1. Mary Star of the Sea

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed Smashing Pumpkins that he credits his performance on Mary Star of the Sea to the previously unknown "Billy Burke." It's a mo Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    February 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses with readers Kelly Osbourne, singles charts, foreign language/English language versions of songs and remixes on the charts, worldwide charts, platinum albums, and the chart acco KELLY AND (UNION) JACK Fred, Great to read your online columns. I just wanted to take issue…

  3. More Stars Added To Grammy Performance Slate

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and 'N Sync have been added to the performance lineup for the 45th Grammy Awards, to be broadcast Feb. 23 on CBS. Costello will join No Doubt's Eminem, Sheryl Crow with Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and 'N Sync have been…

  4. Ka-Ching! 50 Cent Tops Album Chart

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" debuts this week on top of The Billboard 200. As previously reported, the Shady/Aftermath/Intersco Following a hailstorm of publicity and several hit singles, rapper 50…

  5. Billboard Bits: Grammys, VH1, Estefan

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories on the latest performers added to the 45th annual Grammy Awards, VH1 countersuing Liza Minnelli and David Gest, Emilio Estefan creating television programming for the Hispanic market. Pop/rock outfit No Doubt and veteran singer/songwriter James Taylor have been added to the…

  6. Artists Salute The Blues In New York

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's biggest and most-revered artists Friday in New York to celebrate the blues -- its history, greatest artists, and influe Some of the biggest names in soul, rock, rap, and bluegrass joined blues music's…

  7. All About Love

    February 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST With this 15-song love letter to his wife of 18 years, Mary Beth Chapman, the four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Curtis Chapman again proves why he's the longstanding golden boy of contemporary Chri With this 15-song love letter to his wife of 18 years, Mary Beth Chapman, the four-time…

  8. Stars Crowd Stevie Wonder Tribute

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "Conception: An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder's Songs." The tribute set will feature 14 selections from Wonder's catalog re-envisioned by Universal/Motown Records has set a March 18 release date for "…

  9. Zwan Eyeing Maiden North American Tour

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Zwan has begun confirming dates for its first North American tour, beginning March 20 in Minneapolis. So far, shows are set through April 8 in Orlando, Fla., some of which will feature Modern rock act Zwan has begun confirming dates for its first North American tour, beginning…

  10. Common Takes His 'Circus' On Tour

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter tour, launching Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C., and wrapping March 23 in Denver. The rapper will bring along some like-minded artists from the neo-soul and h Common has lined-up a 20-city, 21-date winter tour, launching Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C.,…

  11. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  12. Dixie Chicks Return 'Home' To No. 1

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks' "Home" (Monument/Columbia) surges 4-1 this week on The Billboard 200, reclaiming the top spot from Norah Jones. Following the country trio's performance of the National Anthem at the The Dixie Chicks' "Home" (Monument/Columbia) surges 4-1…

  13. Love Blames 'Potty Mouth' For Arrest

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musician/actress Courtney Love blamed her "potty mouth" after British police arrested her for verbally abusing cabin staff on a trans-Atlantic flight. Musician/actress Courtney Love blamed her "potty mouth" after British police arrested her for verbally abusing cabin staff…

  14. Ashanti, Amerie Lead Soul Train Nominees

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music Awards. The R&B newcomers are each listed in the best female R&B/soul album and R&B/soul single With three nominations each, Ashanti and Amerie lead the field for the 2003 Soul Train Music…

  15. 2003 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST The full list of nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards, which will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Center. Below is the full list of nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards, which will be handed out March 1 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Center. Best R&B/soul…

  16. Billboard Bits: Common, Sister Hazel & More

    February 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Common, Sister Hazel & More Common will soon be seen in a print ad for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Shot by photographer Ken Nahoum, the ad features the rapper about to eat a veggie burger and the tagline, "Think Before You Eat. Go Veg for Life."…

  17. Alf Clausen's 'Simpsons' Songs Hit The Right Note

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Now in its 14th season on Fox, "The Simpsons" has yielded four full-length albums, numerous books and videos, and countless toys and related merchandise. Add to that Warner Bros. Publications' newly released folio "The…

  18. This Day in Music

    January 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San Antonio hospital following kidney transplant surgery a week earlier. 2002 - 64-year-old two-time Grammy Award winner Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) is released from a San…

  19. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Simple Plan, Caitlin Cary The National Basketball Association (NBA) has tapped Mariah Carey to perform during the halftime break in its 52nd annual All-Star Game, set for Feb. 9 in Atlanta. The performance will air live on the TNT cable network in the U.S., and will be…

  20. Hot Product

    January 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lou Reed, Zwan, Erasure, and more. 'Rave' On Lou Reed's Edgar Allen Poe-inspired "The Raven" (Sire/Reprise) first began to take shape after the artist collaborated with director Robert Wilson on "POEtry," a primitive live stage…

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