1. Christina, Missy, LL Dress Up For Chicago Bash

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Christina Aguilera made a rare live appearance last Thursday at Chicago radio station B96's Halloween Bash, offering four tracks from her new album, "Stripped," due tomorrow (Oct. 29) from RCA. Christina Aguilera made a rare live appearance last Thursday at Chicago radio…

  2. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  4. 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…

  5. Stones Flesh Out 'Licks' Tour Support

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour, which kicks off Tuesday (Sept. 3) in Boston. Shaggy, Soulive, and Elvis Costello are among the newest artis The Rolling Stones continue to confirm high-profile support acts for their Licks world tour …

  6. 35ask

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers questions on the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, and Madonna. BACKSTREETER'S BACK Keith, I was wondering if you could give me an exact date of the release of Nick Carter's solo album "Now or Never?" I…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  8. LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh Rap For Kids

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing a new book-and-CD series titled Hip Kid Hop. The series will pair a children's book -- aimed at kids ages 4-10 -- Hip-hop is for kids, at least according to book publisher Scholastic, who is producing…

  9. My Bad

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the worlds of dancehall, R&B, and pop together on his Big Yard/MCA debut, My Bad. Rayvon looks set to follow in the footsteps of longtime collaborator and friend Shaggy by bringing the…

  10. Outkast, Shaggy Cook Up 'Scooby' Snacks

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the Lava/Atlantic soundtrack to the Warner Bros. live-action "Scooby-Doo" motion picture. The set is due June 4, 10 days before the f New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the…

  11. Nickelback, Krall Top Juno Awards

    April 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall snared three trophies each at Canada's Juno Awards last night (April 14) in St. John's, Newfoundland. Nickelback grabbed Chart-topping modern rock act Nickelback and jazz pianist/vocalist Diana Krall…

  12. Gates' 'Melody' Tops U.K. Chart Again

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1-million sales mark and secured its second week at No. 1 on yesterday's (March 30) U.K. singles chart. With the current hits by Shaggy featuring Al Gareth Gates' "Unchained Melody" (S/BMG) passed the 1…

  13. Young Extends U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" (RCA) continues to climb the all-time sales ladder as it begins a third week at the top of the U.K. singles chart. The title is now the 16th biggest-sel Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible…

  14. Billboard Bits: 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Shaggy, 'Showtime,' CSNY/BNL, Sequence Records Reggae-leaning pop star Shaggy will release the soundtrack to the film "Showtime" on his own Big Yard label in mid-March, and appear on three of its songs. The album, due March 19, features Shaggy and Babyface teaming…

  15. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

  16. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  17. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

  18. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, Brandy, and Usher. ON THE 'FLY': Two-and-a-half years after the first track from the Dixie Chicks' album "Fly" (Monument) debuted on The Billboard Hot 100, the seventh song from that set enters the pop singles chart. Bowing at…

  20. Soul Stars Dominate American Music Awards

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and the late singer Aaliyah each won two American Music Awards tonight (Jan. 9) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angel In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny&…

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