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February 2011 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reaches number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 13 53rd Grammy Awards: "Need You Now"; Esperanza Spalding; Lady Gaga; Usher; Jeff Beck win

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 26 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), dies at 58
  • Feb 12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • Feb 12 Peter Alexander [Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer], Austrian actor and singer (Who Wants to Sleep?), dies at 84
  • Feb 14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • Feb 23 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, dies at 80
  • Feb 25 Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), dies at 64
  • Feb 26 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), dies from cirrhosis at 60
  • Feb 27 Eddie Kirkland, Jamaican-American blues guitarist, singer and harmonica player (Have Mercy On Me), dies in a car accident at 87