1. 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…

  2. Vincent Cleans Up At Bluegrass Awards

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" for herself last night (Oct. 4), winning three awards including entertainer of the year at the annual Rhonda Vincent claimed a chunk of what was supposed to be the year of "O…

  3. Folkways Revives Dylan, Monroe Tracks

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find cuts from the likes of Bob Dylan, bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe, and ragtime guitarist Reverend Gary Davis to a The Smithsonian Folkways will release an album of previously unreleased and hard-to-find…

  4. Jackson Drafts Britney, Justin For Charity Single

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter to record the single "What More Can I Give," proceeds from the sales of which will bene Michael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's…

  5. 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…

  6. Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video emerged as the biggest winner at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), presented last night (Sept. 6) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New Y With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video…

  7. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

  8. Jay-Z To Tour Behind 'The Blueprint'

    August 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his forthcoming Roc-A-Fella album, "The Blueprint." The 18-date jaunt will kick off Sept. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and wind down Multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is planning a U.S. theater tour in support of his…

  9. Billboard Bits: System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on System Of A Down, Raul Malo, Tuatara System Of A Down will precede the Sept. 4 release of its sophomore American Recordings album, "Toxicity," with a free concert in Hollywood, Calif., a day earlier. The show will begin at 5 p.m. PT in a parking lot across the street from…

  10. Professor Griff's 'Soul' -ful Solo Effort

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister of Information goes on record Sept. 11 with "And the Word Became Flesh" (The Right Stuff/EMI), his first new solo project since 1998's Professor Griff has something to say. And Public Enemy's Minister…

  11. 'NOW!' Makes It Three Weeks At No. 1

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The seventh volume in the hits compilation series "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI/Universal/Sony/Zomba/Virgin) easily holds onto No. 1 on for a third straight week on The Billboard 200. Despite a The seventh volume in the hits compilation series "NOW! That's What…

  12. Isleys, Jadakiss, Aaron Burst Onto Album Chart

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs march to a career-best debut of No. 3 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Eternal" (DreamWorks/Interscope), one of four album R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs march to…

  13. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  14. Hot Product

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Usher, Aaron Carter, the Isley Brothers, and more. A Reminder The 11th-hour termination of an album release can set off all kinds of bells and whistles. But Napster leaks and rumblings about misguided material aside, Usher has bounced back from the "All About U…

  15. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Julie Andrews, Stevie Nicks, and Neal Diamond. TRULY JULIE: It's not every week you can say that a soundtrack to a movie starring Julie Andrews has debuted on The Billboard 200. But you can say it this week. "The Princess Diaries" (Walt Disney) is new to the chart at No…

  16. Locals, Legends Sign On For Detroit Jazz Fest

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Smith, James Carter, Bennie Maupin, and Tommy Flanagan are among the confirmed performers for the 22nd Annual Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, to be held in the city's downtown Hart Pla Jimmy Smith, James Carter, Bennie Maupin, and Tommy Flanagan are among the confirmed…

  17. Billboard Bits: Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Papa Roach, Roots Music, Tommy Lee Hard rock act Papa Roach is asking its fans to submit material for a forthcoming DVD/home video, due this fall on DreamWorks. Anything from live bootleg footage to personal testimonials are welcome, and can be sent to the band at P.O. Box 691389, Los…

  18. Legal Woes Continue To Dog Epstein, Carter

    August 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owners of a kennel north of Santa Fe, N.M., are suing country singer Carlene Carter and her companion, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein, for more than $22,000 in fees they say t Owners of a kennel north of Santa Fe, N.M., are suing country singer Carlene Carter and her…

  19. Billboard Bits: Slash, Blues Foundation, and more

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Slash, Blues Foundation, Toby Keith, Gatlin Brothers Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash is the latest musician to sign onto the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute shows taking place Sept. 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden. "I am so excited about working with…

  20. Nickelodeon Forming Label With Jive Records

    July 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Children's television network Nickelodeon is partnering with Jive Records -- home of teen pop sensations 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, and Britney Spears -- to create Nick Records. "Music plays a vibrant Children's television network Nickelodeon is partnering with Jive Records…

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