232 items by Alex Mar

  • Nelly Tops Chart?Twice

    Nelly Tops Chart?Twice | ARTICLE

    In a rare feat, St. Louis rapper Nelly took over both the top spots this week with his double-release of Suit and Sweat -- currently at Numbers One (396,000) and Two (342,000) respectively -- with sales that...

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Cat Stevens Denied Entry

    Cat Stevens Denied Entry | ARTICLE

    Yusuf Islam, who scored several Top Ten hits in the Seventies as Cat Stevens before leaving the business to devote himself to Islam, was denied entry into the U.S. yesterday, because his name was on several border...

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Britney Married, Again

    Britney Married, Again | ARTICLE

    Britney Spears married her fiance Kevin Federline in a surprise ceremony this Saturday. This is the twenty-two-year-old pop star's second marriage: Spears married a childhood friend in a 5 a.m. ceremony in Las Vegas this January, before...

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher, Norah Salut Ray

    Usher, Norah Salut Ray | ARTICLE

    Usher, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige and Elton John will lead an all-star tribute to Ray Charles on October 8th at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The event, dubbed "Genius: A Night to Remember," will air...

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • James' Death Drug Related

    James' Death Drug Related | ARTICLE

    Toxicology tests revealed traces of drugs in funk legend Rick James' system. The fifty-six-year-old artist's August 6th death by heart attack was initially attributed to "natural causes" by the family, but the Los Angeles County coroner has...

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Stones Go to the Movies

    Stones Go to the Movies | ARTICLE

    To coincide with its release on DVD, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus will screen in fifty theaters nationwide on October 11th. This will be only the second screening of the performance film since its 1996...

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Alan Jackson Bumps McGraw

    Alan Jackson Bumps McGraw | ARTICLE

    It's a battle of country titans on the charts this week, with the strong debut of Alan Jackson's What I Do knocking Tim McGraw's two-week Number One Live Like You Were Dying from the top spot. Jackson's...

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Usher, Kanye Lead AMAs

    Usher, Kanye Lead AMAs | ARTICLE

    Usher received the most American Music Award nominations today, with a total of four nods: for favorite male artist and album in the pop/rock category, and for favorite artist and album in the soul/R&B category. Rapper Kanye...

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • U2 to Drop "Atomic Bomb"

    U2 to Drop "Atomic Bomb" | ARTICLE

    U2 have titled their tenth studio album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The follow-up to 2000's Grammy-winning All That You Can't Leave Behind, which sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S., will be...

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Backstreet Boys Take China

    Backstreet Boys Take China | ARTICLE

    After three years out of the spotlight, the Backstreet Boys are testing the waters before announcing their full-blown fall reunion tour. On September 24th, the band will play its first major show -- in China. The Boys...

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Franz Win the Mercury

    Franz Win the Mercury | ARTICLE

    Clad in their trademark black shirts and skinny ties, Glasgow dance rockers Franz Ferdinand were awarded Britain's Mercury Music Prize Tuesday night in London. The $35,600 prize, broadcast on national television, is given to the best album...

    September 8, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • B2K's Omarion Tops Chart

    B2K's Omarion Tops Chart | ARTICLE

    Omarion's solo debut, O, sold 182,000 copies in its first week to take the top spot, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Since the breakthrough of his multi-platinum R&B boy band B2K in 2002, the twenty-one-year-old has gained steam on his own...

    January 1, 1998 12:00 AM ET