1. Faith Replaces King On Top Of The Hill

    October 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis Presley on The Billboard 200 this week thanks to an opening week U.S. sales tally of 472,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's Hill's secon Faith Hill's "Cry" (Warner Bros.) dethrones Elvis…

  2. International Diva Laura Pausini Eyes U.S. Success

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Laura Pausini is making the rounds like any new artist. She's visiting radio stations, sitting for interviews, and playing industry showcases, among other duties. But there's one difference between Pausini and other hopefuls working the…

  3. Hot Product

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Santana, Foo Fighters, Chris Robinson, Kelly Rowland, and more. Yeah, 'Man' Carlos Santana faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 Arista opus, "Supernatural." But…

  4. 43TunesOnTV

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Oct. 21-27, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 21 "Total Request Live," MTV Featured Artists: Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch. "Intimate Portrait: Pat Benatar," Lifetime Channel…

  5. Brazilian Dreams

    October 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom Jobim), helped along by vocal group New York Voices and Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, is tasteful and subdued. Saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera's homage to Brazilian music (mostly that of Tom…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Michelle Branch, Sinead O'Connor, and Nelly. PLAY 'THE GAME': It's just over a year since Arizona-born Michelle Branch made her first appearance on Billboard's Hot 100, and she'…

  7. This Day in Music

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. 2001 - Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z pleads guilty in a New York court to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a…

  8. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 2000 - Trace Adkins goes back to his hometown, Sarepta, La., to attend his 20-year high school reunion. 1998 - B.B. King picks up a lifetime achievement award at the…

  9. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor, Merle Haggard cancels the balance of his U.S. touring plans through Nov. 3. Haggard has a history of coronary a 2001 - Complaining of tightness in his chest, and under the advice of his doctor…

  10. 42TunesOnTV

    October 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Oct. 14-20, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, OCT. 14 The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Pink (also scheduled: Debra Messing). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured…

  11. Juanes, Rubio, More Added To MTV Latin Lineup

    October 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The Oct. 24 event, to be hosted by Argentine TV and radio pe Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Kinky, and Molotov have been added to the performance lineup for the…

  12. Santana's Aim: A Musical Union With Humanity

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Carlos Santana acknowledges that he faced a potentially tense scenario when he began assembling material for the follow-up to his monumentally successful 1999 opus, "Supernatural." But rather than succumb to the tension, the legendary…

  13. Billboard Bits: CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones

    October 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA, 'Rocktober,' Jubilee, Ramones Vince Gill, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley have been added to the performance lineup for the 36th annual CMA Awards. They join previously announced talent Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Shania…

  14. Cam'ron, N.O.R.E. Hit Road With NAAM Brigade

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid in Full tour, set to kick off Oct. 10 in Atlanta. The acts will play 18 shows at East Coast colleges and theaters throu Rappers Cam'ron, N.O.R.E., NAAM Brigade, and MOP are joining forces for the Paid…

  15. Braxton Tries Something Different On New Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio…

  16. Billboard Bits: Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Nick Cave, Jerry Douglas, Andre Agassi Epitaph-associated Anti Records has entered into a licensing arrangement with the U.K.-based Mute label to handle the U.S. release of upcoming projects by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Also home to Tom Waits, Merle Haggard, Solomon Burke, and…

  17. Estoy Como Nunca

    September 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT What makes Eliades Ochoa one of the most enjoyable artists of the modern Cuban folk movement? His exquisite guitar playing? His consummate band-leading skills? His adventurous embrace of musicians and What makes Eliades Ochoa one of the most enjoyable artists of the modern Cuban folk movement…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ja Rule, O-Town, King Crimson Rapper Ja Rule will release a new album, "The Last Temptation," Nov. 19 via Def Jam. The first single, "Thug Lovin'," features R&B vocalist Bobby Brown; a video directed by producer Irv Gotti will be show Oct. 15-17 in Las…

  19. Santana Paints Rainbows On 'Shaman'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The roster of guest artists on Santana's long-awaited "Shaman," due Oct. 22 via Arista, is an impressive one. Previously announced contributors include Ozomatli, Placido Domingo, and Michelle Branch, The roster of guest artists on Santana's long-awaited "Shaman,"…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplisments of Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Cole, Michelle Branch, Phil Collins, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. ONE 'MOMENT' IN TIME: This is a moment Kelly Clarkson will never forget, but you shouldn'…

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