1. Ashanti To Open Mariah Tour

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. R&B sensation Ashanti will be the opening act on the North American leg of Mariah Carey's Charmbracelet World Tour. As previously reported , the 21-date trek…

  2. DVD Collects Hip-Hop Video Classics

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., Whodini, the Pharcyde, and UTFO make up the "Lyricist Lounge: Hip-Hop Video Classics" DVD. Due July 8 through Image Entertainment, the disc will feature 13 of th Landmark music videos from Run-D.M.C., Whodini, the Pharcyde, and UTFO make up the…

  3. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Prince Paul 'Business' Major Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry this week with "Politics of the Business,…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  5. Affidavit: Drug Money Backed Murder Inc.

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was bankrolled by a notorious drug dealer who also was involved in a shooting of hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was…

  6. Prince Paul Stays In 'Business'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Concept albums are often tricky fare, especially in hip-hop. However, veteran producer Prince Paul has been able to create his own niche with his hip-hop-driven concept pieces. He takes on the music industry with his latest, "Politics of the…

  7. Stones Expand U.K./Irish Tour Leg

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones have added four additional arena dates on the U.K. and Irish leg of their current Licks world tour, with shows in Glasgow; London and Manchester, England; and Dublin. The new London The Rolling Stones have added four additional arena dates on the U.K. and Irish leg of their…

  8. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. Gossip Folks (Fatboy Slim Mixes) , Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Ludacris 2. Walking On Thin Ice (Remixes) , Ono 3. I'll Be There , Weekend Players 4. Shake It , Marascia 5. Love Is A Crime , Anastacia News Elliott Featuring , Fatboy Slim…

  9. Mariah Carey Tour Takes Flight

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan. The North American segment of the 47-date Charmbracelet World Tour begins July 18 at the Sullivan Arena in Mariah Carey will embark on her first tour in more than three years June 24 in Osaka, Japan.…

  10. The Tangled Web

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: 50 Cent exclusives on Launch.com, Widespread Panic and Ice-T release music through KaZaA, and Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launched with the recent redesign of…

  11. Tunes On TV

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 14-20, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 14 "VH1 All Access: How the Stars Get Hot," VH1 Featured Artists: Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Slash's Snakepit, Shania Twain, LeAnn…

  12. TOP VIDEO RENTALS

    April 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/videos/rentals.jsp 1. Maid In Manhattan , starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes 2. 8 Mile , starring Eminem, Kim Bassinger 3. Jackass: The Movie , starring Johnny Knoxville 4. Friday After Next , starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps 5. The Ring , starring Naomi Watts News Kim Bassinger ,…

  13. Tomahawk Proud Not To Fit In With 'Mit Gas'

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's sophomore Ipecac Recordings album, "Mit Gas," is the fruition of a focused and weathered outfit, which is in slight contrast to the Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison tells Billboard.com that the band's…

  14. 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…

  15. Tunes On TV

    March 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 31-April 6, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday> / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 31 "The View," ABC Featured Artists: Deana Carter (also scheduled: Richard Chamberlain; Queen Noor). "7 Days Left: Queen Latifah Goes To…

  16. This Day in Music

    March 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly overshadowed by his film roles-dies at his New Jersey home of pneumonia, a complication of progressive supranuclear pa 2002 - Actor/musician Dudley Moore-whose work as a jazz pianist was mainly…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies at the age of 41. 2000 - Phil Collins takes home the Oscar for best original song at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles,…

  18. Tunes On TV

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 24-30, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 24 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Ringo Starr (also scheduled: Jon Stewart co-hosts). "VH1 All Access: Rock Bodies II,…

  19. Billboard Bits: Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Prince Paul, Sonic Youth, Howie Day Although details are still being finalized, acclaimed hip-hop producer Prince Paul will release his next solo album, "Politics of the Business," May 6 via Razor & Tie. The album is said to be a commentary on the state of the music…

  20. Midnight Lounge

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s are having a difficult time finding credible footing in the current musical landscape. Seemingly more than artists of any other era, performers who came into prominence during the '80s…

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