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DR DRE ARTIST SECTION

 
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   » Related Artists:  Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game,
       N.W.A., Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Snoop, 2pac, Warren G


DR DRE LIFE TIMELINE

 
Rapper and producer Dr. Dre was a co-founder of the influential rap group N.W.A. and a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru. As a producer, Dre has helped launch the rap careers of such artists as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Eve. As a rapper, Dre is credited with being one of the biggest influences for the popularity of gansta rap. Individually, Dre is credited for the 'G-Funk Sound' - a George Clinton-like, gangster-funk sound.

1991: While with N.W.A., Dre was accused of the assault of the female host, Dee Barnes, of a TV rap show.

1992: Dre formed Death Row Records with Suge Knight after leaving N.W.A.

April 1992: Dre could be heard with the hit "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" which also introduced rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.

February 1993: The Chronic was released. Dre hit the Top 40 and the Top 10 with "Nuthin' But A "G" Thang." Dre topped the Billboard Top R&B; Singles chart for 2 weeks with "Nuthin' But A "G" Thang." The Chronic topped the Billboard Top R&B; Albums chart for 8 weeks.

March 1993: The Chronic was certified platinum and the single "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" was certified platinum. Dre topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for a week and the Hot Rap Singles chart for 3 weeks with "Nuthin' But A "G" Thang."

May 1993: The Chronic was certified 2x platinum. Dre hit the Top 40 with "Dre Day."

June 1993: Dre hit the Top 10 with "Dre Day."

July 1993: Dre topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for a week with "Dre Day."

August 1993: The single "Dre Day" was certified gold.

September 1993: The video for "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video. Dre produced the multi-platinum debut of "Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle.

October 1993: Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 with "Let Me Ride."

November 1993: The Chronic was certified 3x platinum.

December 1993: Dr. Dre topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top New Pop Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Male, Top R&B; Artist (singles & albums), Top R&B; Artist - Male (singles & albums), Top New R&B; Artist, Top R&B; Album Artist, Top R&B; Album Artist - Male, and Top R&B; Singles Artist - Male.

February 1994: Dre won 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite New Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

March 1994: Dre won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Let Me Ride") and was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" with Snoop Doggy Dogg).

May 1994: Dre won Source Awards for Artist of the Year (Solo), Album of the Year, and Producer of the Year.

September 1994: The video for "Let Me Ride" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video.

October 1994: The Dre-produced compilation Concrete Roots - Anthology was released with the Dre tracks "Dre's Beat Re-mix," "The Planet," "Dre's Beat," "Must Be The Music" (World Class Wreckin' Cru), and "The Grand Finale" (N.W.A.).

1995: Dre spent 5 months in prison for violating his parole.

May 1995: Dre hit the Top 40 with "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" from the Friday soundtrack. The single "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" was certified gold.

September 1995: Dre won a MTV Video Music Award for "Keep Their Heads Ringin'."

January 1996: Dre hit the Top 40 helping out 2Pac with "California Love."

February 1996: Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance ("Keep Their Heads Ringin'").

March 1996: Dre hit the Top 10 helping out 2Pac with "California Love."

June 1996: A collection of Dre's early material was released - First Round Knock Out. Dre left Death Row Records and formed Aftermath Entertainment. The break from Death Row also began a public bitterness between Dre and Suge Knight.

September 1996: Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video with 2Pac ("California Love"). Dre helped out Blackstreet on a remix of their hit "No Diggity."

Novemer 1996: Dre released the compilation Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath with the hit "Been There Done That."

February 1997: Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("California Love" with 2Pac and Roger Troutman).

September 1997: Dre was nominated for 4 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rap Video ("No Diggity" with Blackstreet and "Been There Done That"), Best Choreography ("Been There Done That"), and Best R&B; Video ("No Diggity" with Blackstreet).

September 1999: Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for Eminem's "My Name Is."

October 1999: Dre appeared on Saturday Night Live with Eminem.

Novemer 1999: Dr. Dre 2001 was released.

December 1999: Dr. Dre 2001 topped the Billboard R&B; Albums chart for 3 weeks. MTV: 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made includes "California Love" Dr Dre with 2Pac at # 9, and "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" (with Snoop Doggy Dogg) at # 32.

January 2000: Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 2x platinum.

February 2000: Dre was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Still D.R.E." with Snoop Dogg and "Guilty Conscience" with Eminem). Dr Dre 2001 was certified 3x platinum.

March 2000: Dre hit the Top 40 with help from Eminem with "Forgot About Dre." Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 4x platinum.

April 2000: Dre filed a lawsuit against Napster over their file-sharing program which allowed users to download music for free. Dre had warned the company previously to have his material removed and "de-listed" or he would file a lawsuit.

June 2000: Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, MC Ren, and Ice Cube kicked off a tour together in California. Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 5x platinum.

July 2000: Dre hit the Top 40 with help from Snoop Dogg on "The Next Episode." from the Dre 2001 album

September 2000: Dre won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video ("Forgot About Dre" with Eminem) and was also nominated for Best Direction for Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady."

November 2000: Dr. Dre 2001 was certified 6x platinum.

December 2000: Dre topped the Billboard Year-End Charts with the Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Album (Dr. Dre 2001) and as the Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Album Artist and Top R&B;/Hip-Hop Album Artist - Male.

January 2001: Dre won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

February 2001: Dre won 2 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Forgot About Dre" with Eminem) and Producer of the Year and was nominated for Best Rap Album (Dr. Dre 2001) and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("The Next Episode" with Snoop Dogg). Dre spoke up after the awards about the controversy with Eminem's multiple nominations and performance, stating that this likely led to them losing the Album of the Year award (Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP): "...I think we were robbed."

March 2001: Dre hit the Top 40 with Eminem with "Forgot About Dre."

May 2001: VH1: 100 Greatest Videos includes "Nothin' But A 'G' Thang" at # 80.

September 2001: Dre was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction for directing

November 2001: Dre could be seen in the the comedy The Wash. Dr Dre could be heard on the soundtrack for The Wash with the tracks "On The Blvd.," "The Wash," and "Bad Intentions."

February 2002: Dre was nominated for a Grammy Award for Producer of the Year.

November 2002: Dre could be heard on Jay-Z's LP The Blueprint 2: The Gift And The Curse on the track "The Watcher 2." Dre had a moderate R&B; hit with the track "Knoc" (with Knoc-Turn'Al and Missy Elliott).

February 2003: Dre was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year and Best Music Video, Short Form ("Knoc" with Knoc-Turn'Al and Missy Elliott).

April 2003: VH1: 50 Greatest Hip Hop Artists includes Dre at # 7. Dre began work on producing the next LP by Eve as well as working on the next LP by Ice Cube.

June 2003: VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" at # 31. Dre had a cameo appearance in the film Hollywood Homicide.

July 2003: Dre could be heard on the Bad Boys 2 soundtrack with the track "Girl, I'm A Bad Boy. Dre also wrote the score for the film.

December 2003: Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: # 137: The Chronic.

November 2004: Dr. Dre was involved in a scuffle at the Vibe Awards when he went to receive the Legend Award. Dre was reportedly punched near the stage which resulted in several people getting into a brawl and one person getting stabbed. Dr. Dre hit the Top 40 helping out Eminem with "Encore" from Eminem's LP, Encore.

Late 2004: Dre was #262 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005: Dre was #136 Singles Artist of the Year

 

 

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