Top of the Pops

Research published by Music & Copyright has revealed that Pop lead the way as the music genre of choice in 2009.

With pop acts like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas topping the charts throughout the year, Pop has come out ahead of Rock in music sales.

According to Simon Dyson, editor of Music & Copyright, 'The Pop genre in most countries last year was dominated by strong sales of Michael Jackson albums, confirming his position as the king of the genre. But 2009 was a very good year for plenty of other Pop artists, most notably Lady Gaga and Susan Boyle, star of last year's UK reality show Britain's Got Talent'.


We take a look at the pop acts that had hits in 2009.