Year 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty
  • Sep 15 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Blige (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)
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Music Awards in 2005

Musicians Married in 2005

  • Jan 8 American rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 9 "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • May 7 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee

Musicians Divorces in 2005

  • Dec 20 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage

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Musicians Who Died in 2005

  • Jan 1 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 1 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, dies at 79
  • Jan 5 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors), dies of lung cancer at 50
  • Jan 8 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • Jan 10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)

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