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May 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 12 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 15 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Brad Paisley
Country Singer
Brad Paisley
  • May 19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,826): Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1 – 0 (a.e.t.); Didier Drogba scores 116' winner for Blues' 4th title

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 31 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

Weddings in Music

  • May 5 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City
  • May 6 Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas

LoveWedding of Interest

May 18 Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida


Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 31 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Billie Piper
Singer and Actress
Billie Piper

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer and educator (Menil Antiphons), dies of complications from pneumonia at 69
  • May 6 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • May 9 Jacob Gilboa, Israeli composer, dies at 87
  • May 16 Albert Delvaux, Belgian composer (Symphonia Burlesca), dies at 93
  • May 18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer & movie actor, dies at 74
  • May 26 J Edward Oliver, cartoonist and composer (b. 1942)
  • May 27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese pop singer (Zard - "Makenaide (Please Don't Lose)"), dies from head injuries after a fall, while undergoing cancer treatments at 40
  • May 27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist dies at 75