1. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Janovitz/Kirkwood, Yahoo!

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the MTV Europe Awards, Bill Janovitz & Curt Kirkwood, and a Yahoo! charity auction. U.K. dance duo Basement Jaxx has been added to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. The group joins previously announced performers Blink…

  2. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav Australian pop songstress/current U.K. chart queen Kylie Minogue and modern rockers R.E.M. are the latest artists signed to perform live at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. Minogue and R.E.M.,…

  3. Gorillaz Grab Six MTV Europe Nominations

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of guest stars, grabbed six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be handed out Nov. 8 at the Festhalle in Fran Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of…

  4. 'NOW! 7' Is Now Double-Platinum

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The seventh volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Releas The seventh volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits…

  5. Camino Palmero

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Let's face it, it's not easy to be a new major-label rock band in search of an audience right now. Let's face it, it's not easy to be a new major-label rock band in search of an audience right now. The demand to adhere to one of several narrow niches is intense. The trick…

  6. American Pie 2

    August 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As with the movie that spawned it, the American Pie 2 soundtrack pays due homage to its raunchy '80s forebears. As with the movie that spawned it, the American Pie 2 soundtrack pays due homage to its raunchy '80s forebears. Wisely included is Sum 41's current hit, "Fat Lip…

  7. 'Band On The Run' Flickerstick Signs With Epic

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dallas rock act Flickerstick, who took a shortcut to national attention via VH1's reality show "Bands on the Run," has inked a recording deal with Epic Records. The label will rerelease the group's de Dallas rock act Flickerstick, who took a shortcut to national attention…

  8. TMBG Prep 'Mink Car,' Documentary

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be Giants take a stab at sincerity on the forthcoming album "Mink Car," due Sept. 11 via Restless Records. Such a statement s While known for their eclectic and often downright goofy songs, They Might Be…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Alicia Keys, O-Town, Melissa Etheridge, and Lonestar. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM: Alicia Keys, the fourth female act to advance to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2001, is back on top of the chart with her debut album, "Songs in A Minor" (J). Keys opened at No. 1 two weeks ago,…

  10. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The…

  11. American DJ Sanchez Overtakes U.K. Singles Chart

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.S. DJ Roger Sanchez is the latest denizen of clubland to go overground on the U.K. pop chart, after his single "Another Chance" (Defected) raced to No. 1 on the territory's singles chart yesterday ( U.S. DJ Roger Sanchez is the latest denizen of clubland to go overground on…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, J-Records, and Usher. 'MINOR' ACHIEVEMENT: While Destiny's Child and Janet Jackson have managed to collect No. 1 albums this year, 2001's top albums have mostly been by male groups, including the likes of Tool, Staind, the Dave Matthews Band, and Blink…

  13. 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…

  14. Devilish D12 Debut At No. 1

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side-project D12, easily debuts atop The Billboard 200, selling 372,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The numbers are not quite on par with the s As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side…

  15. Blink-182 Opens At No. 1, Sugar Ray Debuts High

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The Billboard 200, ending Staind's three-week run at No. 1 to take the top spot with "Take off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA). The s Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The…

  16. Travis Returns To No. 1 In The U.K.

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday (June 17) took the No. 1 spot on the U.K. album chart. The mark was achieved in one week, while it took the Scottish band 13 weeks With its new Independiente set "The Invisible Band," Travis yesterday …

  17. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. "I've always dug what we've done,…

  18. Seven And Counting For Janet At No. 1

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Destiny's Child may have the No. 1 album for the second straight week with its Columbia set "Survivor," but Janet Jackson's "All for You" continues to best the R&B trio on The Billboard Hot 100. " Destiny's Child may have the No. 1 album for the…

  19. Fans Get First Crack At Blink-182 Summer Tour Tix

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop/punk trio's upcoming summer tour. Tour organizers have set aside half the tickets in all markets for the May 17- Blink-182 has set up a special presale Web site via TicketMaster for tickets to the pop…

  20. Janet Makes It Six In A Row At No. 1

    May 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of The Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks. On the latest chart, Jackson's "All for You" maintains its grip on No. 1, while Destiny's Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child have now dominated the top of…

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