1. Jagged Little Thrill

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge. Apparently having its sophomore effort hit No.1 last year was not enough for Jagged Edge. The Atlanta-based quartet—Kyle Norman, Richard Wingo, and brothers Brandon and Brian Casey—returns with its…

  2. Beach Boys' Jardine Sues Bandmates

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4 million, claiming they excluded him from recent concerts, his attorney said. "Jardine claims he has been frozen out of Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4…

  3. Exclusive: 'N Sync Shoulders The Burden Of 'Celebrity'

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync is ready for a little respect. The group sold 14 million copies of 2000's "No Strings Attached" worldwide, according to Jive Records. It set a SoundScan record by selling 2.4 million copies in 'N Sync is ready for a little respect. The group sold 14 million…

  4. Billboard Bits: Erick Sermon, Henry Rollins, Pat Green

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Erick Sermon, EPMD, Henry Rollins, Pat Green As tipped here earlier this month , Erick Sermon has left Def Jam and signed a joint venture agreement with Clive Davis' new J Records label, encompassing both a solo and production deal with Sermon's Def Squad Records. The artist…

  5. Jagged Edge Embarks On 'Thrill' Ride

    June 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Still riding the momentum of its popular 2000 sophomore release "J.E. Heartbreak" -- which spawned three hit R&B singles, including "Let's Get Married" -- the Jagged Edge is excited about this wee Jagged Edge is definitely taking the adage "strike while the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Joplin

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Jimi Hendrix, Backstreet Boys, Janis Joplin An auction held yesterday (June 21) at Bonhams & Brooks auction house in London sold more than 100 items once owned by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, in part benefitting charity organization Drugscope. The auction, organized by one-time…

  7. Hot Product

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Sisqo, Stone Tempe Pilots, Afro-Celt Sound System, Luther Vandross, Gorillaz, and more. 'Dragon' Song From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The Baltimore native aims to prove that he's more than merely a singer…

  8. Free City

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The St. Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The…

  9. ODB, Lil' Kim, Brandy Cover Phil Collins

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, was released in Germany last month and debuted at No. 3. The record is a More than three years in the making, "Urban Renewal," an album of…

  10. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  11. 10,000 Hz. Legend

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those expecting 10,000 Hz. Legend to sound something like this French duo's 3-year-old debut, Moon Safari, may be surprised. Those expecting 10,000 Hz. Legend to sound something like this French duo's 3-year-old debut, Moon Safari, may be surprised. Less buoyant and kitschy than its…

  12. Nice & Slow

    June 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. If you're looking for smooth and easy with some R&B thrown in, well, look no further. On his sixth album, keyboardist Brian Culbertson delivers a feel-good set powered by a core group of…

  13. Puffy's 'Saga' Continues In July

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," July 10 on his own Bad Boy label. The star-studded set features contributions from 112, Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad…

  14. Hot Product

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Radiohead, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Yearwood, Lucinda Williams, St. Lunatics, and more. Forget The Past Just eight months since the release of the often confounding "Kid A" (Capitol), which debuted at No. 1 on both The Billboard 200 and the U.K. album chart…

  15. Pop Stars Get Charitable

    June 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop titans Janet Jackson and the Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean have announced separate charitable acts -- one tied to a tour, and the other to a new foundation. Pop titans Janet Jackson and the Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean have announced separate charitable acts -- one tied to a tour…

  16. Poll: Nicks Tour Tops Among Vets

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll on veteran artists' summer tour. Nicks took a commanding 59% of 6,56 Fans are most excited about Stevie Nicks' upcoming North American live outing…

  17. Curtis Hanson On Board For Eminem Film

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys") has come aboard to helm and produce Imagine Entertainment's feature "Fight Song," starring controversial rapper Eminem Academy Award-winning director Curtis Hanson ("L.A.…

  18. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the…

  19. Hot Product

    May 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Brad Paisley, Air, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Goo Goo Dolls, and more. 'II' Times A Charm Brad Paisley seems to have been everywhere in the past two years. The 28-year-old West Virginia native has become the country industry's most acclaimed new artist,…

  20. Hi-Teknology

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Known for their politically inspired lyrics and wide-awake sounds, the duo of Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek has played a major role in the recent resurgence of progressive hip-hop. Known for their politically inspired lyrics and wide-awake sounds, the duo of Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek has played a…

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