1. Benefit Update: Beasties, NYC, Country Freedom

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence benefit concert, to be held Oct. 29 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. While the veteran hip-hop trio and Pakistani vo The Beastie Boys have added a second night to their New Yorkers Against Violence…

  2. Benefits: D.C. Sells Out; Nashville Tix Move Slowly

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in Washington, D.C., is a complete sellout, with more than 42,000 tickets sold. However, the company's Nashville country event the Clear Channel Entertainment's (CCE) benefit concert Sunday (Oct. 21) in…

  3. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3…

  4. Billboard Bits: CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CMA Awards, Incubus, Master P A host of top stars have been added to the performance lineup for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, set for Nov. 7 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow will debut their duet, "I'll Be…

  5. Grand Ole Opry To Stage Sept. 11 Benefit

    October 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will participate in the Grand Ole Opry's benefit for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Set Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, and Marty Stuart are among the country artists who will…

  6. The Rock: Stone Cold Country 2001

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The greatest country singer ever may not be throwing 100 m.p.h. The greatest country singer ever may not be throwing 100 m.p.h. fastballs any more at age 70, but he still has enough vocal tricks up his sleeve to put together yet another classic album. Jones' first effort for Bandit (a…

  7. Zoolander

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle is a wildly uneven, though often exhilarating, rollercoaster ride through old and new material. The multi-act recording accompanying Ben Stiller's latest movie vehicle is a wildly uneven, though often…

  8. Billboard Bits: Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Elvis Costello, CMA Awards, Bob Marley While Rhino mines and reissues his back catalog, Elvis Costello is not resting on his laurels. The artist has scheduled a performance Nov. 7 at New York's Beacon Theatre with the Charles Mingus Orchestra. Together they will perform Mingus…

  9. Garth Brooks Returns With 'Scarecrow'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will return Nov. 13 with the Capitol album "Scarecrow," his first new country set since 1997's "Sevens." The set, which features duets with George Jones and Trisha Yearwood, will be prece Garth Brooks will return Nov. 13 with the Capitol album "…

  10. More Stars To Proclaim 'Country Freedom'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the Oct. 21 Country Freedom Concert to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Set to take place at N Tim McGraw, George Jones, and Lee Ann Womack are among the new confirmed performers for the…

  11. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron…

  12. Billie Holiday Celebrated With Brand New 'Lady Day'

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT For various cultural and commercial reasons, Billie Holiday's later years with Commodore, American Decca, and Verve have garnered more attention than the early years of her career, not only in recent American pop music abounds in tragic icons-artists such as Robert Johnson, Hank Williams…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on George Jones and George Strait, Jay-Z, and Carole King. SEE GEORGE RUN: For the first time since Billboard started using Broadcast Data Systems' (BDS) airplay monitoring to compile charts in 1991, two songs debut in the top-40 portion of the Hot Country Singles …

  14. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly…

  15. Destiny's Child Celebrate '8 Days Of Christmas'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping trio Destiny's Child will release the holiday album "8 Days of Christmas" on Oct. 30 via Columbia. The 12-track album features a host of new spins on seasonal classics, including "A 'DC' Chart-topping trio Destiny's Child will release the…

  16. 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.…

  17. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Olivia Newton-John, Abba's Benny Andersson, and multiple top-10 album debuts. BACK WITH A CHART: Olivia Newton-John has her first charting album of the 21st century, as "Magic: The Very Best of Olivia Newton-John" (UTV) enters The Billboard 200 at No. 150…

  19. Terrorist Acts Bring Cities, Music Biz To A Standstill

    September 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11) following the deadly terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The U.S. music industry went into a state of near-total paralysis yesterday (Sept. 11)…

  20. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th…

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