1. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  2. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3…

  3. Billboard Bits: Deana Carter, Metal Benefit, and more

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Deana Carter, a New York Metal Benefit, and Sebastian Bach. Country chanteuse Deana Carter will release her first holiday album, "Father Christmas," Nov. 20 on her own Deanatone Records imprint through the Rounder Records Group. Featuring 10 standards recorded in her…

  4. Huey, Carole, Janet 'United'; Kiss, Mick Not

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C., continues to evolve. Huey Lewis & the News and Carole King are the latest artists to sign on, while K The bill for the Oct. 21 United We Stand - What More Can I Give? benefit in Washington, D.C.,…

  5. Mariah, Destiny, Usher Join 'United' Concert

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lineup for the Oct. 21 United We Stand -- What More Can I Give? concert has grown by three, as R&B/pop acts Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, and Usher have all signed on for the Oct. 21 concert The lineup for the Oct. 21 United We Stand -- What More Can I Give? concert has grown by…

  6. Billboard Bits: United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on United We Stand, De La Soul, Slade Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Goo Goo Dolls, Train, and Rod Stewart are the latest additions to the United We Stand benefit concert, set for Oct. 21 at Washington, D.C.'s RFK Stadium. They join previously confirmed performers such as Michael…

  7. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  8. Cypress Hill's 'Stoned' Bumped To December

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned Raiders," has been bumped to Dec. 4. Originally due out Nov. 13, the album features hip-hop and hard rock tracks, and features guest appe The release of Cypress Hill's upcoming Columbia album, "Stoned…

  9. O'Jays Sing 'For The Love'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are still recording. One that can is the O'Jays. Now part of the MCA family after a string of R&B/crossover hits on Philadelphi Few groups can boast that they've been together 40-plus years -- and are…

  10. Hot Product

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from George Jones, Herbie Hancock, Allure, Ryan Adams, and more. 'Rock' Solid He has been called everything from "Possum" and "No-Show" to country's greatest singer. Now George Jones can add "label partner" to the list. The…

  11. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Dr. Dre, Voters For Choice, and Road Rage Tour. Billboard Bits: Dr. Dre, VFC, Road Rage Tour Rapper/actor Dr. Dre has joined the growing legion of celebrities donating money to aid the relief efforts following last week's deadly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Dre donated $1…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Bob the Builder and songs appearing twice on the U.K. chart. FIVE PLUS FIVE EQUALS: Who would have ever thought that almost two years after Lou Bega had an international hit with his remake of Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5," the song would be a hit all over…

  13. LL Cool J Tapped For 'Mindhunters'

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "…

  14. Hot Product

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Jamiroquai, Stone Gossard, P.O.D., John Hiatt, and more. 'Love' Everlasting Few '60s icons still inspire the sort of anticipation that is rife for the Columbia follow-up to Bob Dylan's latter-day high-water mark, 1997's…

  15. Investigators: Aaliyah Plane Was Overloaded

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The twin-engine plane carrying siner Aaliyah and eight others was significantly overloaded when it crashed in the Bahamas last month, according to a preliminary report. The National Transportation Saf The twin-engine plane carrying singer Aaliyah and eight others was significantly overloaded…

  16. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind Marc Anthony and Destiny's Child are the latest performers to be added to the lineup for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. While Anthony will perform solo, Destiny's Child will join Alejandro Sanz at the Sept. 11 ceremony,…

  17. Persuaded—Live in D.C.

    September 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. Richard Smallwood has been a fixture atop the gospel charts for more than 15 years, and Persuaded only serves to polish his Midas touch. A classically…

  18. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  19. Jill Scott Nabs Trio Of Lady Of Soul Awards

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, held last night (Aug. 28) in Santa Monica, Calif. The Philad R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the…

  20. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwriter Ryan Adams, and chances are good that…

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