1. Bow Wow To Play Teen 'Prez'

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez." Bow Wow will make a run for the presidency as the star of the Columbia Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment film "Mr. Prez." The film will be directed by…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Warren Zevon, Roxette, "Chart Beat" criteria and his busy professional schedule with readers. FINAL RELEASE Hi Fred, Being a longtime Warren Zevon fan, it's pleasing to see him back on the charts with his great new album, "The Wind." [It is] No.…

  3. Billboard Bits: Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson

    September 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Brand New, Vida Blue, Kristofferson Following a bidding war, Brand New has signed to DreamWorks, Billboard Bulletin reports. The rock group's "Deja Entendu," issued in June on Triple Crown/Razor & Tie, has sold 104,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen…

  4. Hip-Hop Legal Roundup: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's security guards roughed him up and commandeered his vehicle after a March concert. The owner of a Mobile, Ala., limousine service has sued rapper 50 Cent, claiming some of the star's…

  5. Acts Salute Jennings At Red River Fest

    August 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will feature like-minded musicians honoring legendary outlaw Waylon Jennings as best they know how: by playing music The Red River Tribute, set for Sept. 19-20 at Saengerhalle in New Braunfels, Texas, will…

  6. 2003 CMA Awards Nominees

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS. Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and eight others back to the United States crashes after takeoff in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. 2001 - R&B singer and actress Aaliyah dies when a small plane that was to carry her and…

  8. Little Black Dress & Other Stories

    August 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Singer/songwriter Anny Celsi, late of Los Angeles bands the Tearjerkers and Annyland, steps out with a dark-hued album for her own indie label. Celsi…

  9. Rare Croce Cuts Collected On CD, DVD

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. Shout! Factory Records has set an Oct. 14 release for two new releases honoring the life and work of late singer/songwriter Jim Croce. A CD, "Jim Croce…

  10. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses the Beatles, George Strait, falls from No. 1, "American Juniors" and Madonna with readers. JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO Dear Fred, I enjoy reading your "Chart Beat Bonus" and "Chart Beat Chat" columns on the Internet, so thanks for all the…

  11. Third 'Totally Country' Disc Packs In Hits

    August 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the forthcoming compilation "Totally Country 3." Tracks by contemporary country icons such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes and Lonestar fill the…

  12. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  13. Sting To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to the former Police frontman Dec. 10 at the Billboard Mus Sting has been named the 2003 recipient of the Century Award, Billboard's highest…

  14. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  15. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 11-17, 2003. Although back-to-school is looming on the horizon, there's still some summer sun and fun left. And, musically speaking, things are pretty hot on television, too. Guys have some pretty base needs and…

  16. A Closer Look At Music-Related Television This Week

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Aug. 4-10, 2003. As we get into the dog days of summer, life slows down a bit. The same generally goes for television, which used to mean only reruns, but now means seasonal reality shows. Still, within the hazy, heat…

  17. Tunes On TV

    August 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 4-10, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 4 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Junior Senior (also scheduled: Seann William Scott, Roseanne). "106 & Park," BET Featured Artists:…

  18. 'Idol' Eyes Hawaii, Ruben Sues Clothing Co.

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" is coming to Hawaii this fall, according to the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. "American Idol" is coming to Hawaii this fall, according to the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. "We felt that having Hawaii involved in a prime-time…

  19. Billboard Bits: Springsteen, The Matrix, Handy Awards

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen aids Asbury Park, N.J., The Matrix signs a recording contract and performances from the Handy Awards will be released on CD. Bruce Springsteen has extended his support of his adopted New Jersey hometown of Asbury Park through a pair of contests designed to draw visitors to…

  20. Eels Looking Ahead To Next 'Masterpiece'

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Without short-changing the recently released Eels album "Shootenanny!," band visionary Mark Everett (known as E) tells Billboard.com he's already looking forward to the group's next studio disc as bei Without short-changing the recently released Eels album "…

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