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On February 26, 2002.

On February 26, 2002, “Blue Note” label released “Come Away with Me”, the debut Norah Jones album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Sorcerer Sound” in New York City, “Allaire Studios”, in Shokan, New York, and was produced by Jay Newland, Arif  Mardin, Craig Street and Norah Jones. The album won “Grammy Awards” for “Album of the Year”, “Best Pop Vocal Album, “Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical”. The song “Don’t Know Why” won “Song of the Year” and “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Argentina by “CAPIF”, 11 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, 2 x Platinum in Austria by “IFPI Austria”, 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Brazil by “PRO Musica Brazil”, Diamond in Canada by “Music Canada”, 3 x Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Diamond in France by “SNEP”, 2 x Platinum in Japan by “RIAJ”, 3 x Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”, 11 Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”, Platinum in Sweden by “GLF”, 3 x Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland”, 8 x Platinum in UK by “BPI’ and Diamond in US by “RIAA”.


  • Norah Jones – vocals, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano
  • Kevin Breit– acoustic guitar, National guitar, electric guitar
  • Bill Frisell– electric guitar
  • Jesse Harris, Adam Levy– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Adam Rogers– guitar
  • Tony Scherr– slide and acoustic guitar
  • Rob Burger– pump organ, accordion
  • Sam Yahel– Hammond B-3 organ
  • Lee Alexander– bass guitar
  • Jenny Scheinman– violin
  • Brian Blade– drums, percussion
  • Joseph Quevedo, Kenny Wollesen– drums
  • Jay Newland,  Husky Höskulds – engineers
  • Mark Birkey, Dick Kondas, Brandon Mason, Todd Parker – assistant engineers
  • Arif Mardin, Jay Newland – mixing
  • Todd Parker – mixing assistant
  • Jay Newland – remixing
  • Ted Jensen, Mark Wilder – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Don’t Know Why – Jesse Harris
  2. Seven Years – Lee Alexander
  3. Cold Cold Heart – Hank Williams
  4. Feelin’ the Same Way – Lee Alexander
  5. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  6. Shoot the Moon – Jesse Harris
  7. Turn Me On – John D. Loudermilk
  8. Lonestar – Lee Alexander
  9. I’ve Got to See You Again – Jesse Harris
  10. Painter Song – Lee Alexander, JC Hopkins
  11. One Flight Down – Jesse Harris
  12. Nightingale – Norah Jones
  13. The Long Day Is Over – Norah Jones, Jesse Harris
  14. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington

On July 9, 1983.

On July 9, 1983, “Innervision” label released “Fantastic”, the debut Wham! studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1983, at “Maison Rouge Studios” in London, and was produced by Steve Brown, George Michael and Bob Carter. The album was certified Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and 3 x Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.


  • George Michael – vocals, background vocals, keyboards
  • Robert Ahwai, Andrew Ridgeley – guitar
  • Jess Bailey, Bob Carter, Anne Dudley, Tommy Eyre – keyboards
  • Baps, Guy Barker, Raoul, Colin Graham, Chris Hunter, Roddy Lorimer, Iain MacKintosh, Ian Ritchie, Paul Cox, Geoff Daley, Martin Drover – horn
  • Graham Broad, Trevor Murrell– drums
  • Jimmy Chambers, George Chandler Linda Hayes, Shirlie Holliman, Tony Jackson, Josie James, Katie Kisson, Stevie Lang, C. Lee, Sylvia Mason – background vocals
  • Andy Duncan – drums, percussion
  • Deon Estus, Brad Lang, John McKenzie– bass
  • Luis Jardim, Tony Moroni – percussion
  • Dave Mortimer – shouts
  • Paul Ridgeley – guitar, shouts
  • Chris Craymer, Janusz Guttner – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by George Michael, except where noted.

  1. Bad Boys
  2. A Ray of Sunshine
  3. Love Machine – Pete Moore, Billy Griffin
  4. Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do) – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  5. Club Tropicana – Michael Andrew Ridgeley
  6. Nothing Looks the Same in the Light
  7. Come On
  8. Young Guns (Go for It!)

On June 13, 2000.

On June 13, 2000, “Duck” label released “Riding with the King”, album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Eric Clapton and Simon Climie. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”, Greece by “IFPI Greece”, Italy by “FIMI”, Japan by “RIAJ”, New Zealand by “RMNZ” and 2 x Platinum in US by “RIIA”.


  • B. King– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Eric Clapton– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Doyle Bramhall II– guitar, background vocals
  • Andy Fairweather Low– guitar
  • Jimmie Vaughan– guitar
  • Joe Sample– piano, Wurlitzer piano
  • Tim Carmon– organ
  • Nathan East– bass
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Arif Mardin– string arrangements
  • Susannah Melvoin– background vocals
  • Wendy Melvoin– background vocals
  • Paul Waller – programming
  • Alan Douglas – engineer, mixer
  • Tom Sweeney – engineering assistant
  • Mick Guzauski– mixer
  • Robert Sebree – artwork photography
  • Don Paulsen – artwork photography
  • Wherefore Art?– artwork design
  • Stephen Walker – artwork direction

Track listing:

  1. Riding With the King – John Hiatt
  2. Ten Long Years – Jules Taub,B. King
  3. Key to the Highway – Big Bill Broonzy,Charlie Segar
  4. Marry You – Doyle Bramhall II,Susannah Melvoin, Craig Ross
  5. Three O’Clock Blues – Lowell Fulson
  6. Help the Poor – Charles Singleton
  7. I Wanna Be – Doyle Bramhall II,Charlie Sexton
  8. Worried Life Blues – Sam Hopkins,Big Maceo Merriweather
  9. Days of Old – Jules Taub, B.B. King
  10. When My Heart Beats Like a Hammer – B. King, Jules Taub
  11. Hold On, I’m Comin – Isaac Hayes,David Porter
  12. Come Rain or Come Shine – Harold Arlen,Johnny Mercer


On May 15, 2001.

On May 15, 2001, “Geffen” label released the third, self-titled Weezer studio album. It was recorded December 2000-January 2001, at “Cello Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Ric Ocasek. The art direction of the album was by Chris Bilheimer, the photography was by from Marina Chavez and Karl Koch. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.


  • Rivers Cuomo– guitar, vocals, keyboards
  • Patrick Wilson– drums, percussion
  • Brian Bell– guitar, backing vocals, synthesizer
  • Mikey Welsh– bass, backing vocals
  • Ric Ocasek– backup vocals
  • Karl Koch – backup vocals
  • Femio Hernández – assistant engineer
  • Carlos “Loco” Bedoya – assistant engineer
  • Alan Sanderson– assistant engineer
  • Ken Allardyce – engineer
  • Vladimir Meller – mastering
  • Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Atom Willard– drum technician

Track listing:

All tracks by Rivers Cuomo.

  1. Don’t Let Go
  2. Photograph
  3. Hash Pipe
  4. Island In the Sun
  5. Crab
  6. Knock-down Drag-out
  7. Smile
  8. Simple Pages
  9. Glorious Day
  10. O Girlfriend

On April 12, 2012.

On April 12, 2011, “Roswell/RCA” label released “Wasting Light”, the seventh Foo Fighters studio album. It was recorded September – December 2010, at Dave Grohl’s garage, and was produced by Butch Vig. In 2012, “Wasting Light” earned Foo Fighters five “Grammy Awards”, including “Best Rock Album”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”, Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Dave Grohl– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Pat Smear– rhythm guitar, lead guitar, baritone guitar
  • Nate Mendel– bass
  • Taylor Hawkins– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Chris Shiflett– lead guitar, backing vocals, tenor guitar
  • Bob Mould– guitar and backing vocals, backing vocals
  • Krist Novoselic– bass, accordion
  • Rami Jaffee– keyboards, mellotron, organ
  • Jessy Greene– violin
  • Fee Waybill– backing vocals
  • Butch Vig – percussion
  • Drew Hester− percussion
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Joe LaPorta– mastering
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • James Brown – engineer
  • Morning Breath Inc. – art direction, design
  • Steve Gullick – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear.

  1. Bridge Burning
  2. Rope
  3. Dear Rosemary
  4. White Limo
  5. Arlandria
  6. These Days
  7. Back & Forth
  8. A Matter of Time
  9. Miss the Misery
  10. I Should Have Known
  11. Walk

On December 6, 2011.


On December 6, 2011, “Nonesuch” label released “El Camino”, the seventh Black Keys studio album. It was recorded March – May 2011, at “Easy Eye Sound Studio” in Nashville, and was produced by Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and The Black Keys. At the 55th “Annual Grammy Awards”, The Black Keys won the award for “Best Rock Album”, “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” for “Lonely Boy”. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; 3 x Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Ireland by “IRMA”; 2 x Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.


  • Dan Auerbach– vocals, guitars
  • Patrick Carney– drums
  • Brian Burton– keyboards
  • Leisa Hans – vocals
  • Heather Rigdon – vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – vocals
  • Kennie Takahashi – engineering
  • Collin Dupuis – engineering assistance
  • Tchad Blake – mixing
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Ben Baptie – mixing assistance
  • Brian Lucey – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks written Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, and Brian Burton.

  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Dead and Gone
  3. Gold on the Ceiling
  4. Little Black Submarines
  5. Money Maker
  6. Run Right Back
  7. Sister
  8. Hell of a Season
  9. Stop Stop
  10. Nova Baby
  11. Mind Eraser


On December 4, 2015.


On December 4, 2015, “Parlaphone” label released “A Head Full of Dreams”, the seventh Coldplay studio album. It was recorded  2014 – 2015, at “Henson Recording Studio” in Hollywood; “AIR Studios” and “The Bakery and The Beehive” in London, and was produced by Rik Simpson, Stargate and Daniel Green. The artwork was created by Argentine artist Pilar Zeta in collaboration with the band. “A Head Full of Dreams” was the eighth best-selling album of 2015 worldwide. The album was certified Platinum in Australia by “ARIA”; Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in Denmark by “IFPI Denmark”; 3 x Platinum in France by “SNEP”; Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; 2 x Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”; 3 x Platinum in Italy by “IFMI”; Platinum in Mexico by “AMPROFON”; Platinum in Netherlands by “NVPI”; Platinum in New Zealand by “RMNZ”; 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”; Platinum in Switzerland by “IFPI Switzerland” and 3 x Platinum in UK by “BPI”.


  • Chris Martin- lead vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
  • Jonny Buckland- electric guitar
  • Guy Berryman- bass guitar
  • Will Champion- drums, drum pad, percussion, backing vocals
  • Davide Rossi– strings
  • Tim Bergling– additional programming
  • Regiment Horns – brass
  • Beyoncé– vocals
  • Gwyneth Paltrow– vocals
  • Merry Clayton– vocals
  • Tove Lo– vocals
  • Khatia Buniatishvili– piano
  • Coleman Barks– narration
  • Barack Obama– vocals
  • Annabelle Wallis– vocals
  • Noel Gallagher– guitar
  • Moses Martin– tambourine
  • Rik Simpson– vocals, additional instruments
  • Mikkel S Eriksen– additional instruments
  • Tor Erik Hermansen– additional instruments
  • Pilar Zeta, Coldplay – design, art direction
  • Phil Harvey, Ultramajic – photography

The Choir

  • Nico Berryman
  • Jonah Buckland
  • Violet Buckland
  • Blue Ivy Carter
  • Ava Champion
  • Juno Champion
  • Marianna Champion
  • Rex Champion
  • Aubrey Costall
  • Harvey Costall
  • Brian Eno
  • Elise Eriksen
  • Hege Fossum Eriksen
  • Selma Eriksen
  • Jacob Green
  • Sophia Green
  • Daniel Grollo
  • Finn Grollo
  • Kat Grollo
  • Mathilda Grollo
  • Max Harvey
  • Rofi Harvey
  • Idil Hermansen
  • Isak Hermansen
  • Apple Martin
  • Moses Martin
  • Rik Simpson– mixing
  • Phil Tan– mixing
  • Daniel Green – mixing, additional engineering
  • Digital Divide – additional production
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • Merlin Watts – mastering
  • Bill Rahko – engineering
  • Miles Walker – engineering
  • Daniela Rivera – engineering
  • Tom Bailey – additional engineering
  • Robin Baynton – additional engineering
  • Jaime Sickora – additional engineering
  • Aleks von Korff – additional engineering
  • Laurence Anslow – additional studio assistance
  • Fiona Cruickshank – additional studio assistance
  • Nicolas Essig – additional studio assistance
  • Coleman Barks– narration
  • Barack Obama– vocals
  • Annabelle Wallis– vocals
  • Noel Gallagher– guitar
  • Moses Martin– tambourine
  • Rik Simpson– vocals, additional instruments
  • Mikkel S Eriksen– additional instruments
  • Tor Erik Hermansen– additional instruments
  • Olga Fitzroy – additional studio assistance
  • Jeff Gartenbaum – additional studio assistance
  • Christian Green – additional studio assistance
  • Pablo Hernandez – additional studio assistance
  • Phil Joly – additional studio assistance
  • Miguel Lara – additional studio assistance
  • Matt McGinn – additional studio assistance
  • Chris Owens – additional studio assistance
  • Roxy Pope – additional studio assistance
  • John Prestage – additional studio assistance
  • Kyle Stevens – additional studio assistance
  • Derrick Stockwell – additional studio assistance
  • Matt Tuggle – additional studio assistance
  • Ryan Walsh – additional studio assistance
  • Joachim Berose – additional studio assistance
  • Will Wetzel – additional studio assistance

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, and Will Champion.

  1. A Head Full of Dreams
  2. Birds
  3. Hymn for the Weekend
  4. Everglow
  5. Adventure of a Lifetime
  6. Fun
  7. Kaleidoscope
  8. Army of One
  9. Amazing Day
  10. Color Spectrum
  11. Up & Up