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December 2018 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 1 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019)

Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and Singer
Hailee Steinfeld

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Singer Nick Jonas (26) and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Actor Priyanka Chopra
Actor
Priyanka Chopra
Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) marries actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Pete Shelley [Peter McNeish], English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Buzzcocks "Going Steady"), dies at 63
  • Dec 6 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, dies at 94
  • Dec 6 John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), dies at 84
  • Dec 13 Nancy Wilson, American jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love), dies at 81
  • Dec 14 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Dec 17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, dies at 83
  • Dec 23 Honey Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), dies at 75
  • Dec 26 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer and actress, dies at 99
  • Dec 26 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), dies at 83
  • Dec 28 Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr Hook), dies at 81
  • Dec 30 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, dies at 88
  • Dec 31 Dean Ford (Thomas McAleese), Scottish singer-songwriter (Marmalade), dies from complications relating to Parkinson's disease at 72