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Events

January

  • 29 January
    • Face to Face announce that they will reunite for select shows in the US and internationally.
    • Rage Against the Machine headline the Big Day Out festivals in Australia and New Zealand, their first shows outside the United States since reforming, and their first Australian shows in 12 years.


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Bands formed



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Returning performers



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Albums released

Best-selling albums globally & United States

The best-selling records in 2008 according to IFPI:

Position Album Title Artist
1 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay
2 Black Ice AC/DC
3 Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Various Artists
4 Rockferry Duffy
5 Death Magnetic Metallica
6 Spirit Leona Lewis
7 Back to Black Amy Winehouse
8 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Various Artists
9 One of the Boys Katy Perry
10 Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna


The best-selling album in United States :

Position Album Title Artist
1 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift
2 As I Am Alicia Keys
3 Fearless Taylor Swift
4 The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne
5 Noel Josh Groban
6 Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends Coldplay
7 E=MC2 Mariah Carey
8 Funhouse Pink
9 Good Girl Gone Bad Rihanna
10 Hard Candy Madonna


Hit records

United States

Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits:

Singles which have ranked within Top 20 within the Billboard Hot 100 Hits

United Kingdom

UK Official Top 75 #1 Hits

UK Official Top 75 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Australia

Australia Official Top 50 #1 Hits

Australia Official Top 50 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Classical music

Instrumental music

  • Martin Bresnick - Joaquin is Dreaming
  • Lorenzo Ferrero
    • Freedom Variations
    • 2 Agosto. Prima variazione (from Quatro variazioni su un tema di Banchieri)
    • Tourists and Oracles


Opera



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Deaths

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See also



References

  1. Official Grammy site
  2. http://www.langerado.com/home2.php
  3. http://www.wakarusa.com/2008/lineup.asp?y=2008
  4. http://www.bonnaroo.com/schedule/
  5. http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/isle-of-wight-festival-2008.aspx
  6. http://www.10klf.com/index2008.php
  7. http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/news/Reunion_DVD_Looks_Likely
  8. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003874105
  9. Paine, Andre. "Blur Reuniting, Unveils London Show Plans". billboard.com. December 9, 2008.
  10. http://dogsdieinhotcarsalbum2.blogspot.com/2008/04/about-project-2.html
  11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7710458.stm
  12. http://www.derryjournal.com/northern/That-Petrol-Emotion-reform-for.4370560.jp
  13. "Junior Senior opløst" en: "Junior Senior disbanded". Gaffa.
  14. Alternative Press: News: Life in Your Way break up, plan final tour
  15. IFPI - 50 Top Selling Albums 2008



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