1999 in music

1999 in music

"See also:"
* 1999 in music (UK)
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*January 7
**After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation.
**Paul McCartney attends the premiere of his stepdaughter Heather's first housewares collection in Georgia.
*January 11 - During the American Music Awards, Billy Joel is awarded the Special Award of Merit for his "inspired songwriting skills" and "exciting showmanship."
*January 12 - Britney Spears releases her debut album, "...Baby One More Time". The album hits number one on the charts. The title track and first single released from the album, also hits number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.
*February 14 - Elton John appears as himself in a special episode of the animated series "The Simpsons"
*February 15 - "Rolling Stones Day" is declared in Minnesota by Governor (and former Rolling Stones bodyguard) Jesse Ventura
*Rapper Big L is killed in Harlem.
*February 19 - Marilyn Manson files a defamation countersuit against former Spin Magazine editor Craig Marks, in response to a multi-million dollar lawsuit that Marks filed in January against the singer, the record label Nothing/Interscope, and Manson's bodyguard agency.
*February 20 - Trace Adkins performs his first concert following surgery for tendon damage and a broken ankle. Contrary to doctors orders, Adkins does not remain seated during the performance.
*February 23rd- Eminem's "The Slim Shady LP" is released.
*February 25 - The Artist Formerly Known as Prince files a lawsuit against nine Web sites for copyright and trademark infringement, claiming that the websites sell bootlegged recordings and offer unauthorized song downloads.
*March 1 - Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio Compact Discs by 8 cents
*March 2 - The House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Bob Dylan performs a concert at the club and is joined by U2's lead singer Bono for an encore of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
*March 5 - Trauma Records files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failing to deliver a new album.
*March 6 - A 67 year old George Jones is seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home. Jones' Lexus crashed into a bridge at about 1:30 p.m. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
*March 10 - Hikaru Utada released her debut album "First Love", selling 2,026,870 in its debut week. Two months later, "First Love" became the Japan's best-selling album of all time.
*March 15 - Marilyn Manson is injured when he slips and falls during a concert at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Manson's performance is cut short.
*March 21 - Irish girl band B*Witched score their fourth consecutive #1 with "Blame It On The Weatherman" on the UK singles chart. They become the first band to have all their first four singles enter at the top simultaneously and set a new record. It is broken a year later by Irish boy band Westlife.
*March 28 - Lost Boyz member Freaky Tah is fatally shot in New York as he is leaving his hotel.
*Alice Cooper released a box set of his career, dedicating it to his late friend Glen Buxton.
*April 10 - A charity tribute concert for Linda McCartney is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. "Here, There and Everywhere: A Concert For Linda", features performances by Paul McCartney, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Elvis Costello, Sinéad O'Connor, and George Michael. Proceeds raised at the event went to animal rights causes.
*April 19 - Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to a mistake by a Madison Square Garden staff member, the marquee read "Bob Dylan, Tonight at 8pm". Young jokingly introduced one of his guitar players as Bob Dylan during the show.
*April 20 - Billy Joel performs at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. Joel announces that this would be his last public pop music concert. Joel also announces plans on devoting his future efforts to classical music.
*April 20 - Columbine High School massacre takes place in Jefferson County, Colorado. It sparks a widespread moral panic that ultimately tries to place the blame on violent media, including music perceived to be violent and/or connected to the newly demonized goth culture. American rocker Marilyn Manson receives the brunt of the blame, despite evidence that neither of the shooters were fans of his, and recludes, only to address the issue in the form of his fourth studio album. The finger is also pointed at German industrial metal acts Rammstein and KMFDM, of whom the shooters were fans. This sensationalism gradually wanes in the years following, and all three music acts ironically achieve more mainstream acceptance in the U.S. than they had prior to the massacre.
*April 28 - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
*April 30 - Columbine High School massacre: Aerosmith visits Columbine High School shooting victim Lance Kirklin in a Colorado hospital before a concert in Denver, Colorado. Kirklin was one of 24 wounded in the April 20 shooting, 13 others were killed.
*May 1 - "The Paintings of Paul McCartney" exhibit opens at the Lyz Art Forum in Siegen, Germany. The exhibit features around 70 paintings created by the former Beatle.
*May 1 - Musical group Atari Teenage Riot starts a riot in Berlin with their anti-consumer and anti-government lyrics. The riot was stopped with concert goers pleading for peace from the Swat crew ruthlessly beating down pedestrians. This band is under the label Digital Hardcore Recordings.
*June 2 - Backstreet Boys smashes the old first-week sales record of Garth Brooks' 1.08 million, with ("Millennium") which sold over 1.13 million in its first week and was the first album to sell over 500,000 copies at least 2 weeks. The album holds at No. 1 first-weeks sales record of the 90's.
*June 13 S Club 7 debut at #1 on the UK singles chart with their first single "Bring It All Back" and become the largest vocal group to enter at the top.
*June 15 Santana releases his best selling album Supernatural with the number one hits Smooth and Maria Maria.
*June 22 - Limp Bizkit releases their second studio album titled Significant Other
*June 29 - Slipknot releases their debut studio album "Slipknot".
*July 1 - The new Scottish Parliament is formally opened with a rock concert in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and is headlined by Garbage, of which, lead singer Shirley Manson, is at the time one of the biggest music stars from Scotland.
*July 1 - The American actress Jennifer Lopez releases her debut album On the 6, and the first single If You Had My Love peaked at one in U.S., Canada, Australia and the United World Chart.
*July 3 - Indie rock icon Mark Sandman collapses on stage at the Giardini del Principe in Palestrina, Latium, Italy (near Rome) while performing with Morphine. He is soon pronounced dead of a heart attack at the age of 46. Morphine immediately disbands.
*July 12 - Gregg Alexander issues a press release dissolving the New Radicals.
*July 23-25 - The highly anticipated Woodstock 99 festival takes place in Rome, New York.
*August 24 - Christina Aguilera releases her self titled debut album. The album and first single, "Genie In A Bottle" both went to number one on the charts.
*27–29 August - The third Terrastock festival is held in London.
*21 September - Trent Reznor releases the fourth Nine Inch Nails album, the Fragile after a five year hiatus to great critical acclaim.
*October 19 - Eurythmics releases first album in 10 years, "Peace".
* November
** Rock Star Gary Glitter jailed for four months for downloading pornographic images of children on the Internet.
** Australian independent record label Liberation Music is formed
*November 15 - Korn performs their entire Issues album at the Apollo Theater in New York city becoming the first rock band ever to perform at the Apollo.
*November 16 - Dr. Dre releases his second album, 2001, Korn releases their fourth studio album Issues.
*December 14 - BMI announces the most played songs on American radio and television in the 20th century. [http://www.bmi.com/news/199912/1999121488.asp] ( [http://www.bmi.com/awards/1999/top100.asp full list] )
*Antero Manninen leaves Apocalyptica.

Bands formed

*Apartment 26
*Avenged Sevenfold
*Broken Social Scene
*Comets on Fire
*Dream Street
*Hey Mercedes
*Protest The Hero
*Rise Against
*S Club 7
*The Strokes
*Taking Back Sunday
*Tha Eastsidaz

Bands disbanded

*88 Fingers Louie
*Artificial Joy Club
*The Boo Radleys
*Boyzone (reformed in 2007)
*Braid (reforms temporarily in 2004)
*Cake Like
*Devourment (reforms in 2001)
*East 17 (reforms in 2006)
*The Jesus Lizard
*Kara's Flowers
*Kula Shaker
*Love & Rockets
*Monster Voodoo Machine
*New Radicals
*Park Ave.
*Thrush Hermit
*Tripping Daisy
*The Verve
*Yummy Fur

Albums released





Release Date Unknown

*"Hawkwind 1997" - Hawkwind
*"In Your Area" - Hawkwind
*"Simple Pleasure" - Tindersticks
*"Serial Joe" - Face Down

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1999.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1999.

Top hits

*"Absolutely Everybody" - Vanessa Amorosi (debut)
*"All Star" - Smash Mouth
*"All the Small Things" - Blink 182
*"Almost Doesn't Count - Brandy
*"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz
*"Amazed" - Lonestar
*"Ana's Song (Open Fire)" - Silverchair
*"Angel" - Sarah McLachlan
*"Angel of Mine" - Monica
*"Au Nom de la rose" - Moos
*"...Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears (debut)
*"Back At One" - Brian McKnight
*"Bailamos" - Enrique Iglesias
*"Bawitdaba" - Kid Rock
*"Beautiful Stranger" - Madonna
*"Believe" - Cher
*"Big Big World" - Emilia
*"Black Balloon" - Goo Goo Dolls
*"Blue Monday" - Orgy
*"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" - Eiffel 65
*"Bring It All Back" - S Club 7
*"Bring It All To Me" - Blaque
*"Burning Down the House" - Tom Jones featuring The Cardigans
*"Californication" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
*"Candy" - Mandy Moore
*"Cherish the Day" - Sade
*"Crveno" - Ceca
*"Desert Rose" - Sting
*"Dizzy" - Goo Goo Dolls
*"Don't Say You Love Me" - M2M
*"Down So Long" - Jewel
*"Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" - Baz Luhrmann
*"Every Morning" - Sugar Ray
*"Freak on a Leash" - KoЯn
*"Freestyler" - Bomfunk MC's
*"Genie in a Bottle" - Christina Aguilera (debut)
*"Guerrilla Radio" - Rage Against the Machine
*"Have A Look" - Vanessa Amorosi
*"Have You Ever?" - Brandy
*"Heartbreak Hotel" - Whitney Houston, Faith Evans, & Kelly Price
*"Heartbreaker" - Mariah Carey
*"Honey to the Bee" - Billie
*"I Need To Know" - Marc Anthony
*"I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden
*"I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
*"I Will Remember You" - Sarah McLachlan
*"If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez
*"Larger Than Life" - Backstreet Boys
*"Kiss Me" - Sixpence None the Richer
*"Kiss of Life" - Sade
*"Last Kiss" - Pearl Jam
*"Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters
*"Lit Up" - Buckcherry
*"Livin' la Vida Loca" - Ricky Martin
*"Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)" - Lou Bega
*"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" - Shania Twain
*"My Name Is" - Eminem
*"My Own Worst Enemy" - Lit
*"Never Be the Same Again" - Melanie C feat. Lisa Lopes
*"Never Let You Go" - Third Eye Blind
*"Nothing Really Matters" - Madonna
*"No Scrubs" - TLC
*"Nookie" - Limp Bizkit
*"Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" - The Offspring
*"Praise You" - Fatboy Slim
*"Scar Tissue" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
*"She Wants You" - Billie
*"She's so High" - Tal Bachman
*"Sleep Now in the Fire" - Rage Against the Machine
*"Slide" - Goo Goo Dolls
*"Smooth" - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
*"Someday" - Sugar Ray
*"Sometimes" - Britney Spears
*"Steal My Sunshine" - Len
*"Strong Enough" - Cher
*"The Animal Song" - Savage Garden
*"The Bad Touch" - Bloodhound Gang
*"Thank ABBA for the Music" - Steps, Tina Cousins, Cleopatra, B*Witched, Billie
*"That Don't Impress Me Much" - Shania Twain
*"The One" - Backstreet Boys
*"The World Is Not Enough" - Garbage
*"Then the Morning Comes" - Smash Mouth
*"There She Goes" - Sixpence None the Richer
*"Tu ne m'as pas laissé le temps" - David Hallyday
*"Unpretty" - TLC
*"Waiting for Tonight" - Jennifer Lopez
*"What It's Like" - Everlast
*"What's My Age Again?" - blink-182
*"When the Heartache Is Over" - Tina Turner
*"Where My Girls At" -702
*"Wild Wild West" - Will Smith featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee
*"(You Drive Me) Crazy" - Britney Spears
*"You'll Be in My Heart" - Phil Collins
*"You're Still the One" - Shania Twain
*"You Get What You Give" - New Radicals

"See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1999"

Top 10 selling albums of the year in USA

#Backstreet Boys - "Millennium" (also broke record for first week sales)
#Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
#Shania Twain - "Come on Over" [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/yearend_chart_display.jsp?f=The+Billboard+200&g=Year-end+Albums&year=1999 Billboard.com - Year End Charts - Year-end Albums - The Billboard 200 ] ]
#'N Sync - "*NSYNC"
#Ricky Martin - "Ricky Martin"
#Limp Bizkit - "Significant Other"
#Santana - "Supernatural"
#TLC - "FanMail"
#Kid Rock - "Devil Without a Cause"
#Christina Aguilera - "Christina Aguilera"

Classical music

*Samuel Adler - "Viola Concerto"
*Leonardo Balada - "Piano Concerto No. 3"
*Michael Daugherty - "Hell's Angels"
*Patrick Hawes - "The Call" (song cycle)
*Joe Jackson - "Symphony No. 1"
*Karl Jenkins - "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace"
*John Kinsella - "Symphony No. 8: Into the New Millennium"
*Richard Payne - "Saxophone Concerto"


*William Bolcom - "A View from the Bridge"
*Deborah Drattell - "Festival of Regrets"
*Daron Hagen - "Bandanna"
*John Harbison - "The Great Gatsby"
*Nicholas Lens - "The Accacha Chronicles Trilogy: Terra Terra - The Aquarius Era"
*Anthony Snyder - "Sodomy"

Musical theater

*"Annie Get Your Gun" (Irving Berlin) - Broadway revival
*"Fame - The Musical" London production
*"Kiss Me, Kate" (Cole Porter) - Broadway revival
*"Mamma Mia!" (ABBA) - London production
*"My Fair Lady" (Lerner & Loewe) - London revival
*"Saturday Night Fever" Broadway production


* January 2 - Rolf Liebermann (88), composer
* January 23 - "Prince" Lincoln Thompson (49), reggae musician
* February 3 - Gwen Guthrie (48), singer
* February 12 - Toni Fisher (67), singer
* February 15 - Lamont "Big L" Coleman (24), rapper, gunshot
* February 16 - Necil Kâzım Akses, Turkish composer (date of death from [http://www.hri.org/news/turkey/trkpr/1999/99-02-17.trkpr.html this contemporary newspaper] )
* March 3 - Dusty Springfield (59), singer, breast cancer
* March 4 - Eddie Dean (91), country music artist, actor
* March 12 - Yehudi Menuhin (92), violinist and musical director
* March 13 - Bidu Sayão (97), Brazilian opera singer
* March 26 - Ananda Shankar (50), Indian classical musician and composer, cardiac arrest
* March 28 - Freaky Tah (28), Lost Boyz, gunshot
* March 29 - Joe Williams (80), jazz singer
* April 6 - Red Norvo (91), jazz musician
* April 14 - Anthony Newley (67), songwriter, actor and singer
* April 16 - Skip Spence (52), musician (Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape), lung cancer]
* April 25 - Roger Troutman (47), R&B singer, gunshot wounds
* April 25 - Larry Troutman (54), R&B percussionist, suicide after killing younger brother
* April 26 - Adrian Borland (41) , English singer, songwriter, guitarist (The Sound), suicide
* April 27 - Al Hirt (76), New Orleans trumpeter
* April 30 - Darrell Sweet (51), drummer (Nazareth), heart attack
* May 14 - William Tucker, guitarist, Ministry, suicide by slitting own throat
* May 26 - Paul Sacher (93), Swiss conductor
* June 5 - Mel Tormé, (73), singer
* June 15 - Fausto Papetti, (76), Italian Famous Musician
* June 21 - Kami, (26), Japanese drummer for Malice Mizer, subarachnoid hemorrhage
* June 27 - Sven Einar Englund, (83), Finnish composer
* July 3 - Mark Sandman, (46), alternative rock musician, member of Morphine, heart attack
* July 6:
**Benny Bell, (93), musician
**Joaquín Rodrigo (97), Spanish composer
* July 11 - Helen Forrest, (82), big band singer
* July 17 - Kevin Wilkinson, (41)
* August 3 - Lesley Pitts (30), music publicist
* August 20 - Bobby Sheehan (31), bassist for Blues Traveler, drug overdose
* September 10 - Alfredo Kraus (72), opera singer
* October (?) - Robert Linn, composer and teacher (b. 1925)
* October 4 - Art Farmer
* October 6 - Amalia Rodrigues (79), Portuguese singer
* October 9 - Milt Jackson (76), jazz vibraphonist
* October 10 - Robert Wright (90), songwriter and librettist
* October 16 - Ella Mae Morse, (75), singer
* October 19 - Harry Bannink (70), Dutch songwriter
* October 26 - Rex Gildo (63), German singer
* November 18 - Doug Sahm (58), country and rock musician
* December 3 - Scatman John (57), pop musician
* December 10 - Rick Danko (56), rock singer in The Band
* December 26 - Curtis Mayfield (57), singer/composer


*The following artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Billy Joel, Curtis Mayfield, Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Dusty Springfield, Bruce Springsteen and The Staple Singers
*Inductees of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame include The Fairfield Four and Second Chapter of Acts

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1999

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Mercury Music Prize

*"Ok" - Talvin Singh wins.

MTV Video Music Awards

*1999 MTV Video Music Awards


Triple J Hottest 100

*Triple J Hottest 100, 1999
* [http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Modern/1999.html Pop Culture Madness 1999 Pop Music Chart]


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