1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred reports on a large batch of Hot 100 debuts and the latest chart feats of Tina Arena, Tyrone Davis, Madonna, Clay Aiken and Dobie Gray. ARENA ROC: Australian singer Tina Arena loses her one-hit wonder status on Billboard's Hot 100, although it took her a while to collect her second…

  2. 50 Cent On The Money At R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show, handed out last night (Aug. 8) in Miami Beach. Going in with a record-setting 10 nominations 50 Cent was the big winner at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B/Hip…

  3. 2003 BET Awards Nominees

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Below is a list of the 2003 BET Awards nominees. The awards will be handed out at a June 24 ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. Best group: B2K Clipse Floetry Mary Mary…

  4. Zombie's '1,000 Corpses' Emerges In April

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses" is finally slated to open April 11 in the U.S., with the accompanying soundtrack available March 18. Rob Zombie's long-awaited and much-delayed film project "House of 1,000 Corpses"…

  5. 'Light' Propels Sean Paul Debut

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It seems unlikely, but one of the most highly anticipated albums of the fourth quarter of 2002 comes from an artist who was relatively unknown last year. What's even more surprising is that said performer is a reggae artist. That's the…

  6. Diamond Princess

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. Trina enlists a cast of all-stars and newcomers in crafting this, her sophomore set. On the Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot-penned and co-produced lead single "No Panties," the Miami native is…

  7. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  8. Hot Product

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Coldplay, Dixie Chicks, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eve, and more. 'Rush' Hour Coldplay's 2000 debut "Parachutes" earned critical raves for such crossover hits as "Yellow" and "Trouble," but the praise seemed a bit much for…

  9. Billboard Bits: '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on '8 Mile,' MTV VMAs, Tim McGraw The upcoming Eminem film "8 Mile" will be shown Sept. 8 as a "work in progress" as part of the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which opens Nov. 8 in U.S. theaters, was directed by Curtis Hanson ("Wonder Boys," …

  10. Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Bon Jovi/Iglesias, VMAs, Lenny Kravitz Although details are still being hammered out and additional high-profile bands are expected to be added, Bon Jovi and Enrique Iglesias will help inaugurate the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season with a Sept. 5 concert in New York&…

  11. 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,…

  12. 2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the eighth annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 24 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium: Best R&B/soul single, solo: "Rock the Boat," Aaliyah "A Woman's Worth,…

  13. Eminem, Elliott, P.O.D. Top MTV VMA Nominees

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and hard rock act P.O.D. lead the field for the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). P.O.D. and Eminem are both up for the best With six nominations each, rappers Eminem and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott…

  14. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  15. Soul Asylum's Pirner Preps Solo Debut

    April 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner has set a July 16 release date for his first solo album. The as-yet-untitled album, said to be heavily inspired by the singer's move from Minneapolis to New Orleans, w Soul Asylum frontman Dave Pirner has set a July 16 release date for his first solo…

  16. Blade II

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. The worlds of hip-hop and electronica collide on the Blade II soundtrack. Inspired by the Wesley Snipes action flick, the 14 tracks—with the exception of the opening track "Blade (Theme From Blade)"—feature a…

  17. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  18. Boney James Takes Guest Artists For A 'Ride'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz. Not this time around. The saxophonist's upcoming Warner Bros. release, "Ride" (Oct. 23), carries a decidedly more R&B be When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz.…

  19. Scott, 3LW, Anderson Lead Lady Soul Noms

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, and Sunshine Anderson head the list of nominees for the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taping Aug. 28 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditori With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, and Sunshine Anderson head the list of…

  20. Shaq Bounces Beats

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having gone on to win his second straight championship and to further secure his place in basketball history, O'Neal is again diversifying his resume with several new entertainment projects during thi Shaquille O'Neal is no doubt flashing that sly, multimillion-dollar grin on the…

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