1. Naughton Leaves Teen Group 3LW

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Teen group 3LW -- short for 3 Little Women -- has gotten a bit smaller. Original member Naturi Naughton confirmed in an interview yesterday (Aug. 21) with New York radio station WBLS-FM that she had l Teen group 3LW -- short for 3 Little Women -- has gotten a bit smaller. Original member…

  2. Jersey Rap Fest Takes Cancellation To Court

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The promoters of an Atlantic City, N.J., hardcore rap music festival that was abruptly canceled this week will ask a federal judge to let the show go on Sunday (Aug. 25) at a city-owned stadium. The promoters of an Atlantic City, N.J., hardcore rap music festival that was abruptly canceled…

  3. 34ask

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Readers' questions about Sophie Ellis Bextor, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and Rush answered by Keith Caulfield. SOPHIE'S CHOICE Keith, Is it true that Sophie Ellis Bextor will soon release music in the U.S.? I've heard that maybe she was thinking of trying to break…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal confirm that they are going their separate ways. Group members Easther and Vernie Bennett announce that they will 2000 - The two remaining members of multi-platinum British R&B act Eternal…

  5. Presley, Brooks Reach RIAA Milestones

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis Presley albums (eight previously certified, seven new titles) released by RCA were reviewed by the Recording Industry As In the months leading up to last week's 25th anniversary of his death, 15 Elvis…

  6. Godsmack Eyeing Early 2003 For New Album

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal breakthrough "Awake." Having recently replaced longtime drummer Tommy Stewart with Shannon Larkin (Ugly Kid Joe, Amen), th Godsmack is hard at work in Miami writing the follow up to its 2000 Universal…

  7. This Day in Music

    August 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee State Fair, he gets quite a surprise. A local radio DJ asks the crowd to serenade Griggs in observance of his 27th 2000 - As Andy Griggs waits to open a show for Reba McEntire at the Milwaukee…

  8. Billboard Bits: Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Country Hall of Fame, Elvis, Gun Club Porter Wagoner and Bill Carlisle are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The announcement was made over the weekend during the Dixie Chicks' performance at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The pair will be formally…

  9. This Day in Music

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on vacation in Kailua, Hawaii. 2001 - Martie Seidel of the Dixie Chicks is married to Ireland-based college professor Gareth Maguire while the two are on…

  10. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Def Leppard, Destiny's Child's Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles, Gareth Gates, Darius Danesh, and Beth Orton. 'X' MARKS THE SPOTS: It's been more than three years since a Def Leppard album debuted on The Billboard 200. This week the band from…

  11. Montgomery Gentry Rolls Into 'Town'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Having successfully carved a niche as purveyors of hard-charging country rock, working-class party songs, and male-perspective ballads, Columbia duo Montgomery Gentry has set out to broaden its musical horizons while staying true to the MG vibe…

  12. Springsteen Soars To No. 1 With 'The Rising'

    August 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 525,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to earn the Boss his best week ever in the SoundScan era Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" (Columbia) rockets to No. 1…

  13. Nelly Hits New Heights In July RIAA Certifications

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, "Nellyville" (Fo' Reel/Universal), reached triple-platinum status for shipments of three million copies in July certifications from t It's getting hotter for hip-hop star Nelly, whose sophomore album, …

  14. Jarvis Church 'Off' On His Own

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Most people in the industry may know the name Jarvis Church because of his pivotal role in discovering, writing for, and producing Grammy Award-winning DreamWorks artist Nelly Furtado ("Whoa Nelly!"). What they probably don't know…

  15. R.E.M. Moving Along On New Album

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist Peter Buck revealed in an in-depth interview with fan site Murmurs.com. R.E.M. is planning a full-scale world tour after the release of its in-progress 13th studio album, guitarist…

  16. Hot Product

    July 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Linda Thompson, Beth Orton, and more. The 'Rising' Tide Rock troubadour Bruce Springsteen returns this week with "The Rising" (Columbia) -- his first album of new material since 1995's "The Ghost of Tom…

  17. Mattel Loses 'Barbie Girl' Lawsuit

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A California federal appeals court declined today (July 25) to reinstate a lawsuit from Mattel Inc. alleging the pop song "Barbie Girl" infringed on the toymaker's doll patent. A California federal appeals court declined today (July 25) to reinstate a lawsuit from Mattel Inc.…

  18. Enrique Road-Tripping For Spanish Album

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in September for a North American tour supporting the album. Enrique Iglesias, preparing to release his first Spanish-language album in four years, will head out on the road in…

  19. DMB Struts Its 'Stuff' With No. 1 Debut

    July 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "Busted Stuff" (RCA) on sales of 622,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, knocking Nelly's "Nellyville" down to No. 2 after three The Dave Matthews Band blasts to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with …

  20. Filter Completes Evolution

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com "I am the boss -- I have to admit that," Richard Patrick, founder of Filter, says. "But I always wanted to be in a band. After 22 years of looking, I finally feel like I'm in a band, with the four guys I'll be with for a…

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