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Chemical Brothers take home Grammy double

Virgin EMI’s The Chemical Brothers were the big British winners at this year’s Grammys after collecting the awards for Best Dance Recording for Got To Keep On and Best Dance Electronic Album for No Geography.

Eminem scores a double top

Eminem has dominated this week’s charts, securing his first UK number one double with his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By and single Godzilla.

Easy Life indulge in all things Junk Food

Island are kicking off the new year with today’s release of Junk Food, the new mixtape from Leicester’s five-piece Easy Life who have also been named runners up in the BBC’s Sound of 2020.

Celeste shines as BRITs rising star

Polydor’s emerging star Celeste has won the inaugural BRITs Rising Star award, becoming the first performer to be confirmed for the 40th BRIT Award show on February 18.

Decca warm hearts with Colin release

Decca are helping 89-year-old Colin Thackery complete his bucketlist ahead of the release next week of his album Love Changes Everything. 

Westlife return to steal nation’s heart

Virgin EMI have put Westlife firmly on course for their eighth UK number one album with Spectrum.

Decca's Ball & Boe are Back Together

Decca’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are Back Together and heading for a top three chart finish with their latest album which was released last Friday.

Lewis Capaldi steals American hearts

He has dominated the UK charts throughout 2019 and now Lewis Capaldi is celebrating across the Atlantic after securing this week’s number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with 25.2m US streams.

Selena Gomez brings the love on her return

From outdoor marketing to heavy social media spend, the team at Polydor are leaving no stone unturned for this week’s return of global star Selena Gomez.

Decca dream of a Bing Christmas

The team at Decca are dreaming of a White Christmas following the announcement of Bing At Christmas, an orchestral album of festive classics set for release on November 22.

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