1. This Day in Music

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>MTV throws itself one hell of a 20th birthday party. The celebration, which takes place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom _ is part concert, part reunion, and part pop-culture spectacle 2001 - MTV throws itself one hell of a 20th birthday party. The celebration…

  2. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

  3. Billboard Bits: Aretha, Love Parade, Hot Snakes

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Aretha Franklin, Berlin's Love Parade, and the Hot Snakes. Aretha Franklin is gearing up to hit the road one more time. Described as her "last full-out tour," the Queen of Soul's I'll Be Seeing You With a Song In My Heart jaunt kicks off in summer 2002.…

  4. ABC Celebrates America's Musical Independence

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For ABC television's special "In Search of America: A July 4th Musical Celebration," host Peter Jennings says he wanted to connect aspects of American life through its music. For ABC television's special "In Search of America: A July 4th Musical Celebration,"…

  5. 27TunesOnTV

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for July 1-7, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 1 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Jack Johnson (also scheduled: Chris Rock; rebroadcast). "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,…

  6. Little Big Town Leads Voter Registration Tour

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and mall developer Westfield Corp. to stage the bi-partisan Love Your Country, Vote campaign. The 30-city performan Country act Little Big Town will team up with cable music channel CMT, retailer FYE, and…

  7. 23TunesOnTV

    June 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 3-9, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 3 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Dreesen). "The Tonight Show With Jay…

  8. Blind Boys Reach For 'Higher Ground'

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing, will release the 12-track "Higher Ground" Sept. 3 via Peter Gabriel's Real World Records. Following the formula of last year's "Spirit The Blind Boys of Alabama, now in their 63rd year of performing,…

  9. Shannon Lawson Ready For His Place In The 'Sun'

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical resume than Shannon Lawson. Like nearly all Kentucky-born musicians, Lawson cut his teeth on bluegrass music, p Rarely, if ever, does a new artist emerge on a country label with a more diverse musical…

  10. 'The Osbournes' To Return For Second Season

    May 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return for a second season of 20 new episodes in the fall. The first 10 episodes of series, which offered an unvarnished look into the MTV has confirmed that its hit reality show "The Osbournes" will return…

  11. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Van Morrison, Tweet, and Shakira. THEM AND HIM: Difficult to believe, but true: after a chart career that spans 36 years and 11 months, Belfast-born Van Morrison earns the second highest-charting album of his lifetime. "Down the Road" (Exile/Universal) opens…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jay-Z, Lance Bass, Queen's Jubilee In what is shaping up to be one of the more intriguing treks of the summer, Jay-Z is set to headline the Sprite-Liquid Mix tour, which will hit 15 North American markets from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8. 311 is the only other confirmed act for the bill,…

  13. Billboard Bits: Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti

    May 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ray Charles, Fugazi, Pavarotti Music fans can get a taste of some of Ray Charles' favorite recordings on the latest edition of Starbucks' "Artist's Choice" series. Produced by Hear Music, the 16-track collection boasts mostly jazz, with such greats as Duke…

  14. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  15. Ozzy, Ricky Join Queen's Jubilee Concert

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingh Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest…

  16. Nnenna Freelon Honors Stevie Wonder

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving into high gear seems indisputable. With five Grammy Award nominations to her credit and an increasingly hectic touring sc The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving…

  17. Elton's Royal Recording Session

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Elton John performed last week at London's Buckingham Palace -- but Queen Elizabeth II was not at home to hear him. The singer recorded a song to be played at a concert in honor of the queen's Golden Elton John performed last week at London's Buckingham Palace -- but Queen…

  18. TMBG Screen 'Gigantic' Documentary In NYC

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be Giants documentary in New York last night (May 2) for an audience of family, friends, fans, and potential di Filmmakers AJ Schnack (director) and Shirley Moyers (producer) screened their They Might Be…

  19. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Phish, the Temptations, Paulina Rubio, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. TOO MANY PHISH IN THE SEA: Besting its previous record by one, jam-band Phish has six live albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week. In October 2001, five live CDs all debuted the same…

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