2011 in European music
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The following is a list of notable events and releases that occurred in 2011 in mainland European music.
- 17 – The 2011 Grammis Awards take place in Sweden. Robyn walks away as the big winner of the night receiving awards in four categories: Best Female Artist; Best Composer; Best Album for Body Talk; and Best Song for Dancing on My Own.
- 30 – The Netherlands national final for the Eurovision Song Contest was held (Nationaal Songfestival). The song Je vecht nooit alleen (You will never fight alone) is chosen for Dutch band 3JS.
- 13 – Melissa Horn begins a tour of Denmark
- 18 – Slovakian national broadcaster Slovenská televízia announces that girl-group TWiiNS will represent the country at the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest with the song I'm Still Alive.
- 18 – Germany decide upon the song Taken by a Stranger in the final of Unser Song für Deutschland to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Lena Meyer-Landrut will attempt to retain her title following Germany's win of the contest in 2010.
- 19 – Spain decides to send Lucía Pérez to Düsseldorf with the song Que me quiten lo bailao in the final of Destino Eurovisión.
- 19 – Italy decides to send Raphael Gualazzi to Düsseldorf with the song Follia d'amore in the final of the Sanremo Festival 2011.
- 19 – Kylie Minogue begins the European leg of her Aphrodite World Tour in Denmark, with dates following in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
- 26 – The so-called 'Super Saturday' takes place where six nations choose their participants for the Eurovision Song Contest. Musiqq, Mika Newton, Nina, A Friend In London, Zdob şi Zdub and Getter Jaani will represent Latvia, Ukraine, Serbia, Denmark, Moldova and Estonia respectively.
- 28 – Roxette begins its Charm School World Tour in Kazan, Rusia, in front of 8.000 people. 55 shows are set for Europe.
Albums set to be released
- 28 – Violent Sky by Lisa Miskovsky
- 8 – Good News by Lena Meyer-Landrut
- 11 – Charm School by Roxette
- 11 – Thank God for Sending Demons by Me and My Army
- 14 – Love CPR by September
- 18 – Das wär dein Lied gewesen by Ina Müller
- 18 – Kick death's Ass by Andreas Mattsson
- 28 – Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li
- 15 – The Unseen Empire by Scar Symmetry
- 25 – Bloodbath over Bloodstock by Bloodbath
- 27 – Satan i gatan by Veronica Maggio
- 6 – A Dying Man's Hymn by Sky Architect
- 15 – Sounds of a Playground Fading by In Flames
- 17 – Ljubav živi by Ceca
- 20 – Original Me by Cascada
- Arcade Fire
- House of Pain
- Bad Religion
- Groove Armada
- Magnetic Man
- System of a Down
- Parkway Drive
- Cradle of Filth
- At the Gates
- The Black Dahlia Murder
- Cavalera Conspiracy
- All That Remains
- Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult
- F.K.Ü –
- Bring Me the Horizon
- Arch Enemy
- Avenged Sevenfold
- Human Desolation
- Paolo Nutini
- Fat Freddy's Drop
- The Streets
- Cut Copy
- Abraham Inc.
- Youssou N'Dour
- The Wombats
Way Out West 2011
- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
- The Avett Brothers
- Explosions in the Sky
- Fleet Foxes
- The Jayhawks
- Janelle Monáe
- Twin Shadow
- Wiz Khalifa
- 1 January – Marin Constantin, 85, Romanian composer.
- 4 January – Stina-Britta Melander, 86, Swedish opera singer.
- "Robyn and Håkan Hellström dominated the Grammy Awards 2011". Melodifestivalen. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Dutch pick Je Vecht Nooit Alleen for 3JS". eurovision.tv. 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Slovakia choose TWiiNS for Düsseldorf". eurovision.tv. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Germany: Taken By A Stranger to Düsseldorf!". eurovision.tv. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Spain decided: Lucía Pérez to Düsseldorf!". eurovision.tv. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "and finally... Italy is back with Raphael Gualazzi!!". eurovision.tv. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Kylie announces 2011 European tour". EMI. 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Second album: Wounded Rhymes". lykkeli.com. 18 November 2010. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
- (in Swedish)Nunstedt, Anders (2011-01-01). "ANDERS NUNSTEDT: Musikåret 2011 kan bli superbra". Express Entertainment (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
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