Jorja Smith named as BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner

Jorja Smith named as BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room in February, Walsall-born singer Jorja Smith has been announced as the Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner for 2018. The prize recognises “the future stars of British recording talent” and previous winners who have gone on to very big things include Sam Smith, Haim, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Adele. Rag’n’Bone Man, who headlines this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Concert In the Gardens, won the award last year. On…

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UK’s top 20 wealthiest musicians revealed

UK’s top 20 wealthiest musicians revealed

The Sunday Times Rich List has revealed the richest names in music in 2017 – with Adele’s earnings growing by £40 million and Sir Paul McCartney topping the list with a fortune of £780million. The full Sunday Times Rich List will be published this Sunday, but the initial list of the top 20 millionaires in music shows who’s earned the most money over the last 12 months. While McCartney tops the list, and ranks above…

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BRIT Awards 2017: Full list of winners

BRIT Awards 2017: Full list of winners

The 2017 Brit Awards took place night at the O2 Arena in London last night (Feb 23). Granted, it won’t go down as one of the more controversial BRITs in recent memory, but there were still a few headline-making moments, such as Katy Perry’s  politically-charged performance in which she took aim at Theresa May and Donald Trump’s relationship. As for the gongs, there were no major surprises on the night, with David Bowie posthumously awarded Album…

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BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

BRIT Awards 2017 – We Predict The Winners

The BRIT Awards 2017 are here. Well, almost, and while we’d like to be mixing and mingling with the great and the good (and the not-so-good) of British and international music during tomorrow’s (Feb 23) glitzy ceremony at London’s O2 Arena, our AAA passes sadly seem to have been lost in the post. Funny, the same thing happened last year. No matter, like the rest of you mere mortals, we’ll be kicking back on the sofa…

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Grammy awards 2017 – list of winners

Grammy awards 2017 – list of winners

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night and was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, hosted by James Corden. Adele won no fewer than five Grammys on a record-breaking night for the Hello hitmaker, but said she was “devastated” after fluffing her musical tribute to the late George Michael. The 28-year-old singer took home Album Of The Year for 25 and Record Of The Year for Hello, beating her “idol” Beyonce to…

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Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain

Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain

Hitmakers Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran have been named among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain by experts at Debrett’s, which has been identifying the most influential people in our society for almost 250 years, with the help of experts and commentators. All the stars on the list either live or work in the UK, and have been selected “on the basis of their level of influence over the lives, choices and ideas…

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Neil Young admits he’s a big Susan Boyle fan

Neil Young admits he’s a big Susan Boyle fan

Rock legend Neil Young has made the somewhat surprising revelation that he’s a big fan of Susan Boyle. The great Canadian, whose live album Earth has just been released, compared the West Lothian singer to Adele in an interview with Q magazine, saying,  “Some of Adele’s records are great. I think she’s genuine, she’s real. You can’t really get her to fit into the box. She’s a little like Susan Boyle. Susan Boyle was great. She still…

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The Weeknd wins big at Billboard Music Awards

The Weeknd wins big at Billboard Music Awards

Canadian rapper/singer The Weeknd cleaned up at the annual Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last night, winning eight awards, including the prize for top R&B album for Beauty Behind The Madness. Rihanna, Justin Bieber and One Direction were also among the winners, while Madonna and Stevie Wonder teamed up for a duet of Purple Rain in honour of Prince. Watch the performance below. Britney Spears opened the awards ceremony with a medley of her biggest hits –…

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Adele, Damon Albarn and Simple Minds win at Ivor Novello Awards

Adele, Damon Albarn and Simple Minds win at Ivor Novello Awards

Adele was today (May 19) named songwriter of the year at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which recognise achievement in songwriting. The Hello hitmaker was honoured for her multi-million selling album, 25, which was released last year. The 28-year-old Londoner was unable to collect the award in person, as she is currently on tour in Europe. But in a video message, Adele said he was “very grateful” to have won again. “I won it on my…

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Watch the animated video for Muse’s new single Aftermath

Watch the animated video for Muse’s new single Aftermath

Muse have unveiled a brand new animated video for their single Aftermath – and you can watch it right here. The track is taken from the space rockers’ latest album, Drones, and the video features a flipbook-style clip telling the story of a soldier who has parted ways with his family. Drones was released in June 2015, the band’s seventh album to date. It was their fifth UK No.1 album. Muse played a sell-out gig at…

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