2014 in American music

The following is a list of notable events and releases that happened in 2014 in music in the United States.

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EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

  • 23 – Dave Brockie (also known as Oderus Urungus), lead singer of Gwar, died from an accidental overdose.[1] After his public memorial in August, his character's infamous costume received a Viking funeral at Haddad's Lake in Gwar's hometown of Richmond, Virginia.[2] The band reformed, resumed touring, and began ending their sets with a revised cover of Jim Carroll's punk classic, "People Who Died."
  • 27 – Christine McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for first time in sixteen years.

AprilEdit

Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt were inducted at the ceremony.

MayEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

  • 2 – Counting Crows released Somewhere Under Wonderland, their first album of original material in six years.
  • 16 – Chris Brown comes back with the release of his sixth studio album, X and for the sixth time makes the top 10.
  • 23 - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release their collaborative album, Cheek to Cheek, with them being 28 and 88 years old respectively, it marks the highest age-gap through a collaborative album of 60 years.
  • 30 – Finch releases Back to Oblivion, their first studio album in nine years, following a series of disbandings and reunions.

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

  • 1 – Just three days before his 49th birthday, Static-X frontman Wayne Static was found dead in his sleep.
  • 10 – Taylor Swift released "Blank Space", the second single from her successful 1989. "Blank Space" reached number one in November, ending the run of Swift's own "Shake It Off". In doing so, Swift became the first female artist in the history of the Hot 100, and tenth act overall, to replace herself at the top of the chart. With "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space", Swift was also the only artist to notch multiple number-ones in 2014.
  • 23 – The American Music Awards took place in Los Angeles.

DecemberEdit

Bands formedEdit

Bands reformedEdit

Bands on hiatusEdit

Bands disbandedEdit

Albums releasedEdit

JanuaryEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
7 And I'll Scratch Yours Various Artists Progressive rock
My Own Lane[5] Kid Ink Hip hop
Wig Out at Jagbags Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
14 The River & the Thread[6] Rosanne Cash Country
The Crystal Method[7] The Crystal Method
Kidz Bop 25[8] Kidz Bop Kids
That Girl[9] Jennifer Nettles Country
Write You a Song[10] Jon Pardi Country
Give the People What They Want[11] Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
About Last Night Sleeper Agent Alternative rock
High Hopes[12] Bruce Springsteen
Angels + Animals[13] Ryan Star
Get the Hell The Supersuckers Rock
Fading West[14] Switchfoot
21 Is There Anybody Out There?[15] A Great Big World
Transgender Dysphoria Blues[16] Against Me!
Bad Things[17] Bad Things
Goodnight Tender[18] Amy Ray Folk rock
Beach House EP Ty Dolla Sign
Mind over Matter[19] Young the Giant
28 Golden Days Dave Barnes Rock
Thrive[20] Casting Crowns
Too True[21] Dum Dum Girls Indie pop
Ready to Fly[22] Jamie Grace
Restoring Force Of Mice & Men
Clear[23] Periphery
Neon Icon Riff Raff Hip hop

FebruaryEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
4 Love, Marriage & Divorce[24] Toni Braxton & Babyface
After the Disco[25] Broken Bells
Fight the Silence[26] For Today Metalcore
Kin (<-->)[27] Pat Metheny Unity Group Jazz
Eric Paslay Eric Paslay Country
7 Make a Shadow[28] (EP) Meg Myers Pop rock
11 Sunshine & Whiskey Frankie Ballard Country
The Outsiders[29] Eric Church
Love Death Immortality[30] The Glitch Mob Glitch
Small Town Heroes[31] Hurray for the Riff Raff
I Was Going to Be an Astronaut[32] Greg Laswell Indie rock
Benji Sun Kil Moon Folk rock
In This Life Elise Testone
14 Kudos to You! The Presidents of the United States of America Alternative rock
18 Cult Bayside
Distraction Bear Hands
Barefoot and Pregnant The Dollyrots Pop punk
Peace Kehd The Doppelgangaz Hip hop
Music Speaks[33] Candice Glover
Motivational Jumpsuit Guided by Voices Indie rock
Issues[34] Issues
Voices[35] Phantogram
Weird Kids[36] We Are the In Crowd
25 Morning Phase[37] Beck
Riser Dierks Bentley Country
Love Songs, Werewolves, & Zombies The Dollyrots
Helios[38] The Fray
Oxymoron Schoolboy Q
Manhattan[39] Skaters Alternative rock
St. Vincent St. Vincent

MarchEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
3 TV en Français We Are Scientists Indie rock
Girl Pharrell Williams
4 Oh, What a Life[40] American Authors Indie rock
BraveHeart[41] Ashanti R&B
10,000 Towns Eli Young Band Country
Puppet Strings Fuel Hard rock
Louder[42] Lea Michele
I'm a Fire David Nail Country
Mastermind[43] Rick Ross Hip hop
Push Rewind[44] Chris Wallace Pop
11 Stereolithic 311
Lift Your Spirit Aloe Blacc
Slow Me Down Sara Evans Country
The Truth[45] Ledisi
Young Money: Rise of an Empire Young Money Entertainment Hip hop
18 Supermodel Foster the People
Piñata Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Hip hop
Sex and Love[46] Enrique Iglesias
Me Jo Dee Messina Country
Summer #17 Ronnie Milsap
Going to Hell The Pretty Reckless
Happiness Is Taking Back Sunday Alternative rock
My Krazy Life YG West Coast hip hop
Recess Skrillex Electronica
24 Singles[47] Future Islands
25 Out Among the Stars[48] Johnny Cash Country
The Colourist The Colourist
Teeth Dreams The Hold Steady Indie rock
Pulses[49] Karmin
May Death Never Stop You My Chemical Romance Alternative rock
About Last Night Sleeper Agent Alternative rock

AprilEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
1 La Gárgola Chevelle Alternative metal
Devil Chiodos
Here and Nowhere Else Cloud Nothings
Where It All Began Dan + Shay Country
Cope Manchester Orchestra
MKTO MKTO
The Infamous Mobb Deep Mobb Deep Hip hop
Head or Heart Christina Perri
Imaginary Enemy[50] The Used
2 Gonzo Foxy Shazam
8 Celebrate[51] James Durbin Pop rock
Everlasting Martina McBride
Love & Hate Joan Osborne Rock
SoMo[52] SoMo R&B
15 Savages Breathe Carolina Electropop
Talk Dirty[53] Jason Derulo
The Silence in Black and White Acoustic Hawthorne Heights Acoustic
Quack Duck Sauce
Lights Out Ingrid Michaelson Indie pop
Rivers in the Wasteland Needtobreathe
Testimony August Alsina
19 Demolicious[54] Green Day
Indie Cindy Pixies Alternative rock
22 Rented World The Menzingers
Pop Psychology Neon Trees
Ready Steady Go! Drake Bell
RetroHash Asher Roth Hip hop
Modern Creation The Whigs
27 Arcadia Ramona Lisa Electronic
28 Food[55] Kelis
29 Midnight Sun The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
After Hours Timeflies
Shriek Wye Oak

MayEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
5 AEGEA Billy Corgan Experimental rock
Nikki Nack Tune-Yards
6 Southsiders Atmosphere Hip hop
Storyline Hunter Hayes Country
Supernova Ray LaMontagne
Natalie Merchant Natalie Merchant
Corazón Santana Latin rock
Strangeulation Tech N9ne Collabos Hip hop
12 Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
13 Unrepentant Geraldines Tori Amos
Turn Blue The Black Keys
Ghosts of Download Blondie
Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Punk rock
Blue Smoke Dolly Parton Country
Rewind Rascal Flatts Country
To Be Kind Swans
Ultima II Massage TOBACCO Electronic
19 Just as I Am Brantley Gilbert Country
Cool Planet Guided By Voices[56]
Behind the Light Phillip Phillips[57]
27 Xscape Michael Jackson[58] Pop
The Secret Austin Mahone
Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey
Clouded This Wild Life

JuneEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
3 Animal Ambition 50 Cent Hip hop
Road Between Lucy Hale Country
Platinum Miranda Lambert Country
Akeda Matisyahu
Beauty & Ruin Bob Mould Alternative rock
Till Death Do Us Party Adore Delano Dance
Black Hours Hamilton Leithauser
Sing Pray Love, Vol. 1: Sing Kelly Price R&B
10 Stockholm Chrissie Hynde Rock
While You Were Sleeping José James
The Rockville LP O.A.R.[59]
Hebrews Say Anything
Lazaretto Jack White
17 Ultraviolence Lana Del Rey
The Hunting Party Linkin Park
A.K.A. Jennifer Lopez
24 Language & Perspective Bad Suns
Fuego Phish Rock
PHOX PHOX Indie pop
Nothing More Nothing More
Relief Vacationer

JulyEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
1 Thanks for Listening Colt Ford Country rap
Paula Robin Thicke[60] R&B
Trigga Trey Songz[61] R&B
4 Chicago XXXVI: Now Chicago Rock
4 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Alternative rock
8 Sound of Change Dirty Heads
Fall for You Leela James
15 Strange Desire Bleachers Alternative rock
Yes! Jason Mraz Pop rock
The Black Market Rise Against[62]
Mandatory Fun "Weird Al" Yankovic[63]
22 Lowborn Anberlin
Nobody Smiling Common Hip hop
Do You Wanna Start a War Fozzy
I Remember Kaskade
In Technicolor Jesse McCartney Pop
Maybe This Place Is the Same and We're Just Changing Real Friends
29 A Life Worth Living Marc Broussard
Please Return the Evening — the Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Lese Majesty Shabazz Palaces Experimental hip hop
Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Rock

AugustEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
5 1000hp Godsmack
Magazines or Novels [64] Pop rock Andy Grammer
The Interrupters The Interrupters
Summer Nationals (EP) The Offspring Punk rock
Worlds Porter Robinson
They Want My Soul Spoon
Provoked Sunny Sweeney Country
12 Horizons Kris Allen Pop rock
Testify Caleb Johnson Rock
Stronger Tank R&B
Rockabilly Riot!: All Original Brian Setzer Rockabilly
19 Anchor Colton Dixon
Get Hurt The Gaslight Anthem
Blacc Hollywood Wiz Khalifa Hip hop
Ignite the Night Chase Rice Country
I Will Not Be Afraid Caroline Rose
25 L.O.R.D. ASAP Mob Hip hop
Stomachaches frnkiero andthe cellabration
My Everything Ariana Grande
Lost in Alphaville The Rentals New wave
Manipulator Ty Segall
26 Moonshine in the Trunk Brad Paisley Country

SeptemberEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
2 Seen It All: The Autobiography Jeezy Hip hop
The Turn Amber Pacific Pop punk
Hold On Pain Ends The Color Morale[65]
Somewhere Under Wonderland Counting Crows
V Maroon 5[66]
5 Goddess Banks
8 El Pintor Interpol
9 Blood & Lemonade American Hi-Fi
All Together Now Better Than Ezra Alternative rock
I Don't Dance Lee Brice Country
Souled Out Jhené Aiko PBR&B
Kids These Days Judah & the Lion
Where It's At Dustin Lynch Country
Title Meghan Trainor
Journey To Freedom Michelle Williams
16 Just Enough Hip to Be Woman Broncho Indie rock
X Chris Brown
Between the Stars Flyleaf
Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. For King & Country
Hope Manchester Orchestra
Sundown Heaven Town Tim McGraw Country
You Haunt Me Sir Sly
Broken Compass Sleepwave
Bulletproof Picasso Train
23 Cheek to Cheek Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga[67] Jazz
The Big Revival Kenny Chesney Country
Encyclopedia The Drums
Awakening Jackie Evancho Classical crossover
JHUD Jennifer Hudson R&B
Luke James Luke James[68] R&B
Strut Lenny Kravitz Rock
Plain Spoken John Mellencamp
PTX Pentatonix[69]
Sukierae Tweedy Rock
29 Hesitant Alien Gerard Way
30 Collide Boyz II Men R&B
Gypsy Heart Colbie Caillat
Back to Oblivion Finch
747 Lady Antebellum[70]
Holiday for Swing Seth MacFarlane
Art Official Age Prince
Bringing Back the Sunshine Blake Shelton Country

OctoberEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
7 Old Boots, New Dirt Jason Aldean Country
You're Dead! Flying Lotus
It's About Us Alex & Sierra
Point of No Return Keyshia Cole
The Way Macy Gray
Resurrection New Found Glory Pop punk
Taiga Zola Jesus[71] Synth-pop
Aquarius Tinashe[72] R&B
Everything Will Be Alright in the End Weezer
Lift a Sail Yellowcard
14 Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line Country
Heart on My Sleeve Mary Lambert
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Holiday Wishes Idina Menzel Christmas
Hungry Ghosts OK Go Alternative rock
Ride Out Bob Seger
Duality Set It Off
Rose. Ave. You+Me
21 Under Pressure Logic Hip hop
Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw Gavin DeGraw
Jukebox the Ghost Jukebox the Ghost
Pain Killer Little Big Town Country
That's Christmas to Me Pentatonix
Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble Primus Experimental rock
.5: The Gray Chapter Slipknot Metal
Paperwork: The Motion Picture T.I. Hip hop
27 ...And We Explode Black Map Alternative metal
1989 Taylor Swift Pop
Love Ran Red Chris Tomlin
28 The Turn Live Alternative rock
Classics She & Him Indie pop
Feels So Good Dionne Warwick R&B

NovemberEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
6 Broke with Expensive Taste Azealia Banks
10 Sonic Highways Foo Fighters
Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Pop
Non Fiction Ne-Yo R&B
12 Weathered Angie Miller[73] Pop
14 Milking the Stars: A Re-Imagining Of Last Patrol Monster Magnet
17 Coming Home Kristin Chenoweth
Jersey Bella Thorne Pop
Black Widow In This Moment
18 Seeds TV on the Radio
The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty Tyga Hip hop
24 Man Against Machine Garth Brooks Country
Descensus Circa Survive
Shady XV Various Shady Records artists Hip hop
For You Selena Gomez
Globalization[74] Pitbull Hip hop
Hood Billionaire Rick Ross Hip hop

DecemberEdit

Day Title Artist Genre(s)
2 Sex Playlist Omarion R&B
Talking Is Hard Walk the Moon
4 Shadows to Light (EP) Shoshana Bean Pop-soul
8 2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole Hip hop
9 The Dream Walker Angels & Airwaves Alternative rock
Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart K. Michelle R&B
Monuments to an Elegy The Smashing Pumpkins Alternative rock
Greatest Hits: Decade Number 1 Carrie Underwood Country
15 Black Messiah D'Angelo Neo soul
The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj Hip hop
16 Player Select Starbomb
23 Redefine Inspection 12

Top songs on recordEdit

Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 SongsEdit

Billboard Hot 100 Top 20 HitsEdit

All songs that reached the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the year, complete with peak chart placement.

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  39. ^ iTunes – Music – Manhattan by Skaters
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  42. ^ iTunes – Music – Louder (Deluxe Version) by Lea Michele
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