1. Gods and Generals

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The main draw for this Civil War epic's soundtrack is a new track by Bob Dylan. The main draw for this Civil War epic's soundtrack is a new track by Bob Dylan. But while "Cross the Green Mountain" is a restrained and moving number by itself, its arrangement sounds a shade…

  2. Masquerade

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Samantha Siva does it all: She writes the songs, sings them, accompanies herself on keyboard and bass, and then she produces the songs and markets them on her own label. Samantha Siva does it all: She writes the songs, sings them, accompanies herself on keyboard and bass, and then she…

  3. R. Kelly's 'Chocolate Factory' Produces No. 1 Debut

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A string of sexual allegations failed to turn U.S. music consumers away from R. Kelly's latest album, as "Chocolate Factory" sold an impressive 532,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and put A string of sexual allegations failed to turn U.S. music consumers away from R…

  4. Crusaders On A Mission Of 'Rural Renewal'

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "They're back." That slogan heralds the Crusaders' first new album in 20 years, "Rural Renewal." Set for release worldwide March 4, the PRA/Verve set features original members Joe Sample (keyboards), Wilton Felder …

  5. Billboard Bits: Download, Suwannee Bound, Howlin' Wolf

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on England's new Download Festival, Florida's inaugural Suwannee Bound festival, and a reissue of a classic Howlin' Wolf album. Limp Bizkit, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, and the Deftones, are the initial acts confirmed for the inaugural Download Festival, slated for May…

  6. Timberlake, t.A.T.u Hold U.K. No. 1s

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit Awards, which featured a guest appearance by Kylie Minogue, helped his "Justified" album (Jive) return to No.1 on yesterday's (Feb. 23) new U.K Justin Timberlake's live performance at last week's Brit…

  7. Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    February 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The debut from Eminem protÉgÉ 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks to the beguilingly charismatic appeal of the rapper's clenched, drowsy delivery and&#x201 The debut from Eminem protégé 50 Cent backs up the considerable hype that accompanies it, thanks…

  8. Steve Wariner 'Steals' His Chance At Freedom

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. With the release of his new album, "Steal Another Day," Steve Wariner joins the ranks of country artists who have taken control of their careers by establishing their own labels. "It's a great challenge," Wariner admits…

  9. 50 Cent Is 'Rich' Again At No. 1

    February 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 following its first full week of retail availability. The Shady/Interscope set, which was rush released on Feb. 6 to Rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" easily…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Mariah Carey, Cher, JC Chasez, LL Cool J, and 50 Cent. 'THROUGH' NOT THROUGH YET: The release of a commercial single sends Mariah Carey's "Through the Rain" (MonarC/Island) back onto Billboard's Hot 100.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R.

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Lopez/Redford, Paul Westerberg, O.A.R. Robert Redford has been cast to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in "An Unfinished Life" for director Lasse Hallstrom, Miramax Films, and Revolution Studios. As previously reported , "Life" centers on a down-on-her-luck woman who…

  12. J. Lo, LL Make It A Trio At The Top

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J withstood a charge from 50 Cent's "In Da Club" to remain on top of Billboard's Hot 100 for a third-straight week. However, "In Da Club" is already bes Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have"…

  13. Ka-Ching! 50 Cent Tops Album Chart

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" debuts this week on top of The Billboard 200. As previously reported, the Shady/Aftermath/Intersco Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50…

  14. Upstart DiscLive Aims To Sell Post-Concert Live CDs

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seeking to create a new revenue source for artists and labels from live performances, the new company DiscLive says it will soon begin selling CDs of just-completed concerts at the venue. Seeking to create a new revenue source for artists and labels from live performances, the new company…

  15. Rowland, T.A.T.U. Reign On U.K. Charts

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kelly Rowland's "Stole" couldn't dislodge t.A.T.u.'s "All the Things She Said" (Interscope/Polydor) from No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, but the Destiny's Child vocalist races to the top of the album Kelly Rowland's "Stole" couldn't…

  16. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  17. Stones Show Spreads Environmental Awareness

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as veteran rockers the Rolling Stones turned a free concert into an effort to raise awareness about global warming. "You know something, we're all here... fo It's only rock'n'roll -- with a message -- as…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achivements of 50 Cent, t.A.T.u., Kelly Rowland, Kelly Osbourne, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Ashanti, and the Dixie Chicks. ADDS UP TO TWO BUCKS: For three-and-a-half years, it looked like Queens, N.Y. rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) was destined to be a…

  19. New Line Revives 'The Harder They Come'

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST New Line Cinema has set plans for a hip-hop-flavored remake of the cult classic 1973 reggae crime drama "The Harder They Come." The original film, which helped launch the career of reggae artist Jimmy New Line Cinema has set plans for a hip-hop-flavored remake of the cult classic…

  20. J. Lo Remains On Top Of The Chart

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL Cool J tops Billboard's Hot 100 for a second-straight week. The cut withstands a 5-2 charge from Ja Rule's "Mesmerize," which continues to gain radio airplay Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" featuring LL…

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