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The team at EMI have been ready and waiting for Katy Perry’s new album Smile, and release day is finally here. It’s been a week of announcements for the global superstar, Teenage Dream - her first LP to score a UK number one - celebrates its tenth anniversary, and Katy welcomes her first child Daisy into the world.
The team at Island are gearing up for the release of Dizzee Rascal’s seventh studio album E3AF on October 9 - the campaign kicked off last night when the grime pioneer shared a taste of the record in the form of high-energy first single L.L.L.L (Love Life Live Large) featuring chart-topping UK rapper Chip.
Decca have delved into the vaults to share some rare content from world-renowned composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi on new album, Einaudi Undiscovered.
Taylor Swift smashes multiple chart records and goes straight in at No1 with career-defining surprise album ‘folklore’.
Polydor’s Ellie Goulding is on course to secure a third number one with her album Brightest Blue later today following a campaign packed with livestreams, exclusive behind-the-scenes content and a comprehensive D2C offering.
With a ground-breaking series of drive-in shows still to come, ambitions are high for today’s release of The Street’s first album in nearly a decade following Island’s signing of Mike Skinner in February this year.
After helping to steer Interscope’s DaBaby to his first UK Top 10 album at the beginning of May, the team at Polydor have kept their foot on the gas to guide the US rap sensation to his sixth week at number one with his certified gold single ROCKSTAR.
Decca Records are deeply saddened at the passing of the brightest and most enduring star on the label, at the age of 103.
The legendary Blue Note label is set to find a new generation of fans thanks to Blue Note Re:imagined, a collection of classic Blue Note tracks brought together for the first time, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the jazz scene's most exciting young talents today.
Polydor have left no stone unturned for today’s release of Chromatica, Lady Gaga’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album. The release comes as the global star secures her sixth UK number one single with her Ariana Grande collaboration, Rain On Me, which has also clocked up this year’s highest number of day one global streams.