1. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

  2. Red Star Shines On 'Def Jamaica'

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken Music Initiative in a joint venture with Island Def Jam Music Group, is due in August. The album, to be titled " The third album in the Red Star Sounds series, released through the non-profit Heineken…

  3. TLC To Make Final Live Appearance

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live performance June 1 at New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert. As reported yesterday, the event will be hel The two surviving members of R&B outfit TLC will stage their farewell live…

  4. 50 Cent Challenges Himself On Hot 100

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on the top slot of Billboard's Hot 100, once again fending off R. Kelly's "Ignition." Oddly enough, one of the emerging challengers looking to topple the now 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip…

  5. TOP INTERNET ALBUM SALES

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/internet.jsp 1. World Without Tears , Lucinda Williams 2. Come Away With Me , Norah Jones 3. The Best Of James Taylor , James Taylor 4. The Very Best Of Cher , Cher 5. To Whom It May Concern , Lisa Marie Presley News Lisa Marie Presley , Norah Jones , James Taylor , Lucinda…

  6. Billboard Bits: Zootopia, Tiesto, 'First Family Of Pop'

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Zootopia, Tiesto, 'First Family Of Pop' New York radio station Z100's annual Zootopia concert will be held June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Among the confirmed acts are Ashanti, Ja Rule, 'N Sync's JC Chasez, Ginuwine, Daniel Bedingfield,…

  7. Fiona Apple At Work On New Album

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22 release date has been circulating online, a spokesperson says it will most likely arrive closer to September. Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple is at work on her third Epic studio album. While a July 22…

  8. Godsmack Takes 'Faceless' Straight To No. 1

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "Faceless," and leads the charge of seven top-20 entries on the album chart. The Universal album sold 269,000 copies in the U.S., accordi Godsmack's takes over The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for "…

  9. String Cheese Incident Plans New Album, Live Dates

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio album. The as-yet-unnamed set was recorded over the past few months at the Record Plant in Sausalito, Calif., Denver-based jam band String Cheese Incident is eyeing a fall release for its next studio…

  10. 16ask

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, Amber, and Bon Jovi. IT TAKES TWO... 'IDOLS' Dear Keith, I am from Scotland and wonder if you could help. My wife would like a video or CD of a love song duet sung by Kelly Clarkston and Justin…

  11. Freelon, Cubanismo Set For San Jose Jazz Fest

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups Cubanismo and the Yellowjackets are among the acts booked for the 14th annual San Jose Jazz Festival. Vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Jimmy Heath, flutist Nester Torres, and acclaimed groups…

  12. Breaking & Entering

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A weekly column taking a look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'…

  13. BREAKING & ENTERING

    April 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard's charts. This week: Lucy Woodward, Joe Budden, BoySetsFire, and the Faint. /bb/breakenter/index.jsp News Joe Budden , Lucy Woodward …

  14. Billboard Bits: Shania Twain, Doors, Madonna

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Shania Twain, the Doors, Madonna Shania Twain was in London last night (April 14) to announce her only European date of the year. She'll play a large-scale, one-off show July 12 at London's Hyde Park. A portion of the proceeds from tickets, which went on sale this morning,…

  15. DMX, Ashanti, Eve Shine On St. Kitts Fest

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. DMX, Eve, Shaggy, and Ashanti are among the headliners slated for the seventh annual St. Kitts Music Festival. To be held June 26-29, the event on the grounds of the Caribbean island…

  16. The Tangled Web

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: 50 Cent exclusives on Launch.com, Widespread Panic and Ice-T release music through KaZaA, and Welcome to The Tangled Web, a weekly column launched with the recent redesign of…

  17. Braxton To Join Broadway's 'Aida'

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title role of Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" starting June 30. Contrary to reports that Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams would be t R&B star Toni Braxton is set to return to Broadway in the title…

  18. Dead, Dylan Go On The Road Again

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer Getaway Tour, set to kick off July 29 in a yet-to-be-announced location. The two acts last hit the road together in 1987 o The Dead and Bob Dylan will co-headline the second leg of the former's Summer…

  19. This Day in Music

    April 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2002 - Dave Matthew's strained vocal chords forces the postponement of a DMB show at New York's Madison Square Garden. 2001 - Joey…

  20. Music Flicks Herald AFI Center Opening

    April 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional folkies were in the spotlight when the American Film Institute (AFI) opened its new Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md., over the las Blues shouters, soul survivors, and fictional folkies were in the spotlight when the…

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