1. R. Kelly Children's Book To Be Reissued

    January 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Despite the controversy surrounding its subject, a children's book based on R. Kelly's life will be reissued on March 1. Publisher Unique Expressions plans to re-release the children's story, "I Can Fly! (The R. Kelly Story)," based on Kelly's rags-to-riches life…

  2. Tunes On TV

    January 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Jan. 6-12, 2003. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JAN. 6 VH1 All Access: Celebrity Breakups," VH1 Featured Artists: Naughty By Nature, Salt 'N Pepa, Puff Daddy, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Billy Bob…

  3. Billboard Bits: Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST News on Phil Collins, Charlotte Church, Source "Urban Renewal," an album of Phil Collins' best-known songs covered by top R&B stars, will finally see release in North America Feb. 11 via Atlantic Records. The album, which was released in Germany in May 2001, features Ol&…

  4. Ministry Aims To Wilt Mohawks With New Album

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio album together, the two sought to get back to the blistering sonic form that produced 1988's groundbreaking electro-industri As Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker contemplated their sixth studio…

  5. Eminem: 'I May Be Getting Too Big'

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST As notoriety has grown for rapper Eminem, he has forced himself into a focused daily regimen, laying low to avoid getting lost in the limelight. "It's almost to the point where I truly believe I may b As notoriety has grown for rapper Eminem, he has forced himself into a focused…

  6. 52TunesOnTV

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 23-29, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 23 "Christmas in Washington," TNT Featured Artists: Yolanda Adams, Brooks & Dunn, Dr. John, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Brian Setzer Orchestra,…

  7. Billboard Bits: Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Macy Gray, Toby Keith, Shakira R&B star Macy Gray will issue her third Epic album, "The Trouble With Being Myself," in March, according to the label. The artist will precede the set's release with a club tour that will kick off in February. The album will be the…

  8. Pop, Rock, Rap Up For 'Best Song' Golden Globe

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the best original song from a motion picture at the upcoming 60th annual Golden Globe Awards. The category sees Mad Songs by Madonna, U2, Eminem, Paul Simon, and Hans Zimmer will compete for honors as the…

  9. 51TunesOnTV

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Dec. 16-22, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, DEC. 16 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artists: Coldplay (also scheduled: Catherine Zeta-Jones, the latest evictee from "Survivor:…

  10. Take No Prisoners

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn't just his depictions of the nocturnal New York underworld that were on the edge; his interactions with his audience and the press could be volat RELEASE DATE: Sept. 24 In the early '70s, Lou Reed was dangerous, and it wasn…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2001 - Jazz trumpeter Conte Candoli dies of cancer in Palm Desert, Calif. He is 74. 2000 - Rapper Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers claim that they have reconciled after filing for divorce.…

  12. Billboard Bits: Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, R. Rock Town Fair

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST News ons Jay-Z, Erick Sermon, Rolling Rock Town Fair Rapper Jay-Z (real name: Shawn Carter) has pacted with sportswear manufacturer Reebok to market an athletic shoe line to be called the "S. Carter Collection by Rbk." Due out in June, the initial shoe will be available in "…

  13. Latifah, Lil' Kim, Macy Gray Do The 'Tango'

    December 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to record the song "Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin')" for the soundtrack to the upcoming film "Chicago." The Miramax Films production of the Br Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, and Macy Gray have teamed up to…

  14. Duets

    December 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's catalog for yet one more retrospective, along comes Duets, which traces the legendary artist's expansive history of vocal collaboration. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Just when it didn't seem possible to mine Streisand's…

  15. Motown Preps Gaye Duets Set

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nineteen years after the death of soul music legend Marvin Gaye, Motown/UME is readying for a Jan. 14 release "Greatest Duets: a Love Songs Collection," a single-disc compilation culling 14 tracks fro Nineteen years after the death of soul music legend Marvin Gaye, Motown/UME is…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart activity of B2K & P. Diddy, Jay-Z, and Eminem. 2B OR NOT 2B: They've sold a lot of records, but the four Los Angeles teenagers known as B2K have never earned a berth in the top-30 portion of Billboard's…

  17. VH1 Honors Memorable Moments Of 2002

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'" and "Strange But True," the VH1 Big In 2002 awards honored, in irreverent fashion, some of the most memorable entertainment moments of the year. "Tonight is devot With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'"…

  18. Swizz Beatz Grabs The Mike And Breaks The Rules

    December 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having made his mark behind the scenes as a noted producer and label executive with his Full Surface imprint, Swizz Beatz enters new territory with his solo debut, "G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories," due Dec. 10 via DreamWorks. Since he is known as…

  19. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  20. Sum 41 Readies 'Infected' Release

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most people, passing out in a deserted field while large birds peck at your head would be unpleasant. For Sum 41, it was an experience that inspired the title of its latest release, "Does This Look Infected?," due tomorrow (Nov. 26)…

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