1. Gallagher, Weller Aid Death In Vegas' 'Scorpio'

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, are set to return June 17 with the North American release of "Scorpio Rising" on Sanctuary Records. Tim Holmes and Richard Fearless, aka U.K. electronica duo Death In Vegas, are set to return June 17 with the…

  2. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Winners

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tejano Music Awards Winners Here are the winners for 2003 Tejano Music Awards: MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jay Perez FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jennifer Pena MALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR A.B. Quintanilla FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jennifer Pena SONG OF THE YEAR "Yo Te Voy A Amar…

  3. Chart Beat Chat

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses "American Idol," charity singles, No. 1 country songs on Billboard's Hot 100, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, and chart coincidences with readers. AMERICAN (IDOL) LIFE Hi Fred, After reading your column for the past few years, it was really cool to see you on…

  4. 'Loco-Motion' Singer Little Eva Dies

    April 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston, N.C., after a long illness, according to her manager. Her exact age isn't known but she was believed to be betw Singer Little Eva (full name: Eva Narcissus Boyd), died yesterday (April 10) in Kinston…

  5. 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music Video Production Association Awards The following are the nominees for the 2003 Music Video Production Assn. Awards, to be presented May 8 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. The awards are given to the video's director and production company, except for categories…

  6. 'American Dreams' Spawns Soundtrack Album

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version of the classic music show "American Bandstand," has spawned a soundtrack. As tipped here last month, the NBC drama "American Dreams," which centers on the 1960s version…

  7. 50 Cent's Chart 'Club' Gets A Little Smaller

    April 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on Billboard's Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week, but the single is finally starting to show small signs of wear. Although the rapper's smash single also 50 Cent's "In Da Club" maintains its grip on…

  8. Breaking & Entering

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at some of the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Idlewild, Kem, Cradle Of Filth, and Pepe Aguilar. Welcome to Breaking & Entering, a weekly column launched with the redesign of Billboard.com. Each Wednesday, we'll…

  9. This Day in Music

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the age of 70 of complications from a stroke. Lewis was best known for his "Kulu Se Mama" composition on one of jazz saxophonis 2002 - Musician, composer and instrument maker Juno Lewis dies at the…

  10. Interscope Gets On Board With 50 Cent's Label

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent will sign and develop artists for release via G-Unit, the first of which will come from the rap trio of the same name, Interscope has entered into a deal with rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. 50 Cent…

  11. This Day in Music

    April 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert with Buena Vista Social Club bassist Cachaito Lopez in Basel, Switzerland. Gonzalez collapses shortly after perf 2001 - Violinist Pedro Depestre Gonzales, 55, dies while performing at a concert…

  12. Un Amore (One Love)

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business. Following a successful novelty single with a full-length album is tricky business. Do you mine that golden amusing concept repeatedly? Do you try to segue into "serious" music territory? The Sicilians…

  13. Escapology

    April 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST On Robbie Williams' third U.S. On Robbie Williams' third U.S. effort, the singer/songwriter crafts yet another beautiful album full of witty lyrics, catchy music, and gorgeous orchestrations. The set's first single, "Feel," is a midtempo love song that has topped most…

  14. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the influence of Indian music, the Dixie Chicks controversy, and songs covered by international artists with readers. SENSING A CONNECTION Fred, Sean Paul blasts his way toward the top of Billboard's Hot 100 with his Diwali-influenced "Get Busy." Diwali…

  15. Billboard Bits: Ashanti/Lonestar, Bravo, Dee Dee Ramone

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Ashanti/Lonestar, Bravo, Dee Dee Ramone R&B star Ashanti will give a private concert tonight (April 3) at the Huntington Townhouse in Huntington, Long Island. The audience will be made up of invited parents and spouses of U.S. military personnel in Iraq; Ashanti's Def Jam…

  16. Eclectic Artists Dig Into 'Holes' Soundtrack

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who have contributed songs to the soundtrack to Walt Disney Pictures' "Holes," based on the popular book of the same name. Due A Shaggy, Moby, Fiction Plane, and Eagle-Eye Cherry are among the artists who…

  17. Stax Museum Opening To Feature Star Performances

    April 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats at the grand opening of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, set for April 29-May 1. The celebration will include c Memphis will bear witness to performances by some of soul music's all-time greats…

  18. Junkie XL Dials Up A New 'Broadcast'

    April 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A Broadcast From the Computer Hell Cabin," June 2 internationally via Roadrunner. Dutch DJ Junkie XL (real name: Tom Holkenberg) will release a new studio album, "Radio JXL - A…

  19. Stars On 'Peace' Set For War Child Charity

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the performers contributing material to a new album, "Peace Songs," that will benefit a Canadian charity for children who are vict Paul McCartney, Avril Lavigne, David Bowie, and Celine Dion are among the…

  20. Ms. Dynamite Tackles A Stateside Career

    April 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. 2003 is already shaping up to be quite the year for British MC/singer Ms. Dynamite. She recently released her debut album, "A Little Deeper" in the U.S. via Interscope, made her U.S. TV debut on "Saturday Night Live," and is…

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