1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Creed, Usher, Shaggy, and No Doubt. TWICE THE CREED: For the third time in the last eight years, one act occupies the top two slots on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. Creed, whose "Weathered" (Wind-up) recently completed an eight-week reign on…

  2. Jackson Holds Off Creed For A Third Week At No. 1

    February 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 after selling 189,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Although the total is an 18% decline fr Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) cruises to a third…

  3. Creed Weathers Quintuple Platinum Sales

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of 5 million copies. The set debuted at No. 1 on Creed's latest Wind-Up album, "Weathered," has been certified…

  4. Billboard Bits: DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on DMZ Records, Sade/Epic, Colvin/Osborne Tony Bennett has signed on to contribute a song to the "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrack, which, as previously reported , is being composed and produced by veteran producer T Bone Burnett. The album will be released…

  5. Grammys Add Star Performers, Presenters

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies later this month. Also joining previously announced performers U2 and Al The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the…

  6. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due…

  7. Tunes On TV

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Feb. 4-10, 2002 MONDAY, FEB. 4, 2002 "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Garbage, Enrique Iglesias, Ja Rule. "The Hughleys," UPN Featured Artists: Shaggy, Destiny's Child (Episode title: "Smells Like Free Spirit"). "…

  8. Creed Postpones N.J. Show

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New Jersey due to the death of guitarist Mark Tremonti's mother. The show at the Continental Airlines Arena has been res Chart topping rock act Creed was forced to cancel its planned concert Friday in New…

  9. Joe Jackson Tour Spawns Web-Only Live Album

    February 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Joe Jackson has released a live album, "Two Rainy Nights - Live in the Northwest - The Official Bootleg," that is only available via his official Web site. Recorded last April in Seattle and Portland, Joe Jackson has released a live album, "Two Rainy Nights - Live in the…

  10. Jackson Stays Driven At No. 1

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second straight week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, even after experiencing a typical second week decline of 46% to sales of 230,000 units, accord Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista) steers its way to its second…

  11. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name:…

  12. Nashville's Fan Fair Set For June 13-16

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Nashville's Fan Fair, the crown jewel of country music festivals, will be held June 13-16 in downtown Nashville, where fans will witness more than 30 hours of concert performances by many of country's Nashville's Fan Fair, the crown jewel of country music festivals, will be…

  13. Keys, U2, Outkast, Dylan On Grammy Nominees CD

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping the seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due Feb. 5 on Universal Music Entertainment's (UME) UTV Records, the As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy…

  14. Tunes On TV

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings - Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 28 "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Cracker. "Late Night With Conan O' Brien," NBC Featured Artist: Dilated Peoples (also scheduled: William Shatner, Martin Lawrence). "The Late Late Show…

  15. Good Life

    January 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Julian is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter who has the praise of colleagues like Randy Newman but has yet to connect with mainstream consumers. Julian is a folk-inspired singer/songwriter who has the praise of colleagues like Randy Newman but has yet to connect with mainstream consumers. On…

  16. Tritt, Brooks & Dunn, Keith, McGraw Lead ACM Noms

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards, to be handed out May 21 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS. Brooks & Travis Tritt scored a leading nine nominations on the first ballot for the 37th annual…

  17. Alan Jackson Shifts Tour Into High Gear

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The country artist is riding high after his new Arista album, "Drive," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboar Alan Jackson will kick off a U.S. tour next Friday (Feb. 1) in Champaign, Ill. The…

  18. Jackson 'Drives' Straight To No. 1

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to the top of The Billboard 200 after selling a potent 423,000 units -- the highest January debut in the SoundScan era -- and bounces Creed's "Weathere Alan Jackson's "Drive" (Arista Nashville) speeds to…

  19. Pop Stars Pepper New Teen Flick

    January 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26 on DVD from Spartan Home Entertainment. The film features cameo appearances by some of the biggest names in teen pop, including B Pop music fans will want to pick up a copy of "Longshot," due March 26…

  20. Billboard Bits: Brit Awards, Minnelli, Mellencamp

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Brit Awards, Liza Minnelli, John Mellencamp The Strokes, Dido, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, Mis-teeq, Shaggy, and Sting are confirmed to perform at the 2002 Brit Awards , to be presented Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. As previously reported, Gorillaz snared a leading six…

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