2004 – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” tops the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of top movie songs. The honor for the song, famously sung by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz,” is revealed at the conclusion of a three-hour “100 Years … 100 Songs” special on CBS TV.
2004 – “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” takes home the awards in both musical categories of the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Composer Howard Shore wins the best original score honor for his work on the film. He also shares the best original song award with collaborators Fran Walsh […]
2003 – Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (“The Harder They Come”) is awarded Jamaica’s the Order of Merit, honoring his work in music and film.
2003 – At the BMI’s 2003 Urban Awards, Irv Gotti is honored as urban songwriter of the year, the Neptunes are named urban producers of the year and Isaac Hayes is given a BMI Icon award.
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 – At the 29th Annual People’s Choice Awards, country act the Dixie Chicks and rock group Creed tie for the favorite group or band honor, while country superstar Faith Hill is honored as favorite female musical performer, and rapper Eminem takes the male award.
2002 – For the second year running, Radiohead is honored as “best act in the world today” at the Annual Q Awards, held in London.
2002 – Microsoft announces that Lenny Kravitz is the inaugural recipient of Microsoft’s Windows Media Innovation Award, a biannual award honoring achievements in digital media using its Windows Media technology.
2000 – Capitol Records honors Garth Brooks with a lavish party, marking Brooks’ status as the only artist to sell more than 100 million albums in a decade and the only artist to sell 10 million copies of four different albums.
2000 –A statue honoring John Lennon is unveiled in London. The sculpture is of a handgun with a knotted barrel.
2000 – Neil Young is honored in Toronto with a star on the Canada Walk Of Fame. The Toronto native joins prior honorees Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Rush, Christopher Plummer, Jim Carey, and director Norman Jewison.
2000 – The Backstreet Boys are honored four times at the 12th annual World Music Awards, presented at the Sporting Club in Monaco. The act is honored as best-selling pop group, R&B group, dance group, and American group.