1. Hot Product

    September 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Other titles Additional titles hitting stores this week include: -- Rapper DMX's "Grand Champ" (Def Jam), which is being touted as his final album. Guests include 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Patti Labelle, and Styles. -- A mini-album from soul vocalist Erykah Badu, "Worldwide…

  2. Breaking & Entering

    August 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: Sarai, Billy Talent and Josh Turner. A look at the latest acts that are breaking at radio and retail and entering the Billboard charts. ONE OF THE LADIES: The success of Eminem has only left the music…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses Duran Duran, chart policies, commercial singles, veteran artists and Bob Hope. IS THERE SOMETHING HE SHOULD KNOW? Mr. Bronson, I understand most of the rules and regulations regarding charts, but one recent release has me stumped. On June 10, Duran Duran released a box…

  4. MTV Plans 'You Hear It First' Tours

    June 25, 2003 12:00 AM EDT MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a pair of brief tours: one rock, one hip-hop. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the rock leg will kick off July 15 in Los Angeles, while the MTV is putting its "You Hear It First" franchise out on the road with a…

  5. Billboard Bits: Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole

    March 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Durst/Snoop, Sound Of Urchin, Steve Cole Although neither are expected to appear on the group's forthcoming album, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst has wrapped a second collaboration with a noted hip-hop act. According to Limp Bizkit's official Web site , Durst last week…

  6. Atlanta Warms Up For Music Midtown

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST The full lineup for Atlanta's ninth annual Music Midtown Festival has been set, and will feature the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Incubus, Kid Rock, Bush, No Doubt, Garbage, Bo Diddley, Counting Crow The full lineup for Atlanta's ninth annual Music Midtown Festival has been set,…

  7. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  8. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records debut "World Outside My Window,"…

  9. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money…

  10. Billboard Bits: Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A A birthday party for Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx (real name: Warren Mathis) turned ugly Tuesday night in Athens, Ga., after three men were stabbed, one of them critically injured. Eric McAnally, who manages Nashville rapper Haystack, was in critical…

  11. The Strokes Storm NME Carling Awards

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock outfit the Strokes won big at British music weekly NME's Carling Awards this afternoon (Feb. 25) at London's Planit Arches, taking home trophies for best new act, band of the year, New York-based rock outfit the Strokes won big at British music weekly NME's…

  12. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  13. Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac As tipped here last month , Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming…

  14. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with…

  15. Radiohead, Strokes Lead NME Award Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three c Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's…

  16. Hip-Hop Stars 'Unite' For Benefit

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will host the United We Stand benefit concert Saturday (Feb. 2) at New Orleans' Zephyr Field. Rappers Bubba Sparxxx, Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Black Robb are schedu Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will host the United We Stand benefit concert…

  17. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  18. Techno, Hip-Hop Stars Team Up For 'Blade 2'

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a host of intriguing electronic/hip-hop collaborations, including tracks by Mos Def and Massive Attack, Gorillaz and Redman, Moby an The Immortal soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a…

  19. Top Acts To Celebrate NME Anniversary

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Nickelback, the Charlatans, Bubba Sparxxx, Pet Shop Boys, ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and Doves are among the acts confirmed to perform during U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Show Nickelback, the Charlatans, Bubba Sparxxx, Pet Shop Boys, ... And You Will Know Us By…

  20. Indecent Proposal

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland certainly has a full plate. Witness his successful production credits for artists like Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Bubba Sparxxx, an As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland…

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