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MUSIC NOTES: Turner on Top

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Mar 19, 2001 | 11:51am EST

Everybody knows that Tina Turner has fabulous legs, but she proved in Y2K that she really has legs - on the road.

Turner sold more than $80.2 million in concert tickets in North America this year, making her the year's top act.

According to Pollstar data released Thursday, Turner, 61, outpaced boy band 'N Sync, who grossed $76.4 million, and rockers the Dave Matthews Band with $68.2 million.

Glam rockers KISS and country supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill rounded out the Top Five with $62.7 million and $48.8 million, respectively.

Although Turner was tops in ticket receipts, 'N Sync sold more single tickets than anyone else for the second consecutive year -1.65 million.

HE WANTS IT THAT WAY: Backstreet Boys hottie Kevin Richardson is forming a foundation to raise awareness of environmental issues, the Associated Press reports. Just Within Reach: An Earth Foundation will begin in Richardson's home state of Kentucky and expand globally, announced the 29-year-old performer Wednesday.

Richardson said the organization's abbreviation -- JWR -- is taken from the initials of his late father, Jerald Wayne Richardson, who died of cancer in 1991.

``I feel like our environment ties in to a lot of problems we have with our health today,'' Richardson said. He added that information about JWR will be posted on BSB's Web site, www.backstreetboys.com.

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