1. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  2. Toni Braxton Is Back With 'More'

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toni Braxton is pretty much surviving on crackers and soda water these days. Bad case of nerves preparing for her fifth album release? Hardly. It's called "the first trimester." "I should be fine in a few weeks, but right now,…

  3. Remaining 3LW Members Deny Allegations

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton that she was forced out of the R&B trio. As reported yesterday, Naughton recently said in an interview wit 3LW members Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams are denying allegations by Naturi Naughton…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley vs JXL, Nelly, and Celine Dion. ON-AIR CONVERSATION: There's been a lot of discussion in "Chart Beat" about the lack of airplay for Elvis Presley vs JXL's "A Little Less Conversation" (RCA), which has kept the nation's…

  6. Eminem 'Shows' The Competition Who's Boss

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks to its second-straight week atop The Billboard 200 after selling an impressive 1.32 million copies in its first full week of release, the Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks…

  7. Billboard Unveils New Rap Chart

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles, Billboard has introduced Hot Rap Tracks, a 25-position chart based on radio airplay information supplied by Nielsen BDS. The n Recognizing the music industry's move away from retail-available singles,…

  8. On With The 'Show': Eminem Album An Instant No. 1

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The Eminem Show" (Aftermath/Interscope), on sales of 285,000 units in just one weekend, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper b Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The…

  9. Diddy's 'Remix' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to blast to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his Bad Boy/Arista compilation "We Invented the Remix." The album sold 256,000 units in the U.S., Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  11. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  12. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Turn Out For 'UrbanAID'

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good cause last night (April 9) at LIFEbeat's UrbanAID 2 benefit. Held at New York's Beacon Theatre, the benefit concert featured perform R&B and hip-hop's finest turned out in droves to support a good…

  13. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  14. Colossal Small

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Greg and Thom Moore's drowsy, breathy vocals aren't always on key. Greg and Thom Moore's drowsy, breathy vocals aren't always on key. The Californians' acoustic guitars could stand to have their strings tightened as well. And their lyrics often sound like surreal…

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