2015 in music

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This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2015 in music.

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Specific locations

Specific genres

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

Bands reformed

Bands disbanded

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Scott Weiland on stage—2009-07

See also

References

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  8. "Dave Ball passed away".
  9. "Multifaceted Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies At 86".
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