2020 in music

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List of years in music (table)

This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2020 in music.

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62nd Annual Grammy Awards (USA)
Record of the Year: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish, Album of the Year: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish, Song of the Year: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
Billboard Music Awards (USA)
2020 Brit Awards (UK)
British Album of the Year: Psychodrama by DaveSong of the Year: "Someone You Loved" by Lewis CapaldiBest New Artist: Lewis Capaldi
2020 Juno Awards (Canada)
2020 MTV Video Music Awards (USA)
2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (Europe)
American Music Awards of 2020 (USA)
2020 Pulitzer Prize for Music (USA)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA)
Inductees: The Doobie BrothersWhitney HoustonDepeche ModeT. RexThe Notorious B.I.G.Nine Inch Nails
Mercury Prize (UK)
Polaris Music Prize (Canada)
Eurovision Song Contest (Europe)
Event cancelled as result of COVID-19 pandemic

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  1. ^ "The Format Reunites! See Their 2020 Tour Dates: Exclusive". Billboard.com. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  2. ^ Greene, Andy (4 March 2020). "Genesis to Launch 'The Last Domino?' Reunion Tour in November". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ "LINKIN PARK HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NEW MUSIC". Kerrang!. 2020-04-28. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. ^ Baltin, Steve. "Confirmed: Rage Against The Machine To Reunite In 2020, Headline Coachella". Forbes.com.
  5. ^ "Tommy Hancock Dances His Way to Heaven (1929-2020)". Austinchronicle.com.
  6. ^ Dakin Andone. "Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist of Rush, has died at 67". Cnn.com.
  7. ^ "Remembering Bruno Nettl | Music at Illinois". Music.illinois.edu.
  8. ^ Keith Spera. "Lucien Barbarin, trombonist for Preservation Hall and Harry Connick Jr., dies at 63". Nola.com.
  9. ^ "Composer, conductor and pianist Reinbert de Leeuw has died". Gramophone. February 17, 2020.
  10. ^ Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dies at Age 73
  11. ^ Cosh, Colby (8 May 2020). "Remembering Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, the prophet of the post-human". National Post.
  12. ^ Alto Sax Master Richie Cole Has Died At The Age of 72
  13. ^ Mexican singer Tavo Resorte, founder of the band Resorte, died
  14. ^ Gitarist Will Theunissen (65) overleden (in Dutch)
  15. ^ Cady Groves, 'This Little Girl' Singer-Songwriter, Dead at Age 30
  16. ^ Le chanteur Idir, l’un des principaux ambassadeurs de la chanson kabyle, est mort (in French)
  17. ^ Irish Folk Rock Hero Jonathan Kelly aka Jon Ledingham Has Died
  18. ^ Eks Basis Dewa 19, Erwin Prasetya, Meninggal Dunia karena Pendarahan Lambung (in Indonesian)
  19. ^ Obituary: Legendary Mezzo-Soprano Rosalind Elias Passes At 90
  20. ^ Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield dies aged 71 after contracting coronavirus
  21. ^ Sångaren Bob Lander i The Spotnicks död (in Swedish)
  22. ^ Lorne Munroe - former principal cellist of Philadelphia and New York Philharmonic - has died
  23. ^ R.I.P. John Erhardt of Wussy and Ass Ponys
  24. ^ In Memory of Dr. Frederick C. Tillis | 1930-2020
  25. ^ Preminuo makedonski TV voditelj i muzičar Dragan Vučić od korona virusa (in Bosnian)
  26. ^ Hillard 'Sweet Pea' Atkinson, Legendary Vocalist With Was (Not Was), Dies at 74
  27. ^ Landon ‘Sonny’ Cox, the colorful coach who built King High School into a national basketball power, dies at 82
  28. ^ Remembering Didi Kempot, from Street Busker to Campursari Legend
  29. ^ Morre Ciro Pessoa, um dos fundadores dos Titãs (in Portuguese)
  30. ^ Nas & Jungle's Artist Kiing Shooter Dies From COVID-19
  31. ^ Millie Small dies; Blackwell remembers her as 'a special person'
  32. ^ Ehemaliger Staatsopernchordirektor Balatsch ist tot (in German)
  33. ^ Brian Howe dead: Bad Company frontman dies of heart attack on way to hospital
  34. ^ Second member of banned Turkish folk group dies after hunger strike
  35. ^ Ty, Mercury prize-nominated UK rapper, dies aged 47 of coronavirus
  36. ^ Andre Harrell, Music Executive Who Discovered Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, Dies at 59
  37. ^ Little Richard, Founding Father of Rock Who Broke Musical Barriers, Dead at 87
  38. ^ David Corrêa, maior vencedor de sambas-enredo da Portela, morre no Rio aos 82 anos (in Portuguese)
  39. ^ Betty Wright, Legendary Soul and R&B Artist, Has Died at 66
  40. ^ Bad News, le chanteur Moon Martin est mort (in French)
  41. ^ Décès de Gabriel Bacquier (in French)
  42. ^ Murió el cantante Yoshio por complicaciones de COVID-19 (in Spanish)
  43. ^ Jorge Santana, Malo Guitarist And Latin Rock Maestro, Dead At 68
  44. ^ Canadian musician Denny DeMarchi loses battle with cancer
  45. ^ Sergio Denis murió a los 71 años, a más de un año del grave accidente que sufrió sobre el escenario (in Spanish)
  46. ^ Phil May, frontman with the Pretty Things, dies aged 75
  47. ^ American Blues Legend Lucky Peterson Dies at 55
  48. ^ Mister Raumpatrouille ist tot (in German)
  49. ^ Hawaiian music legend Willie K dies after lengthy lung cancer battle
  50. ^ Operettstjärnan Berith Bohm har avlidit (in Swedish)
  51. ^ Dancehall Mourns The Death Of Legendary Producer Bobby Digital At 59
  52. ^ ENO are very saddened to learn that Baritone Neil Howlett has passed away
  53. ^ Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70