1. 40ask

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Oasis, Faith Hill, and Nirvana. DEFINITELY MAYBE Keith, In the British press we are always hearing how Oasis has failed to "crack" America, yet I am certain that "Wonderwall" reached No. 8 in the charts and all of their…

  2. Braxton Tries Something Different On New Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio…

  3. MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 Nominations

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 Nominations Here are the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2002, to be presented Nov. 14 in Barcelona: Best group: Coldplay Linkin Park No Doubt Red Hot Chili Peppers U2 Best song: "Hero," Enrique Iglesias "Hot in Herre," Nelly "…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the chart accomplisments of Kelly Clarkson, Natalie Cole, Michelle Branch, Phil Collins, and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. ONE 'MOMENT' IN TIME: This is a moment Kelly Clarkson will never forget, but you shouldn'…

  5. Disturbed Takes 'Believe' Straight To No. 1

    September 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act Disturbed, rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 on sales of 284,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking the Dixie Chicks' "Home "Believe," the sophomore Reprise effort from hard rock act…

  6. Stars And 'Idols' Celebrate The King

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin Guarini and Tamyra Gray were among those present at last night's (Sept. 24) New York launch party for the new Elvis Presley hits compil Country star Travis Tritt and "American Idol" contestants Justin…

  7. Billboard Bits: Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema Veteran hip-hop artist Kool G Rap will issue his eighth studio album, "The Giancana Story," Nov. 12 as his first release under a newly signed deal with Rawkus/Koch Entertainment. The set features guest appearances by Capone-N-Noreaga,…

  8. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 24, 2002

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from India.Arie, Peter Gabriel, Beck, and Underworld, the Johnny Cash tribute "Kindred Spirits," and more. Fantastic 'Voyage' It's unusual to meet a successful artist who is not caught up in the pressures of celebrity, but India.Arie seems to be…

  9. Rod Stewart's Secret Passion

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Rod Stewart is a classic vocalist -- a rock staple. So it stands to reason that when he decided to tackle a collection of covers, it would be gleaned from the songbook of great rock tunes, right? Wrong. Stewart is fulfilling his dream of…

  10. This Day in Music

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 2000 - Tim McGraw is featured on the cover of TV Guide, due to his various nominations for the 34th Annual CMA Awards. 1998 - The first ever Lilith Fair…

  11. Ask a Woman Who Knows

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Besides being reteamed with that set's producer, Tommy LiPuma, Cole uses this…

  12. Estefan, Branch Sign On For 'Women Rock' Benefit

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for the third annual "Women Rock! Girls & Guitars" benefit concert. Set for Oct. 10 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Gloria Estefan, Michelle Branch, Chaka Khan, and the Pretenders have signed on for…

  13. Combs Ordered To Pay Damages To Limo Driver

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2.45 million in damages to a man who says he was injured by Combs' bodyguards at a Winston-Salem, N.C., concert in 1995. Rap impresario Sean "P. Diddy" Combs has been ordered by a judge to pay $2…

  14. 38ask

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions about Pink, Blondie, and LL Cool J. A PORTRAIT OF PINK Keith, When will Pink's fourth single from "M!ssundaztood," "Family Portrait," be aired on the radio or be released? I heard it was Oct. 1 and then I also heard Sept. 17.…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. A native of Monticello, Ga., Yearwood is inducted by Georgia Gov. 2000 - Trisha Yearwood joins the Georgia Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies at…

  16. Billboard Bits: Cole/Price, Lyricist Lounge, Wainwright

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Bits: Natalie Cole and Kelly Price at the Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer concert and awards, Lyricist Lounge tour postponed, and Rufus Wainwright schedules a handful of shows. Natalie Cole -- who will release her debut Verve album, "Ask a Woman Who Knows," tomorrow …

  17. Hot Product for Monday, Sept. 16, 2002

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lifehouse, Natalie Cole, Ruben Blades, Doug Martsch, and more. Pick A New Plan, 'Stan' When it came to Lifehouse's sophomore DreamWorks effort, "Stanley Climbfall," frontman/songwriter Jason Wade had no intention of hanging on a moment in…

  18. 38TunesOnTV

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 16 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Our Lady Peace (also scheduled: Bernie Mac, Jill Hennessy). "Late Night With Conan O&…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports chart-based stories on Ray Charles, Vanessa Carlton & Billboard's AC chart, Ashanti, and "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson. WE CAN'T STOP LOVING HIM: Ray Charles' "Mother" (E-Nate/Cross Over) returns to…

  20. Shaggy's Feeling 'Lucky' On New Album

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA album "Hotshot," one couldn't blame Shaggy for feeling lucky. Fittingly, the artist has titled the follow-up "Lucky Day," and is planning After the international multi-platinum success of his 2000 MCA…

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