1. A New Pop Idol Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 24), as Gareth Gates went straight to No. 1 with his version of "Unchained Melody." The 17-year-old Gat One BMG-signed "Pop Idol" replaced another at the top of the U…

  2. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  3. A Thousand Miles

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Vanessa Carlton was only 2 years old when she plinked out her first song on the piano, but it was ballet that she intended to make her calling. Vanessa Carlton was only 2 years old when she plinked out her first song on the piano, but it was ballet that she intended to make her calling. At 17…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  5. Billboard Bits: Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Waylon Jennings, Kittie, Ani DiFranco Hank Williams Jr. will be part of the tribute to his friend Waylon Jennings on Saturday (March 23), as part of the star-studded memorial scheduled to be held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Many of the plans for the event, including the list…

  6. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  7. Poll: Remix Albums = Rip Off

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez' chart-topping "J to Tha L-O! (Epic), Destiny's Child's "This Is the Remix" (Columbia), and Limp Bizkit's "New Old Songs" (Interscope) -- are seen as a moneymaki Remix albums -- such as Jennifer Lopez'…

  8. Young Extends U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" (RCA) continues to climb the all-time sales ladder as it begins a third week at the top of the U.K. singles chart. The title is now the 16th biggest-sel Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible…

  9. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  10. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  11. Grammy Surge Pushes 'O Brother' To The Top

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" claims the No. 1 spot on The Billboard 200. The set manages the feat 63 Just two weeks after generating a host of Grammy victories, the Lost Highway…

  12. Alanis 'Sweeps' Away Chart Competition

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST With her latest Maverick release, "Under Rug Swept," Alanis Morissette whisks her way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, after posting first week sales of 215,000 copies, according to SoundSca With her latest Maverick release, "Under Rug Swept," Alanis Morissette…

  13. Familiar Faces Lead Kids' Choice Nominations

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two nominations each for Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Southern California pop-rockers Smash Mouth also garnered two, due no Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two…

  14. Leftover Salmon's Mark Vann Dies

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mark Vann, banjoist of Leftover Salmon, died Monday of melanoma cancer in his home near Longmont, Colorado. He was 39. Vann, a Maryland native, was a founding member of the Cajun-influenced jam band, Mark Vann, banjoist of Leftover Salmon, died Monday of melanoma cancer in his home near…

  15. J. Lo, 'N Sync, Britney Crowd 'NOW 9'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST The biggest-selling various artists compilation series in history will bow its latest installment March 19, as the 20-track "NOW That's What I Call Music! 9" (UTV Records, a division of UME) hits stor The biggest-selling various artists compilation series in history will bow…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  17. Madonna's London Theater Debut 'Up For Grabs'

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST International superstar Madonna will make her U.K. theater debut in May in London's West End, starring in an Australian comedy titled "Up for Grabs." She'll lead a cast of seven in the British premier International superstar Madonna will make her U.K. theater debut in May…

  18. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  19. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  20. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day…

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