We came. We saw. We bring you photographic proof. From Foo Fighters rocking in the rain at Lollapalooza to a day in the life with Soulja Boy to Selena Gomez, Foster The People, Deadmau5 -- and much more -- these are some of the best images Billboard.com's photographers captured in 2011.
DJ Premier, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Rock the Bells, San Francisco, September 2011.
Missouri: Eminem was born (Marshall Bruce Mathers III) in Saint Joseph, not moving to Michigan until age 12. Eminem is the best-selling rap album artist of all-time, with U.S. sales of 41.5 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Big Sean, Love Doctor, July 2011.
Patrick Stump, Mashup Mondays, March 2011.
VV Brown, Style Council, October 2011.
Scotty McCreery, In-Studio Interview, October 2011