From the opening of the purpose-built Hydro to the launch of several music festivals, Glasgow has never been more appealing for touring artists.

The past decade has brought some of the biggest names in music to the city and here is my pick of the best. 

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Prince at The Hydro in 2014

Two years before his untimely death, Prince blew the roof off the Hydro with a three-hour show.

The anticipation for the gig was huge and he did not let his fans down as he performed hit after hit.

With the crowd dressed in purple and a strict no photography rule, Prince won over his Glasgow crowd as he made them live in the moment. 

And it is safe to say that seeing this icon live is a moment the Glasgow fans will treasure forever. 

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Beyonce at Hampden Park in 2016

The Formation World Tour rolled into Glasgow in the summer of 2016 and proved to be one of Beyonce's best shows to date.

She has played the city many times but this production was just mind-blowing.

From the choreography to the costumes, every detail of the show left the audience in awe.

She blew the crowd away with hits Halo, Drunk in Love and Who Run The World (Girls) - and left them with a night to remember.

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Paul McCartney at the Hydro in 2018

The man behind the greatest songs in music came to the Hydro to deliver a masterclass.

From The Beatles to The Wings songs, McCartney oozed charisma throughout as he delivered Hey Jude, Live and Let Die and Eleanor Rigby.

This show was just special and reminded fans of just how significant his contribution to music has been. 

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Eminem at Bellahouston Park for The Summer Sessions in 2017

He slammed Donald Trump and declared he was moving to Scotland - and we were more than ready to welcome him with open arms.

And while the rain poured down from the heavens, it was worth getting soaked to watch Eminem deliver one of his best performances to date in Glasgow. 

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Wet Wet Wet at the Hydro in 2016

When our very own Wet Wet Wet played a homecoming gig, who would have thought it would be one of the last times the boys would all be on stage together?

The line up has changed with singer Marti Pellow leaving the Wets to focus on his own solo career.

But this night was one for the fans as he sang through the hits Wishing I Was Lucky, Sweet Surrender and Angel Eyes.

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Liam Gallagher at the Barrowland Ballroom in 2017

This gig was hot of the heels of Liam announcing the release of his first solo album As You Were. 

The atmosphere was electric as the former Oasis frontman returned to his rightful place - the stage.

You could feel his nerves as Liam performed his first few songs but the reaction of the Glasgow audience helped him find his swagger and it wasn't long until he was back to his rock n' roll best.

Since this gig, he has played the Hydro several times and headlined TRNSMT music festival in the city - but there is something special about Liam at the Barras. 

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Noel Gallagher at the Hydro in 2015

I'm sure when I reviewed this show I said if God is a rocker then he is Noel Gallagher.

He had all the Scottish fans worshipping at his altar of genius as he performed a mixture of solo and Oasis songs.

This show stood out purely for the atmosphere and his decision to close with Masterplan. 

Just imagine if the two Gallagher brothers made up and decided to perform again, we could have a belter of a show in the next decade...

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Celine Dion at the Hydro in 2017

Never in a million years did I think the city would be lucky enough to get Celine to do a show.

She has been doing her residency in Las Vegas for years so this tour was a complete surprise and she more than lived up to her reputation.

Her voice was a powerhouse, she left me in complete and utter awe - and I think her show is one I will always remember at the Hydro. 

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Paolo Nutini at Bellahouston Park in 2015

What's not to love about our Paolo. This was one of his biggest Scottish shows when he played the Summer Sessions.

It was just special and it is lovely to support one of your own.

Let's hope we get a new album from him in the next decade.

What was your gig of the decade?