... Baby One More Time is the debut album by American pop singer Britney Spears, released on January 12, 1999 on Jive Records. The album was a worldwide commercial success, reaching the top five in nineteen countries, and number one in fifteen, including the U. S Billboard 200. The album helped propel Spears into mainstream popularity. With the release of the lead single "...
S&M - an abreviation of 'Symphony and Metallica' as well as a play-on-words for sadomasochism - is a live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by the late Michael Kamen, recorded on the 21st to 22nd of April, 1999 at Berkeley Community Theatre. This is the final Metallica album to feature bassist Jason Newsted (though not his final performance or recording with the band).
To Venus and Back, the fifth album released by singer and songwriter Tori Amos, is a two-disc album set including a studio album and a live album. The first disc, titled Venus: Orbiting, features eleven original songs that finds Amos experimenting heavily in electronica. It spawned the singles "Bliss" (August 1999), "1000 Oceans" (August 1999), "Glory of the 80's" (Europe only, November 1999), and "Concertina" (U.S. only, February 2000).
Make Yourself is the third album by American rock band Incubus, released through Sony on October 26, 1999. The album has been certified double platinum in the United States along with featuring three charting singles, "Pardon Me", "Stellar", and "Drive", all of which reached the top three of the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
Enema of the State is the third album by Blink-182. It was released on June 1, 1999, on MCA Records and features the hits "What's My Age Again?", "All the Small Things" and "Adam's Song", which would later appear on their greatest hits compilation. It was Blink-182's first album recorded with drummer Travis Barker. The album was highly successful; it has sold 15 million copies worldwide, making it the band's best-selling album.
Freedumb is an album released by hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. It was released on May 18, 1999 on Suicidal Records. The tracks are rawer than the funk influenced thrash metal direction they were taking before the hiatus. The album's cover art is a reference to the statue dedicated to the events in Iwo Jima during World War II. The song "Cyco Vision" was featured on the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater.
Slipknot is the debut album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was released on June 29, 1999 by Roadrunner Records, after a demo containing a few of the songs had been released in 1998, and was reissued in December 1999 with a slightly altered track listing and mastering, as a result of lawsuit. It was the first album by the band to be produced by Ross Robinson, who sought to refine Slipknot's sound rather than alter the group's musical direction.
A Place in the Sun was Lit's first album released under their contract with RCA Records in 1999, and their second full-length album overall. It was recorded in 1998 and released on February 23, 1999. It peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200. The album shot the band to stardom and features such smash hits as "My Own Worst Enemy", "Zip-Lock", and "Miserable". The song "No Big Thing", which was included in their previous album Tripping the Light Fantastic, was re-included in this album as well.
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999. The album was released under Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. The album was met with critical and commercial success. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart behind TLC's FanMail with 283,000 copies sold in its opening week. The album went on to be certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. To date, it has moved over 6 million units worldwide.
Every Day and Every Night is the third record and the first EP by Nebraskan indie rock band Bright Eyes. It became the 30th release by Saddle Creek Records on November 1, 1999. Conor Oberst references this album art in another of his songs, "Waste of Paint", from the album Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground. In the first verse he sings (that a friend) once cut one of my nightmares out of paper; oh I thought it was beautiful, I put it on a record cover....
Breathe is the fourth album by country music artist Faith Hill, released in 1999. It won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date, selling over 8 million copies in the US alone. The album has been certified 8× Platinum by the RIAA. In 2009, Breathe is the 31th best album in Billboard 200 best album in 2000s. Faith Hill's "Breathe" debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, a first for the country artist. The Warner Bros.
Something to Write Home About is the second full-length studio album by American rock band The Get Up Kids, released on September 21, 1999. The album was produced by The Get Up Kids themselves, with co-producers Chad Blinman and Alex Brahl. Blinman also recorded and mixed the album, with Brahl assisting with additional engineering. The album was a financial success, peaking at #31 on Billboards Heatseekers 200 albums chart in North America, and gathered a great amount of critical acclaim.
Black on Both Sides is the debut solo album of American rapper Mos Def, released October 12, 1999 on Rawkus Records. Prior to the album's recording, Mos Def had collaborated with rapper Talib Kweli for the duo's studio album, Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star (1998), which raised high expectations for a solo effort. Black on Both Sides features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially-conscious lyrics.
Midnite Vultures is the seventh (and fourth major-label) studio album by American alternative rock artist Beck, released in November 1999 by Geffen Records. Though similar to most of Beck's previous albums in its exploration of widely varying musical styles, Midnite Vultures didn't achieve the same blockbuster success as his breakthrough, Odelay though it was well-received by his fans and critics and continues to receive wide acclaim. Midnite Vultures reached #34 in the U.S.
Dysfunction is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Staind. It is also their first release on any label at all, in this case the Flip/Elektra label. "Just Go," "Mudshovel," and "Home" were released as singles. The song "Mudshovel" can also be found on their previous album, Tormented, albeit in a slightly different form; although, this version of the song goes under the title of "Mudshuvel.
Euphoria Morning is the first solo studio album released by American musician Chris Cornell. It was released on September 21, 1999 through Interscope Records. Euphoria Morning sold over 75,000 copies in its first week of release and eventually sold 343,000 copies in the U.S. alone. While a large success critically, it did not sell nearly as well as Cornell's albums with Soundgarden.
The Fragile is the fourth major release by American industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails, released September 21, 1999 on Trent Reznor's Nothing Records in the United States. Recording sessions for the album took place at Nothing Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana during January 1997 to February 1999. A double concept album, it clocks in at 104 minutes.
Ágætis byrjun is the second album by the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, which was released in 1999. Ágætis byrjun was recorded between the summer of 1998 to the spring of 1999 with producer Ken Thomas, and became Sigur Rós's breakthrough album, both critically and commercially.
Messenger is Edwin McCain's third major-label album, released on June 15, 1999. It was recorded at Tree Sound Studios & Southern Tracks in Atlanta, Georgia, and Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, and released by Lava Records.