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December 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Spotify say Drake the most streamed star of the 2010s with 28 billion streams, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" most streamed track with 2.4 billion streams

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake
Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran
  • Dec 8 Vienna State Opera stages its first show by a female composer in 150 years - Olga Neuwirth’s opera, “Orlando”

Music releaseMusic Single

Dec 16 Mariah Carey's single "All I Want For Christmas Is You" reaches No. 1, 25 years after release

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Juice Wrld [Jarad Higgins], American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), dies of a seizure at Chicago airport at 21
  • Dec 9 Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), dies after a long illness at 61
  • Dec 12 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), dies of congestive heart failure at 83
  • Dec 12 Danny Aiello, American stage and screen actor (Moonstruck; Do the Right Thing; Broadway Danny Rose), and singer dies at 86
  • Dec 18 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), dies of cancer at 70
  • Dec 18 Kenny Lynch, English singer, dies at 81
  • Dec 25 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), dies at 84 [1]
  • Dec 26 Jerry Herman, American musical theater composer (Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles), dies at 88
  • Dec 27 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble) dies at 76
  • Dec 28 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 95