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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

Kanye West: Master blaster

The notorious outbursts of Chicago's second-most famous son offend presidents and peers alike. But with his latest album hailed as a modern masterpiece, it's no wonder he gets away with it.

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?

Why forgiveness is a dish best served cold for Taylor Swift

As musical feuds go, it wasn't exactly Oasis versus Blur – but the resolution that came last night was a big moment nonetheless. Twelve months after the rapper Kanye West visited mortification upon the music industry by insulting its youthful superstar Taylor Swift at 2009's MTV Video Music Awards, the country singer used this year's ceremony to sing a song of forgiveness – and, to everyone's relief, Kanye smiled.

Kanye West apologises for outburst at video awards

Kanye West apologised for yet another outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards, this time directed at country-pop sweetheart Taylor Swift. The disruption upstaged not just Swift's awards speech, but the entire evening, including an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson.

Comic Relief tops singles charts

"Islands in the Stream," a Comic Relief reworking of the 1980s Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers hit, went straight in at number one on the singles charts yesterday.

Far from the old country music

Nashville is making yet another attempt to conquer the UK charts with artists who have crossed over so far they are virtually mainstream. Nick Hasted assesses their chances

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