1. The Neptunes Present . . . Clones

    August 16, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . . Last year, the Neptunes' alter ego, N*E*R*D, released the festive full-length "In Search Of . . ." Now, the duo of Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams—who have produced hits…

  2. Guest Appearances Keep Jay-Z On Top

    August 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard's Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Crazy in Love" featuring Jay-Z cruises to a sixth-straight week at No. 1. Although the track surre Jay-Z has the Midas touch when it comes to guest appearances. On Billboard&…

  3. Breaking & Entering

    July 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Looking at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. This week: Goapele, Pharrell Williams, Guster and Milky. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. A CLOSER LOOK: After releasing only one album, Goapele &…

  4. Neptunes Set 'Clones' In Stone

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming compilation "Star Trak Presents... Clones." Due Aug. 5 from the ubiquitous production team's own Star Trak label, the disc includes The Neptunes have finalized the track listing for their forthcoming…

  5. Neptunes Strut Their Stuff On 'Clones'

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation featuring artists from its Star Trak label. Due Aug. 5, "Star Trak Presents... Clones" is described by Neptunes princip Ubiquitous production team the Neptunes is working on a star-studded compilation…

  6. 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2003 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 8 at Miami's Jackie Gleason Theatre. TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'," 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) "…

  7. This Day in Music

    May 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2002 - The Rolling Stones arrive by blimp at New York's Van Cortland Park to announce their 2002/2003 world tour. 2000 - A small but enthusiastic…

  8. Kenna Lets 'Cow' Out Of The Barn

    May 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT -born artist Kenna's full-length debut, "New Sacred Cow," is set for a June 10 release from Columbia Records. The album was originally scheduled to be released in 2001 on Fred Durst's Flawless imprint Ethiopian-born artist Kenna's full-length debut, "New Sacred…

  9. CHART BEAT CHAT

    April 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Little Peggy March, "American Idol," Celine Dion's Adult Contemporary chart success, Jennifer Lopez, singles and Ireland's contributions to the annual Eurovision Song Contest. ASKING ABOUT MARCH IN APRIL Dear Fred, I noticed in your "Chart Beat…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of Peggy March and Beth. STILL FOLLOWING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: In 1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided single "Don't Be Cruel" \ "Hound Dog" set a record by remaining No. 1 for 11 weeks. That was the longest-running No. 1…

  11. Eichendorff Lieder

    March 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST This disc by hunky-but-serious Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has been in the can for more than three years, reflecting the shrunken market for lieder recordings but not the expansive quality of This disc by hunky-but-serious Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair has been in the can for…

  12. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death, a mural is painted in the Bronx section of New York by graffiti artists Tats Crew. The mural replaces one painted the year 2001 - To commemorate the first anniversary of rapper Big Pun's death,…

  13. N*E*R*D Wins Shortlist Prize

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music last night (Oct. 29) at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre. The group, fronted by ubiqu The adventurous rock-centered hip-hop of N*E*R*D was awarded the Shortlist Prize for…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  15. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  16. N*E*R*D Lines Up Debut Tour

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced details of its first-ever tour, set to kick off May 30 in Norfolk, Va., just outside the group's Virginia Beach ho N*E*R*D, the recording act incarnation of production team the Neptunes, has announced…

  17. In Search Of . . .

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producers extraordinaire the Neptunes step into the artists' spotlight with their debut set, In Search Of . . . Producers extraordinaire the Neptunes step into the artists' spotlight with their debut set, In Search Of . . . Under the guise of N*E*R*D (No One Ever Really Dies), the…

  18. New Sacred Cow

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred Cow, the debut release by Ethiopian-born artist Kenna. If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred…

  19. Hot Product

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from N*E*R*D, Destiny's Child, Bob Mould, B2K, and more. 'Search' And Ye Shall Find Production duo the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have spent the past few years churning out hits for the likes of Britney Spears, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and &…

  20. Neptunes Ink Label Deal With Arista

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under which the pair will sign and produce artists for their own Star Trak Entertainment imprint as well as Arista Hitmaking production/songwriting duo the Neptunes have signed a new deal with Arista, under…

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