Events in Music in 2009

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 26 "Blame It (On the Alcohol)" single released by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain (Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • Jan 26 "I Run to You" single by Lady Antebellum is released (Grammy Award Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal 2009, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)

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Feb 2 "RuPaul's Drag Race" hosted by RuPaul premieres on Logo TV

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 8 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter" by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Rock Vocalist Robert Plant
Rock Vocalist
Robert Plant
Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

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Feb 8 Singer Rihanna cancels appearance at the Grammys after being assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown

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Mar 10 Billy Corgan testifies in front of Congress, on behalf of the musicFIRST Coalition, in support of H.R. 848, the Performance Rights Act

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Mar 31 "Boom Boom Pow" single released by The Black Eyed Peas (Grammy Award for Best Music Video 2010, Billboard Song of the Year 2009)
  • Apr 4 Eminem Inducts Run-DMC Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 5 44th Academy of Country Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley win

  • May 16 54th Eurovision Song Contest: Alexander Rybak for Norway wins singing "Fairytale" in Moscow
  • Jun 7 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 17 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

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Jul 13 "She Wolf", the lead single from Shakira's eighth album, premieres

Singer Shakira
Singer
Shakira

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 7 “Tik Tok” single released by Kesha (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

Singer-Songwriter Kesha
Singer-Songwriter
Kesha
  • Aug 11 "Need You Now" album released by Lady Antebellum (Billboard Album of the Year 2010)
  • Aug 24 "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)
  • Sep 13 26th MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift & T.I. f/ Rihanna win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 22 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 3 23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 11 43rd Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins
  • Nov 22 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win
  • Nov 23 Susan Boyle releases her debut album “I Dreamed a Dream” (biggest selling album worldwide 2009, 2010 Billboard Album of the Year)