1. Cedric 'The Entertainer' To Host Billboard Awards

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, airing Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Cedric, who stars in the Fox show "Cedric The Enter Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard…

  2. Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd. Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002…

  3. Billboard Bits: New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on New Edition, Shannon McNally, The Who All-star R&B outfit New Edition has signed to Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy imprint for the release of a new album, due next spring. The group's lineup now includes Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill,…

  4. This Day in Music

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his reputation and four decades of music business experience to a start-up Internet company catering to unsigned bands. Mart 1999 - George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles albums, lends his…

  5. Aware Records Readies 'Hits' Compilation

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Aware Records, an independent label that has championed grassroots bands since 1993 and kick-started the careers of such acts as Train, Hootie & the Blowfish, and matchbox twenty, has set an Oct. Aware Records, an independent label that has championed grassroots bands since 1993 and kick…

  6. 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…

  7. 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards Winners

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Country Music Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 2002 Canadian Country Music Awards, handed out Sept. 9 in Calgary, Alberta. Fans' Choice Award: Terri Clark Female Artist of the Year: Carolyn Dawn Johnson Male Artist of the Year: Paul Brandt Group or Duo of the…

  8. India.Arie Offers Spiritual 'Voyage'

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity. India.Arie seems to be of that rare breed. Having achieved renown with her "Acoustic Soul" debut -- which sold more than 1.6 million units…

  9. Godsmack Eyeing Early 2003 For New Album

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal breakthrough "Awake." Having recently replaced longtime drummer Tommy Stewart with Shannon Larkin (Ugly Kid Joe, Amen), th Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal…

  10. India.Arie Prepping Sophomore 'Voyage'

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Breakthrough R&B/soul artist Indie.Arie has set a Sept. 24 release date for her sophomore Motown album, "Voyage to India." First single "Little Things" debuts tomorrow (Aug. 2) on AOL Music's Firs Breakthrough R&B/soul artist Indie.Arie has set a Sept. 24…

  11. Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live…

  12. Today, Tomorrow & Forever

    July 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT One hundred previously unreleased cuts from Elvis Presley would be greeted with enthusiasm any time, and arriving near the 25th anniversary of his death, this lavishly packaged and meticulously annota One hundred previously unreleased cuts from Elvis Presley would be greeted with enthusiasm…

  13. 28TunesOnTV

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 8-14. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 8 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Dolly Parton (also scheduled: Tom Hanks). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  14. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  15. Chase the Sun

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MCA newcomer Shannon Lawson impresses out of the gate, powered by notable musicianship and sturdy vocals and songwriting chops. MCA newcomer Shannon Lawson impresses out of the gate, powered by notable musicianship and sturdy vocals and songwriting chops. Lawson's vigorous vocal effort…

  16. NYC Radio Jumps The Gun On Springsteen Single

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuted the title track from Bruce Springsteen's upcoming Columbia album "The Rising" at 8:15 a.m. ET this morning (June 21), only to be immediately served with a cease New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuted the title track from Bruce Springsteen&…

  17. Hot Product

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DJ Shadow, DJ Quik, Doves, Dirty Vegas, and more. Hey Mr. DJ It's all about the DJ this week, with highly anticipated new albums from West Coast gangsta rapper/producer DJ Quik and Bay Area-based mixmaster DJ Shadow. Quik's "Under tha Influence,"…

  18. Shannon Lawson Ready For His Place In The 'Sun'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical resume than Shannon Lawson. Like nearly all Kentucky-born musicians, Lawson cut his teeth on bluegrass music, p Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical…

  19. Dion, Black To Perform For Sailors

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica Simpson and Lonestar, are scheduled to perform May 2 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in For Celine Dion and Clint Black have a date to sing for sailors. The artists, along with Jessica…

  20. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

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