1. Avril Skates To No. 1 In The U.K.

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already shipped 600,000 units in the U.K., received a major international boost yesterday (Jan. 5) when it hit No. 1 on the U.K. album chart for th Avril Lavigne's debut Arista album, "Let Go," having already…

  2. 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&…

  3. Billboard Bits: Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dr Pepper, R.E.M., Elton John LL Cool J, Anastacia, and Paulina Rubio will pay tribute to Run-D.M.C., Cyndi Lauper, and Celia Cruz, respectively, in a new series of soft-drink Dr Pepper's "Be You" television ads. Both the artists paying tribute and those being honored…

  4. 1TunesOnTV

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 30, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 30 "Shania: In Her Own Words," VH1 Featured Artist: Shania Twain. "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: David…

  5. Jerkins Flavors 'Honey' Of A Film

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and produce the soundtrack for Universal Pictures' "Honey." Jerkins will also make his acting debut in the film, playing the r Grammy Award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins has signed on to write songs and…

  6. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  7. The Sound of the Third Season

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and VÄth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since the late-'80s. Relative elder statesmen in a youthful techno scene, Hawtin and Väth have individually released mixed CDs and original productions since…

  8. Dirty Vegas Takes A Spin At The 'Tables'

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. electronica outfit Dirty Vegas will return to its club roots for "A Night at the Tables," a 73-minute mix CD due Jan. 28 from Ultra Records. The set features recent club favorites from the likes U.K. electronica outfit Dirty Vegas will return to its club roots for "A Night…

  9. Galactic To Tour 'Freezestyle' In 2003

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour under the Freezestyle moniker. The six-week jaunt is due to kick off Jan. 23 at the group's hometown venue Tipitina's, r New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour…

  10. Brighton: 'Too Soon' For Fatboy's Third Beach Party

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy Slim's free summer beach concert this summer, Billboard Bulletin reports. Council officials in Brighton, England, are being urged to shelve plans for a repeat of DJ/producer Fatboy…

  11. 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…

  12. Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The comp Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James)…

  13. 7TH ANNUAL JUSTO'S MIXTAPE AWARDS

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Winners of the 7th Annual Justo's Mixtape Awards. Here are the winners of the 7th annual Justo's Mixtape Awards, which were handed out Dec. 3 at the Manhattan Center Studios in New York at a ceremony hosted by DJ Red Alert: Best Graphics On A Mixtape 2K2: J Love Best West Coast…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love. The case involves the release of material by Nirvana. The suit is in response to an action Love filed earlier tha 2001 - Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic file a countersuit against Courtney Love.…

  15. Ashanti, Nelly Clean Up At Billboard Awards

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, aired live tonight (Dec. 9) on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ashanti took home eight awards, R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music…

  16. Haynes Sets Annual Xmas Jam

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam Dec. 21 in Asheville, N.C. The event, which will raise money for Habitat For Humanity, will feature performances by Gov't Mu Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes will stage his 14th annual Christmas Jam…

  17. Quality

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo debut with Quality. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19 With two albums under his belt via collaborations with Mos Def and DJ Hi-Tek, underground darling Talib Kweli makes his solo…

  18. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The…

  19. Laika Looks Back On 'Lost In Space'

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based electronica duo Laika has compiled album tracks, rarities, covers, live cuts, and a previously unreleased song for "Lost in Space," due Jan. 21 from Too Pure/Beggars. U.K.-based electronica duo Laika has compiled album tracks, rarities, covers, live cuts, and a previously…

  20. Will Smith Eyeing 'I, Robot' Adaptation

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot," a big-screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's classic science fiction book series. Alex Proyas ("Dark City") will direc Rapper/actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in 20th…

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