1. Boy-Band Mogul Faces Florida Probe

    February 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Boy-band hitmaker Lou Pearlman is the target of a Florida state probe into complaints that hundreds of aspiring models and actors were duped into paying up to $1,500 each for spots on his company's We Boy-band hitmaker Lou Pearlman is the target of a Florida state probe into complaints…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  3. Billboard Latin Music Awards Move To Miami Arena

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards are moving to the 16,000-capacity Miami Arena and will be open to the public for the first time. The event, to be held May 8, will be produced and broadcast by Te The 2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards are moving to the 16,000-capacity Miami Arena and will…

  4. The Ethel Merman Disco Album

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Who could ever forget that bizarre moment in 1979 when Ethel Merman, the first lady of American musical theater, became the "first lady" of disco with the release of her notorious camp-classic disco a Who could ever forget that bizarre moment in 1979 when Ethel Merman, the first…

  5. 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,…

  6. 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…

  7. This Day in Music

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2002 - Metallica's James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella. 2001 - As in…

  8. Bern Helps Kids Through Baseball, Music

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST He may have never played a single inning of major-league baseball, but singer/songwriter Dan Bern is nevertheless realizing a fantasy of his by heading to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Coopers He may have never played a single inning of major-league baseball, but singer/songwriter Dan…

  9. Billboard Bits: Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Pioneer Awards, Polo Montanez, Littrell The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has announced its 2003 Pioneer Awards honorees, to be presented Feb. 20 in New York, as part of the events during Grammy Week, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Supremes, Dell-Vikings, and the Dixie Cups will…

  10. Johnny Griffith Of Motown's Funk Brothers Dies

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith died Sunday in Detroit, Billboard Bulletin reports. The cause of death was not disclosed at deadline. He was 66. Funk Brothers keyboardist Johnny Griffith died Sunday in Detroit, Billboard Bulletin reports. The cause of death was not disclosed at…

  11. Shakira Sweeps MTV Latin Video Awards

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Shakira was the big winner at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica last night (Oct. 24) at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. The Colombian star won in all five categories in whi Shakira was the big winner at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamerica last night …

  12. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  13. Billboard Bits: Jets/Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jets To Brazil/The Music, Aterciopelados, Tin Angel Noted underground rock outfit Jets To Brazil has canceled a 33-date North American tour "due to a sudden illness," according to a spokesperson. The trek was due to begin tonight (Oct. 14) in Brooklyn, N.Y., and last through…

  14. Juanes, Rubio, More Added To MTV Latin Lineup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The Oct. 24 event, to be hosted by Argentine TV and radio pe Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the…

  15. Reggae Greats Reinterpret UB40

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love" series of covers, veteran U.K.-based pop reggae act UB40 has assembled a who's who of reggae greats to reinterpret 14 of the ba Reversing what it has done with the three albums in its "Labour of Love…

  16. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  17. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  18. Blades Takes World Sounds On The Road

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour in support of his latest album, "Mundo" (Sony Discos). Kicking off Oct. 12 in Miami Beach, Fla., the tour currently h Panamanian music great Ruben Blades will take to the road this fall on a U.S. tour…

  19. Nominees Set For 1st MTV Latin Video Awards

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Diego Torres, and Juanes lead the nominations for the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, set for Oct. 24 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Each earned five nods, incl Shakira, Diego Torres, and Juanes lead the nominations for the inaugural MTV Video Music…

  20. 2002 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America nominees

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Latin America nominees Here are the nominees for the first MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, set for Oct. 24 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. Artist of the Year: Juanes La Ley Alejandro Sanz Shakira Diego Torres Video of the Year: Enrique Iglesias, …

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