1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  2. 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…

  3. Galactic To Tour 'Freezestyle' In 2003

    December 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour under the Freezestyle moniker. The six-week jaunt is due to kick off Jan. 23 at the group's hometown venue Tipitina's, r New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour…

  4. After Delays, D.O.C. Ready To Drop 'Deuce'

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The Deuce" will finally see the light of day Feb. 25 on Silverback Records/RUMM/RED. The album, rumored for release as early as a year ago, w Seminal West Coast rapper the D.O.C.'s long-awaited album "The…

  5. 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:…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. VH1 Honors Memorable Moments Of 2002

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'" and "Strange But True," the VH1 Big In 2002 awards honored, in irreverent fashion, some of the most memorable entertainment moments of the year. "Tonight is devot With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'"…

  9. Mariah's Eager To Start A Fresh Chapter

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The media might want to tag Mariah Carey's imminent "Charmbracelet" as her bid for a pop comeback, but the artist begs to differ. "To compare a studio recording with a soundtrack recording isn't fair," she says,…

  10. 48TunesOnTV

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, NOV. 25 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artist: Vanessa Carlton (also scheduled: John Leguizamo; live from San Juan, Puerto Rico). "…

  11. Slicker Than Your Average

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. Well, David's back with a set…

  12. Backstreet Boy's Boat Wins Key West Race

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo recording career -- easily won the Super Vee class yesterday (Nov. 20) during the first of two races that co A boat owned by Nick Carter -- a member of the Backstreet Boys who recently launched a solo…

  13. Ice Cube Prepares For Another 'Friday'

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop," Ice Cube returns to familiar territory with "Friday After Next," due Friday (Nov. 22) in U.S. theaters. Reprising his role as Craig, Coming off the $70 million-plus box office success of "Barbershop,…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>1999 - </b>Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for 1999 - Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held…

  15. Billboard Bits: Welch, 'Rock The House,' Blasters

    October 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Gillian Welch, VH1's new series 'Rock The House,' and new tourdates for the original Blasters. Acony Records has set a Nov. 12 release for "The Revelator Collection," a DVD collection of videos and live performances from singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.…

  16. Other Ones To Wrap Tour In Bay Area

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. The Other Ones will bring it all home when their forthcoming fall U.S. tour closes with a pair of shows in California's Bay Area. As previously reported …

  17. Hot Product

    October 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bon Jovi, Tom Petty, Jurassic 5, Sinead O'Connor, and more. 'Bouncing' Around The Room After Sept. 11, 2001, Jon Bon Jovi started keeping a diary. He wrote down all the experiences and events that kept his life in motion. He also traced the ongoing…

  18. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently…

  19. 'Barbershop' Remains A Cut Above

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides of MGM's "Barbershop" at the U.S. box office, but the ensemble comedy managed to earn an estimated $13.3 million to hold on at No. 1 f This weekend's four new wide releases took a little off the sides…

  20. Billboard Bits: 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Gabriel & More

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'Two Cops,' Ice Cube, Rocktoberfest, Peter Gabriel Outkast's Dre and fellow rapper Kurupt have joined the cast of "Two Cops," Billboard.com has learned. The movie, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett, is about two police officers investigating hip-hop…

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