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Formula 1 tycoon Bernie Ecclestone has hired legendary rocker Eric Clapton and pop group Black Eyed Peas to play at his daughter Petra’s £1.3 million Italian wedding.

Ecclestone, reportedly worth around £2.5 billion, hired the Black Eyed Peas to play at the wedding for £750,000, while Eric Clapton’s fee was £240,000.

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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.

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Rapper Eminem is leading the charge of nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards, with 10 nominations.

The 38-year-old has been nominated for all of the major awards, including Album Of The Year for Recovery, which has already sold more than four million copies worldwide, and both Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for Love The Way You Lie, which features Rihanna.

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The Beatles have sold more than two millions songs during their first week on iTunes.

The Fab Four’s entire catalogue of 13 albums went up for sale on Apple’s online music store last week.

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Pop star Beyonce has cleaned up at this year’s Grammy Awards, winning six Grammys at the prestigious US music ceremony in Los Angeles.

Up for 10 award nominations, her awards included song of the year and best R&B song, both for Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).

Twenty-year-old country star Taylor Swift picked up four awards on the night, including the coveted album of the year title.

The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z and Kings of Leon all picked up three trophies each, while Lady GaGa and Eminem won two.

Beyonce’s haul set a new record for the most Grammys won in a single year by a solo female performer, and takes her career tally to 16.

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Just weeks before her upcoming album Rated R is set to be released, singer Rihanna finally broke her silence on the infamous attack from her then-boyfriend Chris Brown on Good Morning America.

The Barbadian beauty spoke of her embarrassment for falling in love with an abuser as well as her humiliation from the world knowing her most personal secret.

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