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Image copyright Arista Image caption Clive Davis’s discoveries include Alicia Keys (pictured), Aerosmith and Billy Joel If it wasn’t for Clive Davis, you might never have heard of Bruce Springsteen. The singer was still a rookie when he stood in Davis’s office in 1972 and played his heart out. “This was like the biggest days […]

Image copyright Getty Images Beyonce has added her voice to a new version of Mi Gente, the global hit single by J Balvin and Willy William. The star sings in Spanish, French and English on the song – which is being released for charity. “I am donating my proceeds from this song to hurricane relief […]

Image copyright Merky / Somesuch / YouTube Stormzy has released a powerful and moving short film to accompany his album Gang Signs and Prayer. The 15-minute film, which premiered on YouTube, tells the story of a young boy in south London, who is raised – like Stormzy – by a single parent. He latches on […]

Image copyright PA Image caption Former JLS singer Aston Merrygold impressed the judges in the first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing The first live episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing beat ITV rival The X Factor in the TV ratings battle. An average audience of 9.3m watched on BBC One on […]

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bradley, seen on tour in June 2017, before the sudden cancellation of his winter tour Charles Bradley, a soul singer who found fame in his later years, has died from cancer aged 68. The former James Brown impersonator, nicknamed “the screaming eagle of soul” released his first album No […]

Later… with Jools Holland turns 25 this year, after more than 350 shows and over a thousand musical guests. To celebrate, the programme abandoned its home in Maidstone for a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Among the guests were Foo Fighters, Van Morrison, Dizzee Rascal and Malian band Songhoy Blues. The results will […]

Image caption Greg James and A.Dot will be joined by a different guest host every week Greg James and A.Dot have been announced as the hosts of a new, primetime music show on BBC One. Sounds Like Friday Night will be the first regular, mainstream music programme on the BBC since Top of the Pops […]

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Adele’s tour was one of the biggest draws in 2016 Live music now accounts for almost 25% of UK music industry revenues, new figures reveal. Concerts brought in £1 billion in 2016, over £300 million more than recorded music – which includes sales of CDs, vinyl, downloads and streaming. […]

Stormzy is going to be on this year’s X Factor helping at judges’ houses. It’s thought the rapper, who is having an amazing year, will head to South Africa as Nicole Scherzinger’s guest to assist her in choosing who to take to the live shows. A source told Newsbeat: “Stormzy is the man of the […]


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