Events in Music in 2001

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Feb 21 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 28 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

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

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 23 Fatboy Slim releases single "Weapon of Choice", music video directed by Spike Jonze starring Christopher Walken dancing

  • May 8 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win
  • May 12 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing "Everybody" in Copenhagen

Music releaseMusic Single

May 15 "Fiesta" single released by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z">Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Jun 13 35th TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards: George Strait, Faith Hill & Alan Jackson wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Craig David releases “Born to Do It” in the United States

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David
  • Aug 21 "How You Remind Me" single released by Nickelback (Billboard Song of the Year 2002)
  • Aug 25 Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 18th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Marmalade, Eve f/ Gwen Stefani & Moby f/ Gwen Stefani win

Singer Gwen Stefani
Singer
Gwen Stefani

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 8 Kylie Minogue releases her single "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Head", the biggest of her career

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • Sep 11 Jay-Z releases his album "Blueprint" featuring contributions by Eminem and Kanye West

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 21 "United We Stand" benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. organized and headlined by Michael Jackson and featuring Aerosmith, Mariah Carey and The Backstreet Boys

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Nov 7 35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 13 Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 20 Josh Groban releases his debut album "Josh Groban"

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban