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July 2019 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Taylor Swift named the world's highest paid entertainer by Forbes earning $185 million in 2018

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jul 29 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks

Rapper and Singer-Songwriter Lil Nas X
Rapper and Singer-Songwriter
Lil Nas X
Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, dies at 90
  • Jul 2 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", dies at 81
  • Jul 6 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • Jul 21 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), dies at 93