This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2005.
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January [ edit ]
January 1 – In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock'n'roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haley's " Rock Around the Clock", and "Only You" by The Platters. 
January 7 – Welsh punk band Mclusky officially announce their disbanding via their website. Weeks later, Welsh noisecore/punk band Jarcrew disband due to their drummer becoming a Jehovah's Witness – remnants of the two bands later went on to join forces and become Future of the Left.
January 13 – Duran Duran begins their Astronaut in London, England.
January 17 – Prior to missing 2 live shows, Mike Tempesta is officially no longer part of Powerman 5000 due to fighting with the band.
January 20 – Leonard Slatkin conducts the debut concert of Philip Glass's Symphony No. 7 "Toltec".
January 21– February 6 – The Big Day Out festival takes place in Australia and New Zealand, headlined by Beastie Boys, the Chemical Brothers and System of a Down.
January 22 – The Tsunami Relief concert is held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales – the largest live music event in the UK since the Live Aid concert of 1985. Performers included Madonna, Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Manic Street Preachers, Lulu, Aled Jones, Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins, Feeder, Snow Patrol, Liberty X.
January 29 – Avril Lavigne, Chantal Kreviazuk, the Barenaked Ladies, Raine Maida, and Sarah McLachlan conduct a concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, for tsunami relief. January 31
February [ edit ]
February 7 – The BRIT Awards are held in London. Scissor Sisters, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, and Joss Stone are among the winners.
February 8 – Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas releases Lonely No More, his first solo hit. It peaked at #1 in Adult Contemporary.
February 13 – The 47th Grammy Awards are held in Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, hosted by Queen Latifah. The late Ray Charles becomes the big winner at the ceremony, winning five awards, including Album of the Year for and Genius Loves Company Record of the Year for a re-recorded duet version of " Here We Go Again" with Norah Jones. John Mayer's " Daughters" wins Song of the Year, while Maroon 5 win Best New Artist. Britney Spears earned her first Grammy in the category of Best Dance Recording for her hit single Toxic.
February 15 – Sonny Mayo replaces Clint Lowery in Sevendust.
After being silent since late 2004,
Blink-182 announce that they will be taking an indefinite hiatus, the news comes as a big shock for fans. According to guitarist Tom DeLonge, the band will not come completely inactive. Brian Welch, guitarist of KoЯn, leaves the band after converting to Christianity. February 28 – Static-X fires Tripp Eisen because of his arrest for sex offenses involving a minor.
Country music legend Kenny Rogers signs a major worldwide record deal with Capitol Records. Alice in Chains original bass player Mike Starr is arrested for "investigation of property destruction and theft". He was also sentenced to 30 days for misdemeanor drug possession in April 1994, two years after being replaced from the group during the recording of . Dirt
April 7 – The concert Selena ¡VIVE! takes place at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The memorial concert was held on the 10th anniversary of the murder by firearm of Selena, "The Queen of Tejano Music". Performers include Thalía, Gloria Estefan, Paulina Rubio, Pepe Aguilar, Banda el Recodo, Alejandra Guzmán and Fey.
April 9 – Destiny's Child launch their World Tour Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It in Hiroshima, Japan.
April 12 – Mariah Carey releases her tenth studio album, . The album went on to become the best-selling album of 2005 in the US, and the second-best seller worldwide, with global sales of 10 million copies. The Emancipation of Mimi Its second single, "  We Belong Together", was later hailed "Song of the Decade" by Billboard and accumulated 14 weeks at number one in the US, while its third single,  "Shake It Off", reached number two. The album marked a career revival for the songstress and was her biggest success of the decade.
April 18 – Kenneth Schermerhorn passes away at the age of 85. April 19 – Mike Jones releases his first studio album entitled " Who Is Mike Jones?" in the United States.
Operation Ivy/ Rancid bassist Matt Freeman is diagnosed with lung cancer.
May 6 – Audioslave becomes the first American rock group to perform a free outdoor concert in Cuba.
May 17 – Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer. Thus she has to cancel her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.
May 19–21 – The 50th Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Palace of Sports in Kyiv, Ukraine, is won by Greek-Swedish singer Helena Paparizou, representing Greece with the song " My Number One". It is the first contest to be broadcast in widescreen 16:9 format.
May 21 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM airs the 13th Annual Weenie Roast show with Alkaline Trio, Audioslave, Bloc Party, The Bravery, The Dead 60s, Foo Fighters, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, Jimmy Eat World, The Killers, The Mars Volta, Mötley Crüe, MxPx, My Chemical Romance, Queens of the Stone Age and The Transplants.
May 22 – Tammin Sursok releases her debut and to date only album . Whatever Will Be
May 23 – Gorillaz release their second studio album, Demon Days. May 25 – Carrie Underwood wins the fourth season of . American Idol Bo Bice is named runner-up.
June 4 – Mariah Carey's " We Belong Together" became her sixteenth chart topper on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song then spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at number one on both the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It made history when it became the first song to simultaneously occupy the number one position on nine Billboard charts (the week ending August 6, 2005): the Hot 100, Hot 100 Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Pop 100 Airplay, Top 40 Mainstream, Rhythmic Airplay Chart, Hot Dance Club Songs, and Hot Ringtones.
June 10-12 – The annual Download Festival takes place at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, the festival's first three-day event. Feeder, Black Sabbath and System of a Down headline the main stage, while the Snickers stage is headlined by Billy Idol, In Flames and Motörhead, the Napster stage by Napalm Death, Helmet and Therapy?, and the Snickers Bowl stage by TAT, Reuben and Electric Eel Shock.
June 12 – Pink Floyd announce that they will reunite with former bassist Roger Waters, who left the band in 1985, on July 2 for the Live 8 London concert. This will be the first time the band played together as a quartet since The Wall tour in 1981, and the first public performance by Pink Floyd since 1994.
June 13 – Michael Jackson is found not guilty of child molestation.
June 14 – The Backstreet Boys came back and released their fifth studio album Never Gone after a nearly 5-year hiatus
June 15 – Destiny's Child announce they will disband upon completion of their world tour.
June 16 – Motörhead celebrate their 30th anniversary with a concert in the Hammersmith Apollo, which is later released on DVD.
June 18–19 – Green Day films their first ever live CD/DVD at the Bullet in a Bible National Bowl in Milton Keynes, England. They played to over 130,000 fans in two days.
June 21 – Billy Corgan announces that he wants to reform his popular alternative rock group The Smashing Pumpkins, which disbanded on December 2, 2000. June 25 – Patti Smith curates the Meltdown festival.
July–August [ edit ]
July 2 – Live 8 benefit concerts are held around the world, as part of the Make Poverty History campaign.
July 4 – The Charlie Daniels Band plays (and makes a concert DVD) at Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee
July 6 – Lil' Kim is sentenced to a year and a day in prison for lying to a federal grand jury about her knowledge of suspects in a 2001 shooting outside a New York radio station. 
July 11 – The Chemical Brothers release their single, " The Boxer".
July 21 – Gigantour runs through to September 11, a festival organised by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine with bands including Dream Theater, Anthrax, Fear Factory and Nevermore.
July 23–24 – The annual Splendour in the Grass music festival is held in Byron Bay, Australia, headlined by Queens of the Stone Age and Moby.
August 9 – Staind releases , which becomes their third-straight studio album to reach #1 on the US Chapter V album charts. Billboard 200
August 18 – Interscope Records reports that Eminem has entered rehab for dependency on sleep medication. The rapper had canceled the European leg of the Anger Management 3 Tour two days earlier, citing exhaustion. A four-year hiatus would ensue until the release of the  album in 2009. Relapse
August 24-31 – The UNESCO-sponsored Fifth Sharq Taronalari (Melodies of the East) International Music Festival is held in Samarkand. 
August 26 – Rihanna releases her debut album , which debuts at number 10 on the US Music of the Sun . The album produced two singles that achieved international chart success, including first single " Billboard 200 Pon de Replay", which topped number 2 at the US . Billboard Hot 100
August 28 – Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight is shot in the leg at an MTV Video Music Awards pre-party in Miami. No one is ever charged in the shooting.  August 30 - Kanye West releases his 2nd studio album " Late Registration".
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November [ edit ]
November 5, guitarist Link Wray of the Ray Men dies at age 76 in Copenhagen, Denmark
November 6 – Madonna earns her 36th Top Ten single with Warner Bros. Records-based, ABBA-sampled " Hung Up". This ties her with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. The Beatles have 34. " Hung Up" is also Madonna's 47th Top Forty single – the most for any female artist. Her new album hits #1 in 40 countries during the month, a new record. (The Beatles also previously held this record when Confessions On A Dance Floor went to #1 in 36 countries in 2000.) The Beatles 1
November 8 – The first video game is released for the Guitar Hero PlayStation 2. The game becomes a major hit, would help make rhythm games one of the most popular video game genres, and increased the sales of artists who have their songs included in the games.
Sony BMG copy protection rootkit scandal breaks as Sony BMG announces that it will recall all remaining stock of an estimated 15 million CDs containing copy protection that exposes the computers of consumers to serious security risks if played in their PC disc drives. Several class action lawsuits are filed against Sony in the ensuing public relations disaster.  All-female group Danity Kane is formed on MTV show Making The Band.
November 20 – Madonna's Warner Bros. Records-based (Festival Mushroom Records in Australia) single, " Hung Up" takes the title as the ARIA #1 single.
November 21 – Kate DeAraugo takes the title of 2005, ahead of Australian Idol Emily Williams.
November 29 – Chris Brown comes onto the music scene at age 16 with the release of his debut album . Making him the second youngest male R&B artist to come into the music business since Chris Brown in 1994. Usher November 30 – Apocalyptica change locations of the shoot of their DVD "The Life Burns Tour" from Erfurt, Germany (Dec. 2) to Düsseldorf, Germany (Dec. 4) due to technical reasons.
December [ edit ]
December 3 – Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese hold a wedding ceremony in Ireland.
December 6 – Korn's seventh studio album, See You on the Other Side, debuts at number 3 on the . This is the first album without longtime guitarist Billboard 200 Brian "Head" Welch and is the last to feature original drummer David Silveria.
December 7 – The nominations for the 48th Grammy Awards are announced. The top-nominated artists include Mariah Carey, John Legend, and Kanye West, with eight nominations each. Other nominated artists include Gwen Stefani, Beyoncé Knowles (two of her own, plus four with Destiny's Child), Kelly Clarkson, and 50 Cent.
Amnesty International launches its " Make Some Noise" music initiative. The Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM airs the 16th annual Acoustic Christmas. On November 10, 2005, KROQ's official website announced that it will include Avenged Sevenfold, Fall Out Boy, Korn, Nine Inch Nails, Rise Against, System of a Down and Thrice for the first night. The second night is held the following day, as also announced at KROQ's official website on November 15, 2005 and includes The Bravery, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, Hot Hot Heat, Jack Johnson, Nada Surf and The White Stripes.
December 11 – Peter Wichers leaves Soilwork.
December 15 – Madonna's Warner Bros. Records-based single, " Hung Up" sets a new record in the download charts by staying at #1 for 7 consecutive weeks. The single first appears on Z100 New York, closely followed by 2Day FM (Sydney), Fox FM (Melbourne) and Nova 96.9 (Sydney) other stations follow including: Mix 106.5 (Sydney), Mix 101.1 (Melbourne), Vega 95.3 (Sydney), Vega 91.5 (Melbourne) and the rest of the MIX FM stations.
December 17 – Shayne Ward is named winner of the second series of The X Factor UK. Andy Abraham is named runner-up, while Journey South and Brenda Edwards finish third and fourth respectively.
December 21 – Elton John marries David Furnish in London. This marriage comes in the wake of new British laws affording gay unions the same legal protection enjoyed within straight marriages. December 31
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January 20 - Glaive, American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer
January 21 - IShowSpeed, American rapper, YouTuber, streamer
March 28 – d4vd, American singer and songwriter
April 4 – Lil Mabu, American rapper
May 31 - coshki - rapper
July 17 - Theoz, Swedish singer
August 3 – Owen Isabelle Landau, daughter of Michelle Branch and husband Teddy Landau
September 14 – Sean Preston Federline, son of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline September 24 – Aiden Michael Bice, son of Bo Bice and wife Caroline Fisher.
January–February [ edit ]
January 5 – Danny Sugerman, American talent manager, 50
January 15 – Victoria de los Ángeles, Catalan soprano, 81
January 20 – Solomon King, American pop singer, 74
January 21 – Kaljo Raid, Estonian cellist and composer, 83
January 24 – June Bronhill, Australian soprano, 75
January 25 – Ray Peterson, pop singer, 65
January 28 – Jim Capaldi, British drummer and vocalist, 60
January 29 – Eric Griffiths, guitarist ( The Quarrymen), 64
January 30 – Martyn Bennett, Scottish bagpiper, 33 (cancer)
February 1 – Franco Mannino, Italian composer, 80
February 6 – Merle Kilgore, singer-songwriter, 70
February 9 – Tyrone Davis, American soul singer, 66
February 12 – Sammi Smith, American singer-songwriter, 61
February 13 – Sixten Ehrling, Swedish conductor, 86
February 16 – Marcello Viotti, Swiss conductor, 50 (stroke)
February 25 – Edward Patten, R&B/soul singer ( Gladys Knight & the Pips), 65 February 28 – Chris Curtis, British drummer and vocalist, 63
March–April [ edit ]
March 4 – Una Hale, soprano, 82
March 6 – Tommy Vance, DJ, 63
March 10 – Danny Joe Brown, lead singer of Molly Hatchet, 53 (kidney failure)
March 13 – Lyn Collins, soul singer, 56
March 16 – Justin Hinds, Jamaican ska vocalist, 62
March 16 – Vassar Clements, fiddler, 76
March 22 – Rod Price, guitarist, 57 ( Foghat)
March 26 – Paul Hester, drummer for Crowded House and Split Enz, 46 (suicide)
March 28 – Moura Lympany, pianist, 88
March 30 – Derrick Plourde, drummer ( Lagwagon and the Ataris), 33 (suicide)
April 2 – Alexander Brott, conductor and composer, 90
April 7 – Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, 82
April 10 – Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist, 82
April 11 – Jerry Byrd, lap steel guitarist, 85
April 12 – Ehud Manor, Israeli songwriter, 63
April 13 – Johnnie Johnson, American pianist, 80
April 14 – John Fred, pop singer, 64
April 18 – Kenneth Schermerhorn, conductor, 75
April 21 – Cyril Tawney, traditional singer, 74
April 23 – Robert Farnon, composer, arranger, 87
April 25 – Hasil Adkins, American rockabilly musician, 67 April 28 – Percy Heath, jazz musician, 81
May–June [ edit ]
May 8 – Nasrat Parsa, Afghan singer, 36 (murdered)
May 10 – David Wayne, former singer of Metal Church, 47 (injuries resulting from car crash)
May 11 – Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer-songwriter, 87
May 12 – Frankie LaRocka, rock drummer and producer, 51
May 14 – Jimmy Martin, bluegrass musician, 77
May 22 – Thurl Ravenscroft, US singer, 91
June 13 – David Diamond, American composer, 89
June 14 – Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor, 91
June 17 – Karl Mueller, bassist of Soul Asylum, 41
June 29 – Mikkel Flagstad, Norwegian saxophonist, 75 June 30 – Clancy Eccles, ska/reggae singer, 64 (complications after heart attack)
July–August [ edit ]
July 6 – Richard Verreau, operatictenor, 79
July 7 – Henri Betti, French composer and pianist, 87
July 11 – Frances Langford, US singer and actress, 91
July 14 – Michael Dahlquist, drummer ( Silkworm), 39 (car crash)
July 17 – Laurel Aitken, ska singer, heart attack, 78
July 18 – John Herald songwriter, musician, member of The Greenbriar Boys, 65
July 21 – Long John Baldry, R&B singer, 64
July 22 – Eugene Record, singer ( The Chi-Lites), 64
July 23 – Myron Floren, accordionist, 85
July 27 – Robert Wright, songwriter, 90
July 29 – Hildegarde, US singer, 99
August 1 – Al Aronowitz, American music journalist, 77
August 4 – Little Milton, blues musician, 70
August 13 – Arnold Cooke, British composer, 98
August 16 – Vassar Clements, fiddler, 77
August 21 – Robert Moog, electronic music pioneer, 71
August 22 – Luc Ferrari, composer, 76 August 26 – Denis D'Amour, guitarist of Voivod, 45
September–October [ edit ]
September 10 – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, blues musician, 81
September 17 – Alfred Reed, American composer of concert band music, 84
October 1 – Paul Pena, singer, songwriter and guitarist, 55
October 2 – Hamilton Camp, singer, songwriter and actor, 70
October 10 – Nick Hawkins, guitarist ( Big Audio Dynamite II), 40
October 12 – Baker Knight, songwriter and musician, 72
October 18 – Marshall Rohner, guitarist for T.S.O.L., The Cruzados, 42
October 20 – Shirley Horn, jazz singer and pianist, 71
October 22 – Franky Gee ( Captain Jack), 43 (cerebral haemorrhage) October 31 – John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Bayside, 31 (road accident) 
November–December [ edit ]
November 4 – Mana Nishiura, drummer ( Shonen Knife, DMBQ), 34 (car accident)
November 5 – Link Wray, rock and roll guitarist and singer, 76
November 6 – Minako Honda, Japanese singer, 38 (leukemia)
November 10 – Gardner Read, American composer, 92
November 28 – Tony Meehan, former drummer of The Shadows, 62
November 29 – Deon van der Walt, tenor, 47 (shot)
December 8 – Danny Williams, singer, 63
December 9 – Mike Botts, drummer, 61
December 14 – Gordon Duncan, bagpiper and composer, 41
December 24 – Constance Keene, American pianist, 84 December 25
See also [ edit ]
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Harris, Chris; Aswad, Jem (July 6, 2005). "Lil' Kim Gets A Year And A Day In Prison". MTV . Retrieved . April 5, 2013
Lamb, Bill. "Eminem in Rehab". About.com. Archived from the original on April 4, 2013 . Retrieved . April 5, 2013
Azerbaijan International, August 2005. Accessed 8 Sept 2014
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UNESCO: Urtiin Duu: Traditional Folk Long Song
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^ "N-H. Orsted Pedersen, 58, Bassist in Danish Jazz Scene, Dies" (21 April 2005)
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