Events in Music in 2008

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 10 50th Grammy Awards: Rehab, Amy Winehouse wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 3 Duffy releases her debut album "Rockferry" (2009 Grammy Best Pop Vocal Album)

Singer Duffy
Singer
Duffy

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 14 42nd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Trace Adkins wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 18 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood win

  • May 24 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 12 Coldplay release their 4th studio album " Viva la Vida or Death" (winner of 3 Grammys)

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • Jun 13 "Viva la Vida" single released by Coldplay, - their 1st US No. 1, (Grammy Song of the Year)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Glastonbury music festival in England; Leonard Cohen the highlight singing ""Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 19 "The Fame", debut album by Lady Gaga, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Electronic/Dance Album 2009)

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 7 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears & Chris Brown win

Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Nov 11 Taylor Swift releases her 2nd studio album “Fearless” (2009 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Album of the Year 2010, American Music Awards 2009)
  • Nov 12 42nd Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 23 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 24 Craig David releases his first Greatest Hits album

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David