2003 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2003.

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Date Album Artist Notes
6 Taman Langit Peterpan -
7 Hate Crew Deathroll Children of Bodom -
Glitter 4 Your Soul Rikki Rockett -
Inertia The Exies -
Living Out Loud Aaron Lines -
10 Follow the Call Britt Nicole -
To Be Continued... Stefanie Sun -
13 1 OCS Debut
Acapulco Therese -
Epica Kamelot -
Le Chemin Kyo -
Up All Night The Waifs -
14 Cabinet Spawn of Possession -
Elfonía Elfonía -
Pain to Kill Terri Clark -
Rusty Nails Jackie Greene -
What You Want Is Now House of Heroes -
16 Threatcon Delta Neil Turbin -
17 Chasing Your Tomorrows Candîce -
Jade-2 Special Edition Jade Kwan -
18 Rock the Block Krokus -
19 Summer 2003 Anthrax EP
20 Masterplan Masterplan -
Woodsmoke Nest -
6 Supersilent -
21 Live in Japan 2002 Simple Plan Live
Music in High Places Unwritten Law Live
The Networks, the Circuits, the Streams, the Harmonies Burnside Project -
One Bedroom The Sea and Cake -
Simple Things Remixes Zero 7 Remix
Such Great Heights The Postal Service EP
Ultimate Yanni Yanni Compilation
22 Elements Pt. 1 Stratovarius -
Shura bayashi Ningen Isu -
Tomorrow Today Fake? -
25 The Heartless Control Everything Chiodos EP
27 Waste 'Em All Municipal Waste Debut
Other People's Songs Erasure Covers album
28 Alive Again Nightingale -
...And Don't Forget to Breathe A Static Lullaby -
Great Lake Swimmers Great Lake Swimmers -
The Heat Death of the Universe Off Minor -
Loose Fur Loose Fur -
Mary Star of the Sea Zwan -
Master and Everyone Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -
New Arrival A*Teens -
New Year's Revolution Project Rocket -
Playin' Around Play -
The Raven Lou Reed -
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More Faith No More Compilation
29 Valenti BoA Japan
3 Disco 3 Pet Shop Boys Compilation
Enemy of the Enemy Asian Dub Foundation -
Nocturama Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -
4 Boomslang Johnny Marr and the Healers -
Canterbury Fayre 2001 Hawkwind Live
Chasing Daylight Sister Hazel -
The Dreamer Blake Shelton -
Halloween Frank Zappa Live 1978
Keith Sweat Live Keith Sweat Live
Let Go Nada Surf -
Love The Juliana Theory -
We Sing the Body Electric Sincebyman -
Wormwood Moe -
6 Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent -
7 E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals The Matches Self-released release
8 Calendar Days The Rocket Summer -
9 Fingers Crossed Architecture in Helsinki -
10 Another Late Night: Kid Loco Kid Loco Compilation
The Beyond Cult of Luna -
An Elefant Never Forgets The Herd -
100th Window Massive Attack -
11 Any Given Thursday John Mayer Live
The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1 DJ Envy -
Do It For Love Hall & Oates -
Free Brad Johner -
The Essential Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne Compilation
Ethnicity Yanni -
Heart Stars -
Hearts of Oak Ted Leo and the Pharmacists -
How to Start a Fire Further Seems Forever -
Michael Bublé Michael Bublé -
Next Big Thing Vince Gill -
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad -
That Was a Moment The Goodwill -
Things That Lovers Do Kenny Lattimore and Chanté Moore -
We're a Happy Family: A Tribute to Ramones Various Artists Ramones tribute
12 Beautiful Fish Leong -
15 Boardface Gotye -
17 Chocolate Factory R. Kelly -
Office of Strategic Influence OSI -
One Kill Wonder The Haunted -
18 Animositisomina Ministry -
Cyclorama Styx -
Deep Water Slang V2.0 Zion I -
Famous Among the Barns Ben Taylor -
Feast of Wire Calexico -
Give Up The Postal Service -
Jennifer Hanson Jennifer Hanson -
Under the Tray Reggie and the Full Effect -
You Are Free Cat Power -
19 All Else Failed Zao Re-issue
The Black Mages The Black Mages -
Present Bonnie Pink -
23 Beginnings Memento -
The Austin Sessions Edwin McCain -
Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana Ringo Sheena -
24 Begin... Cyndi Wang -
Blood Duster Blood Duster -
Everything's Eventual Appleton -
Souvenirs The Gathering -
25 The Art of Losing American Hi-Fi US
Baby I'm Bored Evan Dando -
The Beautiful Letdown Switchfoot -
Deuce The D.O.C. -
Divided Highway The Doobie Brothers Compilation
Forty Hour Train Back to Penn The Movielife -
Icarus The Forms -
Livin' Legend B.G. -
The Music The Music US
Nate Dogg Nate Dogg -
Philadelphia Freeway Freeway -
Ruff Draft J Dilla -
Thalía's Hits Remixed Thalía Remix
Valley of the Damned DragonForce -
26 Enchant Emilie Autumn -
27 Ai wo Kudasai Hideaki Tokunaga -
3 Fly Sick Puppies EP
Human Zoo Gotthard -
Statues Moloko -
Zitilites Kashmir -
4 Avalanche Matthew Good -
The Best of Run-DMC Run-D.M.C. Compilation
Every Given Moment Stereomud -
Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home The Angels of Light -
Fallen Evanescence US
Hootie & the Blowfish Hootie & the Blowfish -
Joyride Oleander -
Kidz Bop 4 Kidz Bop Kids -
La Bella Mafia Lil' Kim -
Magnolia Electric Co. Songs: Ohia -
More Parts per Million The Thermals Debut
The Power to Believe King Crimson -
Revolusongs Sepultura EP
So Long, Astoria The Ataris -
Street Dreams Fabolous -
Turn It Around Comeback Kid -
The Ugly Organ Cursive -
The Well's on Fire Procol Harum -
Where Shall You Take Me? Damien Jurado -
5 Oh My Sister Soulhead -
6 Too Fantastic Plastic Machine -
7 Just Listen Seven -
Put on Your Rosy Red Glasses The Number Twelve Looks Like You -
10 Hate Them Darkthrone -
Reason Melanie C -
11 Becoming i Ünloco -
Diamonds on the Inside Ben Harper -
Dust DJ Muggs -
The Essential Clash The Clash US; Compilation
Everything Will Never Be OK Fiction Plane -
Evolve Ani DiFranco -
Hellalive Machine Head Live
I Love It Craig Morgan -
Just One More Mad Caddies -
Level II Blackstreet -
Log 22 Bettie Serveert -
Monster Killer Mike -
Recreation Day Evergrey -
Sing the Sorrow AFI -
26 Songs Melvins -
Slow Motion Daydream Everclear -
Sounds of St. Lucia: Live Acoustic Alchemy Live
Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do Relient K -
Volume 4 Joe Jackson -
12 Ayaueto Aya Ueto -
17 Atticus: ...dragging the lake, Vol. 2 Various Artists Compilation
Back in the World Paul McCartney Live
Hellraiser: Best of the Epic Years Motörhead Compilation
Neon Nights Dannii Minogue International
18 Apple O' Deerhoof -
Blackout Hed PE -
Boomkatalog.One Boomkat Debut
Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology Rainbow Compilation
Hittin' the Note The Allman Brothers Band -
I'm Just a Girl Deana Carter -
Kill or Be Killed Biohazard -
Live in Brazil Concrete Blonde Live
Pig Lib Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks -
Stash Box EP Kottonmouth Kings EP
Supper Smog -
Transfiguration of Vincent M. Ward -
Da Undaground Heat, Vol. 1 MC Lyte -
19 Dix Infernal Moi dix Mois -
Long Gone Before Daylight The Cardigans -
21 Get Back The Basics Debut
Innocent Eyes Delta Goodrem -
24 The Pop Hits Roxette Compilation
Ringo Rama Ringo Starr -
26 Mixes for Cash Aphex Twin Remix
U-Turn Brian McKnight -
Viva Emptiness Katatonia -
25 Balls & My Word Scarface -
Double Live Annihilation Annihilator Live
Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend Fall Out Boy EP
The First Sessions Warren Zevon Compilation
House of 1000 Corpses: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Rob Zombie/Various Artists Soundtrack
Let 'Em Burn Hot Boys -
Mes courants électriques Alizée -
Meteora Linkin Park -
Now That's What I Call Music! 12 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
One Heart Celine Dion -
Regaining Unconsciousness NOFX EP
Rules of Travel Rosanne Cash -
Scattered Ashes: A Decade of Emperial Wrath Emperor Compilation
Destination: Beautiful Mae
Stacie Orrico Stacie Orrico -
Star 702 -
Top of the World Tour: Live Dixie Chicks Live
27 Likferd Windir -
31 Nordland II Bathory -
Up in Flames Manitoba -
The Very Best of the Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground Compilation


Date Album Artist Note
1 Chris Cagle Chris Cagle -
Danse Macabre Remixes The Faint Remix
Elephant The White Stripes -
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra Electric Light Orchestra Compilation
The Essential Stabbing Westward Stabbing Westward Compilation
Guitar Romantic The Exploding Hearts -
Keep on Your Mean Side The Kills -
The Secret of Elena's Tomb ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead EP
Sleeping with Ghosts Placebo -
Tomorrow Come Today Boysetsfire -
Weather Systems Andrew Bird -
2 Transatlantic Demos Neal Morse -
Same Sht Qwote Debut album
7 Vehicles & Animals Athlete -
Frengers Mew -
8 Adoration: The Worship Album Newsboys -
Ailleurs land Florent Pagny -
Blaze Lagwagon -
The Blueprint 2.1 Jay-Z -
Faceless Godsmack -
Hatefiles Fear Factory Compilation
Mouthfuls Fruit Bats -
Rainy Day Music The Jayhawks -
Revolutions per Minute Rise Against -
The Senior Ginuwine -
Sizzlin' Fattburger -
Soul Food Taqueria Tommy Guerrero -
Summer Sun Yo La Tengo -
Sunlight Makes Me Paranoid Elefant -
Thickfreakness The Black Keys -
26 Miles Sean Watkins -
West for Wishing Matchbook Romance EP
To Whom It May Concern Lisa Marie Presley -
World Without Tears Lucinda Williams -
13 The Great Fall Narnia -
14 Below the Lights Enslaved -
Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts M83 -
Love Metal HIM -
Now That's What I Call Music! 54 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
The Path Show of Hands -
15 Ball Widespread Panic -
A Beautiful World Thicke re-release of Cherry Blue Skies
Day I Forgot Pete Yorn -
Dragonfly Ziggy Marley -
Have You Forgotten? Darryl Worley -
Now Jessica Andrews -
Say You Will Fleetwood Mac -
Thankful Kelly Clarkson -
18 The Link Gojira -
22 American Life Madonna -
Atomic Kitten Atomic Kitten -
The Blessed Hellride Black Label Society -
Classic Eric B. & Rakim Compilation
Damnation Opeth -
Darker Than Black Cage -
Dopesmoker Sleep -
The Essential Byrds The Byrds Compilation
Everybody Loves You Kaki King -
Into the Valley of Death Death by Stereo -
Kimi Ga Suki Matthew Sweet -
Kristyles KRS-One -
A Night at the Booty Bar Disco D -
Sans Souci Frenzal Rhomb -
Serart Ser, art -
Shine Daniel Lanois -
Songs of Life Bret Michaels -
Skeletons Nothingface -
39 Minutes of Bliss (In an Otherwise Meaningless World) Caesars Compilation
White1 Sunn O))) -
23 More Like the Moon Wilco EP
Osavurio: Ai wa Matte Kurenai Kaori Iida -
24 Exclusive U2 EP; iTunes
Welcome to Dun Vegas Peatbog Faeries -
28 Black Cherry Goldfrapp -
The Trouble with Being Myself Macy Gray UK
The World According to RZA RZA -
29 Fever to Tell Yeah Yeah Yeahs -
He's Keith Murray Keith Murray -
The Matrix Reloaded: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Meet the Girl Next Door Lil' Mo -
5 High Anxiety Therapy? -
Mind Revolution Skyfire -
Rounds Four Tet UK
Think Tank Blur -
Welcome to the Monkey House The Dandy Warhols -
6 Alcazarized Alcazar -
As the Palaces Burn Lamb of God -
Being Ridden Cex -
Beneath This Gruff Exterior John Hiatt -
Blueprints for the Black Market Anberlin -
Body Kiss The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, aka Mr. Biggs -
BR Instrumentals Cex -
Committed to a Bright Future Dog Fashion Disco -
Dirty Sweet Jet EP
DPGC: U Know What I'm Throwin' Up Daz Dillinger -
Electric Version The New Pornographers -
Figure Number Five Soilwork -
Jalopy Go Far Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer -
Mit Gas Tomahawk -
Movement Gossip -
O' Cracker Where Art Thou? Cracker -
On and On Jack Johnson -
One Word Extinguisher Prefuse 73 -
Politics of the Business Prince Paul -
Scandinavian Leather Turbonegro US
Send Wire -
Take This to Your Grave Fall Out Boy -
The War on Errorism NOFX -
We've Come for You All Anthrax -
When I Pretend to Fall The Long Winters -
10 Reviens Garou -
12 A Flock of Bleeps Younger Brother -
Late Night Tales: Nightmares on Wax Nightmares on Wax Compilation
The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art of Love Michael Franks Compilation
Singles Box Set 1981–1985 Duran Duran Box Set
13 Days of Our Lives Bro'Sis -
The Golden Age of Grotesque Marilyn Manson -
Good Mourning Alkaline Trio -
The Impossibility of Reason Chimaira -
Out of the Vein Third Eye Blind LP & DVD
Sumday Grandaddy -
Year of the Spider Cold -
19 Something Dangerous Natacha Atlas -
Vulnerable Tricky -
20 A Cass McCombs -
Almas del Silencio Ricky Martin -
Anthem Less Than Jake -
Birds of Pray Live -
Black Like Sunday King's X -
Born to Be Free Sonique -
Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs Covers album
Cyborgs Revisited Simply Saucer Re-issue
Deftones Deftones -
Fire Electric Six -
For All the Drugs in the World Sponge -
14 Shades of Grey Staind -
Harem Sarah Brightman -
I Am the Fun Blame Monster! Menomena -
Laughing City Eisley EP
Live: Hallelujah Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas Live
Mississippi: The Album David Banner -
Not in My Name Saul Williams EP
Places for Breathing Revis -
Poodle Hat "Weird Al" Yankovic -
The Promise Earth, Wind & Fire -
Rabbit Don't Come Easy Helloween -
The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1 DJ Kay Slay -
Transform Powerman 5000 -
Über Alles Hanzel Und Gretyl -
Vicious Cycle Lynyrd Skynyrd -
When Broken Is Easily Fixed Silverstein -
22 C21 C21 -
24 Lucky Bastards Peter Pan Speedrock -
26 Friend or Foe? Blackmail -
Led Zeppelin DVD Led Zeppelin DVD
N·E·W·S Prince -
Where Have You Been Tonight? Live Shed Seven Live
27 Falling Uphill Lillix -
How the West Was Won Led Zeppelin Live 1972
In Between Now and Then O.A.R. -
Leave a Whisper Shinedown -
The No Fun EP Local H EP
Olympia Deuxmilletrois Marc Lavoine Live
Rooney Rooney -
Roorback Sepultura -
So Much for the City The Thrills -
Smile Empty Soul Smile Empty Soul -
Tubular Bells 2003 Mike Oldfield -
Winterheart's Guild Sonata Arctica -
30 Atlantis Princess BoA -
2 Best: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7 S Club 7 Compilation
Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation Darkest Hour -
Paper Monsters Dave Gahan Europe; Debut
You Gotta Go There to Come Back Stereophonics -
3 0304 Jewel -
2003 Warped Tour Compilation Various Artists Compilation
Dream to Make Believe Armor for Sleep -
Ego War Audio Bullys -
Explode The Unseen -
From There to Here: Greatest Hits Lonestar Compilation
Home Simply Red -
In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete Miles Davis Box Set
In the Pursuit of Leisure Sugar Ray -
Liberation: Songs to Benefit PETA Various Artists Compilation
Mighty The Planet Smashers -
Moe Life Big Moe -
My Private Nation Train -
Paper Monsters Dave Gahan North America
Redwood Lunasa -
Shootenanny! Eels -
Something to Crow About Riverboat Gamblers -
Soul Journey Gillian Welch -
Trouble No More John Mellencamp -
We Were Born in a Flame Sam Roberts -
5 The Phantom Agony Epica Debut Album
St. Anger Metallica -
Windwardtidesandwaywardsails Down by Law -
9 Hail to the Thief Radiohead -
Universal Hall The Waterboys -
10 Bare Annie Lennox -
Blackout Dropkick Murphys -
Dance with My Father Luther Vandross -
Everything Must Go Steely Dan -
Joe Budden Joe Budden -
Justin Guarini Justin Guarini -
Mest Mest -
The Movement Inspectah Deck -
The Movement Mo Thugs -
New Sacred Cow Kenna -
Playwutchyalike: The Best of Digital Underground Digital Underground Compilation
Replay Play -
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Compilation
Trigger In Flames EP
Ultimate Kenny G Kenny G Compilation
Welcome Interstate Managers Fountains of Wayne -
15 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire EP
16 Taste the Secret Ugly Duckling -
The Vertigo of Bliss Biffy Clyro -
17 After the Storm Monica -
Ambulance LTD Ambulance LTD Debut; EP
Arachnophobiac Michael Schenker Group -
Are We Really Happy with Who We Are Right Now? Moneen -
AttenCHUN! Bone Crusher -
A Blessing in Disguise Green Carnation -
Chapters Amorphis -
Deja Entendu Brand New -
Decoration Day Drive-By Truckers -
Finger Eleven Finger Eleven -
Ghost of a Rose Blackmore's Night -
Happy Songs for Happy People Mogwai -
Here Comes the Indian Animal Collective -
In Response This Day Forward -
Life Is Killing Me Type O Negative -
The Man on the Burning Tightrope Firewater -
A Match and Some Gasoline The Suicide Machines -
Passenger Passenger -
Rememberese The Stills EP
Stupidity Bad Manners -
Take Me to Your Leader King Geedorah pseudonym of MF Doom
Translating the Name Saosin EP
True Reflections Boyd Tinsley -
Unhallowed The Black Dahlia Murder Debut album
Waiting for the Moon Tindersticks -
18 Venus and Other Hits Bananarama Compilation
20 Dangerously in Love Beyoncé -
23 Kerrang! High Voltage Various Artists Compilation
Live Kreation Kreator Live
24 Aesthetic From First to Last EP
Almost Famous Lumidee -
Between the Never and the Now Vendetta Red -
Bittersweet Blu Cantrell -
De-Loused in the Comatorium The Mars Volta -
Elephunk The Black Eyed Peas -
A Flame to the Ground Beneath Lost Horizon -
Hotel Paper Michelle Branch -
I Am the Movie Motion City Soundtrack -
Keep It Together Guster -
Liz Phair Liz Phair -
Motograter Motograter -
The Ownerz Gang Starr -
Population Me Dwight Yoakam -
Radio Contact Acoustic Alchemy -
Re:Mix Momentum TobyMac -
Shades of Blue Madlib -
Southwest Daz Dillinger -
Da Unbreakables Three 6 Mafia -
30 Lovers The Sleepy Jackson -
Parts of the Process Morcheeba Compilation


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Chapter II Ashanti -
Frail Words Collapse As I Lay Dying -
The Green Book Twiztid -
History for Sale Blue October -
Hot Damn! Every Time I Die -
Live Our Lady Peace Live
Michigan Sufjan Stevens -
Take a Break Me First and the Gimme Gimmes -
Time Will Tell Robert Cray -
You Come Before You Poison the Well -
2 Radwimps Radwimps -
4 Vulture Street Powderfinger Australia
6 Stop Stepping on My Head The Roy Clark Method EP
7 North Atlantic Drift Ocean Colour Scene -
Officially Dead Veruca Salt EP
8 Black August Killah Priest -
Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco Kris Kristofferson Live
Diamond Dave David Lee Roth -
Far from Nowhere Slick Shoes -
Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 Trace Adkins Compilation
Maybe Memories The Used Compilation
Noise for Music's Sake Napalm Death Compilation
Scooby Snacks: The Collection Fun Lovin' Criminals Compilation
Thalía Thalía -
Yes Remixes Yes Remix
Young Liars TV on the Radio EP
10 WWE Originals World Wrestling Entertainment/Various Artists -
14 Late Night Tales: Sly & Robbie Sly & Robbie Compilation
Lipstick Traces (A Secret History of Manic Street Preachers) Manic Street Preachers Compilation
Season for Assault 8 Foot Sativa New Zealand
Two Conversations The Appleseed Cast -
15 Bad Boys II Various Artists
Greatest Hits Live 2003 April Wine Live
Jackpot Chingy -
Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz Da Brat -
Making the Grade Diffuser -
Other Hours: Connick on Piano, Volume 1 Harry Connick Jr. -
P-Bone Steak Peelander-Z -
Red Dirt Road Brooks & Dunn -
The Trouble with Being Myself Macy Gray US
Wave on Wave Pat Green -
Year of the Rabbit Year of the Rabbit -
17 Promise of Love The American Analog Set -
20 Transformer Bruce Kulick -
21 Feeler Pete Murray -
Now That's What I Call Music! 55 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
Phantom Power Super Furry Animals -
22 The Artist in the Ambulance Thrice -
Chariot Gavin DeGraw -
Dude Descending a Staircase Apollo 440 -
Evolver 311 -
Freaky Friday: Original Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Friends of Mine Adam Green US
It's All in Your Head Eve 6 -
A Lethal Dose of American Hatred Superjoint Ritual -
Man in the Air Kurt Elling -
Moodring Mya US
Mud on the Tires Brad Paisley -
Now That's What I Call Music! 13 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Ocean Avenue Yellowcard -
Rip the Jacker Canibus -
Special One Cheap Trick -
Speed Graphic Ben Folds EP
Strays Jane's Addiction -
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace -
Tribe Queensrÿche -
What Are You Waiting For? FM Static -
23 Killing Joke Killing Joke -
24 BEGIN no Ichigo Ichie Begin -
The Poets, The Psalms, and the Psalmists DeWayne Woods -
28 Blue Street (Five Guitars) Chris Rea -
Lycanthropy Patrick Wolf -
Magic and Medicine The Coral -
The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection Yes UK; Box Set
29 Carpenters Perform Carpenter Carpenters Compilation
Down upon the Suwannee River Little Feat Live
Enemies of Reality Nevermore -
Pass the Flask The Bled -
Sink or Swim Over My Dead Body -
War at the Warfield Slayer DVD
1 The Vinyl Countdown Relient K EP
4 D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat Junior Senior -
Final Straw Snow Patrol UK
Tour de France Soundtracks Kraftwerk -
5 Belinda Belinda Peregrín -
Best of Ballads & Blues Poison Compilation
D. Boon and Friends D. Boon Compilation
Emotional Technology BT -
Frozen Embers The Crüxshadows EP
Get the Picture? Smash Mouth -
Jeff Jeff Beck -
Quebec Ween -
Thickskin Skid Row -
Truth Be Told Blues Traveler -
What the World Needs Now Is Love Wynonna Judd -
11 Kokopelli Kosheen UK
Rising Shakra -
12 5 Alive! Carbon Leaf Live
Canada Songs Daughters -
Celebrate Mistakes Number One Gun -
Classic Hits Live Kottonmouth Kings Live
Dungeons & Dragons Midnight Syndicate Official soundtrack to the role-playing game
Go Pat Benatar -
Greatest Hits Volume II Alan Jackson Compilation
Kidz Bop 4 Kidz Bop Kids -
Legacy: The Absolute Best The Doors Compilation
A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar Dashboard Confessional -
This Is Meant to Hurt You These Arms Are Snakes Debut EP
Triggernometry Onyx -
18 Cast of Thousands Elbow UK
Genes Dave Couse -
No Push Collide Serafin -
Live Box Björk Box Set
19 Action Pact Sloan -
Clones The Neptunes -
Dierks Bentley Dierks Bentley -
From Me to U Juelz Santana -
Giving the Devil His Due Coal Chamber Compilation
Greendale Neil Young -
Hypnotica Benny Benassi -
Indestructible Rancid -
In This Skin Jessica Simpson -
Jeckyll and Hyde Petra -
Restless Sara Evans -
Rupi's Dance Ian Anderson -
Simple Things Amy Grant -
Trap Muzik T.I. -
TruANT Alien Ant Farm -
Unleashed Bow Wow -
Unstable Adema -
Youth and Young Manhood Kings of Leon -
21 BEGIN no Ichigo Ichie 58 Drive Begin -
Metaphorical Music Nujabes -
22 Back Home Bearfoot Bluegrass -
25 Alleys to Valleys Hermitude Debut album
Chain Gang of Love The Raveonettes -
Take Them On, On Your Own Black Rebel Motorcycle Club UK
The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed The Wildhearts -
26 Anchors Aweigh The Bouncing Souls -
Anthems of Rebellion Arch Enemy US
Burning Down the Opera Edguy Live
Crimson II Edge of Sanity -
Drankin' Patnaz YoungbloodZ -
Everything Goes Numb Streetlight Manifesto -
Hit & Run Big Sugar Compilation
Live! The Farewell Tour Cher Live
Love & Life Mary J. Blige -
Love, Hell or Right Mathematics -
Metamorphosis Hilary Duff -
Reverie Sound Revue Reverie Sound Revue EP
Visions of Gandhi Jedi Mind Tricks -
Waking the Fallen Avenged Sevenfold -
The Wind Warren Zevon -
Wooden Leather Nappy Roots -
31 What Do I Have to Do? Stabbing Westward Compilation
1 I Get Along EP The Libertines EP
Anthology Ocean Colour Scene Compilation
Zzyzx Zeromancer -
2 Breathing Is Irrelevant Ion Dissonance -
Dance of Death Iron Maiden -
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? Metric -
Take Them On, On Your Own Black Rebel Motorcycle Club US
Underworld Various artists Soundtrack
Vintage Michael Bolton -
3 Halcali Bacon Halcali -
Warts and All: Volume 3 Moe Live
5 Oya lélé K3 -
8 Amazing Grace Spiritualized -
Death Cult Armageddon Dimmu Borgir -
Echoes The Rapture -
Empty the Bones of You Chris Clark -
Hand Over Your Loved Ones Wheatus -
9 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire US
Bananas Deep Purple -
Close My Eyes The Slackers -
The Decline of British Sea Power British Sea Power -
Doll Revolution The Bangles -
Feel It Some Girls -
A Few Questions Clay Walker -
The Fiction We Live From Autumn to Ashes -
From the Ashes Pennywise -
Hallucinations David Usher -
Heavier Things John Mayer -
Her Majesty the Decemberists The Decemberists -
Hot Shit! Quasi -
It Still Moves My Morning Jacket -
Love Is the Only Soldier Jann Arden -
The Meadowlands The Wrens -
Mescalero ZZ Top -
The New Romance Pretty Girls Make Graves -
Seal IV Seal aka Seal IV
Self-Destructive Pattern Spineshank -
She Who Dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High Shall Abide Under the Shadow of the Almighty Sinéad O'Connor 2x CD; 1 disc rarities, 1 disc live
Show Me Your Tears Frank Black and the Catholics -
Welcome to Poppy's Fun Lovin' Criminals -
Wellwater Conspiracy Wellwater Conspiracy -
Wildwood Flower June Carter Cash -
The Wolf Andrew W.K. -
10 Vulgar Dir en grey -
11 Smash The Octopus Flattbush -
12 Keepin' It Country Brett Kissel -
Reason and Truth Concept -
14 Get Born Jet -
15 Absolution Muse -
Higher Harem Scarem -
I Am Kloot I Am Kloot -
Reality David Bowie -
Rock Rock Kiss Kiss Combo The Fashion -
Silence Is Easy Starsailor -
Traveler Colin James -
Underachievers Please Try Harder Camera Obscura -
16 The August Engine Hammers of Misfortune -
Before Everything & After MxPx -
Billy Talent Billy Talent CRIA: 3× Platinum
Call It Conspiracy Dozer -
Deliverance Bubba Sparxxx -
Go Tell It on the Mountain The Blind Boys of Alabama -
Grand Champ DMX -
The House Carpenter's Daughter Natalie Merchant -
Identity Crisis Shelby Lynne -
Ima Robot Ima Robot -
In Reverie Saves the Day -
Me & My Brother Ying Yang Twins -
Melvinmania Melvins Compilation
Page Avenue Story of the Year -
Permission to Land The Darkness -
The Soul Sessions Joss Stone US
Thirteenth Step A Perfect Circle -
Vaudeville Villain Viktor Vaughn pseudonym of MF Doom
Walk witt Me Sheek Louch -
War All the Time Thursday -
Worldwide Underground Erykah Badu -
17 Big Machine B'z -
Soul Free Brown Eyed Soul -
19 Alcachofa Ricardo Villalobos -
Glittercard Torun Eriksen -
No Turning Back Imelda May -
Pass Me the Mic Will Pan -
Who's Your Step Daddy Funkoars Debut
21 Absolution Muse UK
22 The Calling Hilltop Hoods -
Give You My World Phil Wickham -
Greatest Hits & Unheard Bits Space Compilation
23 The Best of Deicide Deicide Compilation
Best of Madball Madball Compilation
The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits! Pantera Compilation
Bringer of Blood Six Feet Under -
Caught by the Window Pilot Speed Canada
Cheers Obie Trice -
Comin' from Where I'm From Anthony Hamilton US
Couldn't Have Said It Better Meat Loaf -
Dark Chords on a Big Guitar Joan Baez -
The Eyes of Alice Cooper Alice Cooper -
Fatherfucker Peaches -
Gallowsbird's Bark The Fiery Furnaces -
Go Vertical Horizon -
The Greatest Story Ever Told The Lawrence Arms -
Heretic Morbid Angel -
The Long Road Nickelback -
The Mavericks The Mavericks -
Mechanical Spin Phenomena Mnemic -
Murphy's Law Murphy Lee -
Natural Selection Fuel -
North Elvis Costello -
Past, Present & Future Rob Zombie Compilation
The R. in R&B Collection, Vol. 1 R. Kelly Compilation
Results May Vary Limp Bizkit -
Savin Hill Street Dogs -
Seven's Travels Atmosphere -
Some Devil Dave Matthews -
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Outkast -
Stellastarr Stellastarr -
Stories and Alibis Matchbook Romance -
Stumble into Grace Emmylou Harris -
Testimony Neal Morse -
Untying the Not String Cheese Incident -
Unwrapped Gloria Estefan -
Want One Rufus Wainwright -
Want That Life The Fixx -
With Vision Place of Skulls -
24 Another Day Lene Marlin -
Spade Monkey Majik -
25 BEGIN no Ichigo Ichie Drive in Starter Begin -
26 The Dresden Dolls The Dresden Dolls -
t.A.T.u. Remixes t.A.T.u. Remix
29 The Antidote Moonspell -
Clubfiles – the Album DJ Quicksilver -
Don't Look Back into the Sun/Death on the Stairs The Libertines EP
HTP 2 Hughes Turner Project -
Sacred Love Sting -
2nd Verse So Solid Crew -
Volume 1 The Besnard Lakes -
30 33 Luis Miguel -
Amar Es Cristian Castro -
Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Bette Midler -
Billy Currington Billy Currington -
Changes Kelly Osbourne -
Confession Ill Niño -
The Jethro Tull Christmas Album Jethro Tull Christmas
The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer Donna Summer Compilation +2 new tracks and remix on US limited edition bonus disc
Lead Us Not into Temptation David Byrne -
Life For Rent Dido -
Live at Monsters of Rock Gary Moore Live
Martina Martina McBride -
Money Money 2020 The Network -
My Baby Don't Tolerate Lyle Lovett -
Now That's What I Call Christmas!: The Signature Collection (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Perfecto Presents Great Wall Paul Oakenfold Remix
School of Rock: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
See If I Care Gary Allan -
Singles 93–03 The Chemical Brothers Compilation
So You've Ruined Your Life Get Set Go -
Sunny 16 Ben Folds EP
? Troubled Sleep Prurient


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Evil Never Dies Toxic Holocaust -
Howl Howl Gaff Gaff Shout Out Louds -
2 Hollow Dreams Stigmata -
Reflections Apocalyptica -
6 Dear Catastrophe Waitress Belle & Sebastian -
7 2nd to None Elvis Presley Compilation
21st Century Live Styx Live/DVD
Accelerate Jump5 -
All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan Kenny Chesney -
...And Time Begins Decrepit Birth -
Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People Primus LP/DVD
Birth of a Prince RZA -
Chicken-n-Beer Ludacris -
Collideøscope Living Colour -
Comfort to the Soul Ana Popović -
Total Eclipse Black Moon -
Countrysides Cracker -
Decade of the Nail Spiked Bat Jag Panzer Compilation
Farm Fresh Onions Robert Earl Keen -
Greatest Hits Wyclef Jean Compilation
Hope Non-Prophets -
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Coheed and Cambria -
Katonah Apollo Sunshine -
A Kiss in Time Patty Griffin -
Later That Day Lyrics Born -
The Lemon of Pink The Books -
Live at the House of Blues Guttermouth Live/DVD
Loses Control Hey Mercedes -
Make the Clocks Move Kevin Devine -
Mr. Snowman John Michael Montgomery -
Nu-Mixx Klazzics 2Pac Remix
Reflections Paul van Dyk -
The Room's Too Cold The Early November -
Santamental Steve Lukather -
Seasons Sevendust -
The Second Great Awakening Fireball Ministry -
Shadow Zone Static-X -
Softcore Jukebox Ladytron Compilation
Stone Deaf Forever! Motörhead Box Set
The Struggle Cappadonna -
Transatlanticism Death Cab for Cutie -
West Koasta Nostra Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. -
8 And the Story Goes Agnes Monica -
11 12 Memories Travis -
13 The Curse of Blondie Blondie -
Intoxicated Gracia -
It All Starts Here Jem EP
Morning Sci-Fi Hybrid
1 Fille & 4 Types Celine Dion -
14 As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2 Rod Stewart Covers album
Blackberry Belle The Twilight Singers -
Boy in Da Corner Dizzee Rascal -
Bucketheadland 2 Buckethead -
Careful What You Wish For Texas -
Christmas Is Almost Here Again Carly Simon Christmas
Chrome, Smoke & BBQ ZZ Top Box Set
Comfort Woman Meshell Ndegeocello -
Coral Fang The Distillers -
The Essential Simon & Garfunkel Simon & Garfunkel Compilation
Ember to Inferno Trivium -
For Never and Ever Kill Hannah -
Hard Jagged Edge -
Honesty Rodney Atkins -
Just Because I'm a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton Various Artists Dolly Parton tribute
Long Black Train Josh Turner -
Measure of a Man Clay Aiken -
The Movie Album Barbra Streisand -
The Remixes Mariah Carey Remix
XIII Mushroomhead -
All Got Our Runnins The Streets EP
16 The Crusader Scribe -
Mój czas Patrycja Markowska -
17 One Crimson Night HammerFall Live
18 Being Somebody Liberty X UK
19 Infame Babasónicos -
20 Country Life Show of Hands -
Frank Amy Winehouse -
Hái! The Creatures -
Kish Kash Basement Jaxx -
Singles Suede Compilation
21 Astronomy Bleach -
Choirs of the Eye Kayo Dot -
Chutes Too Narrow The Shins -
Come Feel Me Tremble Paul Westerberg -
Coverage Mandy Moore Covers album
Ethernaut The Crüxshadows -
Evanesce Anatomy of a Ghost -
Everything to Everyone Barenaked Ladies -
Group Therapy Dope -
Interventions + Lullabies The Format -
Kickin' It at the Barn Little Feat -
Lambhouse: The Collection 1991–1998 Unsane Compilation
Logic Will Break Your Heart The Stills -
MFZB Zebrahead -
MH Marques Houston -
Neurosis & Jarboe Neurosis & Jarboe -
North Something Corporate -
Puss 'n' Boots Crash Test Dummies -
Rush in Rio Rush Live/DVD
The Silent Circus Between the Buried and Me -
Streetcore Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros -
The Terror State Anti-Flag -
Twentysomething Jamie Cullum -
The Very Best Of Eagles Compilation
A Very Special Acoustic Christmas Various Artists Christmas
We Sweat Blood Danko Jones -
What's Wrong With This Picture? Van Morrison -
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? The Unicorns -
22 The Flag of Punishment Galneryus -
Paradinome: Koi ni Mi o Yudanete Kaori Iida -
24 The Cat Empire The Cat Empire -
27 Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics Pete Rock Compilation[37]
Bodysong Jonny Greenwood Soundtrack; UK
Forget Yourself The Church -
In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988–2003 R.E.M. Compilation; UK
The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country on the Click) The Fall UK
Three Sugababes UK
Shoot from the Hip Sophie Ellis-Bextor UK
Through the Ashes of Empires Machine Head UK
28 At Crystal Palace Erase Errata -
DevilDriver DevilDriver -
Harry for the Holidays Harry Connick Jr. Christmas
Hits! – The Very Best of Erasure Erasure Compilation
Modern ARTillery The Living End -
Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg Billy Bragg Compilation
Notes & Photographs JamisonParker EP
The Rise of Brutality Hatebreed -
Room on Fire The Strokes -
Ultimate Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. Compilation
31 Another Way Teenage Bottlerocket -
1 The Journey Continues Bradley Joseph -
2 Films About Ghosts Counting Crows Compilation
3 Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy Against Me! -
Guilty Blue UK
Hit Peter Gabriel Compilation
In Your Own Time Mark Owen -
Love Is Hell pt. 1 Ryan Adams EP
A Natural Disaster Anathema UK
Severance Daysend -
Underworld 1992–2002 Underworld Compilation
4 15 Year Killing Spree Cannibal Corpse Compilation
Afterglow Sarah McLachlan -
Blood in My Eye Ja Rule -
Choronzon Akercocke -
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy -
Live 2003 Coldplay US; Live
Come Poop with Me Triumph the Insult Comic Dog -
Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand Relient K Christmas
Dinosaur Sounds Catch 22 -
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place Explosions in the Sky -
Ghosts of the Great Highway Sun Kil Moon -
Elements Pt. 2 Stratovarius -
The Glad Fact Dirty Projectors
Here Comes That Weird Chill Mark Lanegan EP
Married to the Game Too Short -
The Matrix Revolutions: Music from the Motion Picture Don Davis Soundtrack
Most Requested Hits Aaron Carter Compilation
Avril Lavigne: My World Avril Lavigne Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 14 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Payable on Death P.O.D. -
The Preacher's Son Wyclef Jean -
Purple on Time U.S. Maple -
The Sceptre of Deception Falconer -
Shock'n Y'all Toby Keith -
Sixty Six to Timbuktu Robert Plant Compilation
Skull Ring Iggy Pop -
This Left Feels Right Bon Jovi Compilation
Ultimate Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Compilation
The Very Best of Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow Compilation
5 Smoking Monkey Jonathan Coulton -
6 Love Mika Nakashima -
7 Salvation Lies Within Faith -
10 Ladies Night Atomic Kitten -
Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai Jamiroquai Compilation
Live from Faraway Stables Silverchair Live
State of Mind Holly Valance -
11 Another 700 Miles 3 Doors Down EP
Closer Josh Groban -
The Essential Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Compilation
Kid Rock Kid Rock -
Live from the Road Chevelle Live
Lost Dogs Pearl Jam Compilation
SoulO Nick Lachey -
Soundtrack to the Apocalypse Slayer Box Set
Thank You Stone Temple Pilots Compilation
Train of Thought Dream Theater -
Try This Pink -
Tupac: Resurrection Tupac Shakur Soundtrack
14 Beg for Mercy G-Unit -
The Black Album Jay-Z -
Louis XIV Louis XIV -
15 The Morning Never Came Swallow the Sun Debut album
17 Ether Song Turin Brakes -
Let It Be... Naked The Beatles Remix
Now That's What I Call Music! 56 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
A Present for Everyone Busted -
Tales of a Librarian Tori Amos Compilation
Turn It On Ronan Keating -
18 Ashanti's Christmas Ashanti Christmas
At Last Cyndi Lauper -
The Biggest and the Best Slick Shoes Compilation
Blink-182 Blink-182 -
Body Language Kylie Minogue -
The Central Park Concert Dave Matthews Band Live/DVD
Collide Skillet -
18 B Sides + DVD Moby Compilation & DVD
The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology Joe Satriani Compilation
Greatest Hits Red Hot Chili Peppers Compilation
Greatest Hits LeAnn Rimes Compilation
Heavy Swollen Members -
I Can't Stop Al Green -
I'm One of You Hank Williams Jr. -
In the Zone Britney Spears US
The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology Steve Vai Compilation
Live at Largo Glen Phillips Live
Live in Texas Linkin Park Live DVD
Maryland Mansions Cex -
Number Ones Michael Jackson Compilation
One Wish: The Holiday Album Whitney Houston Christmas
Revolutionary Vol. 2 Immortal Technique -
Room To Breathe Reba McEntire -
Under Construction, Part II Timbaland & Magoo -
Weekend Warrior Biz Markie -
19 Kimi Tsunagi Five M Asian Kung-Fu Generation -
21 Take a Look in the Mirror Korn -
22 All Request Live Ween Live
23 Call Off the Search Katie Melua UK
24 Dedicated Lemar -
Introduction Alex Parks -
Lucifer Incestus Belphegor -
Pop Art: Pet Shop Boys - The Hits Pet Shop Boys Compilation
Remixed & Revisited Madonna Remix + 1 new track
The Soul Sessions Joss Stone UK
Turnaround Westlife -
25 Blitzen Trapper Blitzen Trapper -
Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention Nelly Remix
Elocation Default -
Folklore Nelly Furtado -
Life on Display Puddle of Mudd -
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium Rage Against the Machine Live
The Make Yourself at Home EP The Starting Line EP
Now & Forever: The Hits TLC UK; Compilation
Part II Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz -
7 Enrique Iglesias -
The Singles 1992–2003 No Doubt Compilation +1 new track
This Is Not a Test! Missy Elliott -
Unearthed Johnny Cash Box Set
29 Happiness The Weepies -
1 Daft Club Daft Punk Remix
The Firebird Suite - Archives The Firebird Band -
When Goodbye Means Forever... I Killed the Prom Queen -
2 And Then... Joe -
Comin' on Strong Trace Adkins -
My First Time Look What I Did -
My Own Thing Manafest -
The Diary of Alicia Keys Alicia Keys US
3 CONTROL Your touch Yumi Shizukusa -
8 Just as I Am Guy Sebastian -
Lichtspielhaus Rammstein DVD
Strachy na Lachy Strachy na Lachy -
9 Big Money Heavyweight Big Tymers -
Tha Dogg: Best of the Works Snoop Dogg Compilation
Fefe Dobson Fefe Dobson -
Home Ryan Malcolm -
Hot & Wet 112 -
Live at Brixton Academy Motörhead Live
Love Is Hell pt. 2 Ryan Adams EP
Nick Cannon Nick Cannon -
The Reason Hoobastank -
Soulful Ruben Studdard -
Soulstar Musiq -
Splinter The Offspring -
Tasty Kelis -
Terrorist Threats Westside Connection -
12 Atarashiki Nihongo Rock no Michi to Hikari Sambomaster -
These Days Will Fade Moments in Grace EP
16 Extended Play Denver Harbor EP
The Lex Diamond Story Raekwon -
M.A.D.E. Memphis Bleek -
17 Legendary Zao Compilation
23 Juve the Great Juvenile -
MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water David Banner -
Riffs Status Quo -
25 Ultimate Circus Nightmare -
27 I Look I See Yusuf Islam -
31 Porch Life Big D and the Kids Table -

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Top 5 albums of Billboard year[edit]

  1. 50 CentGet Rich or Die Tryin'
  2. Norah JonesCome Away With Me
  3. BeyoncéDangerously in Love
  4. Michael JacksonNumber Ones
  5. Dixie ChicksHome

Top 10 Selling Albums of the Year US[edit]

  1. Get Rich or Die Tryin'50 Cent
  2. Come Away with MeNorah Jones
  3. StrippedChristina Aguilera
  4. Number OnesMichael Jackson
  5. MeteoraLinkin Park
  6. Dangerously in LoveBeyoncé
  7. A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay
  8. FallenEvanescence
  9. In the ZoneBritney Spears
  10. Let GoAvril Lavigne

Popular songs[edit]

Classical music[edit]



Musical theater[edit]

Musical film[edit]




The following artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: AC/DC, The Clash, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, The Police, The Righteous Brothers


ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Mercury Music Prize[edit]


Triple J Hottest 100[edit]


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