May 2017 in Music

Events in Music


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May 1 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase theĀ National Wrestling AllianceĀ (NWA)

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 12 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
  • May 13 62nd Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins singing "Amar Pelos Dois"

Music concertMusic Concert

May 22 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

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May 30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John

Weddings in Music

  • May 6 Country music singer Josh Gracin (36) weds partner Katie Weir in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 13 Country music vocalist Dan Smyers (29) weds longtime love Abby Law in Nashville, Tennessee

Deaths in Music

  • May 18 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave), commits suicide at 52
  • May 18 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, dies of kidney disease at 51
  • May 27 Gregg Allman, American musician and songwriter (Allman Brothers Band), dies of cancer at 69