1. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

  2. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  3. Jackson Joins New Artists Rights Coalition

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording business, has become the latest star to call for "justice" in the way music labels treat their artists. Michael Jackson, considered to be among the best-compensated artists in the recording…

  4. Billboard Bits: Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Lee Hazlewood, Fugazi, Jay Bennett/Edward Burch Astralwerks has set an Aug. 6 North American release date for "Total Lee," a 16-track tribute album to veteran artist and former music business mogul Lee Hazlewood. As previously reported , the set is due Monday (June 3)…

  5. Billboard Bits: Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kelly Osbourne, Diana Ross, Grammys Kelly Osbourne will give her debut live performance of her cover of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" at the 11th annual MTV Movie Awards, to be handed out June 1 and broadcast June 6 on the music channel. As previously reported ,…

  6. Aaliyah Tops BET Awards Nominations

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of four nominations. Tied with three nods apiece are B2K and Alicia Keys, while rapper Ja Rule has two. Along Late singer/actress Aaliyah leads the field for the second annual BET Awards with a total of…

  7. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Now that it's finally here, there isn't much left to be said about Wilco's masterful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. But it's a welcome treat just the same. Now that it's finally here, there isn't much left to be said about Wilco's masterful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. But…

  8. Tymers Score Big With No. 1 Debut

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New Orleans hip-hop duo Big Tymers soar to the top of The Billboard 200 for the first time with "Hood Rich" (Cash Money/Universal), which sold 160,000 units in its first week in the U.S., according to New Orleans hip-hop duo Big Tymers soar to the top of The Billboard 200 for the…

  9. Billboard Bits: Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Will Smith, Joey Ramone, Area2 Two days before the new Will Smith single was to have been "officially" released to radio by Columbia, U.S. top 40 stations have begun spinning it. Although the official release date is tomorrow (May 9), a number of stations began playing "…

  10. Chesney Gallops Straight To No. 1

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA album, "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems," which moved a hardy 235,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Country star Kenny Chesney bows on top of The Billboard 200 with his latest BNA…

  11. Korn Finalizes Venues For Summer Tour

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Korn has nailed down the venues for the first 15 North American dates of a planned eight week summer tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off June 20 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Puddle Of Mudd and Korn has nailed down the venues for the first 15 North American dates of a planned eight week…

  12. Pop Stars Nominated For MTV Movie Awards

    April 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Several music artists-turned-actors are being recognized with nominations at this year's MTV Movie Awards, to be taped June 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. MTV will air the show June 6 at 9 Several music artists-turned-actors are being recognized with nominations at this year&…

  13. Hot Product

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Wilco, Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg, Kenny Chesney, Pet Shop Boys, and more. Back To The 'Hotel' Considering all the label drama that has engulfed Wilco and its fourth studio album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," during the past year, it's a bit…

  14. Waitin' on Joe

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT On his Mercury debut, Steve Azar parlays his Delta roots and inspired songwriter's instincts into a potent mixture, without sacrificing his musical integrity—even though minimal pop sensibiliti On his Mercury debut, Steve Azar parlays his Delta roots and inspired songwriter's…

  15. C'mon, C'mon

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and kiddie-baiting to others. Trends, be damned! Crow closes a four-year gap between recordings with a set that bravely (and wisely) leaves the tail-chasing and…

  16. Two Birthday Tributes Planned For Joey Ramone

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been late Ramones frontman Joey Ramone's 51st birthday, Billboard.com has learned. Ramone's mother Charlotte Lesher and brothe Two New York tribute events are in the works for May 19, which would have been…

  17. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  18. 89/93: An Anthology

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST At this point in alt-country's evolution, there's no question that the number of people who've heard of the pioneering Uncle Tupelo—through association with its two offspring, Wilco and Son Vol At this point in alt-country's evolution, there's no question that the…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Jimmy Eat World, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and Jennifer Lopez. LAST SHALL BE FIRST: "The Middle" is exactly where the band Jimmy Eat World isn't on Billboard's two rock charts, Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock…

  20. The Number of the Beast

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute-happy environment, where diverse styles and generations are commonly intertwined. Matching a country rock outfit with acoustic titans would hardly raise an eyebrow in today's tribute…

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