On This Day

Events in Music in 2010

  • Jan 31 52nd Grammy Awards: "Use Somebody", Zac Brown Band win

Hall of Fame

Mar 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: ABBA; Genesis; Jimmy Cliff; The Hollies; The Stooges; David Geffen; Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil; Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry; Jesse Stone; Mort Shuman; and Otis Blackwell

Music History

Mar 24 The World Health Organization appoints Craig David as a Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis Day

Music History

May 1 Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

Pro Wrestling

May 10 Flavor Flav guest hosts the wrestling show WWE Raw

Music Concert

May 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Debbie Harry, Lady Gaga, Shirley Bassey, Nile Rodgers and Chic

Music Single

May 28 "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" single released by Alicia Keys (Billboard Song of the Year, 2010)

  • May 29 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • Jun 9 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban win

Album Release

Jun 18 "Recovery" 7th studio album by Eminem is released (best selling album worldwide 2010)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline; other performers include Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg; Shakira, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Pet Shop Boys

Album Release

Jul 6 Brandon Boyd announces the release of his debut solo album, "The Wild Trapeze"

Music History

Jul 23 One Direction is formed during the X Factor show as Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson join together

Film Release

Sep 17 Documentary film "Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?" released theatrically

Film Premiere

Sep 24 "The Social Network" directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake premieres at the New York Film Festival

Farm Aid Concert

Oct 2 Farm Aid 23 held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Jeff Tweedy, Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Amos Lee, The BoDeans, and Jamey Johnson

Album Release

Oct 25 "Speak Now" 3rd studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2011)

Music History

Nov 10 Alan Menken, famous Disney composer, receives the 2,442nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Nov 13 Australian rock band Powderfinger, perform their last concert at the Brisbane River Stage

Film Premiere

Nov 14 Disney's 3-D computer-animated musical adventure film "Tangled" premieres at El Capitan Theatre, loosely based on the German fairy tale "Rapunzel" by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Album Release

Nov 22 Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records release American rapper and producer Kanye West's 5th studio album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

Album Release

Nov 22 Trinidadian-born American rapper Nicki Minaj's debut album "Pink Friday" released

  • Nov 28 24th Soul Train Music Awards: Ron Isley, Anita Baker win

Music Single

Nov 29 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)