1. Cracker Returns After What Seems Like 'Forever'

    January 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collec Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band&…

  2. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly," NBC Featured Artist: Alicia Keys. …

  3. Tunes On TV

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 17-23, 2001 MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2001 "'Twas the Night," HBO Featured Artists: Nat "King" Cole, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Judy Garland, Los Lobos, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Macy Gray. "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Britney Spears …

  4. Come Together

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST Not sure why this Georgia rock outfit was named artist of the year at this year's Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards? Then give a listen to this enthrallingly well-crafted set, which showcases the band's Not sure why this Georgia rock outfit was named artist of the year at this year&…

  5. 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…

  6. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  7. DMB Is 'My VH1' Favorite

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, presented last night (Dec. 2) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rock ban With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second…

  8. Backstage At The My VH1 Awards: Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Blige, Sting

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST Backstage comments at the My VH1 Awards from Dave Matthews, Jewel, Creed, Mary J. Blige, and Sting. Although the band's RCA album "Everyday" resulted in the must have album honor at last night's (Dec. 2) My VH1 Music Awards, Dave Matthews said backstage that the group…

  9. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Next'," WB Featured Artists: Ja Rule…

  10. MTV Unplugged

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits but rather a collection of lesser-known material. And although a couple of hits are included here—notably "C For his MTV Unplugged debut, Alejandro Sanz said he didn't want an album of old hits…

  11. Garth's 'Scarecrow' Shoots Straight To No. 1

    November 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 466,000 units, according to SoundScan, leading a charge of five top-10 debuts. "Scarecrow," w Garth Brooks' "Scarecrow" (Capitol) thunders its way…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, and Jewel. BARRY'S BACK: The first Barry Manilow album of the 21st century arrives at No. 90 on The Billboard 200. "Here at the Mayflower" (Concord) is the first Manilow album to chart since "Manilow…

  13. Mary J. Blige, Jewel To Play My VH1 Awards

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige and Jewel have been confirmed to perform at the My VH1 Music Awards, airing live Dec. 2 from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on the cable music channel. They join previously announced per Mary J. Blige and Jewel have been confirmed to perform at the My VH1 Music Awards,…

  14. Tunes On TV

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST For the Week of Nov. 19-25, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 19 "Bravo Profiles," Bravo Featured Artists: Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi "Making the Video," MTV Featured Artist: Marilyn Manson "American Roots Music" (final episode: "All My Children of the Sun"…

  15. This Way

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST There have always been numerous facets to Jewel's luster. There have always been numerous facets to Jewel's luster. Even her most commercial outings offer multiple textures, with deceptively simple melodies belying messages that extend beyond the hooks. This Way is the 27-year-old…

  16. Billboard Bits: Mariah Carey, Lit, Susaye Greene

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mariah Carey, Lit, Susaye Greene Pop diva Mariah Carey, who has only made a handful of appearances since her emotional breakdown over the summer, will be a special guest at New York radio outlet Z100's Jingle Ball concert. The Dec. 13 show at Madison Square Garden will also boast…

  17. Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor," received a leading five American Music Awards nominations, it was announced tod R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J…

  18. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette MTV Europe Video Music Awards, MTV Featured…

  19. 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…

  20. Jackson Leads Eight Top-20 Debuts

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the long awaited Epic album "Invincible." The set leads eight top-20 debuts on sales of 366,000 units, according to Sou As anticipated, Michael Jackson scores his fifth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with…

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