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It was announced last night that Polydor’s Michael Kiwanuka has won the Mercury Prize for his timeless third studio album KIWANUKA, a soulful psych-folk exploration of self-doubt, faith and the politics of prejudice.
As total streams eclipse 10m, Polydor’s Blanco is in prime position to make the crossover from underground trailblazer to mainstream drill hero.
The doors are now wide open for the Rolling Stones’ world-exclusive flagship store at No9 Carnaby Street, a project in partnership with Bravado, as the band’s latest album Goats Head Soup heads towards the number one spot today.
Jamie Cullum’s track The Age Of Anxiety has earned the triple platinum-selling musician his ever first Ivor Novello award.
The team at EMI have been ready and waiting for Katy Perry’s new album Smile, and release day is finally here. It’s been a week of announcements for the global superstar, Teenage Dream - her first LP to score a UK number one - celebrates its tenth anniversary, and Katy welcomes her first child Daisy into the world.
The team at Island are gearing up for the release of Dizzee Rascal’s seventh studio album E3AF on October 9 - the campaign kicked off last night when the grime pioneer shared a taste of the record in the form of high-energy first single L.L.L.L (Love Life Live Large) featuring chart-topping UK rapper Chip.
Decca have delved into the vaults to share some rare content from world-renowned composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi on new album, Einaudi Undiscovered.
Taylor Swift smashes multiple chart records and goes straight in at No1 with career-defining surprise album ‘folklore’.
Polydor’s Ellie Goulding is on course to secure a third number one with her album Brightest Blue later today following a campaign packed with livestreams, exclusive behind-the-scenes content and a comprehensive D2C offering.
With a ground-breaking series of drive-in shows still to come, ambitions are high for today’s release of The Street’s first album in nearly a decade following Island’s signing of Mike Skinner in February this year.