Inquiry into Nelly Sexual Allegations

14th February 2018

Claims that RnB artist Nelly sexually assaulted a fan in the UK at a gig, have been reported to the police and are under investigation. Allegedly, the attack occurred after a show at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 5th December last year. An Essex Police spokesperson said the service had started the investigation after a […]

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Review: Sofar Secret Gigs

12th February 2018

Attending secret gigs is everything for music lovers. Being aware of the intimacy and ‘exclusivity’ at such performances is undoubtedly appealing. Perhaps it reflects a more selfish human trait, in that some people are forbidden and it feels more of a privilege to be there. Introducing Sofar Sounds I had never heard about it on […]

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Charts and That

7th February 2018

Welcome back to Charts and That, where we have a gander at what the general public has been watching, listening to and playing. This week we have The Greatest Showman, Monster Hunter and Drake leading the lists. This week, we’ll start with movies. The Greatest Showman is on top this week, after Coco’s brief time […]

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Charts and That

30th January 2018

Another week, another bunch of lists including the most popular movies, music and games. Let’s have a look, shall we? Films: We’ll start with films this week. Darkest Hour, featuring Gary Oldman’s award-winning performance as Churchill is top of the film charts, followed by Disney’s Mexican musical Coco. Have a look for yourselves: Darkest Hour […]

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The Grammys 2018

29th January 2018

Artists Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar picked up most of the awards at the Grammys 2018, with Mars ending the night with six wins. He managed to swoop the album of the year trophy from Lamar. Damn had been predicted to be a win for Lamar, but it turns out the public prefer something a […]

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Elton John Announces Final Tour

25th January 2018

Yes, the grand-daddy of the piano has announced his last tour to prioritise his family. Sir Elton John will say goodbye in a series of 300 shows. He spoke in New York, saying: “I always thought I was going to be like Ray Charles, BB King – on the road forever. ‘My priorities have changed. […]

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Review: The Greatest Showman Soundtrack

24th January 2018

The Greatest Showman is clearly one of the smash-hit films of 2018 – and we expect to see many nominations for awards for the film in next year’s Oscars. Aside from the fact that The Greatest Showman bypasses the animal cruelty its subject, P. T. Barnum, subjected some of the world’s most beautiful animals to, […]

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Charts and That

23rd January 2018

Welcome back to another edition of Charts and That where we look at what’s popular with the kids and such in games, music and movies. This week we’re going to kick things off with music. Eminem and Ed Sheeran still hold the top spot with River, followed by Ramz and Ed Sheeran. Have a look […]

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Lorde and Charlie XCX Lead NME Awards

21st January 2018

New Zealand singer Lorde and Charlie XCX lead the NME awards with four nominations each, joined by Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy. Dua Lipa is included on the best British solo artist shortlist, alongside Liam Gallagher and XCX. Weirdly, Jeremy Corbyn is nominated for hero of the year, which is unorthodox for a music […]

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Coldplay Joins Top 10 Highest Grossing Tours

19th January 2018

Billboard’s highest grossing concert chart can go years without any huge changes. Well, Coldplay and Guns N’ Roses have broken the mold. Coldplay have jumped to No.3 overall with a gross of $523 million, from the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour which wrapped up in November after stretching over a year and a half. […]

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Katy Perry: Victim of Social Media

19th January 2018

Katy Perry has said she is a ‘victim’ of social media, due to society’s pressure to share everything online. The singer and upcoming American Idol judge, says that Instagram and Twitter are contributing to the ‘decline of civilisation’. Which is a bit of an overstatement. She also encouraged her fans to not care about social […]

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Hot ‘n’ then Tepid

17th January 2018

Capitol Records boss said he’s had ‘tough conversations’ with Katy Perry, after her most recent albums sales fell well below the mark. Perry released her fourth album last year, but despite appearances on Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, it failed to have the same affect as some other artists last year. In 2017 we […]

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Charts and That

16th January 2018

Hello there and welcome back to Charts and That! We have another few lists of movies, games and music! Grand Theft Auto V, Darkest Hour and Ed Sheeran dominate this week! We’ll start with games this week, where not much has shifted. Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot from FIFA 18 with very […]

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Dua Lipa Makes Brit Award History

15th January 2018

Dua Lipa has been nominated for five Brit Awards, including best album and best video. Until now, no other female artist has received five nominations in one year. She tweeted as the short lists were announced: Lol how is this real — DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) January 13, 2018 Ed Sheeran is also up for multiple […]

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S Club 7 – Sell It on Ebay

11th January 2018

S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole has listed his 2000 best newcomer Brit Award on eBay and has garnered quite a bit of attention. He also offered a meet and greet, with a photo, depending on where the highest bidder lives. The item has been described as ‘very good’ with ‘signs of age’. Two years ago, […]

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Charts and That

9th January 2018

Hello there and welcome back to the latest Charts and That, your home for lists of stuff that’s popular and such. We’re also rather vague. First up, films! Looks like the UK followed suit when it comes to Jumanji. The blockbuster recently took over The Last Jedi in the US and it seems to have […]

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Lana Del Rey Being Sued by Radiohead

8th January 2018

After a rumor over the weekend that the band was taking on the pop singer, it has been revealed that Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey. The British band are acting over Lana’s track, Get Free. It is the closing song on her newest album, Lust for Life.  She confirmed the lawsuit on Twitter, saying […]

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Beyoncé Returns to Headline Coachella

3rd January 2018

Coachella has announced its line-up for 2018, promising Beyoncé to return for their 2018 show, after pulling out last year due to pregnancy. Coachella is an annual music and arts festival, featuring art installation, bands, fashion and is an endless mine for memes. Seriously there are reams of this stuff. Some of the biggest names […]

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Spotify Sued Over Songwriter Rights

3rd January 2018

Music streaming service Spotify has been hit with a lawsuit after allegedly infringing on the rights of songwriters and publishers. Wixen Music Publishing is seeking damages of up to $1.6bn – $150,000 for more than 10,000 songs. The California company represents artists including Janis Joplin, The Black Keys and Tom Petty. The company declined to […]

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Charts and That

2nd January 2018

Yes, the first Charts and That of 2018! Let’s see which movies, games and music made it to 2018. We’ll start with movies this time. Star Wars is obviously on top still, because it’s Star Wars. The newest movie in the latest trilogy has divided the fan base, with both sides vehemently disagreeing with each other. […]

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Song Review: Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2

23rd December 2017

4/5 I’ll admit it: I’m no Stormzy fan. Nor am I a fan of what’s usually in the charts. Back in the days of 2010, I was well into the charts, but now the rap and the dance is just not for me. So when I heard that Blinded by Your Grace, Pt. 2 was […]

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Lady Gaga Announces Las Vegas Residency

22nd December 2017

Like plenty of stars before her, Lady Gaga is taking up a two-year contract in Las Vegas at the MGM Park Theater in late 2018. Writing on Twitter to her fans she said ‘The rumours are true! I will have my own residency at MGM’s Park Theatre. Get ready for a brand-new show! It’s been […]

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Charts and That

20th December 2017

A day late but what do you want from me? Welcome to this week’s Charts and That, possibly the last one of 2017. Let’s start the list with movies. The Last Jedi was incredibly good, and the numbers prove that people were into it. In its first weekend, it has made £28,010,841. Not as much […]

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The Name’s Sheeran. Ed Sheeran.

18th December 2017

Ed Sheeran has written a Bond theme. It was going to happen eventually. Adele did it, Alecia Keys did it. Chris Cornell did it. Oh, I made myself sad. Speaking on The Late Late Show in Ireland, he said he decided to write the song just in case he was ever asked for one. Because […]

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Is Fairytale of New York Offensive?

11th December 2017

With the exception of a few Victoria’s Secret models, it’s widely accepted that non-black people shouldn’t say the N word while singing along to a song. This year, a certain lyric in an iconic Christmas song is causing a similar debate. In particular, it’s this verse in ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the Pogues featuring […]

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Sia Defends her actions

8th December 2017

Sia has defended working with 15-year-old Maddie Ziegler on tour after concerns over the young dancer’s exposure. The singer pointed out that she wanted to ‘empower’ Maddie, after a Guardian article pointed out that the 15-year-old’s face was out in the open, with Sia hiding behind a wig. The reporter who wrote the article asked, […]

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Mental Health Line Opening for Musicians

6th December 2017

A new mental health support line has launched for people working in the music industry. The phone line was created by Help Musicians UK and will offer advice not only for musicians but for those in management, tour crews and record labels. This is part of the Music Minds Matter campaign, which launched after Chester […]

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Dua Lipa Most Streamed Female of 2017

5th December 2017

There’s a new rule: everyone must listen to Dua Lipa. Yep, beating out Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, newcomer Dua Lipa has gained the top streaming spot on Spotify. New Rules, a rather handy guide for getting over your ex, has been streamed 464 million times. She also hit 453 million streams with Scared to be […]

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Jaden Smith’s SYRE: A Weirdo Rap Artwork

4th December 2017

2017 has been a great year for rap/R&B/hip-hop music. We’ve had Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Khalid’s American Teen and Drake’s More Life. Now we have Jaden Smith’s debut album SYRE. Reviews for this album haven’t exactly been great, but you know what? I enjoyed it. Given his reputation as a bit of an oddball, I was […]

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Artist Spotlight – Eden/Oh Wonder

27th November 2017

You know what there isn’t enough of on this site? Dope playlists. Particularly playlists from some cool artists who connect to a deeper level of angst in me than anyone ever could. This week, since I’m probably off wandering through a forest somewhere, I thought it’d be cool to share some #aesthetic songs for the […]

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Review: X Factor 2017 so far

27th November 2017

The X Factor has been on our screens since 2004 and since that night in September, the show has become part and parcel of British life and television history. Series 14 of the music competition is well underway now with the final (thankfully) next weekend, when an act will win and we’ll probably never hear […]

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Taylor Swift Coming to UK

24th November 2017

Neat. Taylor Swift has announced three stadium gigs in the UK and Ireland. She will kick off the series of three in Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on 8th June. Then to Dublin’s Croke Park for 15th June, before heading back to London for a gig on 22nd June at Wembley Arena. It’s odd that there are […]

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Stormzy Apologises for Homophobia

22nd November 2017

Rapper Stormzy has apologised for a series of homophobic tweets he made when he was younger, as people continue to dig up people’s Twitter skeletons. He isn’t the first to be under scrutiny as Zoella was recently under fire for the same reasons. He said that the words he used were at a time ‘when […]

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Charts and That

21st November 2017

Yep, another week, another bunch of numbers to throw your way as we slog through the last of November. This will be the last chart update of November considering yours truly is off adventuring next week. So, let’s have a look, shall we? Starting with movies it’s obvious who’s up top this week. Justice League […]

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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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