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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.
Dave has smashed chart records this week with new track Funky Friday, as the first UK hip-hop artist to achieve a number one.
Virgin EMI have been long preparing for the return of Nile Rodgers & Chic with the group’s first new album in over 25 years, It’s About Time.
Take That are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the help of Polydor, marking the milestone with a re-imagined greatest hits album, Odyssey, as well as a huge UK tour.
The stand-out performer from the 2018 Last Night Of The Proms last weekend was the Decca-signed 20-year-old saxophonist Jess Gillam.