2007 in Music

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 11th 49th Grammy Awards: Not Ready To Make Nice, Carrie Underwood wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 10th 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson

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Jun 8th Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

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Jun 29th Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
  • Jul 7th Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 9th 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Fergie & Justin Timberlake win

Singer Rihanna
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18th 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel

Weddings in Music

  • Mar 7th Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
  • Mar 10th Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 10th Noteable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • Mar 30th "Little Big Town" singer-guitarist Phillip Sweet (33) weds Rebecca Arthur at Cedarvine Manor in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • Apr 21st Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
  • Apr 30th "Timbiriche" pop singer Paulina Rubio (35) weds Spanish public relations executive Nicolas "Colate" Vallejo Najera in Cancun, Quintana Roo
  • May 5th Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
  • May 6th Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas

HeartWedding of Interest

May 18th Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida

  • Jun 6th Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 9th "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16th Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1st Singer-songwriter Usher (28) weds hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (37) at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

Singer Usher
  • Sep 1st "Dancing with the Stars" tv personality Alec Mazo (29) weds fellow dancer Edyta Sliwinska (28) in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 9th Country music artist Joe Nichols (30) weds Heather Singleton (30) at Whitfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia
  • Nov 9th "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York
  • Dec 8th Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough (34) weds longtime girlfriend Leigh Boniello at St. James Cathedral in Orlando, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23rd "Dr. Izzie Stevens" actress Katherine Heigl (29) weds singer-songwriter Josh Kelley (27) at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 20th Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable differences after less than three years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 11th "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 24th Recording artist and the most-awarded female act of all-time Whitney Houston (43) divorces R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jun 27th Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 2nd Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

  • Jul 5th Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese (34) divorces rocker Marilyn Manson (38) due to irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 30th Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 20th "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (47) divorces guitarist Eddie Van Halen (52) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 119

  • Jan 1st Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 1st Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • Jan 1st Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • Jan 3rd Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 6th Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • Jan 11th Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • Jan 12th Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13th Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • Jan 18th Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • Jan 19th Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 19th Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • Jan 28th Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • Jan 31st Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • Feb 1st Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
  • Feb 1st Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
  • Feb 1st Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • Feb 2nd Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • Feb 2nd Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • Feb 2nd Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • Feb 3rd Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • Feb 4th Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • Feb 6th Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 12th Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • Feb 15th Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • Feb 17th Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Feb 22nd Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 94
  • Feb 23rd Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 24th Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • Feb 25th Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Feb 27th Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 28th Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 4th Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4th Richard Joseph, British games soundtrack composer (b. 1954)
  • Mar 4th Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • Mar 9th Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • Mar 11th Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 17th Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
  • Mar 18th Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 19th Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • Apr 5th Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • Apr 10th Dakota Staton, American singer (b. 1930)
  • Apr 14th Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • Apr 20th Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 21st Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941)
  • Apr 25th Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Apr 27th Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • Apr 28th Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • Apr 30th Grégory Lemarchal, French singer (b. 1983)
  • Apr 30th Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • May 6th Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter (b. 1943)
  • May 18th Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer and movie actor (b. 1932)
  • May 26th J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
  • May 27th Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (b. 1967)
  • Jun 1st Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • Jun 2nd Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • Jun 4th Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • Jun 17th Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • Jun 18th Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • Jun 19th El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • Jun 19th Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • Jun 24th Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist (b. 1974)
  • Jun 25th Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 26th Natasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (b. 1974)
  • Jul 2nd Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano (b. 1929)
  • Jul 3rd Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
  • Jul 4th Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician (b. 1979)
  • Jul 4th Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 5th Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (b. 1927)
  • Jul 5th George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • Jul 12th Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
  • Jul 15th Kelly Johnson, English guitarist, dies at 49
  • Jul 18th Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • Jul 23rd Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • Aug 1st Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
  • Aug 4th Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • Aug 6th Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian rock guitarist (Bikini, Omen, Carpathia Project Tirana Rockers, solo) (b. 1969)
  • Aug 10th Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • Aug 14th Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 15th Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • Aug 16th Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • Aug 28th Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
  • Sep 2nd Rajae Belmlih, Morrocan singer (b. 1962 in Casablanca)
  • Sep 3rd Carter Albrecht, Musician (b. 1973)
  • Sep 5th Thomas Hansen (musician) (b. 1976)

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Sep 6th Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sep 9th Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11th Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • Sep 15th Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • Sep 18th Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • Sep 26th Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • Oct 1st Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11th Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • Oct 13th Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • Oct 14th Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Oct 16th Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star (b. 1981)
  • Oct 17th Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • Oct 18th Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • Oct 19th LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • Oct 21st Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)
  • Oct 24th Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)