Photos of the Year: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga

Photos of the Year: Michael Jackson, Taylor Swift, Green Day, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga

Michael Jackson lived on. Green Day and Bruce Springsteen rocked out. Lady Gaga turned heads. Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift triumphed. Adam Lambert shocked. Phish, No Doubt and Blink-182 reunited. Lil Wayne, Amy Winehouse and T.I. had their day in court. It all happened in 2009, and we've got the photos to prove it.

SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR


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Hot 100 Songs of the Year

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Artists of the Year

Top 25 Tours

Critics' Picks: Best Albums of 2009

Readers Poll: Best Albums of 2009

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BEST OF THE 2000s FEATURES

One-Hit Wonders


Hot 100 Songs of the Decade

Billboard 200 Albums of the Decade

Artists of the Decade

Top Touring Artists

Critics' Picks: Best Albums of the 2000s

Readers Poll: Best Albums of 2000s