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Strong return for Queen Shania

It’s been an action-packed week for EMI’s Shania Twain after last Friday’s release of her highly-anticipated album, Queen Of Me, which is on course to top the charts later today.

ArrDee's Loser takes social media by storm

On the back of becoming the biggest breakthrough artist of 2022, Island’s ArrDee returns with his latest single, Loser.

Clavish’s mixtape shakes the rap game

Polydor’s Clavish is on course to secure a Top 5 finish later today with his debut mixtape, Rap Game Awful, after a high-energy campaign driven by fan activations and exclusive merch.

Mercury's Abbey Road doc hits the screens

It’s been one of the most anticipated music documentaries in years and If These Walls Could Sing has not disappointed following its worldwide release on January 6 from Mercury Studios, Ventureland and Disney.

Stormzy makes UK rap history

0207 Def Jam’s Stormzy highly anticipated third album, This Is What I Mean, went straight to number one following an action-packed campaign that included a special performance live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Lewis crowned the king of streaming

EMI’s Scottish star Lewis Capaldi has secured yet another accolade after his track Someone You Loved became the most streamed song in the UK, overtaking Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You.

Stormzy makes his comeback

Stormzy is back with a bang following the release of his first music in almost three years, Mel Made Me Do It, followed by Hide & Seek, the first single from his upcoming album This Is What I Mean, set for release by 0207 Def Jam on November 25.

An unforgettable return for Lewis

A pizza collaboration, countless viral moments and a beautiful song, everything you would expect from a perfectly curated return for EMI’s Lewis Capaldi.

Sports Team drop their return single

Island’s Sports Team are back with The Drop, the band’s first single from their soon-to-be-released second album, GULP!, which lands September 23.

Polydor deliver on Jamie T’s theory

Singer-songwriter Jamie T’s first album with Polydor, The Theory of Whatever, is heading to number one later today which will secure the artist his first chart-topping record.


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