Events in Music in 2004

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 27 "Yeah!" single released by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

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Feb 1 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

  • Feb 8 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 10 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Music releaseMusic Single

Feb 17 "If I Ain't Got You" single released by Alicia Keys (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys

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Mar 13 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 20 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Singer
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
  • Mar 23 Usher releases his 4th studio album “Confessions” (2004 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Contemporary R&B Album 2005)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 21 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
  • May 15 49th Eurovision Song Contest: Ruslana for Ukraine wins singing "Wild Dances" in Istanbul
  • May 26 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win

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Jun 23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 29 Diana DeGarmo releases her single, "Dreams"

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 29 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher">Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
  • Nov 8 "Greatest Hits" album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2005)
  • Nov 9 38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 14 31st American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow, Usher">Usher & Kenny Chesney win

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher