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One thing we miss about CD’s – yes, we’ve totally gone to the cloud for our music – is the movie soundtrack. Part mix-tape, part reminder of all your favorite moments of your favorite films (and other times the best part of the film), the soundtrack is still worth buying in whole, rather than just picking and choosing your favorite songs.

What are the essential ones for your collection? Here’s our latest list… Read more » [...]

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Lady Gaga topped the awards list at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2011 in Belfast yesterday, picking up a total of four awards, including the top prize for Best Video.

The pop star won awards for Best Song, Best Video, Best Female and Biggest Fans at the ceremony in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Read more » [...]

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A video of a group of children aged between eight and 10 performing Metallica's hit Enter Sandman has gone viral, attracting over a million YouTube views in less than a week.

The group, who go by the stage name Mini Band, consists of eight-year-olds Kieran Fell, Harry Jackson, Zoe Thomson and Harrison Read on lead vocals and ten-year-olds Charlie Emmons on drums and Archie Zolotuhin on bass. Read more » [...]

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Aline Westphal, known as 'The Devil's Niece' on-stage, has been crowned the first female winner of the annual Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.

Thousands gathered to watch the 16th Air Guitar World Championship at Oulu marketplace in northern Finland. Read more » [...]

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One cannot deny the French influence on everything from cinema to music, fashion and social politics in the 20th Century – look back and you’ll see countless recognizable names, too many to mention here.

So who made our cut? And who seems to offer the best chance of picking up and carrying the torch into the future? Read more » [...]

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Taylor Swift received the top honour at the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday night, winning the entertainer of the year award.

The 21-year-old songstress beat the likes of Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and even the night's overall winner, Miranda Lambert, to take home the coveted award. Read more » [...]

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You've heard the YouTube viral hit, Rebecca Black's Friday, which has been described as the "worst song ever".

Now, the song has received the star treatment, with US comedians Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon performing it live on Friday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Read more » [...]

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A song by a 13-year-old American teenager - dubbed as 'the worst song ever' - has gone viral on YouTube, attracting over 30 million views.

The pop song called Friday is sung by Rebecca Black and was uploaded to YouTube last month by Ark Music Factory, a Los Angeles-based company that was hired by the girl's parents to produce the song for their daughter. Read more » [...]

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US actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays a country singer in the country drama film Country Strong, has just signed a deal with Atlantic Records to record her debut album.

The deal is worth $900,000 and will see her debut album released later this year. Read more » [...]

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Country trio Lady Antebellum led the winner's pack at this year's Grammy Awards, winning a total of five awards, including song of the year and record of the year for their hit Need You Now, at Sunday night's awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

In what was a night full of surprises, rapper Eminem, who had the most Grammy nominations leading into the biggest night on the music calendar, walked away with just two awards from 10 nominations. Read more » [...]

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