The Stories : Best Music Of 2012 These are the moments, issues and debates that shaped the year in music. These are things we'll remember.

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In Memoriam: Musicians We Lost In 2012

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The stars of 2012, online and on air (from left): Nate Ruess of fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy. Matt Roberts/Getty Images, Tony Nelson/Corbis Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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