1. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Obliterates The Competition

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan era, as the band's Jive album "Celebrity" obliterated all competition to storm its way to a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with 1. 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan…

  2. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee Hard rock act Papa Roach is asking its fans to submit material for a forthcoming DVD/home video, due this fall on DreamWorks. Anything from live bootleg footage to personal testimonials are welcome, and can be sent to the band at P.O. Box 691389, Los…

  3. Built To Spill Lines Up Fall Tour

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in Minneapolis. The trek, which comes in support of the group's latest Warner Bros. album "Ancient Melodies of the Future," is due to Modern rock trio Built to Spill will embark on a U.S. tour Sept. 4 in…

  4. 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…

  5. Chris Whitley Takes A New Stand

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and stared at least most of them down. Since his still-revered Columbia debut of 10 years ago, "Living With the Law," the T Like many a bluesman of yore, Chris Whitley has faced his share of demons -- and…

  6. Beat 'Em Up

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Many of Iggy Pop's core faithful seem to have abandoned him at this point, and you can't really blame them after his series of increasingly disappointing '90s albums. Many of Iggy Pop's core faithful seem to have abandoned him at this point, and you can't really blame…

  7. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From the British Empire and Beyond

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The sequel to Rhino's 1998 retrospective of late-'60s U.S. The sequel to Rhino's 1998 retrospective of late-'60s U.S. garage rock, Nuggets II is a four-CD examination of the genre and its sub-movements—mod, psychedelia, R&B, twee-pop, pre-industrial, and freakbeat,…

  8. Meet Lindsay Pagano

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia native Lindsay Pagano seems to have charmed all the right people, including former Beatle Paul McCartney, and Jude Cole, the producer of her album -- "Love & Faith & Inspiration," Not just anyone's music makes Paul McCartney dance. Lindsay Pagano begins her…

  9. Living Colour Revived For U.S. Tour

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a handful of U.S. tour dates, kicking off Aug. 1 in Old Bridge, N.J., according to the Black Rock Coalition, a non-p Seminal guitar rock outfit Living Colour has reunited and begun lining up dates for a…

  10. Earthquake Benefit Concert Canceled

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Aftershock benefit concert, set for Sunday (July 29) at the Compaq Center in San Jose, Calif., has been canceled due to lack of corporate sponsorship, according to organizers. The event was set to The Aftershock benefit concert, set for Sunday (July 29) at the Compaq Center in San Jose,…

  11. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  12. Bjork Paints From New Palette

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike the extroverted aural landscapes of much of Bjork's past recordings, which have variously embraced dancefloor beats, big-band overtures, and avant-garde gestures -- "Vespertine" is decidedly in Icelandic singer/songwriter Bjork is sitting in the middle of her sparsely…

  13. Lauryn Hill Goes 'Unplugged'

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Armed only by a guitar, R&B star Lauryn Hill recently taped a performance for MTV's revived "Unplugged" series, recording entirely new songs from her as-yet-untitled sophomore effort for Columbia. Armed only by a guitar, R&B star Lauryn Hill recently taped a performance…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Alicia Keys, O-Town, Melissa Etheridge, and Lonestar. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM: Alicia Keys, the fourth female act to advance to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2001, is back on top of the chart with her debut album, "Songs in A Minor" (J). Keys opened at No. 1 two weeks ago,…

  15. Billboard Bits: Vandross, Chemical Brothers, Deftones

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Luther Vandross, the Chemical Brothers, and the Deftones. R&B mainstay Luther Vandross is planning to write a book about his battle with obesity. "It's an autobiographical approach, because I want to make sure that's it's understood that this is how I did it…

  16. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The…

  17. Lauded U.K. Star Craig David Is 'Born To Do It'

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5 million into Stateside success? That's the question facing Atlantic Records, as the label releases Craig David's "Born to Do It Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5…

  18. Diamond Sets Tour, Internet Pre-Sale

    July 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond will kick off the U.S. leg of his world tour Sept. 28 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for most shows on the trek, which comes in support of his forthcoming Columbia album, "Three Chord Opera," Neil Diamond will kick off the U.S. leg of his world tour Sept. 28 in Columbus,…

  19. U.K. Charts Welcome Robbie, Usher At No. 1

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1 album in the region on yesterday's (July 15) U.K. charts. Former Take That member Williams, who first hit No. 1 on Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1…

  20. Billboard Bits: Wilco, J-Lo, Windham Hill

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Wilco, Jennifer Lopez, Windham Hill, George Winston Revered roots-tinged rock act Wilco has parted ways with Reprise Records after the label rejected the group's forthcoming album , "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," according to sources. The split was reportedly predicated around…

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