2007 albums


This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2007.

Specific locations

2007 in British music This is a summary of 2007 in music in the United Kingdom. Events *1 January **George Shearing is knighted for services to music in Elizabeth II, The Queen's New Year Honours List. Evelyn Glennie becomes a Dame. Imogen Cooper, John Rutter and ...
* 2007 in Canadian music *2007 in Irish music *2007 in Japanese music *2007 in Norwegian music *2007 in South Korean music

Specific genres

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Albums released

*List of 2007 albums



*January 1 – George Shearing is knighted for services to music in Elizabeth II, The Queen's New Year Honours List. Evelyn Glennie becomes a Dame. Imogen Cooper, John Rutter and Rod Stewart are appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CBE. *January 12 – In an experiment initiated by ''The Washington Post'' columnist Gene Weingarten, violinist Joshua Bell plays incognito Street performance, busker at the Metro subway station L'Enfant Plaza (WMATA station), L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.; of the 1,097 people who passed by, only seven stop to listen and only one recognizes Bell. *January 19–February 4 – The Big Day Out festival takes place in Australia and New Zealand, headlined by Tool (band), Tool and Muse (band), Muse. *January 30 **Following rumours that The Police will reunite for a tour after 23 years to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of "Roxanne (The Police song), Roxanne", the band announce that they will perform at the opening of the 49th annual Grammy Awards on February 11 and subsequently announce The Police Reunion Tour. **Timbaland plagiarism controversy: rumours circulate that Timbaland may have appropriated his ringtone ''Block Party'' and the related beat to Nelly Furtado's "Do It (Nelly Furtado song), Do It". **Lebanese-born UK popstar Mika (singer), Mika's music career begins after signing to Universal Music Group, Universal Records UK.


*February 7 – Avril Lavigne release the lead single from her third album ''The Best Damn Thing'' Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song), Girlfriend. *February 11 – the 49th Grammy Awards are presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Christina Aguilera performs "It's a Man's Man's Man's World", a tribute to the Godfather of Soul James Brown. Dixie Chicks, along with producer Rick Rubin, became the biggest winners of the night with five awards, including the big three: Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Album of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Song of the Year, while Carrie Underwood wins Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Best New Artist. Red Hot Chili Peppers won four awards for their 2006 rock hit "Dani California" and the album ''Stadium Arcadium''. Shakira performed for the first time ever at the Grammys with the biggest hit of 2006, "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wyclef Jean. The Police reunited and performed for the first time in the 21st century. *February 16 – Chris Cornell leaves Audioslave because of "musical differences". *February 20 – Christina Aguilera began her second leg of her Back to Basics Tour in the US. The tour would go on to become the highest-grossing tour for a female artist in 2007. *February 26 – ''Gramophone'' magazine reports on its website a confession by William Barrington-Coupe that he released recordings by other pianists under the name of his wife Joyce Hatto. Barrington-Coupe claims that Hatto was unaware of the deception. *February 27 – American rock parody band Tenacious D release their movie, ''Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny'' on DVD. *February 28 – It is announced that the American early 1980s punk band Circle Jerks have released a new song, titled "I'm Gonna Live", also to be heard on their Myspace page. Rumors spread that the band is gearing up to release a follow-up to 1995's ''Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities''.


*March 1 – Angela Hacker is voted by viewers the 2007 champion of the televised singing competition ''Nashville Star''. Her prize is a record deal with Warner Bros. Records. *March 2 – Soilwork hires Daniel Antonsson. He was a session musician for the band in 2006. *March 12 **Matchbook Romance announce they are going on indefinite hiatus after ten years, as all members decided to go their separate ways. **Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, R.E.M., The Ronettes, Patti Smith and Van Halen inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. *March 13 Elliot Yamin releases his song wait for you becoming Number 13 on the Top 100 Billboard and being viewed over 60 Million times. *March 16 – Bad Religion reveal their new album will be called ''New Maps of Hell (Bad Religion album), New Maps of Hell''. *March 21 – Toshimitsu Deyama announces that he has been recording with Yoshiki (musician), Yoshiki after a gap of ten years. *March 25 – Elton John plays Madison Square Garden for the 60th time, to celebrate his 60th birthday. The concert sets the record for most performances by an artist at the venue. Longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin makes an appearance, as do celebrities Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton. John performs songs from his back catalogue, including "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun" and "Roy Rogers (song), Roy Rogers".


*April 2 – Genesis (band), Genesis release the first of 5 planned box sets, ''Genesis 1976–1982''. The boxsets and their associated remasters attract criticism from Genesis fans, progressive rock enthusiasts, and audiophiles for their heavy dynamic range compression, being touted as a microcosm of the loudness war. *April 3 – Hilary Duff releases her first album in three years, ''Dignity (album), Dignity''. *April 7 – Joss Stone's third studio album ''Introducing Joss Stone'' debuts at number two on the US Billboard 200, ''Billboard'' 200, becoming the highest debut entry by a British female solo artist on the US chart; the record was previously held by Amy Winehouse's ''Back to Black'', which had debuted at number seven the previous week. *April 8 – Japanese street musician Koichi Toyama is one of the candidates in the 2007 Tokyo gubernatorial election, election for governor of Tokyo. He finishes 8th out of a field of 14. *April 10 – Beyoncé launches The Beyoncé Experience in Tokyo, Japan. *April 17 – Avril Lavigne releases the best-selling album of the year worldwide The Best Damn Thing. *April 19 – Joey Jordison of Slipknot (band), Slipknot becomes a session member of KoЯn. *April 22 – Patrick Wolf announces his retirement from the music business. However, he later revokes this, saying that he will merely be on hiatus. *April 23 **Cryptopsy fires Lord Worm. **Bevan Davies replaces Will Hunt & Vince Neil as the other replacement drummer for Nick Oshiro of Static-X. *April 27 – 29 – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. *April 29 – The first precollege music conservatory for the Arab-speaking population of Israel opens in Shfaram.


*May 1 – Ne-Yo returns to music with the release of his second studio album Because of You (Ne-Yo album), ''Because of You''. *May 11 – Guitarist Chickn creates a post via MySpace confirming that D.I. (band), D.I. will finally release the long-awaited first reunion album ''On the Western Front'' on August 7. This would be their first official album featuring new material since 1994's ''State of Shock (D.I. album), State of Shock''. *May 12 – The 52nd Eurovision Song Contest 2007, Eurovision Song Contest, held at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, is won by Serbian singer Marija Šerifović with the song "Molitva". *May 15 – ''Minutes to Midnight (Linkin Park album), Minutes to Midnight'' by Linkin Park sells more than 600,000 copies in the US and more than 1,000,000 worldwide and is the third best-selling album in the first week. *May 16 – 20 – The European Festival of Youth Choirs is held in Basel, Switzerland. *May 19 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, KROQ airs the fifteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast, Weenie Roast. Bands featured include Linkin Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Incubus (band), Incubus, Rise Against, Korn, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Interpol (band), Interpol, Queens of the Stone Age, The Bravery, Silversun Pickups, Tim Armstrong, Peter Bjorn and John, Tiger Army, and the Plain White T's. *May 23 – Jordin Sparks of Arizona wins Season 6 of ''American Idol''. Blake Lewis is named runner-up. *May 25 – 28 – Salzburg Festival *May 26 – 27 – Sasquatch! Music Festival *May 30 – June 5 – The Peel Bay Festival (Isle of Man)


*June 4 **Mikael Åkerfeldt returns to Bloodbath and the band also hires Per Eriksson (musician), Per Eriksson. **Yoshiki (musician), Yoshiki announces that X Japan will reunite for a new tour and a single. *June 8 – 10 – The annual Download Festival takes place at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and Iron Maiden headlined the main stage, the Dimebag Darrel stage by Korn, Mötley Crüe and Billy Talent, and the Tuborg stage by Suicidal Tendencies, Head Automatica and Reel Big Fish. *June 14 – Daft Punk came back in Paris for a show, ten years after their last performance in the French capital. *June 22 – Glastonbury Festival (to June 25), with Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, The Who, Shirley Bassey *June 28 – Spice Girls announce their reunion at The O2 in London in a press conference televised worldwide. *June 29 – July 1 – Heineken Open'er Festival takes place in Babie Doły military airport, Gdynia, Poland.


*July 1 – The Concert for Diana takes place at Wembley Stadium in London. Performers include Duran Duran, Elton John, Fergie (singer), Fergie, Joss Stone, Kanye West, Nelly Furtado, Rod Stewart, and Tom Jones (singer), Tom Jones. *July 7 – Live Earth, worldwide series of concerts to initiate action against global warming. Acts include: Sarah Brightman, Linkin Park, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Shakira, John Mayer, Rihanna, Beastie Boys, Duran Duran, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Eyed Peas, Spinal Tap (band), Spinal Tap, Jack Johnson (musician), Jack Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Metallica as well as the reunited bands The Police, Genesis (band), Genesis, The Smashing Pumpkins and Crowded House. *July 7 – 8 – T in the Park, Oxegen#2007 Festival, Oxegen 2007 *July 17 – Joe Payne joins Divine Heresy. *July 27 – Adam Willard leaves The Offspring and is replaced by former Face to Face (punk band), Face to Face and Saves the Day drummer Pete Parada. *July 31 – Korn's eighth studio album, which is Untitled Korn album, untitled, debuts at number 2 on the Billboard 200, ''Billboard'' 200, with 123,000 copies sold in its first week. This is the first album without original drummer David Silveria.


*August 4 – 5 – The annual Splendour in the Grass music festival is held in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Byron Bay, Australia, headlined by Powderfinger and Arctic Monkeys. *August 4 – 11 – The Three Choirs Festival is held at Gloucester, with a programme including Benjamin Britten's ''War Requiem'' and Symphony No. 8 (Mahler), Mahler's ''Symphony No 8''. *August 5 – 2007 Karaj Rock Concert incident: 230 Iranian musicians and fans are arrested by the government at an illegal rock concert. *August 11 – 12 – The eighth annual Summer Sonic Festival is held. Bands that play include: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Bloc Party, The Horrors, Interpol (band), Interpol, The Offspring, Sum 41, Metallica and We Are Scientists. *August 16 – Andreas Sydow quits Darkane. *August 24 – Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival opens with a concert featuring Girls Aloud. Other artists appearing during the weekend include Rebecca Evans (singer), Rebecca Evans, Carlos Álvarez (baritone), Carlos Alvarez, and Michael Ball (singer), Michael Ball. *August 24 – 26 – Carling Weekend – Reading and Leeds Festivals *August 30 – "Gimme More", Britney Spears' comeback single from the ''Blackout (Britney Spears album), Blackout'' album, makes its official radio debut. Within 24 hours, it is one of the most requested songs on air. The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, selling 1,000,000 copies shortly after its release. *August 31 – September 2 – Electric Picnic#2007 festival, Electric Picnic 2007


*September 3 – My Chemical Romance lead singer, Gerard Way, marries Mindless Self Indulgence bassist, Lyn-Z, backstage at Projekt Revolution in Denver, Colorado *September 4 – Small Faces and Don Arden plaque unveiled at 52–55 Carnaby Street, London, England *September 8 – "Weird Al" Yankovic performs his 1,000th live show at Idaho Falls, Idaho. *September 9 – Britney Spears opens the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards held in the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. *September 12 – October 1 – Prague Autumn International Music Festival *September 20 – 23 – 4th annual Decibel Festival, Seattle *September 22 – 29 – 35th North Wales International Music Festival is held at St Asaph. *September 23 – Prashant Tamang wins Season 3 of ''Indian Idol''. *September 24 – Patrick Watson (musician), Patrick Watson's album ''Close to Paradise'' wins the Canadian Polaris Music Prize for 2007.


*October 1 **Placebo (band), Placebo's drummer Steve Hewitt leaves the band, citing "personal and musical differences" as the cause of the split. **The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra announces the appointment of Donald Runnicles as its next Chief Conductor. **Genesis (band), Genesis release the second of 5 planned box sets, ''Genesis 1983–1998''. **Jonny Greenwood, guitarist of Radiohead, announces on the band's website that they will release the new album ''In Rainbows'' in ten days; consumers can pay whatever price they want. *October 4 – Fred Mascherino announces his departure from Taking Back Sunday, to pursue his solo career. *October 15 – Reggae musician Burning Spear is awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction in the Officer class. *October 16 – Linkin Park releases their single Shadow Of The Day. *October 20 – Brett Anderson Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall concert is recorded. *October 22 – X Japan performs for the first time in ten years and announces a concert in Tokyo in spring, followed by a world tour. *October 24 – The Backstreet Boys released their sixth studio album Unbreakable (Backstreet Boys album), ''Unbreakable''. It was the first album the Backstreet Boys released as a quartet. *October 26 – Britney Spears releases her fifth studio album, ''Blackout (Britney Spears album), Blackout'', her first studio album in four years. The album debuted at No. 2 on US Billboard Hot 100, ''Billboard'' Hot 100 making it her first studio album to not debut at #1. *October 27 **Interpol (band), Interpol, Yo La Tengo, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Horrors, TeddyBears and other bands appear in the Manifest Festival at Mexico City. **Singapore Hit Awards 2007 ceremony is held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. **10th Annual electronic dance music festival Monster Massive, held at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. *October 31 – Newsboys release their twelfth studio album Go (Newsboys album), Go. It is the band's last album with Phil Joel and is their first album with Paul Colman.


*November 1 – The 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards take place at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany *November 6 – Chris Brown comes back with the release of his second studio album Exclusive (album), ''Exclusive'' *November 9 – Carnatic vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan and Western Classical pianist Anil Srinivasan première tracks from their collaborative album ''Colour of Rain''. *November 12 – OneRepublic breaks the Top 40 Radio airplay record in the US with "Apologize". *November 25 – Natalie Gauci becomes the winner of ''Australian Idol 2007'' at the Sydney Opera House, beating Matt Corby to the title. Gauci's winning single "Here I Am (Natalie Gauci song), Here I Am" will debut at Number 2 – the first ''Australian Idol'' single not to reach Number 1. *November 27 – Harmonia (band), Harmonia reunite for their first concert since 1976 in Berlin.


*December 2 – Spice Girls open their reunion tour in Vancouver, Canada. *December 8–9 – The Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, KROQ airs the eighteenth annual KROQ Acoustic Christmas, Acoustic Christmas. Bands that played are: Linkin Park, Bad Religion, Angels & Airwaves, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Serj Tankian, Paramore, Modest Mouse, Jimmy Eat World, Spoon (band), Spoon, Feist (singer), Feist, The Shins, Silversun Pickups and Muse (band), Muse. *December 9 – Evanescence finish touring for The Open Door, and part ways with hired musicians, Will Hunt and Troy McLawhorn. *December 10 **Led Zeppelin reunite in London for their first show in 25 years. **Celine Dion makes the final performance of her 5-year engagement at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. *December 15 – Leon Jackson is named winner of the The X Factor (British series 4), fourth series of ''The X Factor (British TV series), The X Factor UK''. Rhydian Roberts is named runner-up, while Same Difference and Niki Evans finish in third and fourth place respectively.

Bands formed

*''See :Musical groups established in 2007, Musical groups established in 2007''

Returning performers

*Kevin Ayers (first studio album since 1992) *Britney Spears (first studio album since 2003) *Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (first studio album since 2002) *Buck-O-Nine (first studio album since 1999) *Buffalo Tom (first album since 1998) *Duran Duran (first album since 2004) *The Eagles (first studio album since 1979) *Jack Ingram (first studio album since 2004) *Wu-Tang Clan (first studio album since 2001)

Bands disbanded

*''See :Musical groups disestablished in 2007, Musical groups disestablished in 2007''

Bands re-formed

*''See :Musical groups reestablished in 2007''

Bands on hiatus

*Allister (hiatus) *Damiera (on hiatus in April 2007, reformed with new members in June 2007) *Dimension Zero (Swedish band), Dimension Zero *The Early November (indefinite hiatus) *Evanescence (indefinite hiatus) *Gerling (indefinite hiatus) *Los Hermanos (indefinite hiatus) *Matchbook Romance (indefinite hiatus) *Nickel Creek (hiatus) *Sparta (band), Sparta (indefinite hiatus) *Yourcodenameis:milo (indefinite hiatus) *Train (band), Train (hiatus) *Outkast (indefinite hiatus)

Albums released

Best-selling albums globally

The best-selling records in 2007 according to IFPI:

Best-selling albums in the US

Billboard's Top Sellers 2007.

Top Hits on record

Singles which have ranked within Top 25 within the Billboard Hot 100 Hits Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2007

Other international hits

*"4 Mots sur un piano" – Patrick Fiori, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Christine Ricol *"ABC" – Jin (rapper), Jin *"Afortunada" – Francisca Valenzuela *"Amaranth (song), Amaranth" – Nightwish *"Baheb Nuoa Kalamak" – Amal Hijazi *"Bajo el mismo Cielo" – Kany García *"¡Basta Ya! (song), ¡Basta Ya! – Marco Antonio Solís *"Chak De India (song), Chak De India" – Sukhwinder Singh, Salim Merchant, Marianne D'Cruz *"La débâcle des sentiments" – Stanislas (singer), Stanislas *"Der Regen fällt" – LaFee *"Double Je" – Christophe Willem *"Dziękuję" – Doda (singer), Doda *"Empezar Desde Cero, Hoy Que Te Vas" – RBD *"Garçon (song), Garçon" – Koxie *"It Only Reminds Me Of You" – MYMP *"Jacques a dit" – Christophe Willem *"Like Only a Woman Can" – Brian McFadden *"Maximum" – Murat Boz *"No Te Veo" – Casa de Leones *"Upside Down (6cyclemind song), Upside Down" – 6 Cycle Mind *"Oshiri Kajiri Mushi" – Uruma Delvi *"Quiero (Ricardo Arjona song), Quiero" – Ricardo Arjona *"Rise Up (Yves Larock song), Rise Up" – Yves Larock *"Shaka Beach: Laka Laka La" – Uverworld *"Tu Amor No Es Garantía" – Anaís *"Un Corazón" Chelo (American singer), Chelo

Classical music

Instrumental works

*Kalevi Aho – Oboe Concerto *Lera Auerbach – Symphony No. 1 "Chimera" *Brice Pauset – ''Vier variationen'', for flute, percussion, piano and string trio *Michael Daugherty – Deus ex Machina (composition), ''Deus ex Machina'' *Lorenzo Ferrero – ''Fantasy Suite'', for flute, violoncello and piano *Sofia Gubaidulina **''Ravvedimento'', for cello and four guitars **''In Tempus Praesens'', concert for violin and orchestra *Nigel Hess – Piano Concerto *Wojciech Kilar – Symphony No. 5 ''Advent Symphony'', for choir and orchestra or instrumental ensemble *Claude Ledoux (composer), Claude Ledoux – ''Canto a due'' for B clarinet and cello *Karlheinz Stockhausen **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Seventh Hour, Balance'', for flute, English horn, and bass clarinet **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Eighth Hour: Glück, Glück'' (Bliss), for oboe, English horn, and bassoon **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Ninth Hour: Hoffnung, Hoffnung'' (Hope), for violin, viola, and cello **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Tenth Hour, Glanz'' (Brilliance), for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and viola **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Eleventh Hour, Treue'' (Fidelity), for E-flat clarinet, basset horn, and bass clarinet **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Twelfth Hour, Erwachen'' (Awakening), for soprano saxophone, trumpet, and cello *Martijn Padding – ''And Trees Would Sing'', for counter tenor/high tenor and trombone quartet

Electronic music

*Karlheinz Stockhausen – ''Klang (Stockhausen)#Thirteenth Hour, Cosmic Pulses'', electronic music

Vocal music with electronic music

*Karlheinz Stockhausen – **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Fourteenth Hour, Havona'', for bass voice and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Fifteenth Hour, Orvonton'', for baritone and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Eighteenth Hour, Jerusem'', for tenor and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Nineteenth Hour, Urantia'', for soprano and electronic music

Instrumental music with electronic music

*Keith Kirchoff – ''The Adventures of Norby'', for piano and electronics *Karlheinz Stockhausen – **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Fourteenth Hour, Havona'', for bass voice and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Fifteenth Hour, Orvonton'', for baritone and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Sixteenth Hour: Uversa, Uversa'', for basset-horn and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Seventeenth Hour, Nebadon'', for horn and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Eighteenth Hour, Jerusem'', for tenor and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Nineteenth Hour, Urantia'', for soprano and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Twentieth Hour, Edentia'', for soprano saxophone and electronic music **''Klang (Stockhausen)#Twenty-first Hour, Paradies'' (Paradise), for flute and electronic music


*Unsuk Chin – ''Alice in Wonderland (opera), Alice in Wonderland'' *Ryan Conarro, William Todd Hunt – ''Arctic Magic Flute'' *Vladimir Cosma – ''Marius et Fanny'' *Victor Davies – ''Transit of Venus (opera), Transit of Venus'' *Anthony Davis (composer), Anthony Davis – ''Wakonda's Dream'' *Jonathan Dove – ''The Adventures of Pinocchio (opera), The Adventures of Pinocchio'' *Lorenzo Ferrero – ''Le piccole storie, Le piccole storie: Ai margini delle guerre'' *Philip Glass – ''Appomattox (opera), Appomattox'' *Ricky Ian Gordon – ''The Grapes of Wrath (opera), The Grapes of Wrath'' *Hans Werner Henze – ''Phaedra (opera), Phaedra'' *James MacMillan – ''The Sacrifice (opera), The Sacrifice'' *Richard Mills (composer), Richard Mills – ''The Love of the Nightingale (opera), The Love of the Nightingale'' *Fabio Vacchi – ''Teneke''


*Lorenzo Ferrero – ''Franca Florio, regina di Palermo''

Musical film

*''Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule'', Telugu-language film starring Venkatesh (actor), Venkatesh and Trisha (actress), Trisha, with music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. *''Across the Universe (film), Across the Universe'' a musical which tells a love story during war times, using adapted versions of music from The Beatles. It was widely released October 12, 2007. *''Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer'', documentary, directed and produced by Robbie Cavolina and Ian McCrudden *''Duniya (2007 film), Duniya'', Kannada-language film written and directed by Duniya Soori, Soori, with songs by V. Manohar and score by Sadhu Kokila *''Love Songs (2007 film), Les Chansons d'Amour'', directed by Christophe Honoré and starring Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme and Chiara Mastroianni, with music by Alex Beaupain *The musical, ''Sweeney Todd (musical), Sweeney Todd'', was adapted as a major motion picture (under the title ''Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007 film), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'') by Tim Burton featuring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee, Alan Rickman and Sacha Baron Cohen in key roles. It was released December 21, 2007. *''Hairspray (2007 film), Hairspray'' – an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, itself adapted from John Waters' 1988 comedy film. It was released July 20, 2007. *The film ''Once (film), Once'', a self-proclaimed modern musical which goes on to win the Academy Award for Best Song for the song "Falling Slowly" *''Piano, solo'', biopic about the life of jazz pianist and composer Luca Flores (:it:Luca Flores, it)

Musical theater

*110 in the Shade'' (Harvey Schmidt, Schmidt and Tom Jones (writer), Jones) -- Broadway revival * ''Curtains (musical), Curtains'' (Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Book: Rupert Holmes) – Broadway production opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 22 and ran for 511 performances *''Legally Blonde (musical), Legally Blonde'' (Music and Lyrics: Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe (composer), Laurence O'Keefe Book: Heather Hach) - Broadway production opened at the Palace Theatre (New York City), Palace Theatre on April 29 and ran for 595 performances *''Matador (Danish musical) (Music: Bent Fabricius-Bjerre Lyrics: Clemens Telling) – opened at the Copenhagen Opera House on June 10 * ''Ruža na asfaltu'' (Music: Darko Hajsek Lyrics: Hajsek and Ladislav Prežigalo Book: Igor Weidlich) - opened at the Komedija Theatre, Zagreb, on October 27 * ''Siddhartha (musical), Siddhartha'' (Book: Hsing Yun) - opened at the Waterfront Cebu, Cebu City, Philippines, on June 6

Musical television

* ''Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of The Music Hall'' starring Jessie Wallace and Richard Armitage (actor), Richard Armitage * ''High School Musical 2'' starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale premiered on the Disney Channel, it went on to become one of the most successful television movies ever.


*January 1 – Miguel Gallego Arámbula, first son of the Latin superstar Luis Miguel *September 15 – Nathan Glenn and Alex Jacob Robertson, twin sons of Orli Shaham and David Robertson (conductor), David Robertson *October 7 – Sabrina Sakaë, first daughter of Thalía and Tommy Mottola



*January 1 **Julius Hegyi, American conductor, 83 **Tad Jones, American music historian, 54 (injuries from a fall) **Del Reeves, American country singer, 74 *January 3 – János Fürst, Hungarian conductor and violinist, 71 *January 6 – Pete Kleinow, American guitarist (The Flying Burrito Brothers), 72 *January 8 – Mercedes Murciano, Cuban singer (Miami Sound Machine), 49 *January 13 – Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist, 57 (leukemia) *January 16 – Thornton "Pookie" Hudson, American singer (The Spaniels), 73 *January 17 – Uwe Nettlebeck, German producer and multi-instrumentalist (Faust (band), Faust), 67 *January 18 – Brent Liles, American punk bassist (Social Distortion), 43 (road accident) *January 19 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas & the Papas), 66 *January 21 – Mina Foley, New Zealand coloratura soprano, 76 *January 22 – Disco D, American music producer and composer, 26 (suicide by hanging) *January 28 – Karel Svoboda (composer), Karel Svoboda, composer, 68 *January 31 – Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer, 56 *February 1 **Whitney Balliett, American journalist and jazz critic, 80 **Gian Carlo Menotti, composer, 95 *February 4 – Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian songwriter, 47 (spinal cancer) *February 6 **Billy Henderson (American singer), Billy Henderson, American vocalist (The Spinners (U.S. band), The Spinners), 67 **Frankie Laine, American singer, 93 *February 8 – Joe Hunter (musician), Joe Hunter, American pianist (The Funk Brothers), 79 *February 12 – Eldee Young, American bassist (Young-Holt Unlimited), 71 *February 15 – Ray Evans, American songwriter, 92 *February 18 – John "Bam Bam" Lane, American drummer (Bill Haley & His Comets), 76 *February 19 – Janet Blair, American actress and singer, 85 *February 22 – Edgar Evans (tenor), Edgar Evans, Welsh operatic tenor, 94 *February 23 **Donnie Brooks, American pop singer, 71 **Ian Wallace (drummer), Ian Wallace, British drummer (King Crimson), 60 *February 24 – Bryan Balkwill, English pianist and orchestral conductor, 84 *February 28 – Billy Thorpe, British-born Australian rock performer, 60


*March 7 – Frigyes Hidas, Hungarian composer, 88 *March 9 – Brad Delp, American singer (Boston (band), Boston), 55 (suicide) *March 11 – Betty Hutton, American singer and actress, 86 *March 19 – Luther Ingram, American singer, 69 *March 30 – Marcel Merkès, French operatic tenor, 86 *April 5 – Mark St. John, American guitarist (Kiss (band), Kiss, White Tiger (band), White Tiger), 51 *April 9 – Egon Bondy, Czech songwriter (The Plastic People of the Universe), 77 *April 10 **Walter Hendl, American conductor, composer, and pianist, 90 **Dakota Staton, American jazz vocalist, 74 *April 14 – Don Ho, Hawaiian musician, 76 *April 17 – Kitty Carlisle, American singer, 96 *April 20 – Andrew Hill (jazz musician), Andrew Hill, American jazz pianist, 75 *April 25 – Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer 69 *April 26 – San Fadyl, American drummer (The Ladybug Transistor), 31 *April 27 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor, 80 *April 30 **Zola Taylor, American vocalist (The Platters), 69 **Grégory Lemarchal, French singer, 23 (cystic fibrosis)


*May 6 – Đorđe Novković, Croatian songwriter, 63 *May 8 – Carson Whitsett, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer (The Imperial Show Band), 62 *May 20 – Ben Weisman, American pianist, 95 *May 27 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard), 40 *June 1 – Tony Thompson (singer), Tony Thompson, American singer (Hi-Five), 31 (freon overdose) *June 2 – John Pyke, American drummer (Ra Ra Riot), 23 *June 4 – Freddie Scott, American singer, 74 *June 8 – Nellie Lutcher, American jazz and pop singer and pianist, 94 *June 13 – Oskar Morawetz, Canadian composer, 90 *June 18 – Hank Medress, American singer (The Tokens), 67 *June 24 – Natasja Saad, Natasja, Danish reggae singer, 33 (car accident) *June 29 – George McCorkle, American guitarist (The Marshall Tucker Band), 60


*July 2 **Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano, 78 **Hy Zaret, American lyricist, 98 *July 3 – Boots Randolph, American saxophonist, 80 *July 4 – Bill Pinkney, American vocalist (The Drifters), 81 *July 5 – George Melly, British Jazz vocalist, 80 *July 8 – Jindřich Feld, Czech composer, 82 *July 11 – Rod Lauren, American singer, 67 *July 12 – Robert Burås, Norwegian rock guitarist and songwriter of Madrugada (band), Madrugada, 31 *July 15 – Kelly Johnson, British guitarist (Girlschool), 49 *July 23 – Ron Miller (songwriter), Ron Miller, American songwriter and producer, 74 *July 29 – Trevor Hudson, American bassist (Bottom of the Hudson), 27 (car accident) *July 28 – Theo Altmeyer, German classical tenor, 76 *August 4 – Lee Hazlewood, American singer and songwriter, 78 *August 10 – Tony Wilson, Anthony Wilson, British record executive (Factory Records), 57 *August 12 – Merv Griffin, American singer, television producer and land developer, 82 *August 16 – Max Roach, American jazz drummer, 83 *August 30 – K. P. H. Notoprojo, Javanese gamelan and rebab player, and composer, 98


*September 3 – Carter Albrecht, American keyboardist (Edie Brickell & New Bohemians), 34 (shot) *September 6 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, 71 *September 9 – Hughie Thomasson, American guitarist, 55 (heart attack) *September 10 – Thomas Hansen (musician), Thomas Hansen, Norwegian musician, 31 (drug-related) *September 11 **Willie Tee, American singer/songwriter, 63 **Joe Zawinul, Austrian keyboardist (Weather Report), 75 *September 12 – Bobby Byrd, American soul singer, 73 *September 15 – Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan composer, pianist and conductor, 79 *September 25 – Patrick Bourque, Canadian bassist (Emerson Drive), 29 *October 9 – Jacqueline "Lady Jaye" Breyer, British experimental musician (Psychic TV), 38 *October 16 – Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer, 26 (car accident) *October 17 – Teresa Brewer, American singer, 76 *October 18 – Lucky Dube, South African reggae musician, 43 (shot) *October 20 – Paul Raven (musician), Paul Raven, British bassist (Killing Joke) 46 (heart attack) *October 24 – Petr Eben, Czech composer, 78 *October 28 – Porter Wagoner, American country singer, 80 *October 30 – Robert Goulet, American singer, 73


*November 2 – Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer, 23 (bus accident) *November 6 – Hank Thompson (musician), Hank Thompson, American country singer and guitarist, 82 *November 11 – John Petersen (musician), John Petersen, American drummer (The Beau Brummels, Harpers Bizarre), 65 *November 12 – Peter "Cool Man" Steiner, Swiss singer, 90 *November 14 – Craig Smith (conductor), Craig Smith, American conductor, 60 *November 16 – Grethe Kausland, Norwegian singer, 60 (lung cancer) *November 19 **Paul Brodie, Canadian saxophonist, 73 **Kevin DuBrow, American singer, (Quiet Riot), 52 **Wiera Gran, Polish singer, 91 *November 20 – Ernest "Doc" Paulin, American jazz musician, 100 *November 23 – Frank Guarrera, American singer, 83 *November 24 – Hawthorne Heights#Death of Casey Calvert (2007), Casey Calvert, American guitarist (Hawthorne Heights) 26 (drug overdose) *November 27 – Cecil Payne, American saxophonist, 84 *November 28 **Fred Chichin, French musician, (Les Rita Mitsouko), 53 **Ashley Titus, South African rapper, 37 (heart condition) *November 29 – Jim Nesbitt, American country singer, 75 *November 30 – Patrick Mason, American bassist Arsonists Get All the Girls, 21 *December 3 – Sergio Gómez (singer), Sergio Gómez, Mexican singer (K-Paz de la Sierra), 34, (murdered) *December 4 – Pimp C, American rapper (UGK), 33 (drug-related) *December 5 – Karlheinz Stockhausen, German avant-garde composer, 79 *December 12 – Ike Turner, American guitarist, 76 *December 16 **Dan Fogelberg, American singer/guitarist, 56 **Harald Genzmer, German composer and teacher, 98 *December 21 – Ruth Wallis, American singer, 87 *December 22 – Joe Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), 88 *December 23 **Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist, 82 **Evan Ferrell, American bassist (Rogue Wave (band), Rogue Wave), 33 *December 25 – Pat Kirkwood (actress), Pat Kirkwood, English actress and singer, 86 *December 26 – Joe Dolan, Irish singer, 68

See also

* 2007 in country music *
2007 in British music This is a summary of 2007 in music in the United Kingdom. Events *1 January **George Shearing is knighted for services to music in Elizabeth II, The Queen's New Year Honours List. Evelyn Glennie becomes a Dame. Imogen Cooper, John Rutter and ...
* 2007 in hip hop music * 2007 in heavy metal music * List of 2007 albums * Timeline of musical events


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