1. This Day in Music

    August 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Nat Gonella, one of Britain's most respected jazz trumpeters, dies in Gosport, Hampshire. He is 90. Gonella led one of the most popular dance bands of the '30s and was regarded by some a 1998 - Nat Gonella, one of ...

  2. This Day in Music

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>The Foo Fighters treat 300 lucky fans to a rare club show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. Winners are chosen from a pool of E-mail entries submitted to the group's official W 2001 - The Foo Fighters treat 3 ...

  3. Daniel Bedingfield: An Overnight Hit

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British newcomer Daniel Bedingfield is shaking up the somewhat over-analyzed, preformatted, almost cookie-cutter process of releasing a single from a new artist. His smash "Gotta Get Thru This" ...

  4. Incredible

    July 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sister act of Erica and Tina picks up where it left off with 2000's critically acclaimed Thankful. The sister act of Erica and Tina picks up where it left off with 2000's critically acclaimed Thankful. Less personal in its themes and m ...

  5. Olympics, Sting, 'America' Grab Emmy Nods

    July 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music specials and related fare grabbed a fair share of nominations in the list announced today (July 18) for the 54th annual Emmy Awards. NBC's "Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games" Music specials and related fare gr ...

  6. Songs About Jane

    June 29, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vocalist Adam Levine's soulful, syncopated delivery and Mickey Madden's loose, jazzy bass work make comparisons to Jamiroquai inevitable. Vocalist Adam Levine's soulful, syncopated delivery and Mickey Madden's loose, jazzy bass w ...

  7. Tales of Wonder

    June 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song—it's a slam-dunk every time. Nothing beats the combination of a great singer with a great song—it's a slam-dunk every time. A definitive case in point is this collection of ...

  8. Instant Vintage

    June 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ever since Raphael Saadiq achieved musical notoriety as a member of Tony! Toni! TonÉ! (and later Lucy Pearl), fans have been wondering when he would take his act solo. Ever since Raphael Saadiq achieved musical notoriety as a member of Tony! Toni! T ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Nnenna Freelon Honors Stevie Wonder

    May 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon's 10-year recording career is moving into high gear seems indisputable. With five Grammy Award nominations to her credit and an increasingly hectic touring sc The fact that song stylist Nnenna Freelon&# ...

  11. Me'Shell Ndegeocello Returns With 'Anthropological Mix'

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "There's no mistake in the color that it is. It's infused with black-born musicalities," Me'Shell Ndegeocello says of her new Maverick album, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape." "There's no mistake in ...

  12. 'Bandstand' 50th Gala Grows

    April 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B stars Brandy and Babyface are among the latest performers confirmed for next month's "American Bandstand's 50th ... A Celebration!" special on ABC. Set to air May 3, the two-hour special will R&B stars Brandy and Baby ...

  13. 'Divas' Mary J., Cher, Celine Head To Vegas

    April 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion are the first performers confirmed for "VH1 Divas Las Vegas: A Benefit Concert for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation." The event will be aired live May 23 from the Mary J. Blige, Cher, and Celine Dion a ...

  14. Musiq Bids Fans To 'Juslisen'

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Musiq, the artist formerly known as Musiq Soulchild, returns May 7 with his sophomore Def Soul album, "Juslisen." The set is the follow-up to 2000's "Aijuswanaseing," which peaked at No. 4 on Billboar Musiq, the artist forme ...

  15. Winans Anthologized As Family Tour Nears

    April 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Gospel mainstays the Winans, one of the many groups spawned from the Winans family of inspirational performers, will be anthologized April 16 with Rhino's "The Very Best of the Winans." The single-dis Gospel mainstays the Winans, one ...

  16. Wonder, Brooks To Be Honored By Songwriters Hall

    April 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will present a pair of special awards to Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks at the organization's June 13 induction and awards ceremony. Wonder will receive a lifetime The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) will pre ...

  17. Stars Line Up For 'Bandstand' 50th Anniversary

    March 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson and Cher are among the stars who will perform for an upcoming television special to toast the 50th anniversary of "American Bandstand." Hosted by perennial teenager Dick Clark, the May Michael Jackson and Cher are among the ...

  18. World Outside My Window

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homages to such pioneers as Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. Any mention about today's hot neo-soul movement invariably includes new-artist homag ...

  19. The Way I Feel

    March 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timing couldn't be better for an artist like soulful newcomer Remy Shand, who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba. With more and more artists taking control of their projects, the timin ...

  20. An R&B Newcomer From Canada? Remy Shand Delivers 'The Way I Feel'

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Canada is known for many things, but R&B music isn't one of them. To that end, when listeners hear Remy Shand -- one of Winnipeg's native sons -- they might be taken aback. He brings his soulful s Canada is known for many things, but R ...

  21. Claim Against Stevie Wonder Rejected

    March 21, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A federal appeals court in Cincinnati rejected a claim that entertainer Stevie Wonder violated a copyright with his recordings of a song titled "For Your Love." The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals r A federal appeals court in Cincinnati ...

  22. Hot Product

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing new albums from Glenn Lewis, Jimmy Buffett, Angelique Kidjo, Super Furry Animals, and more. 'Window' Paine "Don't You Forget It," Toronto-bred singer/songwriter Glenn Lewis' first single from his Epic Records ...

  23. My Majesty

    March 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last year, under the moniker Har Mar Superstar, indie-rock smart aleck Sean Tillmann mixed elements of Prince and Stevie Wonder to produce a collection of caustic and sometimes humorous R&B tracks Last year, under the moniker Har Mar Superstar, ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Makeba, Gubaidulina Win Polar Music Prize

    March 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 South African singer Miriam Makeba and Tatarstani avant garde composer Sofia Gubaidulina have been designated as the winners of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music's annual Polar Music Prize. Sweden's South African singer Miriam Makeba and ...

  26. Fender Recovering, Celebrating First Solo Grammy

    February 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last night's (Feb. 27) Grammy Awards netted legendary musician Freddy Fender the best Latin pop album honor for his Back Porch/Virgin release "La Musica De Baldemar Huerta." The trophy is the first so Last night's (Feb. 27) Gramm ...

  27. '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 ...

  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. Citizen Cope To Support Debut On Furtado Trek

    January 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After a year on EMI's backburner, singer/songwriter Citizen Cope (real name: Clarence Greenwood) will finally release his much-anticipated self-titled debut today (Jan. 29) via DreamWorks. "My first a After a year on EMI's backburner, ...

  30. McCartney, Clapton For Golden Jubilee?

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow citizens celebrate her 50th year as monarch this June, the Queen's Golden Jubilee will be rocking. A number of Britain's top rockers, including Paul McCartney, Eric When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow ci ...

  31. Phish Members To Tour Behind Solo Projects

    January 08, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell both intend to tour this year in support of solo projects, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Phish's open-ended hiatus continues, band members Trey A ...

  32. Billboard Bits: Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Tommy Lee Universal Pictures will today (Dec. 19) unveil the initial airing of the teaser trailer for "8 Mile," the drama starring Eminem as a young white rapper struggling to realize his dreams. The trailer ...

  33. Billboard Bits: Joel, Our Lady Peace, Tenenbaums & More

    December 13, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Billy Joel, Our Lady Peace, The Royal Tenenbaums & More Billy Joel has been named the 2002 MusiCares Person of the Year. The 52-year-old musician will be honored at a Feb. 25 tribute dinner, just two days prior to the staging of the 44th ...

  34. Wonder Drafts R&B Stars For Benefit Gig

    December 10, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, India.Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Boney James, Tyrese, Ja Rule, Regina Belle, and Pam & Dodi are among the urban music stars set to perform at Stevie Wonder' Brian McKnight, Kenneth "Bab ...

  35. Tunes On TV

    December 03, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 TV Listings for Dec. 3-Dec. 9 MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2001 "Live By Request," A&E Featured Artist: Elton John (live from Los Angeles) "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured Artist: Britney Spears "The Tonight Show wi ...

  36. Tony Bennett & Friends Win Bravos For 'Blues'

    November 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is still yielding presents. Bennett celebrated his three-quarter-century mark in August with a gala event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. RPM Records/Columbia fo Tony Bennett's 75th birthday is s ...

  37. 'Tribute To Heroes' CD, Video Due Dec. 4

    November 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In an unprecedented move, the five major music companies -- Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group -- will collaborate for the Dec. In an unprecedented move, the five major music c ...

  38. Tony Bennett Plans Promotional Blitz

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett has lined up an array of promotional appearances surrounding his new Columbia album "Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues," due Tuesday (Nov. 6) from RPM/Col Enduring vocalist Tony Bennett ha ...

  39. Boney James Takes Guest Artists For A 'Ride'

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 When most people hear the name Boney James, they immediately think of jazz. Not this time around. The saxophonist's upcoming Warner Bros. release, "Ride" (Oct. 23), carries a decidedly more R&B be When most people hear the name Bo ...

  40. Prophet Jones

    October 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 University Records' Prophet Jones proves that it's ready to graduate at the top of its R&B class with this debut set. Group members Hollywood, P. University Records' Prophet Jones proves that it's ready to graduate at the top ...

  41. Stevie Wonder Sued For Palimony

    October 05, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has filed a $30 million palimony lawsuit against him, claiming that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease. Angela McAfee alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 4 Stevie Wonder's ex-girlfriend has file ...

  42. Ja Rule Is 'Livin' It Up'

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 y ...

  43. 'Heroes' Telethon Raises $150 Million

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last Friday's unprecedented "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon generated pledges of more than $150 million, organizers reported yesterday (Sept. 24). Once collected, the funds will benefit the Un Last Friday's unprecedented ...

  44. World Tunes In To Fundraising Telethon

    September 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nearly 60 million people in the United States watched music and film stars pay tribute to real-life heroes during an unprecedented benefit for victims of the terrorist attacks. The telethon was shown Nearly 60 million people in the United States wat ...

  45. A Funk Odyssey

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Epic EK 85954 Epic EK 85954 Jamiroquai is incredibly beloved by many around the world—especially throughout Europe, where its new album debuted at No. 1 in numerous markets. While the odds of this happening in this U.S. are (unfortunately) slim, fan ...

  46. Face 2 Face

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album of new material in five years—and his first as an Arista artist. It's an edgier, more uptempo Babyface who steps onto center stage with his first album ...

  47. Permanent

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's so assured in her craft, she can open an album with barely a whisper—here, on a hauntingly romantic "Wild Is the Wind"—and still completely cap Randy Crawford is the kind of singer who's ...

  48. More Celebs Join Relief Telethon

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Enrique Iglesias, Limp Bizkit, Sting, and U2 have been added to the talent lineup for tonight's (Sept. 21) telethon benefitting the World Trade Center and Pentag Celine Dion, Pearl Jam's Eddie Ve ...

  49. 'America' Telethon To Benefit September 11th Fund

    September 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tomorrow night's (Sept. 21) "America: A Tribute to Heroes" fund-raising telethon -- which will be bankrolled by the four major television networks and simulcast on more than 25 broadcast and cable net Tomorrow night's (Sept. 21) ...

  50. 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 ...

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