1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart acheivements of Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, B2K, and Kid Rock. 'HAVE' AND THE HAVE-NOTS: There were a lot of contenders for the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, more than in most weeks. "Bump, Bump, Bump" (T.U.G.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the Carpenters, 'The Disco Ball,' record holding artists, triple-titled tunes, artists who have charted under different names, and bad jokes with readers. REMEMBERING KAREN Hello Fred: Feb. 4, 2003 marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Karen Carpenter …

  3. Supreme Court Rejects Mattel's Barbie Song Appeal

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over its lawsuit against MCA Records Inc., claiming the 1997 pop hit "Barbie Girl" had infringed on the toy maker's doll tradem The U.S. Supreme Court today (Jan. 27) rejected an appeal by Mattel Inc. over…

  4. Maria McKee Leaps From The 'High Dive'

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records, Billboard.com has learned. Singer/songwriter Maria McKee will release her fourth studio album, "High Dive," April 22 via her own Viewfinder Records,…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been following your online section on Billboard.com…

  6. 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,…

  7. Dismemberment Plan Announces Split

    January 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan will split up later this year, frontman Travis Morrison tells Billboard.com. The group will honor plans for a handful of previously announced Washington, D.C.-based rock quartet the Dismemberment Plan will split up later this year,…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart achievments of Maurice Gibb and Aaliyah. IN MEMORIAM: Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of Maurice Gibb, who was just 53 when he died in a Miami Beach hospital on Jan. 12. While Gibb is primarily thought of as an artist, performing with his…

  9. 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…

  10. Ms. Dynamite, Streets Top Brit Awards Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the nominations for the Brit Awards 2003. The event will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court, and will be broad With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the…

  11. New Moby, Fuel, Nickelback Cuts Lead 'Daredevil'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly anticipated film "Daredevil," due Feb. 4 from Wind-Up Records. The 20-track collection boasts all fresh material, includin New recordings by Nickelback, Fuel, and Moby lead the soundtrack to the hotly…

  12. Female Musicians Lead Domestic Violence Benefit

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks" to "Respond II," a two-disc compilation that will benefit families affected by domestic violence. A host of female musicians have donated "special and previously unreleased tracks"…

  13. Gilberto Gil To Head Brazil's Cultural Policy

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star Gilberto Gil strutted onto a Copacabana beach concert stage dressed in the red and white colors of the Worker's Party. "I'v Just before Luiz Inacio da Silva was elected president, Brazilian music star…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies at the age of 93. 2001 - The world's oldest active conductor, Takashi Asahina, the musical director of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra dies…

  15. McCartney Notches Year's Highest-Grossing Tour

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring artist in the world for 2002, raking in $126.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscores. Delivering on a Supe In an unqualified commercial and critical success, Sir Paul McCartney was the top touring…

  16. Sugar Hill Compiles Early Willie Nelson Demos

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy: The Demo Sessions," a digitally remastered set including tracks Nelson recorded as songwriting demos in Nashville in the early 1960s, Sugar Hill Records will on Feb. 11 release Willie Nelson's "Crazy:…

  17. Slick Rick Supporters Appeal To Washington

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who has been detained since July by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is fa The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky …

  18. Whitney's Dad Makes TV Plea For Money

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million, called for his daughter to settle the case in a televised plea yesterday (Dec. 5), urging her from his hospital bed to "pay Pop diva Whitney Houston's ailing father, who is suing her for $100 million,…

  19. Eminem Holds No. 1 Single For 6th Week

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" rules Billboard's Hot 100 for a sixth-straight week, and continues to hold back the challenge of Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It." While the latter remains at No. 2 on Eminem's "Lose Yourself" rules…

  20. Billboard Bits: Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Cher, El Mocambo, Hadda Brooks AOL and musicians network Tonos Entertainment are sponsoring a contest in which the winner will have his or her lyrics recorded by Cher. The "Write a Song for Cher Contest" is only open to AOL members, who can access the entry form and official…

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