1. Cedric 'The Entertainer' To Host Billboard Awards

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, airing Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Cedric, who stars in the Fox show "Cedric The Enter Comedian Cedric "The Entertainer" will host the 2002 Billboard…

  2. Poll: Elliott Tops Nov. 12 Shopping Lists

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling out their big guns, and of the high profile albums released last week, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Under Construction" (Elektra) is As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling…

  3. Faces & Places

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pianist/synthesist Joe Zawinul will always be remembered and esteemed as one of the founding members of the definitive jazz fusion ensemble Weather Report. Pianist/synthesist Joe Zawinul will always be remembered and esteemed as one of the founding members of the definitive jazz fusion…

  4. This Day in Music

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el Arroyito"" (the Brooklet Dried Up), a musical written by Cuba's veteran ""sonero,"" Compay Segundo. 2001 - Havana's National Theatre debuts ""Se Seco el…

  5. Billboard Bits: SOAD, 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth'

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on System Of A Down 'Jingle Ball,' 'The Moth' Each member of modern rock act System Of A Down has designed artwork that will be featured in limited runs of 50,000 CDs each for the group's rarities collection "Steal This Album," which, as previously…

  6. Billboard Bits: Roots, Royce Da 5'9", 'Come Together'

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on a New York tour by the Roots, the debut solo album from rapper Royce Da 5'9", and the DVD/VHS release of TNT's "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music" concert. The Roots will celebrate the Nov. 26 release of their long-delayed MCA…

  7. Death Row Offices Raided By Police

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and 16 other locations in Las Vegas and the Los Angeles area today (Nov. 14) as part of a murder investigation. Search warrants Authorities raided the record company of rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight…

  8. Timberlake, Hill Sign On For Billboard Music Awards

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, joining previously announced performers Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd. Justin Timberlake and Faith Hill have been added to the performance lineup for the 2002…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own money to a lucky fan. Two finalists in the band's online giveaway, where fans who downloaded the song "Original Prankster" were 2000 - As promised, the Offspring give away $1 million of its own…

  10. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  11. Cher To Be Honored At Billboard Awards

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist Achievement award during the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air Dec. 9 on Fox live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The award, which Grammy-winning diva Cher will receive the Artist Achievement award during the 2002 Billboard…

  12. Tunes On TV

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 11-17, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 11 "TLC: Life in 3D," MTV Featured Artist: TLC. "Kindred Spirits: A Tribute To Johnny Cash," CMT Featured Artists: Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,…

  13. This Day in Music

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Following up on 22-year-old vocalist/pianist Fiona Apple's 1996 debut, the oh-so-succinctly titled ""Tidal,"" Clean Slate/Epic releases Apple's ""When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thin 1999 - Following up on 22-year-old…

  14. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  15. Stars Salute Motown's Funk Brothers

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov. 7) as Mary Wilson, Ashford & Simpson, Mario, and others sang in tribute to the Funk Brothers, the musicians behin It was like an old-time Motown revue at New York's Apollo Theatre last night (Nov.…

  16. Strummer Goes 'Global' With MTV2

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a short Monday (Nov. 11) at 10 p.m. ET. Titled "Joe Strummer's Global Boom-Box," the show will serve as the visual equivalent to Joe Strummer will host a new a new program on MTV2, which launches with a…

  17. 2002 BMI Country Awards Winners

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST BMI Country Awards Winners Here are the winning songs from the 2002 BMI Country Awards, held Nov. 5 at BMI's Nashville offices. Listed below the song title is the songwriter, publisher, artist, and record label. AIN'T NOTHING 'BOUT YOU Tom Shapiro Sony/ATV Tree Wenonga…

  18. Ask Billboard

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Kylie Minogue, Floetry, and Kelly Clarkson. AWARD TOUR Keith, Can you please provide some information on hosts, attendees, and performers, for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas on Dec. 9th?…

  19. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell Loretta Lynn, Trace Adkins, Steve Azar, Lonestar's Richie McDonald, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, John Michael Montgomery, and Chris Cagle have been added to the list of presenters for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, to…

  20. Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live Dec. 9 on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform…

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