1. Hot Product

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from 'N Sync, the 'Violator' compilation, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joe Strummer, and more. 'Celebrity' Sleuth "The truth is that it can be tiresome to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived notion of…

  2. Powerman 5000 Brace For 'Doomsday' Tour

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock outfit Powerman 5000 is planning a six-week North American tour in support of its forthcoming DreamWorks set "Anyone for Doomsday?," due Aug. 28. The trek, which kicks off Sept. 6, will al Modern rock outfit Powerman 5000 is planning a six-week North American tour in…

  3. Lauded U.K. Star Craig David Is 'Born To Do It'

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5 million into Stateside success? That's the question facing Atlantic Records, as the label releases Craig David's "Born to Do It Can a U.K. R&B/pop sensation translate worldwide sales exceeding 3.5…

  4. I'm Already There

    July 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rock guitars kick off the band's fifth BNA release with "Out Go the Lights," an energized and danceable midtempo track that effectively sets the tone for the rest of what is poised to be a monster alb Rock guitars kick off the band's fifth BNA release with "Out Go the…

  5. 'Girl From Ipanema' Muse Target Of Lawsuit

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT She was tall and tan and young and lovely, just as the classic song she inspired says. But does that mean Helo Pinheiro has the right to use "The Girl From Ipanema" to promote herself? Not according t She was tall and tan and young and lovely, just as the classic song she inspired…

  6. U.K. Garage Act Artful Dodger Splits

    July 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning U.K. garage duo Artful Dodger has thrown in the towel. A statement issued by Warner Music confirmed that Mark Hill and Pete Devereux -- who were recently honored with an Ivor Novello awa Award-winning U.K. garage duo Artful Dodger has thrown in the towel. A statement issued by…

  7. 'Marmalade' Propels 'Moulin Rouge' To Platinum

    July 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Interscope soundtrack to the summer musical film "Moulin Rouge" has been certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 mil The Interscope soundtrack to the summer musical film "Moulin Rouge" has…

  8. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award,…

  9. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Carter, Moke

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Stories on Radiohead, Powerman 5000, Aaron Carter, and Moke. Radiohead has added an Aug. 7 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden to its U.S. tour itinerary. Tickets for the show, which like the rest of the tour will include Kid Koala and the Beta Band, will go on sale to the public…

  10. 'Popstars' Hear'Say Top U.K. Chart Again

    July 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "Popstars" winners Hear'Say achieved its second domestic No. 1 yesterday (July 1) with "Show Me the Way to Your Love" (Polydor). The single follows the gr With 4,000 copies to spare, U.K. television's "…

  11. 3 Doors Down's 'Better Life' Tips New Platinum Mark

    June 29, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Doors Down's "The Better Life" has tipped the scales at five times platinum in its latest audit by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The distinction, awarded for shipments of 5 m 3 Doors Down's "The Better Life" has tipped the scales at five…

  12. Paulina Rubio Aims To Cross Over

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Latin star Paulina Rubio plans to follow her successful "Paulina" album with an English-language album, and has just kicked off a U.S. tour. When Paulina Rubio was a little girl, she asked for permission to redecorate the house while her mother -- Mexican film star Susana Dosamantes…

  13. Hot Product

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Lil' Mo, Basement Jaxx, Tricky, Lonestar, Jagged Edge, and more. 'True' Enough "I guess I could re-title the album 'It's About Damn Time'," laughs Lil' Mo, who this week will finally release her EastWest/Elektra debut, …

  14. Live Close By, Visit Often

    June 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Having achieved platinum success in the late 1980s, K.T. Having achieved platinum success in the late 1980s, K.T. Oslin returns to the country scene with a vengeance, via a fortuitous pairing with producer and co-writer Raul Malo (of the Mavericks). Classy and brassy, musically adventurous…

  15. Staind 'Breaks' Double-Platinum Barrier

    June 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album "Break the Cycle" has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). T A little more than a month after its release, Staind's Elektra album …

  16. Durst's Bad Back Scotches Bizkit Euro Dates

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Limp Bizkit is unlikely to reschedule the five European dates it canceled last week due to a back injury suffered by frontman Fred Durst, the group said on its official Web site. Limp Bizkit is unlikely to reschedule the five European dates it canceled last week due to a back injury suffered…

  17. K.T. Oslin's New Album May Be Her Last

    June 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Country music veteran K.T. Oslin says that "Live Close By, Visit Often" (BNA Entertainment), her first album in five years, may be the final recording of her career. "I probably won't do another album Country music veteran K.T. Oslin says that "Live Close By, Visit…

  18. Hot Product

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing albums from Sisqo, Stone Tempe Pilots, Afro-Celt Sound System, Luther Vandross, Gorillaz, and more. 'Dragon' Song From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The Baltimore native aims to prove that he's more than merely a singer…

  19. Sisqo's 'Return' Aims To Best 'Thong'

    June 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The Baltimore native aims to prove that he's more than merely a singer with a love of thong lingerie on his sophomore so From platinum curls to corn rows, Sisqo is never one to stay the same for long. The…

  20. Free City

    June 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The St. Following in the footsteps of group member Nelly's solo material, the St. Lunatics offer more party anthems on their debut, Free City. The…

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