On This Day

Events in Music in September 2018

Music History

Sep 1 Aretha Franklin's funeral held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Bill Clinton with procession of 140 pink Cadillacs

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Music History

Sep 1 Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologises for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service

Singer Ariana Grande
Singer
Ariana Grande
Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin

Music History

Sep 7 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B

Music History

Sep 7 Eminem breaks 36-year UK chart record for consecutive No. 1 albums with "Kamikaze"

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

Music History

Sep 10 John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice win Emmys for "Jesus Christ Superstar", making them all EGOT winners, Legend is the first black male winner

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
Singer-Songwriter
John Legend

Appointment of Interest

Sep 22 Singer Rihanna is appointed as an ambassador for Barbados

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna

Farm Aid Concert

Sep 22 Farm Aid held in Hartford, Connecticut; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Margo Price

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp
Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
Singer Songwriter Kacey Musgraves
Singer Songwriter
Kacey Musgraves

Music History

Sep 29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West