1. Jackson, P.O.D. Mine Platinum

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Less than two months after its release, Alan Jackson's latest Arista set "Drive" has become the country artist's 11th platinum album of his career. The set, which racked up six weeks at No. 1 on Billb Less than two months after its release, Alan Jackson's latest…

  2. Familiar Faces Lead Kids' Choice Nominations

    March 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two nominations each for Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. Southern California pop-rockers Smash Mouth also garnered two, due no Britney Spears, 'N Sync, and Pink lead the music pack with two…

  3. Tunes On TV

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for March 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2002 "All Star Bluegrass Celebration," PBS Featured Artists: Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Travis Tritt, Nickel Creek, Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill; hosted by Ricky Skaggs. "…

  4. Korn Returns In May With 'Untouchables'

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "Untouchables," on May 14, with first single "Here to Stay" due to hit radio in the coming weeks. Produced by Michael Beinhorn (Aerosm Hard rock outfit Korn will release its fifth Immortal/Epic album, "…

  5. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  6. Tunes On TV

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 25-March 3, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2002 "MTV Cribs Presents: How To Live Like a Pop Star," MTV Featured Artists: Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Usher, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, N Sync, O-Town, Lil Bow Wow, Willa Ford …

  7. Tunes On TV

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 18-24, 2002. MONDAY, FEB. 18, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Jamiroquai, No Doubt, Shaggy, Ja Rule, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow. "Hollywood Squares," Syndicated Featured Artists: The Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean,…

  8. Billboard Bits: Simpson/Lachey, Rush, Harrison

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Simpson/Lachey, Rush, Harrison Pop stars Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey of boy band 98 Degrees are engaged. No other details have yet been revealed about the nuptials, which come as somewhat of a surprise considering the pair's break-up last spring. Simpson, 21, and Lachey, 28,…

  9. R.E.M./Cher Duet Highlights Bono Tribute

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill highlighted the Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, held last Friday at t An unexpected duet between R.E.M. and Cher and short sets by No Doubt and Lauryn Hill…

  10. Desert Roses 2

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intended to capitalize on the success of last year's Desert Roses collection, this second volume will hopefully reach an even wider audience—one beyond world music fans, even—because it' Intended to capitalize on the success of last year's Desert Roses collection, this second…

  11. Barricades and Brickwalls

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST What's an artist to do when writing material for a sophomore album that will very likely be compared with the artist's critically acclaimed debut, one that earned two ARIAs (Australian Grammys)? Just What's an artist to do when writing material for a sophomore album that will…

  12. Robbie Williams Guilty In Plagiarism Case

    February 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping singer Robbie Williams and his publisher must pay royalties to the owners of a song whose lyrics he plagiarized, a judge ruled today (Feb. 14) in London. Judge Nicholas Pumfrey rejected Chart-topping singer Robbie Williams and his publisher must pay royalties to the owners of a…

  13. Grammys Add More Performers, Presenters

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which will also feature newly confirmed performances by Train and Alan Jackson. As previously reported, other performances i Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which…

  14. It's Enrique All Over The U.K. Charts

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique Iglesias, who not only began his third week atop the singles survey with "Hero," but moved to the top of the album chart The new U.K. sales charts made pleasant reading yesterday (Feb. 10) for Enrique…

  15. 7TunesOnTV

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Music-related TV listings for Feb. 11-17 MONDAY, FEB. 11, 2002 "Fresh: New Music," VH1 Featured Artist: The Calling. "The NewMusic," MuchMusic USA Featured Artists: Cypress Hill, Green Day, System Of A Down. "Musicians," Bravo Featured Artist: Sheryl Crow. "…

  16. Fishin' in the Muddy

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Highly regarded producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen) steps out with his second record on Catamount, and as might be expected, it's a diverse, musically ambitious affair. Highly regarded producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen) steps out with his…

  17. The Very Best of Ashford & Simpson

    February 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST You've no doubt hummed a Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson tune. You've no doubt hummed a Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson tune. That's because the prolific husband-and-wife tunesmiths wrote several enduring Motown classics ("You're All I Need to Get By,…

  18. The Who's Summer U.S. Tour Bows In June

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST As tipped here last month, the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400-capacity Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. The trek spans 16 other arena and amphitheater dates and wi As tipped here last month , the Who will kick off a summer U.S. tour June 28 at the 1,400…

  19. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

  20. Creed Weathers Quintuple Platinum Sales

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 5 million copies. The set debuted at No. 1 on Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified…

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