1. 2003 Vibe Awards Nominees

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa Monica (Calif.) Civic Center, the event will be hosted by Queen Latifah and broadcast as a two-hour special the next night on UPN. Below is a list of nominees for the inaugural Vibe Awards. Set for Nov. 20 at the Santa…

  2. Here Comes the Fuzz

    September 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. This year, mix-tape DJs finally received mainstream recognition. However, the problem with mix tapes is that, typically as a result of featuring a host of different artists, the DJ's vision gets lost in the process. That is…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & The Last Emperor. REBEL YELL: The fuzz-tone guitars of San Francisco trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club found a receptive audience overseas. Not terribly surprising, since the…

  4. Tunes On TV

    September 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 1 "MTV2 Presents: 22 Greatest Bands," MTV2 Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, the Cure, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Korn, Dave Matthews Band, Metallica, Nine Inch…

  5. The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003 Nominees Below is the final list of nominees for the The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 2003, which will be presented Oct. 13 in Miami and broadcast in November on BET. ARTIST OF THE YEAR -- MALE SOLO Jay-Z Nelly Baby aka Birdman LL Cool J Ja Rule ARTIST OF…

  6. State Property Presents the Chain Gang, Volume 2

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most labels are satisfied with their crews and cliques, Roc-a-Fella's burgeoning roster of talent can only be described as an army. While most labels are satisfied with their crews and cliques, Roc-a-Fella's burgeoning roster of talent can only be described as an army. The…

  7. Jackson, Dashboard Albums Bow On Top

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard Confessional shake up the top of The Billboard 200 this week. Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" (Arista Nashville) and Da New albums from country star Alan Jackson and moody indie rock act Dashboard…

  8. Hot Product

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT State Property 'Chain' Letter Roc-A-Fella label supergroup State Property is back this week with its second album, "State Property Presents the Chain Gang Vol. II," The crew is made up of Philadelphia natives Freeway, the Young Gunz, Oschino & Sparks, Peedi Crakk and…

  9. Bad Boys II

    August 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs wasted no time pulling out the big guns for his first release under the Universal Music banner. The soundtrack to the summer sequel …

  10. 'Bad Boys' Still Good On The Chart

    July 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the latest volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series weren't able to dislodge the "Bad Boys II" soundtrack from the top spot on The Billboard 20 New albums from Mya and Jane's Addiction and the…

  11. Incarceration To Keep Sigel Off The Road

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered held without bond yesterday (July 15) in Philadelphia, pending trial on a federal weapons charge. Despite a plea from his mentor and fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z, rapper Beanie Sigel was ordered…

  12. State Property Gets Back On 'The Chain Gang'

    July 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella label supergroup State Property is working on its second album, "State Property Presents the Chain Gang Vol. II," which will be released Aug. 5 on Criminal Background/Roc-A-Fella. The crew Roc-A-Fella label supergroup State Property is working on its second album, "…

  13. Snoop Dogg Gets In The 'Mix'

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "Welcome 2 the Chuuch, Vol. 1." Already a man of many talents and business ventures, rapper Snoop Dogg is dipping a toe into the hip-hop mixtape game with "…

  14. 50 Cent 'Questions' Chart Challengers

    May 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock this week on three of Billboard's major singles charts. The song is No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a second-straight week, and leads the Hot R&B/H 50 Cent's "21 Questions" featuring Nate Dogg has a lock…

  15. Ask Billboard

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about gold-certified singles, Toni Braxton, and Patty Loveless. THE GOLD STANDARD Hi, When I was looking this week's singles charts, I noticed some newly awarded gold singles. I understand how the American Idol Finalists single ("God…

  16. Memphis Bleek Roars Back On New Album

    April 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "M.A.D.E.," June 24 via Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam. The artist has kept a fairly low profile since the 2000 release of "The Understanding," w Rapper Memphis Bleek will release his first album in three years, "…

  17. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2 Chocolate Factory , R. Kelly 3 Street Dreams , Fabolous 4 La Bella Mafia , Lil' Kim 5 Philadelphia Freeway , Freeway News Lil' Kim , Fabolous , R. Kelly …

  18. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  19. Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's Grammy Awards propels her debut album, "Come Away With Me," back to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In the week following the Grammy broadcast, A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's…

  20. Hot Product for Monday, Feb. 24, 2003

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Information on new releases by Fischerspooner, the D.O.C., the Music, American Hi-Fi, and a George Harrison tribute album, among others. 'One' Of A Kind After months of hype, New York synth-driven duo Fischerspooner will release its debut album, "#1," this week in North…

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