1. Twain, Chesney Plan 'Flameworthy' Performances

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney will perform at the 2003 CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, set for April 7, at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. The show will be the second annual edition of Shania Twain and Kenny Chesney will perform at the 2003 CMT Flameworthy Video Music…

  2. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring…

  3. Beyonce Knowles Inks Pepsi Deal

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of the R&B trio Destiny's Child. After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of…

  4. Will Smith Impersonator Gets Three Years

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST A man who racked up nearly $33,000 on credit cards while using Will Smith's identity can forget about any independence days for the next three years. Carlos Lomax of Duquesne, Pa., who pleaded guilty A man who racked up nearly $33,000 on credit cards while using Will Smith's…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Eminem and his "8 Mile" soundtrack, Shania Twain, and Mariah Carey. '8' AT SIX: A sales increase of a retail single helps Eminem secure his grip on pole position on Billboard's Hot…

  7. Eminem, Celine, J. Lo Up For People's Choice Awards

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Creed were among the top music vote-getters for the 29th annual People's Choice Awards, set to be broadcast live Jan. 12 from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Creed were among the top music vote-getters for…

  8. Oasis Postpones Remaining German Dates

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to frontman Liam Gallagher sustained over the weekend in a Munich hotel brawl. Shows planned for tomorrow night Oasis has been forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates following injuries to…

  9. Nelly, Ashanti Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. Close behind is Ashanti, who on her own is a finalist in seven categor With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists…

  10. Music Greats Granted Grammy Lifetime Honors

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, and Simon & Garfunkel have been chosen by the Recording Academy as the recipients of its 2003 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Etta James, Johnny Mathis, Glenn Miller, Tito Puente, and Simon & Garfunkel have been chosen by the…

  11. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  12. American Supreme

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. The influential electro-terrorist twosome returns with its first album of new studio material in 14 years. Here singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev cleave to the same mind…

  13. Billboard Bits: Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Tom Jones, Holiday Specials & Chart Tom Jones is to be honored with the outstanding contribution to music award at the 2003 Brit Awards. Adhering to tradition, Jones will close the Feb. 20 show with a live performance. Previous recipients of the accolade include Sting, U2, David…

  14. ACM Awards Move To Vegas

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May 21 at the 12,000-seat Events Center at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The 2003 ACM Awards, which The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has scheduled its 38th annual awards ceremony for May…

  15. Ashanti, Eminem, Nelly Lead AMA Nominees

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ashanti leads the field for the 30th annual American Music Awards with nominations in five categories, followed closely by Eminem and Nelly, who each garnered four. Ashanti's self-titled Def Jam debut Ashanti leads the field for the 30th annual American Music Awards with nominations in…

  16. 2002 American Music Awards Nominees

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Below are the nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. The event will be held Jan. 13 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and will air live on ABC. Pop/rock: Favorite male artist: Eminem Enrique Iglesias Nelly Favorite female…

  17. Timberlake Can't Nudge '8 Mile' From No. 1

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its…

  18. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  20. Jackson Cruises At CMAs With Five Wins

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The singer scored trophies for entertainer of the year, and Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday…

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