1. Eminem Leads 2002 RIAA Certifications

    December 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST With the best-selling album and soundtrack of the year, Eminem dominates U.S. year-end certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Billboard Bulletin reports. The rapper' With the best-selling album and soundtrack of the year, Eminem dominates U.S. year-end…

  2. Judge Blocks Slick Rick Deportation

    December 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters on Friday (Dec. 27), giving the rapper fresh hope of winning his battle to stay in the U.S. Judge Kimba Wood's decisio A federal judge in New York blocked the deportation of Ricky "Slick Rick…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson fields readers' letters about chart-topping singles in 2002, his No. 1 song of the rock era, Mariah Carey, Georgie Fame, and the Beatles. DULLSVILLE? Hello Fred! The 2002 calendar year is over and done, and only seven songs advanced to the…

  4. Deportation Imminent For Slick Rick

    December 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, but now the worst is imminent. At any moment, the rapper best known for crafting humorous rhymes on For six months, Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters has been hoping for the best…

  5. Billboard Bits: Diplomats, W. Panic, Vassar/Lewis

    December 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Stories on the first album from rapc act the Diplomats, Widespread Panic's John Bell hosts a charity golf tournament and concert, and country artist Phil Vassar and Huey Lewis record together. The Diplomats, a rap act comprised of Cam'ron, Jimmy Jones, Freekey Zekey, and Juelz…

  6. Slipknot Tides Fans Over With 'Disasterpieces'

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early 2004, the alt-metal act is tiding fans over with its first-ever DVD, "Disasterpieces." The Roadrunner release features a full-l While Slipknot likely won't release a new album until late 2003 or early…

  7. Fat Joe Juggles Crossover Success, Credibility

    December 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Fat Joe is no newcomer. This is an obvious statement to R&B and hip-hop fans, but for many pop music lovers, Fat Joe was relatively unknown until last year. "J.O.S.E.: Jealous Ones Still Envy," his fourth studio set, scored with…

  8. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Kelly Clarkson, singles sales, Avril Lavigne, radio station playlists, Shania Twain, double albums, his latest books, and best sell THE FIRST KELLY QUESTION Hi Fred, Earlier this year, "American Idol"…

  9. Busta Rhymes' Success Is 'Safe'

    December 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Busta Rhymes is an unstoppable creative force. Coming off the platinum-plus success of "Genesis," his J Records debut, Rhymes returned Nov. 26 with his sophomore J release -- and sixth career offering -- "It Ain't Safe No More…

  10. 49ask

    December 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about TLC, Destiny's Child, Shania Twain, and Monica. TLC VS. DESTINY Keith, Each time TLC or Destiny's Child is in the media, they are introduced as the biggest selling girl group in history. Well, who is the biggest selling group and…

  11. This Day in Music

    December 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2001 - With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigns supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH! Music Awards. 2000 - Faith Hill and Tim…

  12. New Material Emerging From Offspring

    November 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Platinum-selling punk act the Offspring plans to begin work next month on the follow up to 2000's "Conspiracy of One," with eyes on a spring release through Columbia. Producer Brendan O'Brien, who man Platinum-selling punk act the Offspring plans to begin work next month…

  13. 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…

  14. Hot Product

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw, Busta Rhymes, Paul McCartney, and more. 'Then' And Now With all the pre-release secrecy befitting an international superstar, Jennifer Lopez is putting her music back on the front burner with the Epic album "This Is Me...…

  15. Sum 41 Readies 'Infected' Release

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. For most people, passing out in a deserted field while large birds peck at your head would be unpleasant. For Sum 41, it was an experience that inspired the title of its latest release, "Does This Look Infected?," due tomorrow (Nov. 26)…

  16. Songwriters Settle Eagles Royalty Suit

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Jackson Browne and fellow songwriters J.D. Souther and Jack Tempchin have settled a lawsuit with publisher Warner/Chappell Music over millions of dollars in royalties from the Eagles' "Their Greatest Jackson Browne and fellow songwriters J.D. Souther and Jack Tempchin have settled a…

  17. Loyalty

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a si On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy …

  18. Slicker Than Your Average

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. One of the bright lights in 2001 was U.K. export Craig David, whose debut, Born to Do It, achieved platinum success in the U.S. Well, David's back with a set…

  19. CHART BEAT CHAT

    November 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Mariah Carey's gold and platinum future, the King's place on Billboard's country charts, an R. Kelly chart anomaly, and video play in relation to the char AFTER THE GOLD RUSH? Hello Fred, I am disappointed that the new Mariah…

  20. Matchbox, Nappy Speak Up Against School Violence

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Nappy Roots have thrown their support behind Speak Up, the PAX organization's campaign against weapon-related school violence. Atlantic labelmates matchbox twenty and Nappy Roots have thrown their support behind Speak Up, the PAX organization'…

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