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Jennifer Lopez performs a brief live set in rainy conditions in Times Square, New York City, USA, as headliner of the live TV segment of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve show.
Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers volunteers at the North Texas Food Bank to raise awareness for Feeding America in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Europe play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Motley Crue play at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada.
Everybody Hurts by Helping Haiti, an all-star supergroup including Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis and Kylie Minogue, is released in the UK to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and British newspaper The Sun's Helping Haiti campaign. The record, a cover of an R.E.M. original, was organised by tv music mogul Simon Cowell.
Kid Rock plays at the Borgata Hotel Casino And Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
The Alkaline Trio play at The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Cursive and The Dear And Departed.
Sheryl Crow and Jackson Browne play at Tokyo International Forum Hall, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
On their This Is Us tour The Backstreet Boys play at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia, Oceania.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays at Gwinett County Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Drive-By Truckers release their tenth album, The Big To-Do, in the UK on PIAS Records.
You Me At Six play at Brixton Academy, London, UK.
Suede play at The Ritz, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Neon Trees perform their debut single, Animal, on tv show Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the USA.
Duleep de Chickera, the Anglican Bishop of Colombo, denounces the failure of the Sri Lankan police to stop a recent riot against a planned concert by US rapper Akon.
John Mayer plays at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Justin Bieber appears on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA, performing Baby and U Smile.
Supergrass announce that they will split up after seventeen years, following a final farewell tour later in the year.
Influential rapper Guru, best-known as front man for Gang Starr, dies in New York City, USA, aged 43, after a long battle with cancer. He had been in a coma for several weeks.
Wolf Parade play at The HMV Forum, London, UK.
Natalie Merchant plays at The Lowry, Salford, UK.
Tour producer Live Nation announces that Christina Aguilera has postponed her 20-date North American summer tour until next year, because of filming and promotional committments.
Supergrass begin their Farewell Tour at Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
Rihanna releases a new single, Te Amo, as a digital download in Australia, New Zealand and Italy.
Bob Dylan plays at Incheba Expo Arena, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Europe.
Jazz pianist Johnny Parker, who played for many years with Humphrey Lyttelton, Monty Sunshine and Kenny Ball, dies aged 80.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers release their twelfth studio album, Mojo, on Reprise Records in the UK in CD, digital and vinyl formats.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Michael Jackson, is admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, USA, with a suspected mild heart attack.
Muse play at Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain, Europe.
After attending a Gay Pride march, George Michael is arrested when he loses control of his Range Rover and crashes into the door of photo store Snappy Snaps in Hampsted, London, England, UK.
It is reported that more than twenty unlicensed music download sites in China, Asia, have been shut down, as the Chinese government ramps up its anti-piracy activities.
Band Of Horses release a new single, Factory, in the UK on Columbia Records.
Zane Lowe, Scratch Perverts, Beardyman, Beatbullyz, The Cuban Brothers and Dub Pistols play on the first day Of Swindon Invincible at Swindon Old Town Bowl, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Katy Perry releases a new album, Teenage Dream, in the USA on Capitol Records.
Status Quo play at the Arbon, Summer Days Festival, Switzerland, Europe.
The Klaxons play at The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
Alice In Chains play at The Charter One Pavilion, Northerly Island, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Nick Mason of Pink Floyd signs copies of his new book Passion For Speed at the Richmond Lawn Shop, Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, UK.
Dennis Locorriere plays at The Waterfront, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays the second of two nights at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The exhibition Walls Of Sound opens at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe. The exhibition, based on the books Hold Tight! and Endless Beat, presents gig posters, photographs and other artefacts telling the story of pop music in the area.
Members of The Strokes, All-American Rejects, Fountains Of Wayne and The Moldy Peaches take part in the Petty Fest 2010 at The Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA. The event is a concert celebrating Tom Petty's 60th birthday.
A ceremony of dedication for the new Leon Russell Road is held at 3rd Street And Trenton Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, site of the famed Church Studio. The studio was owned by Leon Russell and used by artists including Eric Clapton, Tom Petty and Bonnie Raitt.
Progress by Take That, achieves the biggest-selling opening week sales of any UK album for thirteen years, selling almost 520,000 copies to reach No1 on this date.
Beach House play a sold-out show at Trinity, Bristol, UK.
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Los Lobos play at the House Of Blues, West Hollywood, Calfornia, USA.
Goldie and Tony Christie appear in the UK tv show Celebrity Come Dine With Me Christmas Special.