24 MAY: 2016.- Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, announces that he has a terminal brain cancer called glioblastoma. Downie, who was diagnosed in December and has been going through treatment, does one last tour with the band, closing with a show in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario, on August 21.
23 MAY: 2015.- Australia makes its inaugural entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, which is held in Vienna, Austria. The country is represented by singer and songwriter Guy Sebastian. Their invitation to compete follows a successful guest appearance from Jessica Mauboy in 2014. Sebastian finishes fifth, with the win going to Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw.
22 May: 2008.- Lou Pearlman, manager of Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, is sentenced to 25 years in prison on four federal charges: two counts of conspiracy, money laundering and using false statements in a bankruptcy proceeding.
20 May: 2018 Hosting the Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson rejects the planned moment of silence in favor of a “moment of action” for the victims of a school shooting that took place two days earlier in her native Texas.
18 MAY: 2014.- Italian-American singer Jerry Vale dies at home in Palm Desert, California, at age 83.
May 15: 2014.- Rapper Evan Plunkett, who performed as Hollywood Will, is shot dead at a Las Vegas casino.
14 de Mayo: 2017.- Johnny Mathis confirms he is gay during an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning, saying, “I come from San Francisco. It’s not unusual to be gay in San Francisco. I’ve had some girlfriends, some boyfriends, just like most people. But I never got married, for instance. I knew that I […]
13 de Mayo: 2017.- Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time when Salvador Sobral triumphs with the ballad “Amar Pelos Dois.”
11 de Mayo: 2014 Ed Gagliardi (bass guitarist for Foreigner) dies at age 62 after an eight-year battle with cancer.
Mayo 9: 2017, Italian trance DJ Robert Miles dies in Ibiza, Spain, at age 47 after a short illness.
Mayo 7: 2016.- After completing a tour with Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose takes over as lead singer for AC/DC, filling in for Brian Johnson at a show in Lisbon after Johnson is told that continuing the tour could result in permanent hearing loss. Rose fills in on the remaining dates as a guest vocalist.
6 de Mayo: 2015Adele dresses up like George Michael for her 27th birthday. “I was my hero,” she Tweets.