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The singles Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) and If I Were A Boy by Beyonce are certified as having achieved platinum sales in the USA.
Saxophonist Leroy Cooper, who served as bandleader to Ray Charles, dies at his home in Orlando, Florida, aged 80.
Newton Faulkner plays at The Theatre Royal, Wakefield, UK.
It is announced that the HMV Group has begun a joint venture with venue owner the Mama Group that will own 11 venues, including Hammersmith Apollo, Heaven (London), The Forum (London), the Edinburgh Picture House and the Birmingham Institute.
Rap mogul Suge Knight's Death Row Records is sold at auction to entertainment development company WIDEawake Entertainment Group, Inc. for $18m (
Bon Jovi plays in a fund-raising concert at the Town Hall, New York City, aimed at helping to reduce defeated US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's $6.4m campaign debt.
Calypso star The Mighty Duke dies of myelofibrosis in Saint Clair, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean.
Lionel Richie serenades British supermodel Kate Moss with several of his best-known hits, when she celebrates her 35th birthday with a private party at The Dorchester Hotel, London, England, UK, Europe.
Otis Ferry , the son of rock singer Bryan Ferry is freed on bail after his trial at Gloucester Crown Court, Gloucester, UK. Ferry Jr was arrested in September 2008 when his robbery and assault case was halted amid allegations he had tried to discredit a witness during the proceedings.
Leroy Smith, former keyboardist of 70s hit-making band Sweet Sensation, is found dead, aged 56, at his home in Longsight, Manchester, UK. Cause of death is said to be natural causes brought on by bronchopneumonia.
The EVH Wolfgang, an allegedly unbreakable guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen and named after his son, makes its public debut at the NAAM Show in Anaheim, California, USA.
Lover's rock vocalist Jean Adebambo is found dead, aged 46, in London, UK. She had found success during the 1980s in the lover's rock style of reggae music with hits including Reaching For A Goal, Hardships of Life and Pipe Dreams, and was about to re-start her career when she dies. [It is later concluded that she committed suicide.]