1. Nelly Turns Up The Heat With 'Nellyville'

    June 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Feature excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As music fans can be fickle, artists often have to walk a tightrope of sorts, maintaining a balance between presence in the marketplace and overexposure. Nelly seems to have become a pro at this. From guest shots with Jagged Edge and &…

  2. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on the Who, Nelly, Celine Dion, and Barney/Marlene Duval. HERE'S A WHO: Veteran British rockers the Who have their highest-charting album on The Billboard 200 in almost 20 years. "The Ultimate Collection" (UTV/MCA) enters the chart at No. 31, the group'…

  3. 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…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Stories on "Pop Idol," Elvis Presley, and Nelly. SPANISH IDOLS: After two airings of "American Idol," the U.S. version of the British TV series "Pop Idol," I have my own idea of which singers will end up in the top two. But whoever the runners-up are, they can…

  5. Eminem's 'Show' Still On Top Of The Chart

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to matching the impressive 809,000 copies "The Eminem Show" sold in its second full week at retail, according to Nielsen Four new albums bust into the top-10 of The Billboard 200, yet none come close to…

  6. Eminem 'Shows' The Competition Who's Boss

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks to its second-straight week atop The Billboard 200 after selling an impressive 1.32 million copies in its first full week of release, the Eminem's "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) streaks…

  7. Musiq, Lauryn Hill Storm The Charts

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "Juslisen" (Def Soul), which sold 260,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The artist, formerly known as Musiq Musiq leads The Billboard 200 with a No. 1 debut for his sophomore set, "…

  8. Korn Extends Summer Tour Plans

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and confirmed a number of venues for the jaunt. The tour launches June 20 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and is now set thr Hard rock outfit Korn has added several dates to its eight-week North American outing and…

  9. CHART BEAT BONUS

    May 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Dirty Vegas, Sean Combs, Eminem, and Nickelback. TRUE BRIT: Paul Harris was born in Blackheath in South London. Ben Harris (no relation) was born in Bromley, Kent. Steve Smith was born in Eltham, also in South London. That happens to be incredibly significant in terms…

  10. Ashanti Fends Off The Competition At No. 1

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder Inc/Def Jam debut edges out a strong entry from Sheryl Crow to extend its lead on The Billboard 200. Despit Ashanti commands four Billboard charts for the third straight week as her self-titled Murder…

  11. Billboard Bits: Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin

    April 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bits on Mammoth/Hollywood, Nelly, Britney/Justin The Walt Disney Co.'s Buena Vista Music Group is shutting down operations at Mammoth Records and letting go the 14-person staff, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. The roster of Mammoth, which will continue to exist as an imprint, will be…

  12. Michael Bolton Begins New Chapter

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and first album of totally new material since 1998), "Only a Woman Like You," is released April 23, it will relaunch this adu Michael Bolton has a new album and a fresh sound. When his first Jive set (and…

  13. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  14. Van Zandt Opens His 'Underground Garage'

    April 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7) during a lavish party at New York's Hard Rock Cafe. The music-memorabilia themed hotel and restaurant chain is the Little Steven Van Zandt recorded his first syndicated radio show last night (April 7)…

  15. Norah Jones Breaks Through

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the media. Norah Jones is slowly but surely bringing her style of contemporary jazz to a growing audience with Not since Diana Krall has a solo female jazz artist created such a critical sensation in the…

  16. Joel, John Reschedule Missed Tour Dates

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last week due to a nagging illness suffered by Joel. The pair will reunite in late September and early October t Billy Joel and Elton John have rescheduled the 10 Face to Face tour dates they canceled last…

  17. Joel, John Postpone Remaining U.S. Shows

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to allow Joel to recover from an illness. The two were scheduled to play tonight (March 18) at Madison Square Gar Billy Joel and Elton John have postponed the rest of their U.S. concert dates together to…

  18. Blondie's Gary Valentine Recalls 'New York' Memories

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Others, 1974-1981" is a memoir by former Blondie member Gary Valentine. Published by Sidgwick & Jackson in London, the "New York Rocker: My Life in the Blank Generation With Blondie, Iggy Pop, and…

  19. Billboard Bits: Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Joel/John, Neil Young, AFIM awards Billy Joel and Elton John postponed a show on their Face to Face concert tour last night (March 11) in Tampa, Fla., after Joel became ill. The performer is suffering from "acute upper respiratory infection and laryngitis," and has been…

  20. Oakenfold, Deep Dish Sign On For Ultra Festival

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra festival, which will kick off the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami Beach. The event, which will be Paul Oakenfold, Deep Dish, and Roni Size are confirmed to appear March 23 at the fourth Ultra…

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