1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  2. Judge Blocks Slick Rick Deportation

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters on Friday (Dec. 27), giving the rapper fresh hope of winning his battle to stay in the U.S. Judge Kimba Wood's decisio A federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of Ricky "Slick Rick…

  3. Deportation Imminent For Slick Rick

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best…

  4. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  6. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  7. Slick Rick Supporters Appeal To Washington

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who has been detained since July by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is fa The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky …

  8. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  9. German Police: No Jackson Investigation

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST German police said today (Nov. 22) they will not open an investigation into Michael Jackson for holding his baby son over a fourth-floor balcony railing earlier this week, saying there was no evidence German police said today (Nov. 22) they will not open an investigation into Michael Jackson…

  10. Iglesias, Band Among Heartthrobs In Anti-Drug Calendar

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob male stars recruited by the White House for an anti-drug campaign aimed at teenage girls. The singers join a Enrique Iglesias and Alex Band, lead singer of the Calling, are among a group of heartthrob…

  11. Sharon Osbourne Eyeing Talk Show?

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sharon Osbourne: heavy-metal matriarch, cancer patient, and now afternoon talk host. Telepictures Productions has clinched a deal with Osbourne, wife and manager of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and co-star of Sharon Osbourne: heavy-metal matriarch, cancer patient, and now afternoon talk host.…

  12. Sharon Osbourne Rethinks MTV Show

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST If she had to do it over again, Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn't have invited MTV's cameras into her home. At least, that's what the cancer-stricken matriarch of television's favorite dysfunctional f If she had to do it over again, Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn't…

  13. Billboard Bits: Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Clive Davis, 20/20, Planet New Years J Records chairman/CEO Clive Davis has endowed $5 million to the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University to create the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music, Billboard Bulletin reports. The department will offer a four-year Bachelor of…

  14. White Honored At First Amendment Gala

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin, Ruben Blades, and Public Enemy, the Creative Coalition posthumously honored Billboard editor in chief Timothy As part of a benefit that featured performances by Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Shawn Colvin,…

  15. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a…

  16. White To Be Honored At Creative Coalition Concert

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with the Creative Coalition's Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award. The honor will be bestowed during the Seconding Late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be posthumously honored Oct. 29 with…

  17. Kenny G Single To Aid Sept. 11 Funds

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will donate royalties and net proceeds from the saxophonist's next single to two funds aiding firefighters and police w Kenny G, Arista Records, and producer Walter Afanasieff have announced that they will…

  18. This Day in Music

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months earlier with primary sclerosing cholangitis, undergoes transplant surgery at the Nebraska Health System hospital 2000 - Chris LeDoux gets his new liver. The cowboy singer, diagnosed two months…

  19. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday …

  20. Nickelback Leads High Times' 'Doobie' List

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the third annual Doobie Awards for Conscious Music. Hosted by counterculture magazine High Times, the Sept. 25 cerem As the only band with two nominations, hard rock act Nickelback leads the field for the…

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