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 – OutKast’s Andre 3000 visits the Republican National Convention in New York to convince young people to vote.
2004 – Andre 3000 of rap duo OutKast is named the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He beats out contendors Prince and Weird Al Yankovic.
2004 – With two awards apiece, Beyonce, OutKast and Usher headed the winners’ circle at the BET Awards.
2004 – OutKast is the big winner at the 18th annual Soul Train Music Awards, picking up two statuettes. Yet the evening belongs to career achievement honoree Janet Jackson. The singer, whose new Virgin album “Damita Jo” is released at the end of the month, receives a standing ovation after accepting the Quincy Jones Award […]
2004 – The Native American Cultural Center calls for a boycott of CBS after OutKast perform “Hey Ya!” dressed as American Indians during the Grammy broadcast. “We’re not attacking OutKast as artists,” says Andrew Brother Elk, “but we are going to question the commercialization of our symbols.”
2004 – Arista Records president and CEO Antonio “L.A.” Reid steps down from his post. The former drummer and Grammy-winning producer helped guide album successes by OutKast, Avril Lavigne, Pink and Dido.
1970 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer give their debut performance in Plymouth, England. Progressive rock can be a very disreputable subject. No other musical style has been so vilified by the critics and became a synonym for ‘pompous’ and ‘bombastic.’ Almost every music critic in the early ’70’s had something unflattering to write about it. […]