1. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about radio station ratings, research, and singles. A FAIR HEARING Mr. Bronson, I have to take issue with what you said in last week's column about radio stations playing what we want to hear. There are no request…

  2. Dixie Chicks 'Home' Again At No. 1

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop The Billboard 200. Despite a 53% decline in sales to 367,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the country trio's "Home" For a second week in a row, the Dixie Chicks continue their residency atop…

  3. Kelly Osbourne Won't Get 'Freaky'

    September 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV personality Kelly Osbourne ("The Osbournes") won't be making her feature film debut in "Freaky Friday" after all. MTV personality Kelly Osbourne ("The Osbournes") won't be making her feature film debut in "Freaky Friday" after all. The…

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    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 9 "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Justin Timberlake ("Like I Love You" video). "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured…

  5. Easy

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. Deft…

  6. Easy

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. The second Rykodisc release for Kelly Willis is an acoustic-based, subtle affair that finds Willis in confident, if not overwhelming, voice. Deft…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on Aimee Mann, Brandy, Heather Headley, NElly, Chritina Aguilera, Enya, the Rolling Stones, the Dixie Chicks, and Sheryl Crow. MANN ACT: Her fourth solo album to chart on The Billboard 200 is the highest-charting set yet…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about the state of commercial singles and the U.S. music market. SINGLE AGAIN Hello, There is so much disgust that I have for the record companies these days regarding singles, these are just some of my thoughts on the…

  9. 'Idol' Finale Draws Millions

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson wasn't the only participant in "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" that greeted yesterday (Sept. 5) with bleary-eyed triumph. "The whole rush of the last three months caught up Kelly Clarkson wasn't the only participant in "American Idol:…

  10. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

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    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Toni Braxton, O-Town, and the Prodigy. BRAXTON 'AMPLIFIED' Hello Keith, I was wondering if you had any information on Toni Braxton. It was said that her album "Amplified" will be released Oct. 29 with collaborations…

  12. Dixie Chicks Make Their 'Home' On Top

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest Monument/Columbia, "Home," sold a whopping 780,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. One of six top-20 entries on The Dixie Chicks blast straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after their latest…

  13. Kelly Prevails On 'American Idol' Finale

    September 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Clarkson was the big winner of Fox's series "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar." She gets a recording deal with RCA, which will release a compilation of songs by the 10 finalists Oct. 1 Kelly Clarkson bested Justin Guarini to be the big winner of Fox's series…

  14. R. Kelly Allowed To Leave Chicago

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Chicago judge ruled today (Aug. 30) that R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond since he was indicted on child pornography charges, can leave the state to appear at a nightclub in Miami A Chicago judge ruled today (Aug. 30) that R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been free on bond…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson's chart-based stories on the Blue Note label and Norah Jones; 'N Syncer gone solo Justin Timberlake; the Hot 100 triumphs of Ja Rule, Ashanti, and Nelly; and Daryl DULY NOTED: One of the most revered jazz labels in the world, the Blue…

  16. 'American Idol' Reunion, Tour Set

    August 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in a Sept. 23 two-hour special, which currently carries the working title "American Idol in Las Vegas." The 30 semifinalists for Fox's "American Idol" series are set to reunite in…

  17. Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Nominations

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Here are the nominees for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented at Nov. 6 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast on CBS. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn…

  18. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show"…

  19. Blind Boys Tread 'Higher Ground' On Tour

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number of high-profile dates, including a Sept. 19 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, Calif., and The seemingly constantly touring Blind Boys Of Alabama have a set a fall trek with a number…

  20. 35TunesOnTV

    August 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 26 "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured Artist: Lee Ann Womack. "Behind the Music 5th Anniversary: Most Shocking Moments," VH1…

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