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97 items by Eric Boehlert

  • Tough Times for Indie Retailers

    Tough Times for Indie Retailers | ARTICLE

    Lots of people in the music business would like to forget about 2001. Major labels struggled to break even, radio's biggest broadcasters entered a severe advertising recession and the major-chain record stores posted losses -- Tower Records...

    April 9, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Lost Paperwork to Blame for "Pet Sounds" Meager Sales Numbers

    Lost Paperwork to Blame for "Pet Sounds" Meager Sales Numbers | ARTICLE

    Buried among the pile of albums certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for the month of February, was this oddity: Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. Odd because the album, which boasts such classics...

    March 10, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • The Grammys Were a Little Too Smooth

    The Grammys Were a Little Too Smooth | ARTICLE

    Six minutes into Wednesday's 8 p.m. Grammy telecast, Santana's "Smooth" was cued up as background music for the opening credits. At 8:43, CBS teased viewers to stick around for upcoming performances by Santana. At 9:30, Rob Thomas...

    February 24, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Dylan's "Hurricane": A Look Back

    Dylan's "Hurricane": A Look Back | ARTICLE

    Music historians take note: The critically acclaimed new movie The Hurricane not only tells the harrowing tale of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former No. 1 middleweight contender who spent nineteen years in prison for a murder he...

    January 21, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Teen Troika: 'N Sync to Join BSB, Britney on Jive

    Teen Troika: 'N Sync to Join BSB, Britney on Jive | ARTICLE

    In November, a courtroom drama that drew dozens of placard-waving 'N Sync fans to the steps of an Orlando federal courthouse cleared the way...

    January 20, 2000 4:10 PM ET
  • Grammy is One Mysterious Lady

    Grammy is One Mysterious Lady | ARTICLE

    What's Grammy to do when she wants to be hip and respected, yet so many of 1999's hits were cravenly commercial? Years back, the old fashioned Grammy would've been happy to dole out nominations to pop balladeers...

    January 5, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • 'N Sync vs. Backstreet Boys

    'N Sync vs. Backstreet Boys | ARTICLE

    Cut the sweet harmonies: The members of 'N Sync are singing a new tune – in court. In a contentious legal maneuver, the boys...

    November 25, 1999 3:55 PM ET
  • Even Master P Can't Overcome Santana's Magic

    Even Master P Can't Overcome Santana's Magic | ARTICLE

    So how hot are Santana right now? Facing stiff new commercial competition in the form of new releases from Master P, Stone Temple Pilots, LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson and Bush, Santana's Supernatural shocked them all and held...

    November 3, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Santana's Supernatural Chart Power

    Santana's Supernatural Chart Power | ARTICLE

    Now that Santana have finally made it back to No. 1, the band are in no hurry to leave. For the second week in a row Supernatural is the country's best-selling album, with 184,000 copies sold for...

    October 27, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • N Sync Slapped With $150 Million Lawsuit

    N Sync Slapped With $150 Million Lawsuit | ARTICLE

    This is getting ugly. The contractual battle over pop boy wonders `N Sync, who shocked their label Trans Continental Records (along with U.S. partner RCA) by recently jumping mid-contract to Jive Records, has landed in court. And...

    October 13, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Creed Outsell Garth

    Creed Outsell Garth | ARTICLE

    Quick, name the lead singer of Creed. The moody Florida rock band (led by singer Scott Stapp) may fight an image of being a faceless outfit, but more than 300,000 fans flocked to stores last week to catapult the band's...

    October 6, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Nine Inch Nails Nail the Top Album Spot

    Nine Inch Nails Nail the Top Album Spot | ARTICLE

    With autumn officially here, it's time for the music industry to start harvesting. That means three new superstar acts debuted in the top ten, and there will be plenty more to follow in coming weeks. This time...

    September 29, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Eve Rides to the Top of the Chart

    Eve Rides to the Top of the Chart | ARTICLE

    This week, it's all about Eve. Busting out of the Ruff Ryder rap family, Eve's Ruff Ryders' First Lady, featuring DMX, Missy Elliott and others, sold 213,000 copies for the week ending Sept. 19, according to SoundScan, making it the...

    September 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Dixie Chicks Still Flying

    Dixie Chicks Still Flying | ARTICLE

    Even though the Dixie Chicks didn't star on the MTV Video Music Awards last Thursday night, they still managed to sell the most records for the week ending Sept. 12. The trio's two-week-old album, Fly, sold 203,000 copies to earn...

    September 15, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Can STP Break Out With Weiland Behind Bars?

    Can STP Break Out With Weiland Behind Bars? | ARTICLE

    With the reunited Stone Temple Pilots album, No. 4, due in stores on Oct. 26, news that lead singer Scott Weiland has been sentenced to jail for violating his probation would seem to torpedo the rock band's long-awaited comeback.| But...

    September 7, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Mary J. Blige Muscles In at No. 2

    Mary J. Blige Muscles In at No. 2 | ARTICLE

    If this is 1999, that must mean another big sales weeks for the Backstreet Boys and more hip-hop and R&B albums scoring big in the Top Ten. For the third week in a row, BSB's Millennium came...

    August 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" Reign Continues

    Backstreet Boys' "Millennium" Reign Continues | ARTICLE

    Thanks to the frenzy surrounding their already sold-out Into the Millennium Tour (more than 700,000 tickets were sold last Saturday), it's no surprise the Backstreet Boys enjoyed a nice sales bump last week at record stores. The...

    August 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Backstreet Boys Back on Top

    Backstreet Boys Back on Top | ARTICLE

    Back and forth they go. Like two heavyweight champs, the Backstreet Boys and Limp Bizkit continue to battle for the top spot on the nation's album chart. Over the last two months, the groups have seesawed back and forth between...

    August 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Woodstock Controversy Could Boost Live Album Sales

    Woodstock Controversy Could Boost Live Album Sales | ARTICLE

    While detectives try to get to the bottom of the Woodstock '99-related rape charges, local politicians introduce legislation to make sure future mass gatherings are more sanitary, and rioters face court dates, festival promoters might take small comfort in the fact...

    August 5, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Backstreet Boys Back On Top

    Backstreet Boys Back On Top | ARTICLE

    They couldn't be more different, but hard rockers Limp Bizkit and squeaky-clean pop singers Backstreet Boys remain locked in an odd two-step atop the nation's album sales charts. For four straight weeks, they've been No. 1 and No. 2, respectively....

    July 21, 1999 12:00 AM ET
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