Best music pictures of the week: Madonna, Adele, James Bay, more

Zayn and Paramore also feature in our weekly roundup of the week's music news in pics.

There's been a lot going in the music biz this week.

Madonna did an intimate gig for fans dressed as a clown (this totally happened – we saw it with our own eyes), tributes flooded in for legendary producer George Martin, Zayn posted his album tracklisting and iT wAs a BiT hARd to ReAd but looked pretty exciting, plus Adele was being her usual adorable self on stage and James Bay had some big news to share. 

But don't just take our word for it, have a look through some of the biggest news stories from the last seven days. (Main pic: Rex/Shutterstock)

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe claim the Number 1 album