Tag: Janet Jackson

Tuesday 9/22/2020 12:45am ET: Feature LP: Janet Jackson – All For You (2001)

All for You is the seventh studio album by American singer Janet Jackson. Released on April 24, 2001 by Virgin Records America, its development and theme was rooted in Jackson’s separation from husband René Elizondo, Jr, getting to know what dating is like for the first time. Unlike The Velvet Rope, which saw Jackson tackling darker issues such as domestic violence and depression, All for You showcased a mix of upbeat dance-pop and slow R&B sounds, incorporating rock, disco, and funk, as well as soft rock and Oriental music. Its lyrics focus on passion, romance, and intercourse, also discussing themes of betrayal and deceit. The explicit language and sexual content of several songs drew media controversy, causing the album to be banned in several countries.

All for You received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended its upbeat nature and the sonic innovation of several songs. It was also considered one of her sexiest albums and among the best of her career. The album received three Grammy Award nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album, winning Best Dance Recording for its title track. It became Jackson’s fifth consecutive album to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States and had the biggest opening week sales of her career. Upon its release, it also had the second highest first week sales for a female artist in Nielsen SoundScan history. It reached the top five of most countries internationally and was the biggest selling international pop album of the year in Japan. Certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it has sold over three million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan and an estimated five million copies internationally. All for You was the year’s twelfth biggest selling album worldwide, and was one of the best selling albums of the decade, in the United States.

Lead single “Doesn’t Really Matter” became Jackson’s ninth number-one single in the United States and stayed atop the chart for three weeks. It was Jackson’s twenty-first single to be certified, which ranked her as the second female artist with the most certified singles. “All for You” was one of Jackson’s most successful singles and broke multiple airplay records. In the US, it was the biggest hit of the year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and became a top ten hit on the majority of singles charts worldwide. “Someone to Call My Lover” reached number three on the Hot 100 and within the top twenty internationally while “Son of a Gun” peaked within the top 40 in most territories. “Come On Get Up” was also released as a promotional single in Japan. In promotion for the album, Jackson was declared MTV’s inaugural icon, receiving a televised tribute titled MTV Icon: Janet Jackson. The special honored Jackson’s contribution within music and popular culture, in recognition of “one of the most influential and beloved tastemakers in contemporary pop.” Jackson was presented numerous career accolades, including the American Music Award’s Award of Merit, TMF Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Recording Academy’s Governor’s Award.

1. “Intro” 1:00
2. “You Ain’t Right” 4:32
3. “All for You” 5:29
4. “2wayforyou (Interlude)” 0:19
5. “Come On Get Up” 4:47
6. “When We Oooo” 4:34
7. “China Love” 4:36
8. “Love Scene (Ooh Baby)” 4:16
9. “Would You Mind” 5:31
10. “Lame (Interlude)” 0:11
11. “Trust a Try” 5:16
12. “Clouds (Interlude)” 0:19
13. “Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)” 5:56
14. “Truth” 6:45
15. “Theory (Interlude)” 0:26
16. “Someone to Call My Lover” 4:32
17. “Feels So Right” 4:42
18. “Doesn’t Really Matter” 4:24
19. “Better Days” 5:05
20. “Outro” 0:09

Michael Abbott – engineer
Alex Al – bass
David Anthony – producer
David Ashton – assistant engineer
David Barry – guitar
Lee Blaske – string arrangements
Mike Bozzi – assistant mastering engineer
Evelina Chao – viola
Nathaniel Cole – violin
Fran Cooper – make-up
D-Man – remixing, mixing
Jonathan Dayton – video director
Diddy – remixing
Sean Donnelly – design, animation
René Elizondo, Jr. – video director
Missy Elliott – performer
Valerie Faris – video director
Brian Gardner – mastering
Charles Gray – viola
Gael Guilarte – assistant engineer
Jeri Heiden – art direction
Steve Hodge – engineer, mixing
Janet Jackson – vocals, producer, executive producer
Jimmy Jam – multi-instruments, producer, executive producer
Seb Janiak – video director
John Kennedy – violin
Kathy Kienzle – harp
Joshua Koestenbaum – cello
Tom Kornacker – violin
Kim Kyu Young – violin
Terry Lewis – multi-instruments, producer, executive producer
David Mallet – video director
Andrew McPherson – photography
Dave Meyers – video director
Karen Mitchell – make-up assistant
James C. Moore – producer
Adrian Morgan – producer
Elsa Nilsson – violin
Julia Persitz – violin
Alice Preves – viola
Q-Tip – rap
Jason Rankins – assistant engineer
Alexander Richbourg – drum programming, MIDI programming, Pro-Tools
David Rideau – engineer, mixing
Rockwilder – producer, drum programming, MIDI programming
Matthew Rolston – video director
Mike Scott – guitar
Dominic Sena – video director
Chris Seul – engineer
Laura Sewell – cello
Dexter Simmons – mixing
Carly Simon – performer
Daryl Skobba – cello
Xavier Smith – drum programming, assistant engineer, mixing, MIDI programming
Smog – design
Michal Sobieski – violin
Tamas Strasser – viola
Tom Sweeney – assistant engineer, mixing
James “Big Jim” Wright – keyboards
Bradley Yost – assistant engineer, mixing
Janet Zeitoun – hair stylist

Saturday 9/5/2020 – Sunday 9/6/2020 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

It’s the Labor Day Weekend, so on “Great Soul Performances” this evening, all of our music will reflect “Work,” Working,” “Jobs” (or the lack thereof) by artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, William Powell & the O’Jays, Donna Summer, the Heartbeats, the Impressions, Ike & Tina Turner, the Silhouettes, Jackie Wilson, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Jackson, James Brown & Marva Whitney, the Sensational Nightingales, Arthur Prysock, Sam Cooke (live in concert) and more.

Our “Job” begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Following at 9PM CT, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM will be “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where we’ll continue with “Work” songs from the likes of: Gary U.S. Bonds, Dolly Parton, the Highway QC’s, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Prince & the Revolution, Luther Vandross, Janet Jackson, the Bangles, Aaron Neville, Bruce Springsteen, Donna Summer, Huey Lewis & the News, Ella Fitzgerald, the Jacksons (live in concert) and several others.

Tomorrow Sunday, our encore airings start at 7PM eastern time. So join me for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” later this evening when we’ll get busy and go to “Work” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and please, please stay safe and healthy. Everybody, do the right things.

 

Wednesday 8/19/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Herb Alpert – Keep You Eye On Me (1987)

Keep Your Eye on Me is a pop/R&B/dance album by Herb Alpert, released February 13,1987. It contains two hit singles, “Diamonds” and “Making Love in the Rain” (both featuring lead and background vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith). These Billboard Top 40 hits, along with the title track and “Pillow” (featuring co-lead vocals by Alpert and singer/wife Lani Hall) were produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The remainder of the album consists of tracks produced by Herb Alpert and various producers. Keep Your Eye On Me was constructed with Side 1 (Tracks 1-5) featuring up-tempo songs, while Side 2 (Tracks 6-10) featured down tempo songs and ballads.

All trumpet solos were played by Herb Alpert.

The album was released on CD by A&M Records, along with extended CD singles of the title track and “Diamonds”. It was re-released on September 12, 2013 in a download-only version available exclusively through Alpert’s official website, HerbAlpertPresents.com.

“Keep Your Eye on Me” 5:13
“Hot Shot” 3:56
“Diamonds” 4:53
“Traffic Jam” 3:16
“Cat Man Do” 5:26
“Pillow” 4:32
“Our Song” 3:55
“Making Love in the Rain” 5:56
“Rocket to the Moon” 3:52
“Stranger on the Shore” 2:54
“Making Love in the Rain” 4:05 (Single Edit)

Friday 5/15/20 4pm ET: Feature Artist – Janet Jackson


Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, and elaborate stage shows.

The tenth and youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career with the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear in other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times, Diff’rent Strokes, and Fame. After signing a recording contract with A&M Records in 1982, she became a pop icon following the release of her third and fourth studio albums Control (1986) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap and industrial beats, which led to crossover success in popular music.

In 1991, Jackson signed the first of two record-breaking multi-million-dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest-paid artists in the industry. Her fifth album Janet (1993) saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her music. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice, and has since continued to act in feature films. Jackson then released her sixth studio album The Velvet Rope (1997), which is distinguished for its innovative production and dark lyrical content. By the end of the 1990s, she was named by Billboard magazine as the second most successful recording artist of the decade after Mariah Carey. Her seventh album All for You (2001) coincided with a celebration of her impact on the recording industry as the inaugural MTV Icon. After parting ways with Virgin Records, she released her tenth album Discipline (2008), her first and only album with Island Records. In 2015, she partnered with BMG Rights Management to launch her own record label, Rhythm Nation, and released her eleventh album Unbreakable the same year.

Having sold over 100 million records, Jackson is one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. She has amassed an extensive catalog, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation”, “That’s the Way Love Goes”, “Together Again” and “All for You”; she holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18. In 2008, Billboard placed her number seven on its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, and in 2010 ranked her fifth among the “Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”. In December 2016, the magazine named her the second most successful dance club artist of all-time after Madonna. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers. Jackson was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s:  Pointer Sisters, Eddie Money, Commodores, Maxi Priest, Genesis, Janet Jackson, B-52s, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Earl Thomas Conley, U2, and more . . .

Friday 11pm: ClubMax

This week on ClubMax we feature tunes from Janet Jackson, Secret Ties, Black Blood, KC & The Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, New Order, Duran Duran, Karen Young, Shalamar, Mark Ronson, First Choice and more . . . 

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances II The 80s with Bobby Jay

As we honor International Women’s Day, this evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” we have some great women on the playlist like: Patti Labelle, Shannon, Diana Ross, Stephanie Mills, Kristol, Janet Jackson, Gladys Knight, Gwen McCrae in addition to a few good men like: Barry White, Bobby Brown, Prince and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2This evening on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” you’ll hear: Sheila E. & Prince, the Isley Brothers, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Barry White, Janet Jackson, Atlantic Starr, the O’Jays, GQ, Stevie Wonder, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Diana Ross and others. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Spend “Hump Day” with me and the music at the home of the “Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s 7pm ET

Souls Hits 80sUp-coming on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening will be: Janet Jackson, Atlantic Starr, Gerald Alston, the Whispers, Barry White, the O’Jays, Prince, the Blues Brothers, L.L. Cool J, Luther Vandross and more. The show begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Tomorrow; as always, to hear the program again, as often as you’d like until next Wednesday at 7PM eastern, check out the link at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html. I’ll be looking for you later on with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMax.

Sounds of The 80s with Ron Kovacs 7pm ET

I_Love_80sThis week on the Sounds of The 80s music from John Mellencamp, Power Station, New Kids On The Block, O’Jays, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Martha and The Muffins, and more.  Join Ron Kovacs this Monday evening for the 80s only on RadioMaxMusic.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

gsp-iPad“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com. On the playlist: LL Cool J, Prince, Kurtis Blow, De La Soul, Atlantic Starr, Janet Jackson, Grand Master Flash, Queen Latifah, Doug E. Fresh, Hall & Oates and more. We’ll kick it off at 5PM EDT, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. Reminder, the show will be available to be heard again tomorrow “On Demand.” Click on the PODCAST link, or go direct to http://radiomaxmusic.com/podcasts.html, to check out all the programs available “On Demand.” I’m looking for you later for “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” only on RadioMax.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 10p ET #GSP

i-love-the-80sCheck out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s later today, when you’ll hear songs by: Janet Jackson, Bob Marley, Chaka Khan, the Beastie Boys, Luther Vandross, Isley, Jasper, Isley, Meli’sa Morgan, New Edition, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Oran “Juice” Jones, Babyface and more. We begin at 10PM ET, 9PM CT, 8PM MT & 7PM PT with encore performances on Friday at 12Noon, Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 7PM; all times eastern. So join me this evening for a fantastic time musically with wonderful songs from the 80’s on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

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

Artist Countdown: Shaggy Top 25 Hits 6pm ET @DiRealShaggy

Shaggy

Orville Richard Burrell (born October 22, 1968), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American pop singer and rapper. He is known for his hit singles “Boombastic“, “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel“. He is said to have taken his stage name from his shaggy hair. Burrell was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of 18, he and his family moved to the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York. In 1987, he took singing courses in Brooklyn and was discovered a year later, while singing in the streets with friends.

In 1988, Shaggy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Gun Bunny during the Gulf War. It was during this time that Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice, breaking the constant monotony of running and marching cadences with his flair for inflection. It is also where he got the inspiration for his song “Boombastic”  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 It Wasn’t Me  Feat.  Rikrok
2 Angel  Feat.  Rayvon 
3 Carolina  
4 Hey Sexy Lady Feat.  Brian & Tony Gold 
5 Boombastic  
6 Luv Me, Luv Me Feat.  Janet Jackson 
7 Me Julie  with Ali G 
8 In the Summertime Feat.  Rayvon 
9 Dance & Shout  
10 Strength of a Woman  
11 Feel the Rush Feat.  Trix & Flix 
12 Get My Party On  Feat.  Chaka Khan 
13 Fly High Feat.  Gary Pine 
14 Why You Treat Me So Bad Feat.  Grand Puba 
15 Piece of My Heart  Feat.  Marsha 
16 Wild 2Nite Feat.  Olivia 
17 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun  Feat.  Eve 
18 Something Different Feat.  Wayne Wonder 
19 Hope Feat.  King Mydas 
20 Soon Be Done  
21 Nice and Lovely Feat. Rayvon
22 World Citizen Feat.  Jahcoustix 
23 Ultimatum  Feat.  Na’sha 
24 What’s Love  Feat.  Akon 
25 Bonafide Girl featuring Rikrok 

Artist Countdown: Janet Jackson Top 45 Hits 6pm ET

jjacksonJanet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American recording artist and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate stage shows, television appearances, and film roles, she has been a prominent figure in popular culture since the early 1970s. The youngest child of the Jackson family, she began her career appearing on the variety television series The Jacksons in 1976 and went on to appear on other television shows throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including Good Times and Fame.

After signing a recording contract with A&M in 1982, she came to prominence following the release of her third studio album Control (1986). Her collaborations with record producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis incorporated elements of rhythm and blues, funk, disco, rap, and industrial beats, which led to crossover appeal in popular music. In addition to receiving recognition for the innovation in her records, choreography, music videos, and prominence on radio airplay and MTV, she was acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics.

In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar contracts with Virgin Records, establishing her as one of the highest paid artists in the industry. Her debut album under the label, Janet (1993), saw her develop a public image as a sex symbol as she began to explore sexuality in her work. That same year, she appeared in her first starring film role in Poetic Justice; since then she has continued to act in feature films. By the end of the 1990s, Billboard named her the second most successful recording artist of the decade, following Mariah Carey. She has amassed an extensive catalog of hits, with singles such as “Nasty”, “Rhythm Nation“, “That’s the Way Love Goes“, “Together Again”, and “All for You” her most iconic.

Having sold over 100 million records, she is ranked as one of the best-selling artists in the history of contemporary music. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) lists her as the eleventh best-selling female artist in the United States, with 26 million certified albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine released its list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists, ranking her at number seven. In 2010, the magazine announced the “Top 50 R&B / Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years”, ranking her at number five. One of the world’s most awarded artists, her longevity, records and achievements reflect her influence in shaping and redefining the scope of popular music. She has been cited as an inspiration among numerous performers.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Together Again
2 Scream (Michael Jackson featuring Janet Jackson)
3 That’s the Way Love Goes
4 All for You
5 Runaway
6 Doesn’t Really Matter
7 What Have You Done for Me Lately
8 Nasty
9 The Best Things in Life Are Free (Luther Vandross featuring Janet Jackson, BBD and Ralph Tresvant)
10 Miss You Much
11 Again
12 Escapade
13 Black Cat
14 Someone to Call My Lover (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
15 Let’s Wait Awhile
16 Got ’til It’s Gone (featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell)
17 Rhythm Nation
18 If
19 I Get Lonely / “I Get Lonely (Remix)” (featuring Blackstreet)
20 Whoops Now
21 When I Think of You
22 Diamonds (Herb Alpert featuring Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith)
23 Alright / “Alright (Remix)” (featuring Heavy D.)
24 Feedback
25 Love Will Never Do (Without You)
26 Just a Little While
27 Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You) (featuring Carly Simon and Missy Elliott)
28 You Want This (featuring MC Lyte)
29 Feel It Boy (Beenie Man featuring Janet Jackson)
30 The Pleasure Principle
31 Because of Love
32 Go Deep
33 All Nite (Don’t Stop)
34 Control
35 Any Time, Any Place
36 Twenty Foreplay
37 Come Back to Me
38 Girlfriend/Boyfriend (Blackstreet featuring Janet Jackson, Eve and Ja Rule)
39 Every Time
40 Call on Me (featuring Nelly)
41 I Want You
42 Young Love
43 Funny How Time Flies (When You’re Having Fun)
44 What’ll I Do
45 So Excited