1. Electric Circus

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. The rapper formerly known as Common Sense snaps, crackles, and pops the perceived boundaries of hip-hop on his fifth (second for MCA) album. Fans of his…

  2. Got to Move Something

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like smooth jazz? How about funk? R&B? World music, reggae, neo-soul? If so, jazz-funk vet J. Like smooth jazz? How about funk? R&B? World music, reggae, neo-soul? If so, jazz-funk vet J. "Plunky" Branch and his band Oneness deliver a double-CD set—one studio disc, one live…

  3. This Day in Music

    December 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network. ""Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant,"" which is aired and streamed on the network's Web site simul 2001 - Natalie Merchant is the subject of a televised…

  4. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Madonna's Bond theme and it's award chances, the best new artists of 2002, and Melanie. 'DAY' TIME? Dear Fred, Why no mention of Madonna's "Die Another Day" in "Chart Beat?" I think she may have a…

  5. TMBG's 'Gigantic' Film Finds U.S. Distribution

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)," AJ Schnack's feature film documentary about Brooklyn, N.Y.-based duo They Might Be Giants, has been picked up by After months of film festival and special screenings, "Gigantic (A Tale…

  6. 'Electric' Recharges Common's Career

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Success can be fickle, especially for an artist who thrives on artistic integrity. Common hopes to balance recent commercial success with his evolving artistry on his latest set, "Electric Circus," released Dec. 10 via MCA. His MCA…

  7. For Now, J. Lo Can Keep 'Glow' Perfume Name

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez can keep the name of her signature scent until a federal judge rules whether the perfume "Glow by J. Lo" has the odor of trademark infringement, court documents said. Glow Industries, w Jennifer Lopez can keep the name of her signature scent until a federal judge…

  8. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  9. The "Grace" EPs

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My Sweetheart, The Drunk) and live anthology Mystery White Boy, the most astute tack for presenting the late Jeff Buckley's musical testament wou RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 After the posthumous two-disc studio set Sketches (For My…

  10. Eminem Maintains Hot 100 Reign

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing any ground. For a seventh straight week, the track leads Billboard's Hot 100. "Lose Yourself" received a major boost in retail sales and continues to fend off Mis Eminem's "Lose Yourself" isn't losing…

  11. R&B Stars Pack 'Eva' Soundtrack

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J, is rife with new and classic R&B tracks from the likes of Usher, Mary J. Blige, and 3LW, as well as Stevie Wonde The soundtrack to "Deliver Us From Eva," which stars rapper-turned-actor…

  12. This Day in Music

    December 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. The Ontario-born musician would have celebrated his 57th birthday on December 29. 1999 - Rick Danko, bassist and singer for acclaimed rock act the Band, dies at his…

  13. Hot Product

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Whitney Houston, Phish, Common, Alanis Morissette, and more. 'Just' Listen Although she reigned throughout the '80s and '90s as one of the most popular vocalists in the world, Whitney Houston faces an uncertain future with the new album "…

  14. 50TunesOnTV

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 9-15, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 9 " The 2002 Billboard Music Awards ," Fox Featured Artists: Aerosmith, Cher, Faith Hill, Joe, Annie Lennox, LL Cool J, Master P, Nas, Run-DMC, Puff Daddy…

  15. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The…

  16. Eminem, Celine, J. Lo Up For People's Choice Awards

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Creed were among the top music vote-getters for the 29th annual People's Choice Awards, set to be broadcast live Jan. 12 from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, and Creed were among the top music vote-getters for…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  18. Judgement Against Combs Reduced

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/"P. Diddy" Combs to $450,000, overturning $2 million in punitive damages against the rap-music icon. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior A judge has reduced a civil judgment against Sean "Puffy"/…

  19. Cross Swears Off Parodies, Eyes Spring Tour

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album ... Comedian David Cross tells Billboard.com there is one major difference between his recently released Sub Pop comedy album " Shut Up, You F****** Baby " and…

  20. Coldplay Extends 2003 Tour Plans

    November 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off Jan. 21 in Orlando, Fla. The trek in support of the group's sophomore U.K. rock quartet Coldplay has added a host of dates to its 2003 North American tour,…

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