Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Music Events (Part 2/4)

Kaleidoscope 2009: Important Music Events (Part 2/4)

Danity Kane were disbanded, Eminem broke record with comeback album 'Relapse' and big stars reunited for Michael Jackson tribute song.
Many announcements regarding recruitments and withdrawals of musicians from either their group or their label have been made. Also, artists from all music genres have gained a lot of impressive achievements, either by adding awards to their collection or having their records atop charts. In the second quarter of 2009, Eminem rose from the five years hiatus while the death of Michael Jackson brought together several top musicians.



Danity Kane disbanded
In "Making the Band 4: The Final Chapter", P. Diddy disbanded Danity Kane by announcing that the group's four members, Aubrey O'Day, D. Woods, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard, were all released from their contracts in Bad Boy Records. "There will never be another Danity Kane unless it's these girls right here. I am gon' do a new show looking for a new girl group. Hopefully, they'll appreciate things and work things out," he said.

  • Other major events of the month:
  • Apr 01: Kelly Rowland walked out of Columbia Records.
  • Apr 05: Brad Paisley got three nods at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
  • Apr 10: Bill O'Reilly slammed Eminem for dissing public figures in "We Made You" video.
  • Apr 15: Kanye West's song "Amazing" was picked up for 2009 NBA playoff theme song.
  • Apr 15: Demi Lovato announced summer tour dates with David Archuleta.
  • Apr 16: Kid Cudi was signed to Universal Motown.
  • Apr 16: top 10 "American Idol" summer tour dates were announced.
  • Apr 17: Beyonce Knowles unveiled North American dates for 'I Am...' world tour.
  • Apr 20: %Green announced 2009 summer tour dates.
  • Apr 23: Enrique Iglesias got 6 kudos at 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
  • Apr 24: Leighton Meester was signed to Universal Republic Records.
  • Apr 24: P. Diddy disbanded Danity Kane.
  • Apr 29: Britney Spears revealed "Circus" European tour dates.
  • Apr 29: Clique Girlz parted ways with new member Sara Diamond.


Eminem breaking record

Eminem's comeback album "Relapse" ruled Billboard Hot 200, selling more than 608,000 copies in its first week on sale. At that time, the impressive selling point of "Relapse" became the biggest sales week of the year for any album. Also, the Slim Shady himself was crowned the biggest selling hip-hop act in the SoundScan era (1991-2009) considering that he has sold around 34 million units with his six albums.

  • Other major events of the month:
  • May 04: Jennifer Hudson postponed tour due to throat fatigue.
  • May 10: Jonas Brothers postponed Mexican concerts due to swine flu.
  • May 11: Taylor Momsen was signed to Interscope Records.
  • May 12: Eminem sealed a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
  • May 12: Akon confirmed his involvement in the making of 2010 FIFA World Cup soundtrack.
  • May 13: Paul Rodgers left Queen.
  • May 21: Jay-Z parted ways with Def Jam.
  • May 27: Eminem's "Relapse" earnings became the biggest sales week of the year so far.


Tribute song for Michael Jackson

A day after Michael Jackson passed away, P. Diddy, The Game, Usher, Chris Brown, Mario Winans and Boyz II Men gathered in the recording booth and crafted a tribute song for the King of Pop. "Better on the Other Side" was debuted on Los Angeles radio station Power 106. "We gonna remember the miracles that you showed us. Through your music, through your dance. You were the one that made us realize that you are the world. Through us your legacy lives on, Mike Jackson," Diddy said at the end of the song.


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