1. Music Fuels New Year's Eve Celebrations

    December 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for many music acts, the festivities surrounding New Year's Eve tend to drag others off of the couch and onto the stage While the winter holidays often signal a break from live performance and touring for…

  2. 'Source' Can't Distribute Eminem Recording

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A court ruling has stopped hip-hop magazine The Source from distributing a CD of a previously unreleased recording by white rapper Eminem that includes phrases such as "black girls are dumb." A court ruling has stopped hip-hop magazine The Source from distributing a CD of a…

  3. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. Blood In My Eye , Ja Rule 2. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below , OutKast 3. Chicken'N'Beer , Ludacris 4. Stroke Of Genius , Gerald Levert, 5. The Preacher's Son , Wyclef Jean Issue date: Nov. 22, 2003 News Ludacris , Wyclef Jean , Gerald Levert , Ja Rule …

  4. OutKast Pops Back To No. 1

    November 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 4-1 jump. The Arista release has been the No. 1 album in three of its six weeks on the chart. U.S. sal OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to…

  5. Emotions

    November 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Like a comfortable chair, it is easy to settle down into Will Downing's get-away-from-it-all smooth-jazz grooves. Like a comfortable chair, it is easy to settle down into Will Downing's get-away-from-it-all smooth-jazz grooves. His delicious, smooth-as-butter baritone still retains…

  6. TunesOnTV

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, OCT. 27 "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Clint Black (also scheduled: Hayden Christensen) "VH1 All Access," VH1 Featured Artist: Mandy Moore. …

  7. Gerald Levert Returns With 'Genius'

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. Veteran R&B vocalist Gerald Levert will issue his next studio album, "A Stroke of Genius," Oct. 28 via Elektra. The set is preceded by the single "U…

  8. No Dislodging 'Bad Boys II' From No. 1

    August 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy, the soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" cruises to a third straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Bad B Packed with tracks by such hitmakers such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Beyonce, Justin…

  9. Hot Product

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Additional titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • The DreamWorks debut from R&B duo JS, "Ice Cream," featuring contributions from R. Kelly and Ronald Isley. • "2," the first Elektra album in six years from LSG, comprised of…

  10. Rossdale Gets In The 'Game'

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale is following her lead by inking to star in Crusader Entertainment's "The Game of Their Lives." With Gwen Stefani poised to make her big-screen debut in Martin Scorsese's "Aviator," her husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, is…

  11. Essence Fest Plans Vandross Tribute

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 Essence Music Festival, soul balladeer Luther Vandross will be celebrated during the three-day event. Patti LaBelle, Gerald Levert, Faith Evans, Ashanti, In place of his planned appearance at the 2003 Essence Music Festival, soul balladeer Luther…

  12. Top Acts Contribute 'Songs For Life'

    June 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha Franklin, and remixes of Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige tracks are part of a compilation that will raise money t New songs by Patti LaBelle, Enrique Iglesias, Gerald Levert, Joan Osborne, and Aretha…

  13. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Previewing music-related television for the week of May 26-June 1, 2003. Close out your U.S. Memorial Day holiday weekend celebrating Willie Nelson 's 70th birthday with an amazing cast of his pals on the USA Network. A two-hour version of a marathon concert taped in April at New York&…

  14. Cold's World Heats Up

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 26-June 1, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 26 "The View," ABC Featured Artist: The Sounds (also scheduled: guest co-host Melissa Rivers, Carson Daly). "Driven: Nelly," VH1 Featured Artists: Nelly, Mase, St.…

  15. Bright Black

    May 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After a successful, albeit short run with the Digable Planets, Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler steps out on his own under the guise of Cherrywine. After a successful, albeit short run with the Digable Planets, Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler steps out on his own under the guise of…

  16. The Walk

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This talented family group has become one of the hottest tickets in the Southern gospel field. This talented family group has become one of the hottest tickets in the Southern gospel field. It attracts enthusiastic crowds in concert and dominates the airwaves on Southern gospel stations. Well…

  17. Affidavit: Drug Money Backed Murder Inc.

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was bankrolled by a notorious drug dealer who also was involved in a shooting of hip-hop superstar 50 Cent. Rap industry insiders have told investigators that the successful Murder Inc. music label was…

  18. This Day in Music

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young of Chattanooga, Tenn., collapses and dies of an apparent overdose of the drug Ecstasy. 2002 - A Widespread Panic concert in Pelham, Ala. goes sour when young fan Erica Robins Young…

  19. Jazz Fest Blooms With Dylan, CSN, LL Cool J

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this year's 34th annual outing, which will be expanded to an 11-day festival for the first time, starting Thursday, A The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has confirmed hundreds of artists for this…

  20. Cops Probe Tie Between Drugs, Murder Inc.

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff had checked into a luxury hotel in Miami late last year when detectives showed up at his door. They arrested McGriff, 42, on a weapons charge -- but only as a pretext. By the Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff had checked into a luxury hotel in Miami late…

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