Christina Aguilera

Beyonce Knowles highest paid performer per minute

The 'Love on Top' singer topped a poll by social media website saucytime.com by earning £1.25 million for a five-song performance at a private New Year's Eve 2010 party on the island of St. Barts, equating to £71,040 for each minute she was on the stage.

Pop's comeback stars: It's good to be back...

Some of pop's biggest stars are on the comeback trail – it's easy money for the ailing music business. But, asks Tim Walker, don't bands have to have been away for a while for it to work?

Ofcom to investigate X Factor final

The X Factor final is to be investigated by Ofcom after the broadcasting standards watchdog received some 2,750 complaints from viewers about suggestive performances by both US singer Christina Aguilera, and Barbadian R&B star Rihanna.

Hitman link to top Hollywood agent's murder

It was meticulously planned, and the person who pulled the trigger may very well have been a professional contract killer. Those are the sombre conclusions of police investigating the murder of Ronni Chasen, the veteran Hollywood publicist who was gunned down on her way home from a film premiere two weeks ago.

Robyn: 'I just want to be normal'

She spent her childhood travelling with her parents' avant-garde theatre troupe, and her teen years as a pop puppet – so is it any wonder that Sweden's most idiosyncratic pop star craves simplicity? Hugh Montgomery talks to Robyn about TV talent shows, youth gangs and Lady Gaga

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From Hastings pier to Pop Idol: Fuller named Britain's most successful

He may have started out in the time-honoured fashion of promoting gigs on the pier in his hometown, Hastings. Yet yesterday, Simon Fuller, the man who quit East Sussex to bring the world the commercial glories of the Spice Girls, S Club 7 and Pop Idol – revolutionising the global music industry – was named the most successful British pop music manager of all time.

Album: Rolling Stones, Shine a Light (Universal)

Martin Scorsese has become the official hallmark of classic-rock-cred: first the Dylan documentary, then this Stones concert film, and next up, the George Harrison bio-doc. He's undoubtedly qualified for the job, but I'm not sure I want to hear him muttering "OK! First song!" over the opening of "Jumping Jack Flash": it imposes a too businesslike attitude over an event not exactly short of that commodity in the first place.