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The eagerly anticipated new album from Chase & Status has been a long time in the making but following EMI’s wide-ranging and fan-first campaign, What Came Before is on course for a Top 5 finish later today.
Rap superstar Kendrick Lamar’s new album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, his first record since 2017’s DAMN, has gone down a storm with UK fans after its release by Polydor on May 13.
The wait for Florence + The Machine fans is finally over with the release of Dance Fever, Florence’s fifth album, out today via Polydor.
‘No stone left unturned’ has been the motto throughout and Virgin Music/EGA have truly delivered for West London rapper Digga D who secured his first number one mixtape on Friday with Noughty By Nature.
Mercury Studios have announced a word-exclusive four-part series of films, My Life As A Rolling Stone, which will premiere on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer this summer as part of the broadcaster’s celebrations for 60 years of The Rolling Stones.
Polydor’s Glass Animals are making waves once again after their hit single Heat Waves rode a record-breaking 59-week climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, a position they have now held for three consecutive weeks.
With his first new music since the critically-acclaimed and BRIT-nominated album We Are All In This Together, Dave is back with a bang and on course for his second number one single later today with Starlight.
Decca have this week announced the signing of Downton Abbey actors Michael Fox and Michelle Dockery who released their debut single, Calming Down, on Wednesday.
Polydor’s singer-songwriter Frank Turner has today released his highly anticipated album FTHC, which stands for Frank Turner Hardcore, the follow up to No Man’s Land which landed a Top 3 chart spot in 2019.
Bastille are back with their fourth album, the sci-fi themed Give Me The Future released via EMI today.