May 2005 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 17 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win
  • May 21 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev

Weddings in Music

  • May 7 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 9 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

HeartWedding of Interest

May 10 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • May 12 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer (b. 1969)
  • May 10 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • May 11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
  • May 13 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • May 22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • May 25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • May 29 George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)