1. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  2. Johnny Marr Steps Out Front With 'Boomslang'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Expanded from the magazine piece for Billboard.com. After leaving the Smiths in 1987, guitarist Johnny Marr spent the next decade-plus drifting from a host of intriguing, but largely under-the-radar projects. He provided a jolt of fresh creative energy to the The and Pet Shop Boys. He wrote…

  3. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  4. Rosen To Step Down As RIAA Chairman

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hilary Rosen has announced that she will step down as chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at the end of 2003. "I have young children, and I want to devote more of my t Hilary Rosen has announced that she will step down as chairman/CEO of the Recording…

  5. Norah Jones Remains On Top

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a 5.5% sales gain and maintains its grip on the top of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Blue Note/Capitol set moved 114,00 Norah Jones' debut album, "Come Away With Me," benefits from a…

  6. Billboard Bits: Anastacia, Lisa Marie Presley & More

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anastacia, Lisa Marie Presley & More Vocalist Anastacia was diagnosed last week with breast cancer after a biopsy in New York. "My doctor was insistent that I have a mammogram (during a routine check-up last week) even though it was not required," the singer said in a…

  7. Hot Product

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Solange, Groove Armada, the Sea & Cake, and more. 'Star' Search "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young…

  8. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  9. This Day in Music

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington, D.C., part of the festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect George W. Bush. Tritt supported B 2001 - Travis Tritt performs at the Republican Texas Senators Ball in Washington…

  10. Omertá

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Omertá is Italian for "code of silence," but for talented Kansas indie duo the Belles—aka Christopher Tolle and Jake Cardwell—it means "lo-fi." This, the duo's debut disc, is a ta Omertá is Italian for "code of silence," but for talented Kansas indie duo the…

  11. Man Sentenced For Wrecking Elliott's Car

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy Elliott was sentenced in Richmond, Va., to three years in jail for the late-night spin. "This is not a typical unauth A man who wrecked a $300,000 sports car owned by Grammy-winning hip-hop star Missy…

  12. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  13. Eminem Fends Off The 'Bump,' Remains No. 1

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" leads Billboard's Hot 100 for a 12th-straight week, but B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy is making it a tight race. The latter is up 4-2 and gaining spins at radio, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" leads Billboard&…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn't that new after all. The singer's song "Thank You" was made famous as the backin 2002 - Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ramones, Elliott Smith, Royksopp "We're a Happy Family -- A Tribute to the Ramones" will finally see release Feb. 11 via DV8/Columbia. As previously reported , the oft-delayed set will feature the New York punk band's songs covered by the likes of Pearl Jam's…

  16. Norah Jones Sails 'Away' To No. 1

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following news of the artist's five Grammy nominations last week, Norah Jones' debut Blue Note/Capitol album "Come Away With Me" takes over the top of The Billboard 200 after 46 weeks on the chart. Wh Following news of the artist's five Grammy nominations last week,…

  17. 3ask

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, and the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. DRIVING WITH CELINE Hi, I heard a dance re-make of the Roy Orbison/Cyndi Lauper song "I Drove All Night" the other day. It was by Celine Dion. Is…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother of '60s British hitmakers, twins Paul and Barry Ryan, dies of a heart attack in Florida. Ryan, 67, was best known for her 1958 h 1999 - Marion Ryan, a popular U.K. singer of the '50s and mother…

  19. Billboard Bits: Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bob Dylan, Hayseed Dixie, Men At Work With little more than a week to go before Spitfire Pictures' "Masked & Anonymous," starring Bob Dylan, has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped in and acquired the North American…

  20. Epic Readies Clash Essentials

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. As first reported here yesterday, Epic/Legacy will on March 11 release a two-disc collection chronicling the legendary career of the Clash. The 40 songs…

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