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January 6, 2011 Bad news for the music industry: a new report says music fans bought fewer albums than ever in 2010.
John Mayer already has seven of these. This year he's up for three more.
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December 2, 2010 Eminem scores 10 nominations, including nods for Record, Song and Album of the Year.
August 18, 2010 The rapper's latest album beats Arcade Fire and Avenged Sevenfold on the Billboard 200 chart.
David Bowie as Thin White Duke, one of his many characters.
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August 16, 2010 Explore some of the standout and surprising musician alter egos over time.
August 6, 2010 The video is a literal depiction of a couple who can't escape a violent relationship.
Katy Perry (left) and Snoop Dogg perform at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in June.
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August 4, 2010 Recent hits suggest that there's an imbalance of power between men and women on pop duets.
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July 30, 2010 The rapper's new album has been the best selling album in the country for five straight weeks.
In Recovery, Eminem opens up about his struggles with addiction and his newfound sobriety.
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June 19, 2010 Throughout his career, the rapper's controversial work has attracted both criticism and accolades. He's won 11 Grammys and an Academy Award, and holds the record for the fastest-selling solo album in history. On his latest release Recovery, Eminem speaks candidly about his struggle with drug addiction and his newfound sobriety.
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Eminem's new single, "Not Afraid," eschews catty pop-culture references for sincere introspection.
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May 26, 2010 Eminem once used the same jokey, poppy formula on each album's debut single, but "Not Afraid" breaks that mold, eschewing catty pop-culture references for sincere introspection. Over a solemn keyboard riff, he speaks of wanting to be a better father to his daughter, and ponders his recent struggles with drug addiction.
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November 16, 2009 All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade continues with Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.
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