1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses the mixing of classical and pop music, one-hit wonders vs. "non-hit wonders," remakes of hit songs, and women on top of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart. CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED Dear Fred, Recently, Kevin Martin of New York asked if other classically…

  2. 50 Cent Still Owns Singles Crown

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of Billboard's Hot 100, extending its reign to a fourth-straight week. The track held off R. Kelly's "Ignition," which continues to make gains at U.S. radio, but 50 Cent's "In Da Club" is still on top of…

  3. 12TunesOnTV

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 17-23, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 17 " Punk'd," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake. "VH1 All-Access: Rock's Rich List," VH1 Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Ice-T…

  4. Bogus Investor Derails Tosh Tribute Set

    March 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include contributions from Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Ben Harper, and former members of Guns 'N Roses, is in danger of being d A planned tribute album honoring late reggae star Peter Tosh, and set to include…

  5. Rock Hall Welcomes Police, Clash, Costello

    March 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, AC/DC, and the Righteous Brothers into the fold last night (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria H The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed the Police, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Rock Hall, Staind, Ice-T An eclectic array of artists will induct this year's class of new members into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight (March 10) at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefani will induct the Police, while Aerosmith vocalist…

  7. 11TunesOnTV

    March 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, MARCH 10 "Caroline Rhea Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Hootie & The Blowfish (also scheduled: John Ritter). "VH1 News Special: Girls Gone Wild,…

  8. Jeannie Kendall

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits as part of the Kendalls, a duo that paired her with her late father, Royce. Jeannie Kendall emerged as one of country music's great female stylists on a string of late-1970s hits…

  9. Infinito

    March 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST There's no doubt that a major factor in the decline of tropical music's popularity is a dearth of dynamic releases that appeal to the core fan base of the genre, which is more interested in swing than There's no doubt that a major factor in the decline of tropical music's…

  10. Poll Contradicts Grammys' Sales Influence

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music purchases of most consumers, according to a Billboard.com poll. Despite evidence to the contrary, the Grammy Awards broadcast and results don't have an effect on the music…

  11. Chart Beat Chat

    March 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers questions on airplay-only singles, Celine Dion, new chart policies, and A Flock Of Seagulls. 'TORN' APART Hi Fred, I'd like to comment on a letter in your column concerning Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" and the change of chart policy of The…

  12. Grammy Wave Carries Jones Back To No. 1

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's Grammy Awards propels her debut album, "Come Away With Me," back to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. In the week following the Grammy broadcast, A sales rush following Norah Jones' five wins at last week's…

  13. Springsteen Ups NJ Stadium Ante

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the venue to nine. The addition of Aug. 28 and 30 concerts at New Jersey's Giants Stadium will bring Bruce Springsteen's slate of 2003 shows at the…

  14. A Woman Like Me

    March 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Raw. Gritty. Gut-wrenching. Those are just a few of the adjectives that attempt to describe one of R&B's best-kept secrets: Bettye Lavette. Raw. Gritty. Gut-wrenching. Those are just a few of the adjectives that attempt to describe one of R&B's best-kept secrets: Bettye…

  15. Rock, Pop, Jazz Artists Set For 'SunFest'

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to perform at the 2003 edition of SunFest. The West Palm Beach, Fla., multi-stage event will present a host of wel Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Shaggy, and Fourplay are among the artists who have signed on to…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest Billboard chart achievements of Evanescence, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 3 Doors Down, the Dixie Chicks, and Mariah Carey, as well as notes on Massive Attack, t.A.T.u., a 'LIFE' GOES ON: Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart is one of the most male…

  17. Catalog Overhaul Celebrates AC/DC's 30th Year

    February 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. AC/DC's iconic guitarist Angus Young finds himself cackling often while reflecting on his band's long history. Yet it's when he thinks back to the early 1990s -- when he says public opinion of the band slowly began to improve --…

  18. Grammys Telecast Scores Big For CBS

    February 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated program of the night and showed gains from last year's show, Billboard Bulletin reports. According to data releas The 45th annual Grammy Awards, which aired live Sunday night on CBS, was the top-rated…

  19. Great White Subpoenaed In Nightclub Fire Case

    February 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will investigate the West Warwick, R.I., nightclub fire that killed 97 people last week, authorities said. The Members of the band Great White have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury that will…

  20. Norah Jones Sweeps Grammys

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards ceremony in New York, taking home all five awards for which she was nominated. Jones won the coveted best new artis Norah Jones was the big winner last night (Feb. 23) at the 45th annual Grammy Awards…

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