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  • Feb 5 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 22 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Mar 21 Singer Wyclef Jean wrongly identified as a suspect, handcuffed and detained by LA county sheriff’s department

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Apr 1 Bob Dylan receives his Nobel Prize for Literature at a private ceremony in Stockholm

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 7 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Pearl Jam

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

AgreementAgreement of Interest

May 1 Billy Corgan agrees to purchase the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 12 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
  • May 13 62nd Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins singing "Amar Pelos Dois"

Music concertMusic Concert

May 22 Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John reveals her breast cancer has returned after 25 years

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • Jun 4 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry
  • Jun 6 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service
  • Jun 11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical, "Oslo" best play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Singer Justin Bieber barred from performing in China by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture citing his "bad behavior"

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
  • Aug 3 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Taylor Swift testifies that DJ David Mueller groped her in court in Denver, Colorado

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Lady Gaga confirms her battlle with chronic illness fibromyalgia

Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Selena Gomez reveals she had a kidney transplant, because of lupus, donated by her friend Francia Rais

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 18 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elizabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover win

Actor, Musician and Director Donald Glover
Actor, Musician and Director
Donald Glover
  • Oct 4 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"
  • Oct 7 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and must pay $413,000 for use of the sing “Eminem Esque”

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • Nov 7 Opera soprano Audrey Luna sings highest-ever note at Met Opera in New York, A above high C
  • Nov 15 Country singer Blake Shelton wins People Magazine's sexiest man alive award
  • Dec 4 New York's Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor James Levine after allegations of sexual misconduct
  • Dec 9 Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 9 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" directed by Rian Johnson, starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver premieres in Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" takes more than $450m worldwide in its opening weekend, 2nd largest opening in North America ($220m)

Composer John Williams
Composer
John Williams
  • Dec 20 Lady Gaga signs Las Vegas residency deal for $75m at MGM Park Theatre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Singer Lorde called a bigot in ad in Washington Post after cancelling show in Israel

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde