1. Top Stars Sign On For MTV's Rap Battle Finale

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris, Joe Budden, Method Man, Cam'ron, Noreaga, Keith Murray, and others will be on hand May 17 for the finals of MTV's "MC Battle," set to air live that afternoon from the network's New York stud Ludacris, Joe Budden, Method Man, Cam'ron, Noreaga, Keith…

  2. Ask Billboard

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Mya, and Sade. 'UP' THE JUNCTION? Keith, I see that Shania Twain's "Up!" release has been on the charts for 21 weeks and has yet to be certified even gold. Considering that her last release, "…

  3. Concert To Celebrate Country's Best

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a concert celebrating the "100 Greatest Songs of Country Music." The June 4 show at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, will fea To coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  5. Ask Billboard

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the "Fame" soundtrack, Jody Watley, and Def Leppard. LOOKING FOR 'FAME' Dear Keith, I just recently heard that the soundtrack to the film "Fame" will be re-released in a remastered version. When will it be…

  6. Artists Take Stand Against Radio Deregulation

    April 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Billboard Bulletin reports. The letter warns Powell that f A letter signed by 30 major recording artists is to be sent today to Michael Powell,…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Highlighting music on television for the April 28-May 4, 2003. Contests... It's all about contests on television these days -- "Fear Factor," "Survivor," and the like are out there, but it's the music shows that really know how to find talent. The biggest of them…

  8. 18TunesOnTV

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 28-May 4, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, APRIL 28 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Good Charlotte, New Found Glory. "Born To Diva," VH1 Featured Artist: Gloria Estefan. "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  9. TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/country.jsp 1. Have You Forgotten? , Darryl Worley 2. Unleashed 2 , Toby Keith 3. Home , Dixie Chicks 4. Now , Jessica Andrews 5. The Best Of Toby Keith: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection , Toby Keith News Dixie Chicks , Jessica Andrews , Toby Keith , Darryl Worley …

  10. Beacon Theatre, New York

    April 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result ca It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  12. Def Jam Crew Takes 'Vendetta' On The Road

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the release of a new video game. While most acts go on the road in support of new albums, several Def Jam Records artists will launch a tour next month behind the…

  13. 50 Cent Posts 'Club,' 'Questions' On Top

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His long-running hit "In Da Club" hangs onto the No. 1 post on the Hot 100 for a ninth week, while his latest, "21 Questions," moves into the p 50 Cent's reign on the Billboard major charts continues. His…

  14. Clarkson Becomes A No. 1 'Idol' Again

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Thankful," the debut album from "American Idol" first season winner Kelly Clarkson, outsold new releases from 50 Cent, Fleetwood Mac, and Darryl Worley to bow on top of The Billboard 200. The RCA set "Thankful," the debut album from "American Idol"…

  15. Ask Billboard

    April 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, and Elvis Presley, and clarifies a previous question about Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini. KEEPING TABS ON '10' Dear Keith, I am a longtime fan of LL Cool J, and I was just curious as to how many…

  16. Galactic Teams With Automator For New Set

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and has enlisted producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura to lend his talents in the studio. "Working with this band in New Orleans New Orleans funk ensemble Galactic is recording a new full-length album and…

  17. 17TunesOnTV

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 21-27, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 21 "Britney & Justin: Love Chain," E! Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All Access: Outrageous Transformations,"…

  18. Hot Product

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Yardbirds 'Bird' Is The Word Legendary British rock outfit the Yardbirds return this week with "Birdland," their first new studio album since 1967. The set is being released by guitarist Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. The Yardbirds, which once boasted Jimmy Page…

  19. Keith Murray Makes His Def Jam Debut

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Not many rap artists get a second chance at having a successful career. With fans' constant desire for new talent, yesterday's hot acts can easily fall by the wayside. That's not the case for Keith Murray. The rapper is making his…

  20. Hip-Hop Summit Descends On Detroit

    April 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who will take part in the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) April 26 Detroit event. Slated to take place at the Eminem and hip-hop veterans Rev. Run (Run-D.M.C.) and Doug E. Fresh are among those who…

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