1. Billboard Bits: Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam

    June 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Toronto, Freedom Concert, Yoakam Diana Krall and Jann Arden have been added to the Concert for Toronto, set for June 21. Krall will perform at the Air Canada Centre with Arden, Sarah McLachlan, Remy Shand, and Glenn Lewis. Performers at the Skydome include Sum 41, Avril Lavigne, Our…

  2. SARS, Sore Throat Cause Dixie Chicks Postponements

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the Dixie Chicks have rescheduled an upcoming Toronto concert due to concerns over the SARS (Severe Acute Respir A day after postponing a show due to an illness suffered by lead singer Natalie Maines, the…

  3. 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominees

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Below are the nominees for the 2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, which will be held June 22 at the music channel's headquarters in Toronto. Best video Matthew Good, …

  4. Toronto SARS Benefit Sells Out Quickly

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the Concert for Toronto, featuring Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, and Barenaked Ladies. The Seventy-thousand tickets were sold in three hours yesterday afternoon (May 29) for the…

  5. Toronto Concert To Fight SARS Fears

    May 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Glenn Lewis, and Remy Shand are confirmed for a June 21 concert to be held at Toronto's Skyd Canadian acts Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, the Tragically Hip, Sum…

  6. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. THE PIANIST: Lynne Arriale , a…

  7. Avril Nabs Four Juno Awards

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With four wins, Avril Lavigne triumphed last night (April 6) at Canada's 2003 Juno Awards. The 18-year-old artist was nominated for six awards and took home trophies for best album and pop album for h With four wins, Avril Lavigne triumphed last night (April 6) at Canada's 2003 Juno…

  8. 2003 Juno Awards Winners

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Juno Awards winners list. Here are the winners of the 32nd annual Juno Awards, presented April 6 at the Corel Centre in Canada's capitol region of Ottawa-Gatineau: Single of the year: "Complicated," Avril Lavigne (Arista/BMG) Album of the year: "Let Go," Avril…

  9. Avril Scores Six Juno Nominations

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian teen star Avril Lavigne leads the field with six nominations for the 2003 Juno Awards. Her hit "Complicated" is up for single of the year, while her Arista debut "Let Go" will vie for the alb Canadian teen star Avril Lavigne leads the field with six nominations…

  10. 2003 Juno Awards Nominees

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST JUNO AWARDS NOMINEES Below are the nominees for Canada's 2003 Juno Awards, to be handed out April 6 at the Corel Centre in the country's capitol region, Ottowa-Gatineau. SINGLE OF THE YEAR "Bulletproof," Blue Rodeo (WEA/Warner) "A New Day Has Come," Celine…

  11. Eight Artists Tie For Grammy Nominations Lead

    January 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Avril Lavigne all tied for the lead with five Grammy nominations apiece, which were announced this morning (Jan Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Sheryl Crow, Ashanti, Norah Jones, Nelly, Raphael Saadiq, and…

  12. Shortlist Prize's 'Long List' Announced

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music will be chosen. A total of 75 albums make up the "Long List" from which the finalists for the second annual Shortlist Prize for…

  13. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  14. 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Award nominees Here are the 2002 MTV Video Music Award nominees, to be awarded Aug. 29 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Best video of the year: "Gone," 'N Sync (Jive) "Without Me," Eminem (Aftermath /Shady/Interscope) "In the End,…

  15. A Dozen Acts Set For 'Jeep World' Second Stage

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A dozen second stage acts have been confirmed for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival, due to kick off July 10 in Charlotte, N.C. Five For Fighting, Tonic, Rubyhorse, Howie Day, and Remy Shand a A dozen second stage acts have been confirmed for the inaugural Jeep World Outside Festival,…

  16. Ashanti Continues Quadruple Chart Reign

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200…

  17. World Outside My Window

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homages to such pioneers as Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homages to such pioneers as Marvin Gaye, Donny…

  18. The Way I Feel

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timing couldn't be better for an artist like soulful newcomer Remy Shand, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba. With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timing couldn't be better for an artist like…

  19. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

  20. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

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