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. Brad Paisley To Headline CMT Tour

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live tour, which will hit 44 cities this fall starting Sept. 19 in Phoenix and winding down with a Dec. 12-14 stand Arista Nashville country artist Brad Paisley will headline the first CMT Most Wanted Live…

  3. 2002 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the eighth annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, which will be handed out Aug. 24 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium: Best R&B/soul single, solo: "Rock the Boat," Aaliyah "A Woman's Worth,…

  4. Ashanti, Tweet, Isleys Among MusicFest Acts

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The week-long 2002 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest will conclude with a pair of concerts featuring up-and-coming R&B stars Ashanti and Tweet, as well as such established artists as Al Green and the Isl The week-long 2002 Rochester (N.Y.) MusicFest will conclude with a pair of concerts…

  5. Billboard Bits: Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Ringo Starr, Tyrese, Patsy Cline Former Beatle Ringo Starr is hard at work on a new solo studio album, due in 2003 via Koch Records. The as-yet-untitled set is being produced by Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), who produced Starr's 1998 Mercury set "Vertical Man" and co…

  6. KeKe Wyatt Indicted For Assault

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B singer Ketara "KeKe" Wyatt has been indicted on assault charges for allegedly stabbing her husband and manager, Rahmat Morton, with a steak knife on Christmas Day. A Shelby County, Ky., grand R&B singer Ketara "KeKe" Wyatt has been indicted on assault charges…

  7. Avant Aims For 'Ecstasy'

    March 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson Entertainment/MCA project is slated for release March 26. Love is the overriding theme on Avant's sophomore album, the aptly titled "Ecstasy." The Magic Johnson…

  8. Cash Buckles Down On 'American Four'

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th birthday -- which arrives today (Feb. 26) -- the country music icon is hard at work on his fourth collaboration with produce While Sony is in the midst of a year-long celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th…

  9. Hot Product

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Kasey Chambers, Johnny Cash, Freddy Fender, and more. Thick As A 'Brick' From the first verse of the first track, Kasey Chambers' sophomore Warner Bros. set, "Barricades & Brickwalls," bursts with passionate songwriting and a singing…

  10. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

  11. Ultra.Dance 01

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. Late last year, New York City-based Ultra Records issued one of the best U.S. chill-out compilations with Ultra.Chilled 01. As if to even the balance, the label…

  12. Shannon McNally's 'Jukebox' Holds Musical Variety

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as rich as a tobacco field. Shannon McNally may have been born and bred in Long Island, N.Y., but deep down she's got a dusty, Southern soul that's as…

  13. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  14. Soul Sista

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST With her saucy brand of "sista girl" R&B, newcomer Keke Wyatt plays the around-the-way girl next door on her MCA debut. Like labelmate Mary J. With her saucy brand of "sista girl" R&B, newcomer Keke Wyatt plays the around-the-way girl next door on her MCA debut.…

  15. Hot Product

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, Busta Rhymes, Jewel, Natalie Merchant, Shakira, and more. Final Lap To hear Garth Brooks tell it, "Scarecrow" will be the last studio album of his red-hot career. In the 12 years since his self-titled debut, the artist has…

  16. Ozzy Osbourne Comes 'Down To Earth'

    October 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy Osbourne says with a laugh. The seemingly unstoppable metal god is promoting his first studio set in six years, "Down to Earth" (released on Oct. 16 "I feel like my brain's just been kicked in," Ozzy…

  17. Hot Product

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from New Order, John Mellencamp, Andrea Bocelli, Ozzy Osbourne, and more. 'Heads' Or Tails "'Cuttin' heads' is what the old blues guys used to do to each other," says John Mellencamp of the phrase from which his new Columbia album draws…

  18. Ozzy Heads Online To Launch 'Earth'

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a special online promotion in advance of the Oct. 16 release of his new Epic studio album, "Down to Earth." Since late last week, one track from each of his prior 12 studio Ozzy Osbourne has lined up a special online promotion in advance of the Oct. 16…

  19. Hot Product

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Live, Diana Krall, and more. I Got 'Id' Macy Gray admits that she was an irresistible force, if not an immovable object, when it came to weaving the words and music that would evolve into her sophomore Epic album, "The Id."…

  20. Hot Product

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Ozzfest tour, Phoebe Snow, the Derailers, a Twisted Sister tribute set, and more. The 'Ozz' Strikes Back "Ozzfest 2001 - The Second Millennium" (Epic) culls from live performances on this summer's ongoing Ozzfest hard rock festival tour.…

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