Hold Up Beyonce
20 December 2012, 12:23
2012 was all about girl power! Join Capital as we sum up 30 reasons why girls have dominated the year in music.
The 'Someone Like You' star's '21' record was the most downloaded album in the US for the second year running.
Ginger, Baby, Sporty, Posh, and Scary rolled back the years to help promote the musical 'Viva Forever', based on their songs, which has already taken £4 million in pre-sales.
Carly's smash hit summer single 'Call Me Maybe' became the most viewed video on the online platform Vevo, with over 350 million views.
The 'Next To Me' star's debut album 'Our Version Of Events' flew off the shelves and appearances during the London 2012 Olympics helped her reach the accolade.
Watch out Rihanna! New golden girl Rita Ora followed in her famous footsteps by supporting Coldplay during their 'Mylo Xyloto' world tour this year.
The 'Blow Me (One Last Kiss)' star rounded off the Jingle Bell Ball in style by flying around the O2 Arena, much to the amazement of the crowd. Picture: Danny North
Girls have the X Factor! A year after Tulisa mentors Little Mix to success the former Pussycat Doll enjoys the same prize with James Arthur.
Britney put her troubled past behind her to become a judge on The X Factor USA and collaborated with Will.i.am on his 'Scream and Shout' track.
The 'Starships' rapper was poolside with teen sensation Justin Bieber for his hit single 'Beauty And A Beat'
The 'Bad Romance' star "fulfilled a life-long ambition" when she performed alongside the legendary Rock n Roll stars on stage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Girls Aloud reunited after a three year break and performed at the 2012 Jingle Bell Ball. If that wasn't enough the 'Something New' stars also announced details of a UK arena tour in 2013, as well as a documentary due for release in December, 2012.
Katy Perry bounced back from her divorce to British comedian Russell Brand to start dating handsome singer John Mayer.
The 'Nobody's Perfect' star was the only female judge in the panel alongside Will.i.am, Danny O'Donoghue and Tom Jones as they searched for the UK's next singing sensation.
Beyonce pulled at the heartstrings of the world when this picture of newborn baby Blue was published on her Tumblr page in January.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' star's latest album sold over a million copies during its first week of release in America.
The 'Born This Way' star took time out of her hectic touring schedule to play football with children in Rio De Janeiro.
Mollie, Vanessa, Una, Frankie And Rochelle secured a deal for the US TV show called 'Chasing The Saturdays' to follow their lives Stateside. Picture: Barcroft Media
'Call My Name' star Cheryl is said to be so smitten with her new beau Tre Holloway, one of her backing dancers, that engagement rumours have began to surface. Picture: Rex
The 'Rolling In The Deep' star won an amazing six Grammy Awards back in February, a record matched only by Beyonce.
The 'Heaven' singer performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games as well as the Sports Personality Of The Year Award ceremony.
Little Mix did not let being a member down affect them at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball, performing an amazing set as a three-piece due to Perrie's illness. Picture: PA Photos
The 'Diamond' star celebrated its release by heading on her 777 tour, which saw her play an amazing seven gigs, in seven countries, in seven days.
The 'Who You Are' star has had the ambition for a while and confirmed to Capital that it will happen in march 2013. Photo: Matt Crossick (PA Photos)
Katy Perry performs an emotional version of 'Firework' with autistic fan Jodi DiPiazza at a Charity Benefit Event.
Taylor Swift broke One Direction fans' hearts by becoming heartthrob Harry Styles' girlfriend and spending some quality time with him in the UK.
British X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos overcame her sex tape scandal to achieve a number one single with 'Young', release a new album 'The Female Boss' and find time to write an autobiography, 'Honest'.
Rochelle Wiseman and Marvin Humes married in July this year, with Rochelle's bandmates Mollie, Una, Vanessa and Frankie making beautiful bridesmaids in long black dresses. Una Healy married her rugby playing beau Ben Foden one month earlier.
The 'Call My Name' star took to the stage as a surprise performer at Capital's Summertime Ball, and was the only star to perform on both nights of the Jingle Bell Ball 2012.
Due to unprecedented demand for tickets to see the 'Try' singer, Pink extends her 'Truth About Love' 2013 Arena Tour, adding a fourth date at London's O2 Arena.
Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne triumphed over JLS when both bands were tested on their 2012 hit music knowledge backstage at the Jingle Bell Ball. Picture: Ryan Phillips