1. Tasty

    December 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST A more mature and focused Kelis greets listeners on this, her second U.S. album (third internationally). A more mature and focused Kelis greets listeners on this, her second U.S. album (third internationally). But the singer is no less sultry—check out the alluring photos in the CD booklet—or…

  2. Nas Nabbed In NYC Club Assault

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas was charged with assault yesterday (Dec. 18) stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation in a New York nightclub. The New York Daily News reports that the artist, whose real name is Nasir Jones, al Rapper Nas was charged with assault yesterday (Dec. 18) stemming from a Dec. 10 altercation…

  3. Take a Look in the Mirror

    December 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Once again, an Internet leak marred the launch of a new Korn album. But "Take a Look in the Mirror" is strong enough to withstand the blow. Once again, an Internet leak marred the launch of a new Korn album. But "Take a Look in the Mirror" is strong enough to withstand the…

  4. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z 'Black' Friday Originally intended for an unusual Friday release on Nov. 28, Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," was moved up two weeks due to piracy. "I have made sure that my album is available at a lower price for my fans," Jay-Z says. "In…

  5. Jay-Z Album Moved Up Two Weeks

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved up the release of Jay-Z's swan song, "The Black Album," from Nov. 28 to Nov. 14, due to piracy. "Due to individuals illegally dis As first tipped here yesterday (Nov. 5), Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam has moved…

  6. Korn Sets New Album Track List

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The track list for Korn's next album, "Take a Look in the Mirror," has been unveiled. The 13-track set, due Nov. 25 via Epic, opens with the single "Right Now," which is No. 23 on Billboard's Mainstre The track list for Korn's next album , "Take a Look…

  7. The Remixes

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's legion of hardcore fans—of which there are still plenty —will wholly embrace this two-disc collection, which arrives on her former label. Mariah Carey's legion of hardcore fans—of which there are still plenty —will wholly embrace this two-disc collection, which…

  8. Jay-Z Inc.

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For Jay-Z, the end is just the beginning. The rapper/mogul has decided to retire as a recording artist after 10 years and more than 18 million albums sold. "I always had the dream of moving over to the business side," Jay-Z says in an…

  9. J. Lo Gets 'Reel' On DVD/EP

    October 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On Nov. 18, Epic will release "The Reel Me," an EP featuring the new song "Baby I Love U" and an accompanying DVD with 17 of the artist' Jennifer Lopez is getting back to the business of making music. On…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper and Beyoncé. THE RAITT STUFF: There's a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week - a fragile connection, but a connection nevertheless. Bette Midler…

  11. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  12. Tunes On TV

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related listings for Oct. 6-12 Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 6 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured Artist: Joss Stone (also scheduled: Lucy Liu, Jacques Lowe). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Steadman, Justin…

  13. Billboard Bits: Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale'

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Liza Minnelli, WKTU, 'Clarksdale' In her first screen-acting gig in more than eight years, Liza Minnelli has been tapped to do a multi-episode guest arc on Fox's new comedy "Arrested Development." The Imagine TV/20th Century Fox TV show, set to premiere Nov. 2…

  14. Keys' 'Diary' Delayed Until December

    September 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The highly anticipated release of Alicia Keys' next album has been pushed back a few weeks. Originally due Nov. 18, "The Diary of Alicia Keys," will be issued Dec. 2 by J Records in order to accommoda The highly anticipated release of Alicia Keys' next album has been…

  15. Crunk King Lil Jon Readies CD/DVD

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. "Part II," a Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz CD/DVD, will be released Nov. 25 via TVT. The DVD is a video diary of the Dirty South rap act's rise to popularity, while the audio…

  16. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  17. Lil' Kim, Jay-Z Top Source Awards Nods

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003. Both artists received nods in five categories, including album of the year for "La Bella Mafia" and "The Blueprin Lil' Kim and Jay-Z lead the list of nominees for The Source Hip-Hop…

  18. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  19. Jagged Edge Takes The 'Hard' Way

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B outfit Jagged Edge has set a Sept. 30 release date for its next Columbia album, "Hard." A commercial single for lead track "Walked Outta Heaven" was released on Tuesday. The cut is No. 41 this R&B outfit Jagged Edge has set a Sept. 30 release date for its next…

  20. Report: Jam Master Jay Carried Gun

    July 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT longtime associate of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay says the peace-promoting rap icon was scared and showed him a handgun the day he was fatally gunned down at his recording studio, according to a publi A longtime associate of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay says the peace-promoting rap…

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