1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, singles sales, Avril Lavigne, radio station playlists, Shania Twain, double albums, his latest books, and best sell THE FIRST KELLY QUESTION Hi Fred, Earlier this year, "American Idol"…

  2. Papa Roach Graduates To Headlining Tour

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has dates targeted through Feb. 12 in Atlanta. The tour, with Swedish rock act Blindside opening, is expected to Papa Roach is planning to embark on its maiden headlining tour Jan. 13 in Vancouver and has…

  3. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  4. Kylie, Shaggy, Ashanti Make A 'Miracle'

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber, Anastacia, Shaggy, Eyra Gail, McFadden & Whitehead, Candi Staton, and Chaka Khan are among the musical Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber,…

  5. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to…

  6. Timberlake Can't Nudge '8 Mile' From No. 1

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its grip on the No. 1 position of The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week, withstanding a mighty charge from Justin Timberlake's "Justified" The Shady/Interscope soundtrack to "8 Mile" maintains its…

  7. A New 'Morning' For Deborah Cox

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Deborah Cox's new J Records debut, "The Morning After," could have easily been titled "New Places, Familiar Faces," as it marks a reunion of the singer with her former label boss, Clive Davis, ex-Arista president and…

  8. Toad Croaks Again, Sets Headlining Tour

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is resurfacing not only with a previously announced engagement to open some December shows for the Counting Crows, but Alternative rock quartet Toad The Wet Sprocket, dormant for the past five years, is…

  9. THIS WEEKS HOT PRODUCT

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  10. Hot Product

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Justin Timberlake, Johnny Cash, U2, David Gray, Bjork, and more. 'Justify' My Love 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake says his Jive solo debut, "Justified," was written and recorded in a six-week creative spurt that was reminiscent of "…

  11. Henley To Helm 'Weather' Walden Benefit

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who have signed on for Stormy Weather 2002 -- A Benefit for Walden Woods, set to take place Nov. 13 at Los Angeles' Wi Michelle Branch, Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, and Reba McEntire are among the artists who…

  12. 43ask

    October 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lil' Kim, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys, and Deborah Cox. WHEN WILL KIM RETURN TO THE STREETS? Hello Keith, I was wondering when is the queen of rap, Lil' Kim, going to release her third LP? This album is highly…

  13. Dru Hill Regroups For New 'World Order'

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B-flavored hip-hop group Dru Hill, now a quintet, is set to release its third album, "Dru World Order," Nov. 26 via Def Soul/IDJ Music Group. Original members Sisqo, Jazz, Woody Rock, and Nokio R&B-flavored hip-hop group Dru Hill, now a quintet, is set to release its third…

  14. Del McCoury Band Leads Bluegrass Awards

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Del McCoury Band took top honors at the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (IBMA) last night (Oct. 17) at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. The group won th The Del McCoury Band took top honors at the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music…

  15. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: the Del McCoury Band Male vocalist of the…

  16. This Is Who I Am

    October 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. A compelling voice able to convey a rainbow of emotions. An ear-arresting collection of songs—produced by Dallas Austin, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Shep Crawford, among others—that embrace the artist's R&B, gospel, pop,…

  17. Stapp's Vocal Woes Force Creed Tour Reorganization

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a throat affliction suffered by singer Scott Stapp. The band's frontman is "suffering from acute laryngitis due to the Rock act Creed has postponed nine dates at the beginning of its fall tour due to a…

  18. Goo Goo Dolls Scare Up Tour Dates

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second leg of the Goo Goo Dolls' Gutterflower tour will kick off on Halloween and play a mix of theaters and bigger clubs as it works its way across the U.S. through the fall. Lisa Loeb will open The second leg of the Goo Goo Dolls' Gutterflower tour will kick off on Halloween…

  19. Dave Hollister's 'Game' Remains The Same

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The title of Dave Hollister's third solo album may be "Things in the Game Done Changed," but not much has changed about Hollister's message. The Chicago-born singer/ songwriter/producer says he still strives to use his music…

  20. Kelly Prevails On 'American Idol' Finale

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson was the big winner of Fox's series "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar." She gets a recording deal with RCA, which will release a compilation of songs by the 10 finalists Oct. 1 Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini to be the big winner of Fox's series…

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