Year 1990 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 21 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards
  • Jun 12 "Mariah Carey" debut album by Mariah Carey is released

Music Awards in 1990

  • Jan 22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win
  • Feb 21 32nd Grammy Awards: "Wind Beneath My Wings"; "Nick of Time" win
  • Mar 14 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson win
  • Apr 25 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • May 5 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • Jun 4 24th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Patty Loveless win
  • Sep 6 7th MTV Video Music Awards: Sinead O'Connor wins
  • Oct 8 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Nov 19 Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning "Girl You Know Its True" album
  • Nov 26 1st Billboard Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson win

Musicians Married in 1990

  • Apr 28 Guns & Roses' singer Axl Rose marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)
  • May 12 American singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto
  • Jul 1 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Musicians Divorces in 1990

  • Jan 3 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage
  • Apr 1 Guns & Roses' Duff McKagan divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
  • Oct 14 American actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

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