2006 in music

Specific locations

Specific genres














Bands formed

Returning performers

Bands disbanded

Bands reformed

Albums released

Top 10 best-selling albums of 2006

No. Artist Album Copies sold
1.High School Musical castSoundtrack8,500,000
2.Justin TimberlakeFutureSex/LoveSounds8,350,000
3.Nelly FurtadoLoose8,200,000
4.Red Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium7,900,000
5.Carrie UnderwoodSome Hearts6,900,000
6.PinkI'm Not Dead6,500,000
8.The BeatlesLove5,650,000
10.Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift4,500,000

Songs released in 2006

Date Song Artist
January 12 Ridin' Chamillionaire featuring Krazie Bone
January 17 Pump It The Black Eyed Peas
February 13 Far Away Nickelback
February 14 S.O.S. Rihanna
February 28 Hips Don't Lie Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
March 13 Crazy Gnarls Barkley
March 14 World Wide Suicide Pearl Jam
March 18 The Best of Both Worlds Hannah Montana
If We Were a Movie
March 21 Do It to It Cherish featuring Sean Paul of YoungBloodZ
April 11 No Hay Igual Nelly Furtado
April 25 Promiscuous Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
May 2 Unfaithful Rihanna
May 12 Maneater Nelly Furtado
May 29 Mas que Nada Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas
June 6 Ain't No Other Man Christina Aguilera
June 20 A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me" Fall Out Boy
July 18 SexyBack Justin Timberlake
July 19 I Don't Feel Like Dancin' Scissor Sisters
July 24 Lips of an Angel Hinder
Too Little, Too Late JoJo
August 7 Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off Panic! at the Disco
August 11 Hurt Christina Aguilera
August 21 We Ride Rihanna
October 3 Unappreciated Cherish
October 24 My Love Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
October 30 Pick of Destiny Tenacious D
October 31 Say It Right Nelly Furtado
November 13 Break it Off Rihanna
November 17 All Good Things (Come to an End) Nelly Furtado
November 22 The Metal Tenacious D
December 27 Mermaid Train

Top hits on record in the world

United States

Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Hits
Billboard Hot 100 Hits – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2006

United Kingdom

The Official UK No. 1 Singles
The Official UK Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20


Australian ARIA Hit Singles – Singles which have ranked within Top 20

Classical music



Musical theater

Musical film









Awards and contests

See also


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  3. "Eminem Files for Divorce – Again". People. April 5, 2006. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
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  6. Karlheinz Stockhausen, 2006 Stockhausen-Kurse Kürten: Programm zu den Interpretations- und Kompositionskursen und Konzerten der Musik von / Programme for the Interpretation and Composition Courses and Concerts of the Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, 8. Juli bis 16. Juli 2006 in Kürten / from July 8 to 16, 2006 in Kuerten (Kürten: Stockhausen-Verlag, 2006), 19 & 39.
  7. "Top of the Pops bows out". Blabbermouth.net. July 30, 2006. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  8. "Eddie Van Halen Says He Is Open To Playing With David Lee Roth Again". Blabbermouth.net. September 8, 2006. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  9. Semuels, Alana (October 7, 2006). "Tower Records to Sell Off Inventory". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  10. "Nelly Furtado Guest Stars on 'Floribella' : Soul Shine Magazine". Soulshine.ca. Retrieved February 20, 2011.
  11. TMZ Staff (November 7, 2006). "Britney Spears Files for Divorce". TMZ. Retrieved April 21, 2013.
  12. Sams, Christine (November 12, 2006). "Feathered Kylie's fans tickled pink". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved April 19, 2008.
  13. Microsoft. "Microsoft to Put Zune Experience in Consumers' Hands on Nov. 14".
  14. "Snow Patrol Chart History". Billboard.
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