1. Farm Fresh Onions

    October 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Often miscast as just another Texas beer-joint pied piper, Robert Earl Keen is really much more of a thinking man's chronicler of the scruffy life. Often miscast as just another Texas beer-joint pied piper, Robert Earl Keen is really much more of a thinking man's chronicler of the…

  2. No Stopping Beyoncé's 'Baby Boy' At No. 1

    October 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a fifth-straight week atop Billboard's Hot 100, fending off a threat from Ludacris' "Stand Up" featuring Shawnna. The latter jumps 4-2, a peak i "Baby Boy" from Beyoncé and Sean Paul hangs on for a…

  3. Run-D.M.C. Preps 'Ultimate' Hits CD, DVD

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), legendary rap act Run-D.M.C. will be celebrated Oct. 28 with "Ultimate Run-D.M.C." The Arista two-disc CD-and-DVD set f Almost a year after the murder of founding member Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell),…

  4. Marques Houston Readies Elektra Debut

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx (aka Immature), will release his solo debut, "MH," Oct. 21 on T.U.G./Elektra Records. Lead single "Clubbin'" featuring Joe Budden and P Emerging R&B singer Marques Houston, late of 1990s group IMx …

  5. Cale Gets On With It

    September 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. There are few rock artists who, at 61, can headline a stage for up-and-coming talent at a major U.K. festival. But that was where John Cale found himself this summer: on the "New Stage" at the Glastonbury Festival, one of a string of…

  6. Dizzee Rascal Takes U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a ceremony tonight (Sept. 9) in London. The 18-year-old MC/producer's debut, "Boy In Da Corner," was released in July by XL Recordings Dizzee Rascal was awarded the U.K.'s 2003 Mercury Music Prize at a…

  7. Hip-Hoppers Shake Chart-Topping 'Tailfeather'

    August 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 to Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hip-hop threesome jumps 3-1 on the chart as the Destiny's Child sin After an eight-week run, Beyoncé and Jay-Z surrender the top spot on Billboard's…

  8. Coldplay, Radiohead Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of nominations for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, to be handed out Sept. 9 in London. Coldplay's "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and Radiohead's "Hai Albums by Coldplay and Radiohead lead the shortlist of…

  9. Tunes On TV

    July 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 21-27, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 21 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Toni Braxton (also scheduled: Ethan Zohn, Gabrielle Union). "200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons (Pt. 1 of 5),"…

  10. Chemical Brothers Bottle 'Singles'

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Chemical Brothers have finalized the tracklist for their 10-year retrospective, "The Singles 93-03," due Sept. 23 via Astralwerks. The Chemical Brothers have finalized the tracklist for their 10-year retrospective, "The Singles 93-03," due Sept. 23 via Astralwerks. As…

  11. R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury…

  12. Lomax Blues Compilations Go To The Source

    May 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the Library of Congress collect original versions of some noted blues standards. Due in the fall is "Alan Lomax: Blues Son A pair of upcoming blues compilations culled from the Alan Lomax Archives and the…

  13. Legacy Tells 'The Story Of The Blues'

    April 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Columbia/Legacy will release a two-CD blues anthology on June 3 as a prelude to Martin Scorsese's seven-part PBS series on the genre. Titled "…

  14. Tunes On TV

    April 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV highlights for April 7-13, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 7 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera ("Fighter"). "Diary," MTV Featured Artist: Christina Aguilera. "…

  15. Ashanti, Nelly Clean Up At Billboard Awards

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, aired live tonight (Dec. 9) on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ashanti took home eight awards, R&B/hip-hop artists Ashanti and Nelly were the top honorees at the 2002 Billboard Music…

  16. Judgement Against Combs Reduced

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs to $450,000, overturning $2 million in punitive damages against the rap-music icon. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/…

  17. The Greatest Hits

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe Adidas. Before the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of contemporary rap music, it was all about gold chains, black fedoras, and, of course, shelltoe…

  18. Combs Ordered To Pay Damages To Limo Driver

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2.45 million in damages to a man who says he was injured by Combs' bodyguards at a Winston-Salem, N.C., concert in 1995. Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2…

  19. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  20. Tonic Screws Its 'Head On Straight'

    September 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While elixirs often mellow with time, guitar-driven melody maker Tonic cranks it up on its third set, "Head on Straight," due Sept. 24 from Universal Records. Nowhere does the trio's current musical statement resound more strongly…

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