1. 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…

  2. 'Totally Hits 2002' Packs In 20 Top Tracks

    May 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The fifth volume in the BMG/Warner Bros. "Totally Hits" compilation series will consist of tracks from the likes of Alicia Keys, Pink, P.O.D., Outkast, Default, and more. Due June 4, "Totally Hits 200 The fifth volume in the BMG/Warner Bros. "Totally Hits" compilation…

  3. Jackson Steps Into 'Cage' For Directing Debut

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with writer/director Bryan Michael Stoller on a big-screen adaptation of Jennings Michael Burch's book "They Cage the Animals at Michael Jackson is venturing into directing for the first time, teaming with…

  4. Area: Two Festival Kicks Off In Late July

    April 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as previously reported, feature the electronic music maven, along with David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, and newly announced artists Moby's Area: Two Festival will kick off July 28 in Bristow, Va., and will, as…

  5. Jackson To Record Winning Song Contest Entry

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The winner of a songwriting contest launching today (April 29) will hear their song recorded by the King of Pop. AOL Music's Michael Jackson Songwriting Contest will produce a song that Jackson will r The winner of a songwriting contest launching today (April 29) will hear their song…

  6. Sugababes' 'Freak' Tops U.K. Chart

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance yesterday (April 29) when their first single for Universal-Island, "Freak Like Me," went straight to No. 1 on the U.K. sin U.K. female pop/R&B trio Sugababes completed their successful renaissance…

  7. 18TunesOnTV

    April 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 29-May 5, 2002 Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, APRIL 29 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: The Doves, New Order, Oasis, Pulp, Nickelback, Darren Hayes. "Howard Stern," E!…

  8. Attraction

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With the release of Attraction, Paris Combo returns to claim its spot as the world's cabaret act. With the release of Attraction, Paris Combo returns to claim its spot as the world's cabaret act. Belle du Berry, vocalist/accordionist and lyricist extraordinaire, has penned another…

  9. Espíritu Vivo

    April 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest effort by Peruvian sensation Susana Baca reflects the artist's ongoing fascination with her country's black music heritage, which tra Like its predecessors on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, the latest…

  10. Country Artists Flock To Detroit

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for Detroit's 20th annual Budweiser Downtown Hoedown. Bearing the theme "United We Stand," the free country music festival is George Jones, Tracy Byrd, and Aaron Tippin will be the nightly headliners for…

  11. 'Now 9' Hits Double Platinum

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The latest edition of the multi-artist hits compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Phish, the Temptations, Paulina Rubio, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. TOO MANY PHISH IN THE SEA: Besting its previous record by one, jam-band Phish has six live albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week. In October 2001, five live CDs all debuted the same…

  13. Museum Salutes Bowie's 'Sound And Vision'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie will be the subject of a historical retrospective presented June 7-Sept. 15 by the Museum of Television and Radio (MTR) in New York and Los Angeles. "David Bowie: Sound + Vision" will feat David Bowie will be the subject of a historical retrospective presented June 7…

  14. Coldplay Sets Album Title, June Gigs

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's hotly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album will be titled "A Rush of Blood to the Head," according to a post on the band's official Web site. A list of tentative song titles for the foll Coldplay's hotly anticipated forthcoming sophomore album will be…

  15. Outkast, Shaggy Cook Up 'Scooby' Snacks

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the Lava/Atlantic soundtrack to the Warner Bros. live-action "Scooby-Doo" motion picture. The set is due June 4, 10 days before the f New music from Outkast, Shaggy, Lil' Romeo, and Solange highlights the…

  16. Music Stars Spend Summer On 'Today'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A wide range of artists are scheduled to perform during NBC's annual "Today" weekly summer concert series, now in its seventh year. This year, the top-rated U.S. morning show's series will kick off wi A wide range of artists are scheduled to perform during NBC's…

  17. Update: Bowie Plays Booking Agent For Meltdown

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival, including Coldplay, Gorillaz, Suede, Mercury Rev, Supergrass, Pete Yorn, and Badly Drawn Boy. The event, which runs Jun David Bowie has selected a star-studded lineup for the U.K.'s Meltdown festival ,…

  18. Tropicalia Legend Tom Ze Suffers Heart Attack

    April 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazil's tropicalia movement, suffered a heart attack following a Sunday night concert in a northeastern city, hospital officials said. The 65-year-old musician Tom Ze, one of the founding fathers of Brazil's tropicalia movement, suffered a…

  19. Mott The Hoople Principals To Tour

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As the perennially sunglassed frontman of Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter made some of the finest music of the '70s, including "All the Way From Memphis," "Honaloochie Boogie," and the David Bowie-penned As the perennially sunglassed frontman of Mott The Hoople, Ian…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kid Rock, Dashboard, Creamfields

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kid Rock, Dashboard Confessional, Creamfields Microhits Music Corp. has filed a copyright-infringement suit against Kid Rock (real name Robert Ritchie), his songwriting partners, publishers, Lava Records, and Atlantic Records over Rock's 1998 song "Cowboy." The suit --…

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