1. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name:…

  2. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  3. Angie Stone Warms Up On 'Mahogany'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second studio effort and J Records debut (due Nov. 6), R&B diva Angie Stone is notably relaxed and content. "Everything is flowing," she ent As she approaches the promotion of "Mahogany Soul," her second…

  4. 'Rush Hour' Director To Speak At Billboard Conference

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance as a guest speaker Nov. 1 at the Billboard Music Video Conference. Ratner will give a speech at the conferen Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance…

  5. 'Vintage' Saadiq Album Due Next Winter

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album, "Instant Vintage," due to be released in late January/early February 2002 on Universal/P Lucy Pearl/Tony! Toni! Tone! principal Raphael Saadiq is putting the finishing…

  6. Femi Kuti 'Fights' To Enlighten

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti strives in earnest to educate and enlighten the world about the problems of his African homeland. "We are in crisis right now," he says. "I want to With "Fight to Win," due Oct. 16 from MCA, Femi Kuti…

  7. Nikka Costa Goes Beyond Family Ties

    May 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa, the twenty-something singer/songwriter could have easily used the family name to jumpstart her own career st Nikka Costa could have taken the easy route. Daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa,…

  8. Gang Starr Gets To Work On New Album

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz-influenced hip-hop duo of Guru and DJ Premier -- has just begun work on the follow-up to 1998's "Moment of Truth" (Virgin), After a three-year hiatus from the recording studio, Gang Starr -- the jazz…

  9. 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…

  10. Steely Dan, Eminem, U2, Hill Score At 43rd Grammys

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 21) in Los Angeles. The band's first album in 20 years, "Two Against Nature" (Giant) produced four awards,…

  11. Jill Scott, D'Angelo, Others Lead Soul Train NomsC

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Carl Thomas lead the nominations for the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with three nods each, Billboard Bulletin reports. Jagged Edge, Lucy Pearl, Mary Mary, Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Carl Thomas lead the nominations for the 15th…

  12. Capitol To Release Grammy Nominee Sets

    January 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will issue a trio of Grammy nominees albums in conjunction with the Recording Academy, Billboard Bulletin reports. Two compilations -- pop and R&B/rap (in "edited" and &q Capitol Records will issue a trio of Grammy nominees albums in conjunction with the…

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