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Another divine year for EMI's global Scotsman

Released back in May 2019, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent has had quite a ride from the get-go. Amidst a host of obvious challenges, Lewis managed to carry his superb 2019 into 2020, with the most-streamed UMG album for a UK artist globally last year.

Made in ‘Rockdown’: EMI release McCartney III

2020 marks 50 years since Paul McCartney released his self-titled first solo album, and what better way to celebrate by releasing the third album in a trilogy of classics.

Decca look to Tomorrow with Marisha Wallace

Today, Decca are releasing the debut album from one of their recent signings, the force of nature that is Marisha Wallace.

Polydor release Gary's euphoric solo album

Polydor are delivering some feelgood musical escapism with Gary Barlow’s first solo album since 2013’s double platinum Since I Saw You Last

EMI release Neil's classic diamonds

A global singalong of Neil Diamond’s much-loved Sweet Caroline has been launched to accompany today’s release of EMI’s new album from the Grammy Award winning artist: Neil Diamond With The London Symphony Orchestra, Classic Diamonds.

Motown UK release grime film soundtrack

The first project since Motown UK launched in September, the noughties grime celebration Against All Odds soundtrack is out today, boasting a who’s-who of the UK grime scene, with the film set for release next Friday.

The Midas Touch: Dame Shirley's finale

Cherished Welsh entertainer Dame Shirley Bassey releases her grand finale album today, dedicated entirely to her fans.

Capitol set the stage for Sam's Love Goes

The team at Capitol have pulled out all the stops, from a world-exclusive livestream to a world-first AR partnership with Spotify, in the run up to today’s release of Sam Smith’s third studio album, Love Goes.

Ball and Boe relight the Christmas fire

The UK’s favourite festive duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are joining forces once more for a dazzling new Decca album Together At Christmas.

Island prepare for a Cullum Christmas

Fresh from winning his first Ivor Novello at this year’s virtual ceremony, Jamie Cullum is throwing himself into the decades-old challenge of creating a timeless festive record.


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