1. Billboard Bits: 'Chicago,' Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on 'Chicago,' Kathleen Edwards, VH1 'Diva' Search The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Chicago" continues to collect accolades, the latest being a leading five nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards. The film will compete for the…

  2. Grammy Performers, Nominees CD Unveiled

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland, and Bruce Springsteen are the first performers confirmed for the 45th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 23 at N Coldplay, Faith Hill, Norah Jones, Nelly with Destiny's Child's Kelly…

  3. McGraw Sets 'One Band Show' Tour

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in Birmingham, Ala. Dubbed the One Band Show, the run will feature the artist and his band performing for more than two Tim McGraw & the Dancehall Doctors will kick off a 52-date U.S. tour March 7 in…

  4. This Day in Music

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam & Dave, Sam Moore finally launches a solo career when he releases "Plenty Good Lovin': The Lost Solo Album," in England on Swing C 2002 - More than 30 years after the heyday of soul duo Sam &…

  5. 'Chicago' Nabs 12 U.K. Film Nominations

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST With 12 nominations, "Chicago" tied with "Gangs of New York" to lead the field for the British Academy Film Awards (aka the Baftas). Among the nods for the silver screen adaptation of the Broadway mus With 12 nominations, "Chicago" tied with "Gangs of New…

  6. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

  7. Round About Roma

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Saxman Stefano di Battista, well-known for his work with Michel Petrucciani and Elvin Jones, has also enjoyed the frontman spot for a number of years with his own quartet. A favorite in the Parisian j Saxman Stefano di Battista, well-known for his work with Michel Petrucciani and Elvin Jones,…

  8. 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…

  9. Billboard Bits: Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Hip-Hop Festival, Adkins, Thorogood Russell Simmons is organizing what he is dubbing the "Woodstock of hip-hop," to be staged in conjunction with the second Hip-Hop Summit. The Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be held April 12 at Atlanta's Turner Field and is expected…

  10. Update: Bobby Brown's Sentence Reduced

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder of an eight-day jail sentence for drunken driving after he is discharged from an Atlanta hospital, police said today (Jan. 22). Brown, the husband of p Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder of an eight-day jail sentence for drunken…

  11. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and "…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

  15. Tunes On TV

    January 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 20-26, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 20 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Cam'Ron ("Boy (I Need You)"). "One On One," UPN Featured Artist…

  16. 'Chicago,' U2 Take Home Golden Globes

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen, took home three of the eight trophies for which it was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards, while Irish rock act U2 won the best "Chicago," the splashy Broadway musical adapted for the silver screen,…

  17. 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…

  18. Chicago

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who knew? Catherine Zeta-Jones, RenÉe Zellweger, and Richard Gere singing and dancing their way through the silver screen version of the Kander & Ebb musical/comedy classic Chicago . Who knew? Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Richard Gere singing and dancing their way through…

  19. Ultimate Yanni

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The new-age community has had its fair share of stars, most notably Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, and George Winston. The new-age community has had its fair share of stars, most notably Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, and George Winston. Yanni Chryssomallis, who debuted in 1984 with the album…

  20. 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…

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