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MTV Movie and TV awards: All Things Music

This Sunday and Monday, the MTV Movie and TV Awards will take place in Los Angeles, where our favourite films and series from the past 12 months will be judges among such esteemed categories such as ‘Best Movie’, ‘Best Show’ and even ‘Best Kiss’. Spread across two nights to accommodate both scripted and unscripted productions, comedians Leslie Jones and Nikki Glaser will preside over dishing out the infamous popcorn box-shaped trophies.  Totting up with the most nominations is big-budget superhero series WandaVision, Marvel Studios’ first small screen attempt, whilst Borat Subsequent Moviefilm makes for the most-nominated cinema release. However, joining the mix will be a celebration of the…
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Billie Eilish announces new album ‘Happier Than Ever’ & breaks the internet

“Explore Eilish’s personal experience as a young woman in the public eye and the wider female experience, including misogyny, autonomy and empowerment” Billie Eilish, the 19-year-old American singer/songwriter and international sensation, has officially announced that her eagerly anticipated second album titled ‘Happier Than Ever’, will be released on the 30th of July. This project will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed and exceedingly commercially successful debut ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (2019) which went platinum or multi-platinum in 17 countries around the world and catapulted Eilish to astounding levels of global fame and recognition. This…
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Jorja Smith teams up with Brent Faiyaz’s Sonder to release their latest track ‘Nobody But You’

American R&B trio Sonder stretch their heart across the pond to partner with the soul singing sensation Jorja Smith in their new collaborative single ‘Nobody But You’; an emotional, soulful track that mournfully harnesses the pain of unrequited love. Formed of singer-songwriter Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu and Dpat, Sonder is characterised by a minimal, innovative sound that has seen the trio quickly propel up the ladder of industry notoriety. Following the release of ‘Gravity’ earlier this year, featuring millennial treasure Tyler, The Creator, Sonder’s discography continues to blossom. ‘Nobody But You’ is the perfect antidote for all those suffering…
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Brit Awards 2021

Women rule this year’s BRIT award nominations, and it’s about time… This year’s BRIT award nominations have been announced by Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw and winner of BRIT’s Rising Star for 2021, Griff. In a rather refreshing plot twist three female artists lead the way in the nominations, with Celeste, Arlo Parks and Dua Lipa taking three each. DJ Joel Corry and rap duo Young T and Bugsey also earn themselves three nominations. The BRIT awards have brought us many iconic moments in the past few years: Madonna being violently dragged down a flight of stairs by the neck of…
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The latest on: UK Music Festivals, 2021

As the UK begins to come out of lockdown, the end is in sight and we can finally look forward to enjoying live music. But which festivals are on offer this summer and who’s playing? Picture this: a plastic cup full of questionable liquid soars over your head, glinting in the sun and disappears into the sea of people in front of you. You stare in anticipation (at the back of someone’s head if you’re 5 foot), clutching your £9 beer as you wait for your favourite band to take the stage. This morning you rolled unceremoniously out of your…
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63rd Annual Grammy Awards

This year’s Grammy Awards show took place under new and unfamiliar circumstances. In response to the global pandemic, the Grammys were held in a socially distanced manner at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, with a combination of live performances and pre-recorded segments. There was immense support for the live performances which took place from artists such as Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Black Pumas, Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, John Mayer and many more. The strong line-up of performances certainly compensated for the unprecedented times, where live shows and concerts have simply been put on hold…
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#ILoveLive campaign relaunched in aid of the live music unsung heroes

The #ILoveLive campaign has been relaunched by Stagehand, a live production welfare and benevolence fund, in the hope of raising funds for those working in the music industry. The campaign was first introduced last year and raised over £500,000 for UK stage crew. Those who donated were entered into a prize draw to win rare music memorabilia from the likes of Liam Gallagher, Radiohead, and The Cure’s Robert Smith; as well as tickets to Glastonbury and Reading festival being up for grabs. #ILoveLive 2.0 sees the likes of the Spice Girls, Noel Gallagher and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham auctioning off…
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Biggie ‘I Got A Story To Tell’ Documentary:

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell pays homage to one of the greatest MCs of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. In the words of those who love him most, the documentary immerses us into the world of Christopher Wallace and how he became “The King of New York”. Compiled with interviews of Biggie’s closest friends and family, vintage camcorder footage of New York during the Hip-hop “golden era” and exclusive clips of Biggie during his prime, the documentary offers a fresh retrospective on Biggie’s admirable journey from rags to riches. The highly anticipated documentary was released March 1st and…
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Adele has been named as the UK’s best-selling female album artist of the 21st century

Adele has been named as the UK’s best-selling female album artist of the 21st century by the Official Charts for National Album Day 2021, beating the likes of Pink (ranking second), followed by Madonna, Rihanna, Dido, and Amy Winehouse in sixth. The London-born superstar holds the title for the fastest-selling album of all time, for her album 25. Her second album, ‘21‘, also holds the title for the UK’s number one album by a female artist since 2000, after shifting 6 million copies in the UK alone.  Adele’s three studio albums have been named after the ages she was when…
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Saint Raymond drops new track ‘Soft Landing’ – new album ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ follows on April 16th

Saint Raymond continues to build anticipation for the April 16th release of his long awaited second album ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ by sharing the new single ‘Soft Landing’ along with an official video. His emotionally charged recent tracks have shown a confident evolution since his Top 10 debut ‘Young Blood’, earning over 4 million streams plus recent airplay courtesy of Radio 1. Listen HERE. The song’s opening lyrics summarise the often tumultuous journey that Saint Raymond’s life has taken, “I know it’s been a while and everything’s changed,” he sings, “I lost my vision but I’m coming-of-age now.” While…
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Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry – Review

Billie Eilish’s first documentary, available on AppleTV+, documents the creative process of Eilish’s first album ‘When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’. Following the journey from her first radio play to her sell-out tour 3 years later, clips of Eilish singing in her basement are juxtaposed with more recent clips of her surrounded by cameras and fans singing the words back to her. Director R.J. Cutler places the viewer directly in the middle of it all – he says “You’re in the rooms, you’re in the cars, you’re on the planes, you’re everywhere she is,” allowing the viewer an…
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Bob Dylan to drop a new box set of material tomorrow, recorded in 1970 to celebrate its 50 year anniversary

The three-disc set features outtakes from Dylan’s sessions from studio albums ‘New Morning’ and ‘Self Portrait’, as well as his 1970 studio session with George Harrison. According to an announcement, the session will “capture[s] the pair performing together on nine tracks”. Bob Dylan recently sold his entire publishing catalog to Universal Music for an estimated £260 million.. A handwritten lyric for his song “Blowin’ In The Wind” also sold this year for nearly half a million dollars.
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Glastonbury organisers face backlash from ticket owners after the decision to cancel, following Reading and Leeds announcement.

The festival was announced as cancelled after organisers deemed the event ‘logistically impossible’, following the announcement that Reading and Leeds Festival WILL happen this year. Many were left wondering if Glastonbury could have happened after all… In January, Glastonbury Festival’s organisers announced that the event has been cancelled for a second year running. Many ticket owners are now wondering if it was a premature decision to cancel Glastonbury, especially since the news that the UK will hopefully return to post-pandemic normality from 21 June. “Bet @glastonbury regret being so hasty,” one twitter user wrote, with another adding: “Looks like Glastonbury…
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Billie Eilish announces new sustainable merch ahead of her upcoming documentary ‘The worlds a little blurry’ this Friday

‘The worlds a little blurry’ is set to debut in theatres and on Apple+ this Friday, and now she’s launching a line of sustainable merch, too. Billie also announced a new album earlier this month, after recording it in lockdown. Eilish announced the new fashion collection on Instagram on Wednesday, revealing that she prioritized the environment while working on the pieces. Most items are made from organic fabrics, making them higher quality and more sustainable. “Everything in this line (besides the socks) are made from organic fabrics! All grown without pesticides which is better for the environment. Everything is made…
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