1. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  2. Billboard Bits: Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Puddle Of Mudd, The Roots, Warp Puddle Of Mudd will guest on the debut episode of music video network Fuse's "7th Avenue Drop." Premiering Tuesday (Nov. 25), the show aims to feature interviews and performances by major artists in Fuse's street-front New York…

  3. Lennox Song Heralds 'Rings' Return

    October 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," due Nov. 25 from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks. Along with the 2002 Billboard Century Awa A new song by Annie Lennox is among the tracks on the soundtrack to "The Lord…

  4. Sugababes End Peas' U.K. Chart Reign

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six-week run at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart to an end yesterday (Oct. 19). "Hole in the Head" (Universal Island), from Sugababes' new U.K. pop-soul trio Sugababes finally brought Black Eyed Peas' six…

  5. Dave Matthews Goes Solo

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Dave Matthews seems to be perpetually in motion, but even he is never sure of his course. That's the only way he can explain his first solo project. It happened by accident earlier this year during a break from his band in what began as a…

  6. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2003. By now you should have had your fill of "The Blues" (if not, order the seven-DVD series via PBS.org ). Although it'll be hard to top last week's rich musical programming, the vast…

  7. Live at Sin-é

    October 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums remastered, repackaged and expanded to double-disc length (à la Universal's Deluxe Editions)&#x2014 Part of the inaugural round in Sony Legacy's new Legacy Edition series—reissued albums…

  8. Darkness, Black Eyed Peas Lead U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album charts, Black Eyed Peas and the Darkness nevertheless maintained their No. 1 spots. The Peas' "Where Is the Love" (A&M/Merc In a week of many high-profile new entries on the U.K. singles and album…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Reba McEntire, older artists and the charts and ABBA with readers. FROM NASHVILLE WITH LOVE I was reading "Chart Beat Chat" and read the question posed to you about Reba McEntire's new single. With all respect, I must correct you. You said that her last…

  10. Madonna Launches Children's Book Abroad

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching her children's book "The English Roses" simultaneously in 100 countries and 30 languages in an unprecedented publishing blit Madonna reached out to a new generation of fans today (Sept. 15), launching…

  11. RIAA Sues File Sharers, Offers Amnesty

    September 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Association of America today (Sept. 8) announced the filing of more than 250 copyright-infringement suits against individual peer-to-peer network users accused of trading massiv The Recording Industry Association of America today (Sept. 8) announced the filing of more…

  12. Carson Daly's Label Readies Releases

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment, the record label started by MTV personality Carson Daly and former Loud Records executive VP Jonathan Rifkind, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Caroline Records D 456 Entertainment, the record label started by MTV personality Carson Daly and former Loud…

  13. Soul Deep

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, Laura Turner. Divadom has come upon hard times in America. But Curb is pulling out all stops for its silky new sophisticated lady, Laura Turner. "Soul Deep" showcases…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk on the band's tour bus. Despite speculation that the 30-year-old singer's death was alcohol or drug related, a later toxico 2002 - Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams is found dead in his bunk…

  15. The Tangled Web

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: VAST and Elvis Presley. THE VAST REALM OF THE WEB: Within the past year, the likes of Radiohead, Korn, 50 Cent and Super Furry Animals have fallen victim to the latest threat of digital music file-sharing: Web leaks of…

  16. Matthews Gets 'Personal' On 'Some Devil'

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that his recently completed solo debut reveals a side of the singer/songwriter that his fans have not yet seen. Matthews says "Some Devil," due Sept. 23 on RCA, inclu Dave Matthews tells Billboard.com that, in many ways, his recently completed solo…

  17. Beyonce Rules Again On U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). Beyonce Knowles continued her double triumph on the new U.K. sales surveys, released yesterday (July 13). "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z is the No. 1 single for a third week,…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  19. Billboard Bits: Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Reunion, Pearl Jam, Freedom Concert Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Lil' Romeo and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will all perform as part of the Tom Joyner Family Reunion, to be held Aug. 28-Sept. 1 at Walt…

  20. Type O Negative's 'Life' Style

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. When Type O Negative's fifth studio album, "Life Is Killing Me" (Roadrunner), hits the streets June 17, frontman Peter Steele is ready for people to start complaining. The bassist/vocalist/songwriter predicts a backlash from the…

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