• Here are the BRIT Awards 2021 nominees

    Here are the BRIT Awards 2021 nominees
    Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Yungblud are among the acts to be nominated for the BRIT Awards 2021 – you can see the list so far below.
    This year’s ceremony was pushed back three months from its traditional February date due to the coronavirus crisis, and will now take place at London’s O2 Arena on May 11.The NME Big Read: Dua Lipa: “If somebody told me not to discuss issues I’m passionate about? I wouldn’t listen”Those in the running for the 2021 BRITs were
  • Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off a Romantic Birthday Gift From Travis Barker

    Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off a Romantic Birthday Gift From Travis Barker
    Kourtney Kardashian offered a glimpse at how Travis Barker is helping to ring in her 42nd birthday.
    The reality star took to Instagram on Saturday (April 17) to show off a grand floral arrangement that included an intricate hanging installation, giving Barker credit with a tag on the Instagram Story. She posted a black heart next to his name.
    Barker shared the celebration with his followers the day before her birthday, too, re-posting the clip as an Instagram Story on his own account.The couple
  • Diane Warren Performs Her 12 Oscar-Nominated Songs in 5 Minutes

    Diane Warren Performs Her 12 Oscar-Nominated Songs in 5 Minutes
    The legendary songwriter Diane Warren has accumulated a dozen best original song Oscar nominations across five different decades, but she has never taken home a statuette.
    No other woman in history, across all Oscar categories, has ever remained winless through this many noms.
    This could all change at the 93rd Oscars on April 25, as the 64-year-old’s latest nominated tune — “Io si (Seen)” from the film The Life Ahead, which she cowrote with Laura Pausini — has alrea
  • Tributes paid to rapper Black Rob, who has died aged 51

    Tributes paid to rapper Black Rob, who has died aged 51
    Tributes are being paid to former Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob, who has died aged 51.
    The rapper’s death was confirmed by several of his friends and former collaborators including rapper Mark Curry, who revealed Rob had passed away in a video on social media, and singer-songwriter and producer Mario Winans.
    “This hit my heart……. we will NEVER forget you brother! RIP BLACK ROB!” Winans wrote in an Instagram post earlier this evening (April 17). His ex
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  • Joshua Bassett Announces New Single ‘Feel Something’

    Joshua Bassett Announces New Single ‘Feel Something’
    A new song from Joshua Bassett will be arriving soon.
    “SURPRISE ! NEW SINGLE ‘FEEL SOMETHING’ MAY 7TH !” the musician and actor revealed on Instagram Friday night (April 16).
    “Feel Something,” which follows Bassett’s self-titled debut EP that was released in March, will drop just a week ahead of the May 14 season two premiere of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the Disney+ show on which Bassett is a series regular. Bassett stars as Ricky opp
  • Snoop Dogg joins D-Nice on funky ‘No Plans For Love’ remix

    Snoop Dogg joins D-Nice on funky ‘No Plans For Love’ remix
    Lockdown hero D-Nice has shared a new remix of his track ‘No Plans For Love’ featuring Snoop Dogg – listen to it below.READ MORE: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’: A 4/20 deep dive into the album that changed hip-hop foreverThe famous DJ and former Boogie Down Productions member has been busy keeping people entertained during the past year with his acclaimed ‘Club Quarantine’ virtual DJ sets.
    Those that have stopped by his digital gigs have included Barack
  • Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Presses Pause Over ‘Bad Optics’

    Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Presses Pause Over ‘Bad Optics’
    After nixing more than 40 shows from The Joe Rogan Experience since on-boarding the podcast this year, Spotify has now earmarked additional shows for removal. Earlier this month, we first reported that Spotify was continuing to delete Joe Rogan episodes after exclusively on-boarding the podcast late last year. As of this month, Spotify has now […]
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  • Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Holds Off Over ‘Bad Optics’

    Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Holds Off Over ‘Bad Optics’
    After nixing more than 40 shows from The Joe Rogan Experience since on-boarding the podcast this year, Spotify has now earmarked additional shows for removal. Earlier this month, we first reported that Spotify was continuing to delete Joe Rogan episodes after exclusively on-boarding the podcast late last year. As of this month, Spotify has now […]
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  • Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Holds Off Following Bad Publicity

    Spotify Earmarks 15-20 Additional Joe Rogan Episodes for Deletion — But Holds Off Following Bad Publicity
    After nixing more than 40 shows from The Joe Rogan Experience since on-boarding the podcast this year, Spotify has now earmarked additional shows for removal. Earlier this month, we first reported that Spotify was continuing to delete Joe Rogan episodes after exclusively on-boarding the show late last year. As of this month, Spotify has now […]
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  • The Struts team up with Paris Jackson on new song ‘Low Key In Love’

    The Struts team up with Paris Jackson on new song ‘Low Key In Love’
    The Struts have teamed up with Paris Jackson on new song ‘Low Key In Love’ – listen to it below.READ MORE: Paris Jackson – ‘Wilted’ review: enthralling, inconsistent and, at times, excellentIt’s the glam rock band’s first release since their 2020 album ‘Strange Days’, which saw them collaborate with the likes of Robbie Williams, Tom Morello and Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott and Phil Collen.
    “‘Low Key In Love&rsqu
  • Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne ‘Considered Quitting Music’ Amid Mental Health Crisis: Watch

    Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne ‘Considered Quitting Music’ Amid Mental Health Crisis: Watch
    John and T.J. Osborne, known as the country music duo Brothers Osborne, are opening about their personal lives and career struggles.
    In a preview of the their upcoming interview on CBS Sunday Morning, the “I’m Not For Everyone” singers revealed that John, 38, experienced a mental health crisis in 2019 while working on the group’s third album, Skeletons.
    “I remember calling our manager at the time,” John said. “And I told him, I’m like, I mean, &lsq
  • Listen to ‘Founders Remix’ of Gang Starr’s ‘Glowing Mic’

    Listen to ‘Founders Remix’ of Gang Starr’s ‘Glowing Mic’
    DJ Premier has shared a ‘Founders Remix’ of Gang Starr track ‘Glowing Mic’ – you can listen to it below.READ MORE: Gang Starr’s DJ Premier on life after Guru: “We still have a lot of unreleased material”In 2019, the iconic rap duo released ‘One Of The Best Yet’, their first album in 15 years and the first since the death of co-founder Guru.
    The album was previewed by advance singles ‘Family and Loyalty’, featuring J. Co
  • Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ is now available to stream

    Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ is now available to stream
    Tom Petty’s ‘Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions)’ has now been added to streaming platforms – listen below.Tom Petty – ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’ review: 10 ‘new’ songs honour the wishes of an all-time greatThe collection of alternative versions of some of Petty’s most beloved songs first appeared on the 2020 collection ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’, an expansive retrospective of 1994’s ‘W
  • Britney Spears Assures Fans She’s ‘Extremely Happy’ and ‘Totally Fine’

    Britney Spears Assures Fans She’s ‘Extremely Happy’ and ‘Totally Fine’
    Britney Spears is letting fans know that she’s doing okay amid her conservatorship battle and the #FreeBritney movement.
    The 39-year-old pop superstar took to Instagram on Friday (April 16) to answer several commonly asked questions by fans, including inquiries about her mental health.
    “The next question is, am I okay?” Spears says in the video. “Yes, I’m totally fine. I’m extremely happy. I have a beautiful home, beautiful children. I’m taking a break r
  • Trivium’s Matt Heafy shares ‘What The Dead Men Say’ acoustic EP

    Trivium’s Matt Heafy shares ‘What The Dead Men Say’ acoustic EP
    Trivium’s Matt Heafy has released a new acoustic EP that features reworked songs from the band’s 2020 album ‘What The Dead Men Say’ – listen to it below.READ MORE: The anthropology of heavy metal – meet the academic challenging the metalhead stereotype with actual hard researchThe frontman, who shared the new project yesterday (April 16) on YouTube, has already released an acoustic EP for each of Trivium’s previous LP’s, including ‘The Crusad
  • 5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 17)

    5 Uplifting Moments in Latin Music This Week (April 17)
    From career milestones and new music releases to major announcements and more, Billboard editors highlight the latest news buzz in Latin music every week. Here’s what happened in the Latin music world this week.
    National Museum of American History Shares Selena’s Legacy
    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has acquired 18 images of Selena Quintanilla to add to its collection of photographs taken by Texas-based photographer Al Rendon. On Sele
  • Reykon Talks First-Ever Professional Fight: ‘I’m Ready for Anything That Comes My Way’

    Reykon Talks First-Ever Professional Fight: ‘I’m Ready for Anything That Comes My Way’
    For the past two months, Reykon has been training twice a day in Miami, preparing for what will be his very first professional fight against WBA International Champion Joe Fournier set to take place Saturday night (April 16) in Atlanta at the Triller Fight Club event.
    Why the Colombian reggaeton singer is going in the ring to box Fournier on a fight card promoted by Triller, a company that is mixing hip-hop entertainment and boxing? Well, that gets a little blurry.
    It all started back in Februar
  • Watch Blossoms interview Aitch for their ‘Pubcast’ podcast

    Watch Blossoms interview Aitch for their ‘Pubcast’ podcast
    Blossoms have interviewed Aitch for the latest episode of their ‘Pubcast’ podcast – listen to it below.READ MORE: Meet Aitch – the Stormzy-approved rising star putting Manchester rap on the mapAs part of the episode, the rapper chose his top 5 songs from Manchester, which have been collated into a Spotify playlist.
    The episode, titled The Incredible Look, sees Aitch picking Manchester classics from Oasis, The Stone Roses, and his own track ‘Taste (Make It Shake
  • Blossoms interview Aitch for their ‘Pubcast’ podcast

    Blossoms interview Aitch for their ‘Pubcast’ podcast
    Blossoms have interviewed Aitch for the latest episode of their ‘Pubcast’ podcast – listen to it below.READ MORE: Meet Aitch – the Stormzy-approved rising star putting Manchester rap on the mapAs part of the episode, the rapper chose his top 5 songs from Manchester, which have been collated into a Spotify playlist.
    The episode, titled The Incredible Look, sees Aitch picking Manchester classics from Oasis, The Stone Roses, and his own track ‘Taste (Make It Shake
  • Burna Boy has been added to Strawberries & Creem Festival line-up

    Burna Boy has been added to Strawberries & Creem Festival line-up
    This year’s Strawberries & Creem Festival has announced its second wave of acts, with Burna Boy leading the additions.READ MORE: European festivals on returning in 2021: “We are only more optimistic for the summer”Other acts announced yesterday (April 16) included Shy FX and Wilkinson. You can see the full line-up below.
    The Cambridge festival, which will celebrate its sixth birthday this year, will take place across two days taking place at its new site at Childe
  • Björn Ulvaeus praises Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers

    Björn Ulvaeus praises Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers
    ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus has praised Robbie Williams' and Guy Chambers' songwriting partnership and says it is a great idea in the modern era.
  • AJ Tracey says the grime scene is “not what it used to be”

    AJ Tracey says the grime scene is “not what it used to be”
    AJ Tracey has opened up about grime in a new interview.READ MORE: AJ Tracey: “I’ve gone through so much. It’s been so hard, and I’m still here”Speaking to The Guardian, rapper Tracey said he’s unlikely to ever return to the genre unless he was asked to do so by grime veterans such as P Money or D Double E.
    Reflecting on his grime roots, Tracey said: “It was a long time ago,” before adding: “Grime is not really lit any more. It’s no
  • ABBA tease forthcoming avatar tour: “It still sounds very much ABBA”

    ABBA tease forthcoming avatar tour: “It still sounds very much ABBA”
    ABBA‘s Björn Ulvaeus has teased the band’s forthcoming avatar tour, promising that it “still sounds very much ABBA.”READ MORE: ABBA are the best band in the world – no contestBack in 2017, it was announced that the band would reunite in digital form in 2019, performing as “Abbatars” for the first time since they split in 1982.
    When the reunion tour was then delayed, the Swedish pop icons announced back in 2018 that they would be sharing two new
  • Taylor Swift makes history in the U.K. as revamped Fearless album tops chart

    Taylor Swift makes history in the U.K. as revamped Fearless album tops chart
    Her 2020 releases Folklore and Evermore also topped the chart.
  • DMX set for Barclays Center public memorial

    DMX set for Barclays Center public memorial
    He performed at the Barclays Center in June, 2019.
  • Bad Bunny triumphs at Latin AMAs

    Bad Bunny triumphs at Latin AMAs
    The Florida-based ceremony featured show-stopping performances from Camilo and Los Dos Carnales and Ozuna.
  • Listen to Caroline Polachek’s new remix of A. G. Cook’s ‘Oh Yeah’

    Listen to Caroline Polachek’s new remix of A. G. Cook’s ‘Oh Yeah’
    Caroline Polachek has remixed A.G. Cook’s ‘Oh Yeah ‘ – you can listen to it below.READ MORE: Caroline Polachek – ‘Pang’ review: years of experiments pay offHer reworking of the track sees Polachek adding her add her own vocals, harmonies and bagpipes to the track which was the opening track on his last album, Apple.
    Speaking about the remix, Polachek said: “Sometimes when autotuned vocals make those flickery clusters of missed-notes, it r
  • Sir Mick Jagger felt 'very lucky' amid lockdown

    Sir Mick Jagger felt 'very lucky' amid lockdown
    According to Sir Mick Jagger, he's been among the fortunate few during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Lamentations’, the second part of his five-part album

    Listen to Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Lamentations’, the second part of his five-part album
    Sufjan Stevens has shared the second part of his upcoming five-part album – listen to ‘Lamentations’ below.
    The track is included on the second part of Stevens’ new 49-track album ‘Convocations’, which is due out next month.READ MORE: Sufjan Stevens – ‘The Ascension’ review: a sprawling and powerful dissection of modern humanityEach of the five parts of the album are being released one-by-one in the run-up to the album’s full
  • Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus says songwriters are “last in line for streaming royalties”

    Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus says songwriters are “last in line for streaming royalties”
    ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has said a fairer payment model needs to be in place for songwriters.READ MORE: ABBA are the best band in the world – no contestWriting in The Guardian, Ulvaeus said a new royalties model is needed if the industry is to see any kind of “risk-taking” or “creativity” from artists whose writing, he says, is being affected by the pressures of the “dysfunctional” current model.
    Ulvaeus said: “The dominant curren

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