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Michelle Obama. Chance the Rapper. N.W.A. Green Day. Bob Dylan. The year's most memorable pop moments

Michelle Obama. Chance the Rapper. N.W.A. Green Day. Bob Dylan. The year's most memorable pop moments

So much of what we think about when we think of 2016 in music is tragedy. Whether it’s the thrilling artists we lost — from Prince to David Bowie to Leonard Cohen — to the horrific fire at an underground electronic music event in Oakland, for many music fans this year one of heartbreak.

Today, we pause from the mourning and instead choose to celebrate.

Here are some of pop’s most unforgettable moments in 2016 — some silly, some refined and some even melancholic. A number of our moments, savvy readers will notice, stem from Desert Trip, the fall’s mega-concert that featured the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and more.

As tough as this...

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