1. Hot Product

    October 06, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Tupac Shakur Tupac Lives Again The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) is being honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics" is due this…

  2. 2Pac Lives Again On Death Row Remix Set

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac Shakur) will be honored with yet another release, a remix album helmed by his friend and label head Suge Knight. "De The subject of six posthumous albums to date, late legendary rapper 2Pac (aka Tupac…

  3. Jay-Z, 50 Cent Ready To 'Roc The Mic'

    May 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In what is likely to be the biggest hip-hop tour of the summer, Jay-Z and 50 Cent will team for the Roc the Mic trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas. The tour will begin June 25 in Hartford In what is likely to be the biggest hip-hop tour of the summer, Jay-Z and 50 Cent will team…

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart achievements of George Strait, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and offers his top-10 songs of 2002. STRAIT TALK: Texas native George Strait scores his 38th No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, as "She'll…

  5. Better Dayz

    December 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set. RELEASE DATE: Nov. 26 Six years after his death, 2Pac's catalog continues to grow, as evidenced by this latest posthumous double-disc set. Executive-produced by Suge…

  6. Mariah's Charms Unable To Send Shania's 'Up' Down

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC/Island album, had solid first week sales of 241,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but it wasn't enough to knock country diva Shania Tw "Charmbracelet," Mariah Carey's much-hyped first MonarC…

  7. Second Soundtrack Goes The Extra 'Mile'

    November 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST On the heels of the huge chart success of the soundtrack to the Eminem-starring film "8 Mile" (Interscope), a second album of music featured in the film will hit stores Dec. 3. "More Music From '8 Mil On the heels of the huge chart success of the soundtrack to the Eminem…

  8. This Day in Music

    November 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to seven years in jail for a series of sexual assaults against schoolboys. The pop mogul, who broke into the music 2001 - Former pop star and U.K. music entrepreneur Jonathan King is sentenced to…

  9. Scarface Offers Up His 'Greatest'

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently successful artists, has recorded one new track for a greatest-hits set that streets Oct. 22 on Rap-A-Lot/Virgin Records. The new "L Former Geto Boys rapper Scarface, one of hip-hop's most consistently…

  10. Pain Is Love

    October 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT After selling more than 3 million copies of his most recent album, Rule 3:36, and making his acting debut in this summer's blockbuster The Fast and the Furious, Ja Rule shows no signs of slowing down. After selling more than 3 million copies of his most recent album, Rule 3:36, and…

  11. Ja Rule Is 'Livin' It Up'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to drop his sophomore set, "Rule 3:36." Although he was already a star in hip-hop circles, thanks to guest shots with Jay-Z What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Ja Rule was readying to…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Alicia Keys, J-Records, and Usher. 'MINOR' ACHIEVEMENT: While Destiny's Child and Janet Jackson have managed to collect No. 1 albums this year, 2001's top albums have mostly been by male groups, including the likes of Tool, Staind, the Dave Matthews Band, and Blink…

  13. Movie Theme Madness On U.K. Singles Chart

    June 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Movie songs continue to hold sway on the new U.K. singles chart, as the multi-artist remake of LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade" (Interscope/Polydor) from "Moulin Rouge" goes straight to No. 1, while Faith H Movie songs continue to hold sway on the new U.K. singles chart, as…

  14. Tupac Lives Again At No. 1

    April 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Tupac Shakur has been dead since 1996, but that hasn't stopped him from making a major impact on the Billboard charts. "Until The End Of Time," a double-disc collection of archival material on Rapper Tupac Shakur has been dead since 1996, but that hasn't stopped him…

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