1. Lavigne Wins Three MTV Asia Awards

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia Awards. Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne won favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist, and the style award at the second annual MTV Asia…

  2. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the…

  3. Singer/Actress Nell Carter Dies

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom "Gimme a Break!" and received a Tony Award in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," died tod Nell Carter, who played the sassy, matronly housekeeper on the…

  4. Steely Dan Embraces 'Everything'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Everything Must Go," due May 6 via Reprise. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Two Against Nature," which was Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on…

  5. Norah Jones Remains On Top

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a 5.5% sales gain and maintains its grip on the top of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Blue Note/Capitol set moved 114,00 Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a…

  6. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  7. 'Chicago,' U2 Take Home Golden Globes

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen,…

  8. 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…

  9. Respond II

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, two organizations working toward the same goal—to bring an e Like its 1999 predecessor, all proceeds from sales of Respond II will be donated to Respond and the…

  10. Man Sentenced For Wrecking Elliott's Car

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy Elliott was sentenced in Richmond, Va., to three years in jail for the late-night spin. "This is not a typical unauth A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  12. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  13. 3ask

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. DRIVING WITH CELINE Hi, I heard a dance re-make of the Roy Orbison/Cyndi Lauper song "I Drove All Night" the other day. It was by Celine Dion. Is…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 1999 - Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother…

  15. Ms. Dynamite, Streets Top Brit Awards Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the nominations for the Brit Awards 2003. The event will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court, and will be broad With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the…

  16. Eminem Nabs Quartet Of AMAs

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards, winning four trophies at the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rapper won the favorite male pop/rock Rapper Eminem came out on top at last night's (Jan. 13) American Music Awards,…

  17. Ry Cooder's Cuban Era May Be Capped With New Sets

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I'd hate to say this whole Cuban experience is at an end for me," Ry Cooder says. "But I can't see any way they're going to allow us to do it again. We just got in under the wire. It was a miraculous adventure, but…

  18. MTV Unplugged 2.0

    January 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has added a large chorus to the group since its 2001 studio set, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, whic In perusing this CD/DVD, one might be forgiven for thinking that Dashboard Confessional has…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones. YOU WIN SOME, YOU 'LOSE' SOME: Time to rewrite the chart history books. Eminem holds on to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for an 11th week, placing "Lose Yourself" (Shady…

  20. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the "rock era," chart methodologies, ranking songs, Missy Elliott, chart bullets, and Russian act t.A.T.u. in response to readers' letters. WHEN WILL IT END? Dear Fred, Gary Reid hit on a point [in last week's "Chart Beat Chat"] that I have…

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