1. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Martina McBride, Jon B.I

    January 25, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion's baby, Martina McBride live, and Jon B.'s new album Singer Celine Dion gave birth to a boy in Florida early Thursday, three weeks ahead of her due date. Named Rene Charles, the first child for Dion and husband/manager Rene Angelil weighed in at 6 pounds, 8…

  2. AC/DC Power Up For North American Tour?

    January 25, 2001 12:00 AM EST Australian hard rock veterans AC/DC have mapped out the routing of a spring tour of North America in support of their most recent Elektra album "Stiff Upper Lip." Although no venue or on-sale informat Australian hard rock veterans AC/DC have mapped out the routing of a spring tour…

  3. MGB's 'Midnight' Gets U.S. Release

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its native Canada, and the fact that the group is led by (arguably) Canada's most skilled rocker since Neil Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its native…

  4. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Superchunk, Wyclef, and more

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Radiohead, Superhunk, Wyclef Jean, Run DMC, Pornosonic, Ron Jeremy. Radiohead's next Capitol album, "Amnesiac," will be released June 4 internationally. The band's North American press representatives could not be reached to comment on when the album will see the…

  5. MGB's 'Midnight' Gets U.S. Release C

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its native Canada, and the fact that the group is led by (arguably) Canada's most skilled rocker since Neil Young, Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its…

  6. Pop Stars Catch Acting Bug

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST The current batch of chart topping pop artists is producing a new crop of actors. 'N Sync's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles, and Dave Matthews are the latest hit music st The current batch of chart topping pop artists is producing a new crop…

  7. Britney, 'N Sync, Others Lead Kids Choice Noms?

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, 'N Sync, teenage rapper Lil' Bow Wow, and the Baha Men are each up for two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, the 14th annual edition of which will be broadcast live April 21 from Santa M Britney Spears, 'N Sync, teenage rapper Lil' Bow Wow, and the Baha Men…

  8. Eight And Counting For Beatles At No. 1

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Despite waning support in their native land, America's fascination with the Beatles continues for an eighth week atop The Billboard 200, as "1" (Apple/Capitol) sold another 215,500 copies, according t Despite waning support in their native land, America's fascination with…

  9. Furtado Earns Six Juno Nominations

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Singer Nelly Furtado leads the pack with six nominations for the 2001 Juno Awards, which honor the best in Canadian music. Furtado earned nods for best new solo artist, best pop album ("Whoa, Nelly"), Singer Nelly Furtado leads the pack with six nominations for the 2001 Juno Awards,…

  10. Jill Scott Plans Brief U.S. Tour

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Critically lauded R&B artist Jill Scott will hit the road again in support of her debut album "Who's Jill Scott? Words And Sounds, Volume 1" (Hidden Beach/Epic). The performer, who recently wrapped up Critically lauded R&B artist Jill Scott will hit the road again in…

  11. Jonatha Brooke's 'Steady Pull'

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness.<br CLEAR="NONE"/> Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. It's 9 a.m. on a brisk morning in Minneapolis, and the singer/songwriter is…

  12. Billboard Bits: Alanis, Talvin Singh, and more

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on new albums from Alanis Morissette and Talvin Singh, the death of pianist Stan Freeman, and the Experience Music Project. ? Alanis Morissette's next studio album will be an entirely self-produced affair and is due for a June 12 release on Maverick/Warner Bros., according to her…

  13. Promise Ring Reschedules Tourr

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Promise Ring has announced a quartet of February West Coast tour dates to make up for dates the noted indie rock group canceled when it pulled out of last fall's Bad Religion tour. The new round o The Promise Ring has announced a quartet of February West Coast tour dates to make up…

  14. Mirwais Album Due In February

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mirwais, who recently achieved notoriety as producer of the hit Madonna single "Music," will see his album "Production" released Feb. 27 in the U.S. by Epic. The set, which has been out for some time Mirwais, who recently achieved notoriety as producer of the hit Madonna…

  15. Jonatha Brooke's 'Steady Pull'U

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. Jonatha Brooke has decided that it's time for her to step from out of the darkness. It's 9 a.m. on a brisk morning in Minneapolis, and the singer/songwriter is buzzing around her hotel room,…

  16. Coldplay 'Parachutes' Into U.S. Success

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's become known as the "British evasion" -- many British acts, especially newcomers, are either having great difficulty or dodging entirely the issue of getting hits on today's U.S. charts. But rock It's become known as the "British evasion" -- many…

  17. The Sleepy Strange

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST As an instrumental rock band, Athens, Ga.-based Japancakes has managed the improbable task of distinguishing itself among a host of similar artists (Air, Tortoise, American Analog Set), due to founder As an instrumental rock band, Athens, Ga.-based Japancakes has managed the improbable task…

  18. Bacharach, Moog, Stockhausen Share Polar Music Prize

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Songwriter Burt Bacharach, synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, and electronic composer Karlheinz Stockhausen will receive the 2001 Polar Music Prize at a ceremony May 14 in Stockholm, it was announced at Songwriter Burt Bacharach, synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, and electronic composer…

  19. Rapper Shyne In Custody After Car Accident

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Rapper Shyne (real name: Jamal Barrow), a co-defendant in the gun-possession and bribery trial of Sean "Puffy" Combs, was arrested Sunday night after being involved in a car accident in New York that Rapper Shyne (real name: Jamal Barrow), a co-defendant in the gun-possession and…

  20. Hot Product for Monday, January 22, 2001

    January 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Dream, O-Town, George Harrison, Dolly Parton and more 'Lo' In The House Jennifer Lopez's sophomore Epic set "J. Lo" features first single "Love Don't Cost A Thing," which is No. 4 on The Billboard Hot 100 this…

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