• 1380 BCE

    First song ever

    First song ever
    The Hymn of Ugarit, also known as Hymn to Nikkal (goddess of Ugarit and Canaan), is considered the oldest known complete song. This piece dates back some 3,400 years and is known thanks to its score, recorded on clay tablets written in Ugaritic syllabic cuneiform.
  • 1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

    Guillaume de Machaut
    Guillaume de Machaut, born in Reims in April 1377, was a French cleric, poet and medieval composer. His projection was enormous and he is historically the maximum representative of the movement known as Ars nova, being considered the most famous composer of the 14th century. He contributed to the development of the motet and secular song. He composed the Messe de Nostre Dame in four parts, which is the first known polyphonic mass written by a single composer.
  • Sep 2, 1397

    Francesco Landini

    Francesco Landini
    Francesco Landini, born September 2, 1397 was an Italian composer, organist, singer, poet, instrument maker and astrologer. He was one of the most famous and admired composers of the second half of the 14th century and certainly the most famous composer in Italy.
  • 1400

    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance
    With the polyphony we reach the renaissance that is reborn in the knowledge and cultural heritage of the Greeks and not only sung in Latin but also begins to use the mother tongues; mother comes from mother and therefore the name of the new musical genre "The Madrigals" songs made to several voices without instrumental accompaniment.
  • Jul 12, 1468

    Juan del Encina

    Juan del Encina
    Juan de Fermoselle, conocido como Juan del Encina, nacido el 12 de julio de 1468, fue un poeta, músico y autor teatral del renacimiento español en la época de los Reyes Católicos. Se le considera, junto al guipuzcoano Juan de Anchieta, como uno de los mayores exponentes de la polifonía religiosa y profana en España de finales del siglo XV y principios del XVI. Alcanzó gran altura lírica en sus glosas y villancicos a los que se le atribuye su invención.
  • 1500

    Cristóbal de Morales

    Cristóbal de Morales
    Cristóbal de Morales, born in 1500 in Seville, was a Spanish catholic priest and chapel master, being the main representative of the Andalusian polyphonic school and one of the three greats, together with Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, of the Spanish polyphonic composition of the Renaissance. His music is vocal and sacred, with only a couple of exceptions. His predecessor was Diego del Castillo.
  • 1500

    The Baroque

    The Baroque
    During this period in Italy, specifically in Florence, a group of artists and intellectuals wanted to create a great work where a story was told through songs using costumes along with scenery and that is how they invented the Opera.
  • Feb 3, 1525

    Giovanni da Palestrina

    Giovanni da Palestrina
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, born in Palestrina on February 3, 1525, was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best known representative of the Roman School of musical composition of the 16th century. He had a lasting influence on the development of church and secular music in Europe, especially in the development of counterpoint, and his work is considered the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.
  • 1532

    Orlando di Lasso

    Orlando di Lasso
    Orlando di Lasso, also known as Orlandus Lassus, was born in 1532. He was a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. Along with Palestrina and Victoria, he is considered one of the most influential composers of the 16th century.
  • 1533

    Andrea Gabrieli

    Andrea Gabrieli
    Andrea Gabrieli, born in 1533 in Venice, was an Italian composer and organist of the late Renaissance. A step-uncle of perhaps the most famous composer Giovanni Gabrieli, he was the first internationally renowned member of the Venetian School of composers. He had great influence on the spread of the Venetian style in both Italy and Germany.
  • 1548

    Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Tomás Luis de Victoria
    Tomás Luis de Victoria, born in 1548, was a Catholic priest, chapel master and famous polyphonic composer of the Spanish Renaissance. He has been considered one of the most relevant and advanced composers of his time, with an innovative style that announced the imminent baroque. His influence reaches into the twentieth century, when he was taken as a model by the composers of Cecilianism.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Heinrich Schütz
    German composer; his best known work is in sacred music, from solo works with instrumental accompaniment to "a cappella" choral music.
  • Johann Pachelbel

    Johann Pachelbel
    German organist and composer. Pachelbel was a key figure of the Baroque period and his work constitutes an important contribution to the development of sacred and keyboard music of the German Lutheran Church.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach, born March 21, 1685, was a German composer and organist of the late Baroque period. He was the author of numerous works of religious music, such as music for liturgical services, oratorios, cantatas and motets. He also composed secular music, such as violin concertos. Bach was a virtuoso organist and an expert in the design and construction of keyboard instruments. Some of his works are among the best known and most representative of baroque music.
  • The Clasicism

    The Clasicism
    Artistic and literary tendency or style characterized by the search for serenity, balance and harmony of the forms of the Greco-Roman tradition. Symphonies and great orchestras. Franz Joseph Haydn, known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer. He is one of the greatest representatives of the classical period, as well as being known as the "father of the symphony" and the "father of the string quartet" thanks to his important contributions to both genres.
  • Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born the 27 january of 1756. He was known mainly for his prodigious and early talent for music and for the composition of more than 600 works in 35 years of life, some so extraordinary that today he is indisputably recognized as one of the most important musicians in history. His early death was undoubtedly one of the most painful losses in the history of music.
  • Beethoben

    Ludwig van Beethoven, born December 16, 1770, was a German musician and composer. He was one of the most important and influential of the 18th and 19th centuries. Beethoven composed masterpieces until the end of his days that have become hymns. The compositions of this period are known as "late period", characterized by being innovative and intense works.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Frédéric Chopin
    Frédéric François Chopinnota, born on March 1 of 1810, was a Polish teacher, composer and virtuoso pianist, considered one of the most important in history and one of the greatest representatives of musical Romanticism. His marvelous technique, stylistic refinement and harmonic elaboration have been compared historically, for their influence on later music, with those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt or Sergei Rachmaninov.
  • Rock n´Roll

    Rock n´Roll
    Rock and roll as such has its origins between 1930 and 1950, although elements of this genre can be found in rhythm and blues productions dating back to the 1920s. In the origins of rock and roll there was a combination of blues, boogie woogie, jazz and rhythm elements. The genre was also influenced by traditional genres such as hillbilly, Irish folk music, gospel music and country music.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Aaron Presley, born January 8, 1935, was an American singer and actor. Nicknamed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is considered one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century. His energetic song interpretations and provocative performance style, combined with a uniquely potent blend of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led to both great success and initial controversy.
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon
    John Winston Lennon, born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940, was a British artist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, activist, songwriter, composer, producer, writer and pacifist, known for being the leader and founder of the rock band The Beatles and considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
  • Bob Marley

    Bob Marley
    Robert Nesta Marley, born February 6, 1945, was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. During his musical career he was the leader, composer and guitarist of the bands The Wailers (1964-1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974-1980). Marley remains the best known and most respected interpreter of reggae music and is credited with helping to spread both the music of Jamaica and the Rastafarian movement (of which he was a committed member) to a worldwide audience.
  • Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder
    Stevland Hardaway Morris, born in Saginaw on May 13, 1950, is an American singer-songwriter and social activist, one of the most successful and recognized artists on the Motown label, with over 100 million records sold. Wonder plays a variety of instruments including drums, bass, congas and, most notably, piano, harmonica and electronic keyboard. He is a three-time Grammy Award winner for Album of the Year with three consecutive albums in four years
  • Madonna

    Madonna Louise Ciccone, born August 16, 1958, was an American singer and actress. Considered the most important "pop phenomenon" of the eighties and nineties, Madonna has been able to break any record in her career, such as being the only solo artist to have topped the British singles charts twice.
  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson
    Michael Joseph Jackson, born in Indiana on August 29, 1958, was an American singer, songwriter, producer and dancer. Called the King of Pop, his contributions and recognition in the history of music and dance for more than four decades, as well as his personal life, made him an international figure. His music includes a wide range of genres such as pop, rhythm and blues, rock, disco and dance, and he is recognized as the "most successful recording artist of all time" by Guinness World Records.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The Beatles, also known in the Spanish-speaking world as Los Beatles, was a British rock band formed in Liverpool during the 1960s, formed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1962 until their breakup in 1970. It is widely considered one of the most influential bands of all time, being a fundamental part in the development of the countercultural movement of the 1960s and the recognition of popular music as an art form.
  • 2Pac

    Tupac Amaru Shakur born in New York City on June 16, 1971, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many to be one of the most important rappers of all time, and most influential in rap history. Much of Shakur's work has been noted for addressing the social problems that plagued inner cities, for which he is also considered a symbol of resistance and activism against inequality.
  • Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg
    Calvin Cordozar Broadus, born October 20, 1971 known artistically as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, producer and actor. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in Gangsta rap. He is also one of the most notable friends of the famous producer Dr. Dre.
  • Shakira

    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, born in Barranquilla on February 2, 1977, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, actress and businesswoman. Her high level of sales, vocal versatility and global success has led her to be qualified by important magazines and media with the nickname of "Queen of Latin pop". She is considered a world icon of Latin music, since her debut in the 90's until today she has had a great impact on the music scene, being quoted on numerous occasions.
  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears
    Britney Jean Spears, born in Mississippi on December 2, 1981, is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, model, actress, fashion designer and entrepreneur. She began acting as a child, through roles in theatrical productions. She later gained fame by participating in the television show The Mickey Mouse Club. In 1997 she signed with Jive Records and two years later released her debut album, Baby One More Time, the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist.
  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga
    Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, born in New York City on March 28, 1986, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, actress, activist and fashion designer. She is known for her famous songs such as Poker Face, Bad Romance or Alejandro, but also for the way she dresses in certain important events and her character.
  • Nirvana

    Nirvana was an American grunge band from Aberdeen, Washington founded by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in 1987. Since its formation, Nirvana went through a series of six drummer changes, until 1990, when drummer Dave Grohl joined the band for good. Nirvana is considered one of the most famous, important and influential bands in the history of music, being considered a symbol of their generation.
  • Adele

    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, born in London on May 5, 1988, known simply as Adele, is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with over 120 million sales between albums and singles. Her songs include Someone like you, When we were young, Hello and more.
  • Central Cee

    Central Cee
    Oakley Neil H T Caesar-Su, born June 4, 1998 and known professionally as Central Cee, is a British rapper and songwriter originally from Shepherd's Bush, who achieved success in 2020 with the release of the singles "Day in the Life" and "Loading". His first mixtape Wild West was released on March 12, 2021, which debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart. His second mixtape 23 was released on February 25, 2022 and debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart.
  • Coachella Festival

    Coachella Festival
    Festival created in 1999, currently the most famous in the world. Every year celebrities from all over the world attend it.
  • Despacito

    "Despacito", the most played song ever with over 8 billion views on youtube, is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper and singer Daddy Yankee as the lead single from Fonsi's 2019 studio album Vida.12 Released on January 12, 2017 through the Universal Music Latin Entertainment label, the song was written by Fonsi, Erika Ender and Daddy Yankee, and produced by Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres.