1. Ms. Jade Lets Nothing 'Interrupt' Her

    October 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ms. Jade has been preparing a long time for "Girl Interrupted," her 215/Beat Club/Interscope debut, due Nov. 5. "I wrote my first rap when I was either 8 or 9," Jade says. "After that, I started singing. I was always into…

  2. 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…

  3. Hot Product

    September 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from John Coltrane, John Doe, Layo & Bushwacka!, Porter Wagoner, and more. The Master's 'Legacy' Verve Music Group will wrap up a year-long celebration of the 70th anniversary of John Coltrane's birth with the release this week of "Legacy,…

  4. 'N Sync's Timberlake 'Justifies' Your Love

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N Sync mates with the Nov. 12 release of his Jive solo debut, "Justified." First single "Like I Love You," like the rest of the material on Justin Timberlake will be the first to break ranks from his 'N…

  5. 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards winners

    August 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Here is the complete list of winners for the 2002 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, handed out Aug. 9 in Miami. Top R&B/hip-hop album: "Songs in A Minor," Alicia Keys …

  6. 2002 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards winners

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP songs of the 2001 R&B/hip-hop, rap, dance and reggae charts, were held June 17 in Beverly The 15th Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards, which honor the songwriters and publishers of…

  7. Usher Tops Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Finalists

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The Arista artist is a contender for eight awards, including top artist, top single for "U Got It Bad," and t Usher leads the field of finalists for the second annual Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop…

  8. Southern Hummingbird

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST This debut by Missy Elliott protégée Tweet (née Charlene Keys) has already spun off a No. 1 R&B hit: the sexy, self-love treatise "Oops (Oh My)," produced by beat hypnotist Ti This debut by Missy Elliott protégée Tweet (née Charlene Keys) has already spun off a No. 1 R&B hit…

  9. Hot Product

    April 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from Ashanti, Tweet, Shana Morrison, and more. 'Fool' For You Ashanti is quickly becoming one of R&B's biggest new stars. With three songs -- Ja Rule's "Always on Time," Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and her own "…

  10. New Sacred Cow

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred Cow, the debut release by Ethiopian-born artist Kenna. If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred…

  11. Hot Product

    March 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Previewing new albums from N*E*R*D, Destiny's Child, Bob Mould, B2K, and more. 'Search' And Ye Shall Find Production duo the Neptunes (Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo) have spent the past few years churning out hits for the likes of Britney Spears, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and &…

  12. Billboard Bits: Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Bubba Sparxxx, Richard Pryor, A A birthday party for Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx (real name: Warren Mathis) turned ugly Tuesday night in Athens, Ga., after three men were stabbed, one of them critically injured. Eric McAnally, who manages Nashville rapper Haystack, was in critical…

  13. Billboard Bits: Alicia Keys, Timbaland/Magoo, SFA

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST News on Alicia Keys, Timbaland/Magoo, SFA R&B star Alicia Keys has joined the lineup of UrbanAID 2, an April 9 concert to raise awareness of AIDS issues. Hosted by comedian Jamie Foxx, the show at New York's Beacon Theater will also feature previously announced performers Jay-Z, P.…

  14. 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 …

  15. Destiny's Child Groove On 'Remix'

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Destiny's Child has gathered 14 remixes and alternate versions of its songs for "This Is the Remix," due March 12 from Columbia. The set features previously released remixes of such hits as "Bootylici Destiny's Child has gathered 14 remixes and alternate versions of…

  16. 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…

  17. Indecent Proposal

    December 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland certainly has a full plate. Witness his successful production credits for artists like Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Bubba Sparxxx, an As one of today's most prolific and in-demand producers, Timbaland…

  18. Billboard Bits: 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on 'N Sync, Goo Goo Dolls, Blackground 'N Sync has teamed up with a Swiss watchmaker to raise money for children orphaned by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the group announced. Audemars Piguet has created 200 limited-edition watches that also will…

  19. Creed's 'Weathered' Powers To No. 1

    November 29, 2001 12:00 AM EST Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after selling a whopping 887,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundScan, and leads a charge of four top-10 debuts. This Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) soars to the top of The…

  20. Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry

    November 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST With energy and charisma to spare, Petey Pablo brings his kinetic spirit to the masses via his Jive debut, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry. With energy and charisma to spare, Petey Pablo brings his kinetic spirit to the masses via his Jive debut, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry. The North Carolina…

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