1. J. Lo Leads ALMA Music Nominees

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With nods in four categories, including outstanding female performer, Jennifer Lopez leads the list of music nominees for the 2002 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards. Honoring outstanding artist With nods in four categories, including outstanding female performer, Jennifer Lopez leads…

  2. Ashanti Continues Quadruple Chart Reign

    April 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200…

  3. Not Quite Van Halen: Roth, Hagar Team For Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar will hit the road together on this summer's co-headlining Song For Song, The Heavywe In perhaps one of the strangest pairings in recent memory, former Van Halen frontmen…

  4. Crow, Train, Marley Step 'Outside'

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported yesterday by Billboard Bulletin, Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley, and O.A.R. have signed on for the Jeep World Outside Festival tour, kicking off July 10 in Charlotte, N.C., and wra As first reported yesterday by Billboard Bulletin , Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley, and O…

  5. Eagles Confirm 31-Date Summer Tour

    April 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour in seven years May 31 in Reno, Nev. The 31-date trek will wrap July 20 in Biloxi, Miss., and comes as the gro As first reported here last week, the Eagles will kick off their first North American tour…

  6. ACM Awards Add Star Performers

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be added to the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards ceremony. The performance lineup for Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, and Trisha Yearwood are among the latest performers to be…

  7. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Ashanti, debut chart-topping singles, LeAnn Rimes, and Gordon Lightfoot. TWO FOR TWO: After a six-week reign, "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule falls out of pole position on Billboard's Hot 100, making way for Ashanti to have her…

  8. Kravitz Goes 'Live' With Pink, Abandoned Pools

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Following tours of Japan and Europe, Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour July 12 in Virginia Beach, Va. The 33-city Lenny Live trek, which will feature support from Pink and Abandon Following tours of Japan and Europe , Lenny Kravitz will launch a North American summer tour…

  9. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers…

  10. Top Stars Confirmed For Billboard Latin Awards

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Thalia, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Celine Dion, Olga Tanon, Juan Gabriel, and Cristian are the first performers confirmed to appear at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for May 9 in Miami Beach, Thalia, Marc Anthony, Carlos Vives, Celine Dion, Olga Tanon, Juan Gabriel, and Cristian are…

  11. Rhino Surveys Feinstein's Songbook

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his interpretations of classic American pop songs, will be anthologized May 21 with Rhino/Elektra's release of the two-disc "The Mic Pianist/vocalist Michael Feinstein, who has achieved renown through his…

  12. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  13. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7…

  14. Hot Product

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Goo Goo Dolls, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and more. Out Of The 'Gutter' Goo Goo Dolls' "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.) follows the biggest studio album of the threesome's career, 1998's "Dizzy Up the…

  15. Tunes On TV

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for April 8-14, 2002. MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2002 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Featured Artists: Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin (also scheduled: Greta Van Susteren). "MTV's Campus Invasion 2002," MTV Featured Artists: Nickelback, Default,…

  16. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Jimmy Eat World, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and Jennifer Lopez. LAST SHALL BE FIRST: "The Middle" is exactly where the band Jimmy Eat World isn't on Billboard's two rock charts, Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock…

  18. Dion's 'New Day' Debuts On Top

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with "A New Day Has Come." The Epic set storms to the top of the chart on the strength of 527,000 copies sold in its first week, Celine Dion scores her first No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with "…

  19. Success Should Be 'No Problem' For Chesney's New Album

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally seems to be poised on the brink of major stardom. Two factors that may push him up into that rarefied air are After eight years of developing his career the slow and steady way, Kenny Chesney finally…

  20. Reba To Host Next Two ACM Awards Shows

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, and next year's event as well. This year's May 22 ceremony -- which will air live from Los Angeles Reba McEntire has been tapped to host the upcoming 37th annual Academy of Country…

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