Events in Music in 2005

  • Feb 13 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 77th Academy Awards: "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 28 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • Mar 3 50 Cent releases his album “The Massacre” (2005 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album 2006)

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 29 "We Belong Together" single is released by Mariah Carey (Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2006, Billboard Song of the Year 2005)

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Apr 11 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

  • May 17 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 Singer Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer at 36

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • May 21 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 21 Billy Corgan releases "TheFutureEmbrace", his first solo album

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Jun 27 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Music concertMusic Concert

Jul 2 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 1 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West win

Singer Kelly Clarkson
Singer
Kelly Clarkson
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • Sep 15 "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Bilge (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 17 Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony

  • Oct 4 "All the Right Reasons", fifth studio album by Nickelback, is released
  • Nov 15 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 15 Carrie Underwood releases her debut album “Some Hearts” (2006 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best New Artist 2007)

  • Nov 17 Italy's choice of national anthem, Il Canto degli Italiani, becomes official in law for the first time, almost 60 years after it was provisionally chosen following the birth of the republic.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson win