2002 – Actress, writer and musician carrie Hamilton, daughter of actress Carol Burnett, dies of Cancer. She is 38.
2002 – Usher started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles charts with ‘U Got It Bad’.
2002, Stereophonics started a two-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second No.1 ‘Just Enough Education To Perform.’
2002, George Harrison had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’. Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at number 1.
2002 – Metallica’s James Hetfield and his wife Francesca welcome the birth of their third child, a baby girl named Marcella.
2002 – Dido finds her nomination for a best British newcomer Brit Award revoked after officials realize she isn’t that new after all. The singer’s song “Thank You” was made famous as the backing track to Eminem’s “Stan,” and Dido (Florian Cloud De Bounevialle Armstrong) had been nominated for best female artist the previous year.
2002 – Adam Ant (Stuart Goddard), the flamboyant pop singer who scored hits in the
2002 – 1980’s British pop legend Adam Ant was admitted to a mental ward 24 hours after being charged by police with pulling a gun on staff in a London pub.
2002 – U.S. R&B star Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash the previous August, achieves her first U.K. No. 1 single with the song “More Than A Woman.” She becomes the first female artist to make her initial appearance atop the chart posthumously.
2002 – Aaliyah went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘More Than A Woman’.
2002 – Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh walked out on the rest of the group after a bitter bust up. The band were the winners of the ITV reality TV show Popstars in February 2001. One of the band’s former dancers, Johnny Shentall replaced Marsh until the band called it a day later that year.
2002 – Adam Ant, whose self-styled “Ant Music” made him an international star was admitted to a Mental hospital. A statement issued on the singer’s official Web site said: “Due to Adam’s recent arrest that occurred on January 12, 2002, adam-ant.net would like to release the following official statement. “Adam Ant was admitted into hospital […]