Linkin Park Dedicate Award to Late Member

20th November 2017

In the AMAs, the band Linkin Park won the favourite artists in the alternative rock category last night. Band member Mike Sinoda said the award was for their late band member’s ‘memory, his talent, his sense of humour, to his joy’. Chester Bennington was found dead at his home in California in July. A coroner […]

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K Pop Arrives at AMA Awards

20th November 2017

It was an eventful night at the AMA Awards over in America last night. The star studded event, held in downtown Los Angles, saw tributes made to some of the biggest names in music past and present. However, we are going to talk K Pop, or more specifically: BTS. The seven piece sensation otherwise known […]

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Drake the Type of Guy…

17th November 2017

…To respect women enough to call out when they’re getting mistreated at one of his own gigs. The Canadian rapper was in the middle of a set performing Know Yourself before cutting the music and pointing at a guy in the audience who was touching the girls in the audience. Drake points a finger at […]

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Taylor’s Good Reputation

15th November 2017

Taylor Swift’s newest album Reputation has sold 1.04 million copies in the US since Friday, Billboard magazine reports. The star’s sixth album puts her ahead of 2017’s previous best-seller, which was Ed Sheeran’s Divide, which has shifted 919,000 albums to date. It’s also her fourth album to sell a million copies in just one week, […]

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Best 70’s Albums

15th November 2017

A noteworthy point to make at the top of an incredibly arrogant article, in which I will pretend my opinion of music is in anyway a definitive guideline for anyone else, is that the 70’s churned out some of the very best music to have ever graced our good Earth. Nonetheless, I have whittled it […]

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Charts and That

14th November 2017

Yep, another week, another loot crate full of charts and numbers and what not. Ha ha loot box joke, how topical. Let’s start with games. Call of Duty WW2 has another week at the top spot, what with its multiplayer and campaign and such. Reviews were meh, with many complaining of the modern industry practices, […]

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It Could Happen to Anyone

14th November 2017

Stormzy recently appeared at the MTV EMAs, winning the award for the best worldwide act for the UK and Ireland, performing to thousands at the ceremony in London. But it’s moments like this we see he’s still human. The artist accidentally went into the lady’s toilets before he was due on stage, only realising his […]

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‘Reputation’ Album not on Streaming Sites

10th November 2017

Fans of Taylor Swift will have to buy her album if they want to listen to it before it’s made available on streaming sites like Apple Music and Tidal. Taylor Swift has criticised streaming services, going as far back as 2014, when she pulled all her music off Spotify. Then she jumped to Apple Music, […]

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Concert Review: Little Mix

10th November 2017

4/5 Little Mix returned to the Metro Radio Arena last weekend with their Glory Days Tour to tens of thousands of adoring fans. The show was filled from top to bottom with the theme of girl power. From Beyoncé’s Run the World played before the girls came on stage to the interlude before their hit […]

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Charts and That

9th November 2017

Look, I know it’s a little late but shut up it’s been a long week. Yes, I know it’s only Thursday, but still. Let’s have a look at what’s topping the charts this week! First up, films. We have a new entry at the top spot, with Murder on the Orient Express overtaking Thor: Ragnarok. […]

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Ozzy Osbourne to Headline Download

7th November 2017

Ozzy Osbourne will be headlining Download  2018! He has appeared previously with Black Sabbath, at Donington Park, Leicestershire, however, it will be the first time he has appeared solo. He will close the festival which takes place on 8-10th June next year. Promoter Andy Copping said that they were ‘unbelievably excited to have Ozzy as […]

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Lana Del Rey Pulls Weinstein Inspires Song

3rd November 2017

During the current b**pstorm that is the sexual harassment in Hollywood right now, singer Lana Del Rey will no longer perform her song Cola. The song appeared way back in 2012 on the singer’s Paradise EP and contains some of her most lewd lyrics. She says she wrote the track imagining someone like Harvey Weinstein […]

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Charts and That

31st October 2017

A little late on a Tuesday but hey, Windows updates wait for no man. So, what’s popular this Hallow Eve? Well, starting with games, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins has stomped the competition, coming in top place in the top ten. The game got decent review scores, with people praising its attempt at going in a […]

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Resale Woes

31st October 2017

Most of the public believe that four of the main resale ticket sites are ripping off fans of live music, a new survey suggests. Sites like StubHub, Get Me In, Seatwave and Viagogo allow tickets to be resold, often at a substantially higher price. Research showed that more than half of people think tickets should […]

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Stormzy Apologizes to MNEK over X-Factor

30th October 2017

Stormzy has apologised to singer-songwriter MNEK, for replacing him with Labrinth on Sunday night. It came as a surprise to the songwriter, who sings a verse on the record version of the song, having just come back from a date that very evening. guys what do you do when youve come back from a date […]

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Mass Sing-along of Toto’s ‘Africa’ in Newcastle

28th October 2017

We all love a good oldie, and I’m sure we can all admit to singing ‘It’s Raining Men’ or ‘Careless Whisper’ in the shower on the odd occasion…or is that just me? Well, last night plenty of voices convened at the Monument, for a mass sing-along in Newcastle’s city centre. After hundreds of students sang […]

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This Looks a Bit Shady

26th October 2017

A weird looking advert for a fake drug called Revival has added fuel to the rumour mill surrounding Eminem’s upcoming album. People are pondering as to whether the webpage is legit, or part of a marketing campaign for a new album from the rapper. One big giveaway is that the E in Revival is backwards, […]

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Stormzy Picks Up Another Award

25th October 2017

Stormzy and Lethal Bizzle both won at the GRM Daily Rated Awards last night, hosted by Manny Norte and Joelah Noble at London’s Roundhouse. The event saw the artists pick awards for best album, video and best track. It’s one of the only award ceremonies that lets the fans decide the winners. London born MC […]

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Robbie Williams Cancels Tour Dates

25th October 2017

The 43-year-old British performer has released a video announcing the cancellation of three gigs over some ‘very worrying’ medical test results. A video was uploaded to the singer’s personal YouTube account, where he explained he is ‘recovering from an illness’ and had been for the past five weeks. He didn’t disclose the illness, but he […]

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Charts and That

24th October 2017

Yes, another Tuesday rolls around, another big old list of stuff. Let’s get to it, shall we? Movies this week, Blade Runner is back on top, in its third week in the top ten. Following behind is Geostorm and The Lego Ninjago Movie. Have a look. *Spoiler* Geostorm is bloody terrible. Blade Runner 2049 – £1,791,027 […]

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Radio One Teen Awards 2017

23rd October 2017

Now in its eighth year, the Radio One Teen Awards was hosted by Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora. It showcased some of 2017’s best talent and media. It featured performances from Dua Lipa, The Vamps, Camila Cabello and even co-host Rita Ora. Here is the list of winners: Best TV Show – Love Island Most […]

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Harry Styles Groped at Gig

23rd October 2017

A fan has been caught on video, groping singer Harry Styles at a charity gig in LA. The concert was for breast cancer awareness at the LA Hollywood Bowl. The former One Direction Star kneeled in front of the crowd on stage when the alleged offence took place. He appears to move a hand away […]

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Review: 1D Niall Horan’s Flicker

23rd October 2017

4/5 We’ve long been a fan of the One Direction boys here at b**p and have taken great pleasure in following their journey to stardom from the beginning. Since the biggest band ‘break-up’/hiatus (depending on what you read) in showbiz since Take That in 2016, the boys have been going solo, with each one of them releasing […]

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Brit Awards to Fund Internships

21st October 2017

The BPI is creating a new apprenticeship scheme and will be funded through the Brits’ charity The Brits Trust. They will be giving out paid placements at independent record labels and music companies. These roles could last up to 14 years. Apprenticeships are key to ‘bring new and diverse talent into the industry’, the BPI […]

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Ed Sheeran Cancels Shows in Asia

19th October 2017

To be fair, he did break his arm. Ed Sheeran, everyone’s favourite (or least favourite) ginger performer, has cancelled dates in Taipei, Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong. He posted a picture to his Instagram, saying, ‘A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow.’ The singer/songwriter has a further […]

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Stormzy Leading Mobo Awards

18th October 2017

Grime MC and rapper, Stormzy, is up for a bunch of nominations, including best male, best grime act, best album, best song and best video. The 24-year-old will be at the awards ceremony along with rapper J Hus, who also has several nominations. The awards show will be held in Leeds on 29th November. J […]

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Sia Making a Christmas Album?

18th October 2017

When you think of Christmas, you think of a lot of things. Pigs in blankets, trees, presents, but most importantly, the music. Oh yes, the same seven songs on repeat all month. Michael Bublé comes out from his cave, Mariah Carey becomes relevant and that’s that. But this year we could have a new pop […]

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Charts and That

17th October 2017

Yes, it’s another week of charts and such, where we show you how the most popular pieces of media are doing. From Blade Runner to some new blood in games, let’s take a look. To start, we’re looking at movies! The Lego Ninjago Movie is doing pretty dang well it would seem, sitting atop the […]

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Linkin Park ‘Back to Work’

12th October 2017

After the unfortunate and shocking death of Chester Bennington, earlier this year, rock/rap band Linkin Park is back practising, in preparation for their tribute concert at the end of the month. The concert will host the band, with guests like Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon and other special guests. Bassist for the band put […]

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Eminem Lashes Out

11th October 2017

It was a matter of time. While Eminem may not be the first to have a slug at Trump, but if this isn’t the best one we’ve seen yet I don’t know what is. In a four-minute 34-second-long video the famous rapper pulls out all the stops and puts pressure on the right points in […]

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Charts and That

10th October 2017

It’s a Tuesday? What? I thought this was on Mondays? Well, we decided to switch it up, given that the UK box office numbers are released on a Tuesday. So here you go. We’ll start with movies this week. Blade Runner 2049 is leading the charge this week, seeing the return of Harrison Ford and […]

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MTV Europe Nominations

6th October 2017

With the awards little over a month away, the nominations have been released for the MTV Europe Music Awards. Here is the rundown on who is nominated for what in the annual MTV European get-together It’s a big old list, so have a look. BEST UK & IRELAND ACT Dua Lipa Ed Sheeran Little Mix […]

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Kanye West’s First Gold UK Album

5th October 2017

Kanye West’s album The Life of Pablo has been certified gold in the UK, by streaming alone. Since its release in 2016, the album has been listened to more than 100,000 times, according to the Official Charts Company. The album was originally only available on Jay-Z’s service Tidal, to begin with. Life of Pablo was […]

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Kendrick Announces European Tour

3rd October 2017

Yes, Kendrick Lamar has officially announced tour dates for a European tour including the UK. In a move predicted by Reddit last week, the international rap artists will be bringing his Damn tour across the ocean to grace us with his greatness. He added a map of Europe to his Instagram story this weekend. This […]

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Charts and That

2nd October 2017

You know the deal by now, it’s a Monday, which means we take the time to facilitate all your chart related needs. Let’s have a look at what games, music and movies have been selling this week. First, we’re looking at games, where EA’s FIFA 18 has dominated over the weekend, outselling Destiny 2. FIFA […]

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Manson Recovering After Stage Incident

2nd October 2017

Recently, rock performer Marilyn Manson was involved in an accident on stage, after a prop fell on top of him. The prop in question was two large guns held together by a metal scaffolding. The singer was apparently lying on stage for 15 minutes before being carried onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital. […]

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Demi Documentary Coming Soon

29th September 2017

Demi Lovato’s documentary will be coming on 17th October, detailing her struggle with alcohol addiction and an eating disorder. The former Disney channel star and X Factor USA judge recently marked five years sober. #SimplyComplicated has been a long time in the making & is so special to me. Can't wait to share it on […]

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MOBO Awards to Return to Leeds

27th September 2017

The annual MOBO Awards have been announced to return to the Leeds’ First Direct Arena on 29th November. The event celebrates the very best in urban music and was first held in Leeds in 2015 and saw performances from the likes of FKA twigs, Ella Eyre and CeeLo Green. London, Liverpool and Glasgow have hosted […]

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Chester Bennington Tribute Acts Revealed

25th September 2017

Blink 182, Korn, Bring Me the Horizon and many other acts from the rock and metal scene will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl in the US this October in tribute to Chester Bennington. Chester was the lead singer for metal/rap group Linkin Park but sadly took his own life in July. Our last Midweek […]

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Charts and That

25th September 2017

IT moves down from the top spot in the box office charts to make way for Kingsman and Destiny 2 is still sitting pretty at the top of the games list and Sam Smith has made it to number one with his newest record Too Good at Goodbyes. Have a look-see why don’t you? Let’s […]

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Jay Z Turns Down Super Bowl

21st September 2017

It has been reported that the multiplatinum artist has refused to do the halftime show for the Super Bowl out of respect for Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is an American football player, who refuses to stand for the US national anthem because America is still rife with racism and what he calls, the oppression of people […]

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Ticket Trauma – Music Edition

21st September 2017

For the title reference. Foo Fighters recently played a gig at the O2 Arena in London, but some fans were turned away after some confusion surrounding ticket policy. People were not allowed in because they didn’t have ID which matched the name on the ticket. A fan said on Twitter that the O2 and the […]

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A Spotlight on Sampha

20th September 2017

As many of you may know, Sampha recently won the Hyundai Mercury Prize for his album Process. The show was hosted by Lauren Laverne of BBC Music and Idris Elba. Sampha dedicated the award to his parents and thanked the judges. But what got him to that award and why is it so incredible that […]

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Lady Gaga Postpones Tour

18th September 2017

31-year-old performer Lady Gaga has pulled her European tour on doctors’ orders, after being admitted to hospital with chronic pain. The singer suffers from fibromyalgia which causes widespread pain all over the body and an increased sensitivity to pain. In a lengthy Instagram post, she explained why she was pulling the tour. To my fans, […]

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Charts and That

18th September 2017

Hello, there and welcome back to our weekly chart segment! The charts have changed! Somewhat! Let’s look at games first this time. Some stuff has changed with some new contenders: Destiny 2 NBA 2K18 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Fallout 4 Uncharted: Lost Legacy Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Grand Theft Auto V Metroid: Samus Returns […]

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Charts And That

11th September 2017

Yes, ladies and jellyfish, another weekend has gone and while it’s been a hectic weekend for the likes of Florida, what with the three hurricanes and what not, it’s been a pretty neat weekend for charts. It was released in cinemas and is doing surprisingly well. Have a look, my dudes. It – $117,150,000 Home […]

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Adele/Coldplay Boost UK Music Sales

7th September 2017

British music thrived off the back of artists like Adele, Coldplay and David Bowie overseas last year. Earning £365m around the world for record labels in 2016, British artists pushed revenue up 11%. This is a 72% rise from 2010. The albums that were most successful were, obviously, Adele’s 25, Coldplay’s A Head Full of […]

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Stormzy Wins Best Solo Artist

6th September 2017

Grime artist Stormzy has won the best solo artist prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards. He was presented the award by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Stormzy was one of the many artists who backed the #Grime4Corbyn campaign before the general election this year. Grime artists publicly backed Labour and even talked with […]

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Commentary: Cash Me Outside Girl

4th September 2017

In an effort to stay relevant that would rival even Taylor Swift, Cash Me Outside girl Danielle Bregoli has put her bad attitude, catchy slogan and social media fame to good use and become a rapper. Her first song, These Heaux, was released on the 24th of August under her stage name Bhad Bhabie with […]

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Leeds Festival Kasabian perform

Reading and Leeds Highlights

30th August 2017

Whether you attended Reading or Leeds festival not, it’s likely you’ve heard something or another about the weekend’s events. It could be Eminem’s performance at Reading, where he started an encore of “F**k Trump” with the aid of the entire audience, who had no reservations joining in. As someone sporting a Saturday only band for […]

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