June 2018 in Music

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 5 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

  • Jun 11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

Jun 14 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 16 Beyoncé and Jay-Z release their joint album "Everything is Love"

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 29 Drake releases his fifth studio album "Scorpion", a double album with 25 tracks

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Jun 3 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), dies of complications of diabetes at 88
  • Jun 8 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, dies at 95
  • Jun 12 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), dies at 73

Person of interestXXXTentacion

Jun 18 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot during a robbery at 20

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion
  • Jun 22 Vinnie Paul [Vincent Abbott], American heavy metal drummer (Pantera), dies of a heart condition at 54
  • Jun 25 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), dies at 81
  • Jun 29 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85