1520s in music
The decade of the 1520s in music involved some significant compositions. 7–24 June 1520: Field of the Cloth of Gold held at Balinghem. The court musical establishments of Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England were led by Jean Mouton and William Cornysh, respectively. 1521: Diet of Worms. The composer Ludwig Senfl is present. 1526: Kungliga Hovkapellet is first recorded from this year. 1520: The manuscript Capirola Lutebook is compiled from the works of Vincenzo Capirola Bernardo Pisano, Musica di messer Bernardo Pisano sopra le canzone del Petrarcha, the first printed collection of secular music by a single composer, published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Fossombrone. 1523: Pietro Aron – Thoscanello de la musica, including the first description of quarter-comma meantone, published in Venice. 1528: Pierre Attaingnant – Chansons nouvelles en musique à quatre parties, the first French music publication made using single-impression movable type, published in Paris. 1529: Martin Agricola – Musica instrumentalis deudsch, a description of the musical instruments common in Germany at the time.
1524: Gasparo Alberti – Missa de Sancto Roccho, for six voices 1525: My Lady Carey's Dompe is written for harpsichord by an unknown composer. Andrea Amati, Italian violin maker, who stands as the first of the Cremona school Christoph Fischer or Vischer, hymnist Vincenzo Galilei, lutenist who composed other music Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer of Italian madrigals March 4 – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Roman composer of sacred music March 25 – Richard Edwardes, English choral musician and poet October 4 – Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer date unknown – Thomas Whythorne, English composer probable – Jacobus Vaet, Franco-Flemish composer 1521: August 27 – Josquin des Prez, Franco-Flemish composer October 24 – Robert Fayrfax, English Renaissance composer 1522: October 30 – Jean Mouton, French composer 1523: October – William Cornysh, English composer 1524: July 31 – Sebastiano Festa, Italian composer 1525: probable – Arnolt Schlick, German organist and composer 1526: date unknown - Thomas Stoltzer, German composer 1527: June 9 – Heinrich Finck, German composer 1528: April 1 – Francisco de Peñalosa, Spanish composer
Musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs advance the plot or develop the film's characters, but in some cases, they serve as breaks in the storyline as elaborate "production numbers." The musical film was a natural development of the stage musical after the emergence of sound film technology. The biggest difference between film and stage musicals is the use of lavish background scenery and locations that would be impractical in a theater. Musical films characteristically contain elements reminiscent of theater. In a sense, the viewer becomes the diegetic audience, as the performer looks directly into the camera and performs to it; the 1930's through the early 1950's are considered to be the golden age of the musical film, when the genre's popularity was at its highest in the Western world. Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the earliest Disney animated feature film, was a musical which won an honorary Oscar for Walt Disney at the 11th Academy Awards.
Musical short films were made by Lee de Forest in 1923–24. Beginning in 1926, thousands of Vitaphone shorts were made, many featuring bands and dancers; the earliest feature-length films with synchronized sound had only a soundtrack of music and occasional sound effects that played while the actors portrayed their characters just as they did in silent films: without audible dialogue. The Jazz Singer, released in 1927 by Warner Brothers, was the first to include an audio track including non-dietetic music and diegetic music, but it had only a short sequence of spoken dialogue; this feature-length film was a musical, featuring Al Jolson singing "Dirty Hands, Dirty Face", "Toot, Tootsie", "Blue Skies", "My Mammy". Historian Scott Eyman wrote, "As the film ended and applause grew with the houselights, Sam Goldwyn's wife Frances looked around at the celebrities in the crowd, she saw'terror in all their faces', she said, as if they knew that'the game they had been playing for years was over'." Still, only isolated sequences featured "live" sound.
In 1928, Warner Brothers followed this up with another Jolson part-talkie, The Singing Fool, a blockbuster hit. Theaters scrambled to install the new sound equipment and to hire Broadway composers to write musicals for the screen; the first all-talking feature, Lights of New York, included a musical sequence in a night club. The enthusiasm of audiences was so great that in less than a year all the major studios were making sound pictures exclusively; the Broadway Melody had a show-biz plot about two sisters competing for a charming song-and-dance man. Advertised by MGM as the first "All-Talking, All-Singing, All-Dancing" feature film, it was a hit and won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1929. There was a rush by the studios to hire talent from the stage to star in lavishly filmed versions of Broadway hits; the Love Parade starred Maurice Chevalier and newcomer Jeanette MacDonald, written by Broadway veteran Guy Bolton. Warner Brothers produced the first screen operetta, The Desert Song in 1929.
They photographed a large percentage of the film in Technicolor. This was followed by the first all-color, all-talking musical feature, entitled On with the Show; the most popular film of 1929 was the second all-color, all-talking feature, entitled Gold Diggers of Broadway. This film broke all box office records and remained the highest-grossing film produced until 1939; the market became flooded with musicals and operettas. The following all-color musicals were produced in 1929 and 1930 alone: The Show of Shows, The Vagabond King, Follow Thru, Bright Lights, Golden Dawn, Hold Everything, The Rogue Song, Song of the Flame, Song of the West, Sweet Kitty Bellairs, Under a Texas Moon, Bride of the Regiment, Whoopee!, King of Jazz, Viennese Nights, Kiss Me Again. In addition, there were scores of musical features released with color sequences. Hollywood released more than 100 musical films in 1930, but only 14 in 1931. By late 1930, audiences had been oversaturated with musicals and studios were forced to cut the music from films that were being released.
For example, Life of the Party was produced as an all-color, all-talking musical comedy. Before it was released, the songs were cut out; the same thing happened to Fifty Million Frenchmen and Manhattan Parade both of, filmed in Technicolor. Marlene Dietrich sang songs in her films, Rodgers and Hart wrote a few well-received films, but their popularity waned by 1932; the public had come to associate color with musicals and thus the decline in their popularity resulted in a decline in color productions. The taste in musicals revived again in 1933 when director Busby Berkeley began to enhance the traditional dance number with ideas drawn from the drill precision he had experienced as a soldier during World War I. In films such as 42nd Street and Gold Diggers of 1933, Berkeley choreographed a number of films in his unique style. Berkeley's numbers begin on a stage but transcend the limitations of theatrical space: his ingenious routines, involving human bodies forming patterns like a kaleidoscope, could never fit onto a real stage and the intended perspective is viewing from straight above.
Musical stars such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers were among the most popular and highly
1950s in music
For music from a year in the 1950s, go to 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1950s. Various genre in the First World and roll, doo-wop, swing and blues, Country music and jazz music dominated and defined the decade's music. Rock and roll dominated popular music in the mid 1950s and late 1950s, spread to much of the rest of the world, its immediate origins lay in a mixing together of various black musical genres of the time, including rhythm and blues and gospel music. In 1951, Ohio disc jockey Alan Freed began playing rhythm and blues music for a multi-racial audience, is credited with first using the phrase "rock and roll" to describe the music; the 1950s saw the growth in popularity of the electric guitar. Paul's hit records like "How High the Moon", "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise", helped lead to the development of a rock and roll style of playing of such exponents as Chuck Berry, Link Wray, Scotty Moore.
Chuck Berry, considered to be one of the pioneers of Rock and roll music and developed the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, focusing on teen life and introducing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music. A decade earlier, Sister Rosetta Tharpe fused gospel and blues, inventing rock ‘n roll electric guitar by developing sophisticated phrasing and licks that served as the basis for the iconic rock guitar style of the 1950s and beyond. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and His Comets, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Joe Turner, Gene Vincent released the initial rhythm and blues-influenced early rock and roll hits. Rock and roll forerunners in the popular music field included Johnnie Ray, The Crew-Cuts, The Fontane Sisters, Les Paul and Mary Ford; the Rock and Roll Era is dated from the March 25, 1955 premiere of the motion picture, "The Blackboard Jungle". This film’s use of Bill Haley and His Comets' " Rock Around the Clock" during the opening credits caused a national sensation when teenagers started dancing in the aisles.
Pat Boone became one of the most successful artists of the 50s with his Pop-influenced "covers" of R&B hits like "Two Hearts, Two Kisses", "Ain't That a Shame", "At My Front Door". Boone got his fame by covering black R&B hits, his cover versions of the original artists outsold the originals. Boone removed the raw feel of the original versions and replaced it with his own voice making it safer and appropriate for mainstream pop radio stations at the time. Boone will find success by ballads and less by R&B covers because R&B covers were declining due to the fact that most people at the time were preferring the originals. Boone's traditional pop approach to rock and roll, coupled with his All-American, clean-cut image helped bring the new sound to a much wider audience. Elvis Presley, who began his career in the mid-1950s, was the most successful artist of the popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances, motion pictures, chart-topping records. Elvis brought rock and roll into the mainstream of popular culture.
Elvis popularized the four-man group and brought the guitar to become the lead instrument in rock music. Presley popularized rockabilly, a genre that combined country with rhythm and blues which some claimed it was a new sound; some claimed that Presley invented the genre by combining country with blues. Elvis became the biggest pop craze since Frank Sinatra, his energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial during that period. Presley's massive success brought rock and roll into the mainstream and made it easier for African-American musicians to achieve mainstream success on the pop charts. Boone and Presley's styles/images represented opposite ends of the burgeoning musical form, Boone was known as being safe while Presley was known as being dangerous, which competed with one another throughout the remainder of the decade. In 1957, a popular television show featuring rock and roll performers, American Bandstand, went national.
Hosted by Dick Clark, the program helped to popularize the more clean-cut, All-American brand of rock and roll. By the end of the decade, teen idols like Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Rydell, Connie Francis, Fabian Forte were topping the charts; some commentators have perceived this as the decline of roll. On the other side of the spectrum, R&B-influenced acts like The Crows, The Penguins, The El Dorados and The Turbans all scored major hits, groups like The Platters, with songs including "The Great Pretender", The Coasters with humorous songs like "Yakety Yak", ranked among the most successful rock and roll acts of the period. Rock and roll has been seen as leading to a number of distinct subgenres, including rockabilly in the 1950s, combining rock and roll with "hillbilly" country music, played and recorded in the mid-1950s by white singers such as Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and with the greatest commercial success, Elvis Presley.
Another subgenre, Doo Wop, entered the pop charts in the 1950s. Its popularity would spawn the parody "Who Put the Bomp". Novelty songs, long a music indu
1990s in music
For music from a year in the 1990s, go to 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 Popular music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance-pop trends which had emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, hip hop grew and continued to be successful in the decade, with the continuation of the genre's golden age. Aside from rap, contemporary R&B and urban music in general remained popular throughout the decade. To the 1980s, rock music was very popular in the 1990s, unlike the new wave and glam metal-dominated scene of the time, Britpop, industrial rock and other alternative rock music emerged and took over as the most popular of the decade, as well as punk rock, ska punk and nu metal, amongst others, which attained a high level of success at different points throughout the years. Electronic music, which had risen in popularity in the 1980s, grew popular in the 1990s. In Europe, Techno and Reggae music were successful, while finding some international success; the decade featured the rise of contemporary country music as a major genre, which had started in the 1980s.
The 1990s saw a resurgence of older styles in new contexts, including third wave ska and swing revival, both of which featured a fusion of horn-based music with rock music elements. Reflecting on the decade's musical developments in Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the'90s, music critic Robert Christgau said the 1990s were "richly chaotic, unknowable", "highly subject to vagaries of individual preference", yet "conducive to some manageable degree of general comprehension and enjoyment by any rock and roller." With the breakthrough of bands such as Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became commercially successful during the 1990s. By the start of the 1990s, the music industry was enticed by alternative rock's commercial possibilities and major labels courted bands including Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Jane's Addiction, Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana. In particular, R. E. M.'s success had become a blueprint for many alternative bands in the late 1980s and 1990s to follow.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers became an important band in the rise of alternative rock with their album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Combining funk rock with more conventional rock music, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were able to achieve mainstream success, culminating with the release of their 1999 album Californication. Oasis was a massively popular Britpop band at the forefront of alternative rock. From their release of "Definitely Maybe" in 1994, through to "What's the Story Morning Glory?" in 1995, Oasis enjoyed international success throughout the 1990s. These albums included hugely popular songs such as Slide Away and Don't Look Back in Anger. Wonderwall peaked at number 2 in the UK Singles charts, number 8 in the US Billboard 100; some of the top mainstream American alternative rock bands of the 1990s included Hootie and The Blowfish, Collective Soul, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Green Day, The Offspring, Matchbox Twenty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soul Asylum, Liz Phair, The Lemonheads, R.
E. M. Soundgarden, Counting Crows, Spin Doctors, dc Talk, Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, The Smashing Pumpkins, 4 Non Blondes, The Breeders, Foo Fighters, Sublime, No Doubt, Cake, Blind Melon, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam; these bands were variously influenced by ska, pop and many other musical genres. During the early 90s a new style of alternative music emerged, which combined elements of alternative rock with heavy metal; this new genre, dubbed "alternative metal", is considered a precursor to the nu metal movement of the late 90s. This style was typified by bands such as Tool and Jane's Addiction. Other bands including Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine blended funk & hip hop elements, creating subgenres of this style such as funk metal and rap metal. A subgenre of alternative rock, grunge bands were massively popular during the early 1990s. Grunge music, its associated subculture, was born out of the Pacific Northwest American states of Washington and Oregon in the 1980s.
Artists such as Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam brought alternative rock to popularity in 1991. However, many bands were uncomfortable with their success, were suspicious of the grunge label. Nirvana and their grunge contemporaries, such as Pearl Jam, delivered a more direct, less polished rock sound. Pearl Jam released its debut album, Ten, a month before Nevermind in 1991, but sales only picked up a year later. By the second half of 1992, Ten became a breakthrough success, being certified gold and reaching number two on the Billboard 200 album chart. Pearl Jam were famous for their fusion of riff-heavy stadium rock with the grit and anger of post-punk and grunge. During the mid-1990s, many grunge bands became less visible; the death of Kurt Cobain in early 1994, as well as the touring problems for Pearl Jam, marked the decline of the genre. At the same time as the original grunge ban
1500s in music
The first decade of the 16th century marked the creation of some significant compositions. These were to become some of the most famous compositions of the century. 1501: April 28 – Bartolomeo Tromboncino receives a terrible letter of reference from Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, after abandoning his position at the Mantua court without permission for the second time. May – Francisco de Peñalosa receives an increase in salary to 30,000 maravedis, the maximum paid to a singer-chaplain in the royal chapel of Ferdinand II of Aragon. June 1 – Antoine Brumel is hired as a singer at the court of Philibert II, Duke of Savoy at Chambéry. September – Jean Mouton begins a short tenure at the collegiate church of St André in Grenoble, teaching plainchant and polyphony to choirboys. October 16 – Nikolaus Decius matriculates at Leipzig University exact date unknown – Robert Fayrfax graduates with a MusB at Cambridge University. 1502: June 1 – Antoine de Longueval joins the chapel of Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, at a salary half again higher than any other singer.
Exact date unknown – Adam of Fulda matriculates at the newly founded University of Wittenberg 1503: Pierre de la Rue, Alexander Agricola and Henry Bredemers travel to Heidelberg with the Habsburg court, where they most meet Arnolt Schlick. April 1503: Josquin des Prez leaves France and is employed by Ercole d'Este I in Ferrara. 1504: May 3 – Josquin des Prez arrives in Condé-sur-l'Escaut to assume the post of Provost of the collegiate church of Notre Dame vacated by Pierre Duwez. Jacob Obrecht succeeds Josquin des Prez as maestro di capella in Ferrara. June 1505: After the death of Ercole d'Este and the succession of Alfonso I as Duke of Ferrara, Obrecht finds himself unemployed, but before he can secure another post, contracts the plague and dies scarcely a month after his employer. 1506: June 5 – Heinrich Glarean begins his studies at the University of Cologne. June 19 – On the recommendation of Emperor Maximilian I, Hans Buchner is appointed organist of the cathedral of Konstanz. Exact date unknown – Antoine Brumel settles in Ferrara, replacing Jacob Obrecht at Alfonso I's court.
1507: Paul Hofhaimer settles in Augsburg, where he could be closer to Roman emperor Maximilian I whom he served as organist. 1501: Harmonice musices odhecaton A, the first printed collection of polyphonic music, published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice. It was followed by two more volumes, in 1502 and 1503. 1502: Josquin des Prez – Misse Josquin, published by Ottaviano Petrucci, including the Missa L'homme armé super voces musicales 1507: Francesco Spinacino – Intabolatura de lauto, the earliest known publication of lute music 1508: Joan Ambrosio Dalza – Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto 1501: Loyset Compère – Gaude prole regia/Sancta Catharina, ceremonial motet for five voices, written for the reception of Duke Philip the Fair, in his capacity of Governor of the Netherlands, in Paris on November 25. 1502: Josquin des Prez – Salve regina, for five voices. 1503–04: Josquin des Prez Miserere mei Deus, for five voices Virgo salutiferi 1504: August – Bartolomeo Tromboncino, "Sì è debile il filo", the earliest known setting of a Petrarchan canzone.
1507: Heinrich Isaac – Virgo prudentissima, motet for six voices 1500: November 1, Benvenuto Cellini and recorder player, best known as a goldsmith and sculptor 1502: July 27, Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer c. 1505 Thomas Tallis, English composer Christopher Tye, English composer and organist c. 1507: Jacques Arcadelt, Franco-Flemish composer 1501: February 17 – Stephan Plannck, German music printer active in Italy 1505 Adam of Fulda, German composer and theoretician, plague July Jacob Obrecht, Flemish composer, plague 1506: May 2 Johannes von Soest, German composer August 15 Alexander Agricola, Flemish composer, plague 1507: late February – Francisco de la Torre, Spanish composer plague
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew on the genres of blues and blues, from country music. Rock music drew on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, incorporated influences from jazz and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar as part of a rock group with electric bass and one or more singers. Rock is song-based music with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become diverse. Like pop music, lyrics stress romantic love but address a wide variety of other themes that are social or political. By the late 1960s "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, southern rock, raga rock, jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, influenced by the countercultural psychedelic and hippie scene.
New genres that emerged included progressive rock. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted by producing stripped-down, energetic social and political critiques. Punk was an influence in the 1980s on new wave, post-punk and alternative rock. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break into the mainstream in the form of grunge and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, electronic rock, rap rock, rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and techno-pop revivals at the beginning of the 2000s. Rock music has embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major subcultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. 1970s punk culture spawned the goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race and drug use, is seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.
The sound of rock is traditionally centered on the amplified electric guitar, which emerged in its modern form in the 1950s with the popularity of rock and roll. It was influenced by the sounds of electric blues guitarists; the sound of an electric guitar in rock music is supported by an electric bass guitar, which pioneered in jazz music in the same era, percussion produced from a drum kit that combines drums and cymbals. This trio of instruments has been complemented by the inclusion of other instruments keyboards such as the piano, the Hammond organ, the synthesizer; the basic rock instrumentation was derived from the basic blues band instrumentation. A group of musicians performing rock music is termed as a rock group. Furthermore, it consists of between three and five members. Classically, a rock band takes the form of a quartet whose members cover one or more roles, including vocalist, lead guitarist, rhythm guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboard player or other instrumentalist. Rock music is traditionally built on a foundation of simple unsyncopated rhythms in a 4/4 meter, with a repetitive snare drum back beat on beats two and four.
Melodies originate from older musical modes such as the Dorian and Mixolydian, as well as major and minor modes. Harmonies range from the common triad to parallel perfect fourths and fifths and dissonant harmonic progressions. Since the late 1950s and from the mid 1960s onwards, rock music used the verse-chorus structure derived from blues and folk music, but there has been considerable variation from this model. Critics have stressed the eclecticism and stylistic diversity of rock; because of its complex history and its tendency to borrow from other musical and cultural forms, it has been argued that "it is impossible to bind rock music to a rigidly delineated musical definition." Unlike many earlier styles of popular music, rock lyrics have dealt with a wide range of themes, including romantic love, rebellion against "The Establishment", social concerns, life styles. These themes were inherited from a variety of sources such as the Tin Pan Alley pop tradition, folk music, rhythm and blues.
Music journalist Robert Christgau characterizes rock lyrics as a "cool medium" with simple diction and repeated refrains, asserts that rock's primary "function" "pertains to music, or, more noise." The predominance of white and middle class musicians in rock music has been noted, rock has been seen as an appropriation of black musical forms for a young and male audience. As a result, it has been seen to articulate the concerns of this group in both style and lyrics. Christgau, writing in 1972, said in spite of some exceptions, "rock and roll implies an identification of male sexuality and aggression". Since the term "rock" started being used in preference to "rock and roll" from the late-1960s, it has been contrasted with pop music, with which it has shared many characteristics, but from wh
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Notable releases: Katy Perry’s Witness Taylor Swift's Reputation Imagine Dragons's Evolve Jay Z's 4:44 Linkin Park's One More Light Sepultura's Machine Messiah The xx's I See You Sam Smith's The Thrill of It All Demi Lovato's Tell Me You Love Me Dua Lipa's self-titled debut album Sampha's Process Ed Sheeran's ÷ Lorde's Melodrama Pasek and Paul's soundtrack to the 20th Century Fox musical film The Greatest Showman Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. Rag'n'Bone Man's Human SZA's Ctrl Drake's More Life Smino's blkswn Tyler, The Creator's Flower Boy BROCKHAMPTON's Saturation, Saturation II, Saturation III A Boogie wit da Hoodie's The Bigger Artist Father John Misty's Pure Comedy Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, remixing with Justin Bieber release the record breaking hit single Despacito. 2016 in music, 2016 in American music, 2016 in Asian music, 2016 in Brazilian music,2016 in British music, 2016 in Canadian music, 2016 in Chinese music, 2016 in Danish music, 2016 in European music, 2016 in Finnish music, 2016 in French music, 2016 in German music, 2016 in Icelandic music, 2016 in Indian music, 2016 in Irish music, 2016 in Japanese music, 2016 in Malaysian music, 2016 in Norwegian music, 2016 in Philippine music, 2016 in Scandinavian music, 2016 in South Korean music, 2016 in Swedish music, 2016 in Vietnamese music Deaths of Juan Gabriel, Paul Bley, Pierre Boulez, Elizabeth Swados, David Bowie, Paul Kantner, Glenn Frey, Leif Solberg, Harald Devold, George Martin, Naná Vasconcelos, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Christina Grimmie, Glenn Yarbrough, Dan Hicks, Maurice White, Pete Burns, John Berry, Prince, Oscar Brand, Mose Allison, Nick Menza, the members of Viola Beach, Fred Hellerman, Leonard Cohen, Leon Russell, Sharon Jones, Phife Dawg, Greg Lake and George Michael Notable releases: David Bowie's Blackstar Chance the Rapper's Coloring Book Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker Tord Gustavsen's What Was Said Jon Balke's Warp Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Suede's Night Thoughts Britney Spears' Glory A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It from Here...
Thank You 4 Your Service Justin Timberlake's record breaking single Can't Stop the Feeling Nick Jonas's Last Year Was Complicated Bruno Mars's 24K Magic Post Malone's Stoney Green Day's Revolution Radio Blink-182's California Lady Gaga's Joanne Beyoncé's Lemonade Rihanna's Anti Tove Lo's Lady Wood The Weeknd's Starboy Avenged Sevenfold's The Stage Metal Church's XI Metallica's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct Megadeth's Dystopia Anthrax's For All Kings Testament's Brotherhood of the Snake Bon Jovi's This House Is Not for Sale Kanye West's The Life of Pablo Kendrick Lamar's Untitled Unmastered Childish Gambino's "Awaken, My Love!" Kings of Leon's Walls Frank Ocean's Blonde Jackie Evancho's Someday at Christmas 2015 in music, 2015 in American music, 2015 in Australian music, 2015 in British music, 2015 in Canadian music, 2015 in Danish music, 2015 in European music, 2015 in Finnish music, 2015 in Icelandic music, 2015 in Indian music, 2015 in Irish music, 2015 in Japanese music, 2015 in Philippine music, 2015 in South Korean music, 2015 in Norwegian music, 2015 in Swedish music Deaths of Lemmy, Clark Terry, Erik Amundsen, Rod McKuen, John Eaton, Lesley Gore, Percy Sledge, Ben E. King, B.
B. King, Jean Ritchie, Ronnie Gilbert, Ornette Coleman, Theodore Bikel, Bob Johnston, Kurt Masur, Nora Brockstedt