1. CHART BEAT BONUS

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Chart-based stories on Ashanti, Hank Williams Jr., Tweet, Faith Evans, Ja Rule, and Tim McGraw. OVERNIGHT SENSATION: Four months ago this week, Ashanti had never appeared on The Billboard Hot 100. She made her chart debut the week of Nov. 17, 2001, as the featured artist on Ja Rule's …

  2. Early Primus Albums Set For Reissue

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of frontman Les Claypool's Prawn Song label, which will on April 23 reissue both the band's debut live LP "Suck on This," and its firs The out-of-print early works of Primus will get new life courtesy of…

  3. Neil Finn Returns With Two Albums, DVD

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new live album, "7 Worlds Collide - Live at the St. James" (released Feb. 26 via Nettwerk America), was both an experiment w Former Crowded House/Split Enz frontman Neil Finn says the recording of his new…

  4. J. Lo Nabs Double No. 1s

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny" captures the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, her Epic remix album "J to Tha L-O!" rebounds to No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Despite a 24% drop in sales Just as Jennifer Lopez' single "Ain't It Funny…

  5. Songwriting Reunites Jayhawks Principals

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently reunited for a brief songwriting session, the fruits of which will most likely show up on Olson's next solo album. At th Gary Louris and Mark Olson, the one-time co-frontmen for the Jayhawks, recently…

  6. Hot Product

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Alanis Morissette, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Neil Finn, and more. 'Swept' Away After years of collaboration and working under the guidance of others, Alanis Morissette has taken full control of her creative destiny on her third Maverick opus, "Under Rug…

  7. Financial Woes Force Sale Of Master P Studio

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording studio to settle unpaid construction bills and other debts. The rap mogul announced plans for the $10 million Rapper Master P (real name: Percy Miller) has been forced to sell an unfinished recording…

  8. Billboard Bits: Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten

    January 31, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Moog/Apple, Wilco, Atomic Kitten Synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog and Apple Computer, Inc., will receive the 2002 Technical Grammy Award, the Recording Academy announced today (Jan. 31). The awards honor individuals or companies that have made significant contributions to the technical…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Billboard Bits: New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Osmond

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on New Babies, Mr. Cheeks, Donny Osmond Families are growing in a feminine way all about the music industry, as Metallica's James Hetfield, R&B singer Tamia, and country couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all welcomed new female additions in recent days. On Jan. 17, Hetfield…

  12. Sugarcult Sweet On Tour, 'Van Wilder'

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure wit Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month…

  13. U.K.'s Starsailor Riding High In U.S.

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than waving a couple of New Musical Express covers under the noses of American tastemakers. But with a program of liv The process of introducing a hot British band to the U.S. requires more these days than…

  14. TunesOnTV

    January 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST TV Listings for Jan. 21-27, 2002. MONDAY, JAN. 21 "FanClub," VH1 Featured Artist: Michael Jackson. "Top of the Pops," BBC America Featured Artists: Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Pink, Nelly Furtado. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artists:…

  15. Crow Mulling Final Tracklist For New Album

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Sheryl Crow has been joined by a host of stars in the making of her as-yet-untitled, self-produced fourth Interscope/A&M album, but the artist's manager tells Billboard.com that the tracklisting h Sheryl Crow has been joined by a host of stars in the making of her as-yet-untitled,…

  16. Garth, Faith, 'N Sync Are People's Choice

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards, held last night (Jan. 13) at the Pasadena (Calif.) Civic Auditorium. Garth Brooks beat out Tim McGraw and George Strait Country and teen pop reigned supreme at the 28th annual People's Choice Awards,…

  17. Paul Westerberg Returns In 'Stereo' & 'Mono'

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST After a three-year absence from the music biz, Paul Westerberg is to return April 23 with a two-CD set on Los Angeles independent label Vagrant that spans both sides of his musical personality. The pa After a three-year absence from the music biz, Paul Westerberg is to return April 23 with a…

  18. Albarn, Lambchop, Queens Cover The Kinks

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age, Jonathan Richman, Fountains Of Wayne, and Bebel Gilberto are among the acts that have recorded Kinks covers for "T Blur/Gorillaz principal Damon Albarn, Lambchop, Yo La Tengo, Queens Of The Stone Age,…

  19. Soul Stars Dominate American Music Awards

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, and the late singer Aaliyah each won two American Music Awards tonight (Jan. 9) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angel In a night dominated by soul music's new generation, Alicia Keys, Destiny&…

  20. 'Essential' Set, Reissues Celebrate Cash's 70th

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb. 26), Columbia Legacy will release a new compilation, "The Essential Johnny Cash," and reissue five of his vintage al To commemorate the upcoming 70th birthday of country music legend Johnny Cash (Feb…

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