A look at the key music stories from 2011
She was one of the world's most talented female singers but this year saw the death of Amy Winehouse at just 27.
It was a record-breaking 12 months for Adele and after being hotly tipped Jessie J managed to live up to the hype.
REM and Westlife split but there are now reunion tours from the Stone Roses and Steps to look forward to.
Sarah Jane Griffiths takes a look back at the big music stories of 2011.