1. R&B/Hip-Hop, Country Lead People's Choice

    December 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and female musical performer at the 30th People's Choice Awards. Country artist Tim McGraw will face rappers Eminem and 50 It will be a battle pitting R&B/hip-hop against country for favorite male and…

  2. Billboard Bits: Incubus, Blind Boys, Will Smith

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Incubus, Blind Boys, Will Smith Incubus' new album, "A Crow Left of the Murder," will be released Feb. 3 via Epic. The set was produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) and will be preceded by the single "Megalomaniac," due to hit U.S.…

  3. Vandross, 50 Cent Honored With Two AMAs

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of two American Music Awards (AMAs) each tonight (Nov. 16). Neither was on hand at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium to Veteran soul singer Luther Vandross and ubiquitous rapper 50 Cent were the winners of…

  4. Tunes On TV

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 10-16, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 10 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: Barry Manilow, Diane Schuur(also scheduled: Mark Harmon). "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Britney…

  5. Johnny Cash Dominates CMA Awards

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5) in Nashville, winning three awards for work done in the last year of his life. The nationally televised ev The late Johnny Cash dominated the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards last night (Nov. 5…

  6. Gallowsbird's Bark

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor Friedberger and ably backed by her pianist/ drummer sibling Matthew—do not deal i On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor…

  7. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on AMAs, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have joined the performance lineup for the 31st annual American Music Awards. Set for Nov. 16, the event will air live from Los Angeles on ABC. As previously reported , Ashanti, Sheryl Crow,…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Elvis Presley, Britney Spears, Madonna, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alabama, Sean Paul and Rickie Lee Jones. '2ND,' THE MOTION: For the first time in 40 years, Elvis Presley has two consecutive top-3 albums on The Billboard 200.…

  9. Diverse Acts Interpret Collins For 'Brother Bear'

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's "Brother Bear" soundtrack. Along with the songs he performs, Phil Collins sees his compositions recorded by several diverse artists on Walt Disney's …

  10. This Day in Music

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue the actor, alleging that he has no intention of completing the project. Michael Vanderhoof, Michael Khaled, and Donald Dank 2000 - Three investors in Steven Seagal's as-yet-unreleased album sue…

  11. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist Clay Aiken Kid Rock…

  12. HOT PRODUCT

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, the Blind Boys Of Alabama, and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Aretha Franklin , David Bowie …

  13. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blind Boys Of Alabama 'Tell' Me About It The Blind Boys Of Alabama have recruited a star-studded cast to help fill out their upcoming album, "Go Tell It on the Mountain," due this week via Real World Records. The disc will be the legendary vocal group's first holiday…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses sales certifications and figures, MercyMe and Reba McEntire with readers. MISLED? Fred, Could you please explain why RIAA and Billboard post artists with gold and platinum record sales that haven't actually reached these plateaus? I read that you post numbers for…

  15. Hip-Hop Legal Roundup: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's security guards roughed him up and commandeered his vehicle after a March concert. The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's…

  16. Meshell Jazzed Up For All-Star Verve Set

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Garrett, Jack DeJohnette, Don Byron, Wallace Roney, Neal Evans and Layla Hathaway -- for a new alb Meshell Ndegeocello has assembled a cast of leading jazz artists -- including Cassandra…

  17. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  18. Studdard Lines Up Free Concerts

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in his native Alabama on behalf of a tax referendum backed by one of his biggest fans, Gov. Bob Riley. Second season "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard will perform two free concerts in…

  19. Billboard Bits: Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest

    August 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tom Waits, Bozulich, Santa Fe Jazz Fest A new album by enigmatic singer/songwriter Tom Waits is on the Anti Records release schedule. No details are available about the set, which is tentatively slated for a March 2004 release. If it comes to fruition, the set will be Waits'…

  20. This Day in Music

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins is hospitalized. Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following 2001 - Foo Fighters cancel the remaining three dates of their U.K. and…

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