1. 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&…

  2. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans…

  3. Billboard Bits: Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Celine Dion, Dove Awards, Steve Marriott Celine Dion's new album is hot at retail, but some fans trying to play the disc itself are hopping mad. Some European editions of the set, "A New Day Has Come," come embedded with Key2Audio copy protection, which prevent the disc…

  4. Rhino Collects Jesus And Mary Chain 'Singles'

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain with the June 4 release of "21 Singles," featuring tracks from all six of the now defunct group's albums. The set features si Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain…

  5. Billboard Bits: F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on F. Lips, Depeche Mode, Charlie Daniels Warner Bros. has set a July 16 North American release date for "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," the Flaming Lips highly anticipated next studio album. The set is the follow-up to 1999's critically hailed "The Soft Bulletin,…

  6. High Times Rolls Out Hip-Hop Tour

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated a brief North American tour for a group of artists that appear on its first release, "THC (The Hip-Hop Collectio High Times Records, the label started by counterculture magazine High Times, has slated…

  7. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You 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 "…

  8. 14TunesOnTV

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for April 1-7, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2002 "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Shannon McNally (also scheduled: Nathan Lane, Ben Chaplin). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Phantom Planet (also…

  9. Billboard Bits: Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler Latin vocalist Luis Fonsi recently enlisted the directorial services of 'N Sync's Joey Fatone on the video for his new single, "Secret." The track will be found on Fonsi's English-language debut, "Fight the Feeling,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Jimi Hendrix, Bounty Killer, The Damned

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Jimi Hendrix, Bounty Killer, The Damned Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix's unique personality will be showcased in the latest release from Experience Hendrix/MCA Records, which has compiled his two summer 1969 guest appearances on "The Dick Cavett Show" for May 14 DVD…

  11. 'N Sync's Bass Moving Ahead With Space Journey

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a boost Friday by electronics manufacturer Radio Shack, whose funds allowed the pop star to begin medical screening at Star City, Russia's The space flight ambitions of 'N Sync's Lance Bass were given a…

  12. Hot Product

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Celine Dion, Avant, the Baha Men, and more. 'Day' Ditty For the past two years, Celine Dion has given herself time to exhale -- and in the process, permission to breathe in life's simple pleasures. But after a hiatus that saw the world's best…

  13. 13TunesOnTV

    March 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music related TV listings for March 25-31, 2002. MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2002 "Profiles at Wolftrap," BET On Jazz Featured Artists: Robert Cray, B.B. King, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo'. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bjork, Celine Dion, Shaggy, Natalie…

  14. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  15. 'O Brother' Still Finds Itself On Top

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" maintains its grip on No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. Although sales of the set were down 6% to 149,000 units The Lost Highway/Mercury soundtrack to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"…

  16. Billboard Bits: Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, STP/Cake, V2002 Festival After establishing herself as an international pop star, Britney Spears turned to acting. Now, Spears is said to be making a move into the restaurant biz. Crain's New York Business reports that Spears is partnering with noted New York…

  17. Swarming B2K Fans Shut Down Mall

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST More than 1,000 teenagers waiting for an autograph signing session with the teen R&B band B2K swarmed a Concord, Calif., record store yesterday (March 18), prompting authorities to briefly shut do More than 1,000 teenagers waiting for an autograph signing session with the teen R&B…

  18. Billboard Bits: Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Ozzfest, CSNY, Mary Wilson The European touring division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) is bringing the Ozzfest tour to the territory for the first time, Billboard Bulletin reports. The 17-date trek will take in 10 countries in May and June, including Germany, Sweden, and…

  19. 12TunesOnTV

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 18-24, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2002 "Before They Were Stars! 2001," ABC Featured artists: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, John Travolta, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, 'N Sync. "Late World With Zach," VH1…

  20. Full Moon

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her sophomore set, Never Say Never), Brandy returned earlier this year with the off-kilter "What About Us?" Produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jer After a lengthy musical pause (it's been four years since her…

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