2015 in music

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Specific locations

The following is a list of notable events and releases that happen in 2015 in music in the United States.

The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened in 2015 in music in Australia.

This is a summary of the year 2015 in British music.

Specific genres

This is a list of notable events in country music that took place in 2015.

This is a timeline documenting events of heavy metal in the year 2015.

Albums released

Awards

2015 Billboard Music Awards
Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift – New Artist of the Year: Sam Smith – Top Hot 100 Song: All About That Bass – Top Billboard 200 Album: 1989
57th Japan Record Awards
Grand Prix: "Unfair World" (ja) by Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile TribeBest Singer: Seiko MatsudaBest New Artist: Magnolia FactoryBest Song: several
2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards
Artist of the Year: Big BangAlbum of the Year: Exodus by ExoSong of the Year: "Bang Bang Bang" by Big BangBest Music Video: Bae Bae by Big Bang
MTV Video Music Awards
Video of the Year: Bad Blood – Best Male Video: Uptown Funk – Best Female Video: Blank Space – Artist to Watch: Fetty Wap
MTV Europe Music Awards
Best Song: Bad Blood – Best Video: Downtown – Best Female: Rihanna – Best Male: Justin Bieber
The 3rd V Chart Awards
Top Male Artist : Vision Wei with By Your SideTop Female Artist: Jane Zhang with You Are Mine (我是我的) • Top Group: Top Combine with Large Pear (鸭梨大)Top New Artist: Henry Huo

Bands formed

See Category:Musical groups established in 2015

Bands reformed

The Academy Is... American rock band

The Academy Is... was an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2003. Before disbanding, they were signed by the Decaydance imprint of the Fueled by Ramen label. They were originally known as "The Academy", but added the "Is..." in 2004 to avoid legal complications with other established bands already under that name. The band released three studio albums, Almost Here, Santi, and Fast Times at Barrington High, and four EPs. The band announced its break-up on 8 October 2011. In May 2015, lead singer William Beckett announced that the band would reunite at Riot Fest 2015 in Chicago. In addition the core members of the band Beckett, Mike Carden and Adam Siska, as well as Andy Mrotek and Ian Crawford, reunited for a farewell tour that took place during December 2015.

A-ha Norwegian band

A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. Founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (guitars), the band rose to fame during the mid-1980s and continued its global success in the 1990s and the 21st century.

Alexisonfire Canadian post-hardcore band

Alexisonfire is a five-piece Canadian post-hardcore band that formed in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2001. They describe their music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight". When the band emerged in late 2001, it was enough to impress critics as well as earning their self-titled debut album a gold certification in Canada. The band has released three subsequent successful studio albums since then: Watch Out! in 2004, Crisis in 2006, and Old Crows/Young Cardinals in 2009, each achieving platinum certification in their native country. Plus three special edition live albums from Manchester Academy, Birmingham Academy, and Brixton Academy. Their accolades include a 2005 Juno Award for New Group of the Year.

Bands disbanded

3 Inches of Blood Canadian heavy metal band

3 Inches of Blood was a Canadian heavy metal band formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia, last consisting of Cam Pipes, Justin Hagberg, Shane Clark, and Ash Pearson, none of whom were original members of the band. They are marked by strong influences from the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Avi Buffalo is an American musician, songwriter, and producer.

The Black Crowes American rock band

The Black Crowes were an American rock band formed in 1989. Their discography includes eight studio albums, four live albums and several charting singles. The band was signed to Def American Recordings in 1989 by producer George Drakoulias and released its debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, the following year. The follow-up, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, reached the top of the Billboard 200 in 1992. After a hiatus between 2002 and 2005, the band regrouped and toured for several years before releasing Warpaint in 2008, which hit number 5 on the Billboard chart. After the release of a greatest hits/acoustic double album Croweology in August 2010, the band started a 20th anniversary tour that was followed by a second hiatus. After a final tour in 2013, the band finally announced its break-up in 2015.

Deaths

January

Failsafe were an English melodic rock band formed in 2000. They are based in and around Preston, England. They released three albums independently, with their third produced by Dave Eringa.

Lance Percival British actor and comedian

John Lancelot Blades Percival, known as Lance Percival, was an English actor, comedian and singer, best known for his appearances in satirical comedy television shows of the early 1960s and his ability to improvise comic calypsos about current news stories. He later became successful as an after-dinner speaker.

Joan Hinde British musician

Joan Hinde was a British trumpeter and entertainer.

February

Steve Strange Welsh pop singer

Stephen John Harrington, better known by his stage name Steve Strange, was a Welsh pop singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the New Wave Synth-pop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.

Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978. The band became closely linked to the burgeoning New Romantic fashion movement of the early 1980s, and are best known for their hit "Fade to Grey" which was released in late 1980. In the UK, the band achieved two Top 20 albums and five Top 30 singles before the commercial failure of their third album led to their break-up in 1985.

Clark Terry American swing and bebop musician

Clark Virgil Terry Jr. was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee.

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Scott Weiland on stage—2009-07

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