1. Aaliyah Earns Posthumous U.K. No. 1

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST U.S. R&B star Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash last August, achieved her first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 13). She became the first female artist to make her initial appearance atop the c U.S. R&B star Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash last August, achieved her first U.K. No…

  2. Billboard Bits: Mariah, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, The D.O.C., Sex Pistols EMI yesterday (Jan. 7) moved to dismiss widespread reports that Mariah Carey would be paid an estimated $50 million to exit her Virgin Records contract, Billboard Bulletin reports. "In light of recent press comment that EMI has paid or agreed…

  3. Creed's 'Weathered' Wraps The Year At No. 1

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by extending its reign at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 to six weeks, the longest consecutive run at the top since the Beatles' "1" (Capitol). The set sold 398,0 Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) begins 2002 by…

  4. R&B/Hip-Hop Stars To Honor Roger Troutman

    January 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have contributed tracks to an upcoming tribute to the late R&B/funk artist Roger Troutman of Zapp. Wolfpac Records' "Still Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Kurupt, Chico DeBarge, Ice-T, and members of tha Liks have…

  5. 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…

  6. Greatest Hits

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST You can almost hear Ice Cube's demeanor mellowing and the MC-turned-actor/filmmaker's wallet gettin' fatter on this seemingly overdue retrospective. You can almost hear Ice Cube's demeanor mellowing and the MC-turned-actor/filmmaker's wallet gettin' fatter on…

  7. Big Boi & Dre Present . . . OutKast

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Arguably one of hip-hop's greatest groups, OutKast takes a look back at its illustrious eight-year career with this best-of set. Arguably one of hip-hop's greatest groups, OutKast takes a look back at its illustrious eight-year career with this best-of set. Featuring songs from its…

  8. Creed's 'Weathered' Wins Third Week On Top

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST In the midst of retail's holiday rush, Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) mustered a 10% sales bump to remain atop The Billboard 200 for a third straight week. With U.S. sales of 458,000 units, according t In the midst of retail's holiday rush, Creed's "Weathered…

  9. Busta Rhymes Enjoys Rebirth

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently," the ever-confident rapper says of his new album, "Genesis." "With this album, you're getting everything from the best of what you already love m "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently,…

  10. Hot Product

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' telethon, De La Soul, Nate Dogg, and more. A Time For 'Heroes' In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and…

  11. Ali

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genres (R&B/soul, jazz, rock, Eastern, Arabic, and South Asian), this complement to the highly anticipated film starring Will Smith parallels legendary Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genres (R&B/soul, jazz, rock, Eastern, Arabic…

  12. Locals Fired Up Over Eminem Film Plan

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Residents and officials of Highland Park, Mich., are up in arms about Eminem's plans to burn down a house during the filming of "The Untitled Detroit Project." The rapper's request comes with a pledge Residents and officials of Highland Park, Mich., are up in arms about…

  13. 'Music' Makes Nate Dogg's Statement

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight since "Regulate" -- the singer's 1994 hit with Warren G -- introduced a hip-hop nation already smitten with the laid-back West Coast hook master Nate Dogg has never strayed too far from the spotlight…

  14. Hot Product

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Busta Rhymes, the Concert for New York City, the 'Ali' soundtrack, and more In The Beginning... "Genesis" is an appropriate title for rapper Busta Rhymes' new album, his first under a new recording deal with J Records. "I went into this…

  15. No Doubt Feels 'Rock Steady'

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, "Rock Steady," Gwen Stefani saturates her comments with utterings of "like" and "know what I mean?" It's, like, quite charming, and, honestly, a little b Discussing the making of No Doubt's new album, …

  16. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  17. Outkast Drops Best-Of In December

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast has set a Dec. 4 release date for its greatest hits package, "Big Boi & Dre Present... Outkast" (LaFace/Arista). <a href="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily Atlanta-based hip-hop duo Outkast has set a Dec. 4 release date for its…

  18. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  19. D.O.C. Drafts Xzibit, Ice Cube For 'Deuce'

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O.C. will return with his first album in five years, "Deuce," in early 2002 on the artist's independent label, Silverback Records. The record will feature guest spots f Seminal West Coast rapper The D.O.C. will return with his first album in five…

  20. Dre's Censorship Lawsuits Settled

    October 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The lawsuits rapper/producer Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) filed against the cities of Detroit and Auburn Hills, Mich., have been settled, his attorney said today (Oct. 24). Young filed the lawsuit The lawsuits rapper/producer Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Young) filed against the cities of…

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