1. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  2. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  3. Motown Brings 'Love' On New Compilations

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love Songs," with sets by Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye just in time to set the mood for Valentine's Day. The compilations will pre Motown/UME will on Jan. 15 inaugurate the new compilation series, "Love…

  4. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  5. Merchant To Perform Live For Oxygen

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next Friday (Dec. 21). "Up Close And Personal With Natalie Merchant" will air at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and will be simultaneously Natalie Merchant will be subject of a televised concert on the Oxygen network next…

  6. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  7. Nitin Sawhney Fulfills His Self-Expression On 'Prophesy'

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer/musician Nitin Sawhney traveled the world in search of emotional connections. "What I've been searching for over the years is balance," Sawhney says. "I don't For his fifth album, "Prophesy," producer…

  8. Motherland

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Natalie Merchant has long been accurately described as an evocative, emotionally charged tunesmith and performer, calling her previous work "soulful" would be a stretch; there's always been an i While Natalie Merchant has long been accurately described as an evocative,…

  9. Bowie, Glass Set For 12th Tibet House Concert

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST The 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at New York's Carnegie Hall. The event, which benefits the organization's goals of preserving Tibetan culture, so far boasts The 12th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert has been scheduled for Feb. 22 at New…

  10. Billboard Bits: Nobel Concert, Brooks, Destiny's Child

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Nobel Concert, Garth Brooks, Destiny's Child Destiny's Child and Anastasia are among the latest artists to join the lineup for the Nobel Peace Prize 100th Anniversary Concert. Other performers newly added to the Dec. 11 event at Norway's Oslo Spektrum are Barbara…

  11. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated…

  12. Now and Forever

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera. Theatrical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has a flair for both comedy and melodrama, along with a musical ear that ranges from rock to opera. Although he…

  13. Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    November 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," w Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way…

  14. Rule, Usher, Vandross Lead Platinum Charge

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule's Murder Inc. set "Pain Is Love," Usher's Arista album "8701," and Luther Vandross' self-titled J Records debut lead the list of albums newly certified platinum by the Recording Industry Assoc Ja Rule's Murder Inc. set "Pain Is Love,"…

  15. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  16. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  17. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Badly Drawn Boy, Smooth Jazz Benefit Madonna will preside over a Dec. 9 London ceremony to award the prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art. Four British artists have made the shortlist for the $30,000 prize, competition for which is open to native artists under 50 who…

  18. McCartney, Wyclef To Play For Peace

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert Dec. 11 in Oslo. Other musical guests set to honor this year's laureate, United Nation Paul McCartney and Wyclef Jean are among the artists confirmed to perform at the annual…

  19. 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…

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart based stories on MCA, Elvis Presley, and chart records set by Frank Sinatra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 28 UP: "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige is the 28th No. 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100 for the MCA label. The imprint's first chart-topper was Elton John's …

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