1. Population Me

    June 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The curtain goes up on Dwight Yoakam's indie Electrodisc imprint with this new release from its CEO. Yoakam's post-Warner Bros. The curtain goes up on Dwight Yoakam's indie Electrodisc imprint with this new release from its CEO. Yoakam's post-Warner Bros. sound differs…

  2. Billboard Bits: Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music

    June 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Joshua Gracin, Mike Gordon, More Than Music "American Idol 2" finalist Joshua Gracin will not take part in the show's upcoming 39-city North American tour , due to military training commitments. Gracin, a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marines, was the fourth runner-up in…

  3. 50 Cent, B2K Top 2003 BET Awards

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET Awards. Each took two honors home from the three-hour event, hosted by actress/comedian Monique at the Kodak T 50 Cent and B2K cashed in as the big winners last night (June 24) at the third annual BET…

  4. 2003 BET Awards Winners

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Below is a list of the winners of the third annual BET Awards, handed out June 24 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on BET. Best group: B2K Best male…

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

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 23-29, 2003. Ah, the sounds of summer. There's just so much live music on the tube, and this week most of it will be featured on the daily and nightly talk and news shows. Friday, as will be the case for the…

  6. Tunes On TV

    June 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 23-29, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 23 CMT News Special: "Natalie vs. Toby: Both Sides of the War," CMT Featured Artists: Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith. "An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre," ABC…

  7. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS

    June 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT /bb/charts/randb.jsp 1. 2 Fast 2 Furious , Soundtrack (featuring Ludacris, R. Kelly, Tyrese, Fat Joe , Trick Daddy, Chingy, Joe Budden) 2. Mississippi: The Album , David Banner 3. Body Kiss , The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley 4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' , 50 Cent 5. Chocolate…

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

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of June 16-22, 2003. Warm weather! Fresh air! Who needs it? The cool glow of the television is all we need, especially when there's a plethora of music to tune in, sit down, and enjoy. We're starting off with what…

  9. Hot Product

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Clash Clash Of The Titans On the heels of the recent double-disc "Essential Clash" retrospective album, Epic this week follows up with "The Essential Clash DVD." The release compiles all of the Clash's videos in one package, bolstered by rare promotional footage…

  10. Tunes On TV

    June 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 16-22, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 16 "VH1 All Access: Fleetwood Mac," VH1 Featured Artists: Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks. "100 Greatest Songs of the Last 25…

  11. Billboard Bits: Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Linkin Park, Timbaland, Yusuf Islam Linkin Park's Chester Bennington has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from severe back and abdominal pains . "I finally got out of the hospital over the weekend after nine days, and the doctor instructed me to rest…

  12. Metallica Rages With Chart-Topping 'Anger'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 this week. The Elektra album sold nearly 418,000 copies in the U.S. since its release last Thursday, according Metallica's "St. Anger" explodes out of the gate, debuting at…

  13. Tunes On TV

    June 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 9-15, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 9 "Rock Bodies III," VH1 Featured Artists: Tori Amos, Bret Michaels, Beyonce Knowles. "Intimate Portrait: Chaka Khan," Lifetime Channel Featured Artists: Chaka Khan, Mary…

  14. My Private Nation

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A lot has changed in music since Train's 2001 Grammy Award-winning smash "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)." Earnest, pop-sweetened rock has become a tougher sell to radio programmers and consumers, who cur A lot has changed in music since Train's 2001 Grammy Award-winning smash…

  15. Kool Haus, Toronto

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Backed by a stellar supporting cast in the Dukes, a fit-looking Earle opened with "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)." Backed by a stellar supporting cast in the Dukes, a fit-looking Earle opened with "Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)." Changing one lyric to, "…

  16. A CIA agent masters the art of espionage in an

    June 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A CIA agent masters the art of espionage in an intense training program at the Farm, a top secret facility that is the center of this DVD's special features. A CIA agent masters the art of espionage in an intense training program at the Farm, a top secret facility that is the center of…

  17. Dylan On The Road Again This Summer

    June 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary singer/songwriter and his band will play 12 dates in the Northwest and California before hooking up with the Dead Bob Dylan will kick off a summer U.S. tour July 12 in Winter Park, Colo. The legendary…

  18. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  19. Tunes On TV

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 2-8, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JUNE 2 "VH1 All Access: Celebrity Weddings," VH1 Featured Artists: Marc Anthony, No Doubt, Shaquille O'Neal, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Bush. "The Late Show With…

  20. Fine Tuning

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A Closer Look Music On Television This Week OK. We're facing a second week in a row without any "American Idol" competition. We're moving on. We're strong. Deep breaths... Any MTV live event is due to draw music folks, even if it is the MTV Movie Awards. On Thursday…

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