1998 in music

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  • March 3Madonna releases her seventh studio album Ray of Light. The album eventually sells over 16 million copies worldwide. The album received near universal acclaim upon release. Her collaborations with producer William Orbit, as well as her conversion to Kabbalah resulted in a completely new and unique lyric and musical approach for Madonna, which gains her four Grammy Awards out of a total of six nominations, as well as many other prestigious awards.
  • March 10 – The South Korean-made MPMan, the first mass-produced digital audio player, is launched at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany.[9]
  • March 13The Smashing Pumpkins file a US$1 million lawsuit against UK-based Sound And Media Ltd, alleging that the company has released a book and CD about the band without permission.[10]
  • March 17Van Halen III is released. It is the first and only Van Halen album to feature Gary Cherone on vocals.
  • March 24NSYNC releases their debut album NSYNC.
  • March 26Chuck Negron files a lawsuit against his fellow Three Dog Night bandmates alleging that they broke a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.[citation needed]




  • June 1Scott Weiland's public problems with drugs continue when he is arrested in New York after buying heroin.





  • October 5MuchMoreMusic is launched in Canada.
  • October 6Kurupt's debut studio album, Kuruption!, is released by Antra Records. It peaks at #8 on the Billboard 200 on October 24, 1998.
  • October 8 – The Recording Industry Association of America files in court against Diamond Multimedia in an attempt to block the release of the new Rio PMP300, arguing that the MP3 digital audio player is a music piracy device. The RIAA's application is denied on October 26, clearing the way for the PMP300 to become the first commercially successful MP3 player.
  • October 19"Believe", the first single of Cher's twenty-second studio album of the same name is released, becoming a smash hit. After seven consecutive weeks atop the UK official singles chart, it becomes the UK’s bestselling single of the year, and also the bestselling single by a female artist in UK history. On March 13, 1999, Believe becomes Cher's 5th number-one single in the US, spending four consecutive weeks at #1 and becoming the bestselling single of that year.
  • October 22 – Cher releases her twenty-second studio album Believe, which becomes the most successful of her career: It peaks at number one in seven countries, #4 in the US, and #7 in the UK. The album goes on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide and is certified platinum in at least sixteen countries, becoming one of the bestselling albums of all time.
  • October 27 – The Copyright Term Extension Act is signed into law, giving the entertainment industry 20 more years of exclusive rights to all works created since 1923.



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Date Album Artist Notes
5 Aquarius Boards of Canada EP
Synergy Cosmosis -
6 Great Expectations Various Artists Soundtrack
13 100 Year Thing Chris Stills Debut
All Fall Down Against All Authority -
Backbone Backbone Featuring Bill Kreutzmann
Challenge for a Civilized Society Unwound -
Money, Power & Respect The Lox -
Musings of a Creek Dipper Victoria Williams -
Naked Baby Photos Ben Folds Five Compilation
Preemptive Strike DJ Shadow Singles compilation
The Troubleshooters Funkdoobiest -
What a Woman Knows Kris Tyler -
Yodel the Cowboy Way Riders in the Sky -
15 Vain Glory Opera Edguy Germany
16 Moon Safari Air France
19 The Blue Cafe Chris Rea -
20 Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby Mark Eitzel -
Dok Oval -
Loaded Deck Ace Frehley Compilation
My Secret Passion: The Arias Michael Bolton -
Springtime Freakwater -
Viva la Ska Revolution Bad Manners Compilation
23 Ce que je sais Johnny Hallyday -
26 Time Machines Coil -
Dig My Mood Nick Lowe -
27 American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine The Donnas -
Do or Die Dropkick Murphys -
Downward Is Heavenward Hum -
Got No Shadow Mary Lou Lord -
Saturnz Return Goldie -
Skull Orchard Jon Langford -
Wide Open Spaces The Chicks -
29 Crystal Ball Prince Box set
? Are You Shpongled? Shpongle -
2 If Only For The Hatchery Wingtip Sloat -
Mark Hollis Mark Hollis -
3 Blues Brothers 2000 Various Artists Soundtrack
Ready for the World INOJ -
Strange Angels Kristin Hersh -
Yield Pearl Jam -
9 Conforming to Abnormality Cephalic Carnage -
10 Facing the Animal Yngwie Malmsteen -
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Neutral Milk Hotel US
Let It Come Down James Iha -
Once Sent from the Golden Hall Amon Amarth Debut
One Night J.C. Jones -
Ray Lynch: Best Of, Volume One Ray Lynch Compilation
Tank Top City Sugarsmack -
Terraform Shellac -
Vuelve Ricky Martin -
16 Come Clean Curve -
17 Attack of The Planet Smashers The Planet Smashers -
The Big Knockover No Fun at All US
Charge It 2 da Game Silkk the Shocker -
Deconstructing Beck Anonymous Released on Illegal Art
Destiny's Child Destiny's Child US
In the World: From Natchez to New York Olu Dara -
Little Plastic Castle Ani DiFranco -
Str8 Outta Northcote Blood Duster -
18 Success The Posies -
24 Ain't It the Truth Daryle Singletary -
Americana Deluxe Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -
The Big Lebowski Various Artists Soundtrack
Dose Gov't Mule -
For a Lifetime Jonathan Cain -
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh Morbid Angel -
Headfirst Into Everything Mystery Machine -
Heavy Mental Killah Priest Debut
Inferno – Last in Live Dio Live
Legends Above the Law -
Let Them Eat Pussy Nashville Pussy Debut
Moonflower Lane Ty Tabor -
My Homies Scarface -
Stoners Reeking Havoc Kottonmouth Kings EP
Stratosphere Duster
SYR3: Invito Al Ĉielo Sonic Youth EP
This Strange Place Wolfstone -
Til My Casket Drops C-Bo -
Train Train -
Union Union -
25 Bustin' + Dronin' Blur Remix & Live Album
Heart L'Arc-en-Ciel -
2 Pandemonic Incantations Behemoth -
3 Ray of Light Madonna -
Crystal Planet Joe Satriani -
Elmopalooza! Various Artists Soundtrack
9 Pilgrim Eric Clapton -
117° Izzy Stradlin -
Return to the Last Chance Saloon The Bluetones -
Tin Planet Space -
10 19th Street LBC Compilation Various Artists Compilation
All the Pain Money Can Buy Fastball -
Becoming Remixed Sneaker Pimps Remix
The Chinese Album Spacehog -
The Collection Bad Manners Compilation
Contact from the Underworld of Redboy Robbie Robertson -
Jimmy Ray Jimmy Ray -
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment -
Living Space John Coltrane -
Pure Frosting The Presidents of the United States of America Compilation
Snake Bite Love Motörhead -
The Surveillance Trans Am -
TNT Tortoise -
Voyeurs 2wo -
13 A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T The Hives EP
16 Big Calm Morcheeba -
Néapolis Simple Minds -
Kansas Jennifer Knapp Debut
17 Hazleton Fuel EP
Life or Death C-Murder -
The Players Club: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back Daz Dillinger -
Van Halen III Van Halen -
23 Virtual XI Iron Maiden -
Twilight in Olympus Symphony X -
A Rose Is Still a Rose Aretha Franklin -
XIII Rage -
24 Colma Buckethead -
The Devil You Know Econoline Crush US
Feeling Strangely Fine Semisonic -
Greatest Hits Live Journey Live
Guilty 'til Proved Innocent! The Specials -
Happy? Jann Arden US; released in Canada in '97
Head Trip in Every Key Superdrag -
Keasbey Nights Catch 22 -
Media The Faint -
The Pillage Cappadonna -
Space Heater Reverend Horton Heat -
Winterland Emma Townhend -
30 This Is Hardcore Pulp -
31 Boggy Depot Jerry Cantrell LP
In the Line of Fire Hussein Fatal -
Let's Ride Montell Jordan -
Moment of Truth Gang Starr -
The Ponzi Scheme Firewater -
Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran Duran Duran Remix
Sunburn Fuel -
12 Bar Blues Scott Weiland -
Wishpool Brother Cane -
City of Angels Various Artists Soundtrack


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Three Out Change Supercar Debut
6 Now That's What I Call Music! 39 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
7 At Rope's End New Bomb Turks -
Battle Hymns The Suicide Machines -
Boggy Depot Jerry Cantrell LP
Crossroads and Illusions Strung Out EP
Darkest Days Stabbing Westward -
Elemental The Fixx -
Fundamental Bonnie Raitt -
Headz or Tailz Do or Die -
I Got the Hook Up Various Artists Soundtrack
King Biscuit Flower Hour: Bachman–Turner Overdrive Bachman–Turner Overdrive Live
Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil EP
Radiance Athenaeum -
Still Standing Goodie Mob -
Thrills Andrew Bird -
The Wake of Magellan Savatage -
www.pitchshifter.com Pitchshifter -
13 Bring It On Gomez -
Mo' Money, Mo' 40z Mest -
14 Breath from Another Esthero Canada
Double Barrel Country: The Legends of Country Music Vince Gill Compilation
The Elephant Riders Clutch -
When Forever Comes Crashing Converge -
20 Walking Into Clarksdale Jimmy Page and Robert Plant -
Mezzanine Massive Attack -
Music Has the Right to Children Boards of Canada Europe
21 Light Fuse, Get Away Widespread Panic Live
Bulworth Various Artists -
Dead Obituary Live
Faith Faith Hill -
Featuring "Birds" Quasi -
Gallery of Suicide Cannibal Corpse -
He Got Game Public Enemy Soundtrack
Hey You, I Love Your Soul Skillet -
Mýa Mýa -
Perfect Night: Live in London Lou Reed Live
Soulfly Soulfly -
Stigmata Arch Enemy -
You and You Alone Randy Travis -
27 Discouraged Ones Katatonia -
Greed Pulkas Debut
Nightfall in Middle-Earth Blind Guardian -
Vobiscum Satanas Dark Funeral -
28 Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka Nile -
Before These Crowded Streets Dave Matthews Band -
Ça Va Slapp Happy -
Capital Punishment Big Pun -
End Hits Fugazi -
Eve 6 Eve 6 Debut
Hurqalya Secret Chiefs 3 -
Live the Life Michael W. Smith -
Navy Blues Sloan Canada
The Trouble with Angels Juice Newton -
Visual Audio Sensory Theater VAST -
? Better Than Raw Helloween -
4 Cruelty and the Beast Cradle of Filth -
From the Choirgirl Hotel Tori Amos -
Mass Nerder ALL -
Push the Button Money Mark -
A Series of Sneaks Spoon -
Sittin' on Top of the World LeAnn Rimes -
Vovin Therion -
5 Leave a Mark John Michael Montgomery -
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One Various Artists Compilation
No Substance Bad Religion -
The Speed of the Old Long Bow John Hartford -
There's One in Every Family Fiend -
Twisted by Design Strung Out -
11 Muse Muse Debut/EP
The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Compilation
12 3 Car Garage Hanson Compilation
5 Lenny Kravitz -
The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance Michael Franks Compilation
Candy from a Stranger Soul Asylum -
The Closer I Get Hayden -
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot DMX Debut
A Thousand Leaves Sonic Youth -
Traces of My Lipstick Xscape -
Version 2.0 Garbage -
15 Shrink The Notwist -
18 Photograph Smile Julian Lennon -
Chapter I: A New Beginning The Moffatts Canada
Consumed Plastikman -
Dile al sol La Oreja de Van Gogh Debut
Knights of the Cross Grave Digger -
19 Always Never the Same Kansas -
Bach to the Future Safri Duo -
The Black Light Calexico -
Godzilla: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Greatest Hits DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Compilation
How I Feel Terri Clark -
Into the Sun Sean Lennon Debut
Ophelia Natalie Merchant -
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright -
Smokefest Underground Snoop Doggy Dogg -
The Jazz Singers Various Artists Compilation
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest Zao -
20 B'z The Best "Pleasure" B'z Compilation
B'z The Best "Treasure" B'z Compilation
Steelbath Suicide Soilwork -
21 Take Off and Landing Yoshinori Sunahara -
25 Angels with Dirty Faces Tricky -
Safety Coldplay EP
Super æ Boredoms -
Where We Belong Boyzone -
26 Don't Sweat the Technics Kid 606 -
Navy Blues Sloan US
Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Jeff Buckley -
Snow on the Sahara Anggun International debut album
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation The B-52's Compilation +2 new tracks
30 Leitmotif dredg -
? Abandon Deep Purple -
1 Blodhemn Enslaved -
Jurassic 5 Jurassic 5 -
Let It Ride Shed Seven -
Permutation Amon Tobin -
2 Adore The Smashing Pumpkins -
BBC Sessions The Jimi Hendrix Experience Compilation
www.tism.wanker.com TISM -
Cold Cold -
Freak*on*ica Girls Against Boys -
gloria! Gloria Estefan -
If You See Her Brooks & Dunn -
MP Da Last Don Master P -
Munki The Jesus and Mary Chain -
Rant And Roar Great Big Sea Compilation
RFTC Rocket from the Crypt -
Shut 'Em Down Onyx -
The X-Files: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
8 F♯ A♯ ∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! CD Edition
The Good Will Out Embrace UK
Peloton The Delgados UK
Undo the Wicked Diecast Debut
9 The Devil's Bris Voltaire -
Diabolus in Musica Slayer -
DLR Band David Lee Roth -
Left of Cool Béla Fleck and the Flecktones -
A Long Way Home Dwight Yoakam -
Look My Way Madball -
My Secret Life Sonia Dada -
Never Say Never Brandy -
Payton's Place Nicholas Payton -
Perversion Gravity Kills -
Premonition John Fogerty Live
15 Try Whistling This Neil Finn Solo debut
16 Aaron Carter Aaron Carter US; released in Europe Dec. '97
Vertical Man Ringo Starr US; released in UK 3 August
Imagination Brian Wilson -
Look What You Did to Me Z-Ro -
The Philosopher's Stone Van Morrison Compilation
Order in the Court Queen Latifah -
Dr. Dolittle: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Ozomatli Ozomatli Debut
Powertrip Monster Magnet -
Silent Reign of Heroes Molly Hatchet -
Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo MxPx -
Under the Radar Little Feat -
22 Alternative 4 Anathema -
Bootlegged in Japan Napalm Death Live
5ive Five UK
Genesis Archive 1967-75 Genesis Box Set
23 CPR CPR -
The Dirty Boogie The Brian Setzer Orchestra -
The Haunted The Haunted -
Hitler Bad, Vandals Good The Vandals -
Mermaid Avenue Billy Bragg and Wilco -
Midwestern Songs of the Americas Dillinger Four -
Occupational Hazard Unsane -
Soul of a Woman Kelly Price Debut
Stand by Your Van Sublime Live
Time Lionel Richie -
We Ran Linda Ronstadt -
Waved Out Robert Pollard -
24 Mother Father Brother Sister Misia Debut
30 As Tradition Dies Slowly Morning Again -
Aquamosh Plastilina Mosh -
Behind the Front Black Eyed Peas -
The Best Of James Compilation
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams -
Carry On Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -
Comin' Atcha! Cleopatra -
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra Yngwie Malmsteen -
808:88:98 808 State Compilation
El Niño Def Squad -
Embrya Maxwell -
Life Won't Wait Rancid -
Live & Rare Rage Against the Machine Live
Live at the Jazz Cafe D'Angelo Live
Miles from Our Home Cowboy Junkies -
Newpower Soul The New Power Generation -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 Various Artists Compilation
Ruthless for Life MC Ren -
Something's Gotta Give Agnostic Front -
Static Bleach -
Step Up to the Microphone Newsboys Major label debut
System of a Down System of a Down Debut


Date Album Artist Notes
6 Champagne Miss Kittin & The Hacker EP
Breaking God's Heart Hefner Debut[24]
Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil -
7 Burn Out Slick Shoes -
Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus Bauhaus Compilation
Destroy What Destroys You Against All Authority -
Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb Tripping Daisy -
Panique celtique Manau -
Something Wicked This Way Comes Iced Earth -
Soul's Core Shawn Mullins -
Stunt Barenaked Ladies -
Visions of Europe Stratovarius Live
8 Impossible Remixes Kylie Minogue Remix; Australia only
13 The Fists of Time As Friends Rust EP
Two Pages 4hero -
14 Across a Wire: Live in New York City Counting Crows Live
Black Music Chocolate Genius -
The Band Geek Mafia Voodoo Glow Skulls -
Blue Planet Donna Lewis -
The Boy Is Mine Monica -
Destiny Stratovarius -
5ive Five US
Flowers Ace of Base -
Great Big Western Howdy! Riders in the Sky -
Hello Nasty Beastie Boys -
N.O.R.E. Noreaga -
Orange Ave. Seven Mary Three -
Phantom Power The Tragically Hip -
Pixies at the BBC Pixies Live
Silver Session for Jason Knuth Sonic Youth EP
Where Your Road Leads Trisha Yearwood -
20 Good Morning Spider Sparklehorse UK
Desireless Eagle-Eye Cherry UK
21 Ask Anybody Swirl 360 -
Come 2 My House Chaka Khan -
Anti-Theft Device Mix Master Mike -
The Swarm Wu-Tang Killa Bees -
Confessions of Fire Cam'ron -
G-Funk Classics, Vols. 1 & 2 Nate Dogg -
Happy Pills Candlebox -
The Jesus Record Rich Mullins and A Ragamuffin Band -
Life in 1472 Jermaine Dupri -
Picnic Of Love Anal Cunt -
Scraps at Midnight Mark Lanegan -
Slide Lisa Germano -
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real Anthrax -
23 3.2.1. Zilch Debut
Shine Luna Sea -
27 Killing on Adrenaline Dying Fetus -
28 Forever with You Phyllis Hyman -
Introducing the Minutemen Minutemen Compilation
Obsolete Fear Factory -
This Time it's Love Kurt Elling -
29 Pure Soul Glay -
3 Mixes Kylie Minogue Remix; UK only
Now That's What I Call Music! 40 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
4 Blender The Murmurs -
Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told Snoop Dogg -
For the Masses Various Artists Depeche Mode tribute
Godless Savage Garden Dimmu Borgir Compilation
Perennial Favorites Squirrel Nut Zippers -
Siége Perilous Kamelot -
5 Dragon Loudness -
10 The Sky Is Too High Graham Coxon -
11 And You Think You Know What Life's About Dishwalla -
Duck and Cover Mad Caddies -
The Element of Surprise E-40 -
Endless Harmony Soundtrack The Beach Boys Compilation
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Jennifer Paige Jennifer Paige -
The Key Vince Gill -
Massive Grooves from the Electric Church of Psychofunkadelic Grungelism Rock Music Poundhound -
Re-wind Front Line Assembly Remix
Rhinoplasty Primus EP
Royal Highness Kottonmouth Kings -
Severe Tire Damage They Might Be Giants Live
Spyboy Emmylou Harris Live
whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair -
18 Aégis Theatre of Tragedy -
Candyass Orgy -
Devil Without a Cause Kid Rock -
Follow The Leader Korn -
In/Casino/Out At the Drive-In -
My Arms, Your Hearse Opeth -
Phoenix Rising The Temptations -
Postcards from Heaven Lighthouse Family US
Something About Airplanes Death Cab for Cutie -
Quick Buju Banton -
24 Boogaloo Nazareth UK
25 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz Xzibit -
Back to Titanic James Horner Soundtrack
Bed Juliana Hatfield -
Brazil Men at Work Live
Godsmack Godsmack Major Label Debut
Gentleman's Blues Cracker -
Hellbilly Deluxe Rob Zombie -
Holding This Moment Bane Compilation
How Does Your Garden Grow? Better Than Ezra -
K.K.K.K.K. Kahimi Karie -
The Last Dog and Pony Show Bob Mould -
Make It Hot Nicole Wray -
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill Solo Debut
Mo'hogany Monifah -
Slow Down Keb' Mo' -
The Three Pyramids Club Suggs -
Use Your Illusion Guns N' Roses Compilation
Villa Elaine Remy Zero US
Welcome To... Happyland Happyland -
XO Elliott Smith -
27 Gorky 5 Gorky's Zygotic Mynci -
31 Beats & Lyrics, Vol. 2 Various Artists -
Songs for Polarbears Snow Patrol UK
Fin de Siècle The Divine Comedy -
Black Star Black Star -
Cruel Summer Ace of Base US
Don Cartagena Fat Joe -
I Sing the Body Electro Kurtis Mantronik -
The Imperial Flipmode Squad -
Kuruption! Kurupt -
Precious Falling Quickspace -
Swingin' Stampede Hot Club of Cowtown -
Teatro Willie Nelson -
Tubular Bells III Mike Oldfield -
? I Am Not a Doctor Moloko -
Greatest Hits Volume II Nazareth Compilation
1 Pack Up the Cats Local H -
7 One Night Only Bee Gees Live
Six Mansun UK
The Boy with the Arab Strap Belle & Sebastian -
Horkstow Grange Steeleye Span -
Internationalist Powderfinger -
8 S'il suffisait d'aimer Celine Dion Canada
Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection Vince Gill Christmas
Can-I-Bus Canibus -
Celebrity Skin Hole -
Good Humor Saint Etienne -
Hologram of Baal The Church -
How It Feels To Be Something On Sunny Day Real Estate -
In an Expression of the Inexpressible Blonde Redhead -
These Wicked Streets Skull Duggery -
Tin Cans & Car Tires Moe -
Whitey Ford Sings the Blues Everlast -
Who Got the Gravy? Digital Underground -
9 Frank Black and the Catholics Frank Black and the Catholics -
Who Dares Wins Bolt Thrower Compilation
14 This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Manic Street Preachers -
The Chemical Wedding Bruce Dickinson UK
Mystery Disc Frank Zappa Compilation
Step One Steps -
15 Bathhouse Betty Bette Midler -
The Christmas Attic Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas
Jubilation The Band -
Mechanical Animals Marilyn Manson -
Musical Chairs Hootie & the Blowfish -
Rush Hour soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Sound of Perseverance Death -
Wasted L.A. Guns EP
What Is Not to Love Imperial Teen -
18 Luxury Fantastic Plastic Machine -
21 Electro-Shock Blues Eels UK
Radiation Marillion -
Forbidden Dreams: Encore Collection, Vol. 2 Yanni Compilation
Nightwork Diabolical Masquerade -
Riddim Warfare DJ Spooky -
22 Alabama Song Allison Moorer -
Brothers Gonna Work It Out The Chemical Brothers Compilation
Cosas del Amor Enrique Iglesias -
Dizzy Up The Girl Goo Goo Dolls -
Inquisition Symphony Apocalyptica -
Moon Pix Cat Power -
The Proximity Effect Nada Surf -
Psycho Circus Kiss -
Rasassination Ras Kass -
Sewn Mouth Secrets Soilent Green -
Speak of the Devil Chris Isaak -
Step Inside This House Lyle Lovett -
Still in the Game Keith Sweat -
Strictly Diesel Spineshank -
Supernatural dc Talk -
Tip Finger Eleven Re-issue
Tomorrow Hit Today Mudhoney -
Ultimate Christmas The Beach Boys Christmas
www.thug.com Trick Daddy -
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age -
23 Arches and Aisles The Spinanes -
28 Legacy of Kings Hammerfall -
The Singles 86>98 Depeche Mode Compilation
Sunday 8PM Faithless -
29 '98 Live Meltdown Judas Priest Live
Aquemini OutKast -
Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad P.M. Dawn -
Deserter's Songs Mercury Rev -
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira -
El Oso Soul Coughing -
Enquiring Minds Gangsta Boo -
A Fire Inside EP AFI EP
Fool's Parade Peter Wolf -
Foundation Brand Nubian -
The Globe Sessions Sheryl Crow -
Is This Desire? PJ Harvey -
The Love Movement A Tribe Called Quest -
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Black Star -
Painted from Memory Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach -
Psyence Fiction Unkle -
Smitten Buffalo Tom -
Taming the Tiger Joni Mitchell -
Tony Bennett: The Playground Tony Bennett -
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Jay-Z -
Sonic Origami Uriah Heep -


Date Album Artist Notes
5 Hits Phil Collins Compilation +1 new track
Northern Sulphuric Soul Rae & Christian -
Nu-Clear Sounds Ash -
Symphony of Enchanted Lands Rhapsody -
6 Against Sepultura -
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 Bob Dylan Live
Christmas Caravan Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas
Clandestino Manu Chao -
IV Cypress Hill -
Guilty 'til Proven Innocent Prime Suspects -
Heaven'z Movie Bizzy Bone -
Hello Rockview Less Than Jake -
Hope & Wait My Friend Steve -
John Mellencamp John Mellencamp -
Prolonging the Magic Cake -
The Recipe Mack 10 -
Transcendental Highway Colin Hay -
Waste of Mind Zebrahead -
12 Without You I'm Nothing Placebo -
30: Very Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple Compilation
B*Witched B*Witched UK
Blind in Paradise Takara -
Labour of Love III UB40 Covers
13 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Bob Dylan -
Christmastime Michael W. Smith Christmas
Civil War Fantasy Altamont -
It's a Beautiful Thing Keith Murray -
December Kenny Loggins Christmas
Goddamnit Alkaline Trio -
Magnum Force Heltah Skeltah -
No More Looking over My Shoulder Travis Tritt -
Slam: The Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Spirit Trail Bruce Hornsby -
Weird Tales Golden Smog -
19 Reunion Black Sabbath Live+ 2 new tracks
You've Come a Long Way, Baby Fatboy Slim -
Out in the Fields – The Very Best of Gary Moore Gary Moore Compilation
Honey to the B Billie -
Hope Is Important Idlewild -
VH1 Storytellers Ringo Starr Live
Gran Turismo The Cardigans -
20 98° and Rising 98° -
Aluminum Tunes Stereolab Compilation
American Water Silver Jews -
Everything's Gonna Be Alright Deana Carter -
Hard to Swallow Vanilla Ice -
Good Side, Bad Side Crucial Conflict -
I'm So Confused Jonathan Richman -
In My Life George Martin -
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas Kansas Live
A Little South of Sanity Aerosmith Live
Live from the Middle East The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too New Radicals -
Now That's What I Call Music! (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Starters Alternators The Ex -
Tape Head King's X -
Wander This World Jonny Lang -
Why Do They Rock So Hard? Reel Big Fish -
22 Under the Running Board The Dillinger Escape Plan EP
26 I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams -
Believe Cher UK
Words from the Exit Wound Napalm Death -
Modernism: A New Decade The Style Council Recorded in 1989
27 Ghetto Superstar Pras -
Up R.E.M. -
Greatest Hits Mötley Crüe Compilation
1965 The Afghan Whigs -
Enter the Dru Dru Hill -
Fairy Tales Divine -
Holiday Songs and Lullabies Shawn Colvin -
Keep the Faith Faith Evans -
Kima, Keisha, and Pam Total -
Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life Cyndi Lauper Christmas
No Place That Far Sara Evans -
On a Day Like Today Bryan Adams -
Once in a LIVEtime Dream Theater Live
The Shape of Punk to Come Refused -
The Story of the Ghost Phish -
Walking Distance Robert Earl Keen -
30 These Are Special Times Celine Dion Christmas
2 The Best of 1980–1990 U2 Compilation
The Masterplan Oasis B-Sides Compilation
No Security The Rolling Stones Live
John Lennon Anthology John Lennon Box Set
The Very Best of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Compilation
Roseland NYC Live Portishead Live
Letting Off the Happiness Bright Eyes -
Hot Show Prozzäk -
3 400 Degreez Juvenile -
BBC Sessions The Specials Compilation
Greatest Duran Duran Compilation
It's Hard to Find a Friend Pedro the Lion -
Live 311 Live
Live from Albertane Hanson Live
Milkman Phranc -
Mutations Beck -
Rafi's Revenge Asian Dub Foundation -
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette -
9 Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael George Michael Compilation
Eden Sarah Brightman -
How to Measure a Planet? The Gathering -
Voice of an Angel Charlotte Church -
10 Awesome God: A Tribute to Rich Mullins Various Artists Rich Mullins Tribute
Believe Cher US
Different Stages Rush Live
Chaosphere Meshuggah -
Hits Spice 1 Compilation
Home for Christmas NSYNC Christmas
Let It Happen MxPx Compilation
Look Forward to Failure The Ataris EP
Manilow Sings Sinatra Barry Manilow Covers album
Mercenary Bolt Thrower -
The Nerve Agents The Nerve Agents EP
R. R. Kelly 2x CD
Rhythm-al-ism DJ Quik -
The Salesman and Bernadette Vic Chestnutt -
Steal This Album The Coup -
Tie One On The Bouncing Souls Live EP
Tracks Bruce Springsteen Box Set
11 The Sound of '70s Yoshinori Sunahara -
13 Byzantium Deep Blue Something -
16 Human Being Seal -
Ludwig's Law Moebius Plank Thompson -
Resurrection E-17 -
The Winter Album NSYNC Christmas
17 100% Colombian Fun Lovin' Criminals -
Americana The Offspring -
Double Live Garth Brooks 2x CD; Live
Da Good da Bad & da Ugly Geto Boys -
My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston -
#1's Mariah Carey Compilation +4 new songs
The Prince of Egypt: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Six the Hard Way Suicidal Tendencies EP
Spirit Jewel -
Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends Sublime -
Tical 2000: Judgement Day Method Man -
War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) Ice Cube -
18 Believe Savatage Compilation
20 The Question The Slackers -
21 Ja, Zoo hide with Spread Beaver -
23 Now That's What I Call Music! 41 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
24 Bobby Digital in Stereo RZA Solo debut
Chef Aid: The South Park Album Various Artists Soundtrack
The Collection Volume One Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Compilation
Doc's da Name 2000 Redman -
El Chupacabra Soil EP
Garage Inc. Metallica Covers album
Greatest Hits 2Pac 2xCD; Compilation + unreleased tracks
Let's Talk About Feelings Lagwagon -
Live on Two Legs Pearl Jam Live
Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment Timbaland -
Who Cares a Lot? Faith No More Compilation
27 Hey! Album Marvelous 3 -
30 Intimate and Live Kylie Minogue Live
3 As Friends Rust / Discount As Friends Rust / Discount EP
7 Oceanborn Nightwish -
15 E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front Busta Rhymes -
Ghetto Fabulous Mystikal -
The Professional DJ Clue -
18 The Legend of Zelda The Ocarina of Time Original Soundtrack Koji Kondo -
22 Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood DMX -
27 Truth Talisman -
29 The Remix Album All Saints Remix
Evanescence Evanescence Debut/EP

Release date unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following singles achieved the highest aggregated chart positions in 1998, according to TsorT.[25]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1997 Canada UK 1 – Feb 1998; US BB 1 of 1998; Netherlands 1 – Jan 1998; Sweden 1 – Feb 1998; Austria 1 – Feb 1998; Switzerland 1 – Jan 1998; Norway 1 – Feb 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1998; Republic of Ireland 1 – Feb 1998; Australia 1 for 4 weeks Apr 1998; Oscar in 1997; Grammy in 1998; Poland 2 – Jan 1998; Australia 3 of 1998; Italy 4 of 1998; Germany 7 of the 1990s; Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1997; POP 9 of 1998; Europe 14 of the 1990s; AFI 14; US BB 24 of 1998; Party 48 of 1999; Scrobulate 67 of soundtrack; OzNet 162; RIAA 246; Acclaimed 1784
2 Cher Believe 1998 United States UK 1 – Oct 1998; US BB 1 of 1999; Netherlands 1 – Nov 1998; Sweden 1 – Nov 1998; Switzerland 1 – Nov 1998; Norway 1 – Jan 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1999; Republic of Ireland 1 – Nov 1998; New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Jan 1999; Australia 1 for 5 weeks May 1999; Austria 2 – Nov 1998; Poland 2 – Nov 1998; Italy 2 of 1999; Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1998; US BB 8 of 1999; POP 8 of 1999; Scrobulate 10 of gay; Australia 14 of 1999; Germany 31 of the 1990s; Europe 72 of the 1990s; OzNet 252; Acclaimed 1839
3 Aerosmith I Don't Want to Miss a Thing 1998 United States US BB 1 of 1998; Sweden 1 – Aug 1998; Austria 1 – Aug 1998; Switzerland 1 – Aug 1998; Norway 1 – Aug 1998; Italy 1 of 1998; Germany 1 – Jul 1998; Republic of Ireland 1 – Oct 1998; Australia 1 for 9 weeks Jan 1999; POP 1 of 1998; US BB 2 of 1998; Australia 2 of 1998; Netherlands 3 – Aug 1998; UK 4 – Sep 1998; Poland 4 – Jul 1998; Scrobulate 26 of soundtrack; Party 52 of 2007; Germany 71 of the 1990s; Europe 80 of the 1990s; RYM 100 of 1998; OzNet 974
4 Run-DMC & Jason Nevins It's Like That 1998 United States UK 1 – Mar 1998; Netherlands 1 – Dec 1997; Switzerland 1 – Dec 1997; Norway 1 – Feb 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1998; Republic of Ireland 1 – Mar 1998; New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks May 1998; Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1998; Austria 2 – Jan 1998; Australia 4 of 1998; Sweden 6 – Jan 1998; RYM 29 of 1983; Italy 31 of 1997; Poland 33 – Feb 1998; Germany 34 of the 1990s; Acclaimed 1050
5 Shania Twain You're Still The One 1998 Canada US Country 1 – May 2; 1998; US Country Sales 1 – May 1998; US Adult 1- May 1998; Australia 1- May 10; 1998; Canada 1- March 1998; Philippines 1 – April 1998; US BB 2 – May 23; 1998; Canada RPM 2 – March 1998; US Dance 3- May 1998; US BB Top 40 3 – June 1998; Taiwan 4 – May 1998; US Adult Top 40 6- April 1998; Japan 16 – May 1998; Dutch 10 – May 1998; Belgium 16 – June 1998; The Biggest Hit in Country Music in 1998 winning Best selling Country Single; Song of the Year; Music Video of the Year; Single of the Year in all Country Music awards; and 2 Grammy Award for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance in 1998.

Top 40 Chart hit singles[edit]

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) US UK Highest chart position Other Chart Performance(s)
"3AM" Matchbox Twenty January 1998 3 64 1 (Canada) See chart performance entry

Other Chart hit singles[edit]

Notable singles[edit]

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) Other Chart Performance(s)
"Ava Adore" The Smashing Pumpkins May 1998 See chart performance entry

Other Notable singles[edit]

Classical music[edit]



Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]




ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Brit Awards[edit]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

Juno Awards[edit]

Mercury Music Prize[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]


Triple J Hottest 100[edit]

See also[edit]


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