1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Timbaland: New Album Is My Last As Artist

    October 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Although Timbaland and Magoo's long delayed sophomore set, "Indecent Proposal," (Blackground/Virgin) is now set for a Nov. 20 release, it may turn out to be the duo's last. "It's a good album, but I'm Although Timbaland and Magoo's long delayed…

  6. Chart Beat Bonus

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart news on Cyndi Thomson, Ginuwine, America, and more. 'MEANT' TO BE : Newcomer Cyndi Thomson is No. 1 for a third consecutive week on Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "What I Really Meant to Say" (Capitol). That puts the song into a tie for the longest-running No.…

  7. 360 Urban Groove

    July 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. Saxman Jimmy Sommers combines elements of jazz, rap, and R&B on his ambitious sophomore set. And Sommers, a Chicago native, has recruited a who's who of contemporary R&B artists to…

  8. Miss E . . . So Addictive

    May 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like a habit you have no intention of quitting, Missy Elliott's third Elektra set, Miss E . . . Like a habit you have no intention of quitting, Missy Elliott's third Elektra set, Miss E . . . So Addictive, provides just the right musical high for lovers of R&B and rap. Since…

  9. Full Force Marshals New-School Army

    May 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" (Calibre Records), Full Force -- the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based group comprising the George brothers (Bowlegged Lou, Paul Anthony, and Brian, aka "B-Fine") and For the first time since 1995's "Sugar on Top" …

  10. Hot Product

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Missy Elliott, R.E.M., Tool, Weezer, Depeche Mode, Buddy Guy, and more. 'Addicted' To Missy With the release this week of "Miss E ... So Addictive," her third set on The Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road…

  11. Timbaland & Magoo Go To Sea For Video

    May 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B duo Timbaland & Magoo's upcoming Blackground/Virgin album "Indecent Proposal" won't be out until late summer, but the pair are in Los Angeles this week shooting a video for first single "D R&B duo Timbaland & Magoo's upcoming Blackground…

  12. The Life

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ginuwine continues to expand his R&B crooner repertoire. The Washington, D.C. Ginuwine continues to expand his R&B crooner repertoire. The Washington, D.C., native—whose 1996 debut, The Bachelor, and 1999 follow-up, 100% Ginuwine, were both platinum-plus successes—offers a mix of…

  13. Janet Fends Off Destiny's Child To Remain No. 10

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child reign supreme on The Billboard Hot 100 for a second straight week, with Jackson's "All for You" at No. 1 and Destiny's Child "Survivor" right behind at No. 2. Janet i Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child reign supreme on…

  14. Missy Elliott's Third Album Is 'So Addictive'

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the May 15 release of "Miss E . . . So Addictive," her third set on the Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road like never before. With the May 15 release of "Miss E . . . So Addictive," her third set on the Gold Mind/Elektra,…

  15. Missy Elliott's Third Album Is 'So Addictive'?

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With the May 15 release of "Miss E . . . So Addictive," her third set on the Gold Mind/Elektra, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is hitting the road like never before.X With the May 15 release of "Miss E . . . So Addictive," her third set on the Gold Mind/Elektra,…

  16. 'NOW' Leads 4 Top-10 Debuts

    April 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In what has become a sure-fire hitmaking brand, the sixth volume of the various artists compilation "NOW That's What I Call Music!" shoots straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, having sold more than In what has become a sure-fire hitmaking brand, the sixth volume of the…

  17. Elliott Joined By All-Star Cast On 'Addictive'

    April 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Missy Elliott is anticipating big things for "Get Ur Freak On," the first single from her forthcoming Gold Mind/Elektra album "Miss E . . . So Addictive." Up-and-coming vocalist Nelly Furtado appears Missy Elliott is anticipating big things for "Get Ur Freak On,"…

  18. Hot Product

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewin new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Guided By Voices, Big Punisher, Run-D.M.C., Ginuwine, and more. Livin' It Up "Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band: Live In New York City," the concert album for which fans have been clamoring, is due Tuesday from Columbia, just…

  19. Ginuwine Takes 'Life' On The Road

    March 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in support of his third Epic album, "The Life," kicking off April 2 in Philadelphia. First single "There It Is" is No. 30 on Billboard's Hot R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in…

  20. Ginuwine Takes 'Life' On The Road

    March 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in support of his third Epic album, "The Life," kicking off April 2 in Philadelphia. First single "There It Is" is No. 30 on Billboard's Hot R&B vocalist Ginuwine will embark on a brief U.S. tour in…

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