2009 in music

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  • This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2009 in music.

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    Specific genres[edit]

    Events[edit]

    January[edit]

    Mariah Carey performing "Hero" at the Inauguration Ball for President Obama.

    February[edit]

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    April[edit]

    May[edit]

    June[edit]

    July[edit]

    August[edit]

    September[edit]

    October[edit]

    November[edit]

    December[edit]

    Bands formed[edit]

    Bands reformed[edit]

    Returning performers[edit]

    Bands disbanded[edit]

    Bands on hiatus[edit]

    Albums released[edit]

    Best-selling albums globally and in the U.S.[edit]

    The best-selling records in 2009 in the world according to IFPI:[87]

    Position Album Title Artist
    1 I Dreamed a Dream Susan Boyle
    2 The E.N.D. The Black Eyed Peas
    3 This Is It Michael Jackson
    4 Fearless Taylor Swift
    5 The Fame Lady Gaga
    6 Crazy Love Michael Bublé
    7 No Line on the Horizon U2
    8 Thriller Michael Jackson
    9 Number Ones Michael Jackson
    10 My Christmas Andrea Bocelli

    The best-selling records in 2009 in the US according to Nielsen Soundscan:[88]

    Position Album Title Artist
    1 Fearless Taylor Swift
    2 I Dreamed a Dream Susan Boyle
    3 Number Ones Michael Jackson
    4 The Fame Lady Gaga
    5 My Christmas Andrea Bocelli
    6 Hannah Montana: The Movie (soundtrack) Hannah Montana
    7 The E.N.D. The Black Eyed Peas
    8 Relapse Eminem
    9 The Blueprint 3 Jay-Z
    10 Only by the Night Kings of Leon

    Top hits on record in the world[edit]

    Canada[edit]

    United Kingdom[edit]

    UK Official Top 75 No. 1 Hits

    UK Official Top 75 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

    United States[edit]

    Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits

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

    Classical music[edit]

    See 2009 in classical music

    Opera[edit]

    Operas which premiered in 2009 include:

    Musical films[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

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    July–August[edit]

    September–October[edit]

    November–December[edit]

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