On This Day

May 2016 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

May 13 Chance the Rapper releases his third mixtape "Coloring Book" on Apple Music - first album to chart on Billboard Top 100 based only on streams (Grammy for Best Rap Album)

  • May 14 61st Eurovision Song Contest: Ukraine's Jamala wins singing "1944"

Weddings in Music

  • May 4 Country singer Randy Houser (39) weds Tatiana Starzynski in an intimate outdoor ceremony in Tennessee

Divorces in Music

Billie Piper

May 12 Actress Billie Piper and fellow actor Laurence Fox divorce after 8 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • May 4 Ursula Mamlok, German-American avant-garde composer, and teacher, dies at 93
  • May 12 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
  • May 17 Guy Clark, American folk and country singer-songwriter (Heartbroke), dies of lymphoma at 74
  • May 21 Nick Menza, American musician and drummer (Megadeth), dies at 51
  • May 31 Corry Brokken, Dutch pop singer (1957 Eurovision), dies at 83