The following is a list of notable events and releases in 2009 in music. Susan Boyle's album I Dreamed a Dream became the biggest selling album in the world for 2009, selling 8.3 million copies in five weeks; more than any other artist's in the whole year. The death of American music icon Michael Jackson triggered a surge in post-humous sales making him the best selling artist of the year, with 35 million albums sold worldwide in the months following his death. The use of Auto-Tune emerged into the mainstream this year.
Read more about 2009 Albums: Bands Formed, Bands Reformed, Returning Performers, Bands Disbanded, Bands On Hiatus, Albums, Best-selling Albums Globally and In The U.S., Classical Music, Opera, Musical Films