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Hi everyone, Happy Holidays from ClevverMusic, I'm your host Bridget Daly. With the year coming to a close, we're counting down the top five biggest music stories of the year. Let's get started with number 5, the conviction of Dr. Conrad Murray. In November, Murray was found guilty of administering a lethal dose of the drug propofol into Jackson's system that ultimately killed him. He was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 4 years in prison.
Coming in at #4 is Katy Perry's big feat of tying Michael Jackson for having the most #1 singles off one album. Her hits "California Gurls (Featuring Snoop Dogg)," Teenage Dream, "Firework," "E.T. (featuring Kanye West)," and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) all reached number one, making her the only woman to ever achieve this, and the first artist since MJ with his album Bad.
Lady Gaga's entrance to the Grammys gets the #3 spot on our list. She arrived in a vessel that everyone pretty much referred to as an egg. Assistants carried her on the red carpet into the show, where she later performed Born This Way, emerging from the egg to signify a rebirth. This of course tied in to her whole theme behind Born This Way, which is about creating a new race that is free of judgement of others.
Number 2 goes to Beyonce and her baby news! She shocked the world by arriving to the VMAs and telling everyone that yes, she was expecting! She held her stomach to prove she was already rocking a baby bump. And inside the show, Bey rubbed her belly after her performance, with the cameras cutting to a very happy papa Jay-Z.
And the number one biggest music story of the year is Amy Winehouse's death. Her apparent overdose in July left the world shocked and saddened, and many immediately compared the tragedy to other artists who died at age 27 like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Janis Joplin. Her legacy lives on through her latest and last known recording with Tony Bennett, as well as a new album her dear friend Mark Ronson made sure was released. Rest in Peace Amy.
And those are the biggest music newsmakers of 2011. Comment below on what story struck you the most, and check out the rest of ClevverMusic's Best of 2011 on our channel. Happy Holidays to all of you guys, thanks so much for subbing, and we'll see you in the new year!