1. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Papa Roach, John Wesley Harding

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on an American Music Awards ticket auction for charity, Papa Roach recording a song for the "Biker Boyz" soundtrack, and John Wesley Harding's brief tour of England. Tickets to the 30th annula American Music Awards (AMA) are being auctioned online to benefit the Neil…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home's ""Hope for the Holidays"" initiative benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold 1999 - Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts…

  3. Billboard Bits: Ricky Martin, Les Nubians, 'rocktalk'

    December 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories about Ricky Martin's 2003 Spanish-launguage album, Les Nubians collaborate with Talib Kweli, and the WE: Women's Entertainment special "rocktalk." Ricky Martin will release his first Spanish-language album in five years in 2003, Billboard Bulletin reports. The disc…

  4. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  5. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Madonna's Bond theme and it's award chances, the best new artists of 2002, and Melanie. 'DAY' TIME? Dear Fred, Why no mention of Madonna's "Die Another Day" in "Chart Beat?" I think she may have a…

  7. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in…

  8. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira R&B star Macy Gray will issue her third Epic album, "The Trouble With Being Myself," in March, according to the label. The artist will precede the set's release with a club tour that will kick off in February. The album will be the…

  9. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  10. Billboard Bits: AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, Rolling Stones, Reality Rock Show 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Sheryl Crow, and Nelly are among the music artists confirmed to present trophies at the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and airing…

  11. Further R. Kelly Album Details Surface

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album "Chocolate Factory," which has been moved to Jan. 28 from its original Jan. 14 release date. The 14-track set will come bundled w Further details have surfaced regarding R. Kelly's upcoming Jive album …

  12. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  13. Blue Gets Help From Elton For U.K. No. 1

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period provided male pop-R&B quartet Blue with its third U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Dec. 15). "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" (Inno One of the best-loved ballads from Elton John's mid-1970s period…

  14. Shut Up

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST For a kid of a spectacularly famous musician, releasing an album of his or her own can be painful. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 For a kid of a spectacularly famous musician, releasing an album of his or her own can be painful. Comparisons to mom or, in this case, dad, often pile onto the work…

  15. Fat Joe Juggles Crossover Success, Credibility

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fat Joe is no newcomer. This is an obvious statement to R&B and hip-hop fans, but for many pop music lovers, Fat Joe was relatively unknown until last year. "J.O.S.E.: Jealous Ones Still Envy," his fourth studio set, scored with…

  16. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to…

  17. Aaron Lines 'Can't Hide' From Growing Spotlight

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I think the song kind of speaks to a lot of people," country artist Aaron Lines says of "You Can't Hide Beautiful," which is No. 13 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. "It's one of those…

  18. AMA Performers List Swells

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added to the lineup for the 30th annual American Music Awards. Set for Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Ang Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and matchbox twenty are among the latest performers added…

  19. Eminem Maintains Hot 100 Reign

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off Mis Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing…

  20. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

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