2016 Music News
The 1997 GMC Suburban that the
was shot is being auctioned for $1.5 million.
The previous week it was announced the BMW
was shot is being auctioned for the same price.
City of Stars
La La Land
won the Oscar for "Best Original Song" at the 89th Academy Awards.
(Which also kept
from completing an EGOT for the also nominated
How Far I'll Go
announced she will not be headlining this year's Coachella Festival.
Her doctor recommended she stay home due to her pregnancy.
inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year,
becoming the first rapper to be inducted.
one-time drummer and
one of Hip-Hop's most sampled drummers, passed away at the age of 73.
Brown's 1970 single for
was sampled over 1,000 times, including
Fight the Power,
F*ck tha Police,
LL Cool J's
Mama Said Knock You Out,
(In Memoriam: April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017)
was this year's big winner at the
The 2017 Grammy Awards.
She took home "Album of the Year" and "Best Pop Vocal Album" for
won "Record of the Year", "Song of the Year", and "Best Pop Solo Performance".
Other winners included:
• Chance The Rapper
for "Best New Artist", "Best Rap Album", and "Best Rap Performance"
• Stressed Out by
Twenty One Pilots
for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance"
Don't Let Me Down by
The Chainsmokers (feat. Daya)
for "Best Dance Recording"
for "Best Urban Contemporary Album"
• Humble and Kind by
for Best Country Song
And David Bowie
won "Best Rock Song", "Best Rock Performance", and "Best Alternative Music Album" posthumously for
Mary Tyler Moore
(of the iconic Mary Tyler Moore Show)
passed away at the age of 80
from cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by pneumonia after having been placed on a respirator the previous week.
(In Memoriam: December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)
is being sued for $20 million dollars by the estate of the late Messy Mya (Anthony Barre) for
allegedly using two of her lines at the beginning of
was sentenced to 3 years probation for punching an off-duty cop during a pickup basketball game.
The charges were finally settled from the June 2015 incident.
Carrie Underwood and
will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards this February 12th.
The nominees for Album of the Year are:
Adele for 25,
Beyoncé for Lemonade,
Drake for Views,
Justin Bieber for Purpose,
for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.
And for Song of the Year:
I Took a Pill In Ibiza
by Mike Posner ,
by Lukas Graham ,
by Justin Bieber
Bonnaroo announced its lineup. The headliners are
U2 (as part of their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour),
Red Hot Chili Peppers,
The Weeknd and
Chance the Rapper.
The music festival will take place June 8th-11th in Manchester, TN.
City of Stars
La La Land
won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The other nominees were:
• Can't Stop The Feeling
by Justin Timberlake
from the movie Gold.
by Stevie Wonder
and Ariana Grande
and How Far I'll Go
by Auli'i Cravalho
announced in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their 1987 album
The Joshua Tree, they will launch
an international tour from May to August where they play the album in it's entirety.
Kendrick Lamar and
will headline Coachella this year. Coachella 2017 takes place the weekends of April 14th and April 21st.
was arrested after refusing to leave the stage at the Big Show in Detroit.
After he went over his set time, security tried to get him off the stage.
He starting dismantling and throwing stage equipment, hitting one police officer in the head in the process.
Police arrested him for malicious destruction of property and for resisting and obstructing arrest.