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February 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 2 American singer R. Kelly arrested after turning himself in on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, including with three minors

R&B Singer R. Kelly
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R. Kelly
  • Feb 3 Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa
  • Feb 6 Davido's 'Fall' becomes longest-charting Nigerian pop song in US Billboard history

Music AwardsGrammy Awards 2019

Feb 10 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves

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Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
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  • Feb 14 Singer Ryan Adams accused of sexual misconduct towards younger upcoming female singers in a report by "The New York Times"
  • Feb 22 Musician Peter Frampton announces he has a degenerative muscular disease and his next tour will be his last

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Zbigniew Penherski, Polish composer (Little Music for the End of Century), dies at 84
  • Feb 16 Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), dies at 98
  • Feb 17 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), dies of a stroke at 86 [1]
  • Feb 20 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), dies at 91
  • Feb 21 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), dies from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma at 77
  • Feb 21 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, dies from complications of a stroke at 83
  • Feb 24 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, dies at 93
  • Feb 24 Margaret Scott, South-African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), dies at 96
  • Feb 25 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), dies at 64
  • Feb 25 Hans Kox, Dutch composer (Dorian Gray; Symphony No. 4 - "Tasmanian"), and educator, dies at 88
  • Feb 27 Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), dies at 89
  • Feb 28 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, dies at 89