The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with North America and do not represent a . worldwide view of the subject (May 2014)
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2001.
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Specific genres [ edit ]
January [ edit ]
February [ edit ]
March 1 – Collin Raye is awarded the Artist Humanitarian Award from Country Radio Broadcasters. The award was given in recognition of Raye's work on behalf of a number of different charitable organizations including Childhelp USA, USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day and the Native American organization Hecel Oyakapi.
March 8 – Melanie Chisholm announces she does not intend to do any more work with the Spice Girls. Although the group denies it is splitting, it would not be active again until 2007. 
Janet Jackson's single " All for You" breaks several airplay records, becoming the first song to be added to every station in three mainstream radio formats within its first week of release. It was also the highest debut for a single not commercially available in both the United States and France, and the highest debut and largest opening airplay figure on the  Radio Songs chart. 
Eric Singer replaces Peter Criss as the drummer for Kiss as the band continues its farewell tour in Yokohama, Japan. Singer dons the "Catman" make-up, ending the band's tradition of creating new make-up and personas for replacement members.
March 14 – The Court of Appeals in Rome finds Michael Jackson "not guilty" of plagiarism, reversing a decision made in 1999 by a lower court. Italian songwriter Albano Carrisi had claimed that Jackson's "Will You Be There" was a copy of his song "I Cigni Di Balaka."
March 16 – Sean "Puffy" Combs is acquitted on all charges stemming from a December 1999 nightclub shooting in Manhattan. However, an artist on his Bad Boy Records label, Shyne, is convicted of two counts of assault as well as reckless endangerment and gun possession. 
March 24 – John Connolly of Sevendust marries Lori Kirkley.
March 31 – Disgraced couple Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were thrown out and banned for life from Hollywood's Bel Air Hotel and arrested and jailed after destroying their room. Property that was allegedly damaged included a TV and two doors. According to hotel workers, the walls and carpets were also stained by alcohol. The hotel closed down the room for five days for repairs.
April–May [ edit ]
June 1 – Christina Aguilera scores her fourth number one single on the for "Lady Marmalade" a collaboration with Billboard Hot 100 Lil' Kim, Mýa, and Pink. The video wins the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.
June 5 - Radiohead Releases their 5th studio album, " Amnesiac".
June 9 – Madonna kicks off her first concert tour in 8 years, the Drowned World Tour, in Barcelona, Spain.
June 12 – Blink-182 release their fourth studio album which would later sell 14 million copies worldwide. This was the band's second successful album. Take Off Your Pants And Jacket Electric Light Orchestra release , their first album in 15 years. Zoom
June 15 – Bad Religion drummer Bobby Schayer, who had been with the band since 1991, is forced to give up music after experiencing a "most unfortunate career-ending injury". This leads to his leaving Bad Religion for good; he is replaced by current dummer Brooks Wackerman. By this time, Bad Religion were dropped from Atlantic Records and had returned to their original label Epitaph, and founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz had just rejoined the band after a 7-year hiatus.
June 16 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM airs the 9th Annual of the Weenie Roast show with Blink-182, Coldplay, Crazy Town, The Cult, Disturbed, Jane's Addiction, Linkin Park, The Living End, New Found Glory, Pennywise, Papa Roach, Stabbing Westward, Staind, Stone Temple Pilots, Sum 41 and 311.
June 19 – Gorillaz release their self-titled debut album, Gorillaz (album).
June 24 – Jazz pianist John Hicks marries flautist Elise Wood. 
September [ edit ]
September 4 – The second studio album from Armenian-American band System of a Down, , is released worldwide. After the 9/11 attacks, the single " Toxicity Chop Suey!" is put on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel.
September 5 – A performance of John Cage's on a specially-built organ in Sankt-Burchardi-Church in As Slow as Possible Halberstadt, Germany, scheduled to last until the year 2640 begins with an 18-month pause.
September 6 – At the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, Britney Spears performs her new single I'm a Slave 4 U in a very revealing outfit and featuring a number of exotic animals including a white and live albino Burmese Python on her shoulder, leading to a great deal of criticism from animal rights organisation PETA. Nevertheless, MTV named the performance as the most memorable moment in VMA history.
September 7-10 – The Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special tribute concerts are held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
September 10 – Blink-182 start shooting a video for " Stay Together for the Kids", featuring the band playing in a derelict house. When they try to finish the video the following day, the 9–11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City occur, and the band abandon the attempt and decide to shoot a different video for the song.
September 11 – The September 11 attacks result in the cancellation or postponement of many musical events, due to the halting of many commercial flights and the somber mood of communities around the world. MTV and VH1 suspend regular programming to carry a newsfeed from CBS, and the 2001 Latin Grammy Awards broadcast is canceled. Sting, who had planned to stream a performance in Italy on the Internet, reduces the Webcast to one song, " Fragile". The  MuchMusic Video Awards scheduled for September 23 are also canceled.  Gerard Way witnesses the attacks and is inspired to start a band, which later becomes My Chemical Romance. Prior to this, The Blueprint, an album by Jay-Z, would be released.
September 14 – Clear Channel Communications issues a controversial memorandum to its radio stations containing a list of 165 songs considered "lyrically questionable" in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. The list includes " Knockin' on Heaven's Door", all songs by Rage Against the Machine and John Lennon's " Imagine".
September 21 – airs uninterrupted on all major networks. The solemn concert, only 10 days after the September 11 attacks, included performances by America: A Tribute to Heroes Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Celine Dion, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, and others.
September 25 – XM Satellite Radio is launched.
The First International Accordion Festival begins at
La Villita in San Antonio, Texas, celebrating the multicultural traditions of the accordion with artists performing German, Colombian, Irish, Argentinian tango, Cajun-zydeco, Dominican merengue and conjunto-Tejano music. 
Jennifer Lopez weds back-up dancer Cris Judd. The marriage would end in June 2002.
October [ edit ]
October 9 – The first CD in the Kidz Bop series, consisting of Top 40 hits sung by children, is released.
October 10 – Heavy metal band Anthrax issues a press release in response to the 2001 anthrax attacks jokingly stating that they will be changing the name of the group to "Basket Full of Puppies". It concludes, "we don't want to change the name of the band, not because it would be a pain in the ass, but because we hope that no further negative events will happen and it won't be necessary. We hope and pray that this problem goes away quietly and we all grow old and fat together." The band has reported increased traffic to their website due to Internet users going to  anthrax.com looking for information about the disease. 
October 12 – Wes Borland leaves Limp Bizkit.
October 16 – Michael Jackson releases special editions of his albums , Off the Wall , Thriller and Bad . Dangerous
airs on The Concert for New York City VH1, with performances by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi The Who, Billy Joel and others.
benefit concert is held in Volunteers For America Atlanta, MC was Drew Carey with performances by Edgar Winter Group, Mark Farner, Jack Blades, John Waite, The Knack, Eddie Money, Peter Frampton, Survivor, Kansas, Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and others.
benefit concert is held at United We Stand: What More Can I Give RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., with performances by Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, James Brown, Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, and others.
benefit concert is held at Volunteers For America Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas, MC was Drew Carey with performances by Edgar Winter Group, Mark Farner, Jack Blades, John Waite, The Knack, Eddie Money, Peter Frampton, Survivor, Kansas, Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Bad Company, and others.
Backstreet Boys release their first compilation album The Hits: Chapter One The first
iPod is released by Apple Inc.
Incubus releases their third full-length major label album entitled Morning View. It debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at the #2 spot (266,000 copies were sold in its first week). This was the highest ever placement for Incubus. At the same time, "Wish You Were Here" was at #2 on the Modern Rock Charts, and "Drive" sat at #48 on the Hot 100 chart.
October 25 – Quarashi performs a live concert with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra (the band, Botnleðja also performed) in the Háskólabíó in Reykjavík, Iceland, which is notable for being the first time that a rap act performed a live concert with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. Quarashi perform seven songs from their (at the time) upcoming album, . Jinx
October 30 – Michael Jackson releases Invincible, which debuts at number one.
October 31 – Britney Spears comes back to the music scene with the release of her third studio album Britney
November–December [ edit ]
The governing body of the
UK Singles Chart, Chart Information Network Ltd. (CIN), changes its name to The Official UK Charts Company.
Britney Spears starts her Dream Within a Dream Tour, in support her self-titled third studio album. The tour was accompanied by many extravagant special effect including a water screen that pumped two tons of water into the stage during the encore. The tour was commercial success, all the venues on the 2001 leg are largely sold out and grossed $43.7 million from 68 show.
November 5 – In the UK, BMG becomes the first major label to release a compact disc with copy protection, Natalie Imbruglia's . Within two weeks BMG announces they will re-issue the disc without the copy protection, due to complaints from consumers who were unable to play the CDs in their personal computers. White Lilies Island 
December 1 – Mike Turner quits Our Lady Peace.
December 4 – Gospel music singer Yolanda Adams releases her eighth studio album . Believe
December 12 – Surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl sue Courtney Love in an effort to oust her from the board controlling the management of the band's affairs, calling her "irrational, mercurial, self-centered, unmanageable, inconsistent and unpredictable." The legal battle over the band's legacy has blocked the release of a planned Nirvana box set containing the unreleased track " You Know You're Right". 
Also in 2001 [ edit ]
Area One music festival brings together a variety of acts including
Moby, Incubus, Outkast, New Order, Nelly Furtado, The Roots, Rinocerose, Paul Oakenfold, and Carl Cox. The Republic of France awards
Jean-Yves Thibaudet the honour of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Deporitaz releases Microwave this CD, his second album, on MP3.com. Sean Beasley joins
Bands formed [ edit ]
Bands disbanded [ edit ]
Bands reformed [ edit ]
Albums released [ edit ]
January–March [ edit ]
April–June [ edit ]
45 rpm: The Singles, 1977–1979
The Jam Box Set
Chris Clark -
No More Shall We Part
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
Blood Sweat and Years
JT Money -
From Here to Infirmary
Alkaline Trio -
I Don't Care That You Don't Mind
Crash Test Dummies -
(U.S. series) Now That's What I Call Music! 6 Various Artists
Poets and Madmen
The Swimming Hour
Andrew Bird -
The Yin and the Yang
(UK series) Now That's What I Call Music! 48 Various Artists
Covered With Ants
For the Stars
Elvis Costello and Anne Sofie von Otter -
Guided by Voices -
Live Frogs Set 1
Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade Live
Ani DiFranco -
Rock the Plank
Mad Caddies -
Colossus of Destiny
The Melvins Live
Free All Angels
A Girl Like Me
Emma Bunton -
Just Enough Education to Perform
Leaves Turn Inside You
One for the Kids
Sister Machine Gun -
Steers & Stripes
Brooks & Dunn -
New Kids on the Block Compilation
Up Close and Personal
Angie Martinez -
The Very Best of Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello Compilation
Glen Phillips -
Kenny G Compilation
Zero 7 UK
All for You
Janet Jackson -
Fear Factory -
The Ex -
Colin Hay -
Man in the Moon
L.A. Guns -
Mutiny on the Bay
Dead Kennedys Live
Sad Sappy Sucker
Modest Mouse -
Set This Circus Down
Tim McGraw -
Streethawk: A Seduction
This Is Where I Came In
Bee Gees -
Rise Against -
Wide Awake Bored
Treble Charger -
Wages of Sin
Arch Enemy -
45 rpm: The Singles, 1980–1982
The Jam Box Set
Montgomery Gentry -
Dillinger & Young Gotti
Tha Dogg Pound -
Ocean Colour Scene -
Pete Rock -
Eden's Crush -
Destiny's Child -
Trouble in Shangri-La
Stevie Nicks -
Buju Banton Compilation
Complete 'B' Sides
Asleep In The Back
Truth Be Told
Shed Seven -
Wingspan: Hits and History
Paul McCartney Compilation
All Killer No Filler
Sum 41 -
Awakening the World
Lost Horizon -
Natacha Atlas -
Best of B-Boy Records
Boogie Down Productions Compilation
Blues Traveler -
Amon Amarth -
Dare To Dream
Billy Gilman -
Deltron 3030: The Instrumentals
Deltron 3030 -
Mark Lanegan -
Last Fair Deal Gone Down
The Black Crowes -
Live on the Black Hand Side
Look into the Eyeball
David Byrne -
Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Various Artists
Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix Collection
Jimi Hendrix Compilation
Depeche Mode -
Subject to Change
To Be Frank
Nik Kershaw -
Fantastic Plastic Machine -
Brand New History
Econoline Crush -
The Cold Vein
Cannibal Ox -
God Bless The Go-Go's
The Go-Go's -
Meet Joe Mac
Joey McIntyre -
Miss E… So Addictive
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott -
Cowboy Junkies -
Shoulda Been Home
Robert Cray -
Buddy Guy -
A Tribute to Jim Reeves
Jim Reeves tribute
Weezer "The Green Album"
The World Needs a Hero
Same Girl, New Songs
The All-American Rejects EP
200 Po Vstrechnoy
Can Our Love...
The Merry Sisters of Fate
Scream if You Wanna Go Faster
Geri Halliwell -
All This and Puppet Stew
The Dickies -
Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
Sticky Fingaz -
Break the Cycle
Everybody Got Their Something
Nikka Costa -
The Beach Boys Compilation
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
The Bouncing Souls -
Leftöver Crack -
One Wild Night Live 1985–2001
Bon Jovi Live
Put Yo Hood Up
Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz -
Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1
Kardinal Offishall -
The Renaissance EP
Stabbing Westward -
Yoshinori Sunahara -
10 000 Hz Legend
Four Tet UK
Jessica Simpson -
Brad Paisley -
Peatbog Faeries -
Angel Delivery Service
Emil Bulls -
Are You Man Enough?
Betty Blowtorch -
Foxy Brown -
Curse of the Hidden Mirror
Blue Öyster Cult -
The Economy of Sound
Seven Mary Three -
Lucinda Williams -
A Flight and a Crash
Hot Water Music -
St. Lunatics -
Full Bluntal Nugity
Ted Nugent Live
Trisha Yearwood -
Matthew Good Band EP
The Merry Sisters of Fate
The Pleasure and the Greed
Big Wreck -
Rufus Wainwright -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6 Various Artists
Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979–1997)
Drowning Pool -
Somewhere Over The Slaughter House
Songs in A Minor
Alicia Keys -
Styx World: Live 2001
Paul Oakenfold Soundtrack
The Invisible Band
Robert Miles -
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
The Specials Compilation
Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
As I Lay Dying -
The Best of Eighteen Visions
Eighteen Visions Compilation
Perhaps, I Suppose...
PS You Love Me
Kid 606 -
Willie Nelson -
Porcupine Tree Compilation
Sugar Ray -
Take off Your Pants and Jacket
Under the Influence
Warrant Covers album +2 original tracks
Electric Light Orchestra -
Pg. 99 -
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Various Artists
Beat 'Em Up
Iggy Pop -
Origin of Symmetry
Alive in an Ultra World
Steve Vai Live
Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom
Don't Tell the Band
Widespread Panic -
Far from Over
Edwin McCain -
GQ on the EQ++
Kid 606 -
I'm Already There
Just Like Gravity
Land of the Free?
Live in San Francisco
Joe Satriani Live
Live, Loud and Loose
Mandy Moore -
No Nose Job: The Legend of Digital Underground
Digital Underground Compilation
Oh, Inverted World
The Shins -
Return of Dragon
Shangri-La Dee Da
Stone Temple Pilots -
Trust No One
Dave Navarro -
2001 Warped Tour Compilation Various Artists
The Tyranny of Distance
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -
The World Won't End
Pernice Brothers -
Luther Vandross -
This Ain't a Game
Ray J -
Beyond Good and Evil
The Cult -
Friends & Family, Vol. 2
Suicidal Tendencies, Various Artists Compilation
Element Eighty -
Phil Beer, Ashley Hutchings and Chris While -
Based on a True Story
Lil' Mo -
Safri Duo -
Iced Earth -
Jagged Little Thrill
Jagged Edge -
Life Is Good
Madhouse: The Very Best of Anthrax
Beanie Sigel -
Basement Jaxx -
Sahara Hotnights -
July–September [ edit ]
October–December [ edit ]
Release date unknown [ edit ]
Top 5 Selling Albums of Billboard Year [ edit ]
– Hybrid Theory Linkin Park
– 1 The Beatles
– Invincible Michael Jackson
– All That You Can't Leave Behind U2
– Aaliyah (album) Aaliyah
Top 10 Best Selling Albums 2001 (Soundscan) [ edit ]
Invincible / Michael Jackson ~ 6,500,000
Hybrid Theory / Linkin Park ~ 5,000,000
Hot Shot / Shaggy ~ 4,507,568
Celebrity / NSYNC ~ 4,421,231
A Day Without Rain / Enya ~ 4,410,053
Distance / Hikaru Utada ~ 4,404,290 
A Best / Ayumi Hamasaki~ 4,248,640 
Break the Cycle / Staind ~ 4,242,507
Songs in A Minor / Alicia Keys ~ 4,102,482
J.Lo / Jennifer Lopez ~ 4,056,985
Popular songs [ edit ]
19-2000" – Gorillaz (June 25 (UK) July 17 (US)) "
À ma place" – Axel Bauer and Zazie "
All for You" – Janet Jackson (March 27) "
All or Nothing" – O-Town (January 23) "
American Psycho" – Treble Charger "
Another Chance" – Roger Sanchez "
Another Day In Paradise" – Brandy feat. Ray J (March) "
Bad Ambassador" – The Divine Comedy (April 17) "
Because I Got High" – Afroman "
Bodies" – Drowning Pool "
Bootylicious" – Destiny's Child (June 26 (US), July 3 (worldwide)) "
Brand New Low" – Treble Charger "
Buck Rogers" – Feeder (January 8) "
Butterfly" – Crazy Town "
Butterfly" – Kylie Minogue (November 12) "
California" – Wave "
Candy" – Ash (October 1) "
Can't Get You Out of My Head" – Kylie Minogue (September 17) "
Chop Suey!" – System of a Down (August) "
Clint Eastwood" – Gorillaz (March 5 (UK)) "
Come Along" – Titiyo "
Control" – Puddle of Mudd (July) "
Crawling" – Linkin Park (April 17) "
Crying at the Discoteque" – Alcazar "
Crystal" – New Order (13 August) "
Digital Love" – Daft Punk "
Don't Tell Me" – Madonna (November 21, 2000 (non-US); January 16, 2001 (US)) "
Don't Stop Movin'" – S Club 7 "
Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" – Train (February 20) "
Drowning" – Backstreet Boys "
Elevation" – U2 "
Eternity/The Road to Mandalay" – Robbie Williams (July 9) "
Eple" – Röyksopp "
Fallin'" – Alicia Keys (July 10) "
Family Affair" – Mary J. Blige "
Fat Lip" – Sum 41 (August 28 USA; October 1 UK) "
Fight Music" – D12 "
First Date" – Blink-182 (September 24) "
Freedom" – Paul McCartney (Written about the September 11th attacks) "
Follow Me" - Uncle Kracker "
Get Ur Freak On" – Missy Elliott (February 20) "
Get the Party Started" -- P!nk (October 9) "
Gone" – NSYNC (October) "
Handbags and Gladrags" – Stereophonics "
Hanging By A Moment" – Lifehouse "
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" – Daft Punk "
Hard to Explain" – The Strokes (June 25, 2001 (UK), April 30, 2002 (USA)) "
Have a Nice Day" – Stereophonics "
Heaven" – DJ Sammy & Yanou featuring Do "
Heaven Is A Halfpipe" – OPM "
Here With Me" – Dido "
Hero" – Enrique Iglesias (November) "
How We Roll" – Big Pun "
How You Remind Me" – Nickelback "
I Believe" – Galleon "
I Don't Want a Lover (remix)" – Texas "
I Feel Loved" – Depeche Mode (July 30 UK; July 31 US) "
I'm a Slave 4 U" – Britney Spears (October 23 [US]; October 8 [UK]) "
I'm Like a Bird" – Nelly Furtado "
I'm Real" – Jennifer Lopez (October 16) "
Imitation of Life" – R.E.M. (April) "
Inner Smile" – Texas "
In the End" – Linkin Park (November 20) "
In Too Deep – Sum 41 (December 3 UK) "
Island in the Sun"- Weezer (August 28) "
Irresistible"- Jessica Simpson (April 12) "
It's a Great Day to Be Alive" – Travis Tritt "
It's Been Awhile"- Staind (June 26) "
It's Raining Men" – Geri Halliwell (April 30 [UK]) "
I Wanna Be Bad" – Willa Ford (May 22) "
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)" – Jay Z (July 17) "
Jaded" – Aerosmith (March 13) "
Just Push Play" – Aerosmith "
Juxtapozed with U" – Super Furry Animals "
Knives Out" – Radiohead August 14 (Pt.1, Pt.2); August 28 (US CD); September 25, 2001 (Pt. 3) "
La Musique (Angelica)" – Star Academy France (December) "
La Negra Tiene Tumbao" – Celia Cruz (October 2, 2001) "
Lady Marmalade"- Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil' Kim & Mýa (May 8) "
Last Nite" – The Strokes "
Left Behind" – Slipknot "
Let Me Blow Ya Mind" – Eve featuring Gwen Stefani (May 15) "
Life" – E-Type featuring Nana Hedin "
Liquid Dreams" – O-Town "Lo Mejor de Mi" –
Lynda Thomas "
Love Don't Cost A Thing" – Jennifer Lopez (January 30) "Love What You Do" –
The Divine Comedy "
Loverboy" – Mariah Carey (July 16) "
Me Gustas Tu" – Manu Chao "
Mr. Writer" – Stereophonics "
More Than a Woman – Aaliyah (November 13, 2001 [US]; February 19, 2002 [UK]; March 5, 2002 [AUS]) "
My Sacrifice" – Creed (December 11) "
My Way" – Limp Bizkit (May) "
Never Had a Dream Come True" – S Club 7 "
Ocean Spray" – Manic Street Preachers (June 4) "One Last Breath" –
One Minute Man" – Missy Elliott (featuring Ludacris and Trina) "
One More Time" – Daft Punk "
Only Time – Enya "
Out of Reach" – Gabrielle "
Outside" – Staind (May) "
Overprotected" – Britney Spears (December) "
Pagan Poetry" – Björk "
Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)" – Safri Duo "
Play" – Jennifer Lopez "
Pop" – NSYNC (July 17) "
Purple Hills" – D12 featuring Eminem "
Pyramid Song" – Radiohead (May 29, 2001; June 19, 2001 (Pt.1, Pt.2); December 11, 2001 (Japan CD) "
Queen of My Heart" – Westlife (UK) "
Ramp! (The Logical Song)" – Scooter "
Ride Wit Me" – Nelly Featuring City Spud (July 24) "
Rock The Boat" – Aaliyah (August 2001 (North America); March 5, 2002 (Australia); May 6, 2002 (UK)) "
Sail Away" – David Gray "
Salsoul Nugget (If U Wanna)" – M&S Pres. The Girl Next Door "
Seul" – Garou "
Sexual Guarantee" – Alcazar (November 26) "
Shining Light" – Ash (January 29) "
Schism" – Tool "
Short Skirt/Long Jacket" – Cake "
Sick Cycle Carousel" – Lifehouse "
Side" – Travis (September 17) "
Since I Left You" – The Avalanches "
Sing" – Travis (May 28) "
Smooth Criminal" – Alien Ant Farm "
Someone To Call My Lover" – Janet Jackson "
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World" (medley) – Cliff Richard "
Stan" – Eminem featuring Dido "
Standing Still" – Jewel "
Starlight" – The Supermen Lovers "
Step On My Old Size Nines" – Stereophonics "
Stronger" – Britney Spears "
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" – U2 "
Superman (It's Not Easy)" – Five For Fighting "
Superstylin'" – Groove Armada "
Survivor" – Destiny's Child "
Thank You" – Dido (21 May) "
The Rock Show" – Blink-182 (July 1) "
There Must Be an Angel" – No Angels "
The Way You Like It" – Adema "
This Year's Love" – David Gray "
Toutes les femmes de ta vie" – L5 "
Turn off the Light" – Nelly Furtado (August 14) "
Turn the Tide" – Sylver "
Up On The Downside" – Ocean Colour Scene "
Uptown Girl" – Westlife (UK) "
Upside Down" – A*Teens "
Us Against The World" - Play (September 11) "
Walk On" – U2 (November 19) (UK/Eur); November 26(Aus) "
Want You Bad" – The Offspring "
We Come 1" – Faithless "
We Need A Resolution" – Aaliyah (April 24) "
Weapon of Choice" – Fatboy Slim "
What It Feels Like for a Girl" – Madonna "
Whenever, Wherever" – Shakira "
Wherever You Will Go" – The Calling "
Who Do You Love Now?" – Riva featuring Dannii Minogue (November 19) "
Whole Again" – Atomic Kitten "
With Arms Wide Open" – Creed "
Wish You Were Here" – Incubus "
Wrong Impression" – Natalie Imbruglia "
Yellow" – Coldplay "
You Rock My World" – Michael Jackson
Classical music [ edit ]
John Adams –
Louis Andriessen –
Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno, for female Italian voice, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, electric guitar, electric violin, double bass, piano, and percussion
De vleugels van de herinnering, for voice and piano
Fanfare om te beginnen, for sx groups of horns
Georges Aperghis –
Le petit chaperon rouge, for chamber ensemble
Rasch, for violin and viola
Milton Babbitt – A Lifetime or So, for tenor and piano
Leonardo Balada – Cello Concerto No. 2 New Orleans
Osvaldas Balakauskas – Symphony No. 5
Gerald Barry –
Dead March, for large ensemble
God Save the Queen, for solo boy's voice, choir, and large ensemble
Snow is White, for piano quartet String Quartet No. 3 (Six Marches)
George Benjamin – Shadowlines, for piano
Luciano Berio – Sonata, for piano
Christophe Bertrand –
Dikha, for clarinet/bass clarinet and electronics
Ektra, for solo flute
Full, for four vibraphones, piano, and eight amplified voices
Frank Michael Beyer – Klangtore, for orchestra
Harrison Birtwistle –
Fanfare, for brass and percussion
Saraband, for piano
The Shadow of Night, for orchestra
Tenebrae David, for brass ensemble
Pierre Boulez – , for piano (revised version) Incises
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Figment II, for cello
Hiyoku, for two clarinets Quartet, for oboe, violin, viola, and cello
Steep Steps, for bass clarinet
Anna Clyne –
Arclight, for tape
Manipura, for chamber ensemble
One, for tape
Wish, for voice or voices
John Corigliano – Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra
George Crumb – Unto the Hills for soprano, percussion quartet and piano
Peter Maxwell Davies – Symphony No. 8 ( Antarctic Symphony)
Alexandra du Bois –
Júdica Me, for a cappella chorus
Preludes to Solitude, for guitar String Quintet: A Requiem for the Living for two violins, viola and two double basses
Songs (4), for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Joël-François Durand – Athanor for orchestra
Péter Eötvös – Snatches of a Conversation, for ensemble
Brian Ferneyhough –
In nomine à 3, for piccolo, oboe, and clarinet
Stelae for Failed Time, for 12 voices and live electronics
Two Cathedrals in the South concertino for trumpet and orchestra
Moonlight Sonata for five percussion instruments
Michael Finnissy – The History of Photography in Sound
Alexandra Fol –
Concerto for violin and orchestra
Requiem No. 1, for chorus and orchestra, Op. 19
Joep Franssens – Harmony of the spheres, for mixed choir and string orchestra
Frans Geysen –
City of Smiles, twenty solos for one recorder player, playing soprano to bass
Ehrung an M.C.E. (E=mc, for alto recorder 2)
Met vel, rand en tand, for three percussionists
Met zijn twaalven, for twelve recorders
Möbiusband 15, for string quartet
Op de fles, for four players on 16 bottles
Philip Glass – Concerto, for cello and orchestra
Friedrich Goldmann –
Concerto a 8 (Octet), for two oboes, two clarinets, two horns, and two bassoons
Drei Strophen, for clarinet and violin Study, for two pianos
Tombeau (in memoriam Iannis Xenakis), for bass clarinet, bassoon, trombone, piano, viola, and cello
Howard Goodall – In Memoriam Anne Frank
Georg Friedrich Haas
De terrae fine, for violin solo
Flow and Friction, for sixteenth-tone piano four-hands
Sodass ich's hernach mit einem Blick gleichsam wie ein schönes Bild... im Geist
Jeff Hamburg – Aychah, for choir and orchestra
Jonathan Harvey – The Summer Cloud's Awakening, for choir, flute, cello, and electronics
Ex tempore, for flute, oboe, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), percussion, violin, viola, cello, harp, and piano
Trias, for alto saxophone, percussion, and piano
Der ewige Tag, for chorus, orchestra, and electronics
Mauricio Kagel – Piano Trio No. 2
Helmut Lachenmann – Grido (string quartet)
György Ligeti – Études, Book 3, for piano
James MacMillan –
The Birds of Rhiannon, for orchestra with optional chorus
O Bone Jesu, for SSAATTBB choir with soli
Robin Maconie – Songs for The Caucasian Chalk Circle (15), after Brecht
Frederik Magle – for brass band, choir, organ and percussion. The Hope
Mesías Maiguashca – La noche cíclica, for violin, cello, piano, marimba, and 4 envelope followers
Tomás Marco – Laberinto marino, for cello and orchestra
Anna Mikhailova –
Sonata for piano
Songs (4), for baritone and piano
Stuart Mitchell – Seven Wonders Suite, for choir and orchestra
Onutė Narbutaitė – Symphony No. 2
Olga Neuwirth –
Ecstaloop, for soprano, speaker, sampler, and ensemble Incidental music for
Abenteuer in Sachen Haut, after Dylan Thomas, by Peter Carp
Locus...doublure...solus, for piano and orchestra (or chamber ensemble)
Michael Obst –
Piano Trio No. 1
Transit, for orchestra
Henri Pousseur –
Berceuses (4), for unaccompanied voice or unison choir
Eclipticare, ou les périples constellés, for one, two, or three instruments, surrounded or not, each a "consort"
Sursauts, for violin (doubling viola), trombone, and piano
Jaime Reis – Estátua de Pessanha, piano, bass flute, and real-time video
Wolfgang Rihm –
Jagden und Formen, for chamber orchestra
Sechs Gedichte von Friedrich Nietzsche, for voice and piano
Peter Ruzicka – Trans – Requiem für Giuseppe Sinopoli
Vahram Sargsyan – Luys Zvart [Joyful Light], for female chorus
Bright Sheng –
Distant Birthday Bells, for piano
Tibetan Dance, for violin, clarinet, and piano
Stuart Saunders Smith –
And Cold for xylophone/narrator
Breath for mezzo-soprano and orchestra bells (glockenspiel)
Family Portraits: Ligeia (Daughter) for soprano voice and piano
Light Dew for solo double bass
Madness for xylophone/narrator
Minor for solo violin
Pond for xylophone/narrator
Sometime Then for xylophone/narrator
Juan María Solare –
Les atavismes du crépuscule [Atavisms of twilight], for clarinet, alto saxophone, and trombone
Blind Date, for two bass clarinets (with theatral elements)
Blues en mí [Blues in E / Blues in Me], for piano
Fastango for piano
Icarus, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
, tango for piano Pasaje Seaver
RED: A Deconstructed Blues (Music for Marcel Worms) for piano
Winchmore Hill for piano
Karlheinz Stockhausen – Stop und Start, for six instrumental groups, Nr. 18⅔
Dennis Tobenski –
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love, for mixed choir
Three Poems of Thomas Hardy, for voice and piano
Stephen Truelove –
Broken Song, for solo horn
Preludium and Chakratour, for string quartet
Three Songs to Poems by Frank Anderton, for soprano and piano
Michel van der Aa – Here [to Be Found], for soprano, chamber orchestra, and soundtrack
Kevin Volans –
Concerto for Double Orchestra
Zeno at 4 am, theatre piece for shadow puppets, actors, bass, string quartet, and chorus
Dafina Zeqiri –
Dialog for violin and piano
My Mother for mixed chorus
Walter Zimmermann –
Clinamen I–IV, for six orchestral groups
La fleur Inverse, for organ
Schatten der Ideen 6, 'Blaupause', for piano
Die Sorge geht über den Fluss, for solo violin
Umbræ Idearum (Schatten der Ideen 4), for piano and string quartet
Ellen Taaffe Zwillich – Openings
Musical theater [ edit ]
Musical films [ edit ]
January 4 – Les Brown, bandleader (89)
January 5 – Milan Hlavsa, Czech musician ( Plastic People of the Universe) (49)
January 7 – James Carr, soul singer (58)
January 10 – Bryan Gregory, guitarist ( The Cramps)(49)
January 24 – Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist (78)
February 10 – Buddy Tate, jazz musician (87)
February 13 – George T. Simon, music critic and original Glenn Miller Orchestra drummer (pneumonia)
February 19 – Charles Trenet French singer and songwriter (87)
February 22 – John Fahey, guitarist, indie label owner (61)
March 4 – Glenn Hughes, The Village People (50)
March 12 – Sir Lancelot, calypso singer (98)
March 18 – John Phillips, singer-songwriter, co-founder of The Mamas & the Papas (65)
March 20 – Francis Grasso, disc jockey (51)
March 28 – Moe Koffman, Canadian jazz singer (73)
March 29 – John Lewis, jazz pianist (80)
April 6 – Charles Pettigrew, of Charles & Eddie (37) (cancer)
April 9 – Graziella Sciutti, operatic soprano (73)
April 15 – Joey Ramone, lead singer of The Ramones (49) (lymphoma)
April 20 – Giuseppe Sinopoli, composer and conductor (54)(heart attack)
May 3 – Billy Higgins, jazz drummer (64)
May 5 – Boozoo Chavis, zydeco musician (70)
May 10 – James E. Myers, songwriter (" Rock Around the Clock") (81)
May 12 – Perry Como, American crooner (88)
May 16 – Prince Ital Joe, reggae singer (38) (car accident)
May 20 – Renato Carosone, Italian musician and singer (81)
June 4 – John Hartford, bluegrass musician (64)
June 7 – Carole Fredericks, singer
June 13 – Marcelo Fromer, guitarist for Brazilian band Titãs (39) (rammed by a motorcycle)
June 18 – Davorin Popović, lead singer for Bosnian band Indexi (55)
June 21 – John Lee Hooker, blues musician (88)
July 5 – Ernie K-Doe, R & B singer (65)
July 7 – Fred Neil, folk singer-songwriter (65)
July 15 – Anthony Ian Berkeley, rapper ( Brothers Grym, Gravediggaz) (36) (colon cancer)
July 18 – Mimi Fariña, singer-songwriter (56) (neuroendocrine cancer)
July 23 – Richie Lee, singer and bassist ( Acetone)(34)(suicide)
August 2 – Ronald Townson, American singer and actor ( The 5th Dimension) (68)
August 6 – Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso (86)
August 18 – Roland Cardon, Belgian composer and multi-instrumentalist (72)
August 25 – Aaliyah, American singer, model, dancer and actress (22)(plane crash)
August 27 – Karl Ulrich Schnabel, pianist (92)
August 29 – Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, lead singer of Skyhooks (49)
September 1 – Ted Mulry, lead singer with Ted Mulry Gang (54)
September 6 – Carl Crack, techno musician ( Atari Teenage Riot)(30)
September 22 – Isaac Stern, violinist (81)
October 3 – Tatiana Menotti, operatic soprano (92)
October 5 – Ivan Hrušovský, Slovak composer (74)
October 10 – Barry McCauley, operatic tenor (51)(lung cancer)
October 17 – Jay Livingston, songwriter (86)
November 17 – Michael Karoli, guitarist, violinist and composer (53)(cancer)
November 21 – Ralph Burns, American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and bebop pianist (79)
November 24 – Melanie Thornton, singer (La Bouche) (34)(air crash)
November 28 – Kal Mann, American lyricist (" Teddy Bear", " Butterfly")(84)
November 29 – George Harrison, musician and former member of The Beatles (58)(lung cancer)
December 13 – Chuck Schuldiner, vocalist and guitarist with Death (34)(cancer)
December 15 – Rufus Thomas, singer (84)
December 16 – Stuart Adamson, guitarist with Big Country (43)(suicide)
December 17 – Débria Brown, operatic soprano (65)
December 18 – Gilbert Bécaud, singer-songwriter (74)
December 22 – Norman Granz, American producer (83)
December 29 – Cássia Eller, Brazilian singer (39)
ARIA Music Awards [ edit ]
Grammy Awards [ edit ]
Juno Awards [ edit ]
Eurovision Song Contest [ edit ]
Mercury Music Prize [ edit ]
MTV Video Music Awards [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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