January 2001 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 8 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Jan 9 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" premieres starring Hilary Duff

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Actress/Singer
Hilary Duff

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Jan 14 Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
  • Jan 12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)
  • Jan 18 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 79
  • Jan 23 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jan 24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)