2010 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 31st 52nd Grammy Awards: Use Somebody, Zac Brown Band wins

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Apr 18th 45th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Miranda Lambert win

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May 1st Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Singer Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
  • May 29th 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • Jun 9th 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins

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Sep 12th 27th MTV Video Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Eminem win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Rapper Eminem
  • Nov 10th 44th Country Music Association Award: Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

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Nov 10th Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • Nov 13th Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

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Nov 21st 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • Nov 28th 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 2nd "American Idol" singer Jason Castro (22) weds Mandy Mayhall near Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 9th Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

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May 22nd Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

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Jul 10th Actress and fourth season American Idol winner Carrie Underwood (29) weds Nashville Predators ice hockey player Mike Fisher (32) at Ritz Carlton Lodge in Greensboro, Georgia

  • Jul 16th Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen (52) weds costume designer Helen L. Simmons (42) at Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Resort in Florida

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Jul 31st R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7th British pop star Robbie Williams (36) weds actress Ayda Field (31) in an intimate ceremony at Beverly Hills mansion

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14th Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

Actress/Singer Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff
  • Aug 23rd Spanish singer Julio Iglesias (66) weds Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger (44) at Virgen del Carmen Church in Marbella, Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8th Grammy nominated singer Jenni Rivera (41) weds MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza (38) at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, California

Singer Jenni Rivera
Jenni Rivera
  • Sep 18th Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder (45) weds model Jill McCormick (32) in Hawaii
  • Oct 10th Actress and singer Alexa Vega (22) weds film producer Sean Covel (34) at the historical Homestake Opera House in South Dakota
  • Oct 10th American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox (25) weds musician Brian Walker at the Uncommon Ground Cafe in Chicago

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 23rd Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Comedian Russell Brand
Russell Brand
  • Dec 11th "Good Charlotte" lead vocalist Joel Madden (31) weds fashion designer and actress Nicole Richie (30) at Beverly Hills, California

Divorces in Music

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May 29th Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • Jun 19th Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage
  • Sep 3rd Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage
  • Oct 8th Musician Ben Harper (40) divorces actress Laura Dern (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • Oct 29th Country singer Randy Travis (51) divorces manager Lib Hatcher due to state of incompatibility exists between the two parties after 19 long years of marriage. One of country music's longest-lasting couples

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16th Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (25) divorces "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (29) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Dec 8th "Heart" rock singer Nancy Wilson (56) divorces "Almost Famous" and "Elizabethtown" director Cameron Crowe (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage
  • Dec 28th Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4th Sandro, Argentine songwriter (b. 1945)
  • Jan 7th Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • Jan 11th Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13th Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 13th Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • Jan 18th Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, dies at 63
  • Jan 21st Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
  • Jan 24th Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)
  • Jan 31st Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • Feb 13th John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • Feb 14th Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • Mar 4th Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th Etta Cameron, Danish singer and actor (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4th Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4th Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • Mar 17th Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • Mar 17th Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • Mar 17th Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Mar 21st Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919)
  • Mar 24th Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Apr 8th Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • Apr 8th Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 14th Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • Apr 19th Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 21st Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • May 1st Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • May 9th Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • May 16th Ronnie James Dio, American heavy metal vocalist (b. 1942)
  • May 16th Hank Jones, American jazz pianist (b. 1918)
  • May 24th Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano (b. 1926)
  • May 24th Petr Muk, Czech composer, musician, performer, and singer (b. 1965)
  • May 24th Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • May 25th Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (b. 1975)
  • May 31st Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • Jun 6th Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7th Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 23rd Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • Jun 26th Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • Jun 28th Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • Jun 30th Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • Jul 11th Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
  • Jul 12th Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)
  • Jul 13th Manohari Singh, Indian saxophonist and part of R.D. Burman's band (b. 1931)
  • Jul 14th Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • Aug 12th Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
  • Sep 8th Rich Cronin, US singer-songwriter (Lyte Funkie Ones) dies of cancer aged 36
  • Sep 15th Arrow, Montserratian soca musician (b. 1949)
  • Sep 20th Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
  • Sep 22nd Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 28th Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 4th Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)
  • Oct 5th Steve Lee, Swiss musician and vocalist (Gotthard) (b. 1963)
  • Oct 6th Antonie Kamerling, Dutch actor and singer (b. 1966)
  • Oct 6th Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • Oct 7th T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • Oct 10th Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • Oct 10th Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • Oct 16th Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • Oct 18th Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • Oct 25th Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951)
  • Nov 3rd Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)
  • Nov 3rd Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)
  • Nov 4th Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • Nov 5th Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • Nov 12th Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (b. 1933)
  • Nov 23rd James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • Nov 25th Peter Christopherson English musician and video director/designer (b. 1955)
  • Nov 30th Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (b. 1944)
  • Dec 9th James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Dec 13th Enrique Morente, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 17th Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Dec 19th Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • Dec 24th Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (b. 1930)
  • Dec 26th Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • Dec 28th Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 30th Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)