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Brits nominations 2017

16/01/2017

Universal Music artists have received a total of 15 nominations for this year’s BRIT Awards.

Raye takes on 2017

12/01/2017

From the moment Polydor released Raye’s debut single I, U, Us, in August shortly followed by her clothing range, her name has been on the tip of many industry tongues. Starting the year with third place in the BBC’s Sound of 2017, Polydor are cementing her as one of the key new talents to watch in 2017.

The Stones roll into Christmas

14/12/2016

As well as securing their 12th number one album, their first original studio album to reach number one for 22 years and the second biggest week one sales of the year in the UK, The Rolling Stones are celebrating a slew of number ones around the globe with Blue & Lonesome.

The Weeknd becomes the most streamed artist in the world

02/12/2016

After releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year in Starboy, the team at Island continue to celebrate this week as The Weeknd is now the most streamed artist in the world, with 36.6m monthly listeners which has knocked Drake off the top spot.

Metallica return after eight years with new album

17/11/2016

Eight years of waiting is over for Metallica fans, as the band have released their 10th studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, the follow-up to their 2008 Grammy-winning platinum album Death Magnetic.

Emeli Sandé makes anthemic return with second album

10/11/2016

After a four-year break from the spotlight, Virgin EMI’s phenomenally successful singer songwriter Emeli Sandé is back with her second album Long Live the Angels, the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 debut Our Version Of Events. Long Live The Angels serves as a mesmerising journey through the triumphs and tragedies of the last four years of Sandé’s life.

Universal Music's big night at Q Awards

03/11/2016

It was a huge evening for Universal Music acts at the 2016 Q Awards, with nine of our artists collecting ten of the fourteen awards on offer. Biggest surprise of the evening came for Polydor and Dirty Hit’s The 1975, who collected the Best Album award, beating David Bowie.

Island commemorate 10 years of Back to Black

03/11/2016

Island Records along with the Amy Winehouse Foundation have launched a global contest inviting fans to recreate tracks from the Back To Black to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the classic album’s release.

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