2007 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2007.

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Bands formed[edit]

Returning performers[edit]

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Albums released[edit]

Best-selling albums globally[edit]

The best-selling records in 2007 according to IFPI:[22]

Position Album Title Artist
1 The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne
2 Carnival Ride Carrie Underwood
3 Back to Black Amy Winehouse
4 Noël Josh Groban
5 Long Road Out of Eden The Eagles
6 Minutes to Midnight Linkin Park
7 As I Am Alicia Keys
8 Call Me Irresponsible Michael Bublé
9 Life in Cartoon Motion Mika
10 Not Too Late Norah Jones

Best selling albums in the USA[edit]

Billboard's Top Sellers 2007.[23]

Position Album Title Artist
1 Daughtry Daughtry
2 Konvicted Akon
3 The Dutchess Fergie
4 Hannah Montana Various Artists
5 Some Hearts Carrie Underwood
6 All the Right Reasons Nickelback
7 FutureSex/LoveSounds Justin Timberlake
8 High School Musical 2 Various Artists
9 Now 23 Various Artists
10 Minutes to Midnight Linkin Park
11 B'Day Beyoncé
12 Graduation Kanye West
13 Me and My Gang Rascal Flatts
14 Love The Beatles
15 The Sweet Escape Gwen Stefani
16 Hannah Montana 2 Various Artists
17 Awake Josh Groban
18 Not Too Late Norah Jones
19 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
20 Kingdom Come Jay-Z

Top Hits on record[edit]

Singles which have ranked within Top 20 within the Billboard Hot 100 Hits

Other international hits[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Instrumental works[edit]

Electronic music[edit]

Vocal music with electronic music[edit]

Instrumental music with electronic music[edit]

  • Keith KirchoffThe Adventures of Norby, for piano and electronics
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen
    • Havona, for bass voice and electronic music
    • Orvonton, for baritone and electronic music
    • Uversa, for basset-horn and electronic music
    • Nebadon, for horn and electronic music
    • Jerusem, for tenor and electronic music
    • Urantia, for soprano and electronic music
    • Edentia, for soprano saxophone and electronic music
    • Paradies (Paradise), for flute and electronic music

Opera[edit]

Ballet[edit]

Musical film[edit]

  • Hairspray – an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, itself adapted from John Waters' 1988 comedy film. It was released July 20, 2007.
  • Across the Universe a musical which tells a love story during war times, using adapted versions of music from The Beatles. It was widely released October 12, 2007.

Musical theater[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Police reunion?, Sputnikmusic, March 1, 2006
  2. ^ Rumors swirl about possible Police reunion, MSNBC. Retrieved January 11, 2006
  3. ^ Police reunite to open Grammy awards, Inthenews. Retrieved February 1, 2007.
  4. ^ "Brand new Circle Jerks song streaming". Punknews.org. February 28, 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2007. Retrieved March 1, 2007. 
  5. ^ http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=68048
  6. ^ "Matchbook Romance (1997–2007)". Punknews.org. March 12, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Bad Religion to release "New Maps Of Hell" on July 10th ". Pitchfork Media. March 16, 2007. Archived from the original on March 19, 2007. Retrieved March 16, 2007. 
  8. ^ "Patrick Wolf announces his retirement…". Retrieved July 11, 2008. 
  9. ^ "…and then denies it.". Archived from the original on April 29, 2007. 
  10. ^ Ben Zeev (April 29, 2007)
  11. ^ "D.I. name reunion album". Tartarean Desire. May 11, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2007. 
  12. ^ "KROQ Weenie Roast Lineup Announced". Ultimate-Guitar.com. May 1, 2007. Retrieved May 10, 2007. 
  13. ^ "2007 (22–24 June)". History. Glastonbury Festival. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  14. ^ 3 Choirs Festival 2007: Programme. Retrieved 14 Oct 2012
  15. ^ "Iran detains scores at "satanic" rock gig: media". Reuters. August 4, 2007. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Offspring Confirm Summer Gig". Ultimate-Guitar.com. March 16, 2007. Archived from the original on March 3, 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2007. 
  17. ^ http://www.apeshit.org/news/darkane-vocalist-resigns-after-seven-years/
  18. ^ Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival 2007
  19. ^ Westminster honours Small Faces and Don Arden with Green Plaque
  20. ^ "Weird Al" Yankovic: Live Performances
  21. ^ Out of the Shadows :: The Amy Lee Campaign to End Epilepsy
  22. ^ IFPI – 50 Top Selling Albums 2007
  23. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20166398,00.html