On This Day

September 2018 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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Sep 1 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

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Sep 7 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B

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Sep 7 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze"

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

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Sep 10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Sep 22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

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Sep 29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 2 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), dies from a brain tumor at 58
  • Sep 7 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • Sep 16 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • Sep 27 Marty Balin [Buchwald], American singer (Jefferson Airplane/Starship), dies at 76
  • Sep 29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), dies from complications from an earlier stroke at 83