Philip Brasor of the Japan Times gave his thoughts on the ‘nu-girls’, which include Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, and Avril Lavigne. Brasor writes, “While the media prefers to look upon them as being career-driven, it’s obvious that ‘nu-girls’ still just wanna have fun. They also wanna express all those messy emotions that girls love to express, but the problem for teen confessional songwriters has always been that they have too many romantic feelings but not enough romantic experience.”
The story at japantimes.co.jp has since been removed.
TRL’s One Thousandth Episode
October 12, 2002 – Contributed by broksnicegirl: Go to MTV.com to vote for your all-time favorite Total Request Live classic video as many times as you want, then tune in to TRL to watch Nick Carter and No Doubt perform on October 23rd. There will also be appearances by Ashanti and Vanessa Carlton, with more to come.
Vanessa Carlton On ‘A Motown Christmas’
October 10, 2002 – Stevie Wonder, India.Arie, Brian McKnight, Vanessa Carlton, and the Temptations highlight the performances on ‘A Motown Christmas’, a USA Network special set to air December 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. More artists are expected to be added at a later date.