1. Beyoncé, R. Kelly Top Billboard Music Awards

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies, w Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight…

  2. Memo: No Basis for Jackson Allegations

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The boy who accuses Michael Jackson of molesting him denied it months ago to child welfare investigators who cleared the pop star of misconduct, according to a confidential memo. The boy and his brother told investigators that Jackson never sexually abused them. Their mother said Jackson…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Four Tet and Memento. MAKING THE ROUNDS: Fitting somewhere between DJ Shadow and Miles Davis, Kieren Hebden's solo project Four Tet is a virtual jazz band, incorporating all sorts of odd rhythms and…

  4. Diversity, Credibility Prove To Be Hallmark Of BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Performers at the Billboard Music Awards will represent musical styles as varied as this year's chart-toppers. Beyoncé -- whose first two singles "Crazy in Love"…

  5. Funk Pioneer George Clinton Arrested

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession in Tallahassee, Fla., after allegedly telling an officer he had cocaine in his pocket. The funk music pioneer was arrested Saturday and bon George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession in Tallahassee, Fla., after…

  6. Past Top Winners: Where Are The Now?

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. The award recognizes an act's combined performance on Billboard's…

  7. Documentary May Have Led To Jackson Case

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career. More than a year ago, Michael Jackson let a BBC crew into his bizarre world for a TV documentary he no doubt hoped would boost his fading career.…

  8. 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…

  9. Stars Perform At Mandela's AIDS Concert

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call to help fight the scourge of AIDS today (Nov. 29), putting on a musical extravaganza broadcast across the wor Bono, the Corrs, Beyoncé and other international stars answered Nelson Mandela's call…

  10. Cafe Quijano Prepares Latin Rock Assault

    November 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cafe Quijano's fourth Warner album, "Que Grande Es Esto del Amor!," is the Spanish rock group's long-awaited follow-up to its hit 2001 album, "La Taberna del Buda." That set sold more than 500,000 uni Cafe Quijano's fourth Warner album, "Que Grande Es…

  11. Tunes On TV

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 24-30, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, NOV. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist: Dixie Chicks (also scheduled: Bernie Mac). "Live With Regis & Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Britney Spears (also scheduled:…

  12. B2K 'Serves' Up Soundtrack, Film Debut

    November 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Teen R&B quartet will on Dec. 23 release "You Got Served," a soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Teen R&B quartet will on Dec. 23 release "You Got Served," a soundtrack to the upcoming film of the same name. Due for U.S. theatrical release on Jan. 30,…

  13. Kings Of Leon, Darkness Join Big Day Out

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The Well, the Sleepy Jackson, Audio Bullys, David Holmes and Lost Prophets are among the acts that have joined Kings Of Leon, the Darkness, Muse, Felix Da Housecat, Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, Poison The…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of the Eagles, Clay Aiken, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rodney Crowell, Marques Houston and Van Morrison. FLY LIKE THE EAGLES: Extending their chart span to 31 years, four months and two weeks, the Eagles soar onto The Billboard 200 at No. 3 with "The…

  15. Gallowsbird's Bark

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor Friedberger and ably backed by her pianist/ drummer sibling Matthew—do not deal i On their debut album, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Fiery Furnaces—led by commanding singer/guitarist Eleanor…

  16. Virgin Preps Boatload Of Bowie Reissues

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David Bowie releases, including "Black Tie White Noise," the 1989 box set "Sound + Vision" and remastered versions of "Scary Monsters," "Ziggy Stard Virgin Records will this winter reissue a number of David…

  17. 'Baby Boy' Fends Off Singles Chart Challenges

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of relinquishing its hold on the top of Billboard's Hot 100. The second chart-topper from Beyoncé's debut Columbia album, "Dan "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul is showing no signs of…

  18. Basement Jaxx Goes Pop On Third Set

    October 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, who collectively record as Basement Jaxx, know their way around international dancefloors. The British duo's two albums -- "Remedy" and "Rooty" -- have spawned several No. 1 club hits,…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Missy Elliott, Alice Cooper and Beyoncé. THE RAITT STUFF: There's a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week - a fragile connection, but a connection nevertheless. Bette Midler…

  20. Haggard Speaks Out 'Like Never Before'

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted and expanded from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Merle Haggard's new record pretty much says it all: It's "Haggard Like Never Before." Released Sept. 30, the album marks the debut of the veteran singer's own label, Hag Records, and finds him…

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