1. Glamoured

    October 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT During the past decade, Cassandra Wilson has become jazz's premier singer by pursuing a more expansive view of the idiom. During the past decade, Cassandra Wilson has become jazz's premier singer by pursuing a more expansive view of the idiom. Instead of retreading the old standards…

  2. The Roots Kicking Out The Jams

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, "Tipping Point." In keeping with its unconventional ways, the Roots have been hosting a series of jam sessions to inspire its forthcoming Geffen set, …

  3. Polaris

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Not content with having taken the blues world by storm with their first two albums—"Shake Hands With Shorty" and "51 Phantom"—the AllStars have set their sites on the rock charts with "P Not content with having taken the blues world by storm with their first two…

  4. 'Born To Run' Tops Zagat Music Survey

    September 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums list in Zagat Survey's first Music Guide. Bruce Springsteen's 1975 breakthrough album "Born To Run" (Columbia) ranks No. 1 on the most popular albums…

  5. ADULT CONTEMPORARY

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/airplay/contemporary.jsp 1. Drift Away , Uncle Kracker Featuring Dobie Gray 2. Have You Ever Been In Love , Celine Dion 3. Unwell , matchbox twenty 4. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 5. If You're Not The One , Daniel Bedingfield Issue date: Sept 20, 2003 News Daniel…

  6. Cash Family Support Boosts Children's Charity

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The SOS Children's Villages-USA charity has seen a wave of interest since the death of Johnny Cash. The organization, which provides homes for at-risk children around the world, was named by the Cash The SOS Children's Villages-USA charity has seen a wave of interest since the death…

  7. 2003 AMA Awards Nominees

    September 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. Here are the nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards, to be presented Nov. 16 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. POP/ROCK Favorite Male Artist Clay Aiken Kid Rock…

  8. Country Music Legend Johnny Cash Dies

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville hospital of respiratory failure, stemming from complications from diabetes. He was 71. He had been in ill healt American music icon Johnny Cash died at 3 a.m. ET this morning (Sept. 12) in a Nashville…

  9. Vandross Live Album Due Next Month

    September 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT As R&B star Luther Vandross continues to recover from a debilitating April stroke, J Records will on Oct. 14 release "Live at Radio City Music Hall 2003," chronicling a Feb. 14 performance at the As R&B star Luther Vandross continues to recover from a debilitating April…

  10. Celine Gets Back To French Roots

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Une Fille Et 4 Types" features the music of prominent French composers Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and guitarist Gildas Arzel. Celine Dion will release her first French-language album in five years Oct. 14 on Epic, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Une Fille Et 4 Types"…

  11. Breaking & Entering

    August 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Robert Randolph, New Amsterdams and Nevermore. ALL IN THE FAMILY: The music of Robert Randolph may have been born in a church, but the pedal steel guitar whiz is a direct disciple of the mid-1970s party funk…

  12. Cantrell, Cassidy Maintain U.K. Chart Control

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell's "Breathe" featuring Sean Paul (Arista), which tops the chart for the third week. A close-fought battle for the U.K.'s No. 1 singles crown this week was won by Blu Cantrell&…

  13. This Day in Music

    August 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids jail time by entering a "best interest" plea of driving while impaired, and instead receives a sentence of community service 2002 - In a Nashville courtroom, country singer Deana Carter avoids…

  14. This Day in Music

    August 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., comes to a close after grossing about $19 million. 1999 - A record-setting 15-show stand by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band…

  15. Koz Explores Genres In Three Acts

    August 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for his new studio album, "Saxophonic." His first studio album since 1999's "The Dance," the Capitol set finds the saxophonist exploring Smooth jazz mainstay Dave Koz has slated an Oct. 7 release date for…

  16. Tamia 'Still' Looks For Longevity

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Competition is always a factor in the music business. But the competition is especially fierce this summer in the female R&B/hip-hop ranks. With the Aug. 19 release of her third album, "Still" (Elektra), Tamia finds herself up…

  17. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  18. 'Bad Boys II' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at the box office last weekend, as it bows atop The Billboard 200. The Bad Boy/Universal album sold 324,000 copies in the U.S., according to The soundtrack to "Bad Boys II" adds to the film's success at…

  19. Vandross Video Features Famous Friends, Fans

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a host of famous friends and fans recently joined together to star in a video for his latest single. The clip fo With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a…

  20. THE BILLBOARD 200

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/bb200.jsp 1. Chapter II , Ashanti 2. Dangerously In Love , Beyonce 3. Fallen , Evanescence 4. Dance With My Father , Luther Vandross 5. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent News Luther Vandross …

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