1. Ricky Martin Makes Plans 'For The Children'

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in five years, Ricky Martin has launched a new initiative with the aim of fighting child pornography and prostitution worldwide. Called People for the Children, the project is part of…

  2. Billboard Bits: Essence Awards, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Mavericks

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the Essence Awards, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Mavericks. Beyonce Knowles, Erykah Badu, and Jill Scott are among the performers confirmed for the 16th Annual Essence Awards. Set for June 6 at Los Angeles' Kodak Theatre, the event will also feature performances by…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to watch. Country goes prime time on Wednesday as…

  4. Tunes On TV

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 19-25, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 19 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: Jermaine Jackson (also scheduled: Cybill Shepherd, Mario Cantone). "100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival," VH1…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Fabolous, Ashanti & Tamia, Randy Travis, and TV soundtracks. 'YOU' OR SOMEONE LIKE 'YOU': Curiously, the conjunction "or" has been popping up a lot on the charts. The prime example is "Picture" by Kid Rock…

  6. Black Eyed Peas Join Justin/Christina Tour

    May 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist Fergie, have joined Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera's Justified and Stripped tour as the opening act. Hip-hop outfit Black Eyed Peas, now a quartet thanks to the addition of female vocalist…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham's Theatre to cheer on the 43-year-old performer in her first London stage performance in the show "Up for Grabs." Seats for the p 2002 - Devoted fans of Madonna wait in the rain outside Wyndham&…

  8. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday's episode of the show. Unfortunately,…

  9. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Whitney Houston, Joey…

  10. American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The American Idol product machine picks up steam with this set of familiar pop tunes covered by 11 of the 12 finalists from the Fox-TV show (conspicuously absent is finalist Vanessa Olivera). The American Idol product machine picks up steam with this set of familiar pop tunes covered by 11 of…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo Se Me Ocurre Amarte," at Spain's sixth Premios de la Musica ceremony in Madrid. 2002 - Alejandro Sanz wins three awards, including the award for best song for "Y Solo…

  12. 2003 MVPA Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MVPA Award Winners Here are the 12th Annual MVPA Awards 2003 Award Winners, handed out May 8 in Los Angeles. Adult Contemporary Video of the Year David LaChapelle/Venus Entertainment Elton John "Original Sin" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Chris Robinson / Partizan Busta Rhymes feat…

  13. 50 Cent Holds Off 'Idol' To Return To No. 1

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In a week where only two albums topped sales of 100,000 copies, 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" moved enough to reclaim the No. 1 post for a sixth non-consecutive week on The Billboard 200. The tot In a week where only two albums topped sales of 100,000 copies, 50 Cent&…

  14. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  15. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>"Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD featuring Pearl Jam, is released. The three-hour disc features 28 live songs filmed in various cities during the band's 2000 U.S. tour. 2001 - "Touring Band 2000," the first full-length DVD…

  17. Ballads, Classics Dominate 'Down With Love'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "Down With Love" soundtrack, due May 13 on Reprise Records. Canadian crooner Michael Buble features prominently on the soundtra Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "…

  18. 'Idol' Finalists To Hit The Road Again

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The second season finalists of Fox television's "American Idol" reality series/talent contest will hit the road for nearly two months this summer. The 39-date North American trek will kick off July 8 The second season finalists of Fox television's "American Idol"…

  19. Irish Stars To Open Special Olympics

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Irish acts U2, the Corrs, Samantha Mumba, and Ronan Tynan will be among the entertainers taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 11th Special Olympics World Summer Games. Set for June 21 in Dubli Irish acts U2, the Corrs, Samantha Mumba, and Ronan Tynan will be among the entertainers…

  20. Pop, Rock & R&B Fuel Fox 'Music Mania'

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A wide variety of artists from the worlds of pop, rock, and R&B/hip-hop will star in Fox television's "Summer Music Mania 2003." Alice Cooper, Brian McKnight, Fabolous, Kelly Clarkson, Tyrese, Sma A wide variety of artists from the worlds of pop, rock, and R&B/hip-hop…

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