1. 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…

  2. 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) "…

  3. 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 "…

  4. 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 …

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. Verizon Plans Four-Day L.A. Music Fest

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for July 24-27 in Los Angeles. A singer/songwriter event, hip-hop show, and a Latin concert will be ticketed shows, while Four distinct concerts will make up this year's Verizon Music Festival, slated for…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Austin City Limits Fest Grows

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist choir the Polyphonic Spree are among the latest acts confirmed for the second annual Austin City Limits Festi Reunited country act the Mavericks, rising rock group Kings Of Leon, and pseudo-revivalist…

  11. 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 …

  12. Pink, Nas, Nickelback, Ride The 'Throttle'

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs for the "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" soundtrack, due June 24 on Columbia Records/Sony Music Soundtrax. Pink's "Feel Good Time," feat Pink, Nas, David Bowie, and Nickelback have recorded new songs…

  13. 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,…

  14. Train Makes Bid For Longevity With Third Set

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In these troubled times, even platinum-plus bands like Train are expected to watch their pennies. But that is just fine with frontman Pat Monahan. "We did get hit with spending less on this album, but that's been happening to us from…

  15. 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.…

  16. This Day in Music

    May 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while rapper Eminem is performing at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. One man suffers a heart attack during the melee and is 2002 - More than two dozen people are injured in a mosh pit stampede while…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  20. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

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