On This Day

Events in Music in 2006

  • Jan 9 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Film release premierFilm Release

Jan 20 TV movie "High School Musical" released starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens, becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 8 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend wins

Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend

OlympicsOlympic Games

Feb 10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 10 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

  • May 20 51st Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi for Finland wins singing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens
  • May 23 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Keith Urban win

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 13 UK singer-songwriter Lily Allen releases her debut album "Alright, Still" (Grammy nominee Best Alternative Music Album)

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Jul 30 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Aug 31 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

  • Sep 18 "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 26 Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 23 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

  • Nov 6 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins
  • Nov 21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win
  • Nov 21 Daughtry release their debut album “Daughtry” (2007 Billboard Album of the Year, American Music Awards Favorite Pop-Rock Album 2007)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 21 "Kingdom Come" 9th studio album by Jay-Z is released

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush