Year 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • Feb 13 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
  • Jul 8 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK
  • Aug 6 American punk rock band "The Ramones" perform for the last time, at the Palace in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 7 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
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Music Awards in 1996

  • Jan 29 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
  • Feb 28 38th Grammy Awards: "Jagged Little Pill" by Alanis Morissette wins
  • Mar 29 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men win
  • Apr 24 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Patty Loveless win
  • May 18 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing "The Voice" in Oslo
  • Jun 10 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson wins
  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrissette and The Smashing Pumpkins win
  • Oct 2 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
  • Dec 4 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette wins

Musicians Married in 1996

  • Jan 27 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
  • Feb 14 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis; divorce in 1999
  • Apr 16 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

Musicians Divorces in 1996

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