1998 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1998.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 3Madonna releases her seventh studio album Ray of Light. The album eventually sells over 16 million copies worldwide. The album received near universal acclaim upon release. Her collaborations with producer William Orbit, as well as her conversion to Kabbalah resulted in a completely new and unique lyric and musical approach for Madonna, which inevitably gains her four Grammy Awards out of a total of six nominations, as well as many other prestigious awards.
  • March 10 – The South Korean-made MPMan, the first mass-produced digital audio player, is launched at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover, Germany.[9]
  • March 13The Smashing Pumpkins file a US$1 million lawsuit against UK-based Sound And Media Ltd, alleging that the company has released a book and CD about the band without proper clearance.[10]
  • March 17Van Halen III is released. It is the first Van Halen album to feature Gary Cherone on vocals.
  • March 24 - NSYNC bursts onto the music scene with the release of their debut album NSYNC
  • March 26Chuck Negron files a lawsuit against his fellow Three Dog Night band mates alleging that they broke a 1990 settlement agreement and interfered with his career.[citation needed]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

  • June 1Scott Weiland's public problems with drugs continue when he is arrested in New York after buying heroin.

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 5MuchMoreMusic is launched in Canada.
  • October 6 - Kurupt's debut studio album, Kuruption!, is released by Antra Records. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 on October 24, 1998.
  • October 8 – The Recording Industry Association of America files in court against Diamond Multimedia in an attempt to block the release of the new Rio PMP300, arguing that the MP3 digital audio player is a music piracy device. The RIAA's application is denied on October 26, clearing the way for the PMP300 to become the first commercially successful MP3 player.
  • October 19 - Believe, the first single of Cher's twenty-second studio album of the same name is released, becoming a super smash hit. After seven consecutive weeks atop of the UK official sigles chart, it became the best selling single in that country, also the best selling single by a female artist in UK history. In March 13 of 1999, Believe became Cher's 5th number one single in US, spending four consecutive weeks at #1 and becoming the best selling single of that year.
  • October 23Britney Spears' debut single, "...Baby One More Time", is released. It would become the top-selling single of 1999, selling over nine million units worldwide.
  • October 27 – The Copyright Term Extension Act is signed into law, giving the entertainment industry 20 more years of exclusive rights to all works created since 1923.

November[edit]

  • November 10 - Cher released her twenty-second studio album Believe which became the most successful of her career: it peaked at number one in seven countries, #4 in US and #7 in UK. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is certified platinum (or more) at least in sixteen countries, becoming one of the highest selling albums of all time.
  • November 17 - The Offspring release Americana to massive mainstream success. It goes on to be certified 5x platinum by the RIAA and sells over 11 million copies worldwide. The hit single Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) becomes one of the best charting worldwide punk songs of all time, topping charts in 9 different countries.

December[edit]

  • December 5
    • Young violinists Nicola Benedetti and Alina Ibragimova play Bach's double violin concerto under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin at the opening ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at UNESCO in Paris.
    • Billboard changes its policy for its Hot 100 chart to allow airplay-only singles or album cuts to be accounted in the chart.[citation needed]
  • December 29 - India issues a set of postage stamps on the subject of Indian musical instruments.[16]

Also in 1998[edit]

Bands formed[edit]

Bands reformed[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January – March[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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5 Aquarius Boards of Canada EP
6 Great Expectations Various Artists Soundtrack
13 100 Year Thing Chris Stills Debut
All Fall Down Against All Authority -
Backbone Backbone Featuring Bill Kreutzmann
Challenge for a Civilized Society Unwound -
Money, Power & Respect The Lox -
Musings of a Creek Dipper Victoria Williams -
Naked Baby Photos Ben Folds Five Compilation
Preemptive Strike DJ Shadow Singles compilation
The Troubleshooters Funkdoobiest -
Yodel the Cowboy Way Riders in the Sky -
15 Vain Glory Opera Edguy -
16 Moon Safari Air US
20 Loaded Deck Ace Frehley Compilation
My Secret Passion: The Arias Michael Bolton -
Springtime Freakwater -
Viva la Ska Revolution Bad Manners Compilation
24 Ce que je sais Johnny Hallyday -
25 Are You Shpongled? Shpongle -
26 Dig My Mood Nick Lowe -
27 American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine The Donnas -
Do or Die Dropkick Murphys -
Got No Shadow Mary Lou Lord -
Saturnz Return Goldie -
Skull Orchard Jon Langford -
Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks -
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2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis -
3 Blues Brothers 2000 Various Artists Soundtrack
Ready for the World INOJ -
Strange Angels Kristin Hersh -
Yield Pearl Jam -
10 Facing the Animal Yngwie Malmsteen -
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Neutral Milk Hotel US
Let It Come Down James Iha -
Terraform Shellac -
Vuelve Ricky Martin -
16 Legends (Above the Law album) Above the Law -
17 Attack of The Planet Smashers The Planet Smashers -
The Big Knockover No Fun at All US
Charge It 2 da Game Silkk the Shocker -
Deconstructing Beck Anonymous Released on Illegal Art
Destiny's Child Destiny's Child US
In the World: From Natchez to New York Olu Dara -
Little Plastic Castle Ani DiFranco -
Str8 Outta Northcote Blood Duster -
18 Success The Posies -
22 Ray of Light Madonna US
24 Americana Deluxe Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -
The Big Lebowski Various Artists Soundtrack
Dose Gov't Mule -
For a Lifetime Jonathan Cain -
Formulas Fatal to the Flesh Morbid Angel -
Headfirst Into Everything Mystery Machine -
Inferno – Last in Live Dio Live
Let Them Eat Pussy Nashville Pussy Debut
My Homies Scarface -
Heavy Mental Killah Priest Debut
Stoners Reeking Havoc Kottonmouth Kings EP
SYR3: Invito Al Ĉielo Sonic Youth EP
This Strange Place Wolfstone -
Til My Casket Drops C-Bo -
Train Train -
Union Union -
25 Bustin' + Dronin' Blur Remix & Live Album
Heart L'Arc-en-Ciel -
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3 Crystal Ball Prince Box set
Crystal Planet Joe Satriani -
Elmopalooza! Various Artists Soundtrack
9 117° Izzy Stradlin -
Tin Planet Space -
10 19th Street LBC Compilation Various Artists Compilation
All the Pain Money Can Buy Fastball -
Becoming Remixed Sneaker Pimps Remix
The Chinese Album Spacehog -
The Collection Bad Manners Compilation
Contact from the Underworld of Redboy Robbie Robertson -
Jimmy Ray Jimmy Ray -
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment -
Living Space John Coltrane -
Pilgrim Eric Clapton -
Pure Frosting The Presidents of the United States of America Compilation
Snake Bite Love Motörhead -
Voyeurs 2wo -
13 A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T The Hives EP
16 Big Calm Morcheeba -
Néapolis Simple Minds -
17 Hazleton Fuel EP
Life or Death C-Murder -
The Players Club: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back Daz Dillinger -
Van Halen III Van Halen -
22 Virtual XI Iron Maiden -
23 A Rose Is Still a Rose Aretha Franklin -
Twilight in Olympus Symphony X -
XIII Rage -
24 Colma Buckethead -
The Devil You Know Econoline Crush US
Feeling Strangely Fine Semisonic -
Greatest Hits Live Journey Live
Guilty 'til Proved Innocent! The Specials -
Happy? Jann Arden US; released in Canada in '97
Head Trip in Every Key Superdrag -
Keasbey Nights Catch 22 -
Media The Faint -
*NSYNC NSYNC US
The Pillage Cappadonna -
Space Heater Reverend Horton Heat -
Winterland Emma Townhend -
26 The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Compilation
30 This Is Hardcore Pulp -
31 Boggy Depot Jerry Cantrell LP
In the Line of Fire Hussein Fatal -
Let's Ride Montell Jordan -
Moment of Truth Gang Starr -
Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran Duran Duran Remix
Sunburn Fuel -
12 Bar Blues Scott Weiland -
Wishpool Brother Cane -

April – June[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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6 Now That's What I Call Music! 39 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
7 At Rope's End New Bomb Turks -
Battle Hymns The Suicide Machines -
Boggy Depot Jerry Cantrell -
Crossroads and Illusions Strung Out EP
Darkest Days Stabbing Westward -
Elemental The Fixx -
Fundamental Bonnie Raitt -
Headz or Tailz Do or Die -
I Got the Hook Up soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
King Biscuit Flower Hour: Bachman–Turner Overdrive Bachman–Turner Overdrive Live
Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil EP
Radiance Athenaeum -
Still Standing Goodie Mob -
Thrills Andrew Bird -
The Wake of Magellan Savatage -
www.pitchshifter.com Pitchshifter -
12 Light Fuse, Get Away Widespread Panic Live
13 Bring It On Gomez -
14 Double Barrel Country: The Legends of Country Music Vince Gill Compilation
When Forever Comes Crashing Converge -
Breath from Another Esthero Canada
20 Music Has the Right to Children Boards of Canada Europe
21 Dead Obituary Live
Faith Faith Hill -
Gallery of Suicide Cannibal Corpse -
He Got Game Public Enemy Soundtrack
Bulworth (soundtrack) Various Artists -
Hey You, I Love Your Soul Skillet -
Mýa Mýa -
Perfect Night: Live in London Lou Reed Live
Soulfly Soulfly -
Stigmata Arch Enemy -
Walking Into Clarksdale Jimmy Page and Robert Plant -
You and You Alone Randy Travis -
24 Better Than Raw Helloween -
27 Discouraged Ones Katatonia -
Mezzanine Massive Attack -
Nightfall in Middle-Earth Blind Guardian -
Vobiscum Satanas Dark Funeral -
28 Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka Nile -
Before These Crowded Streets Dave Matthews Band -
Ça Va Slapp Happy -
Capital Punishment Big Pun -
End Hits Fugazi -
Eve 6 Eve 6 Debut
Navy Blues Sloan Canada
The Trouble with Angels Juice Newton -
Visual Audio Sensory Theater VAST -
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4 Cruelty and the Beast Cradle of Filth -
From the Choirgirl Hotel Tori Amos -
Mass Nerder ALL -
Photograph Smile Julian Lennon -
Push the Button Money Mark -
A Series of Sneaks Spoon -
Sittin' on Top of the World LeAnn Rimes -
Vovin Therion -
5 Lyricist Lounge, Volume One Various Artists Compilation
There's One in Every Family Fiend -
Twisted by Design Strung Out -
10 Heavy Mental Killah Priest -
11 Muse (EP) Muse (band) -
12 The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance Michael Franks Compilation
Candy from a Stranger Soul Asylum -
The Closer I Get Hayden -
5 Lenny Kravitz -
A Thousand Leaves Sonic Youth -
3 Car Garage Hanson Compilation
Traces of My Lipstick Xscape -
Version 2.0 Garbage -
15 No Substance Bad Religion -
Shrink The Notwist -
18 Chapter I: A New Beginning The Moffatts Canada
Consumed Plastikman -
Dile al sol La Oreja de Van Gogh Debut
Knights of the Cross Grave Digger -
19 Always Never the Same Kansas -
Bach to the Future Safri Duo -
The Black Light Calexico -
Godzilla: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
Greatest Hits DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Compilation
How I Feel Terri Clark -
Into the Sun Sean Lennon Debut
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot DMX Debut
Ophelia Natalie Merchant -
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright -
Smokefest Underground Snoop Doggy Dogg -
Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest Zao -
20 Steelbath Suicide Soilwork -
21 Take Off and Landing Yoshinori Sunahara -
25 Angels with Dirty Faces Tricky -
Safety Coldplay EP
Where We Belong Boyzone -
26 Don't Sweat the Technics Kid 606 -
Navy Blues Sloan US
Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Jeff Buckley -
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation The B-52's Compilation +2 new tracks
Snow on the Sahara Anggun International debut album
30 Leitmotif dredg -
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1 Let It Ride Shed Seven -
2 Abandon Deep Purple -
Adore The Smashing Pumpkins -
BBC Sessions The Jimi Hendrix Experience Compilation
Cold Cold -
Freak*on*ica Girls Against Boys -
gloria! Gloria Estefan -
If You See Her Brooks & Dunn -
MP Da Last Don Master P -
Munki The Jesus and Mary Chain -
Rant And Roar Great Big Sea Compilation
RFTC Rocket from the Crypt -
Shut 'Em Down Onyx -
The X-Files: The Album Various Artists Soundtrack
8 The Good Will Out Embrace UK
Peloton The Delgados UK
9 The Devil's Bris Voltaire -
Diabolus in Musica Slayer -
DLR Band David Lee Roth -
F♯A♯∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! re-issue
Left of Cool Béla Fleck and the Flecktones -
A Long Way Home Dwight Yoakam -
Look My Way Madball -
My Secret Life Sonia Dada -
Never Say Never Brandy -
Payton's Place Nicholas Payton -
Perversion Gravity Kills -
Premonition John Fogerty Live
15 Try Whistling This Neil Finn Solo debut
Vertical Man Ringo Starr -
16 Aaron Carter Aaron Carter US; released in Europe Dec. '97
Imagination Brian Wilson -
Look What You Did to Me Z-Ro -
The Philosopher's Stone Van Morrison Compilation
Order in the Court Queen Latifah -
Powertrip Monster Magnet -
Silent Reign of Heroes Molly Hatchet -
Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo MxPx -
Under the Radar Little Feat -
22 Alternative 4 Anathema -
Bootlegged in Japan Napalm Death Live
5ive Five UK
Genesis Archive 1967-75 Genesis Box Set
23 CPR CPR -
The Dirty Boogie The Brian Setzer Orchestra -
The Haunted The Haunted -
Hitler Bad, Vandals Good The Vandals -
Mermaid Avenue Billy Bragg and Wilco -
Midwestern Songs of the Americas Dillinger Four -
Occupational Hazard Unsane -
Soul of a Woman Kelly Price Debut
Stand by Your Van Sublime Live
Time Lionel Richie -
We Ran Linda Ronstadt -
30 Aquamosh Plastilina Mosh -
Behind the Front Black Eyed Peas -
The Best Of James Compilation
The Blue Cafe Chris Rea -
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams -
Carry On Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -
Comin' Atcha! Cleopatra -
Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra Yngwie Malmsteen -
808:88:98 808 State Compilation
El Niño Def Squad -
Embrya Maxwell -
Life Won't Wait Rancid -
Live & Rare Rage Against the Machine Live
Live at the Jazz Cafe D'Angelo Live
Newpower Soul The New Power Generation -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3 Various Artists Compilation
Ruthless for Life MC Ren -
Something's Gotta Give Agnostic Front -
Step Up to the Microphone Newsboys Major label debut
Static Bleach -
System of a Down System of a Down Debut

July – September[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
J
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Y
6 Champagne Miss Kittin & The Hacker EP
7 Burn Out Slick Shoes -
Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus Bauhaus Compilation
Destroy What Destroys You Against All Authority -
Panique celtique Manau -
Something Wicked This Way Comes Iced Earth -
Soul's Core Shawn Mullins -
Stunt Barenaked Ladies -
Visions of Europe Stratovarius Live
13 Two Pages 4hero -
14 Across a Wire: Live in New York City Counting Crows Live
Black Music Chocolate Genius -
The Band Geek Mafia Voodoo Glow Skulls -
Blue Planet Donna Lewis -
The Boy Is Mine Monica -
The Chemical Wedding Bruce Dickinson -
Destiny Stratovarius -
5ive Five US
Flowers Ace of Base -
Great Big Western Howdy! Riders in the Sky -
Hello Nasty Beastie Boys -
N.O.R.E. Noreaga -
Orange Ave. Seven Mary Three -
Phantom Power The Tragically Hip -
Pixies at the BBC Pixies Live
Silver Session for Jason Knuth Sonic Youth EP
Where Your Road Leads Trisha Yearwood -
20 Good Morning Spider Sparklehorse UK
21 Ask Anybody Swirl 360 -
Come 2 My House Chaka Khan -
Anti-Theft Device Mix Master Mike -
"The Swarm (album)" Wu-Tang Killa Bees -
Confessions of Fire Cam'ron -
Desireless Eagle-Eye Cherry US
G-Funk Classics, Vols. 1 & 2 Nate Dogg -
Happy Pills Candlebox -
Life in 1472 Jermaine Dupri -
Picnic Of Love Anal Cunt -
Scraps at Midnight Mark Lanegan -
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real Anthrax -
27 Killing on Adrenaline Dying Fetus -
28 Introducing the Minutemen Minutemen Compilation
Obsolete Fear Factory -
This Time it's Love Kurt Elling -
Forever with You Phyllis Hyman -
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3 Mixes Kylie Minogue Remix; UK only
Now That's What I Call Music! 40 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
4 Blender The Murmurs -
Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told Snoop Dogg -
Godless Savage Garden Dimmu Borgir Compilation
Perennial Favorites Squirrel Nut Zippers -
Siége Perilous Kamelot -
10 Impossible Remixes Kylie Minogue Remix; Australia only
The Sky Is Too High Graham Coxon -
11 And You Think You Know What Life's About Dishwalla -
Duck and Cover Mad Caddies -
The Element of Surprise E-40 -
Endless Harmony Soundtrack The Beach Boys Compilation
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Jennifer Paige Jennifer Paige -
The Key Vince Gill -
Rhinoplasty Primus EP
Royal Highness Kottonmouth Kings -
Severe Tire Damage They Might Be Giants Live
Spyboy Emmylou Harris Live
whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair -
Re-wind Front Line Assembly Remix
18 Aégis Theatre of Tragedy -
Candyass Orgy -
Devil Without a Cause Kid Rock -
Follow The Leader Korn -
In/Casino/Out At the Drive-In -
My Arms, Your Hearse Opeth -
Phoenix Rising The Temptations -
Postcards from Heaven Lighthouse Family US
Something About Airplanes Death Cab for Cutie -
Quick Buju Banton -
20 Music Has the Right to Children Boards of Canada US
22 I Am Not a Doctor Moloko -
24 Greatest Hits Volume II Nazareth Compilation
25 Back to Titanic James Horner Soundtrack
Bed Juliana Hatfield -
Boogaloo Nazareth UK
Brazil Men at Work Live
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz Xzibit -
Gentleman's Blues Cracker -
Hellbilly Deluxe Rob Zombie -
Holding This Moment Bane Compilation
How Does Your Garden Grow? Better Than Ezra -
K.K.K.K.K. Kahimi Karie -
The Last Dog and Pony Show Bob Mould -
Make It Hot Nicole Wray -
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill Solo Debut
Mo'hogany Monifah -
Black Star Black Star -
Slow Down Keb' Mo' -
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours Manic Street Preachers -
The Three Pyramids Club Suggs -
Use Your Illusion Guns N' Roses Compilation
Villa Elaine Remy Zero US
XO Elliott Smith -
27 Fin de Siècle The Divine Comedy -
Gorky 5 Gorky's Zygotic Mynci -
Songs for Polarbears Snow Patrol UK
28 The Good Will Out Embrace -
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1 Cruel Summer Ace of Base US
Don Cartagena Fat Joe -
I Sing the Body Electro Kurtis Mantronik -
Beats & Lyrics, Vol. 2 Various Artists -
The Imperial Flipmode Squad -
Kuruption! Kurupt -
Pack Up the Cats Local H -
Swingin' Stampede Hot Club of Cowtown -
Teatro Willie Nelson -
7 The Boy with the Arab Strap Belle & Sebastian -
Horkstow Grange Steeleye Span -
Internationalist Powderfinger -
Six Mansun UK
8 Breath of Heaven: A Christmas Collection Vince Gill Christmas
Can-I-Bus Canibus -
Celebrity Skin Hole -
Good Humor Saint Etienne -
How It Feels To Be Something On Sunny Day Real Estate -
In an Expression of the Inexpressible Blonde Redhead -
S'il suffisait d'aimer Celine Dion Canada
These Wicked Streets Skull Duggery -
Tin Cans & Car Tires moe. -
Whitey Ford Sings the Blues Everlast -
Who Got the Gravy? Digital Underground -
9 Frank Black and the Catholics Frank Black and the Catholics -
Who Dares Wins Bolt Thrower Compilation
14 Mystery Disc Frank Zappa Compilation
Step One Steps -
15 Bathhouse Betty Bette Midler -
The Christmas Attic Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas
Jubilation The Band -
Mechanical Animals Marilyn Manson -
Musical Chairs Hootie & the Blowfish -
Rush Hour soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Sound of Perseverance Death -
Wasted L.A. Guns EP
What Is Not to Love Imperial Teen -
18 Luxury Fantastic Plastic Machine -
21 Electro-Shock Blues Eels UK
Forbidden Dreams: Encore Collection, Vol. 2 Yanni Compilation
Nightwork Diabolical Masquerade -
Riddim Warfare DJ Spooky -
22 Alabama Song Allison Moorer -
Cosas del Amor Enrique Iglesias -
Brothers Gonna Work It Out The Chemical Brothers Compilation
Dizzy Up The Girl Goo Goo Dolls -
Inquisition Symphony Apocalyptica -
Moon Pix Cat Power -
The Proximity Effect Nada Surf -
Psycho Circus Kiss -
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age -
Rasassination Ras Kass -
Sewn Mouth Secrets Soilent Green -
Speak of the Devil Chris Isaak -
Step Inside This House Lyle Lovett -
Still in the Game Keith Sweat -
Strictly Diesel Spineshank -
Supernatural dc Talk -
Tip Finger Eleven Re-issue
Tomorrow Hit Today Mudhoney -
Ultimate Christmas The Beach Boys Christmas
www.thug.com Trick Daddy -
23 Arches and Aisles The Spinanes -
28 Legacy of Kings Hammerfall -
The Singles (86-98) Depeche Mode Compilation
Sunday 8PM Faithless -
29 Aquemini OutKast -
Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad P.M. Dawn -
Deserter's Songs Mercury Rev -
¿Dónde Están los Ladrones? Shakira -
El Oso Soul Coughing -
A Fire Inside EP AFI EP
Fool's Parade Peter Wolf -
The Globe Sessions Sheryl Crow -
Is This Desire? PJ Harvey -
The Love Movement A Tribe Called Quest -
'98 Live Meltdown Judas Priest Live
Painted from Memory Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach -
Psyence Fiction Unkle -
Smitten Buffalo Tom -
Taming the Tiger Joni Mitchell -
Tony Bennett: The Playground Tony Bennett -
Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Jay-Z -
? Sonic Origami Uriah Heep -

October – December[edit]

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Gran Turismo The Cardigans -
5 Northern Sulphuric Soul Rae & Christian -
Nu-Clear Sounds Ash -
Symphony of Enchanted Lands Rhapsody -
6 Against Sepultura -
The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 Bob Dylan Live
Christmas Caravan Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas
Clandestino Manu Chao -
IV Cypress Hill -
Ghetto Superstar Pras -
Goddamnit Alkaline Trio -
Guilty 'til Proven Innocent Prime Suspects -
Heaven'z Movie Bizzy Bone -
Hello Rockview Less Than Jake -
Hits Phil Collins Compilation +1 new track
Hope & Wait My Friend Steve -
John Mellencamp John Mellencamp -
Prolonging the Magic Cake -
The Recipe Mack 10 -
S'il suffisait d'aimer Celine Dion US
Transcendental Highway Colin Hay -
Waste of Mind Zebrahead -
12 B*Witched B*Witched UK
Without You I'm Nothing Placebo -
13 Civil War Fantasy Altamont -
It's a Beautiful Thing Keith Murray -
December Kenny Loggins Christmas
Magnum Force Heltah Skeltah -
No More Looking over My Shoulder Travis Tritt -
Slam: The Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Spirit Trail Bruce Hornsby -
Weird Tales Golden Smog -
19 Honey to the B Billie -
Hope Is Important Idlewild -
VH1 Storytellers Ringo Starr Live
20 Aluminum Tunes Stereolab Compilation
American Water Silver Jews -
Everything's Gonna Be Alright Deana Carter -
Hard to Swallow Vanilla Ice -
I'm So Confused Jonathan Richman -
In My Life George Martin -
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Kansas Kansas Live
A Little South of Sanity Aerosmith Live
Live from the Middle East The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live
Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too New Radicals -
98° and Rising 98° -
Now That's What I Call Music! (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Reunion Black Sabbath Live
Starters Alternators The Ex -
Tape Head King's X -
Wander This World Jonny Lang -
Why Do They Rock So Hard? Reel Big Fish -
You've Come a Long Way, Baby Fatboy Slim -
22 Under the Running Board The Dillinger Escape Plan EP
26 I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams -
Modernism: A New Decade The Style Council Recorded in 1989
Up R.E.M. -
Words from the Exit Wound Napalm Death -
27 Enter the Dru Dru Hill -
Fairy Tales Divine -
Holiday Songs and Lullabies Shawn Colvin -
Keep the Faith Faith Evans -
Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life Cyndi Lauper Christmas
1965 The Afghan Whigs -
No Place That Far Sara Evans -
On a Day Like Today Bryan Adams -
Once in a LIVEtime Dream Theater Live
Radiation Marillion -
The Shape of Punk to Come Refused -
The Story of the Ghost Phish -
Walking Distance Robert Earl Keen -
28 Good Side, Bad Side Crucial Conflict -
30 These Are Special Times Celine Dion Christmas
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2 Hot Show Prozzäk -
John Lennon Anthology John Lennon Box Set
Letting Off the Happiness Bright Eyes -
No Security The Rolling Stones Live
3 30: Very Best of Deep Purple Deep Purple Compilation
400 Degreez Juvenile -
BBC Sessions The Specials Compilation
Greatest Duran Duran Compilation
It's Hard to Find a Friend Pedro the Lion -
Kima, Keisha, and Pam Total -
Live 311 Live
Live from Albertane Hanson Live
Milkman Phranc -
Mutations Beck -
Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil -
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette -
7 One Night Only Bee Gees Live
8 How to Measure a Planet? The Gathering -
10 Believe Cher US
The Best of 1980–1990 U2 Compilation
Chaosphere Meshuggah -
Different Stages Rush Live
Hits Spice 1 Compilation
Home for Christmas 'N Sync Christmas
Let It Happen MxPx Compilation
Look Forward to Failure The Ataris EP
Manilow Sings Sinatra Barry Manilow Covers album
Mercenary Bolt Thrower -
The Nerve Agents The Nerve Agents EP
R. R. Kelly 2x CD
Rhythm-al-ism DJ Quik -
Roseland NYC Live Portishead Live
The Salesman and Bernadette Vic Chestnutt -
Steal This Album The Coup -
Tie One On The Bouncing Souls Live EP
Tracks Bruce Springsteen Box Set
11 The Sound of '70s Yoshinori Sunahara -
14 Greatest Hits Mötley Crüe Compilation
16 Human Being Seal -
Ludwig's Law Moebius Plank Thompson -
Resurrection E-17 -
17 Americana The Offspring -
Double Live Garth Brooks 2x CD; Live
Da Good da Bad & da Ugly Geto Boys -
My Love Is Your Love Whitney Houston -
#1´s Mariah Carey Compilation +4 new songs
100% Colombian Fun Lovin' Criminals -
The Prince of Egypt: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists Soundtrack
Six the Hard Way Suicidal Tendencies EP
Spirit Jewel -
Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends Sublime -
Tical 2000: Judgement Day Method Man -
War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc) Ice Cube -
The Winter Album 'N Sync Christmas
18 Believe Savatage Compilation
20 The Question The Slackers -
23 Now That's What I Call Music! 41 (UK series) Various Artists Compilation
24 Bobby Digital in Stereo RZA Solo debut
Chef Aid: The South Park Album Various Artists Soundtrack
The Collection Volume One Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Compilation
Doc's da Name 2000 Redman -
El Chupacabra Soil EP
Garage Inc. Metallica Covers album
Greatest Hits 2Pac 2xCD; Compilation + unreleased tracks
Let's Talk About Feelings Lagwagon -
Live on Two Legs Pearl Jam Live
Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment Timbaland -
The Very Best of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf Compilation
Who Cares a Lot? Faith No More Compilation
27 Hey! Album Marvelous 3 -
30 Intimate and Live Kylie Minogue Live
? White Ladder David Gray -
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1 Eden Sarah Brightman -
Jurassic 5 Jurassic 5 -
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael George Michael Compilation
Out in the Fields – The Very Best of Gary Moore Gary Moore Compilation
7 Oceanborn Nightwish -
15 E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front Busta Rhymes -
Ghetto Fabulous Mystikal -
The Professional DJ Clue? -
18 The Legend of Zelda The Ocarina of Time Original Soundtrack Koji Kondo -
22 Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood DMX -
29 The Remix Album All Saints Remix
Evanescence Evanescence EP

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Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following singles achieved the highest aggregated chart positions in 1998, according to TsorT.[18]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1998 Canada UK 1 – Feb 1998; US BB 1 of 1998; Netherlands 1 – Jan 1998; Sweden 1 – Feb 1998; Austria 1 – Feb 1998; Switzerland 1 – Jan 1998; Norway 1 – Feb 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1998; Éire 1 – Feb 1998; Australia 1 for 4 weeks Apr 1998; Oscar in 1997; Grammy in 1998; Poland 2 – Jan 1998; Australia 3 of 1998; Italy 4 of 1998; Germany 7 of the 1990s; Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1997; POP 9 of 1998; Europe 14 of the 1990s; AFI 14; US BB 24 of 1998; Party 48 of 1999; Scrobulate 67 of soundtrack; OzNet 162; RIAA 246; Acclaimed 1784
2 Cher Believe 1998 United States UK 1 – Oct 1998; US BB 1 of 1999; Netherlands 1 – Nov 1998; Sweden 1 – Nov 1998; Switzerland 1 – Nov 1998; Norway 1 – Jan 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1999; Éire 1 – Nov 1998; New Zealand 1 for 1 weeks Jan 1999; Australia 1 for 5 weeks May 1999; Austria 2 – Nov 1998; Poland 2 – Nov 1998; Italy 2 of 1999; Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1998; US BB 8 of 1999; POP 8 of 1999; Scrobulate 10 of gay; Australia 14 of 1999; Germany 31 of the 1990s; Europe 72 of the 1990s; OzNet 252; Acclaimed 1839
3 Aerosmith I Don't Want to Miss a Thing 1998 United States US BB 1 of 1998; Sweden 1 – Aug 1998; Austria 1 – Aug 1998; Switzerland 1 – Aug 1998; Norway 1 – Aug 1998; Italy 1 of 1998; Germany 1 – Jul 1998; Éire 1 – Oct 1998; Australia 1 for 9 weeks Jan 1999; POP 1 of 1998; US BB 2 of 1998; Australia 2 of 1998; Netherlands 3 – Aug 1998; UK 4 – Sep 1998; Poland 4 – Jul 1998; Scrobulate 26 of soundtrack; Party 52 of 2007; Germany 71 of the 1990s; Europe 80 of the 1990s; RYM 100 of 1998; OzNet 974
4 Run DMC & Jason Nevins It's Like That 1998 United States UK 1 – Mar 1998; Netherlands 1 – Dec 1997; Switzerland 1 – Dec 1997; Norway 1 – Feb 1998; Germany 1 – Jan 1998; Éire 1 – Mar 1998; New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks May 1998; Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1998; Austria 2 – Jan 1998; Australia 4 of 1998; Sweden 6 – Jan 1998; RYM 29 of 1983; Italy 31 of 1997; Poland 33 – Feb 1998; Germany 34 of the 1990s; Acclaimed 1050
5 Shania Twain You're Still The One 1998 Canada US Country 1 – May 2; 1998; US Country Sales 1 – May 1998; US Adult 1- May 1998; Australia 1- May 10; 1998; Canada 1- March 1998; Philippines 1 – April 1998; US BB 2 – May 23; 1998; Canada RPM 2 – March 1998; US Dance 3- May 1998; US BB Top 40 3 – June 1998; Taiwan 4 – May 1998; US Adult Top 40 6- April 1998; Japan 16 – May 1998; Dutch 10 – May 1998; Belgium 16 – June 1998; The Biggest Hit in Country Music in 1998 winning Best selling Country Single; Song of the Year; Music Video of the Year; Single of the Year in all Country Music awards; and 2 Grammy Award for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance in 1998.

Top hits[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Main article ARIA Music Awards of 1998

Brit Awards[edit]

Main article 1998 BRIT Awards

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Main article Eurovision Song Contest 1998

Grammy Awards[edit]

Main article 40th Grammy Awards

Japan Record Awards[edit]

Main article 40th Japan Record Awards

Juno Awards[edit]

Main article Juno Awards of 1998

Mercury Music Prize[edit]

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

Main article 1998 MTV Video Music Awards

Charts[edit]

Triple J Hottest 100[edit]

Main article Triple J Hottest 100, 1998

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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