Leo on top of the Globe
The film and TV awards season kicked off in January with Jimmy Fallon hosting the Golden Globes in Los Angeles. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence were the big winners at the ceremony on 10th January.
David Bowie dies
The following morning the world woke up to the shock news that rock legend David Bowie had died just two days after the release of his twenty-fifth studio album Blackstar.
News of his death sent sales of Bowie's records soaring. Blackstar reached the top of the album charts in the UK and celebrity friends of Bowie led the way with tributes. Mick Jagger said: "David was always an inspiration to me and a true friend. We had so many good times together. I will never forget him".
Alan Rickman dies
Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, also died at the start of 2016. Rickman had been suffering from cancer.
Adele releases song number 2 from 25
Adele released the second track from her album 25. 'When We Were Young' reached a high spot of ninth in the charts.
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