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BIRTHDAYS: Liam Howlett (August 21, 1971) ~ Leeroy Thornhill (October 7, 1969) - MC Maxim (March 21, 1967)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Firestarter" (1997)
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BIGGEST LP: The Fat Of The Land (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1994...

Prodigybutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy won a MTV Europe Award for Best Dance Act.

1995...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy released Music For The Jilted Generation.

1996...

April
Prodigy - "Firestarter" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy topped the UK Singles chart for 3 weeks with "Firestarter."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy topped the UK Singles chart for 4 weeks with "Breathe."

1997...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy hit the Top 40 with "Firestarter."
(available for download at
Available for download at iTunes mp3 Available at Amazon.com)

June
Prodigy - The Fat Of The Landbutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy's The Fat Of The Land was released and debuted at #1 where it stayed for a week, and their lead singer Liam Howlett graced the cover of Rolling Stone.
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy's The Fat Of The Land topped the UK Album charts for 3 weeks.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) With singles like "Smack My Bitch Up" the group seems to be trying to self-destruct their own success. The band admits that their own attempt at irony in their music might be too sophisticated for their listeners. But in any event, Howlett has stated that it doesn't matter - the pressure and overexposure is too much, and he claimed that there would not be anymore LPs in the band's future.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy won a MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice ("Breathe") and was also nominated for Best Dance Video.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The 4th annual MTV Europe Music Awards were held in the Netherlands, and Prodigy proved to be the big winner. Prodigy took home 3 awards for Best Dance, Best Alternative, and Best Video for "Breathe."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy was getting a lot of airplay on rock stations with their track, "Smack My Bitch Up," and were getting even more negative backlash for the song. Time-Warner, Prodigy's parent company, was feeling the heat from the National Organization for Women (NOW) over the track. Although the tune's lyrics are few but repetitive ("Change my pitch up. Smack my bitch up"), NOW has stated that the lyrics are a "...dangerous and offensive message advocating violence against women." Prodigy member Liam Howlett responded to the attacks by claiming that the song's lyrics are being misinterpreted: (the song means) "...doing anything intensely, like being on stage - going for extreme manic energy." The lyrics are also not a product of Prodigy's songwriting abilities, but are sampled from an Ultramagnetic MCs' track. Several radio stations defended the song's message, yet only play the track at night. The video for the song also featured women being pushed and images of injecting drugs. MTV only aired the video between 1 and 5 a.m. in order for mature viewers to see the "groundbreaking" images. Wal-mart and Kmart later announced they would pull Prodigy's The Fat Of The Land off their shelves because of the recent controversy of "Smack My Bitch Up." Even though the LP had resided on their store shelves for over 20 weeks, the two stores found the marketing campaign for the new single release offensive.
button.gif (123 bytes) Readers of Rolling Stone named Prodigy the Best Electronic Artist of the Year.

1998...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) At the Brit Awards held in London, Prodigy won an award for Best British Dance Act.
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance (The Fat Of The Land).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Some controversy erupted at the Reading Festival when the Beastie Boys asked Prodigy to not sing a certain song. The Beastie Boys felt the Prodigy song, "Smack My Bitch Up" "...clearly promotes violence against women" to which Prodigy responded, "...they should respect other people's freedom to express themselves."
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy won 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Breakthrough Video and Best Dance Video ("Smack My Bitch Up") and was also nominated for Best Direction and Best Editing.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy won an European Music Award (aka MTV Europe Music Award) for Best Dance Video.

1999...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Keith Flint was involved in a motorcycle accident while professionally racing that left him with ligament damage to a knee.

November
End Of Days soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy appeared on the End Of Days soundtrack with "Poison."

button.gif (123 bytes) MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "Firestarter" at # 87.

2001...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Experience: Expanded was released.

2004...

September
Prodigy - Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunnedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy topped the UK LP charts with Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy's next LP, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned,was released in the US.

October
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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned topped the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart.

2005...

February
Prodigy - Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic / Dance Album (Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned).

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy released a hits collection Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 overseas.

October
Prodigy - Return Of The Macbutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy topped the UK LP chart with Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005.

2006..

February
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Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 was released in the US.

2007..

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy released
Return Of The Mac (Billboard peak: # 32).

2009....

March
Prodigy - Invaders Must Diebutton.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy released Invaders Must Die (Billboard peak: # 58 - Rolling Stone: 1 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone).
(available for download at
Available for download at iTunes mp3 Available at Amazon.com)
button.gif (123 bytes) Prodigy topped the LP charts in the UK with
Invaders Must Die.







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