1. Billboard Bits: Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Z100, Reverb, Concert for NYC, and more New York radio outlet Z100 (WHTZ) has gotten a jump on the holiday season with the announcement of its annual Jingle Ball concert. Set for Dec. 13 at Madison Square Garden, the event line-up already boasts Alicia Keys, Craig David, and Enrique…

  2. Capitol Compiles 'United We Stand'

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the artists featured on Capitol Records' patriotic set "United We Stand," due Nov. 6, according to the label's official Web site. Al The Beach Boys, Woody Guthrie, John Lennon, and Al Green, are among the…

  3. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded…

  4. Billboard Bits: SOAD, Swampstock, O-Town, Oakenfold

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on System Of A Down, Swampstock, O-Town, and Paul Oakenfold. Hard rock act System Of A Down will donate its proceeds from its Oct. 31 appearance at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund. The group's performance at the venue comes in…

  5. Weekend

    October 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Best-known for his 1997 ballad "For You," Kenny Lattimore breaks out of the ballad box and weighs in with what he describes as "fun, straight-up R&B" on his third album—and first for new la Best-known for his 1997 ballad "For You," Kenny Lattimore breaks out…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the O'Jays, Leonard Cohen, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. THEY LOVE MUSIC: A veteran act returns to Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with its highest-ranked album in just more than eight years. The O'Jays, favorite sons of Canton, Ohio, enter at No. 11 with…

  7. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  8. Two New Songs On Ice Cube Best-Of

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Priority Records will on Dec. 4 issue a best-of compilation from veteran rapper Ice Cube. "Ice Cube Greatest Hits" will comprise tracks culled from Cube's eight Priority solo albums and one soundtrack Priority Records will on Dec. 4 issue a best-of compilation from veteran…

  9. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  10. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3…

  11. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  12. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

  13. Dylan Delayed By Concert Security

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan wanted tighter security for his current tour, but he didn't expect to be held up at the door before his own show because he didn't have a backstage pass. Dylan, on the road in support of his Bob Dylan wanted tighter security for his current tour, but he didn't expect…

  14. Billboard Bits: Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley While Rhino mines and reissues his back catalog, Elvis Costello is not resting on his laurels. The artist has scheduled a performance Nov. 7 at New York's Beacon Theatre with the Charles Mingus Orchestra. Together they will perform Mingus…

  15. Garth Brooks Returns With 'Scarecrow'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will return Nov. 13 with the Capitol album "Scarecrow," his first new country set since 1997's "Sevens." The set, which features duets with George Jones and Trisha Yearwood, will be prece Garth Brooks will return Nov. 13 with the Capitol album "…

  16. More Stars To Proclaim 'Country Freedom'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the Oct. 21 Country Freedom Concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Set to take place at N Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the…

  17. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron…

  18. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on George Jones and George Strait, Jay-Z, and Carole King. SEE GEORGE RUN: For the first time since Billboard started using Broadcast Data Systems' (BDS) airplay monitoring to compile charts in 1991, two songs debut in the top-40 portion of the Hot Country Singles …

  20. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

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