Events in Music in 1999

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 11 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 23 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
  • Mar 3 "Fortunate" single by Maxwell is released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year)
  • Mar 22 "Amazed" single released by Lonestar (Billboard Song of the Year 1999)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido
  • Jul 22 Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 12 Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira
  • Aug 31 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)
  • Sep 9 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 22 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride and Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 4 "Breathe" single released by Faith Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 19 "Believe" single released by Cher (Billboard Song of the Year 1999, Grammy Award Best Dance Recording 2000)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 8 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album, the world's best-selling classical album by a single artist

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 16 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre
  • Nov 22 "How Do You Like Me Now?!" single released by Toby Keith (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z