Moments that Have Defined the Decade in Music So Far

Billboard put together a list of the top 75 moments that have defined the decade in music and it's pretty complete but these are some of the highlights.  




September 12th, 2010:  Lady Gaga wears a meat dress to the "VMAs".

 

 

November 16th, 2010:  The Beatles put their music on iTunes.

 

 

April 26th, 2011:  "The Voice" debuts on NBC.

 

 

July 14th, 2011:  Spotify arrives in America.

 

 

August 8th, 2011:  Jay-Z and Kanye West release "Watch the Throne".

 

 

February 11th, 2012:  Whitney Houston dies.

 

 

June 2nd, 2012:  Adam Lambert becomes the first openly gay male artist to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

 


December 21st, 2012:  Psy's "Gangnam Style" video hits a billion views on YouTube.

 

 

February 3rd, 2013:  Beyoncé plays halftime of Super Bowl 47.

 

 

August 25th, 2013:  Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke did . . . whatever the hell you call that thing they did . . . at the "VMAs".

 

 

January 26th, 2014:  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat Kendrick Lamar for Best Rap Album at the "Grammys".

 

 

May 12th, 2014:  TMZ releases the elevator video of Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange.

 

 

September 9, 2014:  U2's "Songs of Innocence" was FORCED on people via the new iPhone 6.

 

 

November 15th, 2014:  Taylor Swift's "1989" sells 1.287 million in first week.

 

 


March 10th, 2015:  A jury rules that Robin Thicke and Pharrell borrowed a little too much from Marvin Gaye for "Blurred Lines".

 

 

October 30th, 2015:  Kanye West announces his 2020 presidential candidacy at the "VMAs".

 

 

November 13th, 2015:  There was a terrorist attack at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris.

 

 

January 10th, 2016:  David Bowie dies.

 

 

April 21st, 2016:  Prince dies at 57.

 


April 23rd, 2016:  Beyoncé premieres "Lemonade" on HBO.

 

 

June 24th, 2016:  Kanye West debuts his "Famous" video with all those creepy mannequins of famous people in a bed together.

 

 

March 30th, 2017:  Streaming overtakes music sales.

 

 

June 4th, 2017:  Ariana Grande returns to the U.K. to headline the One Love Manchester Concert.


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