1. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  2. Vico C Seeks The 'Truth'

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Orange County Correctional Facility in Orlando, Fla., does not have visitation rooms. So when Jorge Pino, president/chairman of EMI Latin, went to see his artist, rapper Vico C, he had to go to another facility and "visit" through a…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  4. I Can't Stop

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a string of classic bedroom-luring hits ("Let's Stay Together," "I'm Still in Love With You"), Al Green opted to convert souls from a church pulpit. Following a string of classic bedroom-luring hits ("Let's Stay Together," "I'm…

  5. This Day in Music

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the age of 58. 2001 - Following a battle with cancer that began in 1998, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison dies from his ailment at the…

  6. Keys Sets Her Own Pace

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There's no blueprint to follow after selling 5.6 million copies of your debut album and winning five Grammy Awards -- all before the age of 21. But for Alicia Keys, whose cool, soulful 2001 landmark album, "Songs in A Minor," wowed…

  7. Hot Product

    November 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly 'Dirty' Work Nelly reworks his biggest hits and throws in two new tracks on "Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention)," due this week via Universal. First single "Iz U" was produced by Jay E and appropriates the beat from the theme song for the TV show "…

  8. Spooky Songs Haunt 'Mansion' Soundtrack

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the scare into Walt Disney Records' "The Haunted Mansion: Haunted Hits." Tracks by the Barenaked Ladies, Suzanne Vega, Raven Simone and Oingo Boingo are among those putting the…

  9. Green Refreshes His Soul On Secular Album

    November 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  10. Soul Vocalist Arthur Conley Dies

    November 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with cancer. He was 57. Arthur Conley, known for his 1967 hit "Sweet Soul Music," died today (Nov. 17) in Ruurlo, The Netherlands, after a battle with…

  11. Hot Product

    November 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Al Green 'Stop' Calling Me Shirley It may have taken 27 years for Al Green and mentor/producer Willie Mitchell to reunite for a bold new secular album, but now that they're in the groove, it seems there's no stopping a good thing. Of the new "I Can't Stop,"…

  12. Lost Dogs

    November 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam closes out its Epic tenure with this career-spanning collection of B-sides and unreleased items, including the perennial concert closer "Yellow Ledbetter," which hit seven Billboard charts i Pearl Jam closes out its Epic tenure with this career-spanning collection of B…

  13. Billboard Bits: Aguilera, Goldiggez, Bradley

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Christina Aguilera, Goldiggez, Everett Bradley Christina Aguilera will star in her own live performance television special on the U.S. WB network. Taped earlier this month at London's Wembley Arena, the one-hour "Stripped ... Live in the U.K." will air Nov. 30 at 9 p.m.…

  14. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  15. Sting, No Doubt To Rock Billboard Awards

    November 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers…

  16. Hot Product

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam Old 'Dog,' New Tricks Pearl Jam caps its Epic tenure this week with the double-disc rarities album "Lost Dogs" and the three-hour DVD "Live at the Garden," taped in July at New York's sold-out Madison Square Garden. The group is currently operating…

  17. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled "Tidal," Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's "When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group 2001 - Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the…

  19. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose fails to appear for the kickoff show on the band's first North American tour since 1993. It is an ill-omen for the to 2002 - A riot breaks out in Vancouver after Guns N' Roses…

  20. Pearl Jam Reels In 'Exclusive' Fish

    November 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for Tim Burton's upcoming film "Big Fish" will feature a new Pearl Jam song, "Man of the Hour." And while the album won't be released until Dec As tipped here last month, the Sony Classical soundtrack for…

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