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Mick Jagger, from left, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Etty Lau Farrell and Perry Farrell of Perry Farrell's Kind Heaven Orchestra perform on day four of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago.

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Kacey Musgraves performs on day four of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago.

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Kate Gonzalez, center, of Sacramento, Calif., attends day two of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago.

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Janelle Monae performs on day two of Lollapalooza in Grant Park in Chicago.

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Singer J Balvin performs on a stage during a concert in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Puerto Rico's singer Luis Fonsi performs during the Opening Ceremony for the Pan American Games at the National stadium in Lima, Peru.

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Spectators watch Swiss band "Patent Ochsner" performing on the main stage during the 36th edition of the Gurten music open air festival in Bern, Switzerland.

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs during the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in London.

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Singer Becky G performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

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Singer Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music's Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

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Normani performs at the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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Tens of thousands of choir singers gathered in Tallinn, Estonia. Estonia marked the 150th anniversary of a tradition crucial to the national awakening movement and that inspired the defiant "Singing Revolution" in the late 1980s that helped the nation to break free from nearly fifty years of Soviet occupation. The four-day event held every five years unites the small Baltic nation of 1.3 million people in the celebration of their language and culture.

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French duo Brigitte with Aurelie Saada, left, and Sylvie Hoarau, perform in the courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace as part of France's annual music festival in Paris.

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Festival goers enjoy the "silent disco" during Day 1 of the Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Del.

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Blink, and you’ll travel back to the glory days of disco, with Cardi B’s multi-­coloured jumpsuit transporting you effortlessly. But, disaster struck at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Man­chester, when this splendid garment gave way along its nether seams, hurrying poor Cardi offstage. The singer arrived minutes later in a bathrobe, the picture of unfl­a­ppability. “We gonna keep it sexy,” she crooned. That is style.

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Kelsea Ballerini performs "Miss Me More" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Maren Morris, left, and Sheryl Crow perform at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Deana Carter, from left,Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina perform at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Jimi Westbrook, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet, of Little Big Town, perform "The Daughters" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

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Musical artists Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Cardi B perform at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Musical artists Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X perform at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Ally Brooke, center, performs at Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

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Madison Beer performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California.

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Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final with the song "Arcade" in Tel Aviv, Israel. In rear is Israeli Netta Barzilai the winner in 2018.

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Former participant of the Eurovision Song Contest, Greek singer Eleni Foureira performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Israeli Netta Barzilai, the winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest performs "Nana Banana" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Former participant of the Eurovision Song Contest, Greek singer Eleni Foureira performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Katerine Duska of Greece performs the song "Better Love" during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest grand final rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Katerine Duska of Greece performs during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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People look statue of Israel's Netta Barzilai, the winner of 2018 Eurovision contest, at the Eurovision village ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Miki of Spain performs during a rehearsal for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Kate Miller-Heidke of Australia performs during a rehearsal for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Tamara Todevska of North Macedonia poses during a presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Anna Odobescu of Moldova poses during a presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Hatari of Iceland poses during a presentation of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest participants in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Rapper Gucci Mane and his wife, Keyshia Ka'Oir, walk off the court at halftime while attending Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks in Boston.

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Fans the rock band Kiss enjoy their performance at the Domination music festival in Mexico City.

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J Balvin performs on the Gentilly Stage with backup dances during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

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The wildfire of hysteria spread by Game of Thrones has spawned new forms of celebrity behaviour too—arro­gating superfandom to push their own merchandise. Thus the ever seductive Jennifer Lopez, who nee­ded the excuse of the approaching ‘winter’ (hope you got the all-white symbolism?) to peddle Medicine, her new music video.

She’s not dressed like a rockstar, nor was she kitted out for a springy, punchy performance. The Aud­ie­nce at Goafest 2019 had a ringside view of Mary Kom’s sup­erb rendition of What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes. You know her right hooks; respect her vocal chords too.

Music composer Bappi Lahiri performs at Poila Baishakh Utsav (Bengali New Year celebrations), in Mumbai.

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Music composer Hridaynath Mangeshkar announces the recipients of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards, as sister Usha Mangeshkar and son Adinath Mangeshkar look on, in Mumbai

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Carrie Underwood, center, performs "Southbound" at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Keith Urban, right, accepts the award for entertainer of the year, as presenter Ronnie Dunn, of Brooks & Dunn, looks on at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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A Chinese trader displays a red tuba, mainly made of plastic, at Europe's largest Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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A young woman plays an Italian accordion in the colors of the Italian car manufacturer Ferrari at Europe's largest Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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A young man plays a guitar at Europe's largest Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Antonio Pinto Carvalho from Portugal displays an instrument combining various string instruments at Europe's largest Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Playable violins for 55 Euro (61 US Dollar) each hang on a rope at the booth of a Chinese trader at Europe's largest Music Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Guitars used by Jimi Hendrix, left, and Eric Clapton are displayed with concert posters at the exhibit "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

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A five-neck guitar used by Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick is displayed at the exhibit "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The exhibit, which showcases the instruments of rock and roll legends, opens to the public on April 8 and runs until Oct. 1, 2019.

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A technician arranges guitars from the collection of David Gilmour, guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd, during a press opportunity at Christie's auction rooms in London.

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A technician displays a White Fender Stratocaster with the serial number #0001 estimated at 100,000-150,000 US Dollars, from the collection of David Gilmour, guitarist, singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd, during a press opportunity at Christie's auction rooms in London. The collection of more than 120 guitars will be auctioned on June 20 in New York, with the proceeds to benefit charity. Estimates range from 300 to 150,000 US Dollars.

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For some inscrutable reason, child prodigies seem to gravitate tow­ards music. From Mozart to Menuhin, the list is long. One hopes to add Lydian Nadhaswaram, 13, to it—the boy pianist, who trains at A.R. Rahman’s conservatory, aced US show The World’s Best, grabbing a cool million bucks. Hope ARR drives him hard to his destiny.

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2019 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Cory Hart poses with his family backstage at the Juno Awards in London, Ontario.

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Singer Enrique Bunbury performs at the Vive Latino music festival in Mexico City. The two-day rock festival is one of the most important and longest running of Mexico.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.

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Marshmello, left, and Lauv perform "Happier" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Music composer AR Rahman presents 'The World's Best' title to musical prodigy Lydian Nadhaswaram at the international CBS show recently, in Chennai.

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Rapper Travis Scott performs onstage at Capital One Arena in Washington.

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Rapper Travis Scott performs onstage at Capital One Arena in Washington.

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Elton John performs onstage during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" final tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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Toni Braxton performs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Toni Braxton performs at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Concert goers unfurl their Venezuelan flags during the Venezuela Aid Live concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge near Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela.

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Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute, left, gets ready to embrace Venezuela Aid Live concert organizer Sir Richard Branson, prior to the start of the concert on the Colombian side of the Tienditas International Bridge on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela. Venezuela's power struggle is set to convert into a battle of the bands when musicians demanding Nicolas Maduro allow in humanitarian aid and those supporting the embattled leader's refusal sing in rival concerts being held at both sides of a border bridge where tons of donated food and medicine are being stored.

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Government supporters flash heart-hand signals during the "Hands off Venezuela" concert at the Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela on the border with Colombia.

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Singer Anne-Marie poses for photographers upon arrival at the Brit Awards in London.

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Hugh Jackman performs onstage at the Brit Awards in London.

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Pink performs onstage at the Brit Awards in London.

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The 1975 collect their award for Best British Album onstage at the Brit Awards in London.

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Little Mix accept their award for Best British Video onstage at the Brit Awards in London.

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Pink collects her award for Outstanding Achievement onstage at the Brit Awards in London.

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Buddy Guy poses in the press room with the award for best traditional blues album for "The Blues Is Alive and Well " at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman performs during the Sufi Route 2019 in New Delhi.

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Musicians Alex Pall, from left, Kelsea Ballerini and Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers attend the amfAR Gala New York AIDS research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

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Anil Kapoor almost did the Ram Lakhan tapori jig when Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscars—but a lashing from dear wife the night before held back his legs. What stopped him from doing one at the #Slum-dogTenYears event, we don’t know. Perhaps the sobering presence of Gulzar saab and Rahman. Anyway, Jai Ho!

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Music director AR Rehman, poet-lyricist Gulzar, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and others celebrate the 10th year anniversary of their film 'Slumdog Millionaire' at Dharavi, in Mumbai.

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Music director AR Rehman and poet-lyricist Gulzar wave during the celebration of 10th year anniversary of their film 'Slumdog Millionaire' at Dharavi, in Mumbai.

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Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan performs at Victoria Memorial hall in Kolkata.

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Renowned lyricist writer Gulzar speaks during a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, at Diggi Palace in Jaipur.

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Singer Perry Farrell, left, performs with Brad Wilk, center, and Tom Morello of Audioslave during "I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell" at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

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Bollywood lyricist Gulzar with filmmaker Shilpa Ranade during the trailer launch of an upcoming film 'Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya', in Mumbai.

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Members of South Korean K-pop group Twice pose for photos on the red carpet at the Seoul Music Awards at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.

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South Korean actress and model Clara arrives for the Seoul Music Awards at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, receives a standing ovation with tears at the ending of the play's premiere held at the Santurce Fine Arts Center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The musical is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for local arts programs.

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Scotland national Paul Mcque wears Hamilton socks in the entrance plaza of the Santurce Fine Arts Center moments before the premiere of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, starring its creator, New York native of Puerto Rican descent Lin-Manuel Miranda, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The musical is set to run for two weeks and will raise money for local arts programs.

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Playback singer K J Yesudas during a concert on the occasion of Tamil month 'Margazhi' music season, in Chennai.

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Revelers watch Christina Aguilera perform as they wait for midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square as seen from above from the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York.

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(L-R) Tabla maestro Aditya Kalyanpur, santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, vocalist Pandit Prabhakar Karekar and percussionist Taufiq Qureshi during a photo opp to announce a 3-day musical concert 'Swaranjali', at Worli seaface in Mumbai.

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Carnatic music vocalist TM Krishna during the concert, "Awam ki Awaz" at the Garden of Five Senses, in New Delhi, Saturday, Nov 17, 2018. Krishna's concert in the city was scrapped by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) but AAP government stepped in to organise another performance.

Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams performs at a concert in Gurugram, Sunday, Oct 14, 2018.

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Renowned lyricist, poet and film maker Gulzar during an event in Patna.

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S.P. Balasubrahmanyam on stage with Ilaiyaraaja