1. 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&…

  2. Billboard Bits: Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jewel, Bad Company, Gwen/Gavin, MTV Singer/songwriter Jewel is putting herself on ice to perform the National Anthem prior to the 52nd National Hockey League (NHL) All Star game, set for Feb. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jewel is also expected to perform another song in…

  3. Cracker Returns After What Seems Like 'Forever'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collec Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band&…

  4. Gorillaz Plan Animated North American Tour

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a short stint of club dates, set to begin Feb. 23 in Toronto. The tour will visit nine cities, and will close U.K.-based animated act Gorillaz plans to bring its unique live show to North America for a…

  5. AMA Update: Michael Jackson To Perform

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Michael Jackson will also perform his 1988 No. 1 hit "Man in the Mirror" on the show, In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music…

  6. Hot Product

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Starsailor, Hank Williams Jr., the "I Am Sam" soundtrack, and more. 'Love' For Sale In the grand tradition of such recent U.K. exports as Oasis, the Verve, Travis, and Coldplay, Starsailor's Capitol debut, "Love Is Here," arrives in…

  7. System Of A Down Plans North American Tour

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act System Of A Down will kick off a 12-date North American tour on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas. The new dates come sandwiched between a previously announced stint on the Big Day Out tour of Austra Hard rock act System Of A Down will kick off a 12-date North American tour on Feb. 14 in Las…

  8. Bedingfield Back At No. 1 On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the first weekly charts of 2002 were published yesterday (Jan. 6), including the Backstreet Boys, Jools Holland, The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Britney, Bosstones, High Times

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, High Times MTV.com is sponsoring a contest that will award lucky winners the chance to fly to New Orleans for a private screening of Britney Spears' film debut, "Crossroads." Spears and the rest of the cast will attend the…

  10. Jackson To Accept AMA 'Artist Of The Century' Honor

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday (Jan. 9) on the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA) to accept the Artist of the Century Award. Confirmation of his appearance during the ceremonies c Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday (Jan. 9) on the 29th annual American Music…

  11. Creed's 'Weathered' Wraps The Year At No. 1

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by extending its reign at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 to six weeks, the longest consecutive run at the top since the Beatles' "1" (Capitol). The set sold 398,0 Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by…

  12. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  13. Ted Hawkins' Early Fave Sees Daylight

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical fish out of water when he convened with artist/producer Michael Messer and his band in a London studio in As musicians go, the late Venice Beach busker Ted Hawkins seems to have been the prototypical…

  14. New Year's Eve Live Music Highlights

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations, there's still plenty of top-notch live music being presented in the U.S. on New Year's Eve. If you're planning to get off t While Dec. 31, 2001, may not rank up there with the millennium celebrations,…

  15. Winston Looking Forward, Back With New Releases

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become synonymous with the new-age genre thanks to his seasonal-themed recordings for the Windham Hill label over the pa Although he has long since tired of the description, pianist George Winston has become…

  16. Mos Def Takes Black Jack Johnson On The Road

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson. The two-week run is set to kick off Jan. 4 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles and play seven shows, closin Rapper Mos Def has slated a handful of January dates for his rock band, Black Jack Johnson.…

  17. Oldham Still 'Rolling' With The Stones

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K. rockers will almost certainly be performing to mark this milestone, and the inevitable media hoopla will ens 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Rolling Stones. The pioneering U.K.…

  18. How High

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Starring as two stoners whose "magical herbs" get them into Harvard, the two MCs bring the smoke-induced humor…

  19. Rufus Thomas Laid To Rest In Memphis

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis' Beale Street yesterday (Dec. 20) with a brass band playing "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" marching in front of his hearse. Thomas Rhythm & blues pioneer Rufus Thomas made his last trip to Memphis'…

  20. R&B/Hip-Hop Heavy Hitters Lead 'Undisputed'

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash Money Millionaires will be featured on the upcoming Cash Money/Universal soundtrack to the Miramax film "Undisputed. Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash…

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