1. Hot Product

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean 'Preach' To The Choir After three solo albums and sales of more than 3 million units, Wyclef Jean decided it was time for a musical change in direction and a new label to take that shift home. Jean, whose first three albums wer ...

  2. This Day in Music

    November 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>With three awards each, Gorillaz's "Clint Eastwood" and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" are the big winners of the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. 2001 - With three awards each, Gorillaz� ...

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses African-American artists in the top-10, chart methodology, chart astrology and Santana with readers. CHART HISTORY Dear Fred, While it has been heavily reported in many news media outlets, including the Oct. 18 issue of Billbo ...

  4. This Day in Music

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Having fully recovered from the flu that forced her to restructure the North American tour in support of her third Jive album, "Britney," Britney Spears' tour kicks off in Washington, D. 2001 - Having fully r ...

  5. Whitney Makes A Holiday 'Wish'

    October 27, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Whitney Houston's first collection of seasonal music, "One Wish - The Holiday Album," will be released Nov. 18 via Arista. The 11-track set includes a duet with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on "Littl Whitney Houston's first ...

  6. This Day in Music

    October 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her latest album "Stripped." 2002 - Christina Aguilera makes a rare live appearance at ...

  7. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released from Nashville's Baptist Hospital after a two-week stay, during which time he was treated for bronchitis. 2001 - 69-year-old country legend Johnny Cash is released fro ...

  8. This Day in Music

    September 29, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Jazz pianist Ellis Larkins dies of pneumonia in Baltimore. He is 79. As a vocal accompanist, Larkins backed Ella Fitzgerald on two celebrated albums in the '50s; he also worked with Mild 2002 - Jazz pianist Ellis Larki ...

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

    September 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - Weekly column highlighting music on TV during the week of Sept. 22-28, 2003. These days, there's always lots of music on television. But rare is the week when so many quality programs featuring artists and music I feel rank above ...

  10. This Day in Music

    September 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>A radio promotion in Roanoke, Va., raises $75,000 for the American Red Cross. Announcers Chuck Marsh and Roynn Jaymes of WSLC invite listeners to bid on six tickets and a backstage pass 2001 - A radio promotion in Roanoke, ...

  11. Bobby Brown Released From Jail

    September 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After spending a week in a DeKalb, Ga., jail, singer Bobby Brown was released Friday on good behavior. Brown pleaded no contest Friday to charges of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, speedin After spending a week in a DeKalb, Ga., jail, si ...

  12. Bobby Brown Slapped With Jail, House Arrest

    August 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown will serve nine more days in jail after being arrested for violating his probation from an earlier drunken driving conviction, a Decatur, Ga., judge ruled today (Aug. 27). The jail time wi Bobby Brown will serve nine more days in jail af ...

  13. Bobby Brown In Jail Until Tomorrow

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Bobby Brown will remain in an Atlanta-area jail until a court appearance tomorrow (Aug. 27), DeKalb County officials said. Brown has been in the county jail since his Friday arrest for violatin Singer Bobby Brown will remain in an Atlanta-are ...

  14. Celine Gets Back To French Roots

    August 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Une Fille Et 4 Types" features the music of prominent French composers Erick Benzi, Jacques Veneruso and guitarist Gildas Arzel. Celine Dion will release her first French-language album in five years Oct. 14 on Epic, Billboard Bulletin re ...

  15. Bobby Brown Arrested On Probation Violation

    August 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown was arrested Friday on a probation violation while dining with his wife, Whitney Houston, in Alpharetta, Ga., police say. Bobby Brown was arrested Friday on a probation violation while dining with his wife, Whitney Houston, in Alpharetta ...

  16. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alicia Keys is the big winner at the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, walking away with four honors from the event staged at Miami's Billboardlive. In addition to top new 2002 - Alicia Keys is the big wi ...

  17. Vandross Video Features Famous Friends, Fans

    July 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he recovers from a stroke suffered in April, a host of famous friends and fans recently joined together to star in a video for his latest single. The clip fo With Luther Vandross still hospitalized as he re ...

  18. This Day in Music

    July 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard is sentenced in a Queens, N.Y., courtroom to two to four years in prison after having pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in April. 2001 - Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Basta ...

  19. Tunes On TV

    July 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for July 14-20, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, JULY 14 "101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment," E! Featured Artists: David Crosby, Carmen Electra, Melissa Etheridge, Michael Jackson, ...

  20. Ask Billboard

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Madonna, Cher and Clay Aiken. COMPARING DIVAS Hello, I was wondering how Whitney Houston's "Just Whitney" album compares in sales to Mariah Carey& ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>New York radio station WPLJ-FM debuts the title track from Bruce Springsteen's forthcoming album "The Rising" only to be immediately served with a cease and desist order from the Boss' l 2002 - New York ...

  22. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," o ...

  23. Ultimate Dolly Parton

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dolly Parton scaled to superstar heights aided by beauty, dynamic personality, and sheer force of will. Dolly Parton scaled to superstar heights aided by beauty, dynamic personality, and sheer force of will. But what initially got her off the ground ...

  24. Ask Billboard

    June 04, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bad Company's "Feel Like Makin' Love," Madonna's video sales record, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony album sales. MAKIN' LOVE Hi, I was at a drag show last week and someone ...

  25. Hot Product

    June 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Other key titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- A new album from blues guitarist Buddy Guy, "Blues Singer" (Silvertone), featuring guest appearances from Eric Clapton and B.B. King. -- The compilation "Ultimate ...

  26. CHART BEAT CHAT

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson discusses charts with readers. This week: Pop radio, Annie Lennox, and "American Idol." HOT STUFF, AND NOT Fred, You mentioned in a recent column that pop radio in America might be turning its ...

  27. Billboard Bits: 'Divas Duets,' Jane's Addiction, Spiritualized

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on 'Divas Duets,' Jane's, Spiritualized Shania Twain is the latest artist to be added to the lineup of tomorrow's (May 22) " VH1 Divas Duets ." Airing live from Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET, the event will also feature r ...

  28. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 19-25, 2003. It's a crazy week of music events on television. There's big names on stages from New York to Las Vegas to Los Angeles, and the hardest thing will be picking which to wat ...

  29. Go-Go's Members Score 'Lovelace' Musical

    May 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Go-Go's principals Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin are putting the finishing touches on an off-Broadway musical based on the life of late porn star actress Linda Lovelace. Starring former "Family Ti Go-Go's principals Charlotte Caff ...

  30. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing music-related television for the week of May 12-18, 2003. Now, what high school boy wouldn't want Whitney Houston to accompany him to the prom? One lucky kid on Fox's "Boston Public" will get the chance on this Monday& ...

  31. TunesOnTV

    May 12, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for May 12-18, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, MAY 12 "VH1 All Access: Hot Sexy Now," VH1 Featured Artists: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Ashanti, Avril Lavigne. "Boston Public," Fox ...

  32. Beyonce Readies 'Dangerous' Solo Debut

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Destiny's Child frontwoman Beyonce Knowles has set a July 8 release date for her long-awaited Columbia solo debut album, "Dangerously in Love." The set will feature guest appearances by the likes of J Destiny's Child frontwoman B ...

  33. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Glen Larson and Stu Phillips (thanks to Panjabi MC), Blue Man Group, Jewel, Wynonna, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, and American Idol Finalists. GOOD KNIGHT: Two names with long histories on Billboard's Hot ...

  34. Breaking & Entering

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Lynne Arriale, Thicke, Stagga Lee, and Hot Hot Heat. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billb ...

  35. Dion, Houston, Others Join 'Divas'

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Beyonce Knowles, and Lisa Marie Presley have all been added to "VH1 Divas Duets" benefit concert special. As previously reported, the May 22 event will be hosted by Queen Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Beyonce ...

  36. This Day in Music

    April 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s and '50s whose hits included the million-selling single "Heart of My Heart," dies at the age of 73 after a long illness. 2002 - Alan Dale, a crooner of the late 1940s an ...

  37. This Day in Music

    April 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>A claymation version of Canada's Barenaked Ladies makes an appearance on the UPN series "Gary & Mike." The episode features the voices of various bandmembers offering commentary on t 2001 - A claymation v ...

  38. Gates, Jones Retain Hold On U.K. Charts

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retained the No. 1 slots on the new U.K. singles and album charts respectively, published yesterday (March 22). Gates' "Spirit in the Sky" charity single for Comic Relief Gareth Gates and Norah Jones retai ...

  39. This Day in Music

    March 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>More than a quarter-century after its release as a double album of amplified noise and feedback, former Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music" gets its first live per 2002 - More than a qu ...

  40. This Day in Music

    March 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of melanoma at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2002 - Mark Vann, banjoist with Leftover Salmon, dies of melanoma at his home near Longmont, Colo. He is 39. 2001 - Bruce ...

  41. This Day in Music

    February 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Trace Adkins plays his first concert since breaking his ankle and undergoing surgery for tendon damage. Adkins ignores doctors' warnings to remain seated and walks around the stage so fa 1999 - Trace Adkins plays his f ...

  42. This Day in Music

    February 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Country great Waylon Jennings is laid to rest following a private graveside service in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Ariz. 2002 - Country great Waylon Jennings is laid to rest following a private graveside service in the Phoe ...

  43. This Day in Music

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Two sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley are arrested in North Florida after officers find marijuana in their car. Julian and Stephen Marley, also reggae musicians are released on $50 2002 - Two sons of the late reggae s ...

  44. This Day in Music

    February 12, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1986 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "How Will I Know," Whitney Houston. The song displaces "That's What Friends Are For," the No. 1 song by Houston's cousin, Dionne Warwick. 1986 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit ...

  45. This Day in Music

    February 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Luna Pop wins four prizes in the first-ever edition of the FIMI-organized Italian Music Awards, held at the Auditorium in Milan. The pop band _ whose members have an average age of 21 _ 2001 - Luna Pop wins four prizes in t ...

  46. Whitney Houston's Father Dies

    February 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houston and a theatrical manager since the early days of R&B, died Sunday (Feb. 2) after a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was 82. Housto John Houston, the father of singer Whitney Houst ...

  47. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 fo ...

  48. This Day in Music

    January 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <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, i ...

  49. Update: Bobby Brown's Sentence Reduced

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder of an eight-day jail sentence for drunken driving after he is discharged from an Atlanta hospital, police said today (Jan. 22). Brown, the husband of p Bobby Brown will not have to serve the remainder ...

  50. Bobby Brown Sentenced To Eight Days In Jail

    January 17, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced today (Jan. 17) to eight days in jail and ordered not to drive for a year after pleading guilty to a 1996 drunken driving charge in DeKalb County, Ga. State Court Judg Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced today (Jan. 17) ...

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