1999 - Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for "...Baby One More Time."
Buddy Arnold, a jazz saxophonist who co-founded a major music industry treatment program for drug and alcohol addiction, has died from complications resulting from open heart surgery. He was 77. Arnold died yesterday (Nov. 9) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The way it is: BMG Heritage has set a Jan. 13 release for two sets celebrating the career of pianist Bruce Hornsby. The CD "Greatest Radio Hits" is Hornsby's first greatest-hits package. His first DVD release, the 1990 concert film "A Night on the Town," will also hit stores that day.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down and Mike Watt will play a Nov. 15 benefit concert for the Silverlake Conservatory of Music and the Warschaw Center for Prostate Cancer Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The show will be held at the Palladium in Los Angeles; tickets go on-sale Thursday (Nov. 13) via Ticketmaster.
Kylie Minogue's "Slow," the first single from her new Parlophone album "Body Language," went straight to No. 1 on the new British chart yesterday (Nov. 9). It's Minogue's seventh chart-topper in Britain, a run spanning close to 16 years. Meanwhile, U.K. male pop quartet Blue debuted at the top of the album chart with its third set, "Guilty" (Innocent/Virgin).
Billboard Century Award honoree Sting and pop/rock act No Doubt are the first performers confirmed for the 2003 Billboard Music Awards. Set for Dec. 10 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event will be hosted by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and air live on Fox at 8 p.m. ET (tape delayed on the West Coast).
Pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson has set her sights on scripted television. Simpson has inked a development deal with ABC to star in a comedy series project for the network targeted for fall 2004.