1. The Roots Kicking Out The Jams

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, "Tipping Point." In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, …

  2. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

  3. SARS, Sore Throat Cause Dixie Chicks Postponements

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks have rescheduled an upcoming Toronto concert due to concerns over the SARS (Severe Acute Respir A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the…

  4. Toronto SARS Benefit Sells Out Quickly

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the Concert for Toronto, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, and Barenaked Ladies. The Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the…

  5. Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Glenn Lewis, and Remy Shand are confirmed for a June 21 concert to be held at Toronto's Skyd Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum…

  6. Back Again

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. Mr. Cheeks walks the fine line between R&B and hip-hop with sophomore solo effort Back Again. The Lost Boyz frontman kicks things off with lead single "Crush on You" (featuring…

  7. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  8. Mr. Cheeks 'Back Again' On New Album

    March 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next Tuesday (March 18) on Universal Records. Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," slated for release next…

  9. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  10. Stars Crowd Stevie Wonder Tribute

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs." The tribute set will feature 14 selections from Wonder's catalog re-envisioned by Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "…

  11. Rock The Vote To Honor Gabriel, Morissette, Chuck D

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D next month at the organization's 10th annual awards ceremony. On Feb. 22 at New York's Roseland Ballroom, M Rock The Vote will honor Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, and Public Enemy…

  12. Floetic

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music fans have already been treated to Floetry's music. The gifted songwriting pair penned Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" plus several songs for newcomers Glenn Lewis ("Lonely") and Bilal ("You Are" Music fans have already been treated to Floetry'…

  13. Dave Hollister's 'Game' Remains The Same

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Dave Hollister's third solo album may be "Things in the Game Done Changed," but not much has changed about Hollister's message. The Chicago-born singer/ songwriter/producer says he still strives to use his music…

  14. 'Barbershop' Remains A Cut Above

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 f This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides…

  15. 'Floetic' Duo Draws On Philly Scene

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The marriage of music and poetry is not a new phenomenon. But for London natives Natalie Stewart and Marsha Ambrosius, the union serves as inspiration for their musical mission. As Floetry, the duo brings that mission to life on "Floetic,…

  16. Cube, Eve Top Box Office In 'Barbershop'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The MGM film "Barbershop," which stars rappers-turned-actors Ice Cube and Eve, was clearly a cut above the rest this weekend at the box office in North America. The movie exceeded expectations and deb The MGM film "Barbershop," which stars rappers-turned-actors Ice Cube…

  17. Ice Cube Plays 'De-Fense' For Disney

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen. Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen.…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  19. Price, Lewis To Headline Hennessy Tour

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless," is due Aug. 13, will headline the Hennessy Privilege Music Tour this September. Along with Blackstreet alum Dave Hollister and Ca R&B songstress Kelly Price, whose new Def Soul album, "Priceless,"…

  20. 'The Barbershop' Boasts Fresh Cuts

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, wh Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux…

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