1. Eminem Gets On With The 'Show' At No. 1

    August 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The Billboard 200 as "The Eminem Show" (Web/Aftermath/Interscope) posts its sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the chart. The album made the move in spite of a 4 Rapper Eminem reigns once again on The ...

  2. James Taylor Hits The 'Road' This Fall

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor, whose Columbia album "October Road" debuted last week at No. 4 on The Billboard 200, won't be spending much of October on the road, but following a spate o Billboard Century Award winner Ja ...

  3. Knopfler Nails New Solo Set

    August 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler will release his third solo album, "The Ragpicker's Dream," Oct. 1 via Warner Bros. Produced by Knopfler and Chick Ainlay, the 12-track album features the singer/guit Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler ...

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on the Dixie Chicks, the Monument Label, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Womack, James Taylor, and Alizee by "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson. MONUMENTAL: Fred Foster founded the Monument label in 1958 and ran it until the 19 ...

  5. Nelly Topples The Boss At No. 1

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Nelly shows Bruce Springsteen who's boss on The Billboard 200 as his Fo' Reel/Universal set "Nellyville" returns to No. 1 for a fourth non-consecutive week, and sends Springsteen's "The Rising" Rapper Nelly ...

  6. Joel Added To White Tribute Concert

    August 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billy Joel is the latest artist confirmed to take part in one of the Music To My Ears concerts to benefit the family of late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White. Joel will join the lineup for the Billy Joel is the latest artist confirmed to take ...

  7. October Road

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Taylor's first studio effort since 1997's Grammy Award-lauded Hourglass shows him deftly darting from the acoustic-pop sound that's rendered him one of our generation's top artists to gentle jaz James Taylor's first st ...

  8. Two Concerts Will Benefit Family Of Timothy White

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Performers are showing their support for late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White by holding two benefit concerts to raise money for his wife Judy Garlan White and two sons Alexander and Christoph Billboard editor in chief Timothy White, who die ...

  9. Hot Product

    August 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from James Taylor, Brad, Slum Village, Future Sound Of London, and more. The Long 'Road' Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, this week via ...

  10. Dixie Chicks Team With J.T., Hit The Opry

    July 23, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country trio the Dixie Chicks will team with Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor for an episode of Country Music Television's (CMT) "Crossroads," to be taped July 31 in Nashville and scheduled Country trio the Dixie Chicks wil ...

  11. James Taylor Strolls Down 'October Road'

    July 12, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Century Award winner James Taylor will release "October Road," his first album in five years, Aug. 13 via Columbia. As previously reported, first single "On the 4th of July" debuted last mon Billboard Century Award winn ...

  12. Timothy White Memorial Planned

    July 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A memorial service for the late Billboard editor in chief Timothy White will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. in the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th St., New York. To attend, please RSVP to A memorial service for the late Billboard editor ...

  13. Timothy White Tribute Concert In The Works

    July 08, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A number of top artists -- including James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, and Don Henley -- have committed to playing a tribute concert in memory of late Billboard Editor in Chief Timothy White A number of top artists -- including James Taylo ...

  14. Timothy White, 1952-2002: A Death In The Family

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1991, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack June 27, just as the magazine was going to press. He was 50. Timothy collapsed in an elevator in the Bill Timothy White, Billboard editor in chief since 1 ...

  15. Jackson, Manilow, Sting Inducted Into Songwriter Hall

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson was honored by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York last night (June 13) -- although he didn't show up to pick up his award. Jackson, who wrote hits such as "Don't Stop 'Til You Ge Michael Jackson was honored ...

  16. New Spears, Taylor Cuts To Debut On AOL, Netscape

    June 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New songs from Britney Spears and James Taylor will receive their exclusive premieres online via AOL Music's First Listen program. Spears' track, "Boys," was remixed by the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams New songs from Britney ...

  17. Lennox To Receive 2002 Billboard Century Award

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Annie Lennox has been named the recipient of the 2002 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist who h Annie Lennox has been named the recipient o ...

  18. North Carolina Ponders James Taylor Bridge

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners will vote tomorrow night (May 21) on a resolution asking the North Carolina Board of Transportation to name a bridge after singer/songwriter James Taylo The Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners ...

  19. Jerry Douglas' 'Lookout For Hope'

    May 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music session player extraordinaire Jerry Douglas, who's played on hundreds of albums, talks about his new solo disc, "Lookout for Hope," in almost self-analytical terms. "Playing on so many r Country music session player ...

  20. Music Stars Spend Summer On 'Today'

    April 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A wide range of artists are scheduled to perform during NBC's annual "Today" weekly summer concert series, now in its seventh year. This year, the top-rated U.S. morning show's series will kick off wi A wide range of artists are ...

  21. Judd, LaBelle, King Join Rainforest Benefit

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A host of entertainers have been added to the lineup of next week's Rainforest Foundation benefit concert in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at New York's Carnegie Hall. Set for April 13, the bill for the A host of entertainers have been added ...

  22. Elton, Ryan To Meet At The 'Crossroads'

    April 03, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran pop artist Elton John and critically lauded alt country rocker Ryan Adams will team up for an upcoming episode of the occasional series "CMT Crossroads." The musicians taped the performance Ap Veteran pop artist Elton John and crit ...

  23. Belly of the Sun

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned home for the recording of her new album—and for very good reason. Mississippi-reared/New York City-residing modern jazz songstress Cassandra Wilson returned h ...

  24. Sting, Elton, Taylor Rock For Rainforests

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The 11th annual benefit for the Rainforest Foundation at New York's Carnegie Hall will feature performances by Elton John and James Taylor, as well as the organization's co-founder, Sting. Set for Apr The 11th annual benefit for the Rainfo ...

  25. Jimmy Buffett Delivers On His Own Mailboat Label

    February 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jimmy Buffett slyly admits he knows one thing for sure: When you own the record label, "you make yourself a lot more available than when you're working for someone else's company." Therefore, he's gra Jimmy Buffett slyly adm ...

  26. A Place to Land

    February 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four-part harmonies are the name of the game on Dakota Moon's sophomore outing, A Place to Land, which hits four years after its self-titled Elektra debut—that's a near-eternity in this busines Four-part harmonies are the name of the game ...

  27. Martin Honors Shawn Colvin With Signature Guitar

    February 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "It's a great honor," singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin says of her Martin M3SC, a limited edition signature model guitar the revered instrument maker is putting into production. "It's very simple, not f "It's a great ...

  28. The Essence Of Nancy Wilson: Four Decades Of Music

    February 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 years-and-counting career, Nancy Wilson has exuded these various musical ids with her moving vocal interpretations. Dramatic. Sassy. Sophisticated. Elegant. Mellow. Throughout her 50 ...

  29. Artists Get Serious On Environment, Energy

    February 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R.E.M., the Roots, Live, and the Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson have joined the Save Our Environment coalition and -- along with a host of other artists including the Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Al R.E.M., the Roots, Live, and the Backs ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on holiday singles, Michael & Janet Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and the song "Somethin' Stupid." THE MELODIES LINGER ON: The date on this week's Billboard charts is Jan. 5, 2002, but they reflect sales and airpl ...

  34. Extra Songs Grace 'Concert For NYC' DVD

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four songs not included on the two-CD version of "The Concert for New York City" will appear on the forthcoming two-DVD home video release of the event. Due Jan. 29 via Columbia, the set will include Four songs not included on the two-CD v ...

  35. Gordon Haskell Set To Surprise In U.K.

    December 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 single can be as calculated as the pop industry itself. But it can always redeem itself with a left-field surprise. This year, that surprise arrives in the form The race for the U.K.'s Christmas No.1 ...

  36. Backstage At The 2001 Billboard Music Awards

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard goes behind the scenes at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, presented Dec. 4 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and broadcast live on Fox, to get reactions and the latest news from John Mellenca Billboard's Gail Mitchell and Melinda Newma ...

  37. Winston, Taylor Offer Seasonal Treats

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert Dec. 22 at Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center, with all proceeds donated to the Children's Aid Society, which is assisting children aff Pianist George Winston will perform a ...

  38. 'Concert for New York City' CD Due

    November 08, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The star-studded Concert for New York City benefit, held at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, will be released as a two-CD set Nov. 27 by Columbia. A VHS/DVD will follow on an as-yet-undetermined date The star-studded Concert for New York City benef ...

  39. Millions Raised By Weekend Benefit Concerts

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend for disaster relief from star-studded concerts in New York, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. The Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden -- Millions of dollars were raised over the weekend ...

  40. More Stars, More Tix For NYC Benefit

    October 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono and the Edge have all been added to the bill for the Concert for New York City, Billboard.com has learned. Also newly added to the show, set for Saturday (Oct. 2 David Bowie, Elton John, and U2's Bono ...

  41. Top Stars 'Unite' For D.C. Benefit Concert

    October 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ricky Martin, the Backstreet Boys, and Aaron Carter will join with rock heavyweights Aerosmith, Kiss, and Mick Jagger for an Oct. 21 benefit concert for victims of t Pop acts Michael Jackson, 'N Sync, Ric ...

  42. Top Acts Set To Play Billboard Awards

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw, and Shaggy have signed on to perform at the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, to be presented Dec. 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. John Mellencamp will Chart-topping acts 'N Sync, Tim McGraw ...

  43. More Superstars Confirmed For 'Concert for New York'

    October 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, and Billy Joel are among those newly confirmed to participate in the Concert for New York, set for Oct. 20 at New York's Madison Square Garden. Latin su Veteran rock artists Eric Clapton, Mick Jag ...

  44. Billboard Bits: Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach

    October 01, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jason Newsted, James Taylor, Treach Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has been confirmed to produce the new album by Dallas rock act Speedealer. The set, tentatively titled "Second Sight," is due next spring on Palm. According to ...

  45. Update: Top Stars Sign On For 'New York' Benefit

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney will headline a benefit concert for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., and has invited some of the biggest names in the music world to join him. McCartney's U.K. spo Paul McCartney will headline a benefit conc ...

  46. Boz Scaggs Ready To Hit The Road

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs has lined up a 20-city U.S. theater tour in support of his new Virgin album, "Dig." The tour kicks off Oct. 20 in Houston, and wraps Nov. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. "Dig," relea Veteran vocalist Boz Scaggs ...

  47. Ryan Adams Mines For 'Gold'

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It may come as a surprise even to most fans that Ryan Adams' brand of barroom rock and misty-eyed balladry owes as much to the less-hip corners of rock culture (such as Slayer) as it does to such icon Spend enough time with lauded singer/songwr ...

  48. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist He ...

  49. Artists Band Together For Environmental Awareness

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, Moby, Phish's Trey Anastasio, James Taylor, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are among the artis Beastie Boys' Mike Diamond, Alani ...

  50. Mellencamp Named 2001 Billboard Century Award Honoree

    July 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp has been named the recipient of the 2001 Billboard Century Award, Billboard magazine's highest honor for distinguished creative achievement. The award -- given annually to an artist wh John Mellencamp has been named the recipien ...

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