But as the singer tells Nick Haramis, she is still a determinedly private person
They may not have known it, but users of MP3 players, CDs or DVDs have probably been breaking the law for years as they transferred their favourite song from one format to another.
With dubstep entering the mainstream – especially with Mercury Prize nominee Katy B's pop blend of the genre – it may be a surprise to some teenagers that dubstep is not a new thing.
She's a global superstar and I'm cockney as anything. But we both come from the shit-holes of the world – she grew up in Hell's Kitchen and I grew up in east London – so we understand each other.
Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration is going to be a massive hit, says Elisa Bray. Just don’t expect too much subtlety
West London three-piece White Lies and their new album, Ritual, disprove the notion that rock is dead, says Gillian Orr
New faces join class of 2011 – but the plot needs homework
She's written songs for Alicia Keys and is touted as the world's best singer by Justin Timberlake – and she's still only 22. Elisa Bray meets Jessie J, hotly tipped to be the chart sensation of 2011
A top talent caught between Roberta and the ringtone
James Morrison's new tune "You Give me Something", Kings of Leon's new album 'Aha Shake Heartbreak', Jazmine Sullivan's album 'Fearless', and Jay-Z's song "Empire State of Mind" with Alicia Keys.
"Don't call it a comeback, no, I been here for years/Through all the drama and the pain and all the tears", sings Whitney on "Salute", one of a couple of songs here custom-built for her by R Kelly.
The living legend is back in the UK
In an ever-expanding fashion world, Brazil has a growing international profile, says Rachel Shields
Paul Taylor, previously a volunteer worker at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, returned there to make this documentary about its young residents, most of whom have lost their parents to Aids.