1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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,…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 &…

  12. 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…

  13. Tantric To Open Creed Tour

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Tantric has been selected as one of the opening acts for Creed's upcoming North American tour, the first leg of which kicks off Jan. 16 in Atlanta and wraps Feb. 17 in Kansas City, Mo. Modern rock act Tantric has been selected as one of the opening acts for Creed's…

  14. In Search Of N*E*R*D

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have already changed the sound of urban music from behind the boards. The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have already changed the sound of urban music from behind the boards. Having crafted hits for everyone from N.O.R.E. to Britney,…

  15. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  16. Hot Product

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Creed, Marc Anthony, Timbaland & Magoo, Mick Jagger, Sting, and more. 'Weather'ing The Storm "Everything about this record is turned up a few extra notches," Creed frontman Scott Stapp says about "Weathered," the modern rock trio&…

  17. Exclusive: Bizkit Takes Back Seat To Durst's Films

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have to wait a little longer. Fresh from directing the debut video for Puddle of Mudd, the new act on his Interscope imprint Flawless, Bizkit frontman Fred Those awaiting a new Limp Bizkit album will have to wait a little longer. Fresh from…

  18. Neptunes Enter New Musical Galaxy With N*E*R*D

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, not to mention earlier chart-topping hits by Mystikal and Ja The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently…

  19. Billboard Announces Finalists For R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Def Soul artist Musiq Soulchild leads the list of finalists for Billboard magazine's first R&B/hip-hop Awards show, listed in seven categories, including top R&B/hip-hop album, top R&B/hip Def Soul artist Musiq Soulchild leads the list of finalists for Billboard magazine'…

  20. Tantric Transcends Days Past

    May 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In 1998, three members of the platinum-selling act Days of the New were fired. But instead of slinking off into obscurity, the ousted members turned lemons into lemonade: They recruited a new singer, In 1998, three members of the platinum-selling act Days of the New were fired. But instead of…

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