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Hey Soul Sister by Train is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Madonna and and her boyfriend Jesus Luz go to see the film Avatar in 3-D in New York City, USA.
Camera play at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tegan and Sara play the second of two nights at The Bronson Centre, Ottawa, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, supported by An Horse.
Hole play at Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, England, UK, Europe.
Florida woman Lastonia Leviston files a lawsuit against rapper 50 Cent in New York City, USA, alleging that he unlawfully released a homemade sex clip [which she made in 2008] on his website in 2009 after editing himself into the video.
Nelly Furtado plays at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, South America.
On her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift plays the second of two nights at the Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Europe play at Club Diamond Hall, Nagoya, Japan, Asia.
The John Butler Trio play at the O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland.
Bad Company play at Wembley Arena, London, England, UK.
On her Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga plays the second of two nights at the Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan, Asia.
It is reported that Usher has accused tv talent shows of slowly killing the music business. The star's accusation comes just weeks after he appeared as a mentor on American Idol.
Country-rock trio Lady Antebellum release their second studio album, Need You Now, in Germany, Europe.
Syd Bucknor, long-term engineer at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, dies of cancer aged 72, at St. Charles Hospital, London, UK. In his years at Studio One he worked with The Skatalites, The Wailers, Max Romeo, The Slickers, John Holt and many others.
Dianne Reeves plays at the Aula Uam, Poznan, Poland, Europe.
The Neil Cowley Trio play at The Corn Exchange, Newbury, UK.
Justin Timberlake spends some of the day playing golf on a course course in Toluca Lake, California, USA.
Trey Anastasio of Phish, and his father Ernie, attend a hockey game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at which Anastasio's favorite hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers, win the Prince of Wales Trophy in the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference championship.
During his Up And Coming Tour, Paul McCartney plays at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK.
The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, organised by Eric Clapton, takes place at Toyota Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. As well as Clapton, the day-long musical celebration features The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top and more.
Furthur play at LeLacheur Park, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
Eminem releases his seventh studio album, Recovery, on Universal Records in Brazil, South America.
New York trio School Of Seven Bells play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The Dave Matthews Band, The Steve Miller Band, The Zac Brown Band, Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, The Black Crowes, Kansas, The Avett Brothers, 38 Special, Justin Moore and Taj Mahal are among the acts appearing on the third and final day of the HullabaLou festival at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand spend part of the day bicycling around New York City, USA.
Bjork attends the premiere of the children's film Moomins And The Comet Chase in Helsinki, Finland, Europe.
It is announced that I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas has now been downloaded more than 6m times in the USA.
Soundgarden play at The Vic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Vampire Weekend play at Marymoor Amphitheatre, Redmond, Washington, USA.
Aerosmith play at The Palace At Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Vampire Weekend play at McMenamin's Historic Edgefield Manor, Troutdale, Oregon, USA.
On her Monster Ball tour, Lady Gaga plays at The Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Liminal, the team of composer David Prior and architect Frances Crow, wins the prestigious PRS for Music Foundation New Music Award at a ceremony in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, UK. The £50,000 PRS for Music award goes to the most groundbreaking idea for a new musical work in any genre, and is intended to help develop the idea and premiere it within a year.
The Cult play at The Warfield, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by The Black Ryder.
Howard Jones plays at The Corn Exchange, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK, Europe, supported by Duncan Sheik.
Simply Red play at The Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia.
Marc Anthony plays at The Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ralph McTell begins a British tour to promote his album Somewhere Down The Road, with a show at The Hall For Cornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe.
As part of Big Bang Day, 160 drummers play in the streets, parks, shopping centres and open top buses of 11 cities worldwide [New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, New Delhi, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne] to create awareness and celebrate the opening of a village in Alibaug, India, funded by Esprit for the charity SOS Children's Villages. During the event, four million drumbeats are registered on a digital counter. When a target of 3m beats is reached, Esprit donate a further
During her The Sun Comes Out World Tour Shakira plays at the Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain.
Black Eyed Peas release their sixth album, The Beginning, on Polydor Records in the UK and France.
Arcade Fire play the second of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK.
Killing Joke play at The Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Train release a new single, Shake Up Christmas, in the UK.
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