2011 — It Was a Year!
Another year is kaput. In the meantime, things happened this year in what's left of the music business. While everyone has their own favorite moment of the year -- mine, for the record, was driving other people crazy playing Rebecca Black's "Friday" with a nasty smile on my face -- here are 25 that surely caused heads to turn and/or hurt.
And just think if the world spontaneously combusts on January 1, 2012, this blog will be recounting The End of History!
25) 50 Cent Uses Twitter to Make $8.7 Million In One Day: It sounds good. But if 50 Cent sold his stock in a company that he Twittered about that day causing it to rise from 10 cents to 29, then he could be in trouble for pumping and dumping. But did he sell? At last check, the stock he mentioned is trading around 15 cents, so the 8.7 million he "made" in one day isn't quite that much. But, really, what's a few million between friends anyway?
24) Rihanna Reduces Restraining Order on Chris Brown: Nothing says, 'I've moved on' quite like having your restraining order modified. Brown completed his domestic violence courses and is now allowed to interact with Rihanna as long as he doesn't annoy her. It's good to see Brown now has the tools to control his temper.
23) Chris Brown Destroys Dressing Room at Good Morning America: OK, maybe Brown needs a refresher course or one that focuses on violence towards objects that are not people. Instead of performing a second song for the Good Morning America's online audience, Brown opted to smash things in his dressing room. Looks like somebody had a case of the Mondays!
22) Black Eyed Peas Perform at SuperBowl: I had a feeling the Black Eyed Peas might not go over so well with the Super Bowl crowd. You can pull off these kinds of stunts in a nightclub or an arena full of your fans who will forgive you if you're a little, uh, crappy, but mainstream America tuned in for the most expensive commercial spots of the year? They expect perfectly simulated perfection!