1. Performers, Schedule Set For South By Southwest

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music-industry festival South By Southwest, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. Producer/artist Daniel Lanois will give the keynote address during the next edition of annual music…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on best original song Oscars, Mariah Carey's performance on the Billboard charts, and chart methodology. WILL 'LOSE' WIN? Fred, My co-workers and I were recently discussing this year's best songs…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest accomplishments of Eminem and his "8 Mile" soundtrack, Shania Twain, and Mariah Carey. '8' AT SIX: A sales increase of a retail single helps Eminem secure his grip on pole position on Billboard's Hot…

  4. MTV Plans NYE Pajama Party

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST The dress code for MTV's New Year's Eve party gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "casual chic." The cable music channel will ring in 2003 with a pajama party, featuring performances from the Foo The dress code for MTV's New Year's Eve party gives a whole new…

  5. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

  6. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former…

  7. Billboard Bits: Dick Clark's NYE, Bob Berg, Local H

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Dick Clark's NYE, Bob Berg, Local H Pop vocal group O-Town and R&B newcomer Nivea have joined the lineup for "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve" specials on ABC. They join fellow performing artists B2K, Missy Elliott, Nelly, Rod Stewart, Third Eye…

  8. Rhythmic Quest Yields 'Just Whitney...'

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. While recording the first album after signing her new $100 million Arista contract, Whitney Houston says she sought to create "a positive, feel-good, very soul-oriented album, something I felt was missing. I hear a lot of things on the radio…

  9. This Day in Music

    December 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aimee Mann headlines a Seattle ""release party"" for Sub Pop's ""Badlands: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska,"" issued the month before. Mann is joined by fellow contributors Dam 2000 - Aimee Mann headlines a…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart activity of B2K & P. Diddy, Jay-Z, and Eminem. 2B OR NOT 2B: They've sold a lot of records, but the four Los Angeles teenagers known as B2K have never earned a berth in the top-30 portion of Billboard's…

  11. Streisand 'Relates' To Eminem

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson failed to show up in a Santa Maria, Calif., court yesterday (Dec. 5), after two days of testimony in which he caused a stir by hobbling in on crutches and making comical faces at obser Barbra Streisand doesn't listen to most of today's pop music, likes to spend time…

  12. VH1 Honors Memorable Moments Of 2002

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'" and "Strange But True," the VH1 Big In 2002 awards honored, in irreverent fashion, some of the most memorable entertainment moments of the year. "Tonight is devot With awards like "Rockin' and Rulin'"…

  13. Jackson Invokes Walt Disney In Court

    December 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson told a California court yesterday (Dec. 4) that, like Walt Disney, he had been blessed by God with a gift for creating family entertainment, but found himself lacking business skills. Michael Jackson told a California court yesterday (Dec. 4) that, like Walt Disney, he had…

  14. Twain Remains 'Up' Top On Billboard Chart

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Even though Tim McGraw had his best sales week ever, his latest album didn't move enough copies to dethrone Shania Twain's "Up" from the top of either The Billboard 200 or the Top Country Albums tally Even though Tim McGraw had his best sales week ever, his latest album…

  15. Korn Cans Final Five Tour Dates

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock act Korn has canceled the quintet of U.S. dates remaining on its Pop Sux! Tour due to lead singer Jonathan Davis' strained vocal cords. A statement from the band's label, Epic, says the show Hard rock act Korn has canceled the quintet of U.S. dates remaining on its Pop Sux…

  16. Hot Product for Monday, Dec. 2, 2002

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases, including Mariah Carey's "Charmbracelet," "More Music From '8 Mile'," "Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music," "Josh Groban in Concert" and more. This Time's A 'Charm' The…

  17. This Day in Music

    December 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2000 - </b>Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their second child, Thomas Aaron Tippin is born at the Baptist Women's Pavilion in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thomas weighs seven poun 2000 - Aaron Tippin and his wife, Thea, become parents again when their…

  18. Oasis Drummer's Firing Claim Tossed Out

    November 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid to sue the band's lawyers over his firing because he waited too long to start legal action. Yesterday (Nov. 28), Drummer Tony McCarroll, a founding member of British rock group Oasis, has lost his bid…

  19. Shania Bounds 'Up' To No. 1

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to the top of The Billboard 200 this week on sales of 874,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The total is the second-largest opening Shania Twain's latest Mercury release "Up!" soars straight to…

  20. O-Town Eyes A Long Haul

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most artists, fame comes as a by-product of creating music; hardly ever is music the by-product of fame. As they near the release of their sophomore outing, the five members of O-Town find themselves trying to grow out of being regarded…

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