1. U2, Arie, Keys Snare Top Grammy Nominations

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B newcomer India.Arie was close behind wi Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to…

  2. Creed's 'Weathered' Wraps The Year At No. 1

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by extending its reign at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 to six weeks, the longest consecutive run at the top since the Beatles' "1" (Capitol). The set sold 398,0 Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by…

  3. Tunes On TV

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Dec. 31, 2001 - Jan. 6, 2002 MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2001 "Billboard's Rock 'n' Roll New Year's Eve," Fox Featured artists: Nona Gaye, Janet Jackson, Tim McGraw, No Doubt, Shaggy, Puff Daddy, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Jermaine Dupri, Britney Spears,…

  4. Billboard Bits: Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Pete Townshend, Terri Clark, Phil Ochs Image Entertainment has set a Feb. 26, 2002, release date for the 100-minute DVD/VHS home video "Pete Townshend: Music From Lifehouse." The video features 16 songs drawn from Townshend's Feb. 25-26, 2000, performances of his…

  5. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year's nominations with five, joining other…

  6. Judas Priest Plans 2002 Tour

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Judas Priest will kick off a North American club and theater tour Jan. 17 at Las Vegas' House of Blues. The veteran U.K. heavy metal act, whose Japanese tour plays Osaka's Kouseinenkin Hall tonight (D Judas Priest will kick off a North American club and theater tour Jan. 17 at Las…

  7. Top Electronic Acts Set For New Years In L.A.

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the Universe New Year's Eve dance festival on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. About a half mile stretch of Hollywoo Electronic artists Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and BT will headline the Center of the…

  8. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  9. Brooks To Get AMA Award Of Merit

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards,…

  10. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newman go behind-the-scenes at the 2001 Billboard…

  11. Performers, Presenters Line Up For AMAs

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists set to perform at the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA), airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Confi Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are…

  12. Finn's Star-Studded Concert Due In 2002

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST When former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn decided to put a group together for a slate concerts in his New Zealand homeland earlier this year, he aimed high. The result was a backing band When former Crowded House/Split Enz principal Neil Finn decided to put a group together for…

  13. R. Kelly, Destiny, McGraw Lead Billboard Awards

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Tim McGraw and Destiny's Child secured five each. R. Kelly' R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music…

  14. Eve, Ice Cube Team In 'Barbershop'

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube in MGM's comedy "Barbershop" for first-time director Tim Story. Rounding out the barbershop quartet are comedians Cedric th Rapper Eve will make her feature acting debut opposite rapper/actor Ice Cube…

  15. Stars To Reprise 'What's Going On' At Billboard Awards

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Nona Gaye are among the artists who will reprise their contributions to the recent charity cover of Marv Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  16. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  17. 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…

  18. Country, Pop Up For People's Choice Honors

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are populated with a nearly equal mix of country and pop artists. Country artists dominate the male musical performer slate as The trio of musical categories for the 28th annual People's Choice Awards are…

  19. Keys Tops 2001 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys leads the field for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards as a finalist in eight categories, including female artist of the year, new artist of the year, and R&B/hip-hop alb R&B newcomer Alicia Keys leads the field for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards as a…

  20. BBC Radio Host DJ Village Shot Dead

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Horrace Pinnock, better known as BBC national network Radio 1's reggae expert DJ Village, was shot dead following a gang fight in London early yesterday morning (Nov. 20). According to the Metropolita Horrace Pinnock, better known as BBC national network Radio 1's reggae expert DJ…

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