1. Kristy Starling

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This big-voiced Oklahoma City native landed her record deal via a talent competition on NBC's Today Show. This big-voiced Oklahoma City native landed her record deal via a talent competition on NBC's Today Show. While she finished in second place, Starling caught the attention of…

  2. Think Tank

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. It's been four years since Blur's last studio album, 13. Between then and now, lead singer Damon Albarn has participated in two side projects, Gorillaz (dance/electronic) and Mali Music (world music). From this, one…

  3. Counterfeit 2

    May 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to deliver his long-awaited solo full-length. With Counterfeit 2, Depeche Mode founding member/songwriter/occasional lead vocalist Martin Gore steps out of the shadows to…

  4. 2003 MVPA Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MVPA Award Winners Here are the 12th Annual MVPA Awards 2003 Award Winners, handed out May 8 in Los Angeles. Adult Contemporary Video of the Year David LaChapelle/Venus Entertainment Elton John "Original Sin" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Chris Robinson / Partizan Busta Rhymes feat…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  6. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  7. Lynch Offers Musical Valentines On 'Songs'

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine" when describing his odes to such artists as Bjork, the Pixies, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode. Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine…

  8. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date…

  9. Billboard Bits: Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tim McGraw, Winnipeg Folk, Floydfest Country star Tim McGraw and his band the Dancehall Doctors will play a free show for military personnel and their families later this month. The May 21 performance will take place at Colorado's Fort Carson Army Base/Pershing Field. "I…

  10. Family Plans Release Of Unearthed Marley Cuts

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon that may be used as the basis for an album partially produced in the same style as the mid-1990s Beatles single The family of Bob Marley has discovered a batch of unheard recordings by the reggae icon…

  11. Kiss, Sanctuary Seal Deal For Label

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kiss is launching an imprint with Sanctuary Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Kiss is launching an imprint with Sanctuary Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Kiss Records, to be announced today (May 5), will kick off with a new, two-disc live set, "The Kiss Symphony: Alive IV,"…

  12. Tomcraft, Timberlake Reign On U.K. Charts

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of Munich, Germany-based trance producer Thomas Bruckner, went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday (May 4). Meanwhil "Loneliness" by Tomcraft (Data/Ministry of Sound), the brainchild of…

  13. 'Gilligan's Island' Composer Wyle Dies

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died Friday of leukemia. George Wyle, who wrote the theme song to "Gilligan's Island" and directed music for singers including Andy Williams, died…

  14. Hot Product

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Acclaimed folk/rock artist Richard Thompson's "The Old Kit Bag" (Cooking Vinyl/spinART). -- Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson's "On and On" (Universal). -- Canadian rock outfit New Pornographers…

  15. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  16. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  17. Black Cherry

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Goldfrapp's very fine 2000 debut album, Felt Mountain, was a tantalizing mix of twisted torch song, lush cinematic orchestration, and post-Massive Attack electronic beats. Goldfrapp's very fine 2000 debut album, Felt Mountain, was a tantalizing mix of twisted torch song, lush…

  18. Franklin Told To Clean Up Fire Mess

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a six-month investigation into the cause of a fire at her Oakland County, Mich., mansion, Aretha Franklin now has 10 days to clean up the mess. After a six-month investigation into the cause of a fire at her Oakland County, Mich., mansion, Aretha Franklin now has 10 days to clean up the…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  20. Gilman Gives Stepanek's 'Heartsongs' A Musical Voice

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Even at age 12 when he scored with his debut single, "One Voice," Billy Gilman showed unusual maturity. Now, with "Music Through Heartsongs - Songs Based on the Poems of Mattie J.T. Stepanek," Gilman, who turns 15 May 24, has…

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