Year 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 24 "21" second studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • Nov 18 "The X Factor" group One Direction release their debut album "Up All Night" in Ireland and the UK
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Music Awards in 2011

Musicians Born in 2011

  • Oct 9 Scotty McCreery, American country music singer. (American Idol, 2011; "I Love You This Big"), born in Garner, North Carolina

Musicians Married in 2011

  • Jan 1 Canadian country singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Jan 1 Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua
  • Jan 2 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California

Musicians Divorces in 2011

  • Apr 15 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • Aug 12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin (41) after 18 years of marriage
  • Nov 22 American singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces American "Fall Out Boy" bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

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