On This Day

Events in Music in 2013

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music awardsGrammy 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"

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance announce their break-up

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music releaseAlbum 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 awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (2014 Grammy Song of the Year)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Singer Blake Shelton
Country Singer
Blake Shelton
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Miranda Lambert
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Miranda Lambert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

DJ and Record Producer Avicii
DJ and Record Producer
Avicii

Music releaseTheater Premiere

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

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 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 releaseMusic 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 premierFilm Release

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

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel
Actress Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell

Music releaseAlbum Release

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