1. 'Brown Sugar' Soundtrack Packed Tight

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film "Brown Sugar" is packed with sweet contributions from hip-hop/R&B luminaries, including Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Commo The Magic Johnson Records/MCA soundtrack to the forthcoming Fox Searchlight film …

  2. Ashanti Is Soul Train's Leading 'Lady'

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her single "Foolish," Ashanti leads the field for this year's Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The late Aaliyah earned four nomi With five nominations, including best R&B/soul or rap new artist for her…

  3. Billboard Bits: Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Shortlist, Marilyn Manson, Neil Peart The full complement of "listmakers" for the 2002 Shortlist prize has been confirmed, with a total of 20 recording artists, record producers, film directors, journalists, and radio personalities making up the panel. Among those who will…

  4. In Between

    July 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. Jazzanova has been producing and remixing music since the mid-'90s. In '98, the Berlin-based collective—Axel Reinemer, Stefan Leisering, Roskow Kretschmann, Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, and Jürgen von…

  5. Janet, Usher Among BET Awards Celebs

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are among the artists who will either be performing or presenting during Tuesday's (June 25) second annual BET Awards. Organizers of the ev Janet Jackson, Usher, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, and Alicia Keys are…

  6. Lathun Carries Torch With 'Fortunate' Debut

    June 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT (Excerpted for Billboard.com feature) Neo-soul singer/songwriter/producer Lathun is the latest artist to carry the torch for the legendary Motown Records, as he prepares for the June 11 release of his debut, "Fortunate." The Detroit native wrote 10 of the 13 tracks on "…

  7. 360 Degree of Billy Paul, MFSB,Trammps, Philadelphia Classics

    May 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Part stroll down memory lane, part music history lesson, these titles are a living—and timeless—testament to the legendary sound of Philadelphia and the prolific legacy of dynamic produc BILLY PAUL 360 Degree of Billy Paul REISSUE PRODUCERS: Leo Sacks, Joe McEwen ORIGINAL PRODUCERS: Kenneth…

  8. 'Divas' Mary J., Cher, Celine Head To Vegas

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion are the first performers confirmed for "VH1 Divas Las Vegas: A Benefit Concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation." The event will be aired live May 23 from the Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion are the first performers confirmed for "…

  9. The Classic Chillout Album

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstr The star-studded tracklisting on…

  10. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers,…

  11. Cherokee Shows Her 'Soul'

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would find her musical home in Philadelphia. Her debut album, 1999's "I Love You ... Me" on Trip/RCA, was an organically soulful a It seems fitting that Brooklyn, N.Y.-born, Los Angeles-based Cherokee would…

  12. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game…

  13. Chapman, Mullen Among Dove Nominees

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan, and Rebecca St. James lead the field for the Gospel Music Association's (GMA) 33rd annual Dove Awards. Michael W. S With eight nominations each, Steven Curtis Chapman, Nicole C. Mullen, Toby McKeehan,…

  14. Billboard Bits: U2, Trey Anastasio, Jill Scott, Megadeth

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on U2, Trey Anastasio, Jill Scott, Megadeth U2 has teamed with retailer Target to offer "U2 7," an exclusive seven-track mini album featuring B-sides and rarities. The album, which carries a retail price of $6.99, will be available at all Target locations beginning Tuesday (Jan…

  15. Epic Preps 'The Classic Chillout'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte Church, the late Eva Cassidy, and Maxwell, will be found on "The Classic Chillout Album," due March 26 from Epic. The col Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte…

  16. Philly Artists Team For NBA Concerts

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the Roots, and Musiq Soulchild, will return home Feb. 8-9 for the Philly All-Star Concert Series, as part of the 2002 NBA All A host of Philadelphia's noted R&B/hip-hop artists, led by Jill Scott, the…

  17. Will Joi Get Her 'Revenge'?

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping the release of "Star Kitty's Revenge" -- her third solo album (due Jan. 29, 2002, on Universal Records) -- will garner her th After a series of ill-timed false starts, neo-soul innovator Joi is hoping…

  18. Keys Snares 7 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-related nominations for the 2001 NAACP Image Awards, to be presented Feb. 23 in Hollywood and broadcast March 1 on Fox. Keys picked up nominations for outs Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-related nominations for the 2001 NAACP Image…

  19. Wonder Drafts R&B Stars For Benefit Gig

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Boney James, Tyrese, Ja Rule, Regina Belle, and Pam & Dodi are among the urban music stars set to perform at Stevie Wonder' Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, India.Arie, Musiq…

  20. R. Kelly, Destiny, McGraw Lead Billboard Awards

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Tim McGraw and Destiny's Child secured five each. R. Kelly' R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music…

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