1. Girls Aloud Nabs U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 single. The two-horse race between the male and female groups created from the ITV tal The girls won yesterday (Dec. 22) at the end of a week of media hype over the race for…

  2. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  3. 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…

  4. This Day in Music

    December 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1998 - </b>The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter Mathias Hoffmann to a jail term of five years and eight months. Hoffmann, 47, organizer of the 3 Tenors' concerts, had 1998 - The Higher Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, sentences promoter…

  5. Electric Circus

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. Fans of his…

  6. Duetos 2

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The second batch of duets from Armando Manzanero (following last year's Duetos), featuring the singer/ songwriter/pianist performing his songs with an eclectic array of artists is possibly more intrig The second batch of duets from Armando Manzanero (following last year's Duetos),…

  7. Bellas Artes en Vivo

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Fernández's family penchant for giving lengthy performances is evidenced in this double-disc performance—nearly two hours of music—at Mexico City's venerable Palacio de Bellas The Fernández's family penchant for giving lengthy performances is evidenced in this double-disc…

  8. Tab Leh

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ragheb Alama is one of the most popular musicians in the Middle East. Born in Lebanon, he's been a presence on the pop charts since the late 1980s. Ragheb Alama is one of the most popular musicians in the Middle East. Born in Lebanon, he's been a presence on the pop charts since the…

  9. One Nite Alone . . . Live!

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Having divorced himself from the corporate music industry structure, Prince Rogers Nelson remains one of contemporary pop music's most intriguing, elusive, and enigmatic figures. Having divorced himself from the corporate music industry structure, Prince Rogers Nelson remains one of…

  10. Feast on Scraps

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST As easy as it might be to write off the nine-song Scraps as a money-grubbing collection of also-rans from the sessions for the rock diva's recent Under Rug Swept, it's actually a substantial piece of As easy as it might be to write off the nine-song Scraps as a money-grubbing…

  11. 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…

  12. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the…

  13. Jawbreaker Looks Back With 'Dear You' Reissue

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh from a 1993 tour opening for Nirvana, the band was given a 10-digit advance. Coupled with lavish praise from th Jawbreaker was signed to Geffen Records in the mid-1990s to be the next Green Day. Fresh…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple Singers, dies at the age of 84. He had suffered a concussion recently in a fall near his home in Dalton, Ill. 2000 - Pops Staples, (born Roebuck Staples) patriarch of R&B group the Staple…

  15. Beyonce Knowles Inks Pepsi Deal

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of the R&B trio Destiny's Child. After two years, PepsiCo Inc. has said goodbye to Britney Spears as its spokesperson and replaced her with Beyonce Knowles of…

  16. 51ask

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Lauryn Hill, Sheryl Crow, and t.A.T.u. LOVIN' LAURYN Hello Keith, I was just wondering if Lauryn Hill's "MTV Unplugged 2.0" album is being considered an actual album? After all, this was just her effort to reach out to…

  17. The Statler Brothers Leave The Road

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. One of country music's longest-running road shows came to a close Oct. 26, when the Statler Brothers played their last concert performance in the 10,000-seat Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. "It was the biggest place close to home that…

  18. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from the ""MTV Unplugged"" series when roc-A-Fella/Def Jam issues ""Jay-Z Unplugged."" 2001 - Jay-Z becomes the first hip-hop artist ever to release an album from…

  19. This Day in Music

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her performances of Wagner in the 1950s and 1960s, dies at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, after a long illness. S 2001 - German opera singer Martha Moedl, who rose to international fame with her…

  20. Hot Product

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Lil' Romeo, Dashboard Confessional, Tyrese, and more. Name 'Game' Lil' Romeo is only 13-years-old, but he's already a music veteran after conquering the Billboard charts last year with his debut single "My Baby." Romeo, the son of…

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