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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 […]

The Grammys are being celebrated for being more inclusive of the hip-hop community this year after the 2017 nominations were revealed this morning, but not everyone is happy. Vince Staples voiced his displeasure after Big Fish Theory was left out of the nominations. And now Q-Tip has shared a series of videos directed at the Grammy […]

Jaden Smith‘s new album is loosely based around the life narrative of a boy as he comes to age and figures out his own legacy. Apparently the story won’t stop with the album, however. In a new interview with Billboard, Smith explains that he’s currently directing a SYRE film that will further flesh the story out. […]

De La Soul document their resilience in the innovative hip-hop group’s new “Royalty Capes” video. The clip opens with group member Dave detailing his battle with congestive heart failure. “I’m ready just to get back to the stage,” the rapper says. “I miss that. I love traveling. I love being around my guys. I want […]

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 […]

Always the ambitious musician, Kanye West apparently wants to control every aspect your streaming entertainment diet. West’s representatives recently filed a trademark for a new service called Yeezy Sound that aims to do everything from stream music to broadcast television, The Blast reports. The Yeezy Sound trademark states the service will be responsible for “streaming music, audio, images, […]

  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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