2002 – on this week’s UK singles chart; No.3 ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias, No.2 ‘Whenever Whatever’ by Shakira and Will Young was at No.1 with ‘Anything Is Possible / Evergreen’.
2002 – The night before the Grammys, four concerts featuring Don Henley, the Dixie Chicks, No Doubt and Beck are held around Los Angeles to benefit the Recording Artists Coalition. The RAC lobbies for artists’ rights.
2002 – The Eagles, John Fogerty, Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are among those taking part in Four Concerts for Artists’ Rights, held in the Los Angeles area to raise funds for the Recording Artists Coalition. The organization is working toward changes in the California Labor Code that affect recording artists.
2002 – Queen of the Damned, starring the late R&B singer Aaliyah (“Try Again”), is the weekend’s No. 1 movie, raking in $15.2 million.
2002 – Riverhead Books buy the rights to publish Kurt Cobain’s journals for a six-figure sum after a fierce bidding war.
2002 – N Sync, Moby, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera and KISS perform at the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies.