1. UB40 To Play Sri Lanka Peace Concert

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Saturday (Dec. 14). The U.K.-based reggae band, the biggest act to come to the island since a peace bid start Toasting peace will be the theme of UB40's concert in the Sri Lankan capital of…

  2. Man Murdered At Sean Paul Video Shoot

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a Toronto-area video shoot for "Get Busy" by Jamaican dance hall artist Sean Paul. Paul, whose single "Gimme the Light" is No. 8 this Shots were fired and one man was killed last night (Dec. 9) during a…

  3. Busta Rhymes' Success Is 'Safe'

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Busta Rhymes is an unstoppable creative force. Coming off the platinum-plus success of "Genesis," his J Records debut, Rhymes returned Nov. 26 with his sophomore J release -- and sixth career offering -- "It Ain't Safe No More…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000 Billboard Music Awards at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena, while Destiny's Child, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and 'N Sync corral four each. 2000 - R&B star Sisqo takes home six trophies at the 2000…

  5. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2002 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…

  6. Travelogue

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree Joni Mitchell revisits 22 songs from her rich catalog, rerecording them with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-pers The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree…

  7. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 2000 - Creed is the big winner with four awards at the first My VH1 Music Awards, presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. 1999 -…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2002 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  10. Billboard Bits: Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Hank Williams, Supergrass, Polo Montanez Hank Williams Jr. and Hank Williams III will be on hand Jan. 4 in Nashville as the "Grand Ole Opry" commemorates the death of country legend Hank Williams. The late artist's son and grandson will perform together for the first…

  11. Nas Drafts Eminem, Alicia Keys For 'God's Son'

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Nas has drafted a host of R&B and hip-hop heavy hitters to assist on his upcoming album "God's Son," due Dec. 17 via Ill Will/Columbia. Eminem produced the track "The Cross," while Alicia K Rapper Nas has drafted a host of R&B and hip-hop heavy hitters…

  12. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  14. Precious

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12-cut album that further demonstrates the compelling vision of singer/songwriter/ guitarist Jimmy Gnecco. The vastly under-recognized Ours follows Distorted Lullabies, its major-label debut, with a 12…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, dies along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. 2001 - 51-year-old Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos…

  16. Lawsuit Aims At Otis Redding Bio

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a biography he wrote about the soul music legend. Zelma Redding and Phil Walden are suing former reporter Scott Freeman, auth Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a…

  17. Death Row Offices Raided By Police

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and 16 other locations in Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area today (Nov. 14) as part of a murder investigation. Search warrants Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight…

  18. Sony's Arjona Delivers 'Saintly Sin'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. A look at the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in recent months reveals that depth -- in the form of more contemplative, personal albums that seem more driven by personal conviction than commercial concern -- has had a particularly good showing…

  19. Clemons Released From Hospital

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released from the hospital following eye surgery to repair a detached retina, according to his publicist. The 60-year-old saxo Clarence Clemons, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been released…

  20. Coolio Performs For Peacekeeping Troops

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers Hall on Eagle Base in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the trip, Coolio also performed and visited with tr Over the weekend rapper Coolio wrapped up his third USO tour with a show at Peacekeepers…

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