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Singer Idina Menzel (center) and Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez (left) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez pose with gold records in February. Since then, the movie's soundtrack has sold over 1.5 million more copies. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney hide caption

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Sitting around what looks like a conference table with a small group of musicians, guitarist Moacyr Luz (center) leads his samba group. Courtesy of QK hide caption

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Ed Sullivan smiles while standing with The Beatles on the set of his variety show on Feb. 9, 1964. Express Newspapers/Getty Images hide caption

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The Oberheim DMX rose to popularity in the mid-1980s, one of the first commercial drum machines that came close to mimicking real drum sounds. Courtesy of Get On Down Publishing hide caption

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The audience at Beyonce's Dec. 3 performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Garret Klahn of Texas Is The Reason performing in London this summer during the band's reunion tour. Brigitte Engl/Redferns via Getty Images hide caption

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John Digweed, shown here performing in August at Electric Zoo, was one of the biggest names at the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival last weekend. Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images hide caption

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