1. Keith Sweat's 'Rebirth' Due Next Month

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar Keith Sweat returns Aug. 13 with his latest Elektra album, "Rebirth." The set is led by first single "One on One," which debuts this week at No. 75 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop R&B superstar Keith Sweat returns Aug. 13 with his latest…

  2. Hot Product

    July 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Oasis, Bow Wow, Green Day, and more. Chemical Reaction "It's far and away the best record since 'Definitely Maybe,'" declares a confident Noel Gallagher of Oasis' fifth album, "Heathen Chemistry" (Big Brother/Epic). "I&…

  3. Bow Wow Dribbles Across 'Like Mike' Set

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow Wow. The soundtrack to the forthcoming basketball film "Like Mike" features no less than four appearances by the film's star, Lil Bow…

  4. Korn Can't Stop Eminem's 'Show' At No. 1

    June 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant charge from Korn's "Untouchables," selling an impressive 530,000 units in its third full week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Web/Aftermath/Interscop Eminem's "The Eminem Show" held off a rampant…

  5. 25TunesOnTV

    June 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for June 17-23, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JUNE 17 "Live With Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Britney Spears, Lil Bow Wow (also scheduled: Arnold Schwarzenegger). "The Late Show…

  6. On With The 'Show': Eminem Album An Instant No. 1

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The Eminem Show" (Aftermath/Interscope), on sales of 285,000 units in just one weekend, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper b Eminem bolts to the top of The Billboard 200 with his third album, "The…

  7. Pavarotti Unable To Go On In NYC

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense usually associated with another kind of opera -- the soaps -- the beloved tenor kept his fans guessing until t The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense…

  8. Billboard Bits: Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Jerry Garcia, Paulina Rubio, CPR Two guitars belonging to Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia were sold at auction yesterday (May 8) in New York for about $1.74 million, the president of Guernsey's auction house said. The auction, held at Studio 54, was put together by Guernsey&…

  9. BMI Latin Awards 2002

    May 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT BMI LATIN AWARDS 2002 Performing rights organization BMI presented its 9th Annual Latin Awards May 8 in Hollywood, Fla. The awards honor the top writers and publishers of the most performed Latin songs on U.S. radio and television. For more information, visit BMI.com . Here is the full list…

  10. Diddy Gets 'Inventive' On Remix Album

    April 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will be a remix compilation titled "P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Present ... We Invented the Remix," due May 14 from Bad Boy/Arista. The 14 The next album effort from rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs…

  11. Pink Is Kids' Choice

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids' Choice Awards with a pair of awards Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif. Pink won the favorite female singer award, as well as Rising pop/R&B star Pink walked away from Nickelodeon's 15th annual Kids&…

  12. Ashanti's Singles Pave The Way

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?," and her own "Foolish" -- already charting in the top-10 on The Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B&…

  13. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…

  14. Billboard Bits: Coachella, Carson, Janet, Albarn

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Coachella, Jeff Carson, Janet Jackson, Damon Albarn Bjork and Oasis are the first acts confirmed for the 2002 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival , set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Among the other major acts rumored to be appearing…

  15. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Plan California Summit

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first national Summit last June in New York, has finalized plans for a West Coast Hip-Hop Summit next Thursday (Feb. 1 The Russell Simmons-founded Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN), which held its first…

  16. The Eloquent 'Drive' of Alan Jackson

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was that more evident than during this year's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show, when Alan Jackson debuted "Where There are few things so powerful as a man, his emotions, and a guitar. Never was…

  17. La Negra Tiene Tumbao

    November 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark son with distinctive dance riffs and an urban edge. The veteran diva's latest opus can be described as a contemporary classic, a disc that blends Cruz's trademark…

  18. Hot Product

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Britney Spears, George Strait, Tony Bennett, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, and more. Love 'Slave' Britney Spears credits production duo the Neptunes with helping to push her music into more mature and experimental territory on "Britney," her third…

  19. Faith Evans Hits New High

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's instantly recognizable. It's at once fluid and emotive with an effervescent quality steeped in trademark gospel harmonies and phra Like any great singer, Faith Evans possesses the kind of voice that's…

  20. Pavarotti Acquitted on Tax Charges

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court on Friday acquitted Luciano Pavarotti of charges of filing false tax returns. The trial in the opera star's hometown of Modena started in May but was immediately adjourned to Septembe An Italian court on Friday acquitted Luciano Pavarotti of charges of filing false tax…

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