2000 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Jan 8 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 23 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Apr 14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • May 13 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 23 Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 14 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Jun 29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
  • Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win
  • Sep 10 The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • Oct 4 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Maya Bond, American singer and musician
  • Nov 20 Connie Talbot, English singer

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 9 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 17 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Singer-songwriter
Natalie Maines

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Lead vocalist Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper

Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 18 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office
  • Dec 2 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Divorces in Music

  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16 John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 2 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 7 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • Feb 12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Mar 1 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 7 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • May 6 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer
  • May 10 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer and songwriter (Les Colocs) (b. 1962)
  • May 18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • May 20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • May 30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • May 31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • May 31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • Jul 15 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
  • Jul 15 Paul Young, English singer (Mike + The Mechanics), dies of a cardiac arrest at 53
  • Jul 28 Jerome Smith, American guitarist (KC & the Sunshine Band-Boogie Shoes), dies in a construction accident at 47
  • Aug 11 Jean Papineau-Couture, Canadian composer (b. 1916)
  • Aug 13 Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
  • Aug 16 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  • Aug 26 [Douglas] Allen Woody, American bassist (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), dies at 44
  • Sep 2 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (b. 1905)
  • Sep 12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Sep 26 Baden Powell, Brazilian guitarist (b. 1937)
  • Oct 1 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • Oct 3 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • Oct 18 Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Oct 18 Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • Oct 19 Hortense Ellis, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1941)
  • Oct 27 Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (b. 1929)
  • Oct 28 Carlos Guastavino, Argentine composer (b. 1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Oct 31 Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician (Raphael) (b. 1981)
  • Nov 5 Jimmie Davis, singer and politician (b. 1899)
  • Nov 12 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • Nov 15 Gene Gutche, German-born composer, dies at 93
  • Nov 16 Joe C., American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • Dec 18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • Dec 19 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 19 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 19 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • Dec 23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Dec 24 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • Dec 26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)