Tuesday 6pm ET: MaxMusic 21st Century – 2011

January 24 – Original Adema vocalist Mark Chavez leaves the band for the second time.
January 29 – Britney Spears’s Hold It Against Me debuted at #1 on US Billboard Hot 100, making Spears the second artist to have more than one single to debut at no. 1, behind Mariah Carey. She also being the third female artist, behind Cher, Madonna and Janet Jackson to top the Hot 100 in three decades, as well as the seventh artist overall.
February 11 – Lady Gaga releases Born This Way the first single off her new album of the same name. It became the fastest iTunes single at the time. It later went on to remain number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 6 consecutive weeks
February 14 – Justin Bieber tops the chart and goes platinum for the second time after the release of his second remix album Never Say Never: The Remixes
March 11 – Kyuss begins their reunion tour in Europe under the moniker Kyuss Lives.
March 15 – Former rapper Nate Dogg dies at age 41 from strokes
March 15 – As Blood Runs Black released her first album in five years, Instinct.
March 18 – Chris Brown tops the charts for the first time ever after the release of his fourth studio album F.A.M.E.
April 3 – LCD Soundsystem plays its final show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
May 10 – System of a Down began their first tour in 5 years in Edmonton.
May 12 – Katy Perry, with her fourth single from Teenage Dream, “E.T.”, becomes the only artist in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
May 12 – Lady Gaga’s The Monster Ball Tour ends. It grossed over $250 million.
May 23 – Lady Gaga releases her sophomore album, Born This Way. It sold 524,000 copies on its first day, and one million copies on its first week, making Gaga the first person to do that.
May 25 – Scotty McCreery is crowned winner of “American Idol”. Lauren Alaina is runner-up.
June 18- Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s longtime saxophonist for the E Street Band dies at the age of 69.
July 17 – Illinois rock band Cheap Trick is unharmed after a stage collapses during a performance at the Cisco Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
July 19 – Cold released her first album in six years, Superfiction.
August 8 – Well-known hip-hop stars JAY Z and Kanye West release their highly anticipated collaboration album, Watch the Throne.
August 15 – Blink-182 start their 20th Anniversary Tour. The tour visited Canada in 2011, the United States and Europe in 2012 and Australia in 2013.
August 27 – “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry becomes the fifth single from the album Teenage Dream to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most singles from one album to do so. She is the second artist and only woman in history to achieve this.
August 29 – Red Hot Chili Peppers released her first album in five years, I’m with You.
September 2 – It was announced that drummer Mike Pedicone was kicked out of My Chemical Romance due to Pedicone stealing from the band. No charges were pressed.
September 17 – With Katy Perry’s fifth single from Teenage Dream, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, she completed 69 consecutive weeks inside the top ten, more than any artist in history.
September 21 – Rock And Roll hall of famers R.E.M. disband after 31 years together. They played their last show in 2008.[8]
September 24 – “I Wanna Go” by Britney Spears became Spears’s 21 top-forty single, the third-highest female total since her first week on the chart on November 21, 1998, and only behind Taylor Swift with 27 and Rihanna with 22. It also broke the record for longest duration between the first and last # 1 on the pop chart.
September 27 – Blink-182 release their sixth studio album Neighborhoods. This is the first album they recorded together since their indefinite hiatus in 2005. It debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200.
October 24 – Kelly Clarkson released her first album in two years, Stronger.
November 1 – For the third time, Justin Bieber tops the charts and goes platinum with his first Christmas album/second studio album Under the Mistletoe.
November 7 – David Lynch released his first album in ten years, Crazy Clown Time.
December 6 – Korn’s tenth studio album, The Path of Totality, debuts at number 10 on the Billboard 200 with 55,000 copies sold in its first week. This album marks the beginning of a new direction for nu metal, with artists like Skrillex and many more contributing to the album with dub step and more electronic sounds. Cimorelli also releases their second EP The CimFam EP
December 6 – The Mighty Mighty Bosstones released her first album in two years, The Magic of Youth.

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