May 1999 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 5 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • May 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released - one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold

Film release premierFilm Release

May 19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem

Weddings in Music

  • May 1 "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas

Deaths in Music

  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)