1. Latin Grammys May Face Picketers

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Latin Grammy Awards, yanked from Miami by organizers who feared protests by Cuban exiles, may still face picketers at the ceremony Tuesday (Sept. 11) near Los Angeles. Yesterday (Sept. 6), groups The Latin Grammy Awards , yanked from Miami by organizers who feared protests by Cuban exiles…

  2. Exclusive: New U2 Fall Dates Kick Off Oct. 10

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As first tipped here in June, U2 will revisit North America for another leg of 22 dates in October and November, with an official announcement expected Tuesday (Sept. 11). Having already wrapped treks As first tipped here in June, U2 will revisit North America for another leg of 22 dates in…

  3. Fabolous Debuts On DJ Clue's Desert Storm Label

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT This season could easily be deemed the summer of Fabolous. In the past few months, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rapper has popped up on remixes for such artists as Lil' Mo and Jimmy Cozier, not to mention This season could easily be deemed the summer of Fabolous. In the past few months, the…

  4. Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video emerged as the biggest winner at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), presented last night (Sept. 6) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New Y With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video…

  5. Billboard Bits: CCMA Awards, Elton John, Thug Law

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on CCMA Awards, Elton John, Thug Law Family act the Wilkinsons has been tapped to host the 19th annual Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards . The Sept. 10 ceremony at Calgary's Pengrowth Saddledome, which will also mark the silver anniversary of the CCMA, will be…

  6. Pavarotti, Jones Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Luciano Pavarotti and multi-faceted music impresario Quincy Jones are among the five individuals selected to receive the 2001 honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Actr Tenor Luciano Pavarotti and multi-faceted music impresario Quincy Jones are among the five…

  7. Lambchop Eyeing March For New Album

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrapping work on its forthcoming studio album and is shooting for a March 2002 release on Merge Records. According to the Nashville-based group's multi-instrumental Country-soul collective Lambchop is wrapping work on its forthcoming studio album and…

  8. Rod Stewart To Tour Into February

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having recently completed a 42-city tour of North America in support of his latest Atlantic album, "Human," Rod Stewart has announced another set of North American dates running through October and No Having recently completed a 42-city tour of North America in support of his latest…

  9. 'Snowflakes' Fall For Toni Braxton

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning songstress Toni Braxton is wrapping up work on her first Christmas album, "Snowflakes," due Oct. 23 from Arista. The album is being produced by Braxton and her husband, Mint Condition's Grammy-winning songstress Toni Braxton is wrapping up work on her first…

  10. Vocal Hall To Induct 14 Acts

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Vocal Group Hall of Fame will induct 14 acts spanning five decades as its class of 2001, including the Bee Gees, Eagles, the Lettermen, Oak Ridge Boys, Gladys Knight & the Pips, and Smokey Rob The Vocal Group Hall of Fame will induct 14 acts spanning five decades as its class of 2001,…

  11. Aaliyah Posthumously Tops Album Chart

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release shoots 19-1 on The Billboard 200 this week, based on a sales jump from 62,000 to 306,000 units in the U.S., according In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release…

  12. Costa To Get 'Funky' On Fall Tour

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept 29 at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. The jaunt will have Costa on the road until a Nov. 2 date in Vancouv R&B newcomer Nikka Costa will embark on her headlining Funky White Bitch club tour Sept…

  13. Top Stars Cover Marvin Gaye For Charity

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Some of the music industry's biggest stars, including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys, are participating in sessions for a new recording Some of the music industry's biggest stars, including Britney Spears,…

  14. Labels, Artists Spar Over Labor Code

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) delivered a doomsday scenario of what could occur if the California senate repeals a subdivision of the state's labor code that exempts recording artists from Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) delivered a doomsday scenario of what could…

  15. Cake's 'Comfort' Soars Like An 'Eagle'

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "It feels like, in a general sense, that the band is just hunkering down into the barrel of a cannon, about to be shot like a circus clown across the circus tent," Cake singer John McCrea tells Billbo "It feels like, in a general sense, that the band is just hunkering down into…

  16. Billboard Bits: Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Kamaal, Sarah Shannon, Wyclef Jean Arista's release of "Kamaal the Abstract" by rapper Kamaal (who as Q-Tip was the former leader of rap act A Tribe Called Quest) has been bumped from Oct. 23 to January. According to a label spokesperson, the artist is in the midst of…

  17. Dinosaur Jr. Bleeds Ears On Best-Of

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Seminal indie rock outfit Dinosaur Jr. will be the subject of a new greatest hits compilation slated for an Oct. 2 release on Rhino/Warner Archives. "Ear Bleeding Country: The Best of Dinosaur Jr." fe Seminal indie rock outfit Dinosaur Jr. will be the subject of a new greatest hits…

  18. My VH1 Music Awards Set For Dec. 2

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The second My VH1 Music Awards this year will be broadcast Dec. 2 event from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Award categories, nominees, and winners are chosen entirely by voting on VH1.com; cat The second My VH1 Music Awards this year will be broadcast Dec. 2 event from the Shrine…

  19. Emerging R&B Stars Hit HBO

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A quartet of emerging neo-soul R&B artists -- Craig David, Sunshine Anderson, Lina, and Res -- will be featured on this week's episode of HBO's "Reverb," set to debut tonight (Sept. 5) at 8 p.m. E A quartet of emerging neo-soul R&B artists -- Craig David, Sunshine…

  20. Belgian Film Fest To Host World Soundtrack Awards

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter Burwell and Yann Tiersen for the composer of the year prize in the inaugural World Soundtrack Awards. The Academy Award winners John Williams, Hans Zimmer, and Rachel Portman will compete with Carter…

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