1. This Day in Music

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1989 - </b>No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Another Day in Paradise,"" Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the year. 1989 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ""Another Day in Paradise,"" Phil Collins. Billboard ranks it the top song of the…

  2. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  3. Mos Def, Jurassic 5 Lead 'N.V.A.' Compilation

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip-hop heavy hitters appearing on Avatar Records' "N.V.A. -- Straight From the Crates, Vol. 1" CD compilation, due Jan. 28. Mos Def, Jurassic 5, and members of Dilated Peoples and D12 are among the hip…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  5. Paid in Full/Dream Team

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh off of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse double-disc offering, the imprint returns with a two-CD soundtrack to the film RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Team Roc-a-Fella is developing a fetish for double albums. Fresh…

  6. This Day in Music

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>People magazine picks country singer Brad Paisley as one of its ""Sexy Men 2001."" 2001 - People magazine picks country singer Brad Paisley as one of its ""Sexy Men 2001."" 2001 - Manuel Garcia, Many Chao, and U2 each win two…

  7. Aguilera Fends Off Young On U.K. Chart

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA) sprang a major chart surprise in the U.K. yesterday (Nov. 24) by holding at No. 1 in the face of "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's new release, Christina Aguilera's single "Dirrty" featuring…

  8. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  9. This Day in Music

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City, Tenn. During the evening, Chesney invites opening act Phil Vassar to the stage. Vassar suspects an end-of-tour p 2000 - Kenny Chesney ends his 2000 tour with a sold out concert in Johnson City,…

  10. This Day in Music

    November 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with the duo La Bouche, is among the victims of an airliner crash in Switzerland. She is 34. 2001 - Melanie Thornton, an American pop singer who made a name for herself in Germany with…

  11. Lawsuit Aims At Otis Redding Bio

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a biography he wrote about the soul music legend. Zelma Redding and Phil Walden are suing former reporter Scott Freeman, auth Otis Redding's widow and business manager are suing an Atlanta author over a…

  12. Jay-Z Scores 5th Chart-Topper With 'Blueprint'

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam). The album sold a mighty 545,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nie Jay-Z snares his fifth No. 1 this week on The Billboard 200 with "The…

  13. Finn Plans Another North American Tour

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North American tour in support of his latest solo studio album, "One All" (Nettwerk). The 15-date club trek, Finn's third through Former Crowded House/Split Enz singer Neil Finn has scheduled another North…

  14. Poll: Elliott Tops Nov. 12 Shopping Lists

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling out their big guns, and of the high profile albums released last week, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Under Construction" (Elektra) is As the holiday season bears down on us, record labels are pulling…

  15. Aguilera Finds New Life On U.K. Chart

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were highlighted yesterday (Nov. 17) as her single "Dirrty" featuring Redman (RCA), which ran out of steam at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot Christina Aguilera's contrasting transatlantic chart fortunes were…

  16. Testify

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thank goodness for artists like Phil Collins. Thank goodness for artists like Phil Collins. Unlike far too many veterans striving to remain "relevant" by trend-hopping, he's not inclined to step beyond what he does exceedingly well. There are no surprises on a Collins album.…

  17. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" (1956) and "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose…

  18. Billboard Bits: Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alan Jackson, Other Ones, Josh Groban With a host of CMA Awards under his belt and his holiday album "Let It Be Christmas" (Arista) debuting this week at No. 52 on The Billboard 200, Alan Jackson is gearing up for a seasonal special of the same name. "Alan Jackson: Let…

  19. Hot Product

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jay-Z, TLC, Pearl Jam, Fat Joe, Phil Collins, and more. The 'Gift' That Keeps On Giving Jay-Z apparently believes in the adage "You're only as good as your last hit." For his eighth Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam set, "The Blueprint 2: The Gift…

  20. Westlife, Blue Top U.K. Charts

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday (Nov. 10). On the singles chart it was Irish boy band Westlife, which scored its 11th No. 1 single with "Unbreakab Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday …

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