On This Day

Events in Music in 2013

Music History

Jan 18 Former Incubus singer Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

  • Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte); "We Are Young" (fun); and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win

Grammy Awards

Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Album Release

Mar 15 Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year)

Music History

Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance announce their break-up

Music Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

Hall of Fame

Apr 18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Heart; Albert King; Randy Newman; Public Enemy; Rush; Donna Summer; Quincy Jones; and Lou Adler

Music History

Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Music History

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Album Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo

Music Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Music Single

Jun 3 New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

Music Awards

Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton win

Music History

Jun 17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

Theater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

  • Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright

Music History

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Album Release

Jul 19 Selena Gomez releases her debut solo studio album "Stars Dance"

  • Aug 13 "Crash My Party" 4th studio album by Luke Bryan is released (Billboard Album of the Year 2014)

Film Premiere

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 21 Farm Aid held in Saratoga Springs, New York; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Pete Seeger, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Sasha Dobson, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, and Insects vs Robots

  • Sep 27 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"
  • Oct 4 German singer Helene Fischer releases "Farbenspiel", most successful album ever by a German female artist, over 2.4 million sold
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Music Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

  • Nov 24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win
  • Nov 25 Disney release “Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” (Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 2015, 2014 Billboard Album of the Year)

Film Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Album Release

Dec 13 "Beyoncé" 5th studio album by Beyoncé is released