1. U.K.-Born Gorillaz Ride Stateside Success

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic endeavor that's been making noise this summer. Parlophone/Virgin act Gorillaz have been steadily climbing the charts since their eponymous deb "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic…

  2. McBride's 'Greatest' Hit Stores

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart with "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" -- releases a "Greatest Hits" collection today Martina McBride -- who currently has the No. 11 single on…

  3. Sundance Looks To Sparklehorse, Air, And More

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, a The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout…

  4. Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video emerged as the biggest winner at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), presented last night (Sept. 6) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New Y With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video…

  5. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

  6. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It's not unusual for an artist to receive…

  7. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, and more

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, Cowboy Junkies, Fabrice Morvan Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, and Staind have been added to the performance line-up for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Spears, who also performed at last year's ceremonies, will debut a new song, "…

  8. Keys Wards Off Aaliyah, Foxy At No. 1

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1 for the third time in four weeks with her J debut "Songs in A Minor." Bowing right behind at No. 2 is Aaliyah's self-titled t The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1…

  9. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Eminem, Jamie-Lynn Sigler Madonna's Aug. 6 show at Boston's FleetCenter has been postponed one day "due to logistical reasons," according to the show's promoters. Tickets for that show on the Drowned World Tour will be honored on the rescheduled date…

  10. A Tribute To John Hartford Live From Mountain Stage

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This latest Blue Plate special from the popular Live From Mountain Stage series is a fine tribute to influential songwriter John Hartford. This latest Blue Plate special from the popular Live From Mountain Stage series is a fine tribute to influential songwriter John Hartford. Far more than…

  11. Reba's 'Girls' Provide Hunger Relief

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming female-dominated country Girls' Night Out tour -- featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neal, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson -- has teamed with volunteer hunger-relief p The upcoming female-dominated country Girls' Night Out tour -- featuring Reba…

  12. Gorillaz

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a scope as broad as the Grand Canyon, the digitally animated U.K. With a scope as broad as the Grand Canyon, the digitally animated U.K. "boy" band Gorillaz is ready to take on America with its debut set, which encompasses everything from rap to garage rock. Such contributors…

  13. Stars Gather In Nashville For 'America' Recording

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June 19) in a Nashville studio to record "America the Beautiful" under the guidance of producers Tony Brown of MCA Nashvill More than 60 country and contemporary Christian artists gathered last night (June…

  14. 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…

  15. Gorillaz Mobilizing For U.S. Release, Live Dates

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the animated band created by "Tank Girl" illustrator Jamie Hewlett and Blur frontman Damon Albarn, is readying its self-titled debut for North American release on Virgin a week from today (J Gorillaz, the animated band created by "Tank Girl" illustrator Jamie…

  16. Staind's 'Cycle' Makes Mark At No. 1

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with more than 716,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The album is the second consecutive hard rock Staind's "Break the Cycle" (Flip/Elektra) crashes into The…

  17. Poll: McGraw/Chesney Tour Is Country's Hottest

    May 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country tour of the summer, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. The duo pulled down 39% of 2,231 votes, easi Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's upcoming U.S. trek is the most anticipated country…

  18. Puffy In Talks For Jail Film Role

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is in final negotiations to play a convicted murderer in the film "Monster's Ball," opposite Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton Sean Combs is heading to prison -- but only in the movies. The rap mogul is…

  19. Dixie Chicks, Womack Lead ACM Winners

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night (May 9), each taking home a trio of trophies from the ceremony at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Dixie Chicks and Lee Ann Womack topped the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards last night …

  20. Billboard Bits: McCartney, Gorillaz, Skunk Anansie

    April 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Paul McCartney, Gorillaz, Tank Girl, Damon Albarn, Blur, Dan the Automator, Cibo Matto, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Skunk Anansie Paul McCartney tops U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times' annual list of the country's wealthiest musicians. The former Beatle's personal fortune…

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