14 Things We Can't Believe Happened in Music in 2014

Every year, the music industry brings us a wide variety of shocking moments. Whether it's a surprising death (Whitney Houston in 2012, Lou Reed in 2013) or a publicly off-putting/humiliating debacle (the VMAs, from almost any year), there are always a handful of moments that stick out each year that make you question whether they actually happened or if you're just imagining it.

Here's our list of 14 things we can't believe happened (or didn't happen) in music over the course of 2014.

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