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The phenomenal Dave is today releasing We’re All Alone In This Together, the follow up to 2019's Psychodrama, winner of the 2019 Mercury Prize and Album of the Year at the 2020 BRIT Awards.
Polydor are today releasing FAITH, the second posthumous album from late NY rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson.
Dave and 0207 Def Jam’s signing Stormzy have teamed up on Clash, a highly anticipated collaboration between two of the biggest stars in the UK rap game.
As the UK’s biggest-selling album with 6.75m sales and the third-longest chart run, Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits collection is today getting a limited edition re-release via EMI.
Since signing with EMI in early 2020, Jack Savoretti has been busy recording his genre-spanning new album at Abbey Road in between lockdowns.
The legendary Diana Ross has a new label home at Decca who have announced the release of Thank You, her first album of original material in 22 years.
Decca’s Ludovico Einaudi, the most streamed classical artist of all time and one of the most ubiquitous contemporary composers of the century, has today released Cinema, a new collection of his greatest compositions from film and television.
The team at Virgin are today releasing Mancunian rapper Bugzy’s highly anticipated fifth album.
As part of the wider celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On, UMC and Island in collaboration with UK visual artist Dreph are today unveiling a giant public mural paying homage to the seminal LP.
The White Label Auction, the brainchild of UMC’s A&R director Johnny Chandler, last week raised a net total of £33,920.40 for The BRIT Trust.