1. Hot Product

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ja Rule, matchbox twenty, Audioslave, Toni Braxton, and more. Don't Tempt Me, Sir! Will Smith may be "Mr. July," but this month fellow rapper/actor Ja Rule may be dubbed "Mr. November." With the Nov. 19 release of his fourth Murder Inc./Def…

  2. The Morning After

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Deborah Cox has followed Clive Davis from Arista to J and hooked up with a host of producers—including Jermai Four years after the release of her mega hit single "Nobody's Supposed to…

  3. 3D

    November 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds soulful sisters Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas facing a major challenge: How to focus on the music at hand after one-third This fourth chapter in TLC's nearly 10-year career finds…

  4. Inspired By Tragedy, TLC Survivors Carry On

    November 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com There was a point when Arista considered compiling a TLC greatest-hits package and adding on the new songs that the trio had recorded before the untimely death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April. But that notion was tabled. "When Lisa passed, it was…

  5. Billboard Bits: CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on CMAs, Springsteen, Jackson/Crowell Loretta Lynn, Trace Adkins, Steve Azar, Lonestar's Richie McDonald, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe, John Michael Montgomery, and Chris Cagle have been added to the list of presenters for the 36th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, to…

  6. K-Ci & JoJo Get 'Emotional' On New Disc

    November 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo (brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey) returns Nov. 26 with its fourth MCA album, "Emotional." The set is preceded by the single "It's Me," which is No. 11 on Billboard's Bubbli R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo (brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey)…

  7. Jazz Is a Spirit

    November 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST This album was recorded before an audience at Master Control Studio in Burbank, Calif. Carrington is one of the great jazz prodigies of the last quarter-century-a drummer who received a full scholarsh This album was recorded before an audience at Master Control Studio in Burbank, Calif.…

  8. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Marilyn Manson, McClinton

    October 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on 'N Sync, Marilyn Manson, Delbert McClinton The early days of 'N Sync are chronicled on the upcoming DVD "The Reel 'N Sync," due Nov. 5 from Trauma Records. According to a spokesperson for the project, the DVD was whittled down from "a couple hundred hours…

  9. Toni Braxton Is Back With 'More'

    October 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Toni Braxton is pretty much surviving on crackers and soda water these days. Bad case of nerves preparing for her fifth album release? Hardly. It's called "the first trimester." "I should be fine in a few weeks, but right now,…

  10. Billboard Bits: Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards

    October 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Emmylou Harris, Tommy Boy Films, Heroes Awards Country veteran Emmylou Harris will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award for her efforts to focus attention on the plight of landmine survivors. She'll be presented with…

  11. Room to Breathe

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. Delbert McClinton's last album, Nothing Personal, was a certifiable hit, both critically and commercially. It would be a challenge for some artists to follow such a terrific…

  12. Braxton Tries Something Different On New Album

    October 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio album, "More Than a Woman," Nov. 19 via Arista. The set is the follow-up to 2000's "The Heat," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&am R&B starlet Toni Braxton will release her fifth studio…

  13. Monica Has 'All Eyez On Me'

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Monica has been an R&B mainstay since she debuted in 1995 with the Rowdy/Arista set "Miss Thing." As she prepares for the Nov. 5 release of her third album -- and J Records debut -- "All Eyez on Me," the Atlanta native is…

  14. TLC To Issue '3D' Tribute To Lopes

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R&B superstar act TLC is set to release "3D" -- the group's fourth album and first since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes earlier this year. Due Nov. 12 via Arista, the album will b R&B superstar act TLC is set to release "3D" -- the…

  15. Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Arriving just weeks prior to Lucky Dog/ Sony Nashville's star-studded tribute to Cash (Kindred Spirits, featuring Dylan and Springsteen), Dressed in Black seems certain to be overlooked, as it sports Arriving just weeks prior to Lucky Dog/ Sony Nashville's star-studded tribute to…

  16. Cash 'Comes Around' On New 'American' Album

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this year, Johnny Cash fans will be given yet another reason to smile Nov. 5, when the Man In Black's fourth collabor Along with being treated to a slew of vault material and a pair of tribute records this…

  17. Billboard Bits: Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field

    July 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Vanguard Folk, Motorhead, Sense Field Heralded folk label Vanguard has assembled a three-disc compilation that traces the growth of the genre, from its roots in protest songs of the Depression and through the popular revival of folk, jug band, and blues music. Due Aug. 13, "…

  18. Cash Appears Among 'Kindred Spirits' On Tribute

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis Tritt, country legend Johnny Cash appears on his own upcoming tribute album, "Kindred Spirits." Due Sept. 24 from Lucky Along with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, and Travis…

  19. Jerkins' Darkchild Links With Cash Money

    July 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Rodney Jerkins' Darkchild Entertainment, home to the Darkchild Records label, has entered into a production and distribution deal with Cash Money Records, Billboard Bulletin reports. Rodney Jerkins' Darkchild Entertainment, home to the Darkchild Records label, has entered into a…

  20. McClinton Angles For 'Room To Breathe'

    July 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to Breathe," Sept. 24 on New West Records. McClinton co-produced the album with Gary Nicholson, with whom the artist has collabor Veteran roots singer Delbert McClinton will release a new album, "Room to…

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