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  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance annouce their break-up

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

  • Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 25 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win

Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win
  • Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Dec 17 Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens