1. Alicia Keys Leads AMA Nominations With Five

    November 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J Records debut album "Songs in A Minor," received a leading five American Music Awards nominations, it was announced tod R&B newcomer Alicia Keys, who won commercial and critical acclaim with her J…

  2. 'O Brother,' McGraw Top CMAs

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville, with the soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" winning two awards during a show steeped i It was a red, white, and bluegrass night at the 35th Country Music Association …

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 'Newcomer' Jamie O'Neal's Happy On Top

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels great," says country artist Jamie O'Neal of scoring a No. 1 country single in the song "When I Think About Angels," from her debut Mercury solo album "Shiver." "I wasn't expecting it at all. It's not unusual for an artist to receive…

  12. Keys, Sisqo, Jagged Edge Push Gold & Platinum

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Albums by a trio of R&B artists -- newcomer Alicia Keys, Sisqo, and Jagged Edge -- are at the forefront of the latest list of gold and platinum certifications by the Recording Industry Association Albums by a trio of R&B artists -- newcomer Alicia Keys, Sisqo, and Jagged Edge -- are…

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Alicia Keys, O-Town, Melissa Etheridge, and Lonestar. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM: Alicia Keys, the fourth female act to advance to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2001, is back on top of the chart with her debut album, "Songs in A Minor" (J). Keys opened at No. 1 two weeks ago,…

  14. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The…

  15. I'm Already There

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock guitars kick off the band's fifth BNA release with "Out Go the Lights," an energized and danceable midtempo track that effectively sets the tone for the rest of what is poised to be a monster alb Rock guitars kick off the band's fifth BNA release with "Out Go the…

  16. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on the first download-only song to chart on a Billboard chart, and on the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack. THE FUTURE IS HERE: You may or may not be old enough to remember where you were when the first 45 rpm single charted in Billboard, but write down today's…

  17. D12 Leapfrogs Keys, Returns To No. 1

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The Billboard 200. Third week sales of D12's "Devil's Night" (Shady/Interscope) declined 21%, yet the 174,000 copies it moved, according to Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The…

  18. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top…

  19. Hot Product

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Mo, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lonestar, Jagged Edge, and more. 'True' Enough "I guess I could re-title the album 'It's About Damn Time'," laughs Lil' Mo, who this week will finally release her EastWest/Elektra debut, …

  20. Blink-182 Opens At No. 1, Sugar Ray Debuts High

    June 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The Billboard 200, ending Staind's three-week run at No. 1 to take the top spot with "Take off Your Pants and Jacket" (MCA). The s Pop-punk pranksters Blink-182 made a serious first week impression on The…

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