1. Tupac's Mom Sues Dillinger

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The mother of the late Tupac Shakur has filed a 13-count copyright-infringement suit against rap artist/producer Delmar Arnaud (aka Daz Dillinger) and his L.A.-based label, DPG Records, Billboard Bull The mother of the late Tupac Shakur has filed a 13-count copyright-infringement suit against…

  2. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans with a trio of onstage performances on Saturday in his old stomping grounds of Asbury Park, N.J. The Boss started his day with a half-hour solo set that featured him playing a guitar and harmonica during…

  3. 'Suge' Knight Sprung From Slammer

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was released yesterday (Aug. 6) from a federal prison in Oregon after serving nearly five years behind bars. The 36-year-old co-founder of Death Row Records was re Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was released yesterday (Aug. 6)…

  4. Stars Party Hard For MTV's 20th

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV. The network's 20th anniversary celebration -- which took place last Night (Aug. 1) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroo When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV…

  5. P. Diddy, Bowie Team For Soundtrack Cut

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up with veteran rocker David Bowie to record a re-make of Bowie's 1985 track "This Is Not America." The song will be featured on the Priority soundt Hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently linked up…

  6. Producer: Rick Rock

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After signing Fabolous as the inaugural artist on his Desert Storm imprint, New York mix-tape king DJ Clue teams the Brooklyn, N.Y.-bred lyrical hotshot with West Coast crooner Nate Dogg on "Can't Den After signing Fabolous as the inaugural artist on his Desert Storm imprint, New…

  7. Suge Knight To Be Freed In August

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight, the rap music mogul who co-founded Death Row Records, will be released Aug. 9 from a federal prison in Oregon where he is completing a sentence for violating probation. Knight wa Marion "Suge" Knight, the rap music mogul who co-founded Death Row…

  8. Travis Returns To No. 1 In The U.K.

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeks With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday …

  9. Kurupt Keeps Busy With Two New Albums

    June 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound: 2002," is set for a July 31 release on Death Row Records, some six years after the duo's 1995 debut, the multi-platinum "Dogg Food. The long-awaited sophomore album by tha Dogg Pound, "Tha Dogg Pound…

  10. Janet, Destiny's Child Wage War For No. 1

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourth straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. Janet Jackson's "All for You" once again uses its strength at retail to earn a fourth straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard…

  11. 'NOW 6' Begins A Third Week At No. 1

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 54% drop-off from last week's sales totals, the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" (Sony/Zomba/Universal/EMI) still has enough gas to earn a thir Despite a 54% drop-off from last week's sales totals, the sixth…

  12. Billboard Bits: Suge Knight, ACM Awards, and more

    April 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Death Row, Suge Knight, Brooks & Dunn, Academy Of Country Music Awards, System Of A Down, Rick Rubin, A, Adam Sandler Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight was released from Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, Calif., on Friday morning, after serving…

  13. Janet & Destiny's Child Duke It Out For No. 1

    April 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's an all female top-3 on The Billboard Hot 100, as Janet Jackson's "All for You" and Destiny's Child's "Survivor" respectively dominate the top two positions for a third straight week, and Dido's " It's an all female top-3 on The…

  14. Death Row's Suge Knight To Be Freed In Days

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marion "Suge" Knight, the multi-millionaire rap mogul, says his first stop after serving a five-year prison stint will be a hot tub. "The first thing that I'm gonna do when I get out of here is take a Marion "Suge" Knight, the multi-millionaire rap mogul, says…

  15. Some Othaness for U

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, C+C Music Factory, and Incognito. You've heard the voice before. Karen Bernod has sung with such talents as D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Luther Vandross, C+C Music…

  16. Janet Fends Off Destiny's Child To Remain No. 10

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child reign supreme on The Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week, with Jackson's "All for You" at No. 1 and Destiny's Child "Survivor" right behind at No. 2. Janet i Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child reign supreme on…

  17. 'NOW' Leads 4 Top-10 Debuts

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In what has become a sure-fire hitmaking brand, the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" shoots straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, having sold more than In what has become a sure-fire hitmaking brand, the sixth volume of the…

  18. Janet Jumps To No. 1

    April 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard Hot 100 has been dominated by males all year, but now two female artists are controlling the top of the chart. Janet's "All For You" makes the expected jump to No. 1 after just five week The Billboard Hot 100 has been dominated by males all year, but now two…

  19. Tupac Lives Again At No. 1

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Tupac Shakur has been dead since 1996, but that hasn't stopped him from making a major impact on the Billboard charts. "Until The End Of Time," a double-disc collection of archival material on Rapper Tupac Shakur has been dead since 1996, but that hasn't stopped him…

  20. Hot Product

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Shawn Colvin, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, and more. 'Whole New' Colvin Although it's hardly the tactic one might suggest, Shawn Colvin says approaching her new album with "complete terror" ultimately worked for her. "Whole New You," due…

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