1. A Night at the Tables

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST U.K. trio Dirty Vegas had quite a year in 2002. U.K. trio Dirty Vegas had quite a year in 2002. The act's debut single, "Days Go By," started out innocently enough as the backing music for the clever Mitsubishi Eclipse TV ad, before going top 20. By year's end, the song&…

  2. Pain to Kill

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl hitmaker to serious singer/songwriter without losing her considerable attitude or, for that matter, her commerc Canadian songstress Terri Clark has successfully made the transition from country girrrl…

  3. Bering Strait

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than just on a curiosity level. The sound is an interesting blend Much-hyped Russian import Bering Strait finally materializes on Universal South, and the results work far more than…

  4. Rêves d'Oasis: Desert Blues 2

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that lingered on Europe's world-music charts for months. Such success has sparked Desert Blues 2, a second double-CD compilation high Ambiances du Sahara: Desert Blues, released in '96, was a huge hit that…

  5. Home

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST Taking a break—12 years, in fact—after the release of her Virgin debut Reach Out, singer/songwriter Donna Gardier is back. Taking a break—12 years, in fact—after the release of her Virgin debut Reach Out, singer/songwriter Donna Gardier is back. And doing things on her own artistic terms.…

  6. This Day in Music

    January 25, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - Beatrice Rutman, the mother of Bob Dylan, dies in St. Paul, Minn at the age of 84. 2000 - "Deep Purple In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Paul Mann,…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplishments of Eminem, B2K and P. Diddy, "Chicago," and R.Kelly. 8 MILES DOWN: After a 12-week reign atop Billboard's Hot 100, Eminem's "Lose Yourself" (Shady/Interscope) makes a dramatic drop, down to No. 9. It's the…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson discusses artist's nationalities, chart records, an alleged attempt to inflate airplay data, and original songs from soundtracks that have reached No. 1. DON'T FORGET THIS 'GROOVE' Hi Fred, Although I've been following your online section on Billboard.com…

  9. Johnny Marr Q&A: Past, Present, Future

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Q&A with Johnny Marr about his reputation for spending days on end in the studio, his varied collaborations with such artists as Neil Finn and New Order's Bernard Sumner, and his thoughts on the l As the Feb. 4 release date of Johnny Marr and the Healers' iMusic debut, "…

  10. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimate $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresentin 2002 - The London Court of Appeal, in a long-running dispute, rules that the…

  11. Steely Dan Embraces 'Everything'

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on a new studio album, "Everything Must Go," due May 6 via Reprise. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Two Against Nature," which was Legendary jazz/rock act Steely Dan has put the finishing touches on…

  12. B2K, P. Diddy 'Bump' To No. 1

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances its way to the top of Billboard's Hot 100 thanks to a major spike in radio airplay. The single moves up one notch to end the 12-week run of Eminem's B2K's "Bump, Bump, Bump" featuring P. Diddy dances…

  13. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz…

  14. 4ask

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Kylie Minogue, TLC, and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). GOT THE FEVER FOR THE GIRL Keith, Over the holidays I picked up a copy of Kylie Minogue's latest album "Fever." I saw her at the KIIS [Los Angles] Jingle Ball Concert…

  15. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and "…

  16. Billboard Bits: Anastacia, Lisa Marie Presley & More

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Anastacia, Lisa Marie Presley & More Vocalist Anastacia was diagnosed last week with breast cancer after a biopsy in New York. "My doctor was insistent that I have a mammogram (during a routine check-up last week) even though it was not required," the singer said in a…

  17. Lava Develops Blue Man Group 'Complex'

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. Musical performance art troupe Blue Man Group has signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic-associated label Lava Records. The first fruit of the deal will be the April 22…

  18. Hot Product

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases from Solange, Groove Armada, the Sea & Cake, and more. 'Star' Search "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young…

  19. Solange Following In Big Sis' Footsteps

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "It got to the point where I told Columbia that they were going to have to drop me," 16-year-old newcomer Solange recalls. Not exactly something typically heard from a young artist on her first outing, but Solange is not one to cave…

  20. This Day in Music

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2002 - </b>Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky, insinuating voice in such songs as "Is That All There Is" and "Fever" made her a jazz and pop legend, dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. S 2002 - Peggy Lee, the singer-composer whose smoky,…

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