2018 Music News

Music News

2018 News
    Jahseh D. Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, passed away at the age of 20. He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida when he was shot by two assailants in a SUV in an apparent robbery.
    (In Memoriam: January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018)

    Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii passed away at the age of 28. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
    (In Memoriam: September 8th, 1989 - April 20th, 2018)

    At the 90th Academy Awards, the Oscar for Best Original Song went to Remember Me from Coco The other nominees were: Mighty River from Mudbound, Mystery Of Love from Call Me by Your Name, Stand Up For Something from Marshall, and This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

    Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the biggest winners at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Bruno Mars took home 6 grammys, and Kendrick took home 5. "Album of the Year" and "Record of the Year" went to Bruno Mars for 24K Magic, as well as "Song of the Year" for That’s What I Like. Kendrick Lamar won for "Best Rap album" - Damn, and "Best Rap Song" HUMBLE. "Best New Artist" went to Alessia Cara

    Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries passed away at the age of 46. A cause of death has not yet been determined.
    (In Memoriam: September 6th, 1971 - January 15th, 2018)

    Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You, which was released over 20 years ago in 1994, finally broke the Billboard Top 10 for first time this month. When asked by Billboard to comment, Mariah called the achievement “an amazing Christmas gift!”

    Pat DiNizio, frontman, songwriter and guitarist for The Smithereens passed away at the age of 62. According to bandmates, his health declined following a series of health issues that began in 2015 after a pair of falls that resulted in nerve damage which limited the use of his right hand and arm
    (In Memoriam: October 12, 1955 – December 12, 2017)

    Ed Sheeran was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2017. He was #1 with 6.3 billion streams. Drake, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers rounded out the top 5.

    It was confirmed that Lil Peep (born Gustav Åhr) cause of death was an accidental overdose due to the effects of the pain medications fentanyl and alprazolam. He was found on his tour bus when his manager went to check on him in preparation for that night's performance in Tucson, Arizona.
    (In Memoriam: November 1, 1996 – November 15, 2017)

    Neil Young, after years of development, released the Neil Young Archives, a massive website and streaming platform featuring everything Young has recorded as a soloist and bandleader, as well as with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and listings regarding Young-related films and books.

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