1. Performance Spectacles Reign Over MTV's 20th VMAs

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With 14 of 21 awards given out during the three-hour broadcast from New York's Radio City Music Hall, performances ranging from pop to hip-hop to modern rock filled much of the show. The 20th annual MTV Video Music Awards began with a big surprise, with Britney Spears and Christina…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Norwegian artists, Celia Cruz, Elton John and more with readers. IDOL, NORWEGIAN STYLE Hi Fred, I've been a fan of yours for a long time, ever since I first bought "The Billboard Book of Number One Hits" about 12 years ago. I want to tell you some chart…

  3. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the outskirts of New York's Times Square. Police pull the rapper's Land Rover over on 42nd St. and 11th Avenue after the vehicle makes an il 2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cameron Giles) is arrested on the…

  4. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  5. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's…

  6. Ween Takes Indie Road To 'Quebec'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ween spent most of the previous decade as one of the strangest bands on a major-label roster, recording a series of unclassifiable records for Elektra that included elements of country, rock, psychedelia and classic pop. But while the duo of…

  7. Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is also its first to top The Billboard 200. "Star Trak Presents... Clones" sold 249,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen The first release from the Neptunes' Arista-affiliated label Star Trak is…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Steve Burns and Broadcast. GET A CLUE: Those who have seen the Flaming Lips know that the group's live shows can feel like child's birthday party run amok, with sometimes dozens of fans donning…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's 1998 album "Imagination," countersues Melinda Wilson, the musician's wife and conservator. The suit claims that Melinda Wilson "schemed against 1999 - Joe Thomas, co-producer of Brian Wilson's…

  10. Kiss 'Symphony' Hits The Big Screen

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony" will be screened on the same day in 21 Regal Cinemas theaters throughout the U.S. In conjunction with its Sept. 9 retail release by Kiss Records/Sanctuary, the DVD "Kiss Symphony…

  11. Woman Sues 'P. Diddy' Over Restaurant Flap

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for $5 million, claiming a bouncer at his Manhattan restaurant, Justin's, threw her to the ground and dragged her A Queens, N.Y., woman has filed a lawsuit against hip-hop mogul Sean "P.…

  12. Great White Tours For Club Fire Survivors

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the Providence, R.I., club fire that killed 100 people during its February performance at the Station Nightclub. The Sta Great White is continuing its club tour to benefit the victims and survivors of the…

  13. 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…

  14. The Tangled Web

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Musictoday.com, iTunes and Dashboard Confessional. LIVE FOR TODAY: The Internet has shortened lines of communication between artists and their fans. A lot of bands have used the Net to directly interact with their followers…

  15. No Stopping Blu On U.K. Chart

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista) continues to repel all threats to its supremacy on the U.K. singles chart as it started a fourth week at No. 1. Eva Cassidy's "American Tune" (Bli Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul …

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 25-31, 2003. Love 'em or hate 'em, the MTV Video Music Awards are always at least interesting. Be it the outfits on the artists of the moment, the over the top performances or, let's face it, host…

  17. Matthews Whistles 'Winn-Dixie' Film Role

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews will make his major studio film acting debut in "Because of Winn-Dixie." Director Wayne Wang will direct the 20th Century Fox feature. Also in negotiations to join the cast of the dramed Dave Matthews will make his major studio film acting debut in "Because of…

  18. 112 Returns 'Hot & Wet'

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The journey 112 went on to reach its fourth album, "Hot & Wet," saw the Atlanta-based group come full-circle from Bad Boy to, well, Bad Boy. Bad Boy/Def Jam, to be exact. Members Mike, Slim, Q and Daron made news this past year…

  19. Hot Product

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige 'Life' And Times Mary J. Blige is jubilant, and it is evident on her sunny new Geffen album, "Love & Life." "This album is a celebration of life," says the R&B singer, whose previous sets often have been steeped in pain and heartbreak. "…

  20. Tunes On TV

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 25-31, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 25 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: LeAnn Rimes. "Charlie Rose," PBS Featured Artist: Mick Jagger. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: The…

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