1. Hung Up on Breathing

    March 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST On its debut album, Moodroom proves that driving guitar-based rock can still be melodic and heartfelt, personal lyrics can still be original. On its debut album, Moodroom proves that driving guitar-based rock can still be melodic and heartfelt, personal lyrics can still be original. Sounding…

  2. Lenny Kravitz 'Digs In' For World Tour

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Lenny Kravitz has confirmed more than 20 international tour dates for the spring and summer, set to begin April 9 in Hiroshima, Japan. In May, the artist will hit Germany's Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Pa Lenny Kravitz has confirmed more than 20 international tour dates for the spring and…

  3. P. Diddy Settles Child Support Case

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest child, had a child support settlement approved Tuesday in Manhattan Family Court in New York, ending a year of litigation. The su Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and model Kim Porter, the mother of his youngest…

  4. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Timbaland/Magoo, SFA

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Timbaland/Magoo, SFA R&B star Alicia Keys has joined the lineup of UrbanAID 2, an April 9 concert to raise awareness of AIDS issues. Hosted by comedian Jamie Foxx, the show at New York's Beacon Theater will also feature previously announced performers Jay-Z, P.…

  5. Country Songwriter Harlan Howard Dies

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces," "Busted," and more than 100 other hits, died yesterday (March 3) in Nashville. He was 74 and had suffered from heart trouble, accord Harlan Howard, the country songwriter who wrote "I Fall to Pieces,…

  6. 112 Leaves Bad Boy For Island Def Jam

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B group 112 has left Bad Boy Records and signed to Island Def Jam, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. In an attempt to block the group's departure, Bad Boy chief Sean "P. Diddy" Combs filed a temp R&B group 112 has left Bad Boy Records and signed to Island Def Jam,…

  7. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  8. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  9. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day…

  10. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

  11. Farrakhan Preaches Responsibility At Hip-Hop Summit

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday for the Hip-Hop Action Network's West Coast summit to address issues and needs facing the community. Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday…

  12. J. Lo. Kicks Jackson Out Of No. 1

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the three-week run of Alan Jackson's "Drive" atop The Billboard 200, and makes Lopez the first artist to rule the chart with a remix album. Lopez' Epic album sold Jennifer Lopez's "J to Tha L-O!" ends the…

  13. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Plan California Summit

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first national Summit last June in New York, has finalized plans for a West Coast Hip-Hop Summit next Thursday (Feb. 1 The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first…

  14. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third…

  15. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  16. Grammys Add Star Performers, Presenters

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies later this month. Also joining previously announced performers U2 and Al The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the…

  17. Enrique Wrestles With Chemicals On U.K. Charts

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Feb. 3) with "Hero" (Interscope) and also saw his album, "Escape," rocket 21-2 on the region's album chart. But t Enrique Iglesias started a second week at the top of the U.K.…

  18. Billboard Bits: Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mary J. Blige, Ramsey Lewis, Carson Daly Mary J. Blige became engaged to her boyfriend, whom she prefers to keep out of the spotlight, over the holidays. She hasn't set a wedding date, but says that when she does, it will be "no big wedding. It will be a small wedding with…

  19. New J. Lo Song On Remix Album

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic remix album "J To Tha L-O! -- The Remixes," due Tuesday (Feb. 5). The piano-laden ballad, written by Lopez with her new husband Cris Judd Jennifer Lopez has tacked the new song "Alive" on to her Epic…

  20. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

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