1. Robbie Williams Reigns Over U.K. Charts

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week. Yesterday (Dec. 16), his Chrysalis "Swing When You're Winning" album started a fourth week at the top of the U.K. album chart, and yield Robbie Williams is Britain's undisputed chart king of the week.…

  2. 'Beware': Bow Wow Is Back

    December 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and receiving the key to the city of Camden, N.J., Lil' Bow Wow (aka Shad Moss) managed to record the follow-up to his debu In between receiving BET and Nickelodeon awards, headlining a national tour, and…

  3. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joel…

  4. Colvin, Vega On New Folkways Set

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky will be featured on the two-disc, 34-track Smithsonian Folkways release "Fast Folk: A Communi Recordings from Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, John Gorka,…

  5. Keys Snares 7 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-related nominations for the 2001 NAACP Image Awards, to be presented Feb. 23 in Hollywood and broadcast March 1 on Fox. Keys picked up nominations for outs Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-related nominations for the 2001 NAACP Image…

  6. Epic Acts Offer '12 Days' Of Giveaways

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne, Incubus, Ghostface Killah, Mandy Moore, Travis, and Macy Gray will be given away during MSN Music and Sony's "12 Days Autographed products from such artists as Michael Jackson, Shakira, Ozzy Osbourne,…

  7. Brooks To Get AMA Award Of Merit

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards,…

  8. Tunes On TV

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST Television listings for Dec. 10-Dec. 16 MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2001 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock," VH1 Featured Artists: AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, the Clash, Cream, Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Nirvana, Ozzy…

  9. B-52s Shoot For The 'Moon'

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two-disc anthology from the original Athens, Ga., college-rock pranksters, the B-52s, due Jan. 15 from Rhino/Warner Bros. The set will "Nude on the Moon" has been chosen as the title for a forthcoming two…

  10. New Celine Dion Album Due In March

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion will release in March release her first album since embarking on a hiatus from the music industry two years ago. Details of the Columbia set aren't expected to be announced until next mont Celine Dion will release in March release her first album since embarking on a hiatus…

  11. Buck: New R.E.M. Songs Shaped By Sept. 11

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck says a handful of the 15 new songs the band has written have been shaped by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Writing in his column in Q magazine, Buck says, "the new song R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck says a handful of the 15 new songs the band has written…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Epic Records, Paul McCartney, Janet and Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Kabouter Plop. THE RULE OF THREE: A number of "Chart Beat" readers sent E-mails this week asking if Ja Rule had set a record by making three appearances in the top-20 of The…

  13. Busta Rhymes Enjoys Rebirth

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently," the ever-confident rapper says of his new album, "Genesis." "With this album, you're getting everything from the best of what you already love m "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently,…

  14. Stones Readying 40th Anniversary Box Set

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST The Rolling Stones plan to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary next year with the release of a box set, featuring rarities, outtakes, and unreleased live tracks taken from different stages of the b The Rolling Stones plan to celebrate the group's 40th anniversary next year with…

  15. New Flaming Lips Set Due This Summer

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran modern rock act the Flaming Lips is planning a June or July 2002 U.S. release for the follow-up to its widely-acclaimed 1999 Warner Bros. set "The Soft Bulletin," according to the band's ... Veteran modern rock act the Flaming Lips is planning a June or July 2002 U.S.…

  16. Bell Biv DeVoe Returns

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell Biv DeVoe -- the 1993 MCA set "Hootie Mack." Now members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe have finally scratched their It's been eight years since they last recorded a studio album as Bell…

  17. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist:…

  18. World Mourns George Harrison

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who died yesterday (Nov. 29) at age 58 in Los Angeles, after a long battle with cancer. Lone surviving Beatles P Fans around the world are mourning the death of Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison, who…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST Chart-based tories on Mary J. Blige, the Bee Gees, George Harrison, and Whitney Houston. AN 'AFFAIR' TO REMEMBER: Is Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" going to end up as the longest-running No. 1 of 2001? The possibility grows stronger, as the MCA single is on top of…

  20. George Michael Eyeing Universal U.K.

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new single in the first quarter, sources tell Billboard Bulletin. It is understood that the deal contains an opti Universal Music U.K. is close to an agreement with George Michael for the release of a new…

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