1. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 2 Chocolate Factory , R. Kelly 3 Street Dreams , Fabolous 4 La Bella Mafia , Lil' Kim 5 Philadelphia Freeway , Freeway News Lil' Kim , Fabolous , R. Kelly …

  2. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, Chesney, 'Dreams' & More

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Bruce Springsteen, Chesney, 'American Dreams' Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi will join a cast of New Jersey-based rockers at the Hope Concert, set for April 29 at the intimate Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, N.J. The event will also feature performances by Southside…

  3. 12ask

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jody Watley, and Journey. BY THE WAY... Keith, I just love the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album, "By the Way." I was wondering how many copies that album has sold. Also, how many copies have all their…

  4. 50 Cent Locked & Loaded At No. 1

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" tops The Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week, once again holding a relatively narrow lead over Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me." The rapper's Shady/Inter 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'…

  5. Ringo Runs For The Road

    March 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest incarnation of his All-Starr Band. The tour is set to kick off with two shows July 24-25 at Toronto's Casino Rama Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr will hit the road again this summer with the latest…

  6. 2003 Tejano Music Awards Nominees

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Tejano Music Awards Nominees SONG OF THE YEAR "El Dolor de tu Presencia," Jennifer Pena "Quiero Ser Viejo," Jay Perez "Suena," Intocable "Vanidosa," Bobby Pulido "Yo Te Voy a Amar," Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz MOST PROMISING BAND OF THE…

  7. Billboard Bits: Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Limp Bizkit, Gord Downie, Bill Carlisle Rap/rock act Limp Bizkit is set to take part in World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) upcoming "WrestleMania XIX." To be held for March 30 at SAFECO Field in Seattle, the event will feature a performance by the Fred Durst-led band…

  8. Sea & Cake Plans Tour, New Mini-Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom," Chicago-based rock quartet the Sea & Cake has another mini-album ready to go. Due May 8 from Thrill Jockey, the seve Barely a month after it released its latest Thrill Jockey album, "One Bedroom…

  9. This Day in Music

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1,000 teen-agers show up to meet boy-band B2K for an in-store autograph session at the Sam Goody music store there. 2002 - Authorities briefly shut down a suburban shopping mall after more than 1…

  10. Week Of March 17-23, 2003

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music related TV highlights for March 17-23, 2003. The big name musical highlight of this week won't come until Sunday (March 23), when U2 and Paul Simon perform during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony on ABC. Both are up for best song Oscars, U2 for "The Hands That Built…

  11. Billboard Bits: Goo Goo/Hootie, Sub Pop, Opry

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Goo Goo Dolls/Hootie and the Blowfish, Sub Pop, Opry Goo Goo Dolls and Hootie and the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for the Dale Earnhardt Tribute Concert, which, as previously reported, will be held June 28 at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The new acts join…

  12. Blige, Diddy Team Up For 'Love And Life'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, who will executive producer her upcoming MCA album, "Love and Life." This is the first time the two have worked together since Blige's 1994 album Mary J. Blige is reteaming with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs,…

  13. Hot Product

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Mr. Cheeks 'Back' To Back Queens, N.Y.-based rapper Mr. Cheeks has returned with his second solo album, "Back Again," due this week from Universal Records. "Back Again" is the follow-up to the 2001 album "John P. Kelly," which featured "Lights,…

  14. Protesters Destroy Dixie Chicks CDs

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Using a 33,000-pound tractor to obliterate compact discs and other items, a few hundred protesters in Bossier City, La., referring to themselves as backers of U.S. President George Bush and Barksdale Using a 33,000-pound tractor to obliterate compact discs and other items, a few hundred…

  15. System Of A Down Goes 'Boom' With Moore

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST The video to support System Of A Down's latest single, "Boom!," has been directed by guerrilla filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine"). The clip serves as a statement from The video to support System Of A Down's latest single…

  16. 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…

  17. Skaggs Goes Live On 'Charleston Music Hall'

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from Billboard magazine. Ricky Skaggs' only live album to date has been "Live in London," a 1985 Epic set recorded at the height of his country chart success. But with the March 25 release of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" on his Lyric Street…

  18. New Lovett Album Due In September

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September. Speaking yesterday (March 15) with Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith during a panel at the South By Southwest (SX Revered singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett will have a new MCA studio album out in September.…

  19. This Day in Music

    March 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 2002 - Liza Minnelli takes her fourth trip down the aisle when she marries her producer boyfriend David Gest. 1999 - Honoring a roster of music artists that range…

  20. South By Southwest Diary: Day Three

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard.com Senior Editor Barry A. Jeckell reports in from the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, taking in sets from the Black Keys, the D4, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Playe Austin, Texas' annual South By Southwest (SXSW) is a music and media conference…

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