1. Sugababes Bump Darius From U.K. No. 1

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teenage pop trio Sugababes chimed in at No. 1 on the British singles charts yesterday (Aug. 18) with "Round Round" (Island). The group's second consecutive chart-topper -- following May's "Freak Like Teenage pop trio Sugababes chimed in at No. 1 on the British singles…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers letters answered by chart expert Fred Bronson regarding adult R&B, Ashanti, "American Idol," Ace Of Base, album tracks hitting No. 1, the Dixie Chicks, lengthy artist names, and commercial WHITHER R&B? Hi Fred, I am very concerned about the current state of R&B…

  3. Bedingfield, Blige, Res Visit 'Club Nation'

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation America" series, a two-disc compilation of popular dance tracks. Due Sept. 24, the set, which will retail for $20.98, features Ministry Of Sound is set to release the second volume in its "Club Nation…

  4. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" (Island in the U.S., Polydor in the U.K.)…

  5. 30Tunes

    July 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related television listings for July 22-28, 2002. Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday MONDAY, JULY 22 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Bryan Adams, Ashanti, Nelly, Dee Dee, DJ Marky, Darren Hayes, Gareth Gates, Fischerspooner,…

  6. 'Nellyville' Too Hot For Chili Peppers

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way," leads three top-10 debuts onto The Billboard 200, shooting to No. 2 after selling 280,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. B The Red Hot Chili Peppers' latest Warner Bros. release, "By the Way…

  7. Billboard Bits: Britney, Foo Fighters, '80s Box'

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Britney Spears, Foo Fighters, '80s Box' Britney Spears was in the U.K. this week to tape an appearance on the BBC's popular "Top Of The Pops" show. The artist performed "Overprotected," which can be found on her latest Jive album, "Britney,"…

  8. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards…

  9. Tunes On TV

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV listings Jan 14.-20, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Vonda Shepard, Jon Bon Jovi. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Usher (Denis Leary, Jennifer Garner also scheduled). "Top of the Pops," BBC America…

  10. Bedingfield Back At No. 1 On U.K. Singles Chart

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the first weekly charts of 2002 were published yesterday (Jan. 6), including the Backstreet Boys, Jools Holland, The traditionally soft new year sales period was good news for a number of artists when the…

  11. The Strokes Tack On More January Dates

    January 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST New York-based rock act the Strokes have tacked 10 North American dates onto a previously announced round of international performances in support of its RCA debut, "Is This It." The new shows begin J New York-based rock act the Strokes have tacked 10 North American dates onto a…

  12. Robbie Reigns Supreme On U.K. Charts

    December 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams ended the year as the undisputed king of the U.K.'s seasonal bestsellers charts, the final editions of which were released yesterday (Dec. 30). Having secured the Christmas No. 1 posit Robbie Williams ended the year as the undisputed king of the U.K.'s seasonal…

  13. 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.…

  14. Bedingfield, Williams Stay Atop U.K. Charts

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST It was "as you were" on both the major U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), as Daniel Bedingfield's "Gotta Get Thru This" (Relentless) and Robbie Williams' "Swing When You're Winning" (Chrysalis) rem It was "as you were" on both the…

  15. Newcomer Bedingfield Tops U.K. Chart

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST A 21-year-old newcomer named Daniel Bedingfield officially started his chart career at No. 1 when the new U.K. singles chart was released yesterday (Dec. 2), while Robbie Williams withstood a challeng A 21-year-old newcomer named Daniel Bedingfield officially started his chart career at No. 1…

  16. Queens Readying New Album, 'Desert Sessions'

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Modern rock act Queens Of The Stone Age is finishing up its next Interscope studio album, "Songs for the Deaf," co-produced by the band with Eric Valentine (Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind). The duo of v Modern rock act Queens Of The Stone Age is finishing up its next Interscope studio…

  17. Billboard Bits: Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Love, U.K. Chart, Amanda Marshall The first three albums from critically adored Los Angeles cult act Love will be rereleased on vinyl Dec. 18 by Sundazed. The group's 1970 greatest hits set from Elektra, featuring selections from the band's first four releases, will also be…

  18. Pure Magic

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT "Explore your southern district" is something you'd expect to hear from R. Kelly. "Explore your southern district" is something you'd expect to hear from R. Kelly. But this phrase from opener "I'll Do for You" is just one of several pleasant…

  19. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at…

  20. Estonia's 'Everybody' Erupts At Eurovision

    May 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT An unexpected first-time victory for Estonia in the 46th annual Eurovision Song Contest caught record companies and music publishers off guard. There are no deals yet in place for the winning song, "E An unexpected first-time victory for Estonia in the 46th annual Eurovision Song Contest…

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