1. AMA Update: Michael Jackson To Perform

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Michael Jackson will also perform his 1988 No. 1 hit "Man in the Mirror" on the show, In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music…

  2. Bedingfield Back At No. 1 On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the first weekly charts of 2002 were published yesterday (Jan. 6), including the Backstreet Boys, Jools Holland, The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the…

  3. Man Indicted For Impersonating Ginuwine, DeVante

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly impersonating two singers so he could get models' phone numbers and pay his bills. Ronrico Madison of St. Paul, Minn., wa A Minnesota man has been indicted on mail and wire fraud charges for allegedly…

  4. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York…

  5. Billboard Bits: Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis

    December 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Steely Dan, Pet Shop Boys, Elvis Presley Steely Dan principals Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have recently spent time recording material which may comprise the follow-up to 2000's Grammy album of the year, "Two Against Nature." A posting on the group's official…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings For Dec. 24-Dec. 30, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 24, 2001 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Sarah Brightman, Martina McBride. "Destiny's Child Live," MTV Featured Artist: Destiny's Child. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated…

  7. Final Harrison Cut Due For North American Release

    December 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland's Big Band Rhythm & Blues," will see release in the North America on Jan. 8 via Rhino. The album, which contains the last song George Har Jools Holland's new 22-track big-band disc, "Jools Holland&…

  8. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop…

  9. Somewhere Along the Road

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Irish-American vocalist Cathie Ryan gained notice as the lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, though more recently she has released three solo albums over the past four years on Shanachie. Irish-American vocalist Cathie Ryan gained notice as the lead singer of Cherish the Ladies, though more…

  10. Tribute Release Of Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST The original version of "My Sweet Lord," George Harrison's 1971 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, will be released in the U.S. and the U.K. next month as a tribute to the recently deceased former Beatle The original version of "My Sweet Lord," George Harrison's…

  11. Vigil For Harrison's Ashes Ends

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Hare Krishnas, paparazzi, and fans gave up their wait for the ashes of former Beatle George Harrison to be scattered in the holy Ganges River, as Hindu officials said today (Dec. 11) that Harrison's f Hare Krishnas, paparazzi, and fans gave up their wait for the ashes of former Beatle…

  12. Billboard Bits: Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Hill/McGraw, 'Santa, Baby!,' & More Country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are parents again. Hill, 34, gave birth last Thursday to Audrey Caroline McGraw, according to her spokesperson. The couple have two other daughters, 4-year-old Gracie and 3-year-old Maggie. …

  13. Costello, Hornsby Join Springsteen In Jersey

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen wrapped up a string of five benefit concerts Saturday at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., with a star-studded three-hour show, featuring surprise appearances by Bruce Hornsby, E Bruce Springsteen wrapped up a string of five benefit concerts Saturday at Convention Hall…

  14. Love, Music 'Driving' McCartney Into 2002

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST As Paul McCartney approaches his 60th birthday, he is busy defying the maxim that states rock artists produce nothing of worth once they've past their early 30s. His new Capitol album, "Driving Rain," Editor's note: This interview was conducted before the death of Paul…

  15. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newman go behind-the-scenes at the 2001 Billboard…

  16. Billboard Bits: "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on "I Am Sam," George Harrison, & More Sheryl Crow's cover of the Beatles' "Mother Nature's Son" has been added to the V2 soundtrack to "I Am Sam," due Jan. 8. As previously reported , the set consists entirely of Beatles covers performed…

  17. Wu-Tang Prepares To Unfurl 'Iron Flag'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST New York-based rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "Iron Flag," its fourth album and second in as many years, this month. Following close in the footsteps of last year's "The W," the album is d New York-based rap supergroup Wu-Tang Clan is set to drop "…

  18. Billboard Bits: So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on So Solid Crew, Dick Clark, and more The entire 11-date U.K. tour of controversial garage collective So Solid Crew and domestic dance duo Oxide & Neutrino have been canceled due to safety concerns. Promoters and authorities pulled a number of dates earlier this week in response to…

  19. R. Kelly, Destiny, McGraw Lead Billboard Awards

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Tim McGraw and Destiny's Child secured five each. R. Kelly' R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music…

  20. Harrison's Ashes To Be Scattered In India

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST George Harrison's long, intensely intimate relationship with Indian mysticism, music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where religious authorities said the f George Harrison's long, intensely intimate relationship with Indian mysticism,…

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