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2020, despite you-know-what, has been a big year for music. Albums were dropped, awards were won, shots were fired! We’re rounding up the biggest news in music this year – from old beef to new babies.

 

The Year of Cancellations

  • Tomorrowland 2020 postponed to 2021. Read the official statement here.

 

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           The official line-up for Tomorrowland 31.12.2020 via Tomorrowland IG

 

  • Lollapalooza 2020 goes live on YouTube

 

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                    The official line-up for Lollapalooza 2020 via Lollapalooza IG

 

  • Summerfest 2020 canceled, dated for Summerfest 2021 announced – June 24th – 26th, July 1st – 3rd, and July 8th – 10th.

 

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                                   Official announcement via Summerfest IG

 

  • Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC Las Vegas) postponed to May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd of 2021.

                                Official announcement via EDC Las Vegas IG

 

  • Coachella 2020 canceled, 2021 dates announced – April 9th –11th and 16th – 18th of 2020

 

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                                      Official announcement via Coachella IG

 

  • Netflix Is a Joke Fest canceled on July 10th after postponing from 27th April. Read the official statement here

    The official announcement for Netflix Is A Joke Fest via Netflix YouTube

 

  • Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2020 canceled. dates for the next edition announced – September 2nd to 5th of 2021.

 

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                                      Official Announcement via Bonnaroo IG

The Year of awards

The Year of Firsts

  • Bob Dylan appears on the Billboard No. 1 chart for the first time!

     

  • Nicki Minaj gives birth to her first child on September 30th.

     

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  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome baby girl, Daisy Dove Bloom on August 26th.

     

  • Taylor Swift’s cardigan hits No. 1 on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts during the same week.

     

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  • Harry Styles becomes the first man to appear solo on Vogue’s US Edition cover for December 2020.

     

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The year of women

  • Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP debuted through Atlantic Records on 7th August of 2020, going on to break the record for the largest opening streaming week for a song in US history.

 

  • Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande collaborate for Rain On Me, belonging to Gaga’s sixth studio album Chromatica. They were awarded Best Collaboration during the 2020 GRAMMY Awards.

 

  • Nicki Minaj featured on Doja Cat’s Say So after its release on January 28th, 2020. The track became the first-ever collaboration between two female rappers to top the Hot 100 chart.

 

  • Megan Thee Stallion’s Savage saw Beyonce collaborate on a remix that was released shortly after the original, now on Megan Thee’s Good News album. Savage (Remix) hit Billboard Hot 100 on 30th May of 2020, also receiving 3 nominations at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards.

The year of bad news

 

  • The Weeknd receives 0 GRAMMY nominations despite topping various charts with his fourth studio album After Hours.

     

  • Eddie Van Halen succumbs to cancer on the 6th of October 2020.

 

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  • Little Richard, the father of rock’n’roll passes away at the age of 87, on May 9th, 2020.

 

  • Up-and-coming NY-based rapper Pop Smoke was tragically killed in his LA house on 9th Feb, 2020, at the age of 20.

 

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  • Radio Disney announces the official shut-down for all operations from early 2021 onwards.

All-in-all, 2020 has been a bittersweet ride.  But one thing has always prevailed – good music. And something tells us there’s a lot more music coming our way…

Here we come, 2021!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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