Tag: Backstreet Boys

Sunday 2/20/22 4pm ET: Feature LP: Backstreet Boys (1996)

Backstreet Boys is the eponymous debut studio album by American boy band Backstreet Boys, released on May 6, 1996, by Jive Records in Germany. It was a success, becoming one of the biggest debut albums ever. It contains a number of the band’s most memorable singles. All of those singles were later released on the group’s second self-titled album, Backstreet Boys (1997), their debut in the United States in 1997, which compiled songs from this album and the band’s second international release Backstreet’s Back (1997).

  1. “We’ve Got It Goin’ On” 3:39
  2. “Anywhere for You” 4:40
  3. “Get Down (You’re the One for Me)” 3:50
  4. “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” 4:48
  5. “Quit Playin’ Games (with My Heart)” 3:52
  6. “Boys Will Be Boys” 4:06
  7. “Just to Be Close to You” 4:49
  8. “I Wanna Be with You” 4:04
  9. “Every Time I Close My Eyes” 3:55
  10. “Darlin'” 5:31
  11. “Let’s Have a Party” 3:49
  12. “Roll with It” 4:41
  13. “Nobody But You” 3:03
  14. “Lay Down Beside Me” 5:26
  15. “Give Me Your Heart” 5:08

Thursday 1/27/22 6pm Feature Artist: Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group consisting of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson. The group was formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida.

The group rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). In the following year, they released their second international album Backstreet’s Back (1997) along with their self-titled U.S. debut album, Backstreet Boys (1997), which continued the group’s success worldwide. They rose to superstardom with their third studio album Millennium (1999) and its follow-up album, Black & Blue (2000). They also released a greatest hits album, The Hits – Chapter One (2001), with a new single, “Drowning”. After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released a comeback album Never Gone (2005). After the conclusion of the Never Gone Tour in 2006, Richardson left the group to pursue other interests. The group then released two albums as a quartet: Unbreakable (2007) and This Is Us (2009).

Richardson permanently rejoined the group in 2012. In the following year, they celebrated their 20th anniversary and released their first independent album, In a World Like This. Their follow-up album DNA (2019) debuted at number one, more than two decades after the group formed, and 19 years after they last topped in 2000. They also became the first boy band to top the U.S. album charts in three different decades.

The Backstreet Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the world’s best-selling music artists. They are the first group since Led Zeppelin to have their first ten albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the only boy band to do so. The albums Backstreet Boys and Millennium were both certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making them one of the few bands to have multiple diamond albums.

The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 22, 2013. They also released their first documentary movie, titled Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in January 2015. In March 2017, the group began a residency in Las Vegas that lasted two years, titled Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life.

Tuesday 10pm: Feature LP: Backstreet Boys – DNA (2019)

DNA is the ninth studio album by the Backstreet Boys (eighth in the U.S). It was released on January 25, 2019 by RCA Records. The album features tracks written by Lauv, Andy Grammer, and Stuart Crichton. It was preceded by the singles “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “Chances”, “No Place”, and will be supported by a world tour, the band’s most expansive in 18 years, beginning on May 11, 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal, before visiting North America in July 2019. The album is their first on Sony Music Entertainment since In a World Like This (2013) which was released independently through BMG.

1. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” 3:35
2. “Nobody Else” 3:38
3. “Breathe” 3:06
4. “New Love” 3:00
5. “Passionate” 3:43
6. “Is It Just Me” 3:37
7. “Chances” 2:52
8. “No Place” 2:59
9. “Chateau” 3:08
10. “The Way It Was” 3:26
11. “Just Like You Like It” 3:42
12. “OK” 2:31
13. “Said I Love You” 2:51
14. “Do You Remember” 2:54
15. “Best Days” 3:40

Feature Year: 2001 (Part 1 – 9a, Part 2 – 9p) ET #2001 @RadioMax

2001The Hits and Music of 2001
January 9 – Apple Inc. introduces the iTunes media player.

January 12 – January 21 – Rock in Rio 3 is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Headlining acts consist of Sting, R.E.M., ‘N Sync, Iron Maiden, Neil Young, Red Hot Chili Peppers and a new line-up of Guns N’ Roses.
January 17 – Bass player Jason Newsted leaves Metallica after 14 years with the band.
January 20 – At the American Music Awards, the Backstreet Boys perform their hit single Larger than Life, during the performance they’re surprisingly joined on stage by ‘N Sync. It is the only time that the two rival boy bands performed on the same stage together at the same time.
January 26 – A crowd crush occurs during the a set by Limp Bizkit at the Sydney Big Day Out music festival. Jessica Michalik is killed and the band subsequently leaves the country after threats to their safety.
February – CFXJ (Flow 93.5), Canada’s first urban music station, goes to air for the first time as a testing signal (its official debut is on March 1.) This is considered a breakthrough for Canadian hip hop and R&B musicians.
February 1 – Jennifer Lopez becomes first female and artist to have both a number one album (J.Lo) and a number one movie (The Wedding Planner) in the same week.
February 6 – Don Felder is fired from the Eagles. Felder sues the band for wrongful termination, and is countersued by Don Henley and Glenn Frey for breach of contract. The suits are settled out of court.
February 13 – Peter Frampton receives the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.
February 17 – Manic Street Preachers become the first western rock band to play in Cuba. (Fidel Castro is in attendance.) They did not tour however, meaning that the unsigned British rock band Sandstone Veterans are the only band from the western world to tour Cuba.
February 18 – James Taylor weds for the third time, marrying Caroline “Kim” Smedvig, director of public relations and marketing for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
February 28 – Courtney Love sues to get out of her contract with Vivendi Universal, on the grounds that music industry contracts are unfairly long compared to those in other industries.
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.
March 9 – 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 28 – Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 replaces Max Bruch’s violin concerto at #1 in the Classic FM Hall of Fame. Two super-mega hit albums : Hikaru Utada’s Distance and Ayumi Hamasaki’s A Best are released on exactly the same date. Their debut week sales are 3,002,720 and 2,874,870, respectively, setting the world’s #1 and #2 one-week album sales records.
March 31 – Whitney Houston and husband Bobby Brown were fired 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 3 – Mariah Carey signs a blockbuster contract with Virgin Records, worth $80 million for four albums.
April 4 – Original Zombies lead singer Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent reunite for a two-part performance at London’s Jazz Cafe, the first time the two had performed together in over 30 years.
April 15 – The Dutch DJ Tiësto releases his first solo album, In My Memory, on Black Hole Recordings.
April 21 – The first Top Chinese Music Awards ceremony is held.
April 24 and October 30 – Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson release albums in the same year, respectively. Janet releases All For You and Michael releases Invincible. Both albums would hit #1 on the album charts.
May 1 – Huey Lewis and the News makes a comeback with their album Plan B, their first album of new material in a decade.
May – The 4th EJCF is held in Basel. The next time was in 2004.
May 12 – Joey Fatone of ‘N Sync injures his leg in a trap door during rehearsals for the new tour.
May 15 – Charley Pride’s A Tribute to Jim Reeves is the first compact disc to have copy protection, 80’s band The Go Go’s release there first album in 17 years:”God Bless The Go Go’s
May 22 – Mötley Crüe publishes their collective autobiography The Dirt.
June 2 – Christina Aguilera scores her fourth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 for “Lady Marmalade” a collaboration with Lil’ Kim, Mýa, and Pink. The video wins the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year.
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 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket which would later sell 14 million copies worldwide. This was the bands second successful album. Electric Light Orchestra release Zoom, their first album in 15 years.
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, California 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.
June 24 – Jazz pianist John Hicks marries flautist Elise Wood.
July – Willy Denzey makes his first appearance at Les Francofolies de La Rochelle.
July 2 – Napster shuts down its entire network in order to comply with a court injunction ordering it to halt the trading of copyrighted files.
July 9 – Backstreet Boys put their Black & Blue summer tour on hold to allow A. J. McLean to enter a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcoholism and depression.
July 19 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for drug possession.
July 25 – Mariah Carey checks into a hospital for what a spokesperson terms “extreme exhaustion”. Carey had exhibited several incidents of bizarre behavior during the previous week, including performing a strange striptease during an unscheduled visit to MTV’s Total Request Live and posting a rambling message on her Web site in which she wrote, “I don’t know what’s going on with life”.
August 3 – Whitney Houston signs the largest contract in music history with Arista Records, a six-album deal worth over $100 million.
August 6 – Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is released from prison after serving five years of a nine-year sentence for a parole violation.
August 13 – Two weeks before its official release, Spider One of Powerman 5000 pulls Anyone for Doomsday? off the market because it sounds too much like their previous release Tonight the Stars Revolt!. Later he releases the album on their website. Two months later, Al 3 & Dorian 27 leave the band.
August 15 – Wilco signs a buy-out deal with Reprise Records after the label rejects the Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album and the band refuses to make any changes. Wilco leaves with the rights to the album in their possession.
August 25 – A Cessna 402 aircraft carrying 9 people, including R&B singer Aaliyah, crashes in the Bahamas, killing all aboard.
September 4 – The second studio album from Armenian-American band System of a Down, Toxicity, is released worldwide. After the 9/11 attacks, the single “Chop Suey!” is put on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel.
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 and 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.
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 – America: A Tribute to Heroes airs uninterrupted on all major networks. The solemn concert, only 10 days after the September 11 attacks, included performances by 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.
September 29 – Jennifer Lopez weds back-up dancer Cris Judd. The marriage would end in June 2002.
October – Burton C. Bell gets into a fight with his bandmate Dino Cazares about a manager they fired. The event triggers the demise of Fear Factory.
October 6 – Pop Idol premieres on ITV.
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, Bad and Dangerous.
October 20 – The Concert for New York City airs on VH1, with performances by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi The Who, Billy Joel and others. Volunteers For America benefit concert is held in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
October 21 – United We Stand: What More Can I Give benefit concert is held at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., with performances by Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, James Brown, Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, and others. Volunteers For America benefit concert is held at 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.
October 23 – 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.
November – The governing body of the UK Singles Chart, Chart Information Network Ltd. (CIN), changes its name to The Official UK Charts Company.
November 1 – 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 White Lilies Island. 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.
November 6 – Britney Spears’ third album, Britney debuts at #1, making her the first female artist to have her first three albums enter the US charts at #1.
December – Mike Turner quits Our Lady Peace.
December 1 – Backstreet Boys release their hits album, The Hits: Chapter One.
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”.
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 Dying Fetus.

Source: Wikipedia

Feature Year: 2000 (Part 1 – 9a , Part 2 – 9p ET) #2000 @RadioMax

2000We feature the hits and the music of 2000 Part 1 at 9am and Part 2 at 9pm

January – Canadian post-hardcore band Silverstein formed.
January 1 – In New York City, USA, at precisely midnight the Artist Formerly Known As Prince celebrates the new millennium by playing his anthemic “1999”, in what he vows is the song’s finale. British composer John Tavener is knighted in the New Year’s Honours List.
January 6 – Blink-182 released their single “All The Small Things”, which excelled on U.S. Billboard charts: no.1 on Modern Rock Tracks and no.6 on the Hot 100. The music video was a parody of famous contemporary boybands, pre-eminently Backstreet Boys – it won ‘Best Group Video’ at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and was also nominated for ‘Video of the Year’.
January 11 – Gary Glitter is released from jail, two months before his sentence for sexual offences ends. Sharon Osbourne quits as manager of Smashing Pumpkins after only three months. In a brash press release she announces she had to resign “for medical reasons: Billy Corgan was making me sick.” Singer Whitney Houston is caught with 15.2 grams of marijuana in her bag at a Hawaii airport. She boards her flight to San Francisco before police can arrive to arrest her.
January 14 – Rolling Stone reveals that the two children of Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, were fathered by David Crosby.
January 18 – Spencer Goodman is executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas, for the 1991 kidnap and murder of the wife of ZZ Top manager Bill Ham in 1991. Ham is present at the execution.
February 9 – The Million Dollar Hotel, a film co-written by U2 lead singer Bono, premieres at the 50th Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival).
February 11 – Diana Ross divorces Arne Næss, Jr. her husband of 14 years.
February 16 – The Silver Tassie, an opera by Mark-Anthony Turnage, receives its première at the London Coliseum, performed by the English National Opera.
February 23 – At the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, Santana wins a record 8 Grammys in one night tying Michael Jackson who won 8 in 1984. Christina Aguilera won Best New Artist.
February 24 – Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilia wins a lawsuit filed against the Spice Girls over a sponsorship deal that fell apart when Geri Halliwell left the group.
February 28 – Songwriter Stan Penridge files a lawsuit against the rock band KISS, the band’s publishing company and Universal Music Group, claiming that he had not received millions of dollars in publishing royalties that he was owed for the song “Beth”.
March 6 – Foxy Brown is injured in a car accident in Brooklyn, New York, in which her car hit a fence. Police discover that Brown was driving with a suspended driver license and order her to appear in court in April. Brown’s license was suspended for failing to appear in court for a parking violation.
March 11 – 311 (band) holds their first 3–11 Day concert at Tower Records in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
March 13 – Blink-182 end their European tour early after guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge and drummer Travis Barker succumb to strep throat.
March 24 – After violating a prior probation agreement by getting drunk, Ol’ Dirty Bastard is ordered to undergo a 90 day diagnostic evaluation at the California Institute For Men in Chino, California.
March 27 – *NSYNC sets a new first-week sales record with 2.4 million copies of No Strings Attached sold, smashing the old record of 1.1 million.
March 28 – Jimmy Page wins a lawsuit filed against Ministry magazine, which claimed that Page had contributed to the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham by wearing a Satanic robe and chanting spells while Bonham was dying. The magazine apologizes and offers to pay Page’s legal bills. Page donates the money received from the case to the Action for Brazil’s Children Trust.
April 1 – Ted Nugent angers Hispanic groups in Texas after onstage remarks he makes during a concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, in which he says that those who did not speak English should get out of America. He is banned from the venue as a result.
April 4 – Mick Jagger attends the opening of an arts center named after him at Dartford Grammar School in southeast England.
April 6 – Shawn Colvin, James Taylor, Cyndi Lauper, Richard Thompson, Sweet Honey, Elton John, Cassandra Wilson, Wynonna Judd, k.d. lang, Bryan Adams, and Mary Chapin Carpenter perform in New York as part of a tribute to Joni Mitchell.
April 12 – Metallica files a lawsuit against the peer-to-peer service Napster, as well as Yale University, University of Southern California and Indiana University for copyright infringement. Yale and Indiana are later dropped from the suit when they block access to Napster on campus computers.
May 1 – A $1.8 million civil fraud lawsuit is filed against Neil Young in Los Angeles Superior Court by a former Village Voice writer. The lawsuit charges that Young broke an agreement to have a biography written about him when he blocked the book’s publication.
May 4 – Letters To Cleo play their last concert in Boston; they disband the following month.
May 5 – Rod Stewart undergoes an hour-long throat operation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to remove a growth on his thyroid, which turns out to be benign.
May 6 – John Mellencamp receives an honorary Doctor of Music degree as the commencement speaker for Indiana University’s Class of 2000.
May 13 – The 45th Eurovision Song Contest final, held in Stockholm’s Globe Arena, is won by Denmark’s Olsen Brothers and the song “Fly on the Wings of Love”. Dickey Betts is Kicked out of The Allman Brothers Band and replaced with Warren Haynes.
May 16 – Britney Spears’s second LP, Oops!… I Did It Again sells 1.3 million copies in its debut week and 500,000 on the first day of its release, giving it the highest first-week sales by any solo artist in US history, until Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP” a few weeks later. The album sold over 20 million copies becoming the best-selling album by female artist of the decade.
Prince announces that he has changed his name back to Prince now that his publishing contract with Warner/Chappell has expired. He had been known as an unpronounceable symbol, since 1993.
May 24 – 50 Cent is shot nine times in Queens. After spending time in hospital he returns to recording and performing.
May 25 – Eddie Van Halen begins treatment for prevention of tongue cancer at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
May 29 – Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey are named the Best Selling Male and Female artist of the millennium at the World Music Awards in Monaco.
May 30 – Eminem’s second LP, The Marshall Mathers LP sells 1.76 million copies on its debut week, becoming the fastest selling rap album ever according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Produced by Dr. Dre, the album breaks the previous record of 803,000 copies set by Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, also produced by Dr. Dre.
June 8 – Sinéad O’Connor comes out as a lesbian in an interview with Curve magazine.
June 20 – Billy Gilman’s debut album One Voice was released under Epic Records. The album was certified 2x platinum, making Gilman the youngest artist in music history to perform the feat. Britney Spears begins her Oops!… I Did It Again World Tour, her first world tour, visiting North America, Europe and Brazil in support her sophomore album, Oops!… I Did It Again. The tour was a commercial success and became the second highest-grossing tour by a solo artist on 2000, only behind Tina Turner’s Twenty Four Seven retirement tour.
June 23 to 25 – The Experience Music Project, now the EMP Museum, opens in Seattle.
June 30 – Nine people are crushed to death during Pearl Jam’s set at the Roskilde Festival, in Roskilde, Denmark.
July 21 and July 22 – Oasis plays at Wembley Stadium. The first of this night is featured on the double CD and the DVD Familiar to Millions.
July 26 – A U.S. district judge orders the Napster to halt the trading of copyrighted music among its users, essentially ordering it shut down. A stay on the injunction is granted two days later, allowing the site to continue operating for the time being.
August 8 – A coalition of 28 U.S. states file a lawsuit against the major record labels, accusing them of keeping the prices of CDs fixed at artificially high prices since 1995.
August 11 – Madonna gives birth to her second child, son Rocco. Film director Guy Ritchie is the father.
August 14 – Outside the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine performs a free concert protesting the two-party system. In a chaotic scene after the performance, police forcibly disperse the crowd and several arrests are made.
August 16 – Rapper Eminem files for divorce from wife Kim Mathers.
August 20 – Skinny Puppy reunite for a concert at the Doomsday Festival in Dresden, Germany.
September 7 – Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford is arrested for climbing on the set at MTV’s Video Music Awards after his band lost the award for Best Rock Video to Limp Bizkit. The director of Rage’s “Sleep Now in the Fire” video, Michael Moore, suggests Commerford was probably “just bored” by the show. Britney Spears performed her hit single “Oops!…I Did It Again”, becoming one of the VMA’s most iconic and controversial performances due to her skin-coloured outfit.
September 13 – The first Latin Grammy Awards are held.
September 19 – Madonna releases “Music”.
September 23 – Isaac Stern celebrates his 80th birthday together with his 40th anniversary as President of Carnegie Hall.
September 26 – Pearl Jam releases twenty-five live albums, each taken from a different show on their European tour, as the initial part of the Pearl Jam Official Bootlegs series.
October 1 – Midnight Oil perform their single Beds are Burning at the closing of the 2000 Summer Olympics dressed in outfits clearly displaying the word “Sorry” in reference to Prime Minister John Howard’s refusal to apologise to the Stolen Generation.
October 5 – The Beatles release a hardcover book version of The Beatles Anthology, containing newly published photos and interviews with band members. The book went straight to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list. EMI and Warner Music withdraw their application to the European Commission for a proposed $20 billion merger due to regulators’ concerns. The merger would have concentrated 80% of the European music business into the hands of just four major labels.
October 17 – Limp Bizkit release Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water selling over a million copies in it first week of release, a new record for a rock album.
October 18 – Zack de la Rocha leaves Rage Against the Machine saying that the band’s decision making process has completely failed.
October 24 – Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, is released and debuts at number 16 on the Billboard 200, with 47,000 copies sold in its first week. It would later become the best selling album of 2001, and later become certified Diamond by the RIAA in 2005.
October 31 – Napster and BMG Music announce a partnership that would change the website into a subscription-based service offering legal downloads.
November 5 – The fourth Terrastock festival is held in Seattle.
November 7 – The Mark, Tom and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) is released by Blink-182. It is the first and only live album by the American pop-punk band. It also features the single “Man Overboard” which does relatively well in the charts.
November 18 – A new musical adaptation of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck by Robert Wilson and Tom Waits opens in Copenhagen.
December – Tripp Eisen formerly of Dope replaces Koichi Fukuda in Static-X.
December 2 – The Backstreet Boys debuts with 1.6 million with Black & Blue and becomes the first artists in history to achieve back-to-back million-plus first week sales. It also sells 5 million worldwide and sets a record for the best International Sales Week in History. The Smashing Pumpkins played what was to be their final concert at the Metro Club in Chicago. The band would reunite in 2005.
December 22 – Madonna marries film director Guy Ritchie, at Skibo Castle in Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland with Gwyneth Paltrow, Stella McCartney, Sting, George Clooney, Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Rupert Everett and others in attendance. The Joel and Ethan Coen film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is released, with a T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack that revives the popularity of traditional American folk music and bluegrass.
December 31 – Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes marries actress Kate Hudson.

Artist Countdown: New Kids On The Block Top 25 6pm ET

NKOTBNew Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) are an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr. The bands’ original name was Nynuk. The band consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. New Kids on the Block enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold 80 million records worldwide. They won two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album. After having disbanded in 1994, several attempts were made to get the group back together, all of them unsuccessful.

After secretly reuniting in 2007 and recording a new CD, the group released that new album and embarked on a concert tour in 2008. The album, entitled The Block, was released on September 2, 2008. New Kids on the Block was listed as number 16 on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments. The group was on tour with the Backstreet Boys in 2011–2012 as NKOTBSB. The supergroup first performed live together on November 21, 2010 at the American Music Awards on ABC and again on 2011 New Year’s on ABC’s Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest show. Along with the Backstreet Boys, the group is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 You Got It (The Right Stuff)
2 Step by Step
3 I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)
4 Hangin’ Tough
5 Tonight
6 If You Go Away
7 This One’s for the Children
8 Cover Girl
9 Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)
10 Let’s Try It Again
11 Dirty Dawg
12 Games
13 Summertime
14 Call It What You Want
15 Dirty Dancing
16 Please Don’t Go Girl
17 Single (featuring Ne-Yo)
18 The Whisper
19 2 in the Morning
20 Remix (I Like The)
21 Be My Girl
22 Stop It Girl
23 My Favorite Girl
24 Valentine Girl 
25 We Own Tonight


Feature LP: Backstreet Boys – In A World Like This 11pm ET

BSB - WorldIn a World Like This is the eighth studio album (seventh in the U.S.) by the Backstreet Boys, released on July 30, 2013. It’s a follow-up to 2009’s This Is Us. It’s the first album featuring all five original members in six years since Kevin Richardson left the group in 2006 to focus on his family and pursue other interests. Richardson rejoined the group in 2012. It will also be their first independent album after they left their old label Jive Records in 2010.

On May 20, 2013, the group released “Permanent Stain” as a promotional single, which was co-written by band member Nick Carter. A free download of the song was offered with the purchase of a ticket for their In a World Like This Tour. The first single from the album, also titled “In a World Like This” premiered on Z100 New York on June 18, 2013 and was released on June 25, 2013. (Source: Wikipedia)

1. “In A World Like This”  3:41
2. “Permanent Stain”  3:55
3. “Breathe”  3:50
4. “Madeleine” 4:05
5. “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)”  3:44
6. “Make Believe”  4:46
7. “Try”  3:22
8. “Trust Me”  3:47
9. “Love Somebody”  3:25
10. “One Phone Call”  3:51
11. “Feels Like Home”  3:26
12. “Soldier”  3:53