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  • Jan 9 "Time is Love" single released by Josh Turner (Billboard Song of the Year 2012)

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jan 31 Leonard Cohen releases his album "Old Ideas", becomes No.1 in 10 countries

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Feb 12 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 1 47th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Apr 9 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 14 Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Adam Yauch too ill to attend

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 15 Hologram of late rapper Tupac features on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella music festival

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 20 20th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
  • May 26 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 6 46th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins

  • Aug 6 "Cruise" single released by Florida Georgia Line (Billboard Song of the Year 2013)
  • Aug 27 "Thrift Shop" single is released by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Billboard Song of the Year 2013, Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song 2014)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 6 29th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown win

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Singer Chris Brown
Singer
Chris Brown
Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
  • Oct 22 "Red" 4th studio album by Taylor Swift is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2012/2013)
  • Nov 1 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 18 39th American Music Awards: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 25 26th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Beyoncé win