1. Vico C Seeks The 'Truth'

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Orange County Correctional Facility in Orlando, Fla., does not have visitation rooms. So when Jorge Pino, president/chairman of EMI Latin, went to see his artist, rapper Vico C, he had to go to another facility and "visit" through a…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  3. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and…

  4. Marilyn Manson Faces Swiss Criminal Probe

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Marilyn Manson is the target of a criminal inquiry in Zurich, after a religious group made a formal complaint about his stage act. Zurich District Prosecutor Michael Scherrer said today (Dec. 2) that Marilyn Manson is the target of a criminal inquiry in Zurich, after a religious group made a…

  5. Pop, Hip-Hop, Rap To Ring In MTV's New Year

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hilary Duff, Ludacris and Simple Plan are confirmed to perform live as part of MTV's New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31 in New York's Times Square. Duff will also co-host the event, which will air Hilary Duff, Ludacris and Simple Plan are confirmed to perform live as part of…

  6. ATP Fest To Revisit California

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern California in 2004. Organizers for the U.K.-bred All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) festival have confirmed that the multi-day event will return to Southern…

  7. Reports: Guarini Dropped By RCA

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST RCA had no comment on reports that Justin Guarini, the second-place finalist for the first season of "American Idol," has been dropped by the label. The eponymous debut album by Guarini -- who is no l RCA had no comment on reports that Justin Guarini, the second-place finalist for…

  8. The Tangled Web

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: KarmaDownload, Broadjam.com and Garageband.com. INSTANT KARMA: KarmaDownload.com , launched last week, is not the first record label to utilize the Web as its exclusive route of distribution, but it marks…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  10. Young, Westlife Top U.K. Charts

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST While Irish pop quintet Westlife was trading its No. 1 spot on last week's U.K. singles chart for the top of the album tally yesterday (Nov. 30), former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young staked a claim for While Irish pop quintet Westlife was trading its No. 1 spot on last week'…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl. 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains…

  12. So I Begin

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST French duo Galleon—singer/songwriter Gilles Luka and keyboardist Philippe Laurent—has enjoyed massive European success with the title track of its debut album. French duo Galleon—singer/songwriter Gilles Luka and keyboardist Philippe Laurent—has enjoyed massive European success with the title…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses Michael Jackson, the Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Paige and year-end No. 1s with readers. WHAT ARE THE CHANCES FOR 'CHANCE'? Fred, If Michael Jackson debuts at No. 1 with his new single, "One More Chance," will he have the longest-running span of No. 1…

  15. Jars Of Clay Looks To Musical Origins

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy Awards and more than 5 million albums sold, Jars of Clay has earned the right to explore new territory and to ve After a decade that includes a career-defining, self-titled debut in 1995, three Grammy…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's luck runs out in Philadelphia, after police arrest him at an area McDonald's. ODB had been on the lam since October, when he fled a court 2000 - Fugitive Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's…

  17. Britney In Her 'Zone' Atop Billboard 200

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. "In the Zone" sells 609,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, leading three The fourth album from Britney Spears gives the media darling her fourth No. 1 debut…

  18. Ask Billboard

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Fountains Of Wayne, Diane Schuur and Justin Guarini. 'FOUNTAIN' OF CONVERSATION Keith, First off, thanks for taking time to answer these questions! Anyway, I have been a huge Fountains Of Wayne fan for years now, and I think its…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when the Statler Brothers play their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.</b> 2002 -One of country music's longest-running road shows comes to a close when…

  20. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Ween, OEMF Soulful songstress Alicia Keys will perform a concert Monday (Dec. 1) for broadcast exclusively to AOL Broadband subscribers. The invitation-only "Broadband Rocks!" concert at New York's Webster Hall will start at 9 p.m.; the concert will be…

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