1. Diddy's 'Remix' Leads Five Top-10 Debuts

    May 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to blast to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his Bad Boy/Arista compilation "We Invented the Remix." The album sold 256,000 units in the U.S., Sean "P. Diddy" Combs leads a charge of five top-6 debuts to…

  2. Musiq, Lauryn Hill Storm The Charts

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "Juslisen" (Def Soul), which sold 260,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist, formerly known as Musiq Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "…

  3. Ludacris Goes Back To School For 'Skip Day'

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a comedic feature film tentatively titled "Skip Day." Ludacris pitched the idea for himself to star in and executive produce Rapper Ludacris has teamed with Paramount Pictures and MTV Films to develop a…

  4. Vanessa Carlton Embarks On Second Career

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pop ingenue Vanessa Carlton is only 21 years old and she is already working on her second career. Her first, as a ballerina, began at 14 when she was accepted into the School of American Ballet. While Pop ingenue Vanessa Carlton is only 21 years old and she is already working on her second…

  5. Billboard Bits: Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Pixies, Elbow, Philip Bailey The Pixies will be the subject of a nine-track collection of rarities due July 9 from spinART. Consisting of the remnants of the same 1987 recording session that yielded the band's seminal debut, "Come On Pilgrim," the self-titled disc will…

  6. Billboard Bits: DMB, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Dave Matthews Band, Hip-Hop Nation, MCA/Victory Dave Matthews' strained vocal chords have forced the postponement of Dave Matthews Band shows scheduled for last night (April 15) and tonight at New York's Madison Square Garden. Tickets for the postponed gigs will be honored…

  7. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  8. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that…

  9. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  10. Dreamgirls in Concert

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. Sometimes more is definitely less. The original 1982 Geffen cast album of Dreamgirls deftly moved from one show-stopper to another. A new two-disc recording from…

  11. Nancy Wilson To Scale Back Schedule

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio television show, jazz singer Nancy Wilson says it's time to relax a bit. Wilson told the Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette she's Fifty years after she began her professional music career on a Columbus, Ohio…

  12. Jerry Lee Lewis Skips Delta Hall Induction

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his famous cousins for their induction into the Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame. But Lewis stayed away because he Most of the residents of Ferriday, La., showed up to see Jerry Lee Lewis reunited with his…

  13. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  14. Eels Take 'Souljacker' On Tour

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming DreamWorks album, "Souljacker," touring guitarist John Parish, who produced and co-wrote a handful of songs on the album, won't be When the Eels hit the road next month in support of their forthcoming…

  15. Lil' Romeo Skips School For The Road

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Juvenile rapper Lil' Romeo will hit the road this spring for a 15-date tour with fellow kid rappers Corey and Little D along for the ride. The trek is set to kick off March 8 in Jacksonville, Fla. The Juvenile rapper Lil' Romeo will hit the road this spring for a 15-date tour with…

  16. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  17. Jackson 'Drives' Straight To No. 1

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to the top of The Billboard 200 after selling a potent 423,000 units -- the highest January debut in the SoundScan era -- and bounces Creed's "Weathere Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to…

  18. Creed Scores An Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" has joined 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" (Jive) and Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/AftermathInterscope) as the only albums in the SoundScan era that have held No. 1 on T Creed's "Weathered" has…

  19. Greatest Hits

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST You can almost hear Ice Cube's demeanor mellowing and the MC-turned-actor/filmmaker's wallet gettin' fatter on this seemingly overdue retrospective. You can almost hear Ice Cube's demeanor mellowing and the MC-turned-actor/filmmaker's wallet gettin' fatter on…

  20. Creed Continues Cruise On Top

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) and the eighth volume in the "NOW That's What I Call Music!" series (EMI/Zomba/Sony/Universal) once again lead the pack on The Billboard 200 following a bulging holiday s Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) and the eighth…

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