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Forty years after the seminal British ska-punk band formed, UMC and Island Records have released a new album from The Specials, their first new music in 38 years.
Island have officially confirmed details of Hozier’s long-awaited album Wasteland, Baby! set for release on March 1, launching the pre-order on the Irish singer songwriter’s Facebook Live.
After a huge 2018 for both Sam Smith and Normani, Capitol are starting the new year with the release of their joint single, Dancing With A Stranger.
Sam Fender has been crowned winner of the prestigious Brits Critics’ Choice for 2019.
Universal artists have secured two of the three shortlist slots for the first award of BRITs 2019, with Lewis Capaldi (Capitol/Virgin EMI) and Sam Fender (Polydor) both securing nominations for the prestigious Critics’ Choice award.
Polydor have been spoiling Take That fans this month, keeping them wrapped up in the celebrations ahead of the band’s 30th anniversary album Odyssey.
Island have been whipping up excitement ahead of today’s release of Mumford & Sons highly anticipated fourth album, Delta.
Bouncing up the charts this week with the surprise release of her new single, Thank u, next, Ariana Grande is firmly back in the limelight after starring in her own hour-long BBC special last Thursday.
Ellie Goulding is fast adding to her 13 billion streams with the release of single Close To Me, her first new music for Polydor in two years.
Virgin EMI are delivering exclusive material spanning Queen's entire career as part of the soundtrack album to the Bohemian Rhapsody feature film.