1. Jackson Drafts Britney, Justin For Charity Single

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's Justin Timberlake, and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter to record the single "What More Can I Give," proceeds from the sales of which will bene Michael Jackson will team with Britney Spears, 'N Sync's…

  2. Guilty of Love

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Guilty of Love is guitarist Tommy Castro's fourth studio album and, with bandmates Randy McDonald, Keith Crossan, and Billy Lee Lewis, he has effectively raised the ante. Guilty of Love is guitarist Tommy Castro's fourth studio album and, with bandmates Randy McDonald, Keith Crossan…

  3. Low Kick and Hard Bop

    September 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Originally signed on the weight of a four-track demo sent to Matador Records, producer Elisabeth Esselink (aka Solex) celebrates her third full-length with the label by perfecting a musical technique Originally signed on the weight of a four-track demo sent to Matador Records, producer…

  4. Britney Unveils Full Fall Tour Plans

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT As tipped here last month, Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena tour Oct. 25 in Miami. The trek comes in support of her third, as-yet-untitled Jive album, due Nov. 6 in North As tipped here last month , Britney Spears will kick off an extensive North American arena…

  5. 'NOW! 7' Is Now Double-Platinum

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The seventh volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series has been certified gold, platinum, and double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Releas The seventh volume in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits…

  6. Juvenile Mired In Legal Troubles

    September 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Juvenile is doing well on the Billboard chart, but not on his mortgage payments. The Bank of New York foreclosed on its loan on the rapper's Mandeville, La., home on Aug. 29 after Juvenile fail Rapper Juvenile is doing well on the Billboard chart, but not on his mortgage payments.…

  7. Update: Stars Honor Michael Jackson In New York

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up last night (Sept. 7) in New York to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The concert, Jackson's first perfor Michael Jackson's 30-year career as solo artist has encompassed everything…

  8. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based tories on Rodney Jerkins, Michael Jackson, Staind, and 3 Doors Down. IT'S RODNEY'S 'WORLD,' WE'RE JUST LISTENING IN IT: Producer Rodney Jerkins has his biggest hit on The Billboard Hot 100 in more than a year, as Michael Jackson's "You Rock My…

  9. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at Michael Jackson's 30th anniversary concert tonight (Sept. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden. The first of two heavily hyped concerts (the It's hard to find a celebrity who isn't planning to be at…

  10. Slim's 'Weapon' Bulges With Six MTV VMAs

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video emerged as the biggest winner at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), presented last night (Sept. 6) at the Metropolitan Opera House in New Y With six awards, Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video…

  11. Aaliyah Posthumously Tops Album Chart

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release shoots 19-1 on The Billboard 200 this week, based on a sales jump from 62,000 to 306,000 units in the U.S., according In the wake of her tragic death, Aaliyah's self-titled Blackground/Virgin release…

  12. Top Stars Cover Marvin Gaye For Charity

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Some of the music industry's biggest stars, including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Destiny's Child, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys, are participating in sessions for a new recording Some of the music industry's biggest stars, including Britney Spears,…

  13. Presley Among Gospel Hall Honorees

    September 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Although he is best known as the king of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley will be honored in the music genre he loved first and best -- gospel. The Gospel Music Association (GMA) will induct Presley into it Although he is best known as the king of rock'n'roll, Elvis Presley will…

  14. Billboard Bits: Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Latin Grammys, 'N Sync, Third Eye Blind Marc Anthony and Destiny's Child are the latest performers to be added to the lineup for the second annual Latin Grammy Awards. While Anthony will perform solo, Destiny's Child will join Alejandro Sanz at the Sept. 11 ceremony,…

  15. Beasties Shutter Grand Royal Label

    September 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' 8-year-old label Grand Royal is closing its doors, citing "mounting debts, decreasing assets, and exceedingly harsh industry conditions." "This is one of the most difficult decisions The Beastie Boys' 8-year-old label Grand Royal is closing its doors…

  16. Billboard Bits: Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, Cypress Hill, Harper, Shaver Following the postponement of two shows and the cancellation of another earlier this week , Janet Jackson has canceled tonight's (Aug. 31) rescheduled concert in Philadelphia because of a nagging respiratory infection. "I greatly regret…

  17. Expert: Aaliyah Plane Was Overloaded

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The twin-engine plane that crashed with the singer Aaliyah and eight others on board was carrying more than the recommended number of passengers, the plane's manufacturer said. Nine people were on boa The twin-engine plane that crashed with the singer Aaliyah and eight others on board…

  18. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A recap of late R&B star Aaliyah's chart performance, and a look at R&B acts who debuted in the 1960s who appear on the charts today, plus stories on Blu Cantrell, Jennifer Lopez, and Ja Rule. IN TRIBUTE: It was just a little over seven years ago that a young R&B singer by…

  19. Crash Pilot Had Criminal Record

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The pilot of the ill-fated Cessna carrying rising R&B star Aaliyah had a recent criminal record, including a crack-cocaine violation that had him in a Florida court less than two weeks before the The pilot of the ill-fated Cessna carrying rising R&B star Aaliyah had a recent criminal…

  20. 'Now' Is The Time For Maxwell At No. 1

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" (Columbia), after selling 296,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, to earn his first-ever No. 1 album. The R&B singer's collect Maxwell bursts onto The Billboard 200 this week with "Now" …

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