1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based tories on Mary J. Blige, the Bee Gees, George Harrison, and Whitney Houston. AN 'AFFAIR' TO REMEMBER: Is Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" going to end up as the longest-running No. 1 of 2001? The possibility grows stronger, as the MCA single is on top of…

  2. George Michael Eyeing Universal U.K.

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new single in the first quarter, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. It is understood that the deal contains an opti Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new…

  3. Macy Nixes December Dates

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Epic R&B/soul artist Macy Gray has canceled the handful of shows she had scheduled through mid-December in support of her sophomore album, "The Id." The eight-show trek was due to kick off tomorro Epic R&B/soul artist Macy Gray has canceled the handful of shows she had…

  4. Creed's 'Weathered' Powers To No. 1

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after selling a whopping 887,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and leads a charge of four top-10 debuts. This Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The…

  5. Mission Of Burma Reforms After 19-Year Hiatus

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first shows in nearly 19 years Jan. 12 at New York's Irving Plaza and Jan. 18 at Boston's Avalon Ballroom. The gigs preceed a <a hr Legendary Boston underground rock act Mission Of Burma will play its first…

  6. Mya Signs On For 'Chicago'

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and John C. Reilly in the cast of Miramax Films' musical feature "Chicago." Mya, who has r Singer Mya has joined Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere,…

  7. Gorillaz, D12 Join Forces For '911'

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced more details for their musical collaboration, dubbed "911." According to a statement, the song will be available for free Chart-topping rap collective D12 and U.K. cartoon band Gorillaz have announced…

  8. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  9. Hot Product

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Busta Rhymes, the Concert for New York City, the 'Ali' soundtrack, and more In The Beginning... "Genesis" is an appropriate title for rapper Busta Rhymes' new album, his first under a new recording deal with J Records. "I went into this…

  10. Tejano Drummer Juan Hinojosa Dies in Crash

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, died along with his 28-year-old son in a traffic accident in Texas. Hinojosa, 51, died Friday at the scene of the Juan Hinojosa, a drummer and founding member of the Tejano band Los Fabulosos Cuatro, died…

  11. Momentum

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one-third of Christian music's ruling rock triumvirate, dc Talk, Toby McKeehan (aka TobyMac) already has more than a decade of hits under his belt with pals Kevin Max and Michael Tait. As one-third of Christian music's ruling rock triumvirate, dc Talk, Toby McKeehan (aka TobyMac)…

  12. Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    November 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," w Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way…

  13. Billboard Bits: Sting, GBV/Strokes, Boyz II Men, 28 Days

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Stories on Sting, GBV/Strokes, Boyz II Men, 28 Days The concert special "Sting ... All This Time," a Billboard Artist & Music Profile, premieres at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (Nov. 24) on A&E. Billboard editor in chief Timothy White serves as associate producer/head writer for the…

  14. Authorities Investigate Aaliyah Plane Owner

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Federal authorities are investigating the owner of the Cessna twin-engine plane that crashed in the Bahamas, killing singer Aaliyah and eight others, according to court documents. Gilbert Chacon is ac Federal authorities are investigating the owner of the Cessna twin-engine plane that crashed…

  15. Can Guitarist Michael Karoli Dies

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can, died Saturday at the age of 53. Although a cause of death is not yet known, bandmate Holger Czukay reports Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist, and vocalist for legendary German experimental act Can…

  16. Madonna's Childhood Home Sells For $330K

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Material Girl's childhood home went to the highest bidder in just 12 minutes. Sam Michael, representing an Ohio real estate group, bought Madonna's former Oakland County, Mich., home and a few ite The Material Girl's childhood home went to the highest bidder in just 12…

  17. Lil Bow Wow Returns With 'Doggy Bag'

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) will follow up his multi-platinum debut album with "Doggy Bag," due Dec. 18 via So So Def/Columbia. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the guest-pack Teenage rapper Lil Bow Wow (real name: Shad Gregory Moss) will follow up his multi…

  18. Boy Bands Crowd U.K. Charts

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Local boy bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, as English quartet Blue went straight to the top of the singles survey yesterday (Nov. 18) with "If You Come Back" (Innocent/Virgin) and Irish five-piec Local boy bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, as English quartet Blue went…

  19. Billboard Bits: U2, Charlatans, Albert Hague

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on U2, Charlatans, Albert Hague Irish rock act U2 will be among the guests on a special Thanksgiving Day episode of NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." The show will be broadcast for U.S. servicemen and women stationed in 175 countries and aboard 150 Navy ships via…

  20. Jackson's CBS Special Moonwalks Over Rivals

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's first domestic concert special in more than a decade buoyed CBS to its biggest Tuesday night with non-sports programming since 1994 in viewers and adults 18-49. "Michael Jackson: 30t Michael Jackson's first domestic concert special in more than a decade buoyed…

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