1. The Tangled Web

    May 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. This week: NPR's 'Music Mavericks,' KEXP, and Da Brat. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. MAVERICKS OF THE…

  2. McDonald Recharges With 'Motown' Set

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal Music International, returned to active chart service in the U.K. yesterday (May 11) as his album "Michael McDonal Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald, now signed worldwide with Universal…

  3. R.E.M. Begins Rehearsals With New Drummer

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour, and according to a post by frontman Michael Stipe on the group's official Web site, the band has already rehearsed 70 songs. The tou R.E.M. is in the midst of preparations for its upcoming world tour , and according to a…

  4. R. Kelly, Blur Hit U.K. No. 1

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph yesterday (May 11), as his Jive single "Ignition" powered straight to No. 1 in the U.K. Meanwhile, Blur scored its fifth R. Kelly continued to shrug off personal controversy with another chart triumph…

  5. Jackson Sues Universal Over Motown Royalties

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG) in an attempt to obtain rights to all masters of material he recorded for the label from 1969-76. The artis Michael Jackson has filed suit against Motown Records and parent Universal Music Group (UMG)…

  6. R&B Heavyweights Join Essence Fest Lineup

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music Festival bill. Set for July 3-5 in New Orleans, the event has also added Yolanda Adams, Musiq, and Kindred Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Babyface are among the latest additions to the Essence Music…

  7. 2003 MVPA Award Winners

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MVPA Award Winners Here are the 12th Annual MVPA Awards 2003 Award Winners, handed out May 8 in Los Angeles. Adult Contemporary Video of the Year David LaChapelle/Venus Entertainment Elton John "Original Sin" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Chris Robinson / Partizan Busta Rhymes feat…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses Joni Mitchell, Apple's iTunes, last name chart coincidences, James Ingram, and Madonna, with readers. TRAVELS WITH JONI Hi Fred, As a longtime Joni Mitchell fan (and chart junkie), I have a few Joni-related chart questions: First,…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Darryl Worley and Burt Bacharach. SEVENTH FRAME: Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" (DreamWorks) continues its run atop Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks, making it the longest-running No. 1 of 2003, and one of the…

  10. Montreux Packs Schedule For 37th Jazz Fest

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the modern rock of Radiohead and the Flaming Lips, and the classic rock of Van Morrison and Jethro Tull will be on di The jazz of Diane Schuur and George Benson, the pop of Craig David and Jamiroquai, the…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at the 13th annual Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami, including songwriter of the year, hot Latin track of the y 2002 - Veteran Mexican singer/songwriter Juan Gabriel takes home four honors at…

  12. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from Jackie Allen, Boz Scaggs, Simple Abundance, Brett Michaels, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Boz Scaggs , Jackie Allen , Brett Michaels …

  13. Ask Billboard

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Shania Twain, Mya, and Sade. 'UP' THE JUNCTION? Keith, I see that Shania Twain's "Up!" release has been on the charts for 21 weeks and has yet to be certified even gold. Considering that her last release, "…

  14. Concert To Celebrate Country's Best

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a concert celebrating the "100 Greatest Songs of Country Music." The June 4 show at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center, will fea To coincide with the Fan Fair festival in Nashville, CMT is planning a…

  15. Tunes On TV

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for May 5-11, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 5 "Boston Public," Fox Featured Artists: Lifehouse, Method Man, GQ, Joey McIntyre, Tamyra Gray. "VH1 All Access: Sex & Rock 'n' Roll," VH1 Featured Artists:…

  16. Fame

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop culture, the marriage of film and music was at its peak, with Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Urban Cowboy paving the way, and Flashdance and Footloose w In 1980, when Fame literally tapped into pop culture, the marriage of film and music was at…

  17. Billboard Bits: Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Tribeca Film Fest, R.E.M., Town Fair Robbie Williams, Sean Paul, and comedian Mario Cantone have joined the lineup of a free concert May 9 at New York's Battery Park as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. The Roots and Norah Jones were previously announced performers for the…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses with readers: music popularity cycles, "American Idol" and singles charts, commercially released singles, and Nate Dogg. POP IDOLS Dear Fred, Although I always love reading your column, I have truly enjoyed it more in recent…

  19. Eve Eyeing 'The Woodsman'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, and Kyra Sedgwick are in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," a drama about pedophilia for Lee Daniels Entertainment, the production company Rapper-actress Eve, Benjamin Bratt, and Kyra Sedgwick are in negotiations to star…

  20. DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Free music from Boz Scaggs, Brett Michaels, Lizz Wright, Maria McKee, and more. /bb/downloads/index.jsp News Maria McKee , Boz Scaggs , Lizz Wright , Brett Michaels …

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