On This Day

Events in Music in 2000

Music Awards

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

Album Release

Feb 8 Reprise Records releases "Both Sides Now", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 17th studio album, a collection of torch songs, including re-worked versions of two of her own, backed by an orchestra

Album Release

Feb 29 American rock band Steely Dan releases "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.

Hall of Fame

Mar 6 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Eric Clapton; Earth, Wind, and Fire; Lovin' Spoonful; The Moonglows; Bonnie Raitt; James Taylor; Nat King Cole; Billie Holiday; Hal Blaine; "King" Curtis; James Jamerson; Scotty Moore; Earl Palmer; and Clive Davis

  • Mar 21 NSYNC release their 4th studio album “No Strings Attached” (2000 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music Concert

Apr 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Percy Sledge, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves, Macy Gray, Sam Moore, and The Impressions

Music History

Apr 14 Metallica file a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This lawsuit 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

Album Release

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

Cannes Film Festival

May 25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Music Awards

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

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray

  • 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'

Album Release

Jul 10 Coldplay release their debut album "Parachutes" (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)

  • Aug 16 "Hanging by a Moment" single released by Lifehouse (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)
  • Sep 7 17th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Aaliyah win

Musical Finale

Sep 10 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" closes on at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 7,485 performances; won 7 Tony Awards, 3 Drama desk Awards, and a Grammy Award

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 17 Farm Aid 13 held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, CSN&Y, Arlo Guthrie, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, North Mississippi Allstars, Barenaked Ladies, and Tipper Gore

  • Oct 4 34th Country Music Association Award: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw wins
  • Oct 8 Musical "Peter Pan" starring Cathy Rigby, and filmed before a live audience, premieres on A&E TV

Music History

Oct 18 Zack de la Rocha announces he is leaving rock band Rage Against the Machine

Album Release

Nov 7 "TP-2.com" 4th studio album by R. Kelly is released (American Music Awards Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist, 2001; Billboard Album of the Year, 2001)

  • Nov 13 The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

Album Release

Nov 14 Geddy Lee releases his first solo album, “My Favourite Headache”