2006 – Incubus top the U.S. album charts for the first time with Light Grenades. The second highest new entry was rap group’s Clipse’s Hell hath No Fury, in with a bullet at No. 14.
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 – Actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx ascends to the No. 1 place in the U.S. albums chart with his Unpredictable disc. The highest new entry is ATL rap duo Ying Yang Twins, whose USA Still United bows at No. 45.
2005 – Seven years after his Deaths, rap legend TuPac has the first U.K. No. 1 single of his career, as “Ghetto Gospel” featuring Elton John debuts at the top.
2005 – A 24-year-old Los Angeles man is hospitalized after being shot at radio station WQHT’s West Village facility during a live interview with 50 Cent. The victim is said to be a member of the rapper’s entourage.
2004 – He’s been dead for nearly eight years, but you can’t keep a rapping corpse down. Tupac tops the charts with Loyal to the Game, his Eminem-assisted album of posthumous freestyling. The second highest new entry is Ashanti’s Concrete Rose, which bows at No. 7.
2004 – Usher and R&B queen Anastacia are named the top male and female artists at the first Nordic Music Awards is Oslo, Norway. Danish rap group Outlandish wins Best Nordic Artist.
2004 – The estranged members of the Fugees reunite for a performance at Dave Chappelle’s block party in the Fort Green neighborhood of Brooklyn. Also performing are Kanye West, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap.
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 – 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 – Legendary rap duo Eric B & Rakim sue Russell Simmons and Def Jam Records, alleging they were never paid royalties from their classic 1987 LP, Paid in Full.
2003 – The RIAA certifies AC/DC’s Back In Black as the world’s second-best-selling album of all time, behind Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Back in black I hit the sack It’s been too long I’m glad to be back Yes, I’m let loose From the noose That’s kept me hanging around I’ve been looking at the sky […]