1. Lyricists Lounge Tour Back On Track

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the artists," the Crown Royal-sponsored Lyricists Lounge tour gets back in business Friday (Dec. 6) in Washington, D.C. Featuri Postponed in September "due to a pressing recording commitment of one of the…

  2. O-Town Eyes A Long Haul

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most artists, fame comes as a by-product of creating music; hardly ever is music the by-product of fame. As they near the release of their sophomore outing, the five members of O-Town find themselves trying to grow out of being regarded…

  3. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  4. Eminem Tightens Grip On Billboard Charts

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" continues to gain radio play and maintains its grip on the Billboard Hot 100 for a second-straight week. This gives the rapper control of Billboard's two major charts, after t Eminem's "Lose Yourself" continues to gain radio play and…

  5. Top Artists Flock To NYC 'Jingle Ball'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New York continue a tradition as the station stages its annual Jingle Ball concert Dec. 12 at the city's Madison Squar Justin Timberlake, Ja Rule, and Ashanti are among those who will help WHTZ (Z100) New…

  6. Bon Jovi 'Bounces' To No. 2 As Elvis Still Reigns

    October 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No. 2 on first week sales of 160,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. While it was enough to earn the group its highest debut Bon Jovi boundes onto The Billboard 200 as "Bounce" (Island) bows at No.…

  7. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>For the first time ever, the Recording Academy agrees to accept a downloadable single for Grammy consideration. Virgin Records releases two singles, ""Dig In,"" by Lenny Kravitz and ""Go 2001 - For the first time ever, the Recording…

  8. Billboard Bits: Cole/Price, Lyricist Lounge, Wainwright

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Billboard Bits: Natalie Cole and Kelly Price at the Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer concert and awards, Lyricist Lounge tour postponed, and Rufus Wainwright schedules a handful of shows. Natalie Cole -- who will release her debut Verve album, "Ask a Woman Who Knows," tomorrow …

  9. Bedingfield, Blige, Res Visit 'Club Nation'

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation…

  10. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  11. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  12. How High

    December 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Leave it to Redman and Method Man to bring their love of marijuana to the big screen. Starring as two stoners whose "magical herbs" get them into Harvard, the two MCs bring the smoke-induced humor…

  13. R&B/Hip-Hop Heavy Hitters Lead 'Undisputed'

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash Money Millionaires will be featured on the upcoming Cash Money/Universal soundtrack to the Miramax film "Undisputed. Carl Thomas, Fabolous, Petey Pablo, the Ruff Ryders featuring Swizz Beatz, and Cash…

  14. Music

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "Music," Erick Sermon makes his triumphant return to the game with his J Records debut of the same name. You might call it a comeback: Building upon the success of his chart-topping single, "…

  15. 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…

  16. Hot Product

    October 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing albums from Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Enrique Iglesias, Jermaine Dupri, and more. Jackson's Back It's been six years since Michael Jackson released an album of new material. And, befitting the kind of hype that accompanies the self-proclaimed King of Pop's…

  17. Sermon's Label, Manager Refute Suicide Attempt

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Erick Sermon's label and manager are refuting published accounts that the injuries the rapper suffered last week were the result of a suicide attempt from a third-story window. Earlier reports said th Erick Sermon's label and manager are refuting published accounts that the injuries…

  18. Police Investigating Sermon's Injuries

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The extensive injuries sustained Sept. 25 by rapper Erick Sermon were apparently the result of a plunge from a third-story window, rather than a car accident on a rain-slicked road, as originally clai The extensive injuries sustained Sept. 25 by rapper Erick Sermon were apparently the result…

  19. Erick Sermon Stable After Car Accident

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Erick Sermon was in critical but stable condition today (Sept. 28) after slamming his Mercedes-Benz into a cement divider on a highway. Sermon, 32, suffered broken bones and internal bleeding a Rapper Erick Sermon was in critical but stable condition today (Sept. 28) after slamming his…

  20. Ja Rule Is 'Livin' It Up'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to drop his sophomore set, "Rule 3:36." Although he was already a star in hip-hop circles, thanks to guest shots with Jay-Z What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to…

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