1. Amber deLaurentis Wins Northeast IMWS

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). Singer-pianist Amber deLaurentis has won the Northeast edition of the Independent Music World Series (IMWS). A national unsigned artist competition, the IMWS is presented by CD…

  2. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  3. 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…

  4. The Genius of the Electric Guitar

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST As with Legacy's epochal Robert Johnson boxed set—the surprise-smash 1990 release that not only sparked new interest in vintage roots-music styles but also virtually kicked off the CD era of bo As with Legacy's epochal Robert Johnson boxed set—the surprise-smash 1990 release that…

  5. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about the Billboard chart year, the Bee Gees, Jimmy Webb, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and more. IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR -- BUT WHEN DOES IT END? Fred, Would you be helpful to us chart hounds by clarifying the week that the 2003 chart year will…

  7. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  8. 2002 ASCAP Country Music Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST ASCAP Country Music Awards Here are the winning songs from the 40th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Nov. 4 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Listed below the song title is the songwriter and publisher. Ain't Nothing 'Bout You Rivers Rutherford Memphisto Music…

  9. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell Loretta Lynn, Trace Adkins, Steve Azar, Lonestar's Richie McDonald, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, John Michael Montgomery, and Chris Cagle have been added to the list of presenters for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, to…

  10. 'Skiffle' King Lonnie Donegan Dies

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lonnie Donegan, a musician whose "skiffle" sound inspired John Lennon and Pete Townshend to learn to play guitar, has died. Donegan died yesterday (Nov. 3) in Peterborough, central England, while on a Lonnie Donegan, a musician whose "skiffle" sound inspired John Lennon…

  11. Barbra Bequeaths Duets Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, Ray Charles, and Don Johnson have in common? They've each over the years have recorded collaborations with Ba What do Frank Sinatra, Barry Gibb, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Barry Manilow, Donna…

  12. Tunes On TV

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 4-10, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 4 "Rock the House," VH1 Featured Artist: Tommy Lee. "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artist: Aaliyah, Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Sum 41. …

  13. Billboard Bits: Nirvana, Mos Def, CMA Awards

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on Nirvana's greatest hits set, Mos Def's latest on stage role, and the latest additions to the 2002 CMA Awards broadcast lineup. Universal Music Group's self-titled Nirvana greatest hits set, which was moved from its original Nov. 12 release date to today (Oct. 29), is…

  14. Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more…

  15. Judge Dismisses Chuck Berry Royalty Suit

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by former collaborator Johnnie Johnson, ruling that too many years had passed since the more than 30 songs in disput A federal judge in St. Louis has thrown out a royalties lawsuit against Chuck Berry by…

  16. Vines, Music Sprout 'Handpicked' Tour

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored by MTV2. The MTV2 Handpicked Tour ties into the music network's recently released compilation CD "Handpicked Vol. II," and Heralded Australian rock act the Vines will headline a winter tour sponsored…

  17. Headley Not Ruling Out Broadway Return

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Finally, an awards show where it's all about the red carpet. At last night's (Oct. 15) VH1-Vogue Fashion Awards in New York, actors, models, and musicians-turned-designers were feted for their penchan Even though Heather Headley has traded in her Broadway career for a recording…

  18. Krauss, Urban Among CMA Awards Additions

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow, with triple nominee Alison Krauss and Keith Urban among the latest additions. Others added to the Nov. 6 e The performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow…

  19. Dirty South Hip-Hop Blues

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers' celebrated film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but anyone who expects Thomas' new album to be a sortie through traditional blues is i Chris Thomas King played bluesman Tommy Johnson in the Coen Brothers'…

  20. 41TunesOnTV

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 7-13, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 7 "33rd Annual Songwriter's Hall of Fame," Bravo Featured Artists: Ashford & Simpson, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Barry Manilow,…

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