On This Day

April 2018 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 9 Fleetwood Mac announce new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell after firing long-standing member Lindsey Buckingham

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Apr 14 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube

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Apr 16 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter, Music Producer Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter, Music Producer
Kendrick Lamar
  • Apr 24 Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI

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Apr 24 Ed Sheeran's "÷" is the best-selling album of 2017, selling 6.1 million copies, according to IFPI

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Yvonne Staples, American R&B singer (The Staple Sisters), dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Avicii [Tim Bergling], Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer (Levels, Wake Me Up, Sunshine), commits suicide at 28
  • Apr 26 Charles Neville, American vocalist and saxophonist (Neville Brothers), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79