1. Billboard Bits: Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Fonsi/Fatone, Portishead, Steven Tyler Latin vocalist Luis Fonsi recently enlisted the directorial services of 'N Sync's Joey Fatone on the video for his new single, "Secret." The track will be found on Fonsi's English-language debut, "Fight the Feeling,…

  2. 'NOW 9' Takes Hits To The Top

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the chart topping debut of the ninth volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" compilation series. The 20-track Universal/EMI/ Four new albums bow at the top of The Billboard 200 this week, led by the…

  3. Rebuild the Wall

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST The concept of revamping rock chestnuts into other genres is a tried (some might say tired) concept tackled by acts ranging from Pat Boone to Hayseed Dixie. The concept of revamping rock chestnuts into other genres is a tried (some might say tired) concept tackled by acts ranging from Pat…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Nickelback, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," and "Unchained Melody." THE RULE OF JA: "Ain't It Funny" (Epic) by Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule remains No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth week in a row. As the previous…

  5. Aerosmith Is MTV's Newest 'Icon'

    March 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON honoree in celebration of its nearly 30-year career. As with last year's tribute to Janet Jackson, Aerosmith's songs w As first tipped here last week, Aerosmith has been selected as the second mtvICON…

  6. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, Pink, BRMC, Mercury Rev Madonna is set to join the likes of Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, and Shirley Bassey, as she will compose and perform the main title song of "Die Another Day," the next installment in the James Bond series of films. The MGM feature is the 20th…

  7. Aerosmith Gets Busy On New Songs, Projects

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just Push Play" (Columbia), Aerosmith recently convened in Hawaii with frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen to write some new songs that Having wrapped an extensive tour in support of last year's "Just…

  8. Pink Takes The Party On The Road

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Hot on the heels of receiving a Grammy for her work on the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Lady Marmalade," R&B/pop vocalist Pink will hit the road in the North America for her first headlining to Hot on the heels of receiving a Grammy for her work on the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100…

  9. 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…

  10. J. Lo, 'N Sync, Britney Crowd 'NOW 9'

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST The biggest-selling various artists compilation series in history will bow its latest installment March 19, as the 20-track "NOW That's What I Call Music! 9" (UTV Records, a division of UME) hits stor The biggest-selling various artists compilation series in history will bow…

  11. 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. "…

  12. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  13. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors,…

  14. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still…

  15. Brits Push Sting, Westlife To U.K. No. 1

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Several of last week's Brit Award winners became chart victors yesterday (Feb. 24) in the U.K., as a number of recipients saw new or current releases benefit dramatically from the publicity surroundin Several of last week's Brit Award winners became chart victors yesterday (Feb. 24)…

  16. 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 …

  17. Extended Grammys Telecast Adds More Talent

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, leading CBS to extend its planned three-hour live broadcast on Wednesday (Feb. 27) A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's…

  18. Jackson Trades Places With J. Lo At No. 1

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day weekend led music retailers to their strongest week this year, and Alan Jackson's "Drive" took full advantage. The Arista Nashville set cruises ba Valentine's Day and the extended U.S. President's Day…

  19. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest…

  20. 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,…

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