1. 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…

  2. Oscar-Winning Composer Jay Livingston Dies

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Composer and lyricist Jay Livingston, whose collaboration with Ray Evans led to such hits as "Silver Bells," "Que Sera, Sera," and "Mona Lisa," died Wednesday at the age of 86. Livingston, whose songw Composer and lyricist Jay Livingston, whose collaboration with…

  3. Dilated Peoples Stretch Out

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, "Expansion Team" (due out Oct. 23), plays on the Los Angeles-based trio's musical philosophy. "We've gone from performing in a tiny L.A. club to The title of Dilated Peoples' sophomore Capitol album, …

  4. Jay-Z Gets 3 Years Probation In Stabbing Case

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) pleaded guilty in a New York court this morning (Oct. 17) to stabbing producer Lance "Un" Rivera in a December 1999 incident. Carter will most like Chart-topping rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) pleaded guilty in a New York…

  5. Britney Spears Restructures Fall Tour Plans

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed rehearsals. The trek will now begin Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C., with the originally scheduled kick-off dat Britney Spears has restructured her fall North American tour after a case of the flu delayed…

  6. ODB Gets Two More Years; New Album In March

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones) was sentenced in Los Angeles last week to two years in prison for having violated probation by escaping from a rehab clinic. Jones, who Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (real name: Russell Jones) was sentenced in…

  7. Clapton Brings 'Hyde Park' To DVD

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park," for Nov. 13 release. The disc, featuring the legendary guitarist playing to 150,000 people at a free concert in London on J Warner/Reprise is readying an Eric Clapton concert DVD, "Live in Hyde Park,…

  8. Barbra's Back With Christmas Album

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Songstress Barbra Streisand will on Oct. 30 release her first holiday album in 34 years, "Christmas Memories" (Columbia). The album will be the artist's first studio release since 1999's "A Love Like Songstress Barbra Streisand will on Oct. 30 release her first…

  9. Kylie Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even her label Parlophone's wildest hopes, after the single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" began its fourth straight week at No. 1, and her album Kylie Minogue's chart-topping U.K. success now exceeds even…

  10. Billboard Bits: Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Family Values Tour, Enya, A*Teens The itinerary for the Family Values tour, which kicked off last night (Oct. 11) in Cleveland, has undergone a number of cancellations and date changes. According to the tour's official Web site , "circumstances beyond our control"…

  11. Prince Unveils 'Rainbow Children'

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The Rainbow Children," on Oct. 17 as an Internet download available only to members of his NPG Music Club. In April, the artist made Eccentric pop superstar Prince is set to release his latest album, "The…

  12. Avalanches Start A Landslide

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one need do is view their video for "Frontier Psychiatrist." Lensed by Kuntz + Maguire for Propaganda Films, the visually s To get a feel for Australian dance/electronic five-piece the Avalanches, all one…

  13. Knowles' Destiny: 'Austin Powers 3'

    October 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce Knowles, one-third of pop/R&B sensation Destiny's Child, is in advanced negotiations to make her feature film debut as the female lead in New Line Cinema's "Austin Powers 3: Goldmember" fo Beyonce Knowles, one-third of pop/R&B sensation Destiny's Child…

  14. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected…

  15. 'Rush Hour' Director To Speak At Billboard Conference

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance as a guest speaker Nov. 1 at the Billboard Music Video Conference. Ratner will give a speech at the conferen Award-winning film/music video director Brett Ratner will be making an exclusive appearance…

  16. Rhino Preps Rod's 'Very Best'

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "The Very Best of Rod Stewart," a 16-track disc due Nov. 13 from Warner Bros. The 70-minute album will feature material ranging from Rod Stewart's 33-year-old recording career will be celebrated with "…

  17. Lit's 'Atomic' Born In Arenas

    October 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In recording "Atomic," Lit's follow-up to 1999's "A Place in the Sun," the band looked to the arena-rock sound of the '70s and '80s for inspiration. "That's what made us want to play music -- big aren In recording "Atomic," Lit'…

  18. Jamiroquai's Jay Kay Denies Assault Charges

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal damage following an alleged fight with a photographer. The 31-year-old artist is accused of smashing camera Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay today (Oct. 8) denied charges of common assault and criminal…

  19. Neptunes' N*E*R*D Pushed To November

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "In Search Of...," the Virgin debut album from production duo the Neptunes' N*E*R*D project, will be released Nov. 20 after being pushed back from its original Sept. 25 street date. Earlier this summe "In Search Of...," the Virgin debut album from production duo the…

  20. Hot Product

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Bubba Sparxx, the Strokes, Jenny Toomey, the "Say It Loud" documentary, and more. 'Day' And 'Night' Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is primed to storm the charts this week with the release of his debut album, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." The…

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