1. Performances, Laughs Power 2003 BMAs

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST "Here's what I've learned, in five short words: Music is it's own reward."Such was the lesson former schoolteacher-turned-international superstar Sting had to share as he accepted the Century Award at "Here's what I've learned, in five short words:…

  2. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  3. Beyoncé, R. Kelly Top Billboard Music Awards

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight (Dec. 10) at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and aired live on Fox. Each snared four trophies, w Beyoncé and R. Kelly were the big winners at the 14th annual Billboard Music Awards, held tonight…

  4. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Winners

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Billboard Music Awards Winners Below are the winners of the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, handed out Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox television. Winners are culled from charts in the Billboard "Year in Music" spotlight issue, which ranks…

  5. Billboard Bits: Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Duran Duran, Sarah Harmer, Abra Moore The recently reunited original Duran Duran lineup has confirmed a U.K. tour, its first in 18 years, beginning April 13 at London's Wembley Arena. Although the band has recently played a string of dates in the U.S. and Australia, a one-off…

  6. 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…

  7. The Tangled Web

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Web's Most Intriguing Music-Related Issues & Destinations. This Week: Rusty Anderson, Sleep Station and Petrol Records. RUSTY WATER: Paul McCartney guitarist Rusty Anderson is releasing his debut solo album, "Undressing Underwater" Dec. 17 for sale strictly through…

  8. Keeping The BMAs Fresh In Packed Field

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards presentations this year. But that hasn't daunted the veteran production team of the 14th annual BMAs, which will be sta The Billboard Music Awards (BMAs) are part of a packed field of televised awards…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big red pants at the annual Pageant of Peace Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House. Clark's Santa pants slowly 2002 - Former Hee-Haw star Roy Clark, playing Santa Claus, loses his big…

  10. 2003 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCES

    December 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST x PERFORMERS: CLAY AIKEN The runner-up of the second season of the Fox competition "American Idol," is a finalist in best selling single of the year category ("This is the Night"/"Bridge Over Troubled Water"). Although he narrowly missed taking the "Idol…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report that he was drunk when he surrendered earlier in the year to serve time for drunken driving. An upset judge in For 1998 - Bobby Brown turns himself in on an arrest warrant issued after a report…

  12. 50 Cent Leads The Field With Six Mentions

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Click Here To See The Full List The Billboard Music Awards recognize the year's leading artists and songs as determined by actual performance on Billboard's weekly charts. Based on sales data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and radio information monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data…

  13. Artists Record For 'Little Kids Rock'

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and others for sessions that will benefit the childre Sausalito, Calif.'s Plant Recording studio recently hosted the likes of former…

  14. 2003 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Finalists for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas. Below are the finalists, by category, for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, which will be presented Dec. 10 in Las Vegas (artists are listed in alphabetical order): Album of the year: 50 Cent, "…

  15. The Central Park Concert

    November 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST Embracing another live CD package from the prolific Dave Matthews Band might be a been-there, done-that experience. Embracing another live CD package from the prolific Dave Matthews Band might be a been-there, done-that experience. Still, "The Central Park Concert," a recording of…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Cyndi Lauper, R. Kelly and Clay Aiken. LASTING QUALITY: Cyndi Lauper's return to the Epic Records fold gives her her highest-charting album in 14 years. "At Last" (Daylight/Epic), an album of cover versions, opens at No. 38,…

  17. Breaking & Entering

    November 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Dimmu Borgir, Coheed & Cambria SCORING THE APOCALYPSE: Norwegian act Dimmu Borgir has its work cut out for it. The words "orchestral metal" may not generate much excitement with mainstream…

  18. Banner Dives Into 'Dirty Water'

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" (SRC/Universal) and September's remix offering "Mississippi: The Screwed & Chopped Album," Southern rapper David Banner has already completed Fresh off the June release of "Mississippi: The Album" …

  19. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Kraftwerk, John Frusciante, P2P German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk have confirmed a rare tour of the U.K. and Ireland, beginning March 15 at the Dublin Olympia Theatre. The five-date visit will conclude at the Brixton Academy in London on March 20. These shows will be the…

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