spector, noted for his work with the Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  3. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Eminem, B2K and P. Diddy, "Chicago," and R.Kelly. 8 MILES DOWN: After a 12-week reign atop Billboard's Hot 100, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (Shady/Interscope) makes a dramatic drop, down to No. 9. It's the…

  5. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  6. Lava Develops Blue Man Group 'Complex'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. The first fruit of the deal will be the April 22…

  7. 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…

  8. 2003 Dove Awards

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville. Below are the nominees for the Gospel Music Association's 2003 Dove Awards, which will take place April 10 in Nashville: Song of the year: "Above All," Lenny LeBlanc,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  10. Other Ones Tour Revives The Dead

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While the chances of a full-fledged reunion (one that would include a return to the studio) are unclear at the moment for the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, percussionist Mickey Hart is hailing he and his bandmates' first tour…

  11. Stars Salute Jennings On Tribute Disc

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the artists slated to appear on a forthcoming Waylon Jennings tribute album. Due in March, the RCA set will include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Metallica lead singer James Hetfield are among the…

  12. Page Hamilton Revs Back Up With Gandhi

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal band Helmet disbanded in 1998 after five studio albums. Since then, the singer/guitarist has contributed hi Page Hamilton has spent a long time under the rock radar since his revered alternative metal…

  13. This Day in Music

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and '70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old. 1999 - Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting…

  14. Billboard Bits: Diplomats, W. Panic, Vassar/Lewis

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on the first album from rapc act the Diplomats, Widespread Panic's John Bell hosts a charity golf tournament and concert, and country artist Phil Vassar and Huey Lewis record together. The Diplomats, a rap act comprised of Cam'ron, Jimmy Jones, Freekey Zekey, and Juelz…

  15. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1989 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Another Day in Paradise,"" Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Another Day in Paradise,"" Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the…

  16. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  17. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  19. Paid in Full/Dream Team

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh off of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse double-disc offering, the imprint returns with a two-CD soundtrack to the film RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>People magazine picks country singer Brad Paisley as one of its ""Sexy Men 2001."" 2001 - People magazine picks country singer Brad Paisley as one of its ""Sexy Men 2001."" 2001 - Manuel Garcia, Many Chao, and U2 each win two…

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