1. 'Electric' Recharges Common's Career

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Success can be fickle, especially for an artist who thrives on artistic integrity. Common hopes to balance recent commercial success with his evolving artistry on his latest set, "Electric Circus," released Dec. 10 via MCA. His MCA…

  2. Eminem Can't 'Lose' At No. 1

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard's Hot 100 with "Lose Yourself," once again fending off Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's "Work It," which is No. 2 for a sixth-straight week. However, For the eighth week in a row, Eminem rules Billboard&…

  3. Hot Product

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Whitney Houston, Phish, Common, Alanis Morissette, and more. 'Just' Listen Although she reigned throughout the '80s and '90s as one of the most popular vocalists in the world, Whitney Houston faces an uncertain future with the new album "…

  4. India.Arie Leads Image Awards Music Nominations

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The Motown artist scored five nominations, including outstanding female artist and album ("Voyage to India"). Erykah Badu has India.Arie tops the music nominees for the 34th annual NAACP Image Awards. The…

  5. Common Ropes In Final 'Circus' Details

    November 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "Electric Circus, which, as previously reported, is due Dec. 10 via MCA. First single "Come Close to Me" featuring Mary J. Blige debuted Rapper Common has solidified the tracklist for his fifth album, "…

  6. Common Invites Fans To 'Electric Circus'

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric Circus," Dec. 10 via MCA. The set will feature guest performances by the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Bilal, and Cee-Lo, an Thought-provoking rapper Common will release his fifth album, "Electric…

  7. Eminem Notches First Hot 100 No. 1

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the class on Billboard's Hot 100 this week, giving the rapper his first ever No. 1 on the singles tally. The cut is the chart's fastest-growing track at r Eminem's "Lose Yourself" walks to the head of the…

  8. Brown Sugar

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For those in the music business, a love For those in the music business, a love of music is often as strong as any other loves in their lives. Actors Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan explore that dichotomy in the new Fox Searchlight film Brown Sugar. Like the film, the accompanying soundtrack…

  9. 40TunesOnTV

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 30 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: David Bowie, Supergrass, Pink, Puddle Of Mudd. "Intimate Portrait," Lifetime Featured…

  10. Billboard Bits: Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Kool G Rap, Erykah Badu/Common, Adema Veteran hip-hop artist Kool G Rap will issue his eighth studio album, "The Giancana Story," Nov. 12 as his first release under a newly signed deal with Rawkus/Koch Entertainment. The set features guest appearances by Capone-N-Noreaga,…

  11. 39TunesOnTV

    September 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Sept. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, SEPT. 23 "The Wayne Brady Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Goo Goo Dolls (also scheduled: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Aida Turturro, Paige Davis). "Total…

  12. A Poem About Ms. Doss

    September 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT An embarrassment of riches isn't a phrase generally associated with today's music. An embarrassment of riches isn't a phrase generally associated with today's music. One exception: the next-generation R&B emanating from the likes of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, India.Arie,…

  13. This Day in Music

    September 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York's Lincoln Square for the North American unveiling of Radiohead's long-awaited fourth album ""Kid A." 2000 - Eager journalists and hardcore fans alike mingle…

  14. Poll: R&B Fans Excited For Levert Album

    August 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Gerald Levert's upcoming Elektra album "G Spot" is one that fans are most anticipating, according to a Billboard.com poll about R&B/hip-hop artists with plans for new releases. Gerald Levert's upcoming Elektra album "G Spot" is one that fans are most…

  15. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film …

  16. Slick Rick Detained On Immigration Flap

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in Bradenton, Fla., by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) after being arrested on board a crui English-born, New York-bred rapper Slick Rick (real name: Ricky Walters) is being held in…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again during this current chart week, July 13,…

  18. 26TunesOnTV

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 24-30, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 24 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Anastacia (also scheduled: Johnny Knoxville). "The Late Show With David Letterman,"…

  19. Lathun Carries Torch With 'Fortunate' Debut

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Excerpted for Billboard.com feature) Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Lathun is the latest artist to carry the torch for the legendary Motown Records, as he prepares for the June 11 release of his debut, "Fortunate." The Detroit native wrote 10 of the 13 tracks on "…

  20. Wyclef Among Arrests At NYC Protest

    June 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students turned out yesterday (June 4) for a rally to hear hip-hop stars and politicians denounce proposed cuts in Ten people, including singer Wyclef Jean, were arrested as thousands of teachers and students…

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