2009 - the year in music

Not since David Beckham went from burning effigies of him hung in the street to being the national hero known as 'Goldenballs' had we seen a celebrity elevation like this. Cheryl Cole, racism-accusations long forgotten, is now a post-Diana People's Princess: a spirited TV pop idol, gossip-magazine darling and smiling face of the all-consuming monster that is the 'X Factor'. Photo: PA Photos

  • Photo: Pa Photos
  • Added: Dec 22, 2009

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