Events in Music in 2016

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 15 58th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Thinging Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran, Best Album "1989" by Taylor Swift

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Lock of John Lennon's hair sells for $35,000 at an auction in Dallas, Texas

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseAlbum Release

Apr 23 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO

  • May 14 61st Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins singing "1944"
  • Jun 23 Led Zeppelin cleared of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit in a Los Angeles court

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Oct 13 American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Dec 2 Fire during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse kills 36
  • Dec 3 US army decides it will not allow an oil pipeline to be built in North Dakota, after months of protests by The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Dec 7 Pakistan International Airways plane crashes north of Islamabad, killing all 48 on board, including singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed
  • Dec 10 Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature at a ceremony he does not attend in Stockholm