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Dec 21
2011

Andrew Bird plays at The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

During her Loud Tour, Rihanna plays the second of three nights at The O2 Arena, London, UK. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

On their Mylo Xyloto tour, Coldplay play at The O2 World, Berlin, Germany, Europe. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

It is announced that Caro Emerald's debut album, Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, has been certified Platinum in the UK, making it the third best-selling independent record of the year in the UK. It has also been certified platinum in Germany, 6x Platinum in Holland, and has been awarded the IFPI Platinum Europe Award for sales exceeding 1 million copies in Europe. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Figures published by Billboard magazine show that U2 had the highest-earning tour of the year, earning more than ?180m from the 44 dates/3m audience on its 360 Degree Tour. Second is Bon Jovi, taking just over ?120m from 68 shows, followed by Take That whose Progress Live tour, which reunited them with Robbie Williams, earned ?117m. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

It is announced via the NRBQ website that long-serving drummer Tom Ardolino has been hospitalised with 'a number of health issues' and is expected to be in hospital for some time. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Dr. Christoph Zielinski, who has been treating George Michael for pneumonia in Vienna, Austria, Europe, states that the singing star is 'doing well' and has responded well to treatment. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

JLS and Olly Murs are named by PRS For Music as the artists who have performed most at major venues in the UK during 2011. JLS and Murs performed at a total of 29 major venues each. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Police in Zaragoza, Spain, Europe, arrest a 31-year-old man and charge him with illegally leaking an early recording of a new Madonna song, Give Me All Your Love, on the internet in November. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Arch Enemy play at The Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany, Europe. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Sloan play at The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Guns N'Roses play at The Forum, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Photographer Rebecca Smeyne claims that devoutly religious reggae rapper Matisyahu kicked her in the face during a Hanukkah show in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Jools Holland And His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

Justin Bieber makes a surprise delivery to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

It is announced that more than 1m Google+ users are following Britney Spears, making her account Google?s first to break through the seven-figure threshold. In reaching the milestone, Spears retains her title as the most-followed person on Google+, ahead of Google CEO Larry Page and rapper Snoop Dogg. (2011)

Dec 21
2011

On their Up All Night Tour, One Direction play at The City Hall, Wolverhampton, UK. (2011)