1. On the Way to Love

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lauded voice behind such R&B/crossover hits as "Baby, Come to Me" and "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" teams with producer Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, Boney James, George Benson) on her 15th ou The lauded voice behind such R&B/crossover hits as "Baby, Come…

  2. Billboard Bits: Stabbing Westward, Liz Phair, Slayer

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Stabbing Westward, Liz Phair, and Slayer. Following the band's July 1 set in Minneapolis, Stabbing Westward was forced to pull out of its support slot on the Cult's Beyond Good and Evil tour so that drummer Andy Kubiszewski could undergo minor surgery on his hand that was…

  3. Janet Postpones Tour Opener

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tonight's (July 5) opening show of Janet Jackson's All for You tour has been postponed. The concert, set to happen at Vancouver's GM Place, has been rescheduled due to the delayed arrival of part of t Tonight's (July 5) opening show of Janet Jackson's All for You tour…

  4. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top…

  5. Beach Boys' Jardine Sues Bandmates

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4 million, claiming they excluded him from recent concerts, his attorney said. "Jardine claims he has been frozen out of Original Beach Boys member Al Jardine has sued his former band mates for about $4…

  6. Neptunes Enter New Musical Galaxy With N*E*R*D

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, not to mention earlier chart-topping hits by Mystikal and Ja The Neptunes are everywhere. With five songs that they've produced currently…

  7. Despite Calamities, Ivy Continues To Grow

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase insists that being dropped from the rosters of Atlantic and 550 Music/Epic Records was the best thing that ever happened to the New York-b It's something you don't hear every day, but Ivy's Andy Chase…

  8. Return Of Essence Music Festival At Risk

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As the Essence Music Festival enters the last year of its commitment to the city of New Orleans, there is some doubt that it will return there in future years. A bold mix of seasoned stars and emerging artists stirs up this year's Essence Music Festival , whose "Party With a Purpose…

  9. Michael Jackson Tribute Adds Second Date

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's upcoming 30th anniversary concert has been expanded to two shows. In addition to the original Sept. 7 date, a second concert will be held Sept. 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden Michael Jackson's upcoming 30th anniversary concert has been expanded to two…

  10. K-Ci Sentenced To Two Years Probation

    July 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT K-Ci (real name Cedric Hailey), of R&B act K-Ci and JoJo, was sentenced Friday to two years probation in Los Angeles Superior Court on charges of lewd conduct. K-Ci (real name Cedric Hailey), of R&B act K-Ci and JoJo, was sentenced Friday to two years probation in Los Angeles Superior…

  11. Rich Project Aptly Named 'Pardon Me'

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Socialite songwriter Denise Rich, whose fugitive ex-husband received a controversial pardon from then-President Bill Clinton earlier this year, has signed a deal to produce a book and a song, both tit Socialite songwriter Denise Rich, whose fugitive ex-husband received a controversial pardon…

  12. Marc Almond Steps Into The Light.

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Marc Almond has always lurked in the shadows, waxing poetic about dark fantasies and brooding over bittersweet affairs. So it comes as something of a shock to hear "Glorious," the first single from hi Marc Almond has always lurked in the shadows, waxing poetic about dark fantasies…

  13. Christian Hip-Hop Artist Charged As Rapist

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja'Marc Antoine Davis, founder of the Tulsa, Okla.-based Christian hip-hop act Raze, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing without a plea agreement on rape and molestation charges. Davis is ac Ja'Marc Antoine Davis, founder of the Tulsa, Okla.-based Christian hip-hop act…

  14. Strait Sets Sights On Silver Screen

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country star George Strait is lending his talent to the independent film "Grand Champion." Strait, who plays himself in the flick, shot his scenes in Snyder, Texas, on Saturday with Emma Roberts, the Country star George Strait is lending his talent to the independent film "…

  15. Press On

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Two years ago, this talented trio received a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for inspirational album of the year for its debut, Be Still My Soul. Two years ago, this talented trio received a Gospel Music Assn. Dove Award for inspirational album of the year for its debut, Be Still My Soul. This…

  16. Watch You When You Go

    June 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a deep, in-the-pocket feel at work in every track, this may well be Roomful of Blues' crunchiest album in a long, long time. With a deep, in-the-pocket feel at work in every track, this may well be Roomful of Blues' crunchiest album in a long, long time. The swamp blues rumble…

  17. Hundreds Remember John Lee Hooker

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee Hooker's music you were hearing his heart. Musselwhite joined fellow blues musicians Bonnie Raitt and Buddy Guy yester Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite said that when you listened to John Lee…

  18. Courtney Love Wins Round In Cobain Song Fight

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A King County (Wash.) Superior Court judge earlier in June granted Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, an injunction against the release of a song recorded by Cobain with Nirvana before his death in 1 A King County (Wash.) Superior Court judge earlier in June granted Kurt Cobain's…

  19. Combs Denies Talk Magazine Report

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine that alleges he's the subject of three criminal investigations. "For the record, it's not true, none of it is. All of it absol Rap mogul Sean Combs yesterday (June 28) denied a report in Talk magazine…

  20. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, WXPN, Russell Crowe

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, WXPN Singer Songwriter fest, Russell Crowe Michael Jackson is expected to help in the search for Sabrina Aisenberg, who vanished from her crib as an infant nearly four years ago. It seems a plea for help from parents Steve and Marlene Aisenberg has caught the…

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