2007 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • Apr 16 41st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins
  • May 12 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki
  • May 15 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Weddings in Music

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23 "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 20 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 11 "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 24 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 27 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 2 Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

  • Jul 5 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 30 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 20 "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 121

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

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Sep 6 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, dies at 71

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sep 9 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Sep 11 Joe Zawinul, Austrian musician (b. 1932)
  • Sep 15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (b. 1928)
  • Sep 18 Pepsi Tate Bassist from the glam-rock band, tigertailz (b. 1965)
  • Sep 26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • Oct 1 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and theme song composer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 11 Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (b. 1915)
  • Oct 13 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 14 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Oct 16 Toše Proeski, Macedonian music star (b. 1981)
  • Oct 17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • Oct 18 Lucky Dube, South African musician (b. 1964)
  • Oct 19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • Oct 21 Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts) (b. 1951)