This is a list of notable events in music that took place in 1999.

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  • March 1Sony Music Distribution raises wholesale prices on audio compact discs by 8 US cents.
  • March 2
    • Cher's song "Believe" reaches number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making Cher the oldest female artist (at the age of 52) to perform this feat. Cher also set the record for the longest hit-making career span, with 33 years between the release of her first and last Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (1965 and 1999).
    • The House of Blues in Paradise, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Bob Dylan performs a concert at the club and is joined by U2's lead singer Bono for an encore of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
  • March 5Trauma Records files a $40 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the members of Bush for failing to deliver a new album.
  • March 6 – A 67-year-old George Jones is seriously injured in a car accident while on his way home. Jones' Lexus crashed into a bridge at about 1:30 p.m. It is later revealed that alcohol was a factor in the accident.
  • March 15Marilyn Manson is injured when he slips and falls during a concert at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Manson's performance is cut short.
  • March 16 – The Recording Industry Association of America introduces a new certification level, Diamond, for albums or singles selling ten million units.
  • March 17Namie Amuro's mother Emiko Taira is murdered.
  • March 21 – Irish girl band B*Witched score their fourth consecutive #1 with "Blame It On The Weatherman" on the UK singles chart. They become the first band to have all their first four singles enter at the top simultaneously and set a new record. It is broken a year later by Irish boy band Westlife.
  • March 23Green Day release "Nice Guys Finish Last", the lead track as well as the fourth and final single off their 1997 album Nimrod, and was their last single to be released in the 20th century.
  • March 27 – The Bee Gees end their One Night Only tour in Sydney, Australia.

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June 29, 1999; 25 years ago. Pokémon 2.B.A. Master is a 1999 album, the first soundtrack album released for the English localization of the Pokémon anime.

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  • Vocalist Lawrence Mackrory quits Darkane. The band hires by Andreas Sydow as his replacement after.

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January–March edit

Date Album Artist Notes
1 A Song for ×× Ayumi Hamasaki Debut album
5 In Your Area Hawkwind -
8 Grieg: Piano Concerto; Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra -
11 Hawkwind 1997 Hawkwind Live
Unification Iron Savior -
12 14:59 Sugar Ray -
...Baby One More Time Britney Spears Debut album
By Your Side The Black Crowes -
Knock Knock Smog -
19 I See a Darkness Bonnie 'Prince' Billy -
Live at Luther College Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Live
Made Man Silkk the Shocker -
Up Up Up Up Up Up Ani DiFranco -
25 1999 Cassius -
Theater of Salvation Edguy -
26 Apocalypse Dudes Turbonegro -
Chyna Doll Foxy Brown -
Colin James and the Little Big Band II Colin James -
Dreaming Neon Black Nevermore -
Moontower Dan Swanö -
Unnatural Selection Flotsam and Jetsam -
29 Science Fiction blackmail -
1 Dialogue Four Tet -
2 Extremely Cool Chuck E. Weiss -
Jerusalem Sleep -
Keep It Like a Secret Built to Spill -
Rushmore: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
X-Ray Sierra Tom Cochrane -
9 Dosage Collective Soul -
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original Cast Album Cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch Original cast recording
Rare & Fatty Bad Manners Compilation
Sam Prekop Sam Prekop -
15 No Exit Blondie -
Anima Animus The Creatures -
16 Da Next Level Mr. Serv-On -
Greatest Hits New Kids on the Block Compilation
17 Eien Zard -
19 The '90s Suck and So Do You Angry Samoans -
Eatin' Dust Fu Manchu -
22 The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One The Prodigy Compilation
Have a Nice Day Roxette Europe
At the Heart of Winter Immortal -
Rusted Angel Darkane -
Blue Plate Specials Live The Specials Live
Can You Still Feel? Jason Falkner -
Clarity Jimmy Eat World -
FanMail TLC -
February Son Oleander -
The Hot Rock Sleater-Kinney -
Live at the Fillmore East Jimi Hendrix Live
The Mountain Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band -
A Place in the Sun Lit -
A Prince Among Thieves Prince Paul -
The Sebadoh Sebadoh -
The Slim Shady LP Eminem LP
Old School Vs. New School Various Artists -
Suicaine Gratifaction Paul Westerberg -
Things Fall Apart The Roots -
What I Deserve Kelly Willis -
24 Dance Classics of Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Compilation
Muzai Moratorium Ringo Sheena Debut
25 Eureka Jim O'Rourke -
26 Mindfields Toto Europe
27 Volume 1 CKY -
1 Beaucoup Fish Underworld -
Live and Enhanced Tonic Live
2 Everywhere We Go Kenny Chesney -
Reich Remixed Steve Reich Remix
Spiritual Black Dimensions Dimmu Borgir -
Universal Madness Madness Live
Apple Venus Volume 1 XTC -
8 Live at the Hardback Hot Water Music Live
Neon Ballroom Silverchair -
Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts Kula Shaker -
Performance and Cocktails Stereophonics -
Back on Top Van Morrison -
Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor EP
9 Bossalinie C-Murder -
Central Reservation Beth Orton -
Everything Louder Than Everyone Else Motörhead Live
Eye II Eye Scorpions -
Fuse Joe Henry -
The Gang's All Here Dropkick Murphys -
Gedida Natacha Atlas -
If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits Cher Compilation
The Movement Harlem World -
Pistolero Frank Black and the Catholics -
Ravenous Damon Albarn and Michael Nyman Soundtrack
Summerteeth Wilco -
10 First Love Hikaru Utada -
Jump Up Supercar -
15 13 Blur -
Axxess & Ace Songs: Ohia -
16 100% Ginuwine Ginuwine -
Burning London: The Clash Tribute Various Artists Tribute
The Ideal Crash Deus -
Libido Buck-O-Nine -
Shades 1968–1998 Deep Purple Box Set
Stay the Same Joe McIntyre Solo debut
Who Else! Jeff Beck -
22 Stupid Dream Porcupine Tree -
Post Orgasmic Chill Skunk Anansie -
Social Dancing Bis -
Brand New Second Hand Roots Manuva -
Windowlicker Aphex Twin EP
23 @#!* Pulley -
Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One The Olivia Tremor Control -
The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 1: 1988–1998 N.W.A -
Caledonia Shana Morrison Solo Debut
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida Elton John Concept/soundtrack
Finally Blackstreet -
Foolish soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Give Yourself a Hand Crash Test Dummies -
Hempstead High A+ -
Instrument Soundtrack Fugazi Soundtrack
Live Usher Live
New Way to Be Human Switchfoot -
The 'Original' Bad Co. Anthology Bad Company Compilation +4 new songs
Red Voodoo Sammy Hagar -
Savage Land Mob Rules -
Strange Behaviour Duran Duran Remix Compilation
Super Hits Brooks & Dunn Compilation
Tonight Silk -
Traveling Miles Cassandra Wilson -
Wisconsin Death Trip Static-X -
29 Come on Die Young Mogwai UK
Under the Influence Status Quo -
Now That's What I Call Music! 42 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
Power Plant Gamma Ray -
Tuonela Amorphis -
30 Go: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
No Gods, No Managers Choking Victim -
The PJs: Music from & Inspired by the Hit Television Series Various Artists TV Soundtrack

April–June edit

Date Album Artist Notes
5 What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? Echo & the Bunnymen -
The Middle of Nowhere Orbital -
6 15 Minutes Nik Kershaw -
Buckcherry Buckcherry -
Heated Big Sugar US
Music from The Adventures of Pete & Pete Polaris TV Soundtrack
I Am... Nas -
Jordan Knight Jordan Knight Solo debut
Life in the Fat Lane Various Artists Compilation
Sogno Andrea Bocelli -
Throttle Junkies Soil -
Thug Mentality 1999 Krayzie Bone -
Utopia Parkway Fountains of Wayne -
We Kill Everything GWAR -
7 Innamoramento Mylène Farmer -
12 Carboot Soul Nightmares on Wax -
Fun in the Dark Groovie Ghoulies -
Rides Reef -
13 18 Tracks Bruce Springsteen Compilation
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits The Ataris -
Dysfunction Staind -
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest band changed name to Lamb of God
Echo Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -
I've Got a Right to Cry Mandy Barnett -
Karma Rick Springfield -
Love Songs Yanni Compilation
Tal Bachman Tal Bachman -
19 Bury the Hatchet The Cranberries -
20 Adios KMFDM -
Chopper City in the Ghetto B.G. -
The Earth Pressed Flat 10,000 Maniacs -
Endorama Kreator -
4 Nights at the Palais Royale Sloan Live
Greatest Hits 1984–1987 Reggie and the Full Effect -
Holy Roller The Reverend Horton Heat Compilation
The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Box Set
Monsters and Robots Buckethead -
Mule Variations Tom Waits -
Six Mansun US
Snuffbox Immanence Ghost -
Street Faërie Cree Summer -
Tight Mindless Self Indulgence -
Tune In, Turn On, Free Tibet Ghost -
23 Miami Babasónicos -
26 Fantômas Fantômas -
Hatebreeder Children of Bodom -
Movin' Melodies ATB Debut
Propaganda The Sound -
Twisted Tenderness Electronic -
27 Black Sails EP AFI EP
Implode Front Line Assembly -
Murda Muzik Mobb Deep -
Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury Naughty by Nature -
Playing My Game Lene Marlin -
Songs from Dawson's Creek Various Artists TV Soundtrack
Soundbombing II Various Artists Compilation
Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000 Various Artists -
Take Your Shoes Off Robert Cray -
The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner Ben Folds Five -
? The Collection Spandau Ballet -
T.O.P. Shinhwa -
I Am Shelby Lynne Shelby Lynne
3 Head Music Suede -
4 The Ego Has Landed Robbie Williams Compilation
First Come, First Served Kool Keith As Dr. Dooom
Every Day Is a New Day Diana Ross -
A Place in the Sun Tim McGraw -
Point No. 1 Chevelle -
The Matrix: Original Motion Picture Score Don Davis Soundtrack
Sonic Brew Black Label Society -
Times of Grace Neurosis -
Undeniable Raven-Symoné -
The Warriors EP P.O.D. EP
10 The Hush Texas -
Remedy Basement Jaxx UK
11 60 Second Wipe Out Atari Teenage Riot -
I'd Rather Eat Glass Bijou Phillips -
No Limit Top Dogg Snoop Dogg -
Ricky Martin Ricky Martin -
14 Intimités Miss Kittin & The Hacker EP
17 Fear of Fours Lamb -
Grande Rock The Hellacopters -
The Maggot Melvins -
The Only Reason I Feel Secure Pedro the Lion EP
Play Moby -
Venom Breach -
18 Bigger than the Devil Stormtroopers of Death -
Black Sails in the Sunset AFI -
Freedumb Suicidal Tendencies -
Helldorado W.A.S.P. -
If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die Death By Stereo -
Millennium Backstreet Boys -
Seven Wolfstone -
Thug Ride White Dawg -
Whereabouts Ron Sexsmith -
21 Colony In Flames -
Stairway to Fairyland Freedom Call -
24 Host Paradise Lost -
Beach House on the Moon Jimmy Buffett -
Guitars Mike Oldfield -
Saltwater Chicane -
Skydancer Dark Tranquillity Reissue
25 A New Kind of Army Anti-Flag -
The Amazing Jeckel Brothers Insane Clown Posse -
The Art of Storytelling Slick Rick -
Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers Novembers Doom -
This Moment Is Mine Chanté Moore -
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush Len -
31 Code Red Sodom -
Mike + The Mechanics Mike + The Mechanics -
? Hybrid Theory Linkin Park Debut/EP
¡Viva El Amor! The Pretenders -
1 1011 Woodland The Fixx -
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me – Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Barefoot on the Beach Michael Franks -
Blaque Blaque -
Da Crime Family TRU -
Enema of the State blink-182 -
Gorgeous Guttermouth -
Here Comes the Bride Spin Doctors -
No Angel Dido -
On the 6 Jennifer Lopez Debut
Short Music for Short People Various Artists Compilation
Shrinking Violet L.A. Guns -
Straight Ahead Pennywise -
Venni Vetti Vecci Ja Rule -
3 The Siket Disc Phish Internet
6 Live & More Encore Donna Summer -
7 Schizophonic Geri Halliwell Solo Debut
Crowning of Atlantis Therion -
Keep It Unreal Mr. Scruff -
Leisure Noise Gay Dad -
8 Astro Lounge Smash Mouth -
Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer Ibrahim Ferrer -
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers -
Dark Side of the Spoon Ministry -
Euphoria Def Leppard -
The Gathering Testament -
Get Skintight The Donnas -
Her Wallpaper Reverie The Apples in Stereo -
In a Reverie Lacuna Coil -
A Man's Not a Camel Frenzal Rhomb -
New World Disorder Biohazard -
Stereo * Type A Cibo Matto -
Synkronized Jamiroquai -
Terror Twilight Pavement -
Triptych The Tea Party -
When I Look in Your Eyes Diana Krall -
10 Songs from the Heart Yanni Compilation
12 Ágætis byrjun Sigur Rós Iceland
14 Guerrilla Super Furry Animals -
15 702 702 -
Double Up Mase -
Erase the Slate Dokken -
Everything You Want Vertical Horizon -
Heavy Heavy D -
Liquid Tension Experiment 2 Liquid Tension Experiment -
Messenger Edwin McCain -
Mirrorball Sarah McLachlan Live
No Boundaries: A Benefit for the Kosovar Refugees Various Artists -
Revolution Sister Machine Gun -
Supernatural Santana -
This or That Sway & King Tech -
The White Stripes The White Stripes Debut
21 Surrender Chemical Brothers -
Judgement Anathema -
The Beta Band The Beta Band UK
Beware the Heavens Sinergy -
22 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut – Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
A2G Blackalicious EP
Da Real World Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott -
Hypocrisy Hypocrisy -
It's Real K-Ci & JoJo -
New Ancient Strings Toumani Diabaté with Ballaké Sissoko -
Paintin' the Town Brown: Ween Live 1990–1998 Ween Live
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 4 Various Artists Compilation
The RZA Hits RZA Compilation
The Soft Bulletin The Flaming Lips -
Significant Other Limp Bizkit -
Tuesday's Child Amanda Marshall -
28 Classics in the Key of G Kenny G Covers album
29 Beneath the Surface GZA -
Brave New World Styx -
Electric Honey Luscious Jackson -
Freaks of Nature Drain STH -
No Mercy No Remorse RBX -
Nothing Safe: Best of the Box Alice in Chains Compilation
One Guitar, No Vocals Leo Kottke -
Running with Scissors "Weird Al" Yankovic -
Slipknot Slipknot Debut
Soundpieces: Da Antidote Lootpack -
Supersonic and Demonic Relics Mötley Crüe Rarities Compilation
? Greatest Hits Alien Ant Farm -
Cowboy Bebop Remixes: Music for Freelance Various Artists Compilation

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Date Album Artist Notes
5 On How Life Is Macy Gray UK
How I Learned to Love the Bootboys The Auteurs -
Black the Sun Alex Lloyd -
6 Can't Get There from Here Great White -
The Golden Band The American Analog Set -
Live at Woodstock Jimi Hendrix Live
Ratt Ratt -
Street Life Fiend -
7 Fun 9 Takako Minekawa -
12 Before The Calm Witness UK; Debut album
The Fidelity Wars Hefner [11]
13 Blue Green Orange I Mother Earth -
California Mr. Bungle -
Can't Stay Away Too $hort -
Fenix*TX Fenix*TX -
Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr Gang Starr Compilation
Night and Day Willie Nelson -
Someday Yanni Compilation
The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo Lil' Cease -
19 Long Tall Weekend They Might Be Giants Internet
Now That's What I Call Music! 43 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
20 Burning Bridges Arch Enemy -
Jewels for Sophia Robyn Hitchcock -
Life of the Party The Planet Smashers -
There's a Poison Goin' On Public Enemy -
This Time Los Lobos -
Timbre Sophie B. Hawkins -
Tonight the Stars Revolt! Powerman 5000 -
Without Condition Ginny Owens Debut
Where We Stand Yellowcard -
23 Watoosh! Pezz Later changed name to Billy Talent
27 Alive in Athens Iced Earth Live
At the Show MxPx Live
The Blues Eric Clapton Compilation
A Cheap and Evil Girl Bree Sharp Debut
Guerrilla Warfare Hot Boys -
Ignorance Is Bliss Face to Face -
Jaws of Death Primal Fear -
Now That's What I Call Music! 2 (US series) Various Artists Compilation
Staying Power Barry White -
'Til the Medicine Takes Widespread Panic -
Vaya At the Drive-In EP
The Verve Pipe The Verve Pipe -
The Writing's On The Wall Destiny's Child US
29 The Melancholy Collection Millencolin Sweden; Compilation
? Act of Depression Underoath -
Trepanation American Head Charge -
3 Awesome Mix Tape vol. 6 The Pietasters -
Coming of Age Memphis Bleek -
Detroit Rock City: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Do the Collapse Guided by Voices -
Fly the Flag Down by Law -
Forget About It Alison Krauss -
Here I Stand Oysterband -
Philadelphonic G. Love & Special Sauce -
The Process of Self-Development Candiria -
9 Satanica Behemoth -
10 Black Elvis/Lost in Space Kool Keith -
The Burning Red Machine Head -
Come Pick Me Up Superchunk -
Edge of Forever Lynyrd Skynyrd -
Liberate Te Ex Inferis Zao -
The Most Beautifullest Hits Keith Murray Compilation
No Division Hot Water Music -
Violator: The Album Various Artists -
16 Juxtapose Tricky -
Où est la Rock? Fireball Ministry -
17 Before You Were Punk 2 Various Artists Compilation
Incognegro Ludacris -
Mary Mary J. Blige -
Rough Harvest John Mellencamp -
Steal the Sky Yanni Soundtrack
Teenage Snuff Film Rowland S. Howard -
The 10 Year Limited Edition Anniversary Box Set Blur Box set
23 The Bootlicker Melvins -
J-Tull Dot Com Jethro Tull -
Soulburner Gardenian -
24 The Austin Sessions Kris Kristofferson -
Underground Vol. 2: Club Memphis Three 6 Mafia -
Bitter Meshell Ndegeocello -
Bring Your Own Stereo Jimmie's Chicken Shack -
Calling Rastafari Burning Spear -
Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Debut
Forever Puff Daddy -
The Fundamental Elements of Southtown P.O.D. -
Home Sevendust -
A Little Bit of Mambo Lou Bega -
Melvin Flynt – Da Hustler Noreaga -
Mock Tudor Richard Thompson -
Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down) Feist -
The Muse Elton John Soundtrack
Oh! The Grandeur Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire -
Slap-Happy L7 -
Time Third Day -
Title of Record Filter -
The Vault: Old Friends 4 Sale Prince Compilation
27 Au cœur du stade Celine Dion Live
Big River Troy Cassar-Daley -
30 The Abba Generation A*Teens Sweden
A Secret History... The Best of the Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy Compilation
Yesterday Went Too Soon Feeder -
31 Days of the New Days of the New 2nd album
Fly The Chicks -
Greatest Hits SWV Compilation
Live aus Berlin Rammstein Live
The M-Pire Shrikez Back O.G.C. -
Risk Megadeth -
Sound Asleep Evanescence EP
Tonight's Decision Katatonia -
Vitamin C Vitamin C -
2 The Avenger Amon Amarth -
6 Gettin' High on Your Own Supply Apollo 440 UK
The Time Machine Alan Parsons -
Beyond the Veil Tristania -
Only Yazoo Yazoo Compilation
7 69 Love Songs The Magnetic Fields Box Set
August Everywhere Blinker the Star -
Chamber Music Coal Chamber -
Field Studies Quasi -
Nasty Little Thoughts Stroke 9 -
One Part Lullaby The Folk Implosion -
Riot, Riot, Upstart Agnostic Front -
Risin' Outlaw Hank Williams III Solo Debut
Seven Year Itch: 1982–1989 Platinum Blonde Compilation
Showbiz Muse Debut album
Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth Cindy Bullens -
The Ultra Zone Steve Vai -
Zygote John Popper -
13 The Contino Sessions Death in Vegas -
Liquid Skin Gomez -
One From The Modern Ocean Colour Scene -
Sang pour sang Johnny Hallyday -
Wide Angle Hybrid -
Yellow Submarine Songtrack The Beatles Soundtrack
14 Afterglow Dot Allison Solo Debut
Amarte Es Un Placer Luis Miguel -
American Football American Football -
Avenue B Iggy Pop -
Beautiful Midnight Matthew Good Band -
Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu Bruce Cockburn -
Felons and Revolutionaries Dope -
Good Old Boys John Hartford -
Marc Anthony Marc Anthony English-language debut
I'm Not So Tough Mindy McCready -
Nigga Please Ol' Dirty Bastard -
Q2K Queensrÿche -
Ruff Ryders' First Lady Eve -
A Single History: 1991–1997 Unwound Compilation
Winter Light Yanni Compilation
17 As Friends Rust As Friends Rust EP
20 The Ladder Yes UK
Metalhead Saxon UK
Supergrass Supergrass -
1999 Remixes Jamiroquai Remix compilation
Blazing the Crop Rae & Christian Compilation
21 Back at One Brian McKnight -
Burn to Shine Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals -
Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night Stereolab -
Euphoria Morning Chris Cornell -
The Fragile Nine Inch Nails -
Between the Bridges Sloan -
Going for Gold Shed Seven Compilation
The Greatest Hits – Volume 1 The Beach Boys Compilation
The Greatest Hits – Volume 2 The Beach Boys Compilation
Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch Our Lady Peace Canada
Hey You Jack Ingram -
I'll Take Care Of You Mark Lanegan -
Live at the Wiltern CPR Live
A Love Like Ours Barbra Streisand -
Stan and Judy's Kid Adam Sandler -
The Sweetest Punch Elvis Costello and Bill Frisell -
Tightrope Brooks & Dunn -
To Venus and Back Tori Amos Double Album: 1 Studio, 1 Live
World Coming Down Type O Negative -
22 King of the Nordic Twilight Luca Turilli -
24 Inside Wants Out John Mayer Debut/EP
27 Brand New Day Sting -
A Different Beat Gary Moore -
Back to the Heavyweight Jam Scooter -
Motion The Cinematic Orchestra -
28 A Matter of Time Jason Sellers -
Amen Paula Cole -
Balance Swollen Members -
Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool Tony Bennett -
Black Diamond Angie Stone US
Blackout! Method Man & Redman -
Calculating Infinity The Dillinger Escape Plan -
Come On Now Social Indigo Girls -
Deconstruction Meredith Brooks -
Garth Brooks in...the Life of Chris Gaines Garth Brooks as Chris Gaines
Ghost Town Live The Specials Live
Human Clay Creed -
LB IV Life Lost Boyz -
Lost and Gone Forever Guster -
The Luxury of Time David Mead Debut
Right Back Long Beach Dub Allstars Debut
Something To Write Home About The Get Up Kids -
Temperamental Everything but the Girl -
Very Emergency The Promise Ring -
World War III Mac -
XXX ZZ Top -
29 Ravishing Grimness Darkthrone -
? Truth in Separation Big Blue Monkey -

October–December edit

Date Album Artist Notes
1 No Time for Love Eighteen Visions EP
4 From Here to Eternity: Live The Clash Live
Hours David Bowie -
Run Devil Run Paul McCartney -
Symphony No. 1 Joe Jackson -
S Club S Club 7 -
Showbiz Muse -
5 All Hallow's EP AFI EP
Breakdown Melissa Etheridge -
Christmas the Cowboy Way Riders in the Sky Christmas
Colour Moving and Still Chantal Kreviazuk -
The Distance to Here Live -
Eleven Songs As Friends Rust Compilation
Golden Arms Redemption U-God -
More Betterness! No Use for a Name -
Synchronistic Wanderings Pat Benatar Compilation
8 Nightlife Pet Shop Boys Europe
No Ordinary World Joe Cocker Europe
9 Rajaz Camel -
11 Tokyo Warhearts Children of Bodom Live
Millionaires James -
12 Against Da Grain YoungBloodZ -
American Girl Juice Newton -
BBC Sessions Cocteau Twins -
Black On Both Sides Mos Def -
Clapton Chronicles: The Best of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Compilation
Immortalized Spice 1 -
In Reverse Matthew Sweet -
I Want It All Warren G -
Live On Kenny Wayne Shepherd -
The Marshall Suite The Fall -
Otherworld Lunasa -
The Private Years Yanni Box set
Soundsystem 311 -
Total Abandon: Live in Australia Deep Purple Live
Where I Wanna Be Donell Jones -
18 Peace Eurythmics -
Rock Art and the X-Ray Style Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros -
Awake and Breathe B*Witched UK
I Wanna Be Santa Claus Ringo Starr Christmas
Rise Gabrielle UK
Solo Journey Bradley Joseph -
Still Life Opeth -
Suicide Pact – You First Therapy? UK
19 Antipop Primus -
Bloodthirst Cannibal Corpse -
A Christmas to Remember Amy Grant Christmas
Give 'Em the Boot II Various Artists Compilation
God Save the Smithereens The Smithereens -
Internal Affairs Pharoahe Monch -
Keith Urban Keith Urban -
Los grandes éxitos en español Cypress Hill Compilation with Spanish lyrics
Modified Save Ferris -
Nothing Gold Can Stay A New Found Glory -
Smoke This Lynch Mob -
So... How's Your Girl? Handsome Boy Modeling School -
This Beautiful Life Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -
This Christmas 98° Christmas
Washed Up! Catch 22 EP
25 As Time Goes By Bryan Ferry -
Leaders Not Followers Napalm Death EP
Live from a Shark Cage Papa M -
Steptacular Steps -
Sunday 8PM / Saturday 3AM Faithless -
Turn It on Again: The Hits Genesis Compilation
Xeneizes Quarashi -
26 Aktapuss Akinyele -
All Systems Go 2 Rocket from the Crypt -
American Made Music to Strip By Rob Zombie Remix
The Aquabats! vs. the Floating Eye of Death! The Aquabats! -
The Days of Our Nights Luna -
Emergency & I The Dismemberment Plan -
Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One Above the Law -
The Grass Is Blue Dolly Parton US
A Guided Tour of Chicago The Lawrence Arms -
Hidden Stash Kottonmouth Kings -
Introducing IMx IMx -
LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes -
Looking Forward Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -
The Lost Files Digital Underground Compilation
Make Yourself Incubus -
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Dream Theater -
No. 4 Stone Temple Pilots -
Only God Can Judge Me Master P -
RéCréation Florent Pagny Double covers album
The Science of Things Bush -
Songs 2 Rich Mullins Compilation
State Songs John Linnell -
Tiger Army Tiger Army -
Under the Influence Alan Jackson -
? Empires Jimi Jamison Germany
1 Love and the Russian Winter Simply Red -
Twenty Four Seven Tina Turner UK
Blank-Wave Arcade The Faint -
Ether~Electrified Porch Music Carbon Leaf -
Fire and Skill: The Songs of the Jam Various Artists Tribute
Love This City The Whitlams -
Of Someday Shambles Jebediah -
Paul McCartney's Working Classical Paul McCartney -
Westlife Westlife -
Wonderful Madness -
2 6:66 Satan's Child Danzig -
The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine -
Bleach Bleach -
Tha Block Is Hot Lil Wayne -
Dirty Harriet Rah Digga -
End of Days Original Movie Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
It All Comes Down to This Bane -
Joy: A Holiday Collection Jewel Christmas
Making the Road Hi-Standard -
Northern Star Melanie C -
Rainbow Mariah Carey -
The Roots Come Alive The Roots Live
Scream for Me Brazil Bruce Dickinson Live
Shapeshifter Marcy Playground -
This Desert Life Counting Crows -
There Is Nothing Left to Lose Foo Fighters -
Through Being Cool Saves The Day -
8 Abbamania Various Artists Tribute
Choose Your Masques: Collectors Series Volume 2 Hawkwind Live
Glastonbury 90 Hawkwind Live
Greatest Hits III Queen Compilation
Invincible Five UK
Magic Hour Cast -
9 Affirmation Savage Garden -
Alanis Unplugged Alanis Morissette Live
Breathe Faith Hill -
Darrin's Coconut Ass: Live from Omaha Goldfinger Live
The Exchange Against All Authority/The Criminals Split EP
The Gift of Game Crazy Town -
Greatest Hits Sublime Compilation
It Just Gets Worse Anal Cunt -
Live at Sturgis 38 Special Live Marillion -
Metal Jukebox Helloween Covers
Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic Prince -
Sugar Tonic -
Temple of Hiphop Kulture: Criminal-Justice from Darkness to Light Various Artists -
When the Pawn... Fiona Apple -
10 Loveppears Ayumi Hamasaki -
11 Onka's Big Moka Toploader Debut
12 All the Way... A Decade of Song Celine Dion Compilation
The Corrs Unplugged The Corrs Live
The Last Tour on Earth Marilyn Manson Live
15 The BBC Sessions Small Faces Compilation
Charlotte Church Charlotte Church -
My Guardian Anger Lux Occulta -
Singles of the 90s Ace of Base Compilation
The Road to Hell: Part 2 Chris Rea -
16 2001 Dr. Dre -
The Chosen Ones Stratovarius Compilation
Coping with the Urban Coyote Unida -
Cut Carefully and Play Loud Rocket from the Crypt EP
Faith: A Holiday Album Kenny G Holiday
Greatest Hits of the 20th Century Béla Fleck and the Flecktones Compilation
The House of Atreus Act I Virgin Steele -
Immobilarity Raekwon -
Issues Korn -
Live... With a Little Help from Our Friends Gov't Mule Live
Love Liberty Disco Newsboys -
Ödemarkens Son Vintersorg -
Reload Tom Jones -
Return of the Killer A's Anthrax Compilation
SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century Sonic Youth -
Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha Kurupt -
Timeless: The Classics Vol. 2 Michael Bolton Covers album
To the Teeth Ani DiFranco -
Willennium Will Smith -
22 Early Days: Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One Led Zeppelin Compilation
Ecliptica Sonata Arctica Debut
Europop Eiffel 65 -
Don't Mind If I Do Culture Club -
Now That's What I Call Music! 44 (UK series) Various artists Compilation
23 Alchemy Yngwie Malmsteen -
Sweet Kisses Jessica Simpson Debut album
Amplified Q-Tip -
Blue Third Eye Blind -
The Decline NOFX EP
Enrique Enrique Iglesias English-language debut
Friends Again Various Artists TV Soundtrack
Garth Brooks and the Magic of Christmas Garth Brooks Christmas
Grey Dawn October Tide -
Hampton Comes Alive Phish Live
Listener Supported Dave Matthews Band Live
Midnite Vultures Beck -
IX Equilibrium Emperor -
Live They Might Be Giants Live
Live Era: '87-'93 Guns N' Roses Live
Nastradamus Nas -
S&M Metallica with the San Francisco Symphony Live
The Sounds of Science Beastie Boys Compilation +1 new track
This Is Your Time Michael W. Smith 9 album
Viva Wisconsin Violent Femmes Live
26 The Millennium Bell Mike Oldfield -
29 Complete '79: Collectors Series Volume 1 Hawkwind Live
Lara Fabian Lara Fabian -
30 The Fragile Art of Existence Control Denied -
The Greatest Hits Cher Compilation
The Master Rakim -
The Mystery of the Whisper The Crüxshadows -
Unleash the Dragon Sisqo -
? Spit Kittie Debut
6 Songs from the Last Century George Michael Covers album
7 Born Again Notorious B.I.G. Compilation
Kaleidoscope Kelis -
Magnolia Aimee Mann Soundtrack
Methods of Mayhem Methods of Mayhem -
Mimosa Fun Lovin' Criminals Compilation
Resurrection Vice Squad -
Sheryl Crow and Friends: Live from Central Park Sheryl Crow Live
So Real Mandy Moore Debut
Tha G-Code Juvenile -
10 Vision Creation Newsun Boredoms Japan
13 Still I Rise 2Pac and Outlawz UK
14 Speak Kindly of Your Volunteer Fire Department Robert Pollard and Doug Gillard -
21 ...And Then There Was X DMX -
Best of the Specials The Specials Compilation
Everything Is Healing Nicely Frank Zappa -
World Party Goodie Mob -
23 Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK múm Debut
28 Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter Jay-Z -

Release date unknown edit

Programs Releasing this Year edit

Date Song Artist
March 30 Only 4 the K People The Chemical Brothers
April 19 Mambo No. 5 Lou Bega
April 26 Brothers & Sisters Coldplay
May 27 It's All About You (Not About Me) Tracie Spencer
May 31 Hey Boy Hey Girl The Chemical Brothers
August 2 Let Forever Be The Chemical Brothers featuring Noel Gallagher
August 30 I Got a Girl Lou Bega
October 11 Out of Control The Chemical Brothers
October 26 Sandstorm Darude
December 7 Tricky, Tricky Lou Bega

Biggest hit singles edit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1999.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time 1999   UK 1 – Feb 1999, US BB 1 of 1999, Netherlands 1 – Jan 1999, Sweden 1 – Jan 1999, Austria 1 – Mar 1999, Switzerland 1 – Feb 1999, Norway 1 – Feb 1999, Australia 1 of 1999, Germany 1 – Feb 1999, Republic of Ireland 1 – Feb 1999, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks Feb 1999, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Jun 1999, Poland 3 – Mar 1999, France 6 – Jan 1999, Italy 7 of 1999, US BB 29 of 1999, POP 29 of 1999, Germany 41 of the 1990s, Scrobulate 91 of upbeat, RYM 95 of 1998, OzNet 814, Acclaimed 875
2 Lou Bega Mambo No 5 (A Little Bit of ...) 1999   UK 1 – Sep 1999, Netherlands 1 – Jun 1999, Austria 1 – May 1999, Switzerland 1 – May 1999, Norway 1 – Jun 1999, Germany 1 – May 1999, Republic of Ireland 1 – Aug 1999, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks Sep 1999, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Jan 2000, Australia 3 of 1999, Italy 3 of 1999, POP 3 of 1999, Poland 4 – Jul 1999, US BB 4 of 1999, US BB 4 of 1999, Party 04 of 1999, Sweden 5 – Aug 1999, Germany 11 of the 1990s, RYM 189 of 1999
3 Eiffel 65 Blue (Da Ba Dee) 1999   UK 1 – Sep 1999, Netherlands 1 – Jul 1999, Sweden 1 – Aug 1999, Austria 1 – Aug 1999, Switzerland 1 – Jul 1999, Norway 1 – Aug 1999, Germany 1 – Jul 1999, Republic of Ireland 1 – Sep 1999, New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Nov 1999, Australia 1 for 9 weeks Mar 2000, Poland 1 for 2 weeks Jan 2000, US BB 6 of 2000, Italy 16 of 1999, Australia 20 of 1999, Germany 20 of the 1990s, US BB 32 of 1999, Party 103 of 1999, RYM 185 of 1998
4 TLC No Scrubs 1999   US BB 1 of 1999, Republic of Ireland 1 – May 1999, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks Apr 1999, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Aug 1999, UK 3 – Apr 1999, Netherlands 3 – Mar 1999, Australia 4 of 1999, Switzerland 5 – Apr 1999, Germany 5 – Apr 1999, France 6 – Mar 1999, Norway 7 – Apr 1999, US BB 12 of 1999, Sweden 19 – Mar 1999, Poland 21 – Apr 1999, Austria 30 – May 1999, Italy 30 of 1999, POP 33 of 1999, Scrobulate 52 of rnb, RYM 55 of 1999, Acclaimed 268, Germany 302 of the 1990s, RIAA 361
5 Backstreet Boys I Want It That Way 1999   Sweden 1 – Oct 1999, France 20 – Sep 1999, Norway 1 – Nov 1999, Germany 1 – Jan 2000, Republic of Ireland 1 – May 2000, Austria 1 – Sep 1999, UK 1 – Apr 2000, Switzerland 1- Sep 1999, Italy 1 of 2000, Netherlands 1 – Oct 1999, US BB 18 of 2000, POP 18 of 2000, Poland 24 – Oct 1999, Australia 25 of 2000, RYM 41 of 1999, US BB 52 of 2000, Scrobulate 66 of fun, Germany 98 of the 1990s, Party 98 of 1999

Top 40 Chart hit singles edit

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) US UK Highest chart position Other chart performance(s) "2 Times" Ann Lee August 1999 n/a 2 1 (Belgium, Scotland) See chart performance entry

Other Chart hit singles edit

Notable singles edit

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) Other chart performance(s)
"Ana's Song (Open Fire)" Silverchair May 1999 See chart performance entry
"Windowlicker" Aphex Twin March 1999 See chart performance entry

Other Notable singles edit

Top 10 selling albums of the year in USA edit

  1. Backstreet BoysMillennium
  2. Britney Spears...Baby One More Time
  3. Shania TwainCome on Over[12]
  4. 'N Sync*NSYNC
  5. Ricky MartinRicky Martin
  6. Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
  7. SantanaSupernatural
  8. TLCFanMail
  9. Kid RockDevil Without a Cause
  10. EminemThe Slim Shady LP

Classical music edit

  • Samuel Adler – Viola Concerto
  • Leonardo Balada – Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Michael DaughertyHell's Angels
  • Joël-François DurandLa Terre et le Feu for oboe and orchestra
  • Carlo ForlivesiRequiem
  • Juan GuinjoanFanfarria[13]
  • Patrick HawesThe Call (song cycle)
  • Joe Jackson – Symphony No. 1[14]
  • Karl JenkinsThe Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
  • John Kinsella – Symphony No. 8: Into the New Millennium
  • Richard Payne – Saxophone Concerto
  • Wolfgang Rihm
    • Ende der Handschrift. Elf späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller
    • Zwiesprache for piano
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
    • Klavierstück XVII, for 8- or 2-track tape, electronic keyboard, and sound projectionist, 712 ex Nr. 64
    • Komet (Comet) for 8- or 2-track tape, percussionist, and sound projectionist, 723 ex Nr. 64
    • Lichter—Wasser (Sunday Greeting), for soprano, tenor, and orchestra, Nr. 75
    • Paare vom Freitag, with soprano, bass, electronic instruments (tape), Nr. 63
  • Mindaugas Urbaitis
    • Fanfare for the Vilnius Festival for orchestra
    • Der Fall Wagner for ensemble

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See also edit

References edit

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