1. Chart Beat Bonus

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart news on Cyndi Thomson, Ginuwine, America, and more. 'MEANT' TO BE : Newcomer Cyndi Thomson is No. 1 for a third consecutive week on Hot Country Singles & Tracks with "What I Really Meant to Say" (Capitol). That puts the ...

  2. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint& ...

  3. Artists Lead Weekend Of Tributes

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musicians played a key role in the nation's healing process throughout the weekend, lending their voices and talents to a variety of events. Friday night, as the New York Mets returned to the field fo Musicians played a key role in the nation&# ...

  4. A Woman's Worth

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A No. 1 multi-platinum album, No. 1 debut single, and MTV Video Music Awards for best new artist: This young woman is already worth her weight in gold, and she's just getting warmed up. A No. 1 multi-platinum album, No. 1 debut single, and MTV ...

  5. Jay-Z Draws 'Blueprint' For Chart Dominance

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Six albums debut in the top-10 of The Billboard 200 this week, including the fourth album in a row from Jay-Z to enter at No. 1, and the highest charting title for Bob Dylan since 1979. Jay-Z's "The B Six albums debut in the top-10 of The ...

  6. More Stars Added To Telethon Lineup

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Willie Nelson, Jane Kaczmarek, and Jimmy Smits have joined the list of stars who will appear on "America: A Tribute to Heroes," a two-hour commercial-free special organized Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Willie Nelso ...

  7. TV Networks To Simulcast Relief Benefit

    September 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Uniting musicians, actors, and celebrities, the four biggest television networks will on Friday (Sept. 21) simulcast a special benefit for victims of last week's terrorist attack on the U.S. "America: Uniting musicians, actors, and celebri ...

  8. Chart Update: System Of A Down Debuts At No. 1

    September 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hard rock act System Of A Down storms The Billboard 200 this week with a No. 1 debut for its sophomore set, "Toxicity" (American/Columbia). The album, the only high entry for the week, sold 222,000 un Hard rock act System Of A Down storms ...

  9. Celebrities To Fete Jackson's Solo Years

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 cel ...

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

    September 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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' ...

  11. Aaliyah Posthumously Tops Album Chart

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  12. Top Stars Cover Marvin Gaye For Charity

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  13. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  15. 'NOW!' Makes It Three Weeks At No. 1

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The seventh volume in the hits compilation series "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI/Universal/Sony/Zomba/Virgin) easily holds onto No. 1 on for a third straight week on The Billboard 200. Despite a The seventh volume in the hits co ...

  16. Chart Beat Bonus

    August 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Alient Ant Farm FLYING SOLO: For the second consecutive week, Alicia Keys is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 with her debut hit, "Fallin'" (J). Keys is the sole writer and producer of the song. The ...

  17. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, and more

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, Cowboy Junkies, Fabrice Morvan Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, and Staind have been added to the performance line-up for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Spears, who also performed at last year' ...

  18. Isleys, Jadakiss, Aaron Burst Onto Album Chart

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley aka Mr. Biggs march to a career-best debut of No. 3 on The Billboard 200 this week with "Eternal" (DreamWorks/Interscope), one of four album R&B stalwarts the Isley Brothers f ...

  19. Keys' 'Songs' Notch Double Platinum

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Shortly after picking up gold and platinum designations from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. shipments of 500,000 and 1 million copies, respectively, Alicia Keys' debut a Shortly after picking up gold and platinum ...

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on the turnover rate of songs at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. LIGHTSPEED: The turnover rate for pole position on The Billboard Hot 100 is just slightly slower this year than it was last year. Alicia Keys has the 10th No. 1 hit of 2001, as &q ...

  21. 'NOW' Holds 'N Sync To 1 Week At No. 1

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The seventh volume of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI/Universal/Sony/Zomba/Virgin) hit compilation series sold 621,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to SoundScan, more than The seventh volume of the "NO ...

  22. Keys, Sisqo, Jagged Edge Push Gold & Platinum

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Albums by a trio of R&B artists -- newcomer Alicia Keys, Sisqo, and Jagged Edge -- are at the forefront of the latest list of gold and platinum certifications by the Recording Industry Association Albums by a trio of R&B artists -- newcomer ...

  23. 'N Sync's 'Celebrity' Obliterates The Competition

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 'N Sync now has the two best one-week sales totals of the SoundScan era, as the band's Jive album "Celebrity" obliterated all competition to storm its way to a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with 1. 'N Sync now has the two ...

  24. Scott, 3LW, Anderson Lead Lady Soul Noms

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, and Sunshine Anderson head the list of nominees for the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taping Aug. 28 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditori With three nominations apiece, Jill Scott, 3LW, ...

  25. Keys, David, Gorillaz Up For MTV2 Award

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorillaz, India.Arie, Jurassic 5, and Mudvayne are nominated for the inaugural MTV2 award, to be presented Sept. 6 at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards in New Video clips from Alicia Keys, Craig David, Gorill ...

  26. Keys Wards Off Aaliyah, Foxy At No. 1

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 has three debuts in the top-10, but Alicia Keys is No. 1 for the third time in four weeks with her J debut "Songs in A Minor." Bowing right behind at No. 2 is Aaliyah's self-titled t The Billboard 200 has three debut ...

  27. Fatboy's 'Weapon' Leads VMA Nominations

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The video for Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze and starring actor Christopher Walken, leads the nominees for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with nine nominations. The clip is The video for Fatboy Slim's ...

  28. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on Alicia Keys, O-Town, Melissa Etheridge, and Lonestar. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM: Alicia Keys, the fourth female act to advance to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2001, is back on top of the chart with her debut album, "Songs in A Minor" ...

  29. Alicia Keys Fends Off P. Diddy, D12 At No. 1

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys' "Songs in A Minor" (J) is back at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The debut set from the R&B singer benefits from a 28% increase in sales over last week, selling 222,000 units in the U.S. Alicia Keys' "Songs in ...

  30. Eminem OK'd For Down Under Visit

    July 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) has received a visa from the Australian government to perform at a pair of concerts in the country next week. But along with the approval came a warning to res Eminem (real name: Marshall Mathers III) has rec ...

  31. Maxwell Adds 'Now' Dates

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 To follow his previously announced ambitious seven-date, seven-venue mini-tour of New York, R&B artist Maxwell has confirmed an additional slate of tour dates through early October. The itinerary To follow his previously announced ambitious seve ...

  32. 'Now' Is The Time For Maxwell Album, Tour

    July 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia R&B artist Maxwell will release his third album, "Now," on Aug. 21, in the midst of a series of seven concerts at different New York venues. "Now" is the follow-up to the 1998 set "Embrya Columbia R&B artist ...

  33. D12 Leapfrogs Keys, Returns To No. 1

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem and his cohorts in D12 have reclaimed the top spot on The Billboard 200. Third week sales of D12's "Devil's Night" (Shady/Interscope) declined 21%, yet the 174,000 copies it moved, according to Eminem and his cohorts in D1 ...

  34. Songs in A Minor

    July 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys makes it look so easy on her debut. Alicia Keys makes it look so easy on her debut. Mixing bits of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, and classic soul, the native New Yorker leaves few genres unturned on Songs in A Minor. Unlike her contempo ...

  35. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Too ...

  36. Keys' Debut Tops The Billboard 200

    July 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 She may be an R&B newcomer, but Alicia Keys makes a masterly debut on top of The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with her first album, "Songs in A Minor." The first She may be an R&B newcomer, bu ...

  37. Old Soul Alicia Keys Sets Off R&B Buzz

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The buzz of an industry crowd in Los Angles for a new artist showcase is a scene that first occurred in New York and has since been repeated in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and other major markets, as An industry crowd gathers outside the Roxy Theatre ...

  38. Hot Product

    June 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums by Sugar Ray, Blink-182, Travis, Alicia Keys, and more. You Can Call Me Ray Frontman Mark McGrath says he's is "completely proud" of Sugar Ray's self-titled fourth album, due this week on Lava/Atlantic. &quo ...

  39. Prince Drafts Top Guests For 'Celebration' Bash

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-based Paisley Park Studios complex in June for a week-long gala event akin to his name-reclaiming celebration last summer. Prince: A Celebration will run fr Prince is welcoming fans to his Minneapolis-base ...

  40. Newcomer Alicia Keys Chooses 'Songs In A Minor'

    May 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12), Alicia Keys approaches her music with the heart of a classical pianist and the soul of a hip-hop diva. On her ambitious debut "Songs in A Minor" (J Records, June 12) ...

  41. Olivia Expresses Range Of Emotions On Debut

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R&B ingënue Olivia. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter has been waiting for that big break, and it has come in the The phrase "Good things come to those who wait ...

  42. Olivia Expresses Range Of Emotions On Debut

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The phrase "Good things come to those who wait" definitely applies to R&B ingenue Olivia. The 20-year-old singer/songwriter has been waiting for that big break, and it has come in the form of her The phrase "Good things come to th ...

  43. It's Official: Busta Signs With J

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As tipped here in December, Clive Davis' J Records has confirmed that it has signed rapper Busta Rhymes and will distribute his Flipmode Entertainment imprint, which includes Rah Digga and the Flipmod As tipped here in December, Clive Davis ...

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