November 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Nov 9 Pop singer-songwriter Shakira is honored as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

  • Nov 11 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win

Album Release

Nov 15 "Take Care" second studio album by Drake is released (Grammy Award Best Rap Album 2013)

Album Release

Nov 18 "The X Factor" group One Direction release their debut album "Up All Night" in Ireland and the UK

Weddings in Music

  • Nov 11 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds Dutch-American model Yolanda Hadid (47) in Beverly Hills; divorce in 2017
  • Nov 26 "Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Divorces in Music

  • 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

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 1 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 2 Sickan Carlsson, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1915)
  • Nov 5 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker, dies at 85
  • Nov 8 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • Nov 15 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), dies at 95
  • Nov 15 Mark "Moogy" Klingman, American rock musician and songwriter (Utopia), dies of bladder cancer at 61
  • Nov 22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer (Bill Evans Trio; Keith Jarrett), composer, and bandleader (Electric Bebop Band), dies of bone marrow cancer at 80
  • Nov 23 Montserrat Figueras, Catalan soprano and early music advocate (Hespèrion), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 25 (Henry) Lee "Shot" Williams, American blues singer ("I Like Your Style"), dies ar 73
  • Nov 27 Sultan Khan, Indian classical musician, dies at 71
  • Nov 28 Andrew Kazdin, classical record producer, dies at 77
  • Nov 30 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer ("Soul Children"; "Taxi"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65