On This Day

November 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 21 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), dies at 86
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76