1. R&B Luminaries Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup for the fifth edition of the Essence Music Festival, set for July 3-5 at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Nelly, P. Diddy, Maze, Nappy Roots, Smokey Robinson, Jaheim, and Anita Baker lead the lineup…

  2. Fallen Artists' Mothers To Be Honored

    March 05, 2003 12:00 AM EST Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or tragic circumstances will be honored Tuesday (March 11) at a New York event staged by the Christopher Wallace Mem Seven mothers of R&B/hip-hop artists who have lost their lives through violence or…

  3. 07TunesOnTV

    February 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related television listings for Feb. 10-16, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, FEB. 10 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Brendan Fraser). "We're a Happy Family - A…

  4. Bad Boy Confirms Universal Pact

    February 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last month, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has signed a new distribution deal with Universal Records for his Bad Boy Records label. Universal will lend marketing and promotional support fo As first tipped here last month, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has signed a new…

  5. Ja Rule, Eve Hit The Road

    January 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern half of the U.S. The run will kick off Jan. 29 and is currently scheduled to last through a Feb. 20 show in Rapper Ja Rule will be hitting the road later this month for a host of dates in the eastern…

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart accomplishments of Eminem and Norah Jones. YOU WIN SOME, YOU 'LOSE' SOME: Time to rewrite the chart history books. Eminem holds on to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for an 11th week, placing "Lose Yourself" (Shady…

  7. 'Smooth' Ranked As No. 1 Song Of Rock Era

    December 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the No. 1 song of the rock era based on chart performance on Billboard's Hot 100, according to a new book written by Billboard and Billboa "Smooth," the 1999 single by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, is the…

  8. 'Light' Propels Sean Paul Debut

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It seems unlikely, but one of the most highly anticipated albums of the fourth quarter of 2002 comes from an artist who was relatively unknown last year. What's even more surprising is that said performer is a reggae artist. That's the…

  9. Syleena Johnson Pens New 'Chapter'

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Despite critical acclaim and grassroots support for her debut collection, 2001's "Chapter 1: Love, Pain & Forgiveness," Jive Records singer/songwriter Syleena Johnson admits to being ultimately disappointed by its lack of…

  10. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  11. Artists Preach Artists' Rights In New York

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a series of benefit concerts for the newly formed Artists Empowerment Coalition (AEC). Held at New York's Beacon T Artists from various genres of music turned out last night (Oct. 28) for the first of a…

  12. New 'Totally Hits' Disc Packs In 20 Tracks

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on "Totally Hits 2002: More Platinum Hits." Due Oct. 29 via Warner Music Group/BMG, the sixth volume in the series combines m Hit singles by Pink, Michelle Branch, and P. Diddy are among the 20 tracks on …

  13. Wonder, DMX To Rock For Artists' Rights

    October 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stevie Wonder, DMX, Roberta Flack, Faith Evans, Hezekiah Walker, and Najee will perform at an Oct. 28 benefit concert in New York sponsored by the Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC). The event will be Stevie Wonder, DMX, Roberta Flack, Faith Evans, Hezekiah Walker, and Najee will perform at…

  14. Lord Willin'

    August 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very few brotherly acts that have attained success. In the history of hip-hop, and with the exception of Tru (Master P, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker), there have been very…

  15. Springsteen Soars To No. 1 With 'The Rising'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 525,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to earn the Boss his best week ever in the SoundScan era Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1…

  16. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film …

  17. 32Tunes

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 5-11, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, AUG. 5 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Primal Scream, Shakira, Natalie Imbruglia, Ja Rule, Doves, Vanessa Carlton. "The Tonight Show With…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  19. Freak of Nature

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Since its international release last year, Freak of Nature—the follow-up to 2000's Not That Kind—has topped numerous European charts, selling more than 3 million copies and spawning two Since its international release last year, Freak of Nature—the follow-up to 2000's Not That Kind…

  20. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

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