Michael Buble

2010: the year of the rock dinosaur

They are known for their growling and lizard-like skin but in rock, it seems, it pays to be a dinosaur. A new poll reveals music's biggest earners this year were practically prehistoric.

Cultural Life: Dappy, musician

Music: I'm listening to lots of Freddie Mercury at the moment. My dad always played Queen when we were growing up, so he is a huge inspiration to me. His voice is killer. I'm also listening to Michael Bublé. I love his voice, the melodies, the way he writes music; he is a true talent. People will be surprised by what influences N-Dubz! Whilst we were in the studio we were listening to a lot of Phil Collins. Every song on his 'Hits' album is a classic, the man is a genius. We're not bothered about what people may think is cool – I just love good songs.

Karaoke die? Never!

The great singing craze isn't facing the final curtain, say its fans – it is just taking a different shape