1. This Day in Music

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a hospital outside Nashville. He is 61. 2001 - Country songwriter and Grand Ole Opry member Johnny Russell dies of complications relating to diabetes in a…

  2. Backstreet's Howie D Goes Bilingual

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include songs in both English and Spanish. He tells Billboard that during the Backstreet Boys' current break, he decided to Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is set to start work on a solo album that will include…

  3. Verizon Plans Four-Day L.A. Music Fest

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for July 24-27 in Los Angeles. A singer/songwriter event, hip-hop show, and a Latin concert will be ticketed shows, while Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for…

  4. 2003 Billboard Latin Music Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Latin Music Award Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards, presented May 8 in Miami. The winners are determined by sales and airplay measured by Nielsen SoundScan and Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, respectively, reflected in the Billboard charts…

  5. Chayanne, Montenegro Take Billboard Latin Honors

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music awards. Veteran Puerto Rican singer Chayanne and rising Mexican star Pilar Montenegro were the big winners, each takin The old mingled with the new last night (May 8) at the 2003 Billboard Latin Music awards.…

  6. Milagro

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. Jaci Velásquez's continued expansion is evident in an album that traverses styles, from unadulterated pop to more urban tracks. The choice of material…

  7. Billboard Bits: STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on STP/AAF, Suwannee Bound, Paul Weller Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo and his guitarist brother Dean have signed on to produce the next studio album for modern rock act Alien Ant Farm, due later this year via New Noize/DreamWorks Records. Pre-production on the follow up to the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Download, Suwannee Bound, Howlin' Wolf

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on England's new Download Festival, Florida's inaugural Suwannee Bound festival, and a reissue of a classic Howlin' Wolf album. Limp Bizkit, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and the Deftones, are the initial acts confirmed for the inaugural Download Festival, slated for May…

  9. 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Latin Awards Finalists Here are the 2003 Billboard Latin Awards Finalists. The awards will be handed out May 8 at the Miami Arena. Hot Latin Track Of The Year: "Y Tu Te Vas" Chayanne (Sony Discos) "Quitame Ese Hombre" Pilar Montenegro (Univision) "El…

  10. USA Cues Up Michael Jackson Biopic

    February 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson, who is back in the headlines after U.K. and U.S. airings of the controversial "Living With Michael Jackson" TV documentary, is the subject of a biopic in development at USA Network. Michael Jackson, who is back in the headlines after U.K. and U.S. airings of the…

  11. Epic Readies Clash Essentials

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. The 40 songs…

  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. This Day in Music

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean ""Puffy"" Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. J 1999 - One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a…

  14. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Korn debuts its new single on the season premiere of "South Park." Korn members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, and David Silveria le 1999 - Korn debuts its new single on the…

  16. Specialist in all Styles

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This release is a very special occasion. Orchestra Baobab was an absolute sensation in Dakar, Senegal, in the 1970s. This release is a very special occasion. Orchestra Baobab was an absolute sensation in Dakar, Senegal, in the 1970s. The group was populated by superb musicians and its Afro…

  17. 'America' Tribute Honored With Emmys

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night's (Sept. 22) Emmy Awards for mounting a music-driven tribute to victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks just 1 The four major broadcast television networks received the Governors Award at last night…

  18. Eminem's 'Without Me' Dominates MTV VMAs

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me" dominated as the big winner at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last night (Aug. 29) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Without Me" won the awards for With four awards, Eminem's "Without Me"…

  19. Hot Product

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Solomon Burke, Boyz II Men, Public Enemy, and more. You Get What You 'Give' R&B titan Solomon Burke enjoyed a string of soul hits -- "Just Out of Reach," "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Got To Get You off My Mind,…

  20. Libre

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On her fourth album, and her first with Univision Music, Texan singer Jennifer PeÑa, a veteran at 18, teams with hitmakers Rudy PÉrez and Kike Santander for a more pop-oriented sound and On her fourth album, and her first with Univision Music, Texan singer Jennifer Peña, a veteran at 18,…

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