2003 – Ashanti and Ja Rule headline Hot 97’s Hot Summer Night show on a New York pier. Newcomer Loon and Fat Joe also perform.
2002 – Newcomer Alicia Keys wins awards in five of the six Grammy categories she’s been nominated for. Her debut disc, Songs In A Minor dominates the annual affair.
2001 – Singer Ayman takes top honors at the Echo Awards in Berlin. He wins for national rock/pop artist and national newcomer. Limp Bizkit’s “Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water” and Guano Ape’s “Don’t Give Me Names” win in the international and national rock/metal categories, respectively.
1976 – The British pop paper Sounds features a two-page spread on promising newcomers the Sex Pistols.