2002 in music

2002 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2002.



*January 9 - Max Lilja left Apocalyptica due to difficulites with individual projects within the group.Fact|date=April 2008
*January 18 - Rayna Foss left Coal Chamber due to becoming a mother and finding Christ.Fact|date=April 2008
*February 13 - Jennifer Lopez became the first singer to have a remix album "" debut at number one, selling over 156,000 copies.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 7 - Burton C. Bell left Fear Factory due to his many dislikes of Dino Cazares. Quickly after, Fear Factory disbanded.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 12 - Silverchair withdrew from the Gone South festival in Australia due to Daniel Johns contracting reactive arthritis.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 24 - Takahiro Nishikawa left Dreams Come True. [cite web|url=http://search.japantimes.co.jp/member/member.html?fm20020403sm.htm|title=Still chasing their dream |last=McLure|first=Steve|date=3 April 2002|publisher=The Japan Times|accessdate=2008-10-01]
*June 5 - U.S. soul and R&B singer R. Kelly, was charged with 21 counts of having sexual intercourse with a minor after a videotape allegedly showing him engaged in sexual acts with an underage girl is broadcast on the internet.Fact|date=April 2008
*June 15 - The Los Angeles, California, USA radio station KROQ aired the 10th Annual of the Weenie Roast show with Bad Religion, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, Moby, New Found Glory, P.O.D., Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, The Strokes, System of a Down, Unwritten Law, The Vines, The Violent Femmes and Rob Zombie.Fact|date=October 2008
*June 19 - Hikaru Utada released the album "Deep River", which sold 2,350,170 copies in its debut week, debuting at number 1 on the weekly, monthly, and eventually yearly charts of the Oricon album chart. This would be her third time at number 1 on the year-end rankings of that particular chart, a record for any Japanese musical act or worldwide.Fact|date=October 2008
*28–June 30 - The Glastonbury Festival took place, featuring headline acts Coldplay, Garbage, Stereophonics, Orbital, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, and Air.Fact|date=October 2008
*September 4 - Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first winner of the television talent contest, American Idol.Fact|date=October 2008
*September 11 - Marie Fredriksson of Roxette found out she has a brain tumor.Fact|date=October 2008
*October 2 - Christina Aguilera released her sexually charged music video for "Dirrty", the lead single from her second album "Stripped"; the video sparked much controversy for its explicit concept.Who|date=October 2008Fact|date=October 2008
*11–13 October - The fifth Terrastock festival was held in Boston, USA.Fact|date=October 2008
*October 24 - Mikey "Bug" Cox was fired from Coal Chamber due to disputes with other members about his drug addiction.Fact|date=April 2008
*October 29 - "Stripped", the highly anticipated second studio album from Christina Aguilera, was released.Who|date=October 2008 It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 album chart; selling over 330,000 copies in its first week.Fact|date=October 2008
*November 29 - The Concert For George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, UK as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death, under the musical direction of friend Eric Clapton. Performers included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ravi Shankar, and Billy Preston. The event benefitted the Material World Charitable Foundation.Fact|date=April 2008
*November 30 - British girl group Girls Aloud were formed on the reality television show "".Fact|date=October 2008
*December 2 - Peter Garrett left Midnight Oil.Fact|date=October 2008
* The Area 2 Festival took place, featuring headline acts Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Ash, and Blue Man Group.
*U2 and Paul McCartney performed during the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVI. U2's performance became a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.Fact|date=April 2008
*Beyoncé Knowles' solo career began.Fact|date=October 2008
*Christian Olde Wolbers switches from Bass to Guitar in Fear Factory.

Bands formed

*The Academy Is...
*The Aggrolites
*Armor For Sleep
*As Cities Burn
*Assembly of Dust
*Avoid One Thing
*Be Your Own Pet
*Box Car Racer
* Deathride a.k.a. DevilDriver
*Double Dagger
*Ethereal Woods
*Fear Before the March of Flames
*From First to Last
*Gatsbys American Dream
*Girls Aloud
*House of Heroes
*The Killers
*LCD Soundsystem
*Little Brazil
*One True Voice
*The Rakes
*Say Hi to Your Mom
*Scary Kids Scaring Kids
*Senses Fail
*Streetlight Manifesto
*The Thermals
*Two Gallants
*Ugly Casanova
*Valley of the Giants
*Velvet Revolver
*White Shoes & The Couples Company

Bands disbanded

*Alice in Chains (reform in 2005)
*59 Times The Pain
*Backstreet Boys (hiatus)
*Big Wreck
*Bim Skala Bim
*Bush (unofficial)
*Devourment (reform in 2005)
*Died Pretty
*Tha Dogg Pound (reform in 2006)
*Fear Factory (reform within the year)
*Fenix TX (reform in 2005)
*Fugazi (hiatus)
*Gravity Kills
*Karma To Burn
*Life Without Buildings
*Matthew Good Band
*Megadeth (reform in 2004)
*Midnight Oil
*Mr. Big
*Nobody's Angel
*The Promise Ring
*Red Snapper
*Run DMC
*Salt n Pepa
*Stabbing Westward

Bands reformed

*D.I. (after 1995 hiatus)
*Fear Factory
*Little River Band original members reform as Birtles Shorrock Goble
*Phish (after 2000 hiatus)

Albums released





Top hits

*"A Little Less Conversation" - JXL featuring Elvis Presley
*"A Moment Like This" - Kelly Clarkson
*"A New Day Has Come" - Celine Dion
*"A Thousand Miles" - Vanessa Carlton
*"Addictive" - Truth Hurts feat. R.A.K.I.M.
*"Aerials" - System of a Down
*"All My Life" - Foo Fighters
*"All the Things She Said" - t.A.T.u.
*"All You Wanted" - Michelle Branch
*"The Anthem" - Good Charlotte
*"Any" - Mr. Children
*"Aserejé (The Ketchup Song) - Las Ketchup
*"Atsuki Kodō no Hate" - B'z
*"Big Yellow Taxi" - Counting Crows
*"Blurry" - Puddle of Mudd
*"Boom" - P.O.D.
*"Brother Down" - Sam Roberts
*"By the Way" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
*"C'est une belle journée" - Mylène Farmer
*"Can't Get You Out Of My Head" - Kylie Minogue, Minogue's first American Top 10 single in 14 years since the Loco-Motion.
*"Can't Stop" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
*"Chop Suey!" - System of a Down
*"Cleanin' Out My Closet" - Eminem
*"Come Into My World" - Kylie Minogue
*"Complicated" - Avril Lavigne
*"Cum-cum mania" - Félicien
*"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" - The White Stripes
*"Defy You" - The Offspring
*"Die Another Day" - Madonna
*"Dirrty" - Christina Aguilera featuring Redman
*"Disease" - Matchbox Twenty
*"Do You Realize??" - The Flaming Lips
*"Don't Let Me Get Me" - Pink
*"Don't Stop" - The Rolling Stones
*"Dreaming Of You" - The Coral
*"Escape" - Enrique Iglesias
*"Electrical Storm" - U2
*"Everyday" - Bon Jovi
*"Feel" - Robbie Williams
*"Fell in Love with a Girl"-The White Stripes
*"Flowers in the Window" - Travis
*"Foolish" - Ashanti
*"Full Moon" - Brandy
*"The Game of Love" - Santana ft. Michelle Branch
*"Get Busy" - Sean Paul
*"Get Ready" - Shawn Desman
*"Get the Party Started" - Pink
*"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" - Star Academy France
*"Girl Talk" - TLC
*"Girlfriend" - 'N Sync
*"Girlfriend" - 'N Sync featuring Nelly
*"Goodbye to You" - Michelle Branch
*"Grace" - Supergrass
*"Hella Good" - No Doubt
*"Hands Clean" - Alanis Morissette
*"Here is Gone" - Goo Goo Dolls
*"Hero" - Chad Kroeger and Josey Scott
*"Hero" - Enrique Iglesias
*"Hey Baby" - No Doubt
*"Hikari" - Hikaru Utada
*"The Hindu Times" - Oasis
*"Hot in Herre" - Nelly
*"How You Remind Me" - Nickelback
*"I'm Alive" - Céline Dion
*"I'm Gonna Getcha Good!" - Shania Twain
*"If I Could Go" - Angie Martinez
*"In My Place" - Coldplay
*"In the End" - Linkin Park
*"independent" - Ayumi Hamasaki
*"In Your Eyes" - Kylie Minogue
*"Isle of Dreams" (featuring Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara) - Spy Kids
*"J'ai demandé à la lune" - Indochine
*"J'ai tout oublié" - Marc Lavoine and Cristina Marocco
*"Just like a Pill" - Pink
*"Kimi ga Suki" - Mr. Children
*"Lazy" - X-Press 2 and David Byrne
*"Les Mots" - Mylene Farmer and Seal
*"Life Goes On" - Dragon Ash
*"Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" - Good Charlotte
*"Like I Love You" - Justin Timberlake
*"Little By Little" - Oasis
*"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
*"Love at First Sight" - Kylie Minogue
*"Love to See You Cry" - Enrique Iglesias
*"Love Don't Let Me Go" - David Guetta
*"Lovely" - Bubba Sparxxx
*"Marie" - Johnny Hallyday
*"The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World
*"Miss You" - Aaliyah
*"My Sacrifice" - Creed
*"My Neck, My Back - Khia
*"Nessaja" - Scooter
*"Never Again" - Nickelback
*"Okina Furudokei" - Ken Hirai
*"One Last Breath" - Creed
*"Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton
*"Precious Illusions" - Alanis Morissette
*"The Red" - Chevelle
*"The Rising" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Rock Steady" - Remy Shand
*"SAKURA Drops" - Hikaru Utada
*"Santa Cruz" - The Thrills
*"Satellite" - P.O.D.
*"The Scientist" - Coldplay
*"Serve the Ego" - Jewel #1 club hit, released as CD single only
*"Shake It Off" - Jarvis Church
*"She Loves Me Not" - Papa Roach
*"She Hates Me" - Puddle of Mudd
*"Silent Sigh" - Badly Drawn Boy
*"Sk8er Boi" - Avril Lavigne
*"Slow Burn" - David Bowie
*"Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow
*"Something to Talk About" - Badly Drawn Boy
*"Sound of the Underground" - Girls Aloud
*"Spin" - Lifehouse
*"Stach Stach" - Bratisla Boys
*"Steve McQueen" - Sheryl Crow
*"Stop Crying Your Heart Out" - Oasis
*"Taste of Ink - The Used
*"There Goes The Fear" - The Doves
*"This Is Me" - Bryan Adams
*"Time After Time" - Distant Soundz
*"Through the Rain" - Mariah Carey
*"Tokyo" - Keisuke Kuwata
*"Tous ensemble" - Johnny Hallyday
*"Tu trouveras" - Natasha St-Pier
*"Un Enfant de toi" - Phil Barney and Marlène Duval
*"Unbreakable" - Westlife
*"Voyage" - Ayumi Hamasaki
*"Wadatsumi no Ki" - Chitose Hajime
*"We're All Made of Stars" - Moby
*"What About Us?" - Brandy
*"Whenever, Wherever" - Shakira
*"Where's Your Head At?" - Basement Jaxx
*"Wherever You Will Go" - The Calling
*"Without Me" - Eminem
*"You Know You're Right" - Nirvana
*"Youth of the Nation" - P.O.D.
*"The Zephyr Song" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

"See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 2002 (USA)"

Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US

#"The Eminem Show" - Eminem
#"Nellyville" - Nelly
#"Let Go" - Avril Lavigne
#"A New Day Has Come" - Celine Dion
#"Ashanti" - Ashanti
#"8701" - Usher
#"Home" - Dixie Chicks
#"M!ssundaztood" - Pink
#"Hybrid Theory" - Linkin Park
#"Full Moon" - Brandy

Classical music

*Kalevi Aho - Flute Concerto
*Leonardo Balada - Passacaglia for Orchestra
*Derek Bourgeois - Symphony No. 9
*George Crumb - "Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik (A Little Midnight Music)" for piano
*Peter Maxwell Davies - Naxos Quartet No. 1
*Philip Glass - "Concerto for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra"
*Patrick Hawes - "Blue in Blue"
*Josef Peter Heinzer - Piano Trio No. 4 (revision) ( [http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Heinzer_JP/wv_gattung.html] )
*Tolga Kashif - "Queen Symphony"
*John Kinsella - Cello Concerto
*Theo Loevendie - Clarinet Concerto
*Curtis Schweitzer - "Fanfare Americana"


*Friedrich Cerha - "Der Riese vom Steinfeld"
*Steve Reich - "Three Tales"
*Mark-Anthony Turnage - "The Silver Tassie"
*Michel van der Aa - "One"

Musical theater

*"Bombay Dreams" London production
*"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" London production
*"Hairspray" Broadway production
*"Movin' Out" Broadway production
*"" Broadway production opened on March 14 at the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 109 performances and 18 previews.
*"Taboo" London production opened January 29
*"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Broadway production

Musical films

*"Chicago" starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere
*"Green Lights"
*"Return to Never Land" animated feature
*"Unconditional Love"


*January 7 - Jon Lee (33), Feeder drummer, suicide.
*January 2 - Zac Foley (33), bassist of EMF band
*January 20 - Ivan Karabyts (57), Ukrainian conductor and composer
*January 21 - Peggy Lee (81), Jazz performer, most famous for song "Fever" ("You give me fever...")
*January 22 - Peter Bardens, (56), Keyboardist of Camel
*January 22 - Sheldon Allman, (77)
*February 1 - Hildegard Knef (76), actress, singer, writer
*February 13 - Waylon Jennings (64) - country musician
*February 14 - Günter Wand (90), conductor
*February 24 - Leo Ornstein (108), composer
*February 27 - Dudley Moore (66), English composer, pianist and actor
*March 1 - Doreen Waddell, singer who had worked with Soul II Soul and The KLF
*March 4 - Mark Vann (39), member of Leftover Salmon, melanoma
*March 23 - Eileen Farrell (82), operatic soprano
*March 24 - Dorothy DeLay (84), Juilliard School violin teacher of Itzhak Perlman and Midori
*March 26 - Randy Castillo (51), drummer for Ozzy Osbourne & Mötley Crüe
*April 5 - Layne Staley (34), member of Alice in Chains, overdose from speedball
*April 25 - Lisa Lopes (30), member of TLC, automobile accident
*April 27 - Hillous Butrum (74), country musician
*May 3 - Evgeny Svetlanov (73), composer and conductor
*May 7 - Xavier Montsalvatge, composer
*May 9 - Leon Stein (91), composer, conductor and musicologist (born September 18, 1910)
*June 5 - Dee Dee Ramone (49), The Ramones
*June 6 - Robbin Crosby (25), Co-lead Guitarist Ratt
*June 13 - Ralph Shapey (81), American composer and conductor
*June 15 - Big Mello (33), rapper
*June 27 - John Entwistle (57), bassist for The Who
*June 29 - Rosemary Clooney (74), US singer and actress
*July 2 - Ray Brown (75), jazz bassist
*July 2 - Earle Brown (75), composer
*August 2 - Joe Allison (77), songwriter
*August 9 - Bertold Hummel (76), German composer
*August 14 - Dave Williams (30), vocalist of Drowning Pool
*August 31 - Lionel Hampton (94), vibraphone virtuoso
*September 20 - Joan Littlewood (87), impresario
*September 29 - Mickey Newbury (62), singer, songwriter
*October 24 - Adolph Green (87), lyricist
*October 25 - Richard Harris (72), singer
*October 30 - Jam Master Jay (37), member of Run-D.M.C.
*November 3 - Lonnie Donegan (71), skiffle musician
*November 21 - Hadda Brooks (86), U.S. jazz singer, pianist and composer, 86
*December 9 - Mary Hansen (36), member of Stereolab
*December 22 - Joe Strummer (50), singer and guitarist of The Clash
*December 25 - Michael Bennett (12), singer and guitarist of The Quarintine


*The following artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Isaac Hayes, Brenda Lee, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Gene Pitney, Ramones and the Talking Heads
*Inductees of the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame include Pat Boone, and Amy Grant

ARIA Music Awards

*ARIA Music Awards of 2002

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 2002

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 2002

Mercury Music Prize

*"A Little Deeper" - Ms. Dynamite wins.


Triple J Hottest 100

*Triple J Hottest 100, 2002

ee also

* 2002 in music (UK)


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