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  • Limp Bizkit Rise to the Top

    Limp Bizkit Rise to the Top | ARTICLE

    There's nothing limp about the chart numbers racked up by hard rockheroes Limp Bizkit. The Florida-bred band's latest, Significant Other,sold an amazing 635,000 copies for the week ending June 27, accordingto SoundScan. That's the third-best debut of the year, behind theblockbuster...

    June 30, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock for Columbine

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock for Columbine | ARTICLE

    Lynyrd Skynyrd, a band that has endured its share of tragedy over the years, has decided to come to the aid of a charity designed to honor the victims of the shootings at Columbine High School.| The...

    June 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Sony, EMI Elaborate on Digital Plans

    Sony, EMI Elaborate on Digital Plans | ARTICLE

    The digital land rush continues to rumble as major labels roll out new alliances and hope to position themselves for the downloadable future. Within the last two days, both Sony and EMI have unveiled plans to deliver their music to...

    June 10, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Is the Single Going the Way of the 8-Track?

    Is the Single Going the Way of the 8-Track? | ARTICLE

    Are singles going the way of the eight-track? That might seem extreme, considering half-way through 1999 sales of singles have hit the 36 million mark domestically, according to SoundScan. A hefty number for sure, but it's heading south, fast. Last year...

    June 9, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Millennium Madness Continues for Backstreet Boys Fans

    Millennium Madness Continues for Backstreet Boys Fans | ARTICLE

    Second-week sales for the Backstreet Boys' Millennium may have plunged by forty-five percent, but when you sell more than a million copies the first week out, looking over your shoulder is not a big concern. Millennium remains the nation's best-selling album...

    June 2, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Tupac MP3 Pirates Beware

    Tupac MP3 Pirates Beware | ARTICLE

    The estate of the late Tupac Shakur is going after online pirates who illegally post MP3 files of the rapper's music, or take online orders for bootleg records.| Lawyers for the late hip-hop artist's estate recently won concessions from online...

    April 24, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • An Old Debate Emerges in Wake of Shooting

    An Old Debate Emerges in Wake of Shooting | ARTICLE

    Repercussions from the deadly shooting rampage at Littleton, Colo.'s Columbine High School on Tuesday continue to be felt within the music industry. Because not only did the spree unleash another national debate about gun violence, but, thanks...

    April 22, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Nas Bumps Britney off Top of the Charts

    Nas Bumps Britney off Top of the Charts | ARTICLE

    Riding the year's strongest single-week sales showing, New York rapper Nas easily took over the No. 1 spot on the nation's album chart.| Nas' I Am..., the follow-up to his multi-platinum 1996 hit, It Was Written, sold...

    April 14, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Sales Spring Forward

    Sales Spring Forward | ARTICLE

    Nothing like spring fever to send music fans bounding into record stores. Virtually every major release enjoyed big sales jumps at the cash register last week, and nobody benefited more than Britney Spears. Her debut, . ....

    April 7, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Britney Spears Returns to No.1; Blackstreet Crack the Top Ten

    Britney Spears Returns to No.1; Blackstreet Crack the Top Ten | ARTICLE

    You can't keep a good woman down.| Or in the case of Rolling Stone cover girl Britney Spears, you can't keep her off the top of the charts. Spears returns to the No. 1 spot on the...

    March 31, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • TLC Make Room for Ginuwine on SoundScan Charts

    TLC Make Room for Ginuwine on SoundScan Charts | ARTICLE

    The crazysexycomeback ladies from TLC aren't about to relinquish their throne after all these years out of the picture. A new sophomore release from R&B crooner Ginuwine and the R&B soundtrack from the new Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence...

    March 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • C-Murder Challenges TLC for SoundScan Crown

    C-Murder Challenges TLC for SoundScan Crown | ARTICLE

    Make that three-for-three for TLC. The R&B trio just locked up its third straight week at No. 1 on the nation's album chart, with Fanmail selling 203,000 copies for the week ending March 14, according to SoundScan....

    March 18, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Let's Do It Again

    Let's Do It Again | ARTICLE

    Make that three-for-three for TLC. The R&B trio just locked up its third straight week at No. 1 on the nation's album chart, with Fanmail selling 203,000 copies for the week ending March 14, according to SoundScan....

    March 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • George Strait Debuts Among TLC and Shania Twain

    George Strait Debuts Among TLC and Shania Twain | ARTICLE

    TLC are still busy answering their fan mail. The R&B trio's new album remains the country's bestseller for the second straight week. According to SoundScan, Fanmail sold 226,000 copies for the week ending March 7. That put...

    March 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Fan Fare

    Fan Fare | ARTICLE

    TLC are still busy answering their fan mail. The R&B trio's new album remains the country's bestseller for the second straight week. According to SoundScan, Fanmail sold 226,000 copies for the week ending March 7. That put TLC comfortably ahead...

    March 10, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • TLC Bump Britney From No. 1

    TLC Bump Britney From No. 1 | ARTICLE

    Between three new blockbuster record releases, as well as the Grammy sales bumps for last week's winners, record stores were humming last week. R&B divas TLC were able to hold off rap newcomer Eminem to land the country's...

    March 4, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Miseducation of the Grammys

    Miseducation of the Grammys | ARTICLE

    No offense ladies, but the 41st Annual Grammy Awards telecast played like a slumber party chaperoned by parents in the next room. The potential was there for a raucous night, but most of the girls never got up the nerve...

    February 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • WWF Challenges Britney Spears

    WWF Challenges Britney Spears | ARTICLE

    Let's get ready to rummmmmble! Red-hot professional wrestling dominates cable TV ratings, cashes in on home video sales and sells out arenas across the country, so why shouldn't it crash the music charts? That's what the World Wrestling Federation, home...

    February 25, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Love For Sale

    Love For Sale | ARTICLE

    Seems the musical Valentine of choice this year was a copy of Britney Spears' ... Baby One More Time, which remained the nation's best-selling album for the second week in a row. Thanks to the gift-giving holiday, Spears' album enjoyed...

    February 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • ...Britney One More Time

    ...Britney One More Time | ARTICLE

    When teen vixen Britney Spears sings the title of her hit single "... Baby One More Time," maybe she's singing about landing at No. 1 on the country's album chart -- again. In a rare showing of commercial staying...

    February 11, 1999 12:00 AM ET
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