2006 – The Black Eyed Peas take home three awards at the 2006 American Music Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium and broadcast live on ABC. The Peas, which accept the awards via satellite from Costa Rica, are named favorite group in the soul/R&B and rap/hip-hop categories, and pick up honors for favorite album […]
2006 – Mariah Carey is the big winner at the 2006 Chart Toppers R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held in Atlanta. Carey wins top R&B/hip-hop artist in both the overall and female categories, as well as hot R&B/hip-hop songs artist, top R&B/hip-hop albums artist and top R&B/hip-hop album for her multi-platinum set “The Emancipation of Mimi.”
2005 – Mary J. Blige holds onto her Queen of Hip-Hop Soul crown as The Breakthrough debuts at the top of the American album chart. Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx’s Unpredictable enters at No. 2.
2005 – Kanye West emerges a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards, picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for “Jesus Walks.”
2005 – Performances from some of the world’s most popular and influential bands highlight the conclusion of sixth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. About 50,000 people descend on this desert town for the twoday event, which features headlining sets by Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails, plus […]
2004 – Eminem and satellite radio provider Sirius launch their uncensored hip-hop channel with a live broadcast from New York. Shade 45’s debut stems from the city’s Roseland Ballroom, where the superstar rapper stages the Shady National Convention to hype the venture and his album, “Encore.”
2004 – With three awards each, Usher and OutKast are the top winners at the 16th annual World Music Awards. Usher _ who opens the show with first single “Yeah!” from his contemporary LaFace/Zomba set “Confessions” _ earns the world’s best male artist, best pop male artist and best R&B artist awards. OutKast takes home […]
2004 – Jimmy Buffett tops the U.S. album charts with License to Chill. No, this is not a gag. The Roots have the second highest debut, with the Phillie hip-hop band’s The Tipping Point tipping at No. 4.
2003 – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs announces that he wants to purchase the New York Knicks. The hip-hop/fashion mogul and devout fan of Gotham’s National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise proclaims his interest during an appearance on Howard Stern’s syndicated morning radio show
2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]
2003 – After various delays, Lollapalooza kicks off again, with headliners Jane’s Addiction and a line-up that includes Incubus, hip-hop act Jurassic Five and Audioslave.
2001 – Hip-hop rockers Limp Bizkit and cartoon indie-beat band Gorillaz are the big winners at the eighth annual MTV Europe Music Awards. Limp Bizkit lands a one-two punch, winning in the group and album categories for their “Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.”