Tag: Mariah Carey

Thursday 8/11/22 7pm ET: Feature LP: Mariah Carey – The Rarities (2020)

The Rarities is the eighth compilation album by American singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey, released on October 2, 2020, by Columbia and Legacy Records. It is a part of “#MC30”, a promotional campaign marking the 30th anniversary of Carey’s self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey (1990), and coincides with her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey (2020). Featuring previously unreleased material “with personal relevance and meaning” to Carey—some of which are discussed in her memoir—the album also includes a second disc consisting of audio from her March 7, 1996, live performance at the Tokyo Dome during her Daydream World Tour. A Blu-ray disc featuring enhanced video footage from the concert was released exclusively in Japan.

1. “Here We Go Around Again” (1990) 3:55
2. “Can You Hear Me” (1991) 4:06
3. “Do You Think of Me” (1993) 4:48
4. “Everything Fades Away” (1993) 5:25
5. “All I Live For” (1993) 3:22
6. “One Night” (1995) 4:41
7. “Slipping Away” (1996) 4:31
8. “Out Here on My Own” (2000) 3:16
9. “Loverboy” (2001 – Firecracker Original Version) 3:14
10. “I Pray” (2005) 2:53
11. “Cool on You” (2007) 3:11
12. “Mesmerized” (2012) 3:22
13. “Lullaby of Birdland” (2014 – Live) 3:18
14. “Save the Day” (2020 – with Ms. Lauryn Hill) 3:48
15. “Close My Eyes” (2020 – Acoustic) 3:18

1. “Daydream Interlude” (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix) 1:31
2. “Emotions” 4:06
3. “Open Arms” 3:46
4. “Forever” 4:46
5. “I Don’t Wanna Cry” 5:54
6. “Fantasy” 5:25
7. “Always Be My Baby” 4:38
8. “One Sweet Day” 5:20
9. “Underneath the Stars” 4:07
10. “Without You” 4:19
11. “Make It Happen” 5:03
12. “Just Be Good to Me” 6:37
13. “Dreamlover” 3:58
14. “Vision of Love” 3:46
15. “Hero” 4:59
16. “Anytime You Need a Friend” 5:58
17. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” 5:04

Friday 7/1/22 1am ET: Live Track Show

Tonight we feature:

Paul McCartney & Wings, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Mariah Carey, Three Dog Night, Paul Young, Elton John, John Mellencamp, REM, Billy Joel, Doobie Brothers, Michael Jackson, Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Joe Cocker, Neil Young, Santana, UFO, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz

Sunday 4/17/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Mariah Carey – Daydream (1995)

Daydream is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released on October 3, 1995, by Columbia Records. The follow-up to her internationally successful studio album Music Box (1993), and the holiday album Merry Christmas (1994), Daydream differed from her previous efforts by leaning increasingly towards hip hop and urban music. Throughout the project, Carey collaborated with Walter Afanasieff, with whom she wrote and produced most of her previous albums. With Daydream, Carey took more control over the musical direction as well as the album’s composition. Carey considered the album to be the beginning of her musical and vocal transition, a change that became more evident in her sixth studio album Butterfly (1997). During the album’s production, Carey endured many creative differences with her label and then-husband Tommy Mottola. On Daydream, Carey collaborated with Jermaine Dupri, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and R&B group Boyz II Men. With Afanasieff’s assistance and the addition of a few contemporary producers, she was able to make a subtle transition into the contemporary R&B market, after previously only pursuing pop, adult contemporary and traditional R&B music.

Daydream received critical acclaim, with reviewers praising the album’s production, its sonic quality, and Carey’s musical progression. It became Carey’s best reviewed album up to that point and garnered six nominations at the 38th Grammy Awards, including for Album of the Year. Daydream became a global success, topping the charts in nine countries, and reaching the top five in almost every major music market. It was Carey’s second album to be certified Diamond by the RIAA. As of 2019, Daydream has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Six singles were released from the album. Its lead single “Fantasy” became the first single by a female artist to debut at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and went on to top the chart for eight weeks, and became the second best-selling single of 1995 in the country. The second single “One Sweet Day” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for sixteen weeks and became the longest-running number-one single in Billboard’s history, holding the record for 23 years. Jointly, the singles from Daydream spent a combined six months at the top of the Hot 100. To promote the album, Carey embarked on the short but successful, Daydream World Tour, visiting Japan and Europe.

  1. “Fantasy” 4:04
  2. “Underneath the Stars” 3:33
  3. “One Sweet Day” (with Boyz II Men) 4:42
  4. “Open Arms” 3:30
  5. “Always Be My Baby” 4:18
  6. “I Am Free” 3:09
  7. “When I Saw You” 4:24
  8. “Long Ago” 4:33
  9. “Melt Away” 3:42
  10. “Forever” 4:00
  11. “Daydream Interlude” 3:04
  12. “Looking In” 3:35

Mariah Carey – vocals, producer, writer, arranger, crowd noise
Walter Afanasieff – producer, arranger, programming, synthesizer, bass, keyboard instruments, drum programming
Babyface – keyboards, background vocals
Michael McCary – writing, vocals
Nathan Morris – writing, vocals
Wanya Morris – writing, vocals
Shawn Stockman – writing, vocals
Manuel Seal – piano, writing
Tristan Avakian – guitar
Melonie Daniels – crowd noise
Jermaine Dupri – producer, arranger, lead and backup vocals
Mick Guzauski – mixing
Dave Hall – producer, arranger, programming
Jay Healy – engineer, mixing
Loris Holland – organ, hammond organ
Dann Huff – guitar
Kurt Lundvall – engineer
David Morales – bass, arranger, keyboards, programming, producer
Kelly Price – crowd noise
Shanrae Price – crowd noise

Saturday 1/15/22 12pm ET: RadioMaxMusic Special: A2Z of the Hit of 1990 – Part 1

We interrupt our regular Saturday schedule with an installment of Part 1 of our library of 1990. In this segment we’ll feature music from: Stranglers, Soul II Soul, Tom Petty, Beautiful South, Eric Johnson, Willie Nelson, KC & The Sunshine Band, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nick Lowe, Elton John, Whistle, Robert Planet, Ian Hunter & Mark Ronson, and many more.

12pm to 4pm ET

Monday 7/12/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Mariah Carey – The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)

The Emancipation of Mimi is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey, released through Island Records on April 12, 2005. The Emancipation of Mimi was considered Carey’s “comeback album” by critics and became her highest-selling release in the US in a decade. In composing the album, Carey collaborated with many songwriters and producers throughout 2004, including Jermaine Dupri, Snoop Dogg, Twista, Nelly, Pharrell Williams, and James “Big Jim” Wright, many of whom appeared as featured guests on select tracks.

Carey opted to use her personal nickname ‘Mimi’ in the title, revealing a more intimate side of the singer, as seen in the album’s declarative theme of emancipation from her personal and commercial setbacks. Although it has similar vocal production to her previous works and an inclination towards her signature ballads, the album encompasses dance-oriented and uptempo styles in keeping with its celebratory motif. Critics noted the theme of independence and lack of restraint, dubbing the album a “party” record. It became her first album since Butterfly (1997) to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling over 404,000 copies in its first week and becoming the country’s best-selling album of 2005. Internationally, it topped the charts in Greece, and reached the top-five in Canada, Denmark, France, and Japan, and was the world’s second best-selling album of the year. The Emancipation of Mimi has sold over 10 million copies worldwide making it one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century.

“It’s Like That” became one of her highest-charting songs in years, reaching the top twenty in several countries. “We Belong Together” accumulated 14 weeks at number one in the US, and was later hailed “song of the decade” by Billboard.[4] It reached number one in Australia, number two in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and achieved top-five positions in several European countries. To promote the album, Carey performed at the 48th Grammy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards 2005, the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards and the American Music Awards of 2005. Furthermore, Carey embarked on her sixth concert tour, entitled The Adventures of Mimi, starting on July 22, 2006, and ending on October 28, 2006.

  1. “It’s Like That” 3:23
  2. “We Belong Together” 3:21
  3. “Shake It Off” 3:52
  4. “Mine Again” 4:01
  5. “Say Somethin'” (featuring Snoop Dogg) 3:44
  6. “Stay the Night” 3:57
  7. “Get Your Number” (featuring Jermaine Dupri) 3:15
  8. “One and Only” (featuring Twista) 3:14
  9. “Circles” 3:30
  10. “Your Girl” 2:46
  11. “I Wish You Knew” 3:34
  12. “To the Floor” (featuring Nelly) 3:27
  13. “Joy Ride” 4:03
  14. “Fly Like a Bird” 3:52
  15. “Don’t Forget About Us” 3:53
  16. “Makin’ It Last All Night (What It Do)” (featuring Jermaine Dupri) 3:51
  17. “So Lonely (One and Only Part II)” (featuring Twista) 3:53
  18. “We Belong Together” (Remix) (featuring Jadakiss and Styles P) 4:25

Mariah Carey – producer (tracks 1–4, 6–11, 13–14), executive producer, vocals (all tracks), background vocals (tracks 1–3, 6, 8–11, 13–14)
Courtney Bradley – background vocals (track 14)
Calvin Broadus – vocals (track 5)
Rick Brunermer – flute (tracks 4, 9, 11), tenor saxophone (9, 11)
Jason Carson – assistant recording engineer (tracks 5, 12)
Dana Jon Chappelle – recording engineer (tracks 4–6, 8–14)

Andrew Coleman – recording engineer (tracks 5, 12)
Bryan-Michael Cox – producer (track 3)
Jeff Dieterie – trombone (tracks 4, 9, 11), bass trombone (9, 11)
Darryl Dixon – alto saxophone (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Charley Drayton – drums (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Jermaine Dupri – producer (1–3, 7), audio mixing (3, 7), vocals (1, 3, 7)
Manuel Farolfi – assistant recording engineer (tracks 6, 8–9, 14)
Jason Finkel – assistant recording engineer (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11, 14)
Isaac Freeman – additional rap vocals (track 1)

Brian Frye – recording engineer (track 7)
Brian Garten – recording engineer (all tracks), audio mixing
Cornell Haynes – vocals (track 12)
Loris Holland – additional keyboards (tracks 9, 11, 14)
John Horesco – recording engineer (tracks 1–3, 7), audio mixing
Chops Horns – horn (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Chad Hugo – producer (tracks 5, 12)
Ken Duro Ifill – mixing
Randy Jackson – bass (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Jeffrey Lee Johnson – guitar (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Rev. Dr. Clarence Keaton – talking voice (track 14)

Michael Leedy – assistant recording engineer (tracks 4, 6, 9, 11, 14)
Samuel “Legendary Traxster” Lindley – producer (track 8)
Trey Lorenz – background vocals (tracks 7, 11, 13–14)
Manny Marroquin – audio mixing (track 6)
Carl Mitchell – vocals (track 8)
Mike Pierce – recording engineer (track 8)
James Phillips – producer (track 7)
Jason Phillips – vocals
Herb Power – mastering
James Poyser – producer, keyboard (track 4)

L.A. Reid – executive producer
Joe Romano – flugelhorn, trumpet (tracks 4, 9, 11)
Manuel Seal – producer (tracks 1–2)
Ernesto Shaw – mixing
Marc Shemer – producer (track 10)
Dexter Simmons – mixing
David Styles – vocals
Phil Tan – audio mixing (tracks 1–5, 7, 9, 11–14)
Maryann Tatum – background vocals (tracks 1, 9–11, 14)
Sherry Tatum – background vocals (tracks 1, 9, 11, 14)
Pat Viala – audio mixing (tracks 8, 10)
Jeff Villanueva – engineer
Kanye West – producer (track 6)
Pharrell Williams – producer, additional vocals (tracks 5, 12)
James Wright – producer (9, 11, 14), keyboards (9, 11)

Wednesday 6/2/21 3pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the EnVogue, Aerosmith, Chris Isaak, Meredith Brooks, Tina Turner, Elton John, Seal, Alan Jackson, Del Amitri, Robert Plant and more . . . 3 – 6pm ET

Wednesday 5/19/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the Proclaimers, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lulu, Paula Cole, Poison, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac, Joshua Kadison, Marcia Griffiths, Mariah Carey, Cher, Spin Doctors and more. . . .

Wednesday 2/24/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Mariah Carey (1990)

Mariah Carey is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer-songwriter and record producer Mariah Carey, released on June 12, 1990, by Columbia Records. Its music incorporates a range of contemporary genres with a mix of slow ballads and up-tempo tracks. Originally, Carey wrote four songs with Ben Margulies, which solely constituted her demo tape. After Carey was signed to Columbia, all four songs, after being altered and partially re-recorded, made the final cut for the album. Aside from Margulies, Carey worked with a range of professional writers and producers, all of whom were hired by Columbia CEO, Tommy Mottola. Mariah Carey featured production and writing from Rhett Lawrence, Ric Wake and Narada Michael Walden, all of whom were top record producers at the time. Together with Carey, they conceived the album and reconstructed her original demo tape.

Reviews of the album generally complimented Carey’s voice and technique, but were ambivalent towards the songwriting. It nonetheless became a commercial success, topping the US Billboard 200 album chart for 11 consecutive weeks. Mariah Carey was certified nine-times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of nine million copies in the United States. The album experienced similar success in Canada, where it topped the charts and was certified seven times Platinum. Mariah Carey fared well in other worldwide territories, reaching the top ten in Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Worldwide, the album has sold more than 15 million copies.

Five singles were released from the album, four of which became number-one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. Her debut single, “Vision of Love” was chosen as the album’s lead single, topping the charts in Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The song was critically lauded, and is regarded as one of the strongest debut singles by a female artist. With the following three singles, “Love Takes Time”, “Someday” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry” reaching number one in the US, Carey became the first artist since The Jackson 5 to have their first four singles top the charts in the United States.

1. “Vision of Love” 3:29
2. “There’s Got to Be a Way” 4:53
3. “I Don’t Wanna Cry” 4:48
4. “Someday” 4:05
5. “Vanishing” 4:12
6. “All in Your Mind” 4:44
7. “Alone in Love” 4:12
8. “You Need Me” 3:51
9. “Sent from Up Above” 4:05
10. “Prisoner” 4:24
11. “Love Takes Time” 3:49

Mariah Carey – vocals, background vocals, arranger, vocal arrangements
Ben Margulies – drums, keyboards, programming, arranger
Narada Michael Walden – drums, arranger, additional production, rhythm arrangement
Ren Klyce – Linn drums, Fairlight programming
Joe Franco – drums, percussion, drum programming
Ric Wake – drum programming, additional arrangement
Omar Hakim – drums
Jimmy Rip – guitars
Chris Camozzi – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
David Williams – guitars
Michael Landau – guitars
Vernon Reid – guitars
Nile Rodgers – guitars
Rhett Lawrence – keyboards, recording, mixing, arranger
Louis Biancaniello – keyboards, bass, programming, rhythm programming
Richard Tee – piano
Marcus Miller – Fretless bass
Walter Afanasieff – synth horns, keyboards, synthesizers, synth bass, arranger
Billy T. Scott – background vocals
The Billy T. Scott Emsemble – background vocals
Fonzie Thornton – background vocals


Thursday 10/8/2020 10pm ET: Feature LP 2020: Mariah Carey – The Rarities (2020)

The Rarities is the eighth compilation album by American singer-songwriter and producer Mariah Carey, released on October 2, 2020, by Columbia and Legacy Records. It is a part of “#MC30”, a promotional campaign marking the 30th anniversary of Carey’s self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey (1990), and coincides with her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey (2020). Featuring previously unreleased material “with personal relevance and meaning” to Carey—some of which are discussed in her memoir—the album also includes a second disc consisting of audio from her March 7, 1996, live performance at the Tokyo Dome during her Daydream World Tour. A Blu-ray disc featuring enhanced video footage from the concert was released exclusively in Japan.

1. “Here We Go Around Again” (1990) 3:55
2. “Can You Hear Me” (1991) 4:06
3. “Do You Think of Me” (1993) 4:48
4. “Everything Fades Away” (1993) 5:25
5. “All I Live For” (1993) 3:22
6. “One Night” (1995) 4:41
7. “Slipping Away” (1996) 4:31
8. “Out Here on My Own” (2000) 3:16
9. “Loverboy” (2001 – Firecracker Original Version) 3:14
10. “I Pray” (2005) 2:53
11. “Cool on You” (2007) 3:11
12. “Mesmerized” (2012) 3:22
13. “Lullaby of Birdland” (2014 – Live) 3:18
14. “Save the Day” (2020 – with Ms. Lauryn Hill) 3:48
15. “Close My Eyes” (2020 – Acoustic) 3:18

1. “Daydream Interlude” (Fantasy Sweet Dub Mix) 1:31
2. “Emotions” 4:06
3. “Open Arms” 3:46
4. “Forever” 4:46
5. “I Don’t Wanna Cry” 5:54
6. “Fantasy” 5:25
7. “Always Be My Baby” 4:38
8. “One Sweet Day” 5:20
9. “Underneath the Stars” 4:07
10. “Without You” 4:19
11. “Make It Happen” 5:03
12. “Just Be Good to Me” 6:37
13. “Dreamlover” 3:58
14. “Vision of Love” 3:46
15. “Hero” 4:59
16. “Anytime You Need a Friend” 5:58
17. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” 5:04


Wednesday 8pm ET: Feature Artist – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Referred to as the “Songbird Supreme” by Guinness World Records, she is noted for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register. She rose to fame in 1990 after signing to Columbia Records and releasing her eponymous debut album, which topped the U.S. Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks. Carey became the only artist ever to have their first five singles reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, from “Vision of Love” to “Emotions”.

In 1993, Carey married Sony Music head Tommy Mottola, the man who signed her to Columbia. She achieved worldwide success with follow-up albums Music Box (1993), Merry Christmas (1994), and Daydream (1995). These albums spawned some of Carey’s most successful singles, including “Hero”, “Without You”, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, “Fantasy”, “Always Be My Baby”, as well as “One Sweet Day”, which later became Billboard’s Song Of The Decade (1990s). After separating from Mottola, Carey adopted a new image and incorporated more elements of hip hop into her music with the release of Butterfly (1997). Billboard named her the country’s most successful artist of the 1990s, while the World Music Awards honored her as the world’s best-selling recording artist of the 1990s, and the best-selling female artist of the millennium.

After eleven consecutive years charting a U.S. number-one single, Carey parted ways with Columbia in 2000 and signed a $100 million recording contract with Virgin Records. However, following her highly publicized physical and emotional breakdown, as well as the critical and commercial failure of her film Glitter (2001) and its accompanying soundtrack, her contract was bought out for $50 million by Virgin and she signed with Island Records the next year. After a relatively unsuccessful period, she returned to the top of music charts with The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), which became the world’s second best-selling album of 2005. Its second single, “We Belong Together”, became the U.S. best-performing single of the 2000s. In 2009, she was cast in the critically acclaimed film Precious, which won her Breakthrough Actress Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Throughout her career, Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With a total of 19 songs topping the Billboard Hot 100, Carey holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist, a female songwriter, and a female producer. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the second highest-certified female artist in the United States, with 66.5 million certified album units. In 2012, she was ranked second on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. In 2019, Billboard named her the all-time top female artist in the United States, based on both album and song chart performances. Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won five Grammy Awards, nineteen World Music Awards, ten American Music Awards, and fifteen Billboard Music Awards. An inductee of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, she is noted for inspiring other artists in pop and contemporary R&B music.

Tuesday 8pm: Feature LP: Mariah Carey – Caution (2018)

Caution is the fifteenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, released on November 16, 2018, by Epic Records. The album was supported by the lead single “With You”, as well as by the promotional singles “GTFO”, “The Distance”, and “A No No”. It is Carey’s first studio project in four years, following Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse (2014). Caution received universal acclaim from critics.

1. “GTFO” 3:27
2. “With You”3:47
3. “Caution” 3:15
4. “A No No” 3:07
5. “The Distance” (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) 3:27
6. “Giving Me Life” (featuring Slick Rick and Blood Orange) 6:08
7. “One Mo’ Gen” 3:25
8. “8th Grade”4:48
9. “Stay Long Love You” (featuring Gunna) 3:01
10. “Portrait” 4:01

Feature Year: 2002 (Part 1 – 9a , Part 2 – 9p) ET #2002 @RadioMax

 2002January 1 – Eric Clapton marries his 25-year old American girlfriend in a surprise wedding ceremony at a church in the English village of Ripley, Surrey.
January 8 – The Black Crowes announce they are taking a hiatus.
January 14 – Adam Ant is committed to a psychiatric hospital two days after being arrested for carrying a firearm into a London pub that Ant claims was fake.
January 18 – Rapper C-Murder is arrested and charged with second-degree murder over a fatal shooting in a Harvey, Louisiana nightclub on January 12.
January 23 – Virgin Records buys out its contract with Mariah Carey for $28 million, essentially paying her to not record any more music for the label.

February 3 – U2 perform during the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVI. U2’s performance becomes a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.
February 4 – Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has a notoriously antagonistic interview with Terry Gross on National Public Radio. Simmons continuously baits the host with sexual come-ons throughout the interview while Gross repeatedly calls Simmons “obnoxious.” Simmons refuses to grant NPR permission to post the interview online, but unauthorized transcripts and audio exist.
February 13 – Jennifer Lopez becomes the first singer to have a remix album, J to tha L-O!: The Remixes, debut at number one, selling over 156,000 copies.
February 15 – Popstar Britney Spears landed her first starring role in Crossroads, a teen drama road film alongside Zoe Saldana. Although film was largely panned, the film was grossed $61.1 million worldwide.

March 7 – Burton C. Bell leaves Fear Factory after falling out with Dino Cazares. Fear Factory soon disband.
March 12 – Silverchair withdraw from the Gone South festival in Australia after Daniel Johns contracts reactive arthritis.
March 15 – Liverpool Airport is rechristened Liverpool John Lennon Airport in an official ceremony.
March 24 – Takahiro Nishikawa leaves Dreams Come True.
March 25 – Celine Dion returns to the music scene after a three-year absence with the album A New Day Has Come.
March 26 – Former Ozzy Osbourne & Motley Crue drummer Randy Castillo dies from severe cancer.

April 5 – Alice In Chains-singer Layne Staley dies from an overdose of heroin.
April 17 – Pop-punk giants Blink-182 and Green Day co-headline the two-month Pop Disaster Tour.
April 25 – Lisa Lopes, American rapper, singer, songwriter, and member of the R&B girl group TLC, better known by her stage name Left Eye, dies in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras. She was the sole fatality of eight people in the vehicle, a Mitsubishi Montero Sport that she was driving.

May 8 – Mariah Carey signs a new record contract with Island Def Jam Music Group.
May 12 – We Will Rock You, a jukebox musical based on the songs of Queen, opens at the Dominion Theatre in London, England.
May 21 – Blink-182 gutairist Tom DeLonge forms post-hardcore side-project band Box Car Racer. Their album Box Car Racer is released.
May 22 – Members of Alien Ant Farm are injured in an early morning tour bus crash in Spain that claimed the life of the driver.

June – Graham Coxon leaves Blur during Think Tank’s recording sessions, after tensions with the other members mainly due to its alleged alcohol problems and disagreement about the choice of Fatboy Slim as producer. Coxon only contributed in one song, Battery in Your Leg. He was later “replaced” on tour by Simon Tong, former guitarist of The Verve.
June 1 – The Prom at the Palace is held in London to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Performers include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Chorus, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna.
June 5 – U.S. soul and R&B singer R. Kelly, is charged with 21 counts of having sexual intercourse with a minor after a videotape allegedly showing him engaged in sexual acts with an underage girl is broadcast on the internet.
June 11 – Paul McCartney marries second wife Heather Mills in a lavish ceremony at Castle Leslie in Ireland. American Idol premieres on Fox.
Korn’s fifth-studio album, Untouchables, is released, but fails to sell as well as their previous releases, marking the decline of the nu metal genre.
June 12 – BMG Music agrees to acquire the rest of Zomba Music Group in a deal reportedly worth $3 billion.
June 15 – The Los Angeles, California, USA, radio station KROQ-FM airs the 10th Annual Weenie Roast show with Bad Religion, Hoobastank, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Eat World, Moby, New Found Glory, P.O.D., Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, The Strokes, System of a Down, Unwritten Law, The Vines, The Violent Femmes and Rob Zombie.
June 19 – Hikaru Utada releases the album Deep River, which sold 2,350,170 copies in a week, debuting at number 1 on the weekly, monthly, and annual Oricon album chart. This would be her third time at number 1 on the year-end rankings of that particular chart, a record for any Japanese musical act or worldwide.
June 20 – Pop star Britney Spears, at only 20 years of age, is ranked by Forbes as the world’s most powerful celebrity.
June 21 to 23 – The first Bonnaroo Music Festival is held in Tennessee. Performers include Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule and Norah Jones.
June 25 – The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra releases an arrangement of the Romeo and Juliet 1968 film soundtrack on the Silva America label.
June 27 – The Who bassist John Entwistle is found dead in a Las Vegas hotel room on the eve of the band’s new tour. He was 57.
June 30 – The Glastonbury Festival features headline acts Coldplay, Garbage, Stereophonics, Orbital, Roger Waters, Rod Stewart, and Air.

July 6 – Michael Jackson stages a public protest against Sony Music chairman Tommy Mottola, accusing him of taking part in a racist conspiracy within the music industry to exploit black recording artists. Sony responds with a statement calling Jackson’s remarks “ludicrous, spiteful and hurtful.”
July 12 – Buckcherry breaks up on the heels of lead singer Josh Todd’s decision to quit the group. They would reunite in 2005.
July 28 – The Area2 Festival, featuring headline acts Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Ash, and Blue Man Group, begins a three-week tour in Washington, DC.

August 17 – The Snow Mountain Music Festival opens in Lijiang, China.[15]
August 19 – Nickelback leaves the stage during the second song of their performance at the Ilha do Ermal festival in Portugal after being relentlessly pelted with rocks and bottles by the crowd.

September 3 – Napster is shut down for good after a judge denies a bid from Bertelsmann to purchase its assets.
September 4 – Kelly Clarkson is crowned the first winner of the television talent contest, American Idol.
September 11 – Marie Fredriksson of Roxette is injured in a domestic accident, leading to the discovery of a brain tumor.
September 20 – Courtney Love announces that her legal dispute with the surviving members of Nirvana has been resolved, paving the way for the unreleased track “You Know You’re Right” to be included on an upcoming compilation.
September 28 – A stretch of Tennessee State Route 19 is officially named for Tina Turner, who was born and raised in nearby Nutbush, Tennessee.

October 2 – Robbie Williams signs a new six-album deal with EMI for £80 million, the most lucrative contract ever signed by a UK musician. Christina Aguilera releases her controversial music video for “Dirrty”, the lead single from her second album Stripped.
October 13 – The fifth Terrastock festival is held in Boston, USA.
October 24 – Mikey “Bug” Cox is fired from Coal Chamber after disputes with other members about his drug addiction.
October 26 – Christina Aguilera releases her controversial second studio album Stripped, which enters the Billboard 200 at number 2, selling 330,000 copies in its first week. Stripped is the first studio album in three years since Christina Aguilera (1999).
October 30 – Jam Master Jay is shot dead at a studio in Queens. Run-D.M.C. disbands. Warren Zevon, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, is the sole guest for the entire hour of Late Show with David Letterman. It would be his final public performance.

November 7 – Guns N’ Roses fans in Vancouver riot after a concert, which was to kick off the band’s first tour in nine years, is canceled due to Axl Rose’s flight getting delayed.
November 10 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Petty and Brian Setzer guest-star on an episode of The Simpsons set at a Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.
November 19 – Michael Jackson dangles his nine-month-old son over the balcony of his Berlin hotel room in an apparent attempt to connect with the fans below. He releases a statement later that day calling the incident a “terrible mistake”.
November 29 – Concert For George is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death, under the musical direction of friend Eric Clapton. Performers included Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ravi Shankar, and Billy Preston. The event benefitted the Material World Charitable Foundation.
November 30 – British girl group Girls Aloud is formed on the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals.

December 2 – Peter Garrett leaves Midnight Oil.
December 6 – Another riot over a canceled Guns N’ Roses concert breaks out, this time in Philadelphia, after Axl Rose is a no-show. The band cancels the remaining dates of the tour without explanation.
December 29 – A Creed concert in Chicago angers fans in attendance when lead singer Scott Stapp forgets many lyrics, takes a lengthy leave of absence in the middle of the show and lies down on the stage for part of the performance. The band’s manager issues a written apology that includes the statement “we hope that you can take some solace in the fact that you definitely experienced the most unique of all Creed shows and may have become part of the unusual world of rock ‘n’ roll history!”
December 31 – Phish end their two-year hiatus with a New Year’s Eve concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

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: Boyz II Men Top 30 Hits 6pm ET @radiomax @BoyzIIMen

boyz_ii_menBoyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group best known for emotional ballads and acappella harmonies. This group is a trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. In the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet, but original member and bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to health issues.

In the 1990s, Boyz II Men gained international celebrity behind unprecedented success on the pop charts. The group’s first single to reach Number 1, 1992’s “End of the Road” reached the top of charts across the globe. “End of the Road” would set a new record for longevity, staying at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks, breaking a decades-old record held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men would exceed that record later in the decade with hits “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey), which each set new records for the most weeks at number one, with 14 and 16 weeks, respectively. As of 2013, “One Sweet Day” still holds the all-time record with 16 weeks at the top of the Hot 100. In short, Boyz II Men ranks at the top of the list three times – at the number one, three, and four spots – for the longest running Number 1 singles in Billboard history. Furthermore, when “On Bended Knee” took the number 1 spot away from “I’ll Make Love To You,” Boyz II Men became only the third artist ever (after The Beatles and Presley) to replace themselves at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Boyz II Men are among a select group of artists that have held at the number one spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively, placing them just fourth on that list behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Mariah Carey. These achievements were enough to earn Boyz II Men recognition as Billboard Magazine′s fourth most successful musical group of the 1990s.

Boyz II Men continues to perform in concert to audiences around the world. Their most recent studio album, Twenty, was released in 2011. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 End of the Road
2 I’ll Make Love to You
3 On Bended Knee
4 One Sweet Day (with Mariah Carey)
5 4 Seasons of Loneliness
6 In the Still of the Nite (I’ll Remember)
7 Thank You
8 Water Runs Dry
9 A Song for Mama
10 Motownphilly
11 Hey Lover (with LL Cool J)
12 It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday
13 I Remember
14 Pass You By
15 Vibin’
16 Uhh Ahh
17 I Will Get There
18 Please Don’t Go
19 Can’t Let Her Go
20 Thank You in Advance
21 The Color of Love
22 Relax Your Mind (featuring Faith Evans)
23 More Than You’ll Ever Know (featuring Charlie Wilson)
24 What You Won’t Do for Love
25 I Can’t Make You Love Me
26 The Tracks of My Tears
27 One Up for Love
28 Flow
29 One More Dance
30 Same Old Song & Reach Out I’ll Be There

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