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It’s been five months since Abbey Road opened the doors to its new studios: the Gatehouse and the Front Room – both built with the intention of making the magic of Abbey Road more accessible to emerging artists.
With Mi Gente climbing to the top of Spotify’s Global 50, the UK could see another Latin number one before summer’s out.
Chase & Status will be back with their fourth studio album, Tribe, on August 18. The duo are continuing to push genre boundaries on the highly-anticipated release, drawing on the talents of Shy FX and Kiko Bun as well as label mates Emeli Sandé and Blossoms.
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito has officially become the most streamed track of all time, just six months after its release.
Decca have welcomed Rhys Lewis and The Wandering Hearts to the Decca family in style, with the label hosting an intimate showcase event last night at east London’s Hoxton Hall.
The Glastonbury come-down has been a tough one this year, with so many highlights from a wellies-free Worthy Farm.
Artists For Grenfell, a collective of over 50 acts from across the British music industry, have come together to re-record and release Bridge Over Troubled Water, with all proceeds going to support the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Abbey Road has teamed up with Metro to launch Battle Of The Bands, an online competition for unsigned artists. The winner will be invited to record a single in one of Abbey Road’s new studios
Ariana Grande landed back in the UK this morning as she prepares to headline Sunday’s One Love Manchester benefit concert to honour and raise funds for the victims and families affected by the recent attacks.
Promo teams across the business are packing their bags ahead of One Big Weekend in Hull, with the Radio 1 team looking forward to welcoming Universal Music’s artists to the City of Culture.