1. Faithfully

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Flavorful is the word that comes to mind after listening to Faith Evans' third studio album. Missing in solo action since 1998's Keep the Faith, she wraps her gospel-trained chops around a mix of R&am Flavorful is the word that comes to mind after listening to Faith Evans'…

  2. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  3. This Is Regina

    October 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Before hip-hop sirens like Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans set the new female soul standard, Belle ruled the R&B roost. This Is Regina illustrates that she still has the flair and technical chops of Before hip-hop sirens like Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans set the new female soul standard,…

  4. Faith Evans Hits New High

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's instantly recognizable. It's at once fluid and emotive with an effervescent quality steeped in trademark gospel harmonies and phra Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's…

  5. Hot Product

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from DMX, Incubus, Dilated Peoples, Bush, Gov't Mule, and more. 'Great' Expectations Rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression," arrives this week via Def Jam. The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X,"…

  6. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  7. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  8. Evans Returns With 'Faithfully'

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "Faithfully," Nov. 6 via Bad Boy/Arista. Executive produced by Bad Boy founder Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Evans, and Todd Russaw, the album will R&B star Faith Evans will release her third solo album, "…

  9. DMX' 'Depression' Set For September

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Def Jam has set a Sept. 25 release date for rapper DMX's fourth album, "The Great Depression." The 17-track set follows last year's "And Then There Was X," which debuted on top of The Billboard 200 an Def Jam has set a Sept. 25 release date for rapper DMX's…

  10. Hot Product

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new releases from Sean Combs, Melissa Etheridge, Built to Spill, Ivy, Faithless, and more. All In The Family Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs returns to action this week with "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," out on his own Bad Boy label. The star…

  11. Puffy's 'Saga' Continues In July

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family ... The Saga Continues," July 10 on his own Bad Boy label. The star-studded set features contributions from 112, Hip-hop kingpin Sean Combs will release a new album, "P. Diddy & the Bad…

  12. Billboard Bits: Snoop Dogg, Tommy Lee, Pavarotti

    April 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Snoop Dogg, Tyrese, John Singleton, Tommy Lee, Motley Crue, Methods Of Mayhem, Luciano Pavarotti, Three Tenors Rapper Snoop Dogg and R&B singer/model Tyrese will appear on the forthcoming soundtrack to John Singleton's new Columbia Pictures film "Baby Boy," in…

  13. 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…

  14. Your Woman

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Everybody loves the sunshine, said jazzer Roy Ayers, and 25 years later, that sentiment rings true with Soulife/Atlantic's debut act, Sunshine Anderson. Everybody loves the sunshine, said jazzer Roy Ayers, and 25 years later, that sentiment rings true with Soulife/Atlantic's debut…

  15. Def Jam Gets 'Fast And Furious'

    March 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Def Jam Records will reprise its relationship with Universal Films this June by producing the star-studded soundtrack to the action flick "Fast And Furious." Due June 5, the soundtrack features hip-ho Def Jam Records will reprise its relationship with Universal Films this June by…

  16. Koffee Brown Debut Digs Into 'Mars/Venus' Issues

    February 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Artist/producer/ Divine Mill Records head KayGee is fast becoming a music executive to be reckoned with. Artists already profiting from his Midas touch include former-Arista-now-J Records trio Next, Artist/producer/ Divine Mill Records head KayGee is fast becoming a music executive to be…

  17. Koffee Brown Debut Digs Into 'Mars/Venus' Issues

    February 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Artist/producer/ Divine Mill Records head KayGee is fast becoming a music executive to be reckoned with. Artists already profiting from his Midas touch include former-Arista-now-J Records trio Next, a Artist/producer/ Divine Mill Records head KayGee is fast becoming a music executive to be…

  18. Billboard Bits: Puffy, Mascis, Joe Henry, and more

    February 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Sean Puffy Combs, Faith Evans, Kelly Price, Carl Thomas, Brandy, Brian McKnight, J Mascis, Mike Watt, Ron Asheton, Stooges, Joe Henry, Ornette Coleman, Madonna, Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, Jeffe Embattled rapper/producer Sean "Puffy" Combs and minister/artist Hezekiah Walker…

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