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  • Wal-Mart Eating Crow

    Wal-Mart Eating Crow | ARTICLE

    A recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that upheld a $2.16 million verdictagainst Wal-Mart for illegally selling ammunition to minors who used thebullets to kill a Pensacola man, seemed to support Grammy Award-winning singerSheryl Crow in her on-going battle with the discount...

    August 12, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Never The Twain Shall Meet

    Never The Twain Shall Meet | ARTICLE

    Shania Twain, country's reigning bombshell, sure is hard to hold. Just askBryan White, her duet partner on the top ten country radio hit, "From ThisMoment On." Twain and her label, who clearly have their eyes on establishingmore of a mainstream...

    August 7, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Beasties Hold Tight; Barenaked Ladies Bust A Move

    Beasties Hold Tight; Barenaked Ladies Bust A Move | ARTICLE

    A bubble gum battle royal is shaping up on the music sales charts between Florida's Backstreet Boys and Florida's 'N Sync boys. 'N Sync's self-titled release crashes the Top 10 this week, landing right behind the perennial Top 10 (and self-titled)...

    August 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Sync Or Swim : Chart Battle Begins

    Sync Or Swim : Chart Battle Begins | ARTICLE

    A bubble gum battle royal is shaping up on the music sales charts betweenFlorida's Backstreet Boys and Florida's 'N Sync boys. 'N Sync's self-titledrelease crashes the top ten this week, landing right behind the perennial topten (and self-titled) smash from...

    August 5, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Rap Reigns on the Chart

    Rap Reigns on the Chart | ARTICLE

    So is rock & roll dead, or is it just resting? Judging by this week's musicsales chart, which continues a year-long trend of strong hip-hop/R&B businessand almost non-existent rock sales, the answer is still open to debate. But ifthis goes...

    July 29, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Jerry Seinfeld Goes on Record

    Jerry Seinfeld Goes on Record | ARTICLE

    Jerry Seinfeld, King of All Media? It sure looks that way. Already in 1998 thefunnyman has signed off his sitcom, one of the most successful shows in TVhistory. Then, in a nano-second, he sold out ten dates on Broadway where...

    July 27, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Beastie Boys Set "Nasty" Chart Record

    Beastie Boys Set "Nasty" Chart Record | ARTICLE

    Hellllooo Beasties. The hip hop boy wonders crash the music sales charts this week as their Hello Nasty album debuts at No. 1, crushing all comers in the process. The record sold 682,000 copies for the week...

    July 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Chart This Way

    Chart This Way | ARTICLE

    The skeptics were chattering loudly when Sony Music signed up Aerosmith for a multi- record, multi-million dollar deal a few years back. By the time the band completed the deal, critics pointed out, some of its members...

    July 8, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • "Armageddon" Wreaks Havoc On The Charts

    "Armageddon" Wreaks Havoc On The Charts | ARTICLE

    Another week, another soundtrack in the Top 10. Actually, there are two movie newcomers this week, making it an amazing five out of the Top 10. Remaining at No. 1 for the week ending June 28 is the soundtrack...

    July 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Smith Returns To Top 10, Hall Of Famers Enter Charts

    Smith Returns To Top 10, Hall Of Famers Enter Charts | ARTICLE

    The City of Angels soundtrack bounces back this week to become the No. 1 album in the country for the second time. The soundtrack, featuring Goo Goo Dolls and Alanis Morissette, sold 169,000 copies for the week ending June 21,...

    June 25, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Angels On Top of Charts

    Angels On Top of Charts | ARTICLE

    The City of Angels soundtrack bounces back this week to become the No. 1 album in the country for the second time. The soundtrack, featuring Goo Goo Dolls and Alanis Morissette, sold 169,000 copies for the week ending June 21,...

    June 24, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pumpkins Can't Top The Master On The Charts

    Pumpkins Can't Top The Master On The Charts | ARTICLE

    The Master has arrived. Master P, that is. The New Orleans-based rapper/actor/screenwriter/director and founder of red-hot No Limit Records, claims top album honors for the week ending June 6 with Da Last Don. The album debuted at No. 1, selling...

    June 11, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Soundtracks Storm Charts, No Asylum for Soul Asylum

    Soundtracks Storm Charts, No Asylum for Soul Asylum | ARTICLE

    And...action! Surging soundtrack sales, brewing since Titanic unleashed its blockbuster album late last year, exploded at record stores last week. Led by the new No. 1 album, the soundtrack to City of Angels, and closely followed by Godzilla's soundtrack at No....

    June 3, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Garth, Hanson, Garbage Top Charts

    Garth, Hanson, Garbage Top Charts | ARTICLE

    Frank may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. As word of Frank Sinatra's May 14 death spread last weekend, fans flocked to record stores, snatching up their idol's various greatest hit collections at a dizzying pace. According to SoundScan, for the...

    May 21, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Garth Brooks Ropin' The Charts

    Garth Brooks Ropin' The Charts | ARTICLE

    Country crooner Garth Brooks has made sales history. Again. Not only did he beat out a crowded field of superstars to land the new No. 1 album in the country, but he did it the hard way, with a six-CD...

    May 13, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Pearl Jam's New Album 'Yield' Leaks On the Web

    Pearl Jam's New Album 'Yield' Leaks On the Web | ARTICLE

    The Internet has created a boon for the music business in many ways, allowing fans to track their favorite acts with unprecedented fervor. But...

    February 19, 1998 3:55 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam Line Up First Video Since 1992

    Pearl Jam Line Up First Video Since 1992 | ARTICLE

    Pearl Jam are hoping that a new marketing push pays off big. Anxious to avoid the sluggish sales of 1996's No Code,...

    January 22, 1998 3:35 PM ET
  • U2 Rumored to Have Spurred Island Layoffs, Radiohead Gets Radio Edit

    U2 Rumored to Have Spurred Island Layoffs, Radiohead Gets Radio Edit | ARTICLE

    Did U2's soft-selling "pop" cost 16 staffers at Island Records their jobs? That was the suspicion within the industry when Island announced layoffs...

    September 4, 1997 12:00 PM ET
  • Pearl Jam's Road Woes: What It Would Cost

    Pearl Jam's Road Woes: What It Would Cost | ARTICLE

    Having played to roughly 240,000 fans during their recently concluded 12-date American tour, the members of Pearl Jam have pocketed some handsome paychecks....

    November 28, 1996 3:15 PM ET
  • Pete Townshend Taking 'PsychoDerelict' to the Stage

    Pete Townshend Taking 'PsychoDerelict' to the Stage | ARTICLE

    Pete Townshend is busy reworking another one of his albums for the stage but not the one that many people expected. When

    October 17, 1996 12:00 PM ET
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