Timeline of musical events

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This page indexes the individual year in music pages.

Popular music
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Timeline of musical events
List of popular music genres

2010s[edit]

Main article: 2010s in music

2000s[edit]

Main article: 2000s in music
Live 8 concerts took place in 9 countries worldwide during 2005.

List of 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s[edit]

  1. The Beatles1 – 31 million[3] – 2000
  2. Norah JonesCome Away with Me – 26 million[4] – 2002
  3. Backstreet BoysBlack & Blue – 24 million[5][6] – 2000
  4. Linkin ParkHybrid Theory – 24 million[7] – 2000
  5. Britney SpearsOops!... I Did It Again – 20 million[8] – 2000
  6. UsherConfessions – 20 million[9] – 2004
  7. EminemThe Eminem Show – 19 million[10] – 2002
  8. EminemThe Marshall Mathers LP – 19 million[10][11] – 2000
  9. Avril LavigneLet Go – 17 million[12] – 2002
  10. EvanescenceFallen – 17 million[13] – 2003

1990s[edit]

Main article: 1990s in music

List of 10 best-selling albums of the 1990s[edit]

  1. Whitney Houston / Various artists – The Bodyguard – 45 million[18][19] – 1992
  2. Backstreet BoysMillennium – 30 million[20][21] – 1999
  3. Shania TwainCome on Over – 40 million[22] – 1997
  4. Alanis MorissetteJagged Little Pill – 33 million[23] – 1995
  5. Mariah CareyMusic Box – 32 million[24] – 1993
  6. Celine DionFalling into You – 32 million[25] – 1996
  7. Michael JacksonDangerous – 32 million[26][27] – 1991
  8. Celine DionLet's Talk About Love – 31 million[28] – 1997
  9. MadonnaThe Immaculate Collection – 30 million[29][30] – 1990
  10. Britney Spears...Baby One More Time – 30 million[31][32] – 1999

1980s[edit]

Main article: 1980s in music

1970s[edit]

Main article: 1970s in music

1960s[edit]

Main article: 1960s in music

1950s[edit]

Main article: 1950s in music

1940s[edit]

Main article: 1940s in music

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Early history[edit]

15th century[edit]

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12th century[edit]

Ancient music[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madonna Breaks iTunes Pre-Order Record With 'MDNA' | Prefix Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Hung Up
  3. ^ Lewis, Randy (April 8, 2009). "Beatles' catalog will be reissued September 9 in remastered versions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  4. ^ Brown, Helen (April 23, 2012). "Norah Jones Little Broken Hearts CD review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  5. ^ "The boys are back". Windsor Star. August 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  6. ^ "Taking It Back". Daily Record. October 26, 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Linkin Park headlines Live Earth Tokyo". Live Earth, LLC. May 25, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  8. ^ "The Evolution of Britney Spears: 2000 – Oops... she did it again". MSN. May 12, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  9. ^ "Usher Confessions part II Video". Black Entertainment Television. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Byrne, Ciar (August 18, 2005). "The real Slim Shady stands up the fans on his European tour". London: The Independent. Archived from the original on May 14, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2012. 
  11. ^ Raide, Stephanie (June 8, 2011). "Eminem – the Fast Rising Rapper". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  12. ^ "Avril Lavigne Ends North American Run of Shows with Two Dates in Washington Beginning May 9". transworldnews.com. May 4, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Evanescence Biography". Artistdirect. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  14. ^ Putti, Laura (August 24, 2001). "Il nuovo Michael Jackson fa un tuffo nel passato". La Repubblica. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  15. ^ Michael Jackson Archived September 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ a b MTV – Michael Jackson Biography Archived August 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Sex
  18. ^ Hlavaty, Craig (February 13, 2012). "Whitney Houston: An Overview of Her Films". Houston Press. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Adele's 21 Closing in on Billboard Charts Record". Black Entertainment Television. January 26, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ Grossberg, Josh (July 25, 2007). "Backstreet Boys Unite!". E! Entertainment Television. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  21. ^ "Liz the 'Fame' Dame". BBC News. February 15, 2000. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  22. ^ Blakeley, Kiri (May 10, 2011). "Why Shania Twain Can't Sing". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  23. ^ Montgomery, James (February 1, 2010). "'You Oughta Know': The Story Behind Beyonce's Grammy Cover". MTV. MTV Network. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  24. ^ Cashmere, Paul (April 24, 2008). "Mariah Carey Has the Right Energy in E=MC2". Undercover Pty., Ltd. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  25. ^ Reporter, Metro (March 8, 2010). "Oscars 2010 special: Avatar v The Hurt Locker v Inglourious Basterds v Up In The Air". Metro.co.uk. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  26. ^ Bidasio, Claudia (May 19, 2008). "Gli imperdibili di Michel Jackson". MenStyle.it. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  27. ^ "Michael Jackson sulla sedia a rotelle". Affari Italiani. July 11, 2008. Archived from the original on August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  28. ^ Anderson, Jason (June 15, 2009). "Learning to Love Celine Dion". Toronto: The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  29. ^ "Girl gone wild: is it time for Madonna to grow up?". The Irish Times. March 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  30. ^ Kawaguchi, Judith (October 23, 2007). "Words to Live by: Goh Hotoda". The Japan Times. Toshiaki Ogasawara. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  31. ^ "With dreams in her heart". The Telegraph. April 28, 2001. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  32. ^ dsussman (February 11, 2010). "The Top 10 Worst Albums that Went Platinum". Spike. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  33. ^ Lubkin, Gregory (Summer 2002). "Review: Music and Patronage in the Sforza Court, by Paul A. Merkley and Lora L. M. Merkley" Archived February 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.. Journal of the American Musicological Society, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 346–353. Retrieved via JSTOR February 8, 2016 (subscription required).

External links[edit]

  • Music Timeline A Chronology of Music From Prehistory to the Present Day.