1. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle

    October 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe Awards, Enya, Patti LaBelle Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and Travis are the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 2001 MTV Europe Music Awards, set for Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. They join previously announced performers Destiny's Child, Basement Jaxx, Blink…

  2. 'America' Rules... The Billboard 200

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of patriotism this week as the Columbia Records set "God Bless America" debuts at No. 1. Featuring cuts from Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Frank Sinatra, Lee Greenwoo The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of patriotism this week as the Columbia…

  3. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3…

  4. Billboard Bits: Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens The itinerary for the Family Values tour, which kicked off last night (Oct. 11) in Cleveland, has undergone a number of cancellations and date changes. According to the tour's official Web site , "circumstances beyond our control"…

  5. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  6. Kylie Reigns Supreme On U.K. Charts

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue now has command of the U.K. album chart as well as the singles survey. Parlophone's Australian pop figurehead (who won two titles last week at her native country's ARIA Awards) started a Kylie Minogue now has command of the U.K. album chart as well as the singles…

  7. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1…

  8. Jay-Z Draws 'Blueprint' For Chart Dominance

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the fourth album in a row from Jay-Z to enter at No. 1, and the highest charting title for Bob Dylan since 1979. Jay-Z's "The B Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the…

  9. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top…

  10. Staind 'Breaks' Double-Platinum Barrier

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album "Break the Cycle" has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). T A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album …

  11. Sisqo, Electra To Host World Music Awards

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping R&B artist Sisqo and actress Carmen Electra will host the 2001 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. The 13th annual ceremony will take place May 2 at the French Riviera hotspot Le Spor Chart-topping R&B artist Sisqo and actress Carmen Electra will host the 2001 World Music…

  12. Shaggy Tightens Grip On No. 1

    February 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) makes it a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, easily outdistancing the Beatles' "1" (Capitol) at No. 2 on the strength of more than 293,000 copies sold, according to So Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) makes it a third week…

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