1. Pharrell Runs Into Sneaker, Fashion Game

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak recording label, is getting into the fashion industry. Reebok and Williams have entered into a long-term licensing p Pharrell Williams, one half of production duo the Neptunes and CEO of the Star Trak…

  2. Galactic Goes 'Freezestyle'

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale. The trek will include two hometown shows at New Orleans' Tipitina's during Mardi Gras, as well as t Jazz funk jam band Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15…

  3. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 15-21, 2003). Christmas is still coming and holiday programming is still warming up your television this week. Among the sounds of the season: • "Jingle Ball Rock" - Monday night, Fox will…

  4. Tunes On TV

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 15-21, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 15 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Sting (also scheduled: Jamie Lee Curtis). "Jingle Ball Rock," Fox Featured Artists: Jennifer Lopez, Jessica…

  5. Hot Product

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: • R&B vocalist Joe's "And Then..." (Jive) • A triple-disc live album chronicling the Grateful Dead's Dec. 31, 1978, concert in San Francisco, "The Closing of Winterland." …

  6. More From Backstage At The BMAs

    December 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST x Fans of Sting will see the artist in a new light when his sold-out "Sacred Love" tour starts in January ... literally. "This tour will be a little more theatrical than usual," the Century Award honoree told Billboard. "I normally just concentrate on musicians and a…

  7. El-P Wades Through 'High Water'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as part of Thirsty Ear's Blue series. Former Company Flow MC and Definitive Jux label founder El-P takes a turn into jazz on "High Water," due Feb. 17 as…

  8. Keys Unlocks Second No. 1 Debut

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200. The only newcomer in the top-10 this week, the J Records album sold 618,000 copies in the U.S. "The Diary of Alicia Keys" gives the young R&B sensation her second…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  10. Past Top Winners: Where Are The Now?

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. One of the highlights of this year's Billboard Music Awards will be the crowning of artist of the year. The award recognizes an act's combined performance on Billboard's…

  11. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week (Dec. 8-14, 2003).

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 8-14, 2003). Put down the remote! This is the week of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. You can forget all other programming, really. Nowhere else are you going to find performances by R. Kelly, Pink, Century…

  12. Tunes On TV

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 8-14, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 8 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Alicia Keys (also scheduled: Gwyneth Paltrow). "The Sharon Osbourne Show," Syndicated Featured Artists: guest co…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Acts Lead Grammy Nominees

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead with six nominations for the 46th Grammy Awards. Missy Elliott, Eminem, Evanescence, 50 Cent, the Neptunes' Chad Beyoncé, Jay-Z, OutKast and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams are tied for the lead…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Jingle Bell Rock,' Dion, McLachlan

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Stories about Fox's 'Jingle Bell Rock' special, Celine Dion and Sarah McLachlan. Beyoncé, Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson the first artists confirmed to appear on a new Fox holiday television special. Slated for Dec. 15, the hour-long show has the working title of "Jingle…

  15. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Concert in Association With MTV's Staying…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains injuries to his mouth and teeth in a Munich hotel brawl. 2002 - Oasis is forced to postpone its remaining two German tour dates when frontman Liam Gallagher sustains…

  17. I'm One of You

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt Southern boogie mode. Hank Jr.'s follow-up to 2002's critically acclaimed, mostly acoustic set "Almeria Club" finds Bocephus in full-tilt…

  18. Kid Rock

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Kid Rock might swap his pimp lid for a cowboy hat—an inclination more art than fashion—but he remains a bad-ass rock/rapper. Witness the swaggering Detroit thump in …

  19. Jones Drops In For Wax Poetic 'Sessions'

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Superstar songbird Norah Jones is among the guests featured on "Nublu Sessions," the new album by New York band Wax Poetic. The set, due Feb. 10 from Ultra Records, will also boast guest appearances b Superstar songbird Norah Jones is among the guests featured on "Nublu…

  20. Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and…

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