1. Cash Money Assembles 'Platinum Hits'

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist roster with the "Cash Money Records Platinum Hits Volume 1" compilation, due Nov. 19 via Cash Money/Universal. Executive Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist…

  2. Next Week Brings Kylie Bonanza

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Australian pop queen Kylie Minogue will manage the notable achievement of having two "new" albums, two DVDs, and a VHS video all released in the U.K. on Monday (Nov. 18), all of which follows the appe Australian pop queen Kylie Minogue will manage the notable achievement of having…

  3. Jay-Z Takes New Songs To Schools

    November 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST For his initial outing in support of new album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift & the Curse" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam), multi-platinum rapper Jay-Z is going back to school. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist i For his initial outing in support of new album "The Blueprint 2: The Gift …

  4. Westlife, Blue Top U.K. Charts

    November 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday (Nov. 10). On the singles chart it was Irish boy band Westlife, which scored its 11th No. 1 single with "Unbreakab Domestic male pop acts Westlife and Blue rule the new U.K. charts, released yesterday …

  5. Still Ghetto

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST It's a more introspective Jaheim who greets listeners on this sophomore follow-up to his 2001 platinum debut Ghetto Love. It's a more introspective Jaheim who greets listeners on this sophomore follow-up to his 2001 platinum debut Ghetto Love. Reaching back to his ghetto roots, the…

  6. Come Into My World

    November 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST The third U.S. single from Kylie Minogue's platinum Fever maintains the superstar singer's knack for matching intoxicating beats with indelibly catchy melodies and making hit records sound like the ea The third U.S. single from Kylie Minogue's platinum Fever maintains the…

  7. Billboard Bits: Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Madonna, 'Krush Groove,' Zero 7 While Madonna is busy recording her forthcoming Maverick studio album, due out early next year, plans are also underway for an "ultimate box set." On the diva's official Web site , her manager Caresse Henry said that she "…

  8. System Settles On Tracklist For 'Album'

    November 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Modern rock outfit System Of A Down has been compiling unreleased tracks for "Steal This Album," a previously announced collection of 16 cuts written and recorded over the course of the group's histor Modern rock outfit System Of A Down has been compiling unreleased tracks for …

  9. Ask Billboard

    November 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about the Billboard Music Awards, Kylie Minogue, Floetry, and Kelly Clarkson. AWARD TOUR Keith, Can you please provide some information on hosts, attendees, and performers, for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas on Dec. 9th?…

  10. Avril, Creed, Nelly To Play 2002 Billboard Awards

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set to air live Dec. 9 on Fox from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega Avril Lavigne, Creed, Nelly, and Puddle Of Mudd are the first artists confirmed to perform…

  11. Ja Rule Submits To 'Temptation'

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com. Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but in a few weeks Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def Jam set, "The Last Temptation," and the Nov. 15 debut of his first starring role in Sony…

  12. Gray Celebrates Big 'Day' On U.K. Album Chart

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3) with "A New Day at Midnight" (iht/East West), while a Eurodance version of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring David Gray swept to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Nov. 3)…

  13. Workin' On a Groove

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Like it or not, Capitol newcomer Jameson Clark is having himself a good ol' time here. Like it or not, Capitol newcomer Jameson Clark is having himself a good ol' time here. "Waitin' on the Whiskey" is a good-natured, steel-laced barroom boogie, and "You Da Man,…

  14. Update: Jam Master Jay Killed In NYC Shooting

    October 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST As previously reported, Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D.M.C., was shot and killed last night (Oct. 30) at his recording studio in the Jamaica section of Queens, near As previously reported , Jam Master Jay, a founding member of the pioneering rap trio Run-D…

  15. David Gray Begins Next Chapter With 'New Day'

    October 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. On his commercial breakthrough recording, "White Ladder," David Gray proved the value of harnessing songcraft to personal resilience. The Manchester, England-born singer/songwriter had spent 10 years recording -- first for Hut then EMI …

  16. David Gray Plans North American Trek

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit. The trek will visit 14 cities before wrapping Feb. 16 in Los Angeles, and follows a November/December tour of Singer/songwriter David Gray will kick off a brief North American tour Jan. 26 in Detroit.…

  17. Rascal Flatts Aims To Solidify Success On 'Melt'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As Rascal Flatts prepares to return to the market with its sophomore effort, "Melt," the group and label Lyric Street Records face the challenge of topping a platinum-selling eponymous debut CD. Sales of "Rascal Flatts" have…

  18. Linkin Park Finishing Up Sophomore Album

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album with eyes on an early 2003 release and a subsequent tour. Producing again is Don Gilmore (Eve 6), who manned the console for the group' Modern rock outfit Linkin Park is wrapping up work on its Warner Bros. studio album…

  19. Hot Product

    October 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new releases such as the "8 Mile" soundtrack and albums from Shaggy, Christina Aguilera, Tori Amos, Sixpence None The Richer, and more. 'Mile' High Eminem has recruited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to contribute to the soundtrack for his film debut, …

  20. Cry

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country statement, with the emphasis overwhelmingly on the pop side of the equation. From the opening power chords of the funky "Free," Faith Hill is making a soulful pop-country…

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