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Tinashe, whose hit "2 On" was produced by DJ Mustard, performs on stage in December. Emmerson/Corbis hide caption

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Top 10 Top 40 For 2014

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John Schneider (left) and Tom Wopat, who met as costars on The Dukes of Hazzard, say they bonded right away over a shared taste in music. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Duke The Halls: Bo And Luke Go Caroling

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Charli XCX's new album is titled SUCKER. Bella Howard/Charli XCX hide caption

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Charli XCX And The Year's Most Fabulous Pop Record

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Elizabeth Grant is better known by her stage name, Lana Del Rey. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ken Tucker's Top 9 Albums Of 2014, Plus A Book

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"I just sort of screamed into a microphone for ages," the British pop singer Charli XCX says of the time leading up to Sucker. Bella Howard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Charli XCX's Stockholm Scream Led To One Big 'Sucker'

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Beyonce's performance during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in August included clips of a speech about feminism by author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV hide caption

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In 2014, Pop Followed Beyonce's Lead

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Kate Miller-Heidke On Mountain Stage

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Kelly Clarkson performs during an American Idol broadcast in 2002. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Anatomy Of A Hit: Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'

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Hayley Williams (left) of Paramore and Joy Williams, formerly of The Civil Wars, perform together on a version of the song "Hate To See Your Heart Break" from the deluxe version of Paramore's self-titled album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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18Hate To See Your Heart Break feat. Joy Williams

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