1. RIAA Targets ISPs In Suit Over Download Service

    August 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in conjunction with the major labels, has filed suit against four Internet Service Providers (ISPs), aiming to shut down the music download Web si The Recording Industry Association of America (R ...

  2. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1999 - Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1995 - ...

  3. Santana, Whitney, Lavigne Head To DataPlay

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Arista announced today (Aug. 5) that it plans to release albums from Santana, Whitney Houston, and Avril Lavigne on pre-recorded DataPlay digital media. The label struck a deal with DataPlay -- a coin Arista announced today (Aug. 5) that it plans to ...

  4. CHART BEAT BONUS

    July 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Elvis Presley, Nelly, SheDaisy, and more. LONG LIVE THE KING: It's an event so rare, that it has only happened twice in the rock era. It happened for the first time the week of Nov. 27, 1982, and now it has happened again ...

  5. Bobby Brown Recovering At Home

    June 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bobby Brown is resting at his New Jersey home after being released from a Virginia hospital for treatment of an infection, a family spokesperson said. The 33-year-old singer was traveling through the Bobby Brown is resting at his New Jersey home aft ...

  6. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on "Pop Idol," Elvis Presley, and Nelly. SPANISH IDOLS: After two airings of "American Idol," the U.S. version of the British TV series "Pop Idol," I have my own idea of which singers will end up in the top two. ...

  7. Arista Offers Ultimate 'Ultimate Dance Party'

    June 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Next week, Arista will release "Ultimate Dance Party: The Best Of!!," a 19-track collection of high-energy club favorites, most of which have graced the past four volumes of the label's "Ultimate Danc Next week, Arista will relea ...

  8. Dionne Warwick Faces Pot Charge

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Veteran entertainer Dionne Warwick faces a misdemeanor charge following her arrest at Miami International Airport for allegedly carrying 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside an empty lipstick cont Veteran entertainer Dionne Warwick faces a misde ...

  9. So What?

    April 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The South African-born, Florida-residing Nicole J. The South African-born, Florida-residing Nicole J. McCloud has been honing her skills since the mid-'80s, when her pop-dance single, "Don't You Want My Love," exploded on dancefl ...

  10. '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 ...

  11. Barry Harris & Chris Cox Present: Thunderpuss

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 This Los Angeles-based production/ remix duo has topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart more than 20 times and given everyone from Whitney Houston to LeAnn Rimes to Enrique Iglesias the This Los Angeles-based production/ remix duo has ...

  12. I'm Every Woman

    February 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. Country blues singer/guitarist Rory Block takes a scenic side trip into soul music on this, her 14th Rounder set. The Ashford & Sim ...

  13. Enrique Makes Belated Assault On U.K. Charts

    January 28, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Enrique Iglesias, the Spanish hearthrob and international superstar whose burgeoning career had produced only one solo top-10 hit to date in the U.K., conquered the territory in emphatic style yesterd Enrique Iglesias, the Spanish hearthrob and inte ...

  14. The Conversation

    January 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Good Men, and Tami Davis, formerly signed to Red Ant, bring a new-millennium R&B slant to a phrase made popular by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston in 1967: Tony Amey, ex-lead singer of LaFace act A Few Go ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Santa Claus Kind To Creed's 'Weathered'

    December 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The last-minute Christmas rush saw Creed's "Weathered" (Wind-Up) post a 56% gain to remain atop The Billboard 200 for a fifth straight week. The set sold 860,000 units in the U.S., according to SoundS The last-minute Christmas rush sa ...

  17. Orchestra Drops 'Star-Spangled' Lawsuit

    December 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Florida Orchestra has dropped a lawsuit against Arista Records over royalties from the rerelease of "The Star-Spangled Banner," which it recorded with Whitney Houston in 1991. Both sides said yest The Florida Orchestra has dropped a la ...

  18. Florida Orchestra Sues Arista Over Anthem

    December 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Florida Orchestra is suing Arista Records for royalties from the re-release of Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem performed during Super Bowl XXV. The Florida Orchestra is suing Arista Records for royalties from the re-relea ...

  19. Billboard Bits: Mariah, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap

    December 11, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Mariah Carey, Faithless, Grammys, Spinal Tap Mariah Carey has been chosen to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at the National Football League's Super Bowl XXXVI, to be played Feb. 3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Ca ...

  20. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Ja Rule, Epic Records, Paul McCartney, Janet and Michael Jackson, Carly Simon, and Kabouter Plop. THE RULE OF THREE: A number of "Chart Beat" readers sent E-mails this week asking if Ja Rule had set a record by makin ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. CHART BEAT BONUS

    November 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, and Jewel. BARRY'S BACK: The first Barry Manilow album of the 21st century arrives at No. 90 on The Billboard 200. "Here at the Mayflower" (Concord) is the first M ...

  24. Fourever

    November 17, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Motown's other stalwart soldiers of soul are finally getting their definitive due. Motown's other stalwart soldiers of soul are finally getting their definitive due. Best buddies Levi Stubbs, Lawrence Payton, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, ...

  25. Tunes On TV

    November 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 Week of November 12 - November 18, 2001 NOVEMBER 12 What's My 20?, VH1 Featured Artists - Bon Jovi, Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice Bravo Profiles, Bravo Featured Artists - George Jones, Tammy Wynette ...

  26. Madonna Nets 'Immaculate' RIAA Diamond

    November 01, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With the release of her second greatest hits set just around the corner, Madonna's 1990 Warner Bros. compilation "The Immaculate Collection" has been certified by the Recording Industry Association of With the release of her second gr ...

  27. 'America' Rules... The Billboard 200

    October 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of patriotism this week as the Columbia Records set "God Bless America" debuts at No. 1. Featuring cuts from Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Frank Sinatra, Lee Greenwoo The Billboard 200 gets a heavy dose of ...

  28. Ja Rule Finds 'Love' On Top Again

    October 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love" fends off a surging Enya and a No. 3 debut by Southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx to claim the No. 1 slot on The Billboard 200 for a second-straight week. The Murder Inc./Def Jam se Ja Rule's "Pain Is Love ...

  29. CBS To Air Jackson Concert Special Nov. 13

    October 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 CBS has set a Nov. 13 airdate for a two-hour special of highlights from Michael Jackson's <a href="http://www.billboard.com/billboard/livereviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1054604">star-studd CBS has set a Nov. 13 airda ...

  30. Ja Rule Feels No 'Pain' At No. 1

    October 11, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ja Rule has full command of this week's charts, soaring, as expected, to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally with "Pain Is Love" (Murder Inc./Def Jam). The set Ja Rule has full command of t ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Houston's 'Banner' To Benefit Relief Funds

    September 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston will re-release her performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as a commercial single, and donate all royalties and net proceeds from the sale to the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Whitney Houston will re-release her pe ...

  33. Update: Stars Honor Michael Jackson In New York

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A who's who of the entertainment industry showed up last night (Sept. 7) in New York to honor Michael Jackson and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his solo career. The concert, Jackson's first perfor Michael Jackson's 30-year career ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Aaliyah Plane Crash Probe Widens

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The investigation into the plane crash that killed 22-year-old singer Aaliyah and eight others in the Bahamas widened as U.S. officials said they would help determine what caused the plane to go down The investigation into the plane crash that kille ...

  36. Britney Tour Bows In Late October

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Britney Spears' fall North American tour is tentatively set to begin Oct. 29 in Miami and wrap Dec. 17 in an as yet to be determined location, Billboard Bulletin reports. The outing will hit 31 arenas Britney Spears' fall North American to ...

  37. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stories on the Janet Jackson/America link, jumps to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, and Five's U.K. chart feats. 'VENTURA' GOVERNS: The trio known as America had a couple of No. 1 hits on The Billboard Hot 100 -- "A Horse With No ...

  38. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its ...

  39. Poll: MJ Deserves Tribute

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson truly deserves to be honored by a star-studded collection of musicians and celebrities at a pair of tribute concerts next month in New York, according to 65% of those taking part in a Michael Jackson truly deserves to be honored by a ...

  40. 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' ...

  41. Santana Guests On Michael Jackson Album

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's forthcoming Epic album, "Invincible," will include a collaboration with Carlos Santana, according to producer Teddy Riley, Billboard Bulletin reports. While Epic says no release date Michael Jackson's forthcomin ...

  42. Bobby Brown Suffers Seizure

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B singer Bobby Brown was rushed to a Morristown, N.J., hospital in the early hours of yesterday (Aug. 8) morning to receive treatment for a seizure. Brown's wife, fellow performer Whitney Housto R&B singer Bobby Brown was rushed to a ...

  43. Britney Tour Coming Together

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North American arena tour by Britney Spears for October and November. Tickets are expected to go on sale in mid-September. As part of a global marketing pact si Plans are being finalized for a 31-date North Am ...

  44. Kool & The Gang Return With 'Gangland'

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B veterans Kool & the Gang will on Aug. 22 release their 23rd album, "Kool & the Gang Presents Gangland." The KFTA album will be the first since the group's long-time lead singer JT Tayl R&B veterans Kool & the G ...

  45. Whitney Houston Inks $100 Million Arista Deal

    August 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Whitney Houston has signed a new, exclusive multi-album deal with Arista, valued at more than $100 million. The deal, which the label says is the biggest in its history, would appear to top Mariah Car Whitney Houston has signed a new, exclusive mult ...

  46. Mom & Pop Jackson: 'We Are A Family'

    July 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seemingly tired of reading various statements that suggest infighting amongst their children, Joseph and Kathryn Jackson released their own statement asserting the family's unified support of son Mich Seemingly tired of reading various statemen ...

  47. Jackson Tribute Adds Destiny, Liza, Monica

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 R&B acts Destiny's Child and Monica, along with legendary performer Liza Minnelli, have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concerts at New York's Madison Square Gard R&B acts Destiny's Child and ...

  48. Marlon: Original Jacksons Will Reunite

    July 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Another page has been added to the ongoing saga of the planned Jacksons reunion for "An All Star Tribute to Michael Jackson - The King of Pop" in September at Madison Square Garden. According to a sta Another page has been added to the ong ...

  49. Jacksons Have 'Reservations' Over Tribute Plans

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While stressing that they have every intention to take part in the show, Jermaine and Randy Jackson today (July 20) said they have not yet signed contracts guaranteeing their participation in "An All While stressing that they have every intenti ...

  50. Aaliyah Returns To Music

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Being on the verge of superstardom is not all glitz and glamour. Just ask Aaliyah. The 22-year-old singer/actress is readying for a fast-paced day of interviews and photo shoots to promote her eponymo Being on the verge of superstardom is not all gl ...

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