Greatest Hits 1970-2002

Greatest Hits 1970-2002

In this career-spanning collection, Elton John gathers together 34 stellar songs—most of which should be familiar to even the most casual fan.
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse

Jay-Z delivers the most ambitious and most fully realized album of his career with the masterful double-disc Blueprint 2. With contributions from Dr.
Have You Fed the Fish?

Have You Fed the Fish?

Brit alt-pop phenomenon Badly Drawn Boy (aka Damon Gough) is a man of shrugging airs and saving graces.
UP!

UP!

This double-CD follow-up to Shania Twain's previous two multiplatinum efforts features both "pop" and "more pop" versions of 19 new Twain/Lange compositions.
Beaches & Canyons

Beaches & Canyons

Here is an album for which new adjectives need to be invented. Unfortunately, George Orwell isn't available.
Brainwashed

Brainwashed

With Brainwashed—the album on which 1992 Billboard Century Award honoree George Harrison was working at the time of his death almost one year ago—the Beatles' other songwriter has left us with a transcendent musical postcard.
The Confluence

The Confluence

This 11-track first volley from debutant folkster David Berkeley shows a talent in its genesis.
Loose Screw

Loose Screw

For their eighth studio album, the Pretenders take the best blues- and soul-etched rock elements from past albums like Pretenders and Learning to Crawl and merge them with sunsplashed reggae rhythms.
Travelogue

Travelogue

The basic concept for this two-disc set is compelling: 1995 Billboard Century Award Honoree Joni Mitchell revisits 22 songs from her rich catalog, rerecording them with a 70-piece orchestra, a 13-person choir, and a backing band that includes keyboardist Herbie Hancock and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Chapter 2: The Voice

Chapter 2: The Voice

Syleena Johnson's soulful, full-bodied voice debuted last year by way of her first Jive album, Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness.
Spears Drops Out Of Restaurant Biz

Spears Drops Out Of Restaurant Biz

Britney Spears is no longer a restaurateur as she has pulled out of Nyla, the New York eatery she opened just five months ago. The pop star, who turns 21 on Monday (Dec. 2), said in a statement that she has "terminated her relationship" with the restaurant she formed a partnership with in March because of mismanagement and "management's failure to keep her fully apprised."
Judgement Against Combs Reduced

Judgement Against Combs Reduced

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 Court in Winston-Salem, N.C., said Combs still must pay compensatory damages to Cedrick Bobby Lemon, who sued Combs.

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