1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  2. Juvenile Arrested On Drug Charges

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) was arrested yesterday (Jan. 29) in New Orleans on drug charges with three other people when police smelled, then saw, two burning marijuana cigarettes in thei Rapper Juvenile (real name: Terius Gray) was arrested yesterday (Jan. 29) in New Orleans on…

  3. 2003 DanceStar Awards Nominees

    January 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST DanceStar Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 DanceStar Awards, to be presented March 19 at Lummus Park in South Beach, Miami. Best chart act: Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Madonna Angie Stone Justin Timberlake Best act: The Crystal Method DJ Shadow Fischerspooner Moby Thievery…

  4. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  5. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  6. Six Retailers Move Into Digital Music

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST In an effort to combat plummeting CD sales, six of the largest music retailers have formed a joint venture, dubbed Echo, to ensure their survival in a world where consumers are spending less and less In an effort to combat plummeting CD sales, six of the largest music retailers have formed a…

  7. 4TunesOnTV

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 27 "VH1 All Access: Skin Deep," VH1 Featured Artists: Cher, Michael Jackson. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: DMX. "The…

  8. Equilibrium

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST The latest release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series—a line that seeks to help keep jazz modern by mixing tradition with fresh sensibilities beyond jazz—is the fourth and finest in the series The latest release in Thirsty Ear's Blue Series—a line that seeks to help keep jazz modern by…

  9. Johnny Marr Q&A: Past, Present, Future

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Q&A with Johnny Marr about his reputation for spending days on end in the studio, his varied collaborations with such artists as Neil Finn and New Order's Bernard Sumner, and his thoughts on the l As the Feb. 4 release date of Johnny Marr and the Healers' iMusic debut, "…

  10. Steely Dan Embraces 'Everything'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Everything Must Go," due May 6 via Reprise. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Two Against Nature," which was Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on…

  11. Norah Jones Remains On Top

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a 5.5% sales gain and maintains its grip on the top of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Blue Note/Capitol set moved 114,00 Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a…

  12. Warped Tour Rolls Out Itinerary

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The itinerary for the ninth annual Vans Warped Tour has been unveiled, and will, as previously reported, kick off June 19 in Boise, Idaho. The itinerary for the ninth annual Vans Warped Tour has been unveiled, and will, as previously reported , kick off June 19 in Boise, Idaho. The trek, for…

  13. Millie

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Puerto Rican singer Millie's collection of assertive yet good-natured pop/rock tracks, peppered with a handful of standard romantic ballads, could be described as "feminism lite." This isn't meant to Puerto Rican singer Millie's collection of assertive yet good…

  14. . . . Ay Corazón

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST In his latest outing, singer/songwriter Francisco CÉspedes delves further into the jazzier, acoustic-minded, and sometimes experimental direction he attempted on his previous album, Dónd In his latest outing, singer/songwriter Francisco Céspedes delves further into the jazzier, acoustic…

  15. Great Country Songs

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song and spent plenty of time atop the country charts, as well. Elvis Presley may have been the king of rock'n'roll, but he also had a convincing way with a country song…

  16. Rancid, The Used Head Initial Warped Tour Lineup

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according to a tour spokesperson. Rancid, the Distillers, Pennywise, and the Used are among the acts slated to perform at the 2003 edition of the Warped Tour, according…

  17. Exies Explode With 'Inertia'

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Los Angeles quartet the Exies entered the studio to record its major-label debut with one simple goal, according to lead singer Scott Stevens. "We wanted to make the best, most perfect record we could," he says of "Inertia,"…

  18. Classic Albums Get Super-Audio Reissues

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. A crop of classic albums will be released this year in the hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) format, Billboard Bulletin reports. Hybrid SACD discs are forward- and backward…

  19. Creed Apologizes For Bizarre Chicago Gig

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hot off tying the Dixie Chicks last night (Jan. 12) for the favorite group or band honor at the People's Choice Awards, Creed has issued an apology to disappointed attendees of the band's Dec. 29 conc Hot off tying the Dixie Chicks last night (Jan. 12) for the favorite group or band…

  20. Epic/Legacy Shapes Up 'Mullets Rock!'

    January 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets Rock!," a two-CD set due March 4. In homage to one of America's most revered hairstyles, Epic/Legacy will merge 35 hard stomping classics for "Mullets…

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