1. Britney, Blige To Rock NFL Kick-Off

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to kick off the 2003 National Football League season, Billboard.com has learned. Orga Britney Spears and Mary J. Blige are on board for a Sept. 4 free concert at the National…

  2. This Day in Music

    July 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an apology. 2002 - Foul weather forces teen pop icon Britney Spears off the stage in Mexico City after only four songs. Spears later issues an…

  3. This Day in Music

    July 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net," a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity f 1999 - Clint Black provides entertainment for "A Night at the Net…

  4. 2003 MTV Video Music Awards Nominees

    July 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for 2003 MTV Video Music Awards, to be presented Aug. 28 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best Video Of The Year 50 Cent, "In Da Club" Johnny Cash, "Hurt" Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, "Work…

  5. 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…

  6. Thousands Mourn Salsa Legend Celia Cruz

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects to salsa legend and Cuban exile Celia Cruz, weeping at her casket but also celebrating her music and shouting Tens of thousands of mourners lined the streets of Miami on Saturday to pay their respects…

  7. Floetry, Badu Lead Lady Of Soul Nominations

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, to be handed out Aug. 23 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Erykah Badu, Heather Headley and With four mentions, U.K. duo Floetry tops the list of nominees for the 2003 Soul Train Lady…

  8. This Day in Music

    July 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier at an overcrowded free concert in Brighton, England, headlined by Fatboy Slim. 2002 - 26-year-old Karen Manders dies from injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall from a barrier…

  9. Hot Product

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bad Boys 'Boys' Will Be Boys Sean "P. Diddy" Combs likes to think big. So when the entertainment mogul decided to relaunch his Bad Boy Records with new distributing partner Universal Records, he determined that it would be with an album that he predicts will be "the…

  10. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Milli Vanilli, Liza…

  11. CHART BEAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson's report includes Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor, Clay Aiken, chart discussion, and his weekly trivia challenge. /bb/chartbeat/index.jsp News Mary J. Blige , Clay Aiken , Fred Bronson , Johnnie Taylor …

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Mary J. Blige, Johnnie Taylor and Clay Aiken. MUCH O' BLIGE: Mary J. Blige collects her 15th top-10 hit on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, as her latest song "Love at 1st Sight" (Geffen) leaps 19…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses with readers Barry White, Ashanti and No. 1 album debuts, Buddy Jewell, Eurovision, Madonna, Clay Aiken and obsessive fans. WORDS AND MUSIC Hi Fred, With the unfortunate passing of Barry White over the July 4 holiday weekend, I would like to point out that he is one of…

  14. Mandy Moore Goes Under 'Covers'

    July 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to interpreting an array of songs she says hold great meaning for her. Due Oct. 21 via Epic, "Coverage" finds Moore interpreting For her fourth album, Mandy Moore is moving away from teen-leaning pop to…

  15. My Bloody Valentine's Shields Resurfaces

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock group My Bloody Valentine, will release his first new music in more than a decade on the soundtrack for the f Kevin Shields, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed but long-dormant shoegazing rock…

  16. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  17. This Day in Music

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica, checks himself into an undisclosed rehab facility "to undergo treatment for alcoholism and other addictions." 2001 - James Hetfield, lead singer and guitarist of hard rock act Metallica,…

  18. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of July 7-13, 2003. Following the blast of Independence Day-related programming on television, things settle down a bit this week, but that doesn't mean there aren't fireworks to observe. The main attraction won&…

  19. Tunes On TV

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 7-13, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 7 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd (also scheduled: Sean Connery, Regina King). "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist:…

  20. Beyonce Tops U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    July 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The Destiny's Child frontwoman started a second week atop the album chart with "Dangerously in Love" (Columbia), and scores the Beyonce Knowles is now fully enthroned as the queen of the U.K. charts. The…

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