1. Ja Rule, Roots, Fat Joe Offer 'Urban Aid'

    March 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lineup for the April 9 UrbanAID 2 benefit concert at New York's Beacon Theatre continues to grow with the addition of Ja Rule, the Roots, Fat Joe, Ashanti, and Musiq (formerly Musiq Souldchild) to The lineup for the April 9 UrbanAID 2 benef ...

  2. Glenn Lewis Is No 'Outsider'

    March 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Don't You Forget It" the first single from Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' from his debut album, "World Outside My Window" -- due March 19 via Epic -- leaves no doubt as to who his musica "Don't Y ...

  3. Alanis 'Sweeps' Away Chart Competition

    March 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With her latest Maverick release, "Under Rug Swept," Alanis Morissette whisks her way to the top of The Billboard 200 this week, after posting first week sales of 215,000 copies, according to SoundSca With her latest Maverick release, &quo ...

  4. Keys, Mary J. Sign On For Essence Festival

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie Stone, Luther Vandross, the Isley Brothers, and Al Green lead the lineup for the Essence Music Festival, set for July 4-6 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, India.Arie, Angie St ...

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

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  6. Aaliyah Crash Families File Suits

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Relatives of two hair stylists who died in the plane crash that also killed singer/actress Aaliyah have sued her record company for hiring a "fly-by-night" charter aircraft company. The families of Er Relatives of two hair stylists who die ...

  7. 'O Brother,' Bluegrass Sweep Grammys

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock veterans U2 snagged their fair share of honors, but as many as six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious album of the year statuette, originated from the R&B newcomer Alicia Keys and Irish rock vete ...

  8. Furtado, Blige, Franklin Added To Grammys

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours away, performers and presenters are still being confirmed for the big show tonight (Feb. 27) in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will join U2 onst With the 44th annual Grammy Awards just hours aw ...

  9. Extended Grammys Telecast Adds More Talent

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of artists have joined the already abundant talent lineup for next week's 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, leading CBS to extend its planned three-hour live broadcast on Wednesday (Feb. 27) A host of artists have joined the already ab ...

  10. Grammy Performance List Swells

    February 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and violinist Joshua Bell are among the latest artists to be added to the performance lineup for the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards celebration. Also signi Rock veteran Bob Dylan, rap act Outkast, and vio ...

  11. Poll: Keys Is Best New Artist

    February 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is the choice of music fans to win the best new artist honor at the upcoming 44th annual Grammy Awards. The J Records artist -- whose debut album, "Songs in A Min Talented R&B newcomer Alicia Keys is th ...

  12. Grammys Add More Performers, Presenters

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destiny's Child will perform with Alejandro Sanz at the 44th Grammy Awards, which will also feature newly confirmed performances by Train and Alan Jackson. As previously reported, other performances i Destiny's Child will perform with Alej ...

  13. Alicia's 'Songs' Lead Soul Train Nominations

    February 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the 16th annual Soul Train Music Awards with four, including two nods for her J Records debut, "Songs in A Minor." Receiving three nominations each were Aaliyah, Ind Alicia Keys leads the nominees for the ...

  14. Top Stars Suit Up For NBA All-Star Festivities

    February 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The musical lineup for the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star game continues to grow. Elton John is now confirmed to perform "Philadelphia Freedom" prior to tip-off on Sunday (Feb. 10) at The musical lineup for the National Bas ...

  15. Alicia Keys Leads Edison Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys is nominated in three categories for Holland's Edison Music Awards, to be held Feb. 27 at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall. Keys is up for best international newcomer, best R&B/hip-hop Alicia Keys is nominated in three categ ...

  16. Grammys Add Star Performers, Presenters

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the latest acts confirmed to perform during the 44th annual Grammy Awards ceremonies later this month. Also joining previously announced performers U2 and Al The Dave Matthews Band and Nelly are among the l ...

  17. Radiohead, Strokes Lead NME Award Nominations

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominations for U.K. music magazine NME's Carling Awards with four each. U2, Ian Brown, Andrew WK, Gorillaz, Kylie Minogue, and Linkin Park are recognized in three c Radiohead and the Strokes lead the nominati ...

  18. Hot Product

    February 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing the "Grammy 2002" nominees compilation, and new albums from Shaggy, Jennifer Lopez, and Sade. And The 'Nominees' Are... As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping its ...

  19. Keys, U2, Outkast, Dylan On Grammy Nominees CD

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As the industry gears up for this year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy is prepping the seventh annual Grammy CD compilation. Due Feb. 5 on Universal Music Entertainment's (UME) UTV Records, the As the industry gears up for this year ...

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Willie Nelson, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, and the late George Harrison. ON THE CHART AGAIN: By debuting at No. 43 on The Billboard 200 with "The Great Divide" (Lost Highway), Willie Nelson ...

  21. Update: 'N Sync Arena Tour Kicks Off In March

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As first tipped here last November, 'N Sync will tour North American arenas this spring in support of its 2001 Jive album, "Celebrity." The full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, but dates are so f As first tipped here last Novembe ...

  22. U2, Alicia Keys To Perform At Grammys

    January 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 and Alicia Keys are the first performers confirmed for the 44th Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live Feb. 27 on CBS. "U2 and Alicia Keys are emblematic of the diversity and limitless talent of our n U2 and Alicia Keys are the first performers ...

  23. Creed Scores An Eighth Week At No. 1

    January 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Creed's "Weathered" has joined 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" (Jive) and Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Web/AftermathInterscope) as the only albums in the SoundScan era that have held No. 1 on ...

  24. Billboard Bits: Grammys, Elton, Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters

    January 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Grammys, Elton John/Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden, Cnt'l Drifters Jon Stewart will reprise his role as host of the annual Grammy Awards at this year's ceremonies, set for Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be ...

  25. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a lead ...

  26. Soul Stars Dominate American Music Awards

    January 10, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  27. AMA Update: Michael Jackson To Perform

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In addition to accepting the Artist of the Century award at the 29th American Music Awards on Wednesday (Jan. 9), Michael Jackson will also perform his 1988 No. 1 hit "Man in the Mirror" on the show, In addition to accepting the Artist of ...

  28. Tunes on TV

    January 07, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Jan. 7 - Jan 13, 2002 MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2002 "Ally McBeal," Fox Featured Artists: Mariah Carey, Vonda Shepard. "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC Featured Artist: Kid Rock. "Last Call with Carson Daly ...

  29. Jackson To Accept AMA 'Artist Of The Century' Honor

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday (Jan. 9) on the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA) to accept the Artist of the Century Award. Confirmation of his appearance during the ceremonies c Pop icon Michael Jackson will appear Wednesday ( ...

  30. CHART BEAT BONUS

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Nickelback, and the songs with the most weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100. A CHART ODYSSEY: The year 2001 is history, but this week's Billboard Hot 100 is still made up mostly of songs that peaked last year, includi ...

  31. U2, Arie, Keys Snare Top Grammy Nominations

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nominations for the 44th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. R&B newcomer India.Arie was close behind wi Rock veterans U2 lead the field with eight nomin ...

  32. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Stories on "Popstars," and Fred's personal top picks of 2001. POPSTARS IN THE FIRMAMENT: Earlier this year, Eden's Crush had a best-selling single in the U.S. The group was just one of many all over the world to come out of the & ...

  33. Kimball To Sell Bosendorfer Piano Division

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Indiana-based Kimball International has agreed to sell its famed <A HREF="http://www.boesendorfer.com/" TARGET="new">Boesendorfer</A> piano division to an Austrian bank. Helmut Elsner, president of th Indiana-based Ki ...

  34. Britney, Jagger, Usher To Perform At AMAs

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New performers have been added to the lineup for the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing live Jan. 9 on ABC. Britney Spears will perform "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman," Usher will sing the Bi New performers have been added to ...

  35. Billboard Bits: AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on AMAs, MTV, Joel/John, Travis Tritt Rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and actress Jenny McCarthy will host the 29th annual American Music Awards, to be broadcast live Jan. 9 on ABC. As previously reported , Alicia Keys leads this year ...

  36. Keys Snares 7 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

    December 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-related nominations for the 2001 NAACP Image Awards, to be presented Feb. 23 in Hollywood and broadcast March 1 on Fox. Keys picked up nominations for outs Alicia Keys leads the field with seven music-rel ...

  37. Brooks To Get AMA Award Of Merit

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit at the 29th annual American Music Awards, airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Brooks will be recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the musical entertainment of Garth Brooks will receive an award of merit ...

  38. Busta Rhymes Enjoys Rebirth

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "The rebirth of Busta Rhymes is manifesting currently," the ever-confident rapper says of his new album, "Genesis." "With this album, you're getting everything from the best of what you already love m "The rebirth ...

  39. Performers, Presenters Line Up For AMAs

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Shaggy, and Yolanda Adams are among the artists set to perform at the 29th annual American Music Awards (AMA), airing Jan. 9 on ABC. Confi Lenny Kravitz, Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Toby Kei ...

  40. R. Kelly, Destiny, McGraw Lead Billboard Awards

    December 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B vocalist R. Kelly took home six trophies at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, held last night (Dec. 4) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, while Tim McGraw and Destiny's Child secured five each. R. Kelly' R&B vocalist R. Kelly took ho ...

  41. Alicia Keys' U.S. Tour Bows Jan. 22

    December 04, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Alicia Keys has set the dates for a winter headlining tour of the U.S., due to launch early next year. The pianist is scheduled to hit 24 cities on her 28-date theater trek, beginning R&B newcomer Alicia Keys has set the dates f ...

  42. Hot Product

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from the 'America: A Tribute to Heroes' telethon, De La Soul, Nate Dogg, and more. A Time For 'Heroes' In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Mus ...

  43. Stars To Reprise 'What's Going On' At Billboard Awards

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Destiny's Child, 'N Sync, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Alicia Keys, No Doubt's Gwen Stefani, Eve, and Nona Gaye are among the artists who will reprise their contributions to the recent charity cover of Marv Destiny's Child, & ...

  44. DMB Is 'My VH1' Favorite

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned supreme as the big winner at the second annual My VH1 Music Awards, presented last night (Dec. 2) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The rock ban With four awards, the Dave Matthews Band reigned ...

  45. Ali

    December 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genres (R&B/soul, jazz, rock, Eastern, Arabic, and South Asian), this complement to the highly anticipated film starring Will Smith parallels legendary Juxtaposing new and old, as well as various genre ...

  46. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based tories on Mary J. Blige, the Bee Gees, George Harrison, and Whitney Houston. AN 'AFFAIR' TO REMEMBER: Is Mary J. Blige's "Family Affair" going to end up as the longest-running No. 1 of 2001? The possibility grows ...

  47. Keys Tops 2001 Billboard Music Awards Finalists

    November 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B newcomer Alicia Keys leads the field for the 2001 Billboard Music Awards as a finalist in eight categories, including female artist of the year, new artist of the year, and R&B/hip-hop alb R&B newcomer Alicia Keys leads the field for ...

  48. Tunes On TV

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 2001 MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2001 "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity Edition IV," ABC Featured Artists: Martina McBride, the Bacon Brothers, Eve "The WB Presents: Teen People's 'What's Ne ...

  49. Bernie Mac To Host 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Comedian/actor Bernie Mac will host the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena Dec. 4 on Fox television, beginning at 8 p.m. The show's celebrity quotient continues t Comedian/actor Bernie Mac will host th ...

  50. Top Acts Join Billboard Music Awards Lineup

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 No Doubt, Destiny's Child, and Incubus are the newest acts confirmed to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, which will air live Dec. 4 on Fox from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, beginning at 8 p. No Doubt, Destiny's Child, and Incubus ...

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