1. HOT DANCE MUSIC/CLUB PLAY

    April 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/dance.jsp 1. Gossip Folks (Fatboy Slim Mixes) , Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring Ludacris 2. Walking On Thin Ice (Remixes) , Ono 3. I'll Be There , Weekend Players 4. Shake It , Marascia 5. Love Is A Crime , Anastacia News Elliott Featuring , Fatboy Slim…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Musicians Get A Closeup At Tribeca Film Fest

    April 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for the second annual Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place May 3-11 in the downtown New York neighborhood. Jay-Z, the Ramones, Dave Matthews, and Eric Clapton are among the stars of movies set for…

  5. Gareth Gates Scores Another U.K. No. 1

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former "Pop Idol" runner-up Gareth Gates scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (March 16), while Norah Jones continued her reign over Britain's album chart. Gates' new version of "Spirit in th Former "Pop Idol" runner-up Gareth Gates scored his…

  6. Rap Stars Go To The Mat In New Video Game

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some of its top artists -- not on CD or in a movie, but in a video game. In a marketing first for the embattled music industry, rap label Def Jam will soon release a compilation by some…

  7. Pepsi Avoids Hip-Hop Group's Boycott

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has called off a proposed boycott of PepsiCo. The action was canceled after the music mogul's organization, the soft drink manufacturer, and the L Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has called off a…

  8. Hip-Hop Group Urges Pepsi Boycott

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST The hip-hop nation has parted ways with the Pepsi generation until the giant soda maker shows it some respect. The hip-hop nation has parted ways with the Pepsi generation until the giant soda maker shows it some respect. Accusing Pepsi of applying a double standard by placing notoriously…

  9. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to…

  10. Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 2

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's Unwrapped series. Producers Tony Joseph and Darryl Ross again bring together the worlds of hip-hop and jazz for the second volume of Hidden Beach's…

  11. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Eminem's Oscar chances, the lenght of singles reigns at No. 1, collections of Billboard magazines, Russian artists on Billboard charts, songs that have stalled at N WILL OSCAR GO HOME WITH MARSHALL? Hi Fred! Eminem's "Lose Yourself,"…

  12. NBA Drafts Music Stars For Jam Session

    January 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All-Star game Feb. 9 in Atlanta will be packed with entertainment under the umbrella of the NBA All-Star Jam Session. Jus The days leading up to the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 52nd annual All…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  14. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  15. Eminem Can't 'Lose' At No. 1

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard's Hot 100 with "Lose Yourself," once again fending off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It," which is No. 2 for a sixth-straight week. However, For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard&…

  16. Method Man Embraces 'Simple' Life

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble cast of the New Line Cinema thriller "The Other Side of Simple," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Method Man will Wu-Tang Clan principal -turned-actor Method Man has signed on to join the ensemble…

  17. Nelly, Ashanti Lead Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. Close behind is Ashanti, who on her own is a finalist in seven categor With mentions in 10 categories, St. Louis based rap artist Nelly leads the list of finalists…

  18. 2002 American Music Awards Nominees

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Below are the nominees for the 30th annual American Music Awards. The event will be held Jan. 13 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium and will air live on ABC. Pop/rock: Favorite male artist: Eminem Enrique Iglesias Nelly Favorite female…

  19. Billboard Bits: 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on 'A Royal Christmas,' Jin, drivin n cryin Teenage soprano Charlotte Church will be the vocal anchor of A Royal Christmas, an extravagant show on tour throughout the eastern half of the U.S. in December. The holiday gala will also star Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer,…

  20. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

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