1. Loyalty

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a si On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy …

  2. Fat Joe Pledges His 'Loyalty'

    September 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12 via Terror Squad/Atlantic. First single "Crush Tonight" features soul vocalist Ginuwine and Terror Squad colleague Tony Sunshine and debuted Rapper Fat Joe will release a new album, "Loyalty," Nov. 12…

  3. Cube, Eve Top Box Office In 'Barbershop'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The MGM film "Barbershop," which stars rappers-turned-actors Ice Cube and Eve, was clearly a cut above the rest this weekend at the box office in North America. The movie exceeded expectations and deb The MGM film "Barbershop," which stars rappers-turned-actors Ice Cube…

  4. Ice Cube Plays 'De-Fense' For Disney

    August 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen. Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has teamed up with Disney-based Gunn Films to bring the sports-themed comedy "De-Fense" to the big screen.…

  5. 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards winners

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Top R&B/hip-hop album: "Songs in A Minor," Alicia Keys …

  6. Top Artists Set For Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, to be handed out Aug. 9 at Billboardlive in Miami Beach. The show, whic Lathun, Tank, and Anthony Hamilton are among the acts set to perform at the second annual…

  7. DMB Struts Its 'Stuff' With No. 1 Debut

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after three The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with …

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley vs JXL, Nelly, and Celine Dion. ON-AIR CONVERSATION: There's been a lot of discussion in "Chart Beat" about the lack of airplay for Elvis Presley vs JXL's "A Little Less Conversation" (RCA), which has kept the nation's…

  9. 'The Barbershop' Boasts Fresh Cuts

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux will grace the upcoming Epic soundtrack to "The Barbershop." Due Aug. 27, the set is led by the single "Stingy" by Ginuwine, wh Music by Fabolous, P. Diddy, Jagged Edge, Glenn Lewis, and Amel Larrieux…

  10. Usher, Busta, Eve Jamaica-Bound

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the imported headliners set for Ocho Rios, Jamaica's fourth annual Sashi Experience festival. To be held Aug. 25, the eve Usher, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Donell Jones, Tweet, and newcomer Sharissa are among the…

  11. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  12. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  14. 'N Sync Fleshes Out Spring Tour Plans

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 'N Sync has now confirmed 19 dates for its spring U.S. tour, which, as previously reported, will kick off March 3 in Portland, Ore. Shows are booked through April 18 in Philadelphia, and will encompas 'N Sync has now confirmed 19 dates for its spring U.S. tour, which, as previously…

  15. Soul Stars Dominate American Music Awards

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and the late singer Aaliyah each won two American Music Awards tonight (Jan. 9) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angel In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny&…

  16. Epic Acts Offer '12 Days' Of Giveaways

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, Incubus, Ghostface Killah, Mandy Moore, Travis, and Macy Gray will be given away during MSN Music and Sony's "12 Days Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne,…

  17. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Epic Records, Paul McCartney, Janet and Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Kabouter Plop. THE RULE OF THREE: A number of "Chart Beat" readers sent E-mails this week asking if Ja Rule had set a record by making three appearances in the top-20 of The…

  18. Performers, Presenters Line Up For AMAs

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists set to perform at the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA), airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Confi Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are…

  19. Creed Makes It Two In A Row At No. 1

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season competition to maintain its grip on the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The band's third Wind-Up album holds on Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season…

  20. 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…

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