1. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, Buddy Guy with Eric Clapton & B.B. King, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Buddy Guy , Eric Clapton , B.B. King …

  2. 50 Cent Up For 10 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B/Hip-Hop Awards with mentions in 10 categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip-hop single, and top R& 50 Cent dominates the field of finalists for Billboard's third annual R&B…

  3. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  4. Zeppelin Smashes Records As CD/DVDs Debut At No. 1

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "In Through the Out Door" this week with the three-CD live set "How the West Was Won." The Atlantic collection sold 154,000 copies in the U.S., a Led Zeppelin scores its first No. 1 album since 1979's "…

  5. Loveless Readies New Album

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your Way Home." As has been the case with the most of her albums, her husband, Emory Gordy Jr., produced the set, which was recor Patty Loveless has set a Sept. 30 release for her next Epic album, "On Your…

  6. Strait Heads Home On 'Honkytonkville'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release for MCA Records. Bumped up from an originally planned June 24 release, the album marks the first time the country artist has re George Strait will on June 10 deliver "Honkytonkville," his 31st release…

  7. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Mississippi: The Album , David Banner 2. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 3. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 4. The Streetsweeper: Vol. 1 , DJ Kayslay 5. AttenCHUN! , Bone Crusher News David Banner , Ronald Isley …

  8. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  9. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate Smash Hits" (Arista), featuring songs…

  10. Vicar St., Dublin

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June, Neil Young has been steadily weaving his way around Europe, playing solo acoustic shows in more intimate venue Although a summer arena/shed tour with his legendary band Crazy Horse will begin in June,…

  11. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Beyonce Knowles, R.E.M., Soraya In an effort to thwart Internet piracy and capitalize on the success of its lead single, Columbia has pushed the release date for Beyonce Knowles' solo debut "Dangerously in Love" up from July 8 to June 24. As previously reported , the…

  12. Brightman Moves To Shed Diva Image

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Sarah Brightman is out to shatter the public's perception of her music with her new Angel Records release, "Harem." The famed musical theater diva is introducing the disc with a dance remix of its title track. Popular club DJ…

  13. Hookah Brown Calls It Quits

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Just over six months after playing its first show, Hookah Brown has split due to "personal and business issues." Just over six months after playing its first show, Hookah Brown has split due to "personal and business issues." The group, led by former Black Crowes guitarist…

  14. THE BILLBOARD 200

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. 14 Shades of Gray , Staind 2. The Deftones , The Deftones 3. Thankful , Kelly Clarkson 4. Fallen , Evanescence 5. Get Rich or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent News Kelly Clarkson …

  15. Clapton, King Guest On Guy's 'Blues Singer'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, "Blues Singer." Due Tuesday (June 3) from Silvertone Records, the acoustic set finds the blues legend joined by one of h Buddy Guy has drafted a pair of famous friends to join him on his latest album, …

  16. Staind, Deftones Rock Billboard Album Chart

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week, extending the reign of rock on the album chart. Staind's "14 Shades of Gray" (Flip/Elektra) sold 221,000 copies in the U.S., New releases from Staind and the Deftones top The Billboard 200 this week,…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Byrd sings while the jumbotron video screens show highlights of Earnhardt's many 2001 - Tracy Byrd takes part in a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt at…

  18. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  19. Salt

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist signed to a signature jazz imprint. Newcomer Lizz Wright has three things in common with Grammy Award-winning Norah Jones: She is a photogenic, atypical jazz artist…

  20. Based on the 1963 film 81/2 by Federico Fellini,

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Based on the 1963 film 81/2 by Federico Fellini, the current revival of Nine at New York's Eugene O'Neill Theatre is neither black nor white, but rather a seamless blending of shades that creates a ri Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston Book by Arthur Kopit Adaptation from Italian by…

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