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Image copyright Getty Images Fats Domino, one of the most influential rock and roll performers of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 89. The American rock and roll artist was best known for his songs Ain’t That A Shame and Blueberry Hill. The New Orleans singer sold more than 65 million records, outselling every […]

A new musical based on the life of Tina Turner is set to open in the West End in 2018 – and the singer even came out of retirement (somewhat reluctantly) to work on it. “Retirement is wonderful,” Turner says as she launches Tina: The Musical in London. “You sleep long, do what you want, […]

The National Television Awards have renamed their entertainment prize in honour of the late Sir Bruce Forsyth. Sir Bruce, who died in August aged 89, was a frequent NTA nominee and received its special recognition award for services to entertainment in 2011. Shows like Saturday Night Takeaway and The Graham Norton Show are among those […]

Lethal Bizzle says he has “agreed a percentage” with Love Island’s Chris & Kem to get royalties for their track Little Bit Leave It. It’s after the MC said they used “leave it” without asking permission. He coined the phrase on a track in 2011 and it went on to become one of his well-known […]

Image copyright Getty Images/ Reuters Image caption Florence Welch and Calvin Harris took to Twitter to voice their disapproval Florence Welch and Calvin Harris have complained about their music being used at the Conservative Party conference. Both musicians said they did not approve of their songs being played and were not happy about it. Prime […]

Clean Bandit have squeezed the intros in their hits Great song intros, where a tune builds up before the vocal kicks in, are becoming an endangered species as fickle music fans skip tracks if they don’t get immediate gratification. That’s the view of the man who co-produced two Clean Bandit number ones this year, and […]

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 […]


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