For years, there has been talk that the music industry is in decline. The increase of Internet music piracy and the decrease of consumers' attention spans have been two of the factors blamed for for lackluster sales. So it's no surprise that music stars have sought other streams of income outside royalties, concert dates and merchandising sales throughout the years.
Steven Tyler and Rihanna helped create some of the show's most memorable moments
Los Angeles has long been a destination for artistic dreamers from Europe: Zsa Zsa Gabor moved to Hollywood from Hungary in the 1940s to act. Warsaw-born Roman Polanski moved to Southern California in the 1960s to direct.
This year marked the year Lady Gaga showed up in a meat gown to MTV's Video Music Awards and country singer Taylor Swift sang breakup songs to Twilight actor, Taylor Lautner. Also in 2010, John Mayer threw in the towel with social networking site Twitter as teens around the world were struck with "Bieber fever."
Blame it on the French if you must, but 2010 may well go down as the year mainstream America went not just Europop, but "Euro-hop."
Shannon Tavarez, 11, has gone from performing in The Lion King to receiving chemotherapy treatments
The Dodger slugger's game is suffering as his relationship with the singer heats up
"American Idol" announced Monday that it is lowering the minimum age restriction for contestants from 16 to 15, allowing even younger aspiring pop stars to forgo their hairbrushes and stuffed-animal audiences in exchange for a real microphone and millions of TV viewers.
The boy bands team up for an energetic performance at New York's Radio City - should they make it a regular thing?
From Twitter to Twilight, the young pop star has no problem expressing her pop culture dislikes
The pop star overtakes the actor (and social media guru) on the micro-blogging site
But they won't be far from each other this summer - they're still touring together
She's only 4-foot-9, but Charice has a towering voice. When she applies her vocal pipes to a Whitney Houston ballad, she makes it look as easy as tying her shoelaces.
See who leads - with three nods each!
Doctors checked the singer to make sure "it was nothing serious," her rep tells PEOPLE
The pop star was treated for an unknown condition but is scheduled to continue her tour in Europe
There are certain people you expect to preach abstinence -- for example, your parents and that sex-ed teacher in high school who traumatized you with an STD slideshow. But you might not expect to hear it from Ms. No Pants herself, Lady Gaga.
Rihanna's relationship with Matt Kemp is strictly for fun, she tells Ryan Seacrest
The Justin Bieber strain of fandom is so strong, it's kept his name in the top 10 of Twitter trending topics for weeks on end, has caused injuries resulting from a mall melee, and has even led to an arrest.
She says her phone won't stop ringing. Plus, she tells Oprah she doesn't want to be a size 0
Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods
The star of Paul Blart: Mall Cop jokes that hosting the show "completes me"
"That girl is like crack cocaine to me," the musician tells Playboy about his ex
The most memorable moment of the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday may be the onstage appearance of Michael Jackson's two eldest children to accept their father's lifetime achievement award.
Listen to exclusive songs by the country superstar, Jewel, Leighton Meester and more
Country music singer Taylor Swift celebrates after winning the Grammy for album of the year.
The nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards are listed below, with winners italicized in bold and asterisked:
Celebrities show off their fashion sense on the red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
Music's biggest night has always been known for over-the-top style, and this year's crop of Grammy nominees -- from Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga to Katy Perry and Beyonce -- are some of the most fashion-forward yet.
Taylor Swift won the biggest Grammy of the night, album of the year for her CD "Fearless."
Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Fergie celebrate with music's biggest names
Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, BeyoncÃ©, Katy Perry and Keith Urban are all expected to let loose
The country star surprised audience members at a taping of CMT's Crossroads in Nashville
A wide variety of musical performers all came together during the "Hope for Haiti Now" benefit telecast Friday night.
Solemn music from the world's biggest stars served as the soundtrack to Friday night's telethon for Haiti relief, but the fundraiser ended with Wyclef Jean shouting "Enough of the moping, let's rebuild Haiti."
Friday night's star-studded "Hope for Haiti" telethon has raised a record-breaking $58 million, with more donations continuing to pour in from around the world, the benefit's organizers announced Saturday.
The singers, who have recorded together, step out to a Nashville hot spot with friends
He has organized 140 actresses, singers and TV hosts to not be on the show, but to just answer phones
The event airs Friday from New York, Los Angeles and London
The Grammy stage is set for a redux of one of the most infamous moments in music award show history when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after a win over Beyonce at September's MTV awards show.
Nine-time winner Norah Jones is also on the program, as are Justin Beiber and Josh Duhamel
Rocker Evan Taubenfeld pens an acoustic tune professing his love of the country singer - just in time for the holidays
Is the stage set for another showdown with Kanye West? But look out for Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas
Her hips may not lie, but Shakira's fingernails sure know how to do some damage. The pop singer has gone all wolflike for her new album, out Monday.
Singer-songwriter Shakira talks about her new album and reflects on her voice, which she doesn't think sounds like a goat.
Rihanna took the red carpet and stage by storm Sunday night, nine months after she was severely beaten by boyfriend Chris Brown on the eve of the Grammys.
Critics in Australia blast the American superstar for not singing live on her Circus tour - but fans defend her
The singer joins Kelly Clarkson, the Black Eyed Peas and Adam Lambert at the Nov. 22 show
Will her AMA appearance be "rated R"?
Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Daughtry join Adam Lambert at the November show
Russian Roulette is the first release from her upcoming album
The singer offers understanding about Twitter for Cyrus and advice about career for Lovato
The best way to get tongues wagging is to say nothing at all, and it's a skill Rihanna has down to a science.
The country singer and late pop star also both vie to be named artist of the year
The opener for the Jonas Brothers is set to launch first album Sept. 15
Pop singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to serve five years probation and to spend more than 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service" for assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna.
Singer Chris Brown is sentenced to 5 years probation for assaulting his pop star girlfriend, Rihanna.
Justin Timberlake will present the two surviving members at an Oct. 17 benefit
The country star looks to the pop star for inspiration as she prepares for her first VMA performance
The singer will be recognized for her "extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry"
Though they never confirmed they were dating, the actress and the singer have broken up
A plea deal has been reached in the assault case against singer Chris Brown, defense attorney Mark Geragos said in a hearing Monday.
The Hannah Montana star says they are "hanging out as much as we can"
The "Umbrella" singer looked happy, despite a subpoena to testify against her ex
"For that moment in time, she was fat," the rapper says, adding that he is a big Tony Romo fan
Plus: The R&B diva helps school kids in need find supplies for studying
The singer and her mogul mentor dine with friends in L.A.
Meanwhile, more than $1 million in loaned jewelry will be returned to Rihanna
The singer is writing new songs about "things that inspire her," says another colleague
The actor says she needs to "get a gum transplant" or "get like Britney and do some heroin"
"It breaks my heart to see her go through this," she says of young Jasmina, who needs a bone marrow donor
Miley Cyrus will take the stage to perform "The Climb" from Hannah Montana: The Movie
Twenty years ago, when the New Kids on The Block were wearing their hair almost as high as their fame, the music business was a vastly different animal. There was no "American Idol." No such thing as a download, legal or otherwise. People collected posters, not ringtones.
The R&B singer dropped out the day of the show, leaving JT with nobody to sing with, Timberlake tells Oprah
While they hit the Bahamas, others head to Hawaii, though Taylor Swift likes the desert
The two singers are friends, but are "not a couple," says Groban's rep
"It was sooo much fun," says Ciara on her Web site, where the video debuts
Adnan Ghalib, who's also facing felony charges, must not communicate with Spears
The singer has been stepping out in Los Angeles and New York with pals by her side as support
Showbiz Tonight's AJ Hammer and his panel discuss Rihanna reportedly getting back with Chris Brown.
The "sentimental" song "expresses the challenges of a love relationship," a source tells PEOPLE
The girls both cheer on their Ottawa Senator boyfriends in Canada
Pop star Chris Brown has been charged with two felonies -- including assault -- in the Rihanna beating case. If convicted, Brown could face more than four years behind bars.
"Give it some time, get yourself some counseling, take care of yourself," she says
Chris Brown should be in jail, a relative tells PEOPLE
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win album of the year, Taylor & Miley duet & Lil Wayne wins big
As a concert, the Grammy Awards are often well worth watching. Witness Sly Stone coming out of retirement, or the raucous tribute to the Clash's Joe Strummer a few years back, or even the hushed opening by a reunited Simon & Garfunkel in 2003.
John Mayer and Keith Urban will also team up for a tribute to Bo Diddley
PEOPLE has all the details of the celebrity-filled soirees before, during and after Sunday's awards telecast
• Rihanna, rocking out in the front row at Katy Perry's Los Angeles concert at the Wiltern. Nearby, Josh Groban scoped things out – and the two seemed especially into the opening act, The Daylights. Then, it was time for Perry, who performed on a stage adorned with inflatable fruit.
The duo will join U2, Coldplay and Carrie Underwood at the Feb. 8 awards
The two will perform in the high-wattage Feb. 8 awards show, which will also showcase Radiohead
"Everyone should back off the feud 'cause we're over it," she says in a video message
The soon-to-be first lady uses her star power to encourage kids to serve their country
John McCain tried to make Barack Obama's celebrity status a campaign issue last summer, but there's no debate about the president-elect's ability to draw famous and talented Americans to his inauguration.
Before the Kids' Inaugural concert, Disney will premiere CyrusÃ¢€™s "Let's Get Crazy" and the JoBroÃ¢€™s "Tonight"
The group will headline the Kids' Inaugural concert where Miley Cyrus will also appear
Kara DioGuardi is ensconced in the black velvet cocoon of a small home-recording studio, laying down a demo track while warmed by the glow of spice-scented candles.
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