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

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Date Album Artist Notes
5 Aquarius Boards of Canada EP
Synergy Cosmosis -
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 -
16 Moon Safari Air US
20 Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby Mark Eitzel -
Dok Oval -
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 -
Vain Glory Opera Edguy -
26 Time Machines Coil -
Dig My Mood Nick Lowe -
27 American Teenage Rock 'n' Roll Machine The Donnas -
Do or Die Dropkick Murphys -
Downward Is Heavenward Hum -
Got No Shadow Mary Lou Lord -
Saturnz Return Goldie -
Skull Orchard Jon Langford -
Wide Open Spaces The Chicks -
2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis -
3 Blues Brothers 2000 Various Artists Soundtrack
Ready for the World INOJ -
Strange Angels Kristin Hersh -
Yield Pearl Jam -
9 Conforming to Abnormality Cephalic Carnage -
10 Facing the Animal Yngwie Malmsteen -
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Neutral Milk Hotel US
Let It Come Down James Iha -
Once Sent from the Golden Hall Amon Amarth Debut
One Night J.C. Jones -
Ray Lynch: Best Of, Volume One Ray Lynch Compilation
Tank Top City Sugarsmack -
Terraform Shellac -
Vuelve Ricky Martin -
16 Come Clean Curve -
Legends 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 Ain't It the Truth Daryle Singletary -
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 -
Heavy Mental Killah Priest Debut
Inferno – Last in Live Dio Live
Let Them Eat Pussy Nashville Pussy Debut
Moonflower Lane Ty Tabor -
My Homies Scarface -
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 -
2 Pandemonic Incantations Behemoth -
3 Crystal Ball Prince Box set
Crystal Planet Joe Satriani -
Elmopalooza! Various Artists Soundtrack
9 117° Izzy Stradlin -
Return to the Last Chance Saloon The Bluetones -
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 -
The Surveillance Trans Am -
TNT Tortoise -
Voyeurs 2wo -
13 A.K.A. I-D-I-O-T The Hives EP
16 Big Calm Morcheeba -
Néapolis Simple Minds -
Kansas Jennifer Knapp Debut
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 -
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 -
The Ponzi Scheme Firewater -
Night Versions: The Essential Duran Duran Duran Duran Remix
Sunburn Fuel -
12 Bar Blues Scott Weiland -
Wishpool Brother Cane -


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Three Out Change Supercar Debut
2 TISM -
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 LP
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 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 - Pitchshifter -
12 Light Fuse, Get Away Widespread Panic Live
13 Bring It On Gomez -
14 Breath from Another Esthero Canada
Double Barrel Country: The Legends of Country Music Vince Gill Compilation
When Forever Comes Crashing Converge -
20 Music Has the Right to Children Boards of Canada Europe
21 Bulworth Various Artists -
Dead Obituary Live
Faith Faith Hill -
Featuring "Birds" Quasi -
Gallery of Suicide Cannibal Corpse -
He Got Game Public Enemy Soundtrack
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 -
Greed Pulkas Debut
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
Hurqalya Secret Chiefs 3 -
Navy Blues Sloan Canada
The Trouble with Angels Juice Newton -
Visual Audio Sensory Theater VAST -
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 Leave a Mark John Michael Montgomery -
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One Various Artists Compilation
No Substance Bad Religion -
The Speed of the Old Long Bow John Hartford -
There's One in Every Family Fiend -
Twisted by Design Strung Out -
10 Heavy Mental Killah Priest -
11 Muse Muse EP
12 3 Car Garage Hanson Compilation
5 Lenny Kravitz -
The Best of Michael Franks: A Backward Glance Michael Franks Compilation
Candy from a Stranger Soul Asylum -
The Closer I Get Hayden -
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot DMX Debut
A Thousand Leaves Sonic Youth -
Traces of My Lipstick Xscape -
Version 2.0 Garbage -
15 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
Ophelia Natalie Merchant -
Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright -
Smokefest Underground Snoop Doggy Dogg -
The Jazz Singers Various Artists Compilation
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
Super æ Boredoms -
Where We Belong Boyzone -
26 Don't Sweat the Technics Kid 606 -
Navy Blues Sloan US
Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk Jeff Buckley -
Snow on the Sahara Anggun International debut album
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation The B-52's Compilation +2 new tracks
30 Leitmotif dredg -
1 Blodhemn Enslaved -
Let It Ride Shed Seven -
Permutation Amon Tobin -
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 F♯ A♯ ∞ Godspeed You Black Emperor! CD Edition
The Good Will Out Embrace UK
Peloton The Delgados UK
Undo the Wicked Diecast Debut
9 The Devil's Bris Voltaire -
Diabolus in Musica Slayer -
DLR Band David Lee Roth -
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 -
Dr. Dolittle Various Artists -
Ozomatli Ozomatli Debut
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 -
24 Mother Father Brother Sister Misia Debut
30 As Tradition Dies Slowly Morning Again -
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
Miles from Our Home Cowboy Junkies -
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 -
Static Bleach -
Step Up to the Microphone Newsboys Major label debut
System of a Down System of a Down Debut


Date Album Artist Notes
6 Champagne Miss Kittin & The Hacker EP
Breaking God's Heart Hefner Debut[25]
7 Burn Out Slick Shoes -
Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus Bauhaus Compilation
Destroy What Destroys You Against All Authority -
Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb Tripping Daisy -
Panique celtique Manau -
Something Wicked This Way Comes Iced Earth -
Soul's Core Shawn Mullins -
Stunt Barenaked Ladies -
Visions of Europe Stratovarius Live
13 The Fists of Time As Friends Rust EP
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 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 -
Slide Lisa Germano -
Volume 8: The Threat Is Real Anthrax -
27 Killing on Adrenaline Dying Fetus -
28 Forever with You Phyllis Hyman -
Introducing the Minutemen Minutemen Compilation
Obsolete Fear Factory -
This Time it's Love Kurt Elling -
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 -
For the Masses Various Artists Depeche Mode tribute
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 -
Massive Grooves from the Electric Church of Psychofunkadelic Grungelism Rock Music Poundhound -
Re-wind Front Line Assembly Remix
Rhinoplasty Primus EP
Royal Highness Kottonmouth Kings -
Severe Tire Damage They Might Be Giants Live
Spyboy Emmylou Harris Live
whitechocolatespaceegg Liz Phair -
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 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz Xzibit -
Back to Titanic James Horner Soundtrack
Bed Juliana Hatfield -
Boogaloo Nazareth UK
Brazil Men at Work Live
Godsmack Godsmack Major Label Debut
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 -
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
Welcome To... Happyland Happyland -
XO Elliott Smith -
27 Fin de Siècle The Divine Comedy -
Gorky 5 Gorky's Zygotic Mynci -
Songs for Polarbears Snow Patrol UK
31 Beats & Lyrics, Vol. 2 Various Artists -
Black Star Black Star -
Cruel Summer Ace of Base US
Don Cartagena Fat Joe -
I Sing the Body Electro Kurtis Mantronik -
The Imperial Flipmode Squad -
Kuruption! Kurupt -
Pack Up the Cats Local H -
Precious Falling Quickspace -
Swingin' Stampede Hot Club of Cowtown -
Teatro Willie Nelson -
Tubular Bells III Mike Oldfield -
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 -
Hologram of Baal The Church -
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 -
Brothers Gonna Work It Out The Chemical Brothers Compilation
Cosas del Amor Enrique Iglesias -
Dizzy Up The Girl Goo Goo Dolls -
Inquisition Symphony Apocalyptica -
Moon Pix Cat Power -
The Proximity Effect Nada Surf -
Psycho Circus Kiss -
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 Trick Daddy -
23 Arches and Aisles The Spinanes -
28 Legacy of Kings Hammerfall -
The Singles (86-98) Depeche Mode Compilation
Sunday 8PM Faithless -
29 '98 Live Meltdown Judas Priest Live
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 -
Enquiring Minds Gangsta Boo -
A Fire Inside EP AFI EP
Fool's Parade Peter Wolf -
Foundation Brand Nubian -
The Globe Sessions Sheryl Crow -
Is This Desire? PJ Harvey -
The Love Movement A Tribe Called Quest -
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Black Star -
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 -


Date Album Artist Notes
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 -
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 -
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age -
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
Blind in Paradise Takara -
Without You I'm Nothing Placebo -
13 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert Bob Dylan -
Civil War Fantasy Altamont -
It's a Beautiful Thing Keith Murray -
December Kenny Loggins Christmas
Goddamnit Alkaline Trio -
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 98° and Rising 98° -
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 -
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 Believe Cher -
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 1965 The Afghan Whigs -
Enter the Dru Dru Hill -
Fairy Tales Divine -
Holiday Songs and Lullabies Shawn Colvin -
Keep the Faith Faith Evans -
Kima, Keisha, and Pam Total -
Merry Christmas...Have a Nice Life Cyndi Lauper Christmas
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
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 -
Live 311 Live
Live from Albertane Hanson Live
The Masterplan Oasis B-Sides Compilation
Milkman Phranc -
Mutations Beck -
Rafi's Revenge Asian Dub Foundation -
Redneck Wonderland Midnight Oil -
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Alanis Morissette -
7 One Night Only Bee Gees Live
9 Eden Sarah Brightman -
How to Measure a Planet? The Gathering -
Voice of an Angel Charlotte Church -
10 Believe Cher US
The Best of 1980–1990 U2 Compilation
Chaosphere Meshuggah -
Different Stages Rush Live
Hits Spice 1 Compilation
Home for Christmas NSYNC 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 -
13 Byzantium Deep Blue Something -
14 Greatest Hits Mötley Crüe Compilation
16 Human Being Seal -
Ludwig's Law Moebius Plank Thompson -
Resurrection E-17 -
17 100% Colombian Fun Lovin' Criminals -
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
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 NSYNC 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 -
White Ladder David Gray -
30 Intimate and Live Kylie Minogue Live
1 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
3 As Friends Rust / Discount As Friends Rust / Discount EP
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

Release date unknown

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest aggregated chart positions in 1998, according to TsorT.[26]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On 1997 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; Republic of Ireland 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; Republic of Ireland 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; Republic of Ireland 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; Republic of Ireland 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.

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See also


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