1. Billboard Bits: Timberlake, Combs/Simmons, matchbox

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Justin Timberlake, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs/Russell Simmons, and matchbox twenty. 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake has signed on as a special correspondent for Turner Sports. The artist will report from the PGA championship, NBA playoffs, and NASCAR races for the TNT…

  2. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: RJD2, Opeth, Craig Morgan, and Forty Foot Echo. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. CUT-AND-PASTE MONSTER: Ohio-native RJ Krohn, who goes by the…

  4. Reggae, Mainstream Acts To Play Sumfests

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural U.S. version of the Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, as well as the 11th annual Sumfest in Jamaica. The U.S. even Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and Lady Saw will appear at the inaugural…

  5. Pop Super-Trio Thorns To Unveil Debut

    May 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made up of singer/songwriters Matthew Sweet, Shawn Mullins, and Pete Droge -- is set to release its debut self-titled album May 20 on Aware/Columbia Records Acoustic harmony trio the Thorns -- a group made up of singer/songwriters Matthew Sweet,…

  6. QOTSA Keeping New Songs To Themselves

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Queens Of The Stone Age have approximately 25 new songs in the pipeline for their next Interscope studio album, but guitarist/vocalist Josh Homme tells Billboard.com fans shouldn't hold their breath t Queens Of The Stone Age have approximately 25 new songs in the pipeline for their next…

  7. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Taking a closer look at what music is on TV for the week of May 5-11, 2003. Far be it from me to toot the Billboard horn, but it's easy to see that the "2003 Billboard Latin Music Awards" is one of the biggest Latin music events of the year. The star-studded event…

  8. 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:…

  9. TOP POP CATALOG ALBUMS

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/popcat.jsp 1. Legend , Bob Marley And The Wailers 2. One Night Only , Bee Gees 3. Greatest Hits , Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band 4. Dark Side Of The Moon , Pink Floyd 5. [Hybrid Theory] Linkin Park News Bob Marley , Bob Seger …

  10. 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…

  11. Dance Divas

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT It's a boa paradise on Dance Divas, a non-stop, 75-minute tour de force of beats and bellows, courtesy of popular New York-based DJ Louie DeVito. It's a boa paradise on Dance Divas, a non-stop, 75-minute tour de force of beats and bellows, courtesy of popular New York-based DJ Louie…

  12. Chris Cagle

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Chris Cagle's follow-up to the 2000 set Play It Loud offers up a more confident, seasoned version of the party outlaw that first caught country listeners' ears and expands on that image to include mor Chris Cagle's follow-up to the 2000 set Play It Loud offers up a more…

  13. Friday Night Special

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. This is a very cool piece of work. Producer Joel Dorn matched vocalist Janis Siegel with an organ/tenor group and made magic. Hammond B3 boss Joey DeFrancesco handles…

  14. House of Blues, West Hollywood, Calif.

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen Edwards faced a sparse house at the House of Blues for her Los Angeles debut. Maybe it was attrition because of Despite on-air support from local NPR station KCRW, Canadian singer/ songwriter Kathleen…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot 100 are back on the chart, thanks to a…

  16. Dixie Chicks Fans Cheer At Tour Opener

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North American tour kick-off concert in Greenville, S.C., last night (May 1). Fans showed little concern for the controversy t A sold-out crowd cheered, danced, and sang along during the Dixie Chicks' North…

  17. Top Indie Acts Sing For 'Siren'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, !!!, the Kills, Radio 4, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Northern State, and the Pattern have been tapped to perform at the Village Voice's third annual Siren Music Modest Mouse, Hot Hot Heat, Sahara Hotnights, !!!, the Kills, Radio 4, Ted Leo…

  18. Madonna's 'Life' Easily Debuts At No. 1

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life" opens on top of The Billboard 200. The Maverick/Warner Bros. album sold 241,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to Nielse Following a No. 1 debut in the U.K., Madonna's "American Life"…

  19. Great White Plans Club Benefit Tour

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Surviving members of the rock band Great White will embark on a nationwide tour to raise money for families of victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 99 people. Attorney Ed McPherson s Surviving members of the rock band Great White will embark on a nationwide tour to raise…

  20. Ballads, Classics Dominate 'Down With Love'

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "Down With Love" soundtrack, due May 13 on Reprise Records. Canadian crooner Michael Buble features prominently on the soundtra Retro-styled ballads and swing/lounge music set the musical tone for the "…

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