May 2001 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 8 36th Academy of Country Music Awards: Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill & Toby Keith win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • May 12 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing "Everybody" in Copenhagen

Music releaseMusic Single

May 15 "Fiesta" single released by R. Kelly featuring Jay-Z and Boo & Gotti (Billboard Song of the Year 2001)

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Weddings in Music

  • May 6 Actress-singer Billie Piper (18) weds media mogul Chris Evans (35) at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, dies at 64
  • May 9 James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • May 16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (YĆ«zuru), dies at 77
  • May 19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • May 20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • May 30 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55