Singles Artist of the Year
Brown was nominated for an American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Male
Brown won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance - Male ("Living In America"
from the Rocky
Brown was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo
("Gimme Your Love" with Aretha Franklin).
Brown was honored with the Award
of Merit at the American Music Awards.
Brown was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance (Love
Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs
That Shaped Rock And Roll includes "I Got You (I Feel
Good)," "Please Please Please," and
"Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud."
Brown received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The family of James Brown stepped in and had
the 64 year old singer hospitalized over concerns
about his health in South Carolina. Brown's agent has
stated that an addiction to painkillers probably
initiated the family's actions and the family stepped
in after Brown reportedly became distressed while
watching television. On January 21st, Brown was
released from the hospital. Brown was on pain killers
for his back which was hurt doing splits at a recent
Florida concert. Brown's reaction to his daughter's
actions of having him hospitalized: "It was a
mistake... One thing Deana knows, she's not getting
any more money from me. Not a dime." Late in
January, Brown found himself in trouble with the law
again. The singer turned himself into police for
charges of marijuana and weapons possession
discovered when a court order was used to have
officials go to his house and admit him into the
hospital in mid-January. Brown told a Georgia
newspaper (Chronicle) that the marijuana was
used for medical purposes: "I have bad eyes...
It was just a little tiny bit." On the weapons
found at his home, Brown stated: "I got to have
protection... I have guns, and I'm going to keep on
Ranked # 6 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock
& Roll (and # 46 on Rock On The Net's Poll).
Brown was the first performer at Woodstock 99.
VH1: 100 Greatest Rock
includes: # 21: "I Got You (I Feel Good)."
A sexual harassment lawsuit was filed against Brown
for $1 million by a former employee.
Brown was reportedly accused by a utility worker of
attacking him with a knife.
VH1: 100 Greatest Dance Songs includes Brown's "Get Up
(I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine" at # 70 and "I Got You (I Feel
Good)" at # 75.
VH1: 100 Greatest Albums includes Sex Machine (from 1970) at # 34.
Brown performed in a Washington, DC concert
benefiting the 9/11 attack victims.
Brown won a sexual harassment court case
Brown released Next
Brown was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award
at the BET Awards.
Brown was honored with a lifetime achievement award
for the performing arts at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Rolling Stone: The 500
Greatest Albums of All Time: # 24: Live
At The Apollo, # 79: Star
Time, # 330: In
The Jungle Groove, # 414: Greatest Hits.
Brown was arrested in South Carolina on
domestic violence charges.
Brown had surgery for prostate cancer.
Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest
Songs of All Time included "Papa's Got A Brand New
Bag" at # 72.
Brown could be heard on the Hurricane
Relief: Come Together Now compilation with a
live version of "Try Me."
On Christmas morning, Brown died at age 73
at an Atlanta hospital where he had been admitted 2
days before for treatment for pneumonia.
The box set I Got
The Feelin': James Brown In The 60's was released.
Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest
Singers' includes Brown at # 10.
Of Live At The Apollo: 50th Anniversary was released.