2019 in British music

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List of years in British music

This is a summary of the year 2019 in British music.

Events[edit]

Television programmes[edit]

Jess Glynne

Artists and groups reformed[edit]

Artists and groups disbanded[edit]

Classical works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Film scores and incidental music[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

British music awards[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

Number-one singles[edit]

The singles chart includes a proportion for streaming.

Chart date
(week ending)
Song Artist(s) Chart sales References
3 January "Sweet but Psycho" Ava Max [59]
10 January [60]
17 January [61]
24 January 70,721 [62]
31 January "7 Rings" Ariana Grande 126,240 [63]
7 February 86,143 [64]
14 February 71,909 [65]
21 February "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" 84,701 [66]
28 February "7 Rings" 61,891 [67]
7 March "Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi 57,698 [68]
14 March 65,216 [69]
21 March 62,336 [70]
28 March 65,177 [71]
4 April 66,725 [72]
11 April 63,990 [73]
18 April 69,076 [74]
25 April "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X 80,314 [75]
2 May 84,648 [76]
9 May "Vossi Bop" Stormzy 94,495 [77]
16 May 84,646 [78]
23 May "I Don't Care" Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber 123,825 [79]
30 May 98,270 [80]
6 June 83,477 [81]
13 June 67,959 [82]
20 June "Old Town Road" Lil Nas X 57,689

Number-one albums[edit]

The albums chart includes a proportion for streaming.

Chart date
(week ending)
Album Artist(s) Chart sales References
3 January The Greatest Showman Various artists [83]
10 January [84]
17 January [85]
24 January 26,879 [86]
31 January [87]
7 February Amo Bring Me the Horizon 26,934 [88]
14 February Encore The Specials 18,199 [89]
21 February Thank U, Next Ariana Grande 65,214 [90]
28 February 31,404 [91]
7 March 21,659 [92]
14 March What a Time to Be Alive Tom Walker 36,679 [93]
21 March Psychodrama Dave 26,390 [94]
28 March Singing to Strangers Jack Savoretti 32,264 [95]
4 April Coming Home to You Michael Ball 18,039 [96]
11 April When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish 48,410 [97]
18 April 23,982 [98]
25 April Map of the Soul: Persona BTS 26,498 [99]
2 May When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish 15,134 [100]
9 May Hurts 2B Human Pink 48,861 [101]
16 May 16,713 [102]
23 May 11,582 [103]
30 May Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi 89,506 [104]
6 June 39,741 [105]
13 June 29,429 [106]
20 June 27,590

Number-one compilation albums[edit]

Chart date
(week ending)
Album Chart sales References
3 January Now 101 [107]
10 January [108]
17 January [109]
24 January [110]
31 January [111]
7 February [112]
14 February 80s Soul Jams - Vol II [113]
21 February Now 101 [114]
28 February [115]
7 March Now 100 Hits - 80s [116]
14 March MTV Rocks - Indie Revolution [117]
21 March Now 101 [118]
28 March Sing Your Heart Out 2019 [119]
4 April Country Forever [120]
11 April Now 100 Hits - Power Ballards [121]
18 April [122]
25 April Now 102 [123]
2 May [124]
9 May [125]
16 May [126]
23 May [127]
30 May [128]
6 June [129]
13 June Now 100 Hits - Forgotten 80s [130]
20 June

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Mark Brown (17 January 2019). "British composer Rebecca Saunders wins Ernst von Siemens Music prize". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
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  18. ^ "Vanessa Reed appointed President and CEO of New Music USA" (Press release). PRS Foundation. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
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  30. ^ The Musicians' Company, 25 February 2019 programme
  31. ^ Wigmore Hall, 12 April 2019 programme
  32. ^ Vale of Glamorgan Festival, 18 May 2019 programme
  33. ^ The Musicians' Company Concerts 2019, 25 March 2019 programme
  34. ^ The Hallé, 28 February 2019 programme
  35. ^ Scottish Chamber Orchestra, 4 May 2019 programme
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  37. ^ London Philharmonic Orchestra, 16 January 2019 programme
  38. ^ BBC Symphony Orchestra, 13 February 2019 programme
  39. ^ BBC Philharmonic, 23 February 2019 programme
  40. ^ Orpheus Sinfonia, 1 February 2019 programme
  41. ^ Wigmore Hall, 6 February 2019 programme
  42. ^ Wigmore Hall, 4 April 2019 programme
  43. ^ Tanglewood Festival of Music, 24 July 2019 programme
  44. ^ Barbican Centre, Britten Sinfonia, 11 April 2019 programme
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  46. ^ Erica Jeal (28 March 2019). "The opera bringing dignity back to Jack the Ripper's victims". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  47. ^ Royal Opera House, Covent Garden page on The Monstrous Child'
  48. ^ "Preview: Dani Howard on her first opera Robin Hood". Classical Music Magazine. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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  50. ^ Theater Regensburg page on Elizabetta
  51. ^ Opera Philadelphia page on Denis & Katya
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  54. ^ 'Cats' Movie Adaptation Sets December 2019 Release Date
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  57. ^ "BWW Interview: Composer Vik Sharma Discusses His Score For FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY". Broadway World. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  58. ^ "Dominik Scherrer - Composer profile". Cool Music. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  59. ^ UK Singles Chart 3 January 2019
  60. ^ UK Singles Chart 10 January 2019
  61. ^ UK Singles Chart 17 January 2019
  62. ^ UK Singles Chart 24 January 2019
  63. ^ UK Singles Chart 31 January 2019
  64. ^ UK Singles Chart 7 February 2019
  65. ^ UK Singles Chart 14 February 2019
  66. ^ UK Singles Chart 21 February 2019
  67. ^ UK Singles Chart 28 February 2019
  68. ^ UK Singles Chart 7 March 2019
  69. ^ UK Singles Chart 14 March 2019
  70. ^ UK Singles Chart 21 March 2019
  71. ^ UK Singles Chart 28 March 2019
  72. ^ UK Singles Chart 4 April 2019
  73. ^ UK Singles Chart 11 April 2019
  74. ^ UK Singles Chart 18 April 2019
  75. ^ UK Singles Chart 25 April 2019
  76. ^ UK Singles Chart 2 May 2019
  77. ^ UK Singles Chart 9 May 2019
  78. ^ UK Singles Chart 16 May 2019
  79. ^ UK Singles Chart 23 May 2019
  80. ^ UK Singles Chart 30 May 2019
  81. ^ UK Singles Chart 6 June 2019
  82. ^ UK Singles Chart 13 June 2019
  83. ^ UK Albums Chart 3 January 2019
  84. ^ UK Albums Chart 10 January 2019
  85. ^ UK Albums Chart 17 January 2019
  86. ^ UK Albums Chart 24 January 2019
  87. ^ UK Albums Chart 31 January 2019
  88. ^ UK Albums Chart 7 February 2019
  89. ^ UK Albums Chart 14 February 2019
  90. ^ UK Albums Chart 21 February 2019
  91. ^ UK Albums Chart 28 February 2019
  92. ^ UK Albums Chart 7 March 2019
  93. ^ UK Albums Chart 14 March 2019
  94. ^ UK Albums Chart 21 March 2019
  95. ^ UK Albums Chart 28 March 2019
  96. ^ UK Albums Chart 4 April 2019
  97. ^ UK Albums Chart 11 April 2019
  98. ^ UK Albums Chart 18 April 2019
  99. ^ UK Albums Chart 25 April 2019
  100. ^ UK Albums Chart 2 May 2019
  101. ^ UK Albums Chart 9 May 2019
  102. ^ UK Albums Chart 16 May 2019
  103. ^ UK Albums Chart 23 May 2019
  104. ^ UK Albums Chart 30 May 2019
  105. ^ UK Albums Chart 6 June 2019
  106. ^ UK Albums Chart 13 June 2019
  107. ^ UK Compilation Chart 3 January 2019
  108. ^ UK Compilation Chart 10 January 2019
  109. ^ UK Compilation Chart 17 January 2019
  110. ^ UK Compilation Chart 24 January 2019
  111. ^ UK Compilation Chart 31 January 2019
  112. ^ UK Compilation Chart 7 February 2019
  113. ^ UK Compilation Chart 14 February 2019
  114. ^ UK Compilation Chart 21 February 2019
  115. ^ UK Compilation Chart 28 February 2019
  116. ^ UK Compilation Chart 7 March 2019
  117. ^ UK Compilation Chart 14 March 2019
  118. ^ UK Compilation Chart 21 March 2019
  119. ^ UK Compilation Chart 28 March 2019
  120. ^ UK Compilation Chart 4 April 2019
  121. ^ UK Compilation Chart 11 April 2019
  122. ^ UK Compilation Chart 18 April 2019
  123. ^ UK Compilation Chart 25 April 2019
  124. ^ UK Compilation Chart 2 May 2019
  125. ^ UK Compilation Chart 9 May 2019
  126. ^ UK Compilation Chart 16 May 2019
  127. ^ UK Compilation Chart 23 May 2019
  128. ^ UK Compilation Chart 30 May 2019
  129. ^ UK Compilation Chart 6 June 2019
  130. ^ UK Compilation Chart 13 June 2019
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  132. ^ "John Joubert obituary". The Times. 5 February 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  133. ^ Ted McKenna, drummer with Rory Gallagher, SAHB, Michael Schenker, dead at 68
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  135. ^ Angus McPherson (8 February 2019). "Gerald English Has Died". Limelight Magazine. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  136. ^ Cadet dead aged 28 - UK rapper killed in tragic car accident
  137. ^ Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis has reportedly died, aged 64
  138. ^ Former Cure drummer Andy Anderson has reportedly passed away, aged 68
  139. ^ James Barron (28 February 2019). "André Previn, Whose Music Knew No Boundaries, Dies at 89". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  140. ^ Paul Williams Passed Away
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  150. ^ "Level 42 founder member Boon Gould found dead". BBC News. BBC. 1 May 2019.
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