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Tom Hardy’s rap mixtape from the 1990s has resurfaced online – 19 years after it was made. The 18 tracks are described as being “made in a bedroom” but “never really finished”. The actor told Newsbeat last year it was “an important time for me to stand on my own and do what I thought […]

Seat fillers at awards ceremonies are normally paid a pretty penny to cover for celebrity guests when they go to the toilet. At this year’s Golden Globes, Mariah Carey did the job for free after accidentally taking Meryl Streep’s seat during an ill-timed toilet break. The diva tweeted that she found herself sitting next to […]

Tinie Tempah’s first What We Wear collection debuted last year   It’s not often you get to interview one of the UK’s most successful musicians in a west London bathroom. But with just days to go until Tinie Tempah’s catwalk show for London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM), there’s limited space at rehearsals. Packed clothes racks […]

Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and Dua Lipa had some of the most popular tracks of 2017   UK music fans streamed more music than ever before in 2017 – an astonishing total of 68.1 billion songs. That’s the equivalent of everyone in the country playing 1,036 tracks, or almost three continuous days of music, on sites […]

The X Factor was a little different this year. OK, very different.   There was no deadlock, the live shows were revamped and cut in number, there were far fewer sob stories and each week Dermot revealed which act had come top of the public vote as well as bottom. But perhaps the most interesting […]

Image copyright Getty Images | Rodgers worked with Daft Punk on their number one single ‘Get Lucky’   Musician Nile Rodgers has revealed he recently underwent cancer surgery and that his prognosis is “100% recovery”. The Chic co-founder said doctors had discovered a “mysterious growth” on his right kidney that turned out to be “two different […]

Image caption Reggie Yates was due to present the Christmas and New Year TOTP specials with Fearne Cotton Presenter Reggie Yates will not host this year’s Top of the Pops holiday specials after making “ill-considered remarks” in a podcast interview. Yates apologised last month for using the phrase “fat Jewish guy” to refer to managers […]

Image copyright Getty Images Fugees star Wyclef Jean is throwing down the gauntlet to younger hip-hop artists with a mixtape featuring his take on the year’s biggest songs. He will rework tracks like Kendrick Lamar’s DNA and Young Thug and Future’s Killed Before – adding his own beats and lyrics to the originals. “It’s going […]

‘Taryn Southern is making an entire album co-written by artificial intelligence software’ “Ugh,” my dad used to grunt when I switched on Radio 1 . “This music sounds like it was written by a computer”. It’s a criticism that’s been levelled at synthpop for years. But what if it was true? Taryn Southern, a YouTube […]

  A couple of months ago, R&B singer Mabel was trying to kill time while she waited to go to the gym. “I’d booked some dumb exercise class at eight o’clock and it was six – so my brother was like, ‘Just get on the piano and see what happens.’” Forty-five minutes later, the 21-year-old […]


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