1. Gorillaz, Ryan Adams Among Shortlist Prize Nominees

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown are among the nominees for the first-ever Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, which, as firs Releases by Gorillaz, Air, At The Drive In, Ryan Adams, Bilal, White Stripes, and Foxy Brown…

  2. Gorillaz Grab Six MTV Europe Nominations

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of guest stars, grabbed six nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be handed out Nov. 8 at the Festhalle in Fran Gorillaz, the cartoon band fronted by Blur's Damon Albarn and featuring a host of…

  3. U.K.-Born Gorillaz Ride Stateside Success

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic endeavor that's been making noise this summer. Parlophone/Virgin act Gorillaz have been steadily climbing the charts since their eponymous deb "Planet of the Apes" isn't the only simian-based artistic…

  4. Sundance Looks To Sparklehorse, Air, And More

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout October with three separate programs, one focusing on the directing work of four young filmmakers, another on animated clips, a The Sundance Channel will resurrect its "Sonic Cinema" series throughout…

  5. Staind Makes Mark On U.K. Chart

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 26) when its Flip/Elektra set "Break the Cycle" debuted at No. 1 -- despite the fact that the band has yet t U.S. rock act Staind pulled off a major achievement on the U.K. album chart…

  6. U.S. Launching New Album Prize

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement in Music, modeled after the U.K.'s Technics Mercury Music Prize, Billboard reports in its A The U.S. is launching an award for the best albums of the year, the Shortlist Prize for…

  7. Billboard Bits: Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shaggy, Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, and more Shaggy has pulled out of the twice-postponed Backstreet Boys arena tour due to conflicting commitments and has been replaced by Sisqo, Billboard Bulletin reports. The Backstreet Boys trek, due to resume Aug. 24 in Milwaukee, was rescheduled so…

  8. Craig David, Fatboy Slim Top Billboard Video Noms

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me In" (Wildstar/Atlantic) and Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" (Skint/Astralwerks) lead the nominees for the 2001 Billboard Music Video Awards. The awa With four nominations each, Craig David's "Fill Me…

  9. Isleys, Jadakiss, Aaron Burst Onto Album Chart

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs march to a career-best debut of No. 3 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Eternal" (DreamWorks/Interscope), one of four album R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs march to…

  10. Keys' 'Songs' Notch Double Platinum

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut a Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry…

  11. Creamfields New York Show Cancelled

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just a week after the Las Vegas edition of the Creamfields electronic music fest was canceled due to logistical and other issues, the plug has been pulled on the New York installment of the event due Just a week after the Las Vegas edition of the Creamfields electronic music fest was canceled…

  12. PJ Harvey Plots North American Return

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date headlining tour, kicking off Sept. 4 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Beforehand, the Polly Jean Harvey-led band will U.K. rock outfit PJ Harvey will return to North America for a brief, seven-date…

  13. Keys, David, Gorillaz Up For MTV2 Award

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are nominated for the inaugural MTV2 award, to be presented Sept. 6 at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are…

  14. Radiohead, PJ Harvey, SFA Vie For Mercury Music Prize

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey's "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea" have made the shortlist for the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, an annual contest that "aims to celebrate the best in B Radiohead's "Amnesiac" and PJ Harvey&…

  15. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The…

  16. U.K. Charts Welcome Robbie, Usher At No. 1

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1 album in the region on yesterday's (July 15) U.K. charts. Former Take That member Williams, who first hit No. 1 on Robbie Williams scored his fourth solo No. 1 single and Usher earned his first No. 1…

  17. The Anglo Files

    July 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chemical Bros. at Creamfields, Paul Oakenfold remixes 'Planet Rock,' and albums from Funky Lowlives, Badmarsh & Shri, and Spiritualized. Chemicals At Creamfields Following the success of the Irish leg of the Creamfields festival in Dublin last month (June 23), the Liverpool,…

  18. 'Popstars' Hear'Say Top U.K. Chart Again

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "Popstars" winners Hear'Say achieved its second domestic No. 1 yesterday (July 1) with "Show Me the Way to Your Love" (Polydor). The single follows the gr With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "…

  19. Devilish D12 Debut At No. 1

    June 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side-project D12, easily debuts atop The Billboard 200, selling 372,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The numbers are not quite on par with the s As expected, "Devil's Night," by Eminem's side…

  20. Gorillaz

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With a scope as broad as the Grand Canyon, the digitally animated U.K. With a scope as broad as the Grand Canyon, the digitally animated U.K. "boy" band Gorillaz is ready to take on America with its debut set, which encompasses everything from rap to garage rock. Such contributors…

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