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Video Star: 30 Years of MTV

It's 30 years since MTV launched and in its three decades, it’s changed the way we think about – as well as watch – music. Gillian Orr charts its greatest hits

Taylor Swift: 'Maybe I should just lighten up'

She's the all-American country-pop superstar whose idea of letting rip is baking cookies. But, with a straight-talking new album and her 21st birthday imminent, is Taylor Swift about to reopen an old war of words with Kanye West?

Lady Gaga dominates MTV awards

Lady Gaga caused a stir at the MTV Video Music Awards when she took to the stage in a matching dress, boots, hat and purse - that appeared to be made of cuts of raw beef.

Jesca Hoop - A leap of faith from somewhere off the grid

Jesca Hoop rejected religion and mainstream living alike before she found her voice and confidence as a songwriter. Now, Tom Waits is among the many fans singing her praises. Chris Mugan meets the characterful Californian singer

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