July 2018 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 2 Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years
  • Jul 3 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • Jul 5 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books

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Jul 10 Drake surpasses The Beatles record of most singles in Billboard Hot One 100 with seven against their five from his album "Scorpion"

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake

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Jul 18 Cliff Richard wins privacy case against the BBC, for reporting he was being investigated over historic child sexual assaults

  • Jul 19 Duck boot sinks in Table Rock Lake, Missouri, drowning 17 people
  • Jul 24 Singer Demi Lovato is hospitalized after a drug overdose in Los Angeles

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Jul 26 Sir Paul McCartney performs a secret gig at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, where the Beatles began

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Jul 31 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," dies at 92
  • Jul 3 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Richard Swift, American singer and songwriter, dies at 41
  • Jul 8 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), dies of complications of deep vein thrombosis at 86
  • Jul 8 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Alan Johnson, American 3-time Emmy Award winning choreographer (Springtime for Hitler, West Side Story), dies at 81