1. Breaking & Entering

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Idlewild, Kem, Cradle Of Filth, and Pepe Aguilar. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll…

  2. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  3. Billboard Bits: Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Chris Isaak, Jessica Simpson, One Big No Premium cable channel Showtime's comedy "The Chris Isaak Show" is in production on its third season, which will find the star interacting with such musical guests as Michelle Branch, Gloria Estefan, Poison's Bret Michaels,…

  4. Sibling Mannings Team Up In Boomkat

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sibling acts and pop music have often gone hand in hand. DreamWorks recording act Boomkat looks to put its own spin on that tried-and-true formula with its debut, "boomkatalog.one." Due April 8, it is a collection of hip-hop-inspired…

  5. Sugar Ray Cruises In 'Pursuit Of Leisure'

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray is finalizing the details for its fifth album, "In the Pursuit of Leisure," due June 3 from Atlantic. The set will be preceded by the single "Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy)," wh Pop/rock combo Sugar Ray is finalizing the details for its fifth…

  6. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  7. Avril Nabs Four Juno Awards

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four wins, Avril Lavigne triumphed last night (April 6) at Canada's 2003 Juno Awards. The 18-year-old artist was nominated for six awards and took home trophies for best album and pop album for h With four wins, Avril Lavigne triumphed last night (April 6) at Canada's 2003 Juno…

  8. 2003 Juno Awards Winners

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Juno Awards winners list. Here are the winners of the 32nd annual Juno Awards, presented April 6 at the Corel Centre in Canada's capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau: Single of the year: "Complicated," Avril Lavigne (Arista/BMG) Album of the year: "Let Go," Avril…

  9. Week of April 7-13

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7, 2003. Let's start the week off with some hot country music! Monday night on CMT we'll find out exactly who's the hottest on the "Flameworthy Music Video Awards." Videos by Faith Hill , Toby Keith , and Shania Twain are each…

  10. This Day in Music

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1998 - </b>Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1998 - Carlos Vega, a Los Angeles drummer best known for his work with James Taylor, dies of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by one when the Canadian musician gives birth to daughter India Ann Sushil Sood, her and drummer-husband, Ashwin Sood's first child. 2002 - Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by one when the Canadian musician gives birth…

  12. Songs of Jason Robert Brown

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) blends Billy Joel's rollicking piano-driven rock with William Finn's cleverly conversational Broadway fare. Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade) blends Billy Joel's rollicking piano-driven rock with…

  13. Un Amore (One Love)

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business. Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business. Do you mine that golden amusing concept repeatedly? Do you try to segue into "serious" music territory? The Sicilians…

  14. What Light Is All About

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST If you combined the spiritual passion of Point of Grace, the gorgeous harmonies of the Corrs, and the acoustic flair of the Dixie Chicks with a dash of Dolly Parton's Appalachian charm, you'd have Ala If you combined the spiritual passion of Point of Grace, the gorgeous harmonies of…

  15. The Indipop Retrospective

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sheila Chandra is the voice of Indipop, and that voice is one of the most remarkable instruments in world music. Sheila Chandra is the voice of Indipop, and that voice is one of the most remarkable instruments in world music. This 12-song retrospective comprises tracks drawn from six albums…

  16. The Remote Part

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Thanks to the 2001 release 100 Broken Mirrors, Scottish import Idlewild is already a cult hit in the U.S. Thanks to the 2001 release 100 Broken Mirrors, Scottish import Idlewild is already a cult hit in the U.S. But with its follow-up album The Remote Part, the rock band with a classic U.K.…

  17. Two Lefts Don't Make a Right. . .But Three Do

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. Relient K makes a bold step forward with this third album that seamlessly blends thoroughly engaging pop rock melodies and a lively punk spirit. The…

  18. 'Lizzie McGuire' Actress Balances TV, Film, Music

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu Sisters, and even the late Dean Martin on the soundtrack to "The Lizzie McGuire Movie." Due April 22 from Walt Disney Actress/singer Hilary Duff finds herself among such acts as Atomic Kitten, the Beu…

  19. Ricky Martin Returns With A Bang

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a five-year hiatus from recording an all-Spanish album, Ricky Martin is poised to return with a bang. The No. 1 debut of his new single, "Tal Vez" (Perhaps), on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks ch After a five-year hiatus from recording an all-Spanish album, Ricky Martin is…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Pink Floyd, Linkin Park, and 50 Cent. BOTH SIDES OF THE 'MOON': A casual glance at Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart this week might cause a double-take: Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" (Capitol) enters at No…

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