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MTV VMAs: All you need to know about the best video nominees

<b>Drake, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and Childish Gambino are all up for video of the year at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, which take place at New York's Radio City Music Hall later.</b><p>It's the strongest line-up since 2004 - when Britney's Toxic went up against Jay-Z's incendiary 99 Problems. Both lost, …

Ticketmaster to close resale sites Seatwave and Get Me In

<b>Ticketmaster is closing its secondary ticketing websites Seatwave and Get Me In, in a bid to combat touts.</b><p>The sites, which allow you to offload unwanted tickets, have frequently been exploited by so-called professional sellers who hike up the prices.<p>"We know that fans are tired of seeing others …

Lauren Laverne to present 6 Music breakfast show

<b>Lauren Laverne is to replace Shaun Keaveny on BBC 6 Music's breakfast show, it has been announced.</b><p>The presenter, formerly a singer in the Britpop band Kenickie, will make the move in January 2019, the station said.<p>"Some news guys, breakfast means breakfast," said Laverne in a tweet announcing the …

Ray BLK's hard-hitting Run Run video addresses London's crime wave

<b>It's been a while since we've heard from Ray BLK, the South London soul singer who won the BBC's Sound of 2017 last year.</b><p>But now she's back with Run Run, a hard-hitting single that delivers a personal perspective on the rise in knife and gun violence in London.<p>Ray said the song was inspired by …

Mel B faces £270,000 divorce bill - Music News LIVE - BBC

Live Updates<p>Thanks for choosing MNL once again today for all your music news needs.<p>We've had Mel B finalising her divorce from Stephen Belafonte, Ariana Grande injuring her hand while filming Carpool Karaoke and Kanye West resolving his feud with US chat show presenter Jimmy Kimmel.<p>Plus news of the …

First virtual reality Prom announced

<b>The BBC Proms is to enter virtual reality for the first time, with a production that puts viewers in the centre of the Royal Albert Hall.</b><p>Five Telegrams captures a performance by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the first night of this year's festival, mixed with cutting-edge spatial sound.<p>Written by …

Lady Gaga's Las Vegas residency will comprise two separate shows

<b>Lady Gaga's $100m (£77m) Las Vegas residency will consist of two distinct shows, organisers have revealed.</b><p>The main feature will be Lady Gaga Enigma, described as a "brand new odyssey of her pop hits".<p>She will also perform a regular Jazz and Piano show, featuring stripped-down versions of her own …

Rick Astley on his wife Lene: 'The success I'm having is due to her'

<b>Rick Astley can't believe his luck.</b><p>After becoming a global star in 1987 with his debut single Never Gonna Give You Up (number one in 25 countries), he gave it all up to become a family man at the age of 28.<p>Two years ago he made a tentative return to music with 50, an album of soulful, often …

Pink cancels more shows after being admitted to hospital in Australia

<b>Pop star Pink has been forced to cancel a series of concerts in Australia after contracting a gastric virus.</b><p>The US star initially postponed one date last week "with great frustration" but battled through a performance on Saturday night.<p>She was subsequently admitted to hospital in Sydney twice, …

Diddy lived with the Amish and milked cows as a child

<b>These days, Diddy is a multi-hyphenate rap mogul, with a record label, fashion label, television network and alcohol business to his name.</b><p>But he's revealed that one of the "greatest" times of his life was a summer spent living in an Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.<p>During the two-month …

Easier streaming services put dent in illegal downloading

<b>Music piracy is falling out of favour as streaming services become more widespread, new figures show.</b><p>One in 10 people in the UK use illegal downloads, down from 18% in 2013, according to YouGov's Music Report.<p>The trend looks set to continue - with 22% of those who get their music illegitimately …

Could Max Martin's musical be the best pop show of all time?

<b>Move over Mamma Mia! Max Martin is putting together a new musical.</b><p>OK, the Swedish producer's name might not be instantly recognisable, but his songs are.<p>In total, he's written 22 US number one singles - from Britney Spears' ...Baby One More Time and Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl to Taylor Swift's …

How Kali Uchis went from sleeping rough to pop stardom

<b>Kali Uchis went from sleeping rough in the back of her car to working with Gorillaz and Snoop Dogg. The Colombian-American star tells us the story of her hard-won success.</b><p>At the age of 17, Kali Uchis was thrown out of her parents' house for repeatedly breaking her curfew.<p>For months she lived on the …

Two Feet in hospital after sending 'goodbye' tweet

<b>New York singer-songwriter Two Feet is alive and "under watch" at hospital, after posting a devastating suicide note on Twitter.</b><p>"I don't feel like living any more," wrote the 25-year-old on Monday in a now-deleted post, captioned "goodbye".<p>"I love you so much," he told fans. "I hope I've helped you …

BBC Music Day: Jarvis Cocker and Bez join Bargain Hunt

<b>Jarvis Cocker will rummage through other people's knick-knacks in a special episode of Bargain Hunt.</b><p>He'll be pitted against Happy Mondays' star Bez in a one-off episode of the show, which sees amateur buyers trying to sell antiques for a profit.<p>The programme will air in September to mark the fourth …

Mamma Mia! Film soundtracks have taken over the UK album chart

<b>The UK album chart is awash with soundtracks in a way that hasn't been seen since the 1960s.</b><p>The cast recording of the Abba movie sequel Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again is at number one, mirroring its position in the cinema box office chart.<p>The album features Cher and Lily James re-interpreting Abba's …

Ella Mai is the first Brit to top the US R&B chart since 1992

Skip Youtube post by EllaMaiVEVO<p>Warning: Third party content may contain adverts<p>Report<p>End of Youtube post by EllaMaiVEVO<p>EllaMaiVEVO Report<p><b>For the first time in more than a quarter of a century, a British singer has topped the US R&B chart.</b><p>Ella Mai, a 23-year-old from south London, is currently at …

Mercury Prize 2018: the shortlisted albums - BBC Music

Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino<p>As guitar music continues to wither and die, Alex Turner’s Arctic Monkeys take a meandering detour into space-lounge art rock for their sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino.<p>Five years in the making, it’s steeped in the louche, zonked-out sounds …

Mercury Prize: Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Jorja Smith on shortlist

<b>Arctic Monkeys, arguably Britain's biggest rock band, are among the 12 nominees for the 2018 Mercury Prize.</b><p>Their space lounge concept album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, earns the band a fourth nomination for the award, established in 1992 as a high-minded alternative to the Brits.<p>But the …

Royal Wedding choir: The Kingdom Choir sign Sony record deal

<b>The gospel choir who performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a major record deal with Sony Music UK.</b><p>The Kingdom Choir performed Stand By Me in front of an estimated global TV audience of 1.9 billion people at the royal wedding on 19 May.<p>Prior to that, their biggest …

Radiohead demand answers over Toronto stage death

<b>Six years ago, Radiohead's drum technician, Scott Johnson, died when their stage collapsed, shortly before they were due to perform in Toronto.</b><p>On Thursday night, as the band returned to the city, they demanded answers over his death.<p>"The people who should be held accountable are still not being …

Why Jules Buckley is ripping up the Proms textbook

<b>He's a former wedding singer who plays jazz trumpet - and Jules Buckley is quietly revolutionising the Proms.</b><p>The 38-year-old has overseen some of the festival's most forward-thinking concerts - from the club crossover of 2015's Ibiza Prom to the following year's Grime Symphony, which featured …

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Now That's What I Call Music: How one compilation came to rule them all

<b>Now That's What I Call Music is the biggest-selling compilation series in the world, with more than 120 million records sold and 654 weeks at number one.</b><p>Since 1983, the series has arrived three times a year, anthologising the biggest hits in the UK - from Phil Collins to Dua Lipa and even Bob The …

'How we made Now That's What I Call Music 100'

<b>The 100th edition of Now That's What I Call Music will be released this Friday, featuring the biggest chart hits of the last four months. We went behind the scenes at Abbey Road as the Now team chose the tracks for the compilation's centenary.</b><p>"It's Now day!" declares Jenny Fisher, settling into a …

Lovebox review - Pharrell and Childish Gambino preach resistance

<b>"I understand you had an unwanted visitor this week," said Pharrell Williams, playing London's Lovebox festival as US President Donald Trump made his first visit to the UK.</b><p>"We stand for the resistance," he continued.<p>"They came to your country because they want to divide you but we don't believe in …

Three Lions breaks chart record

<b>After a heart-breaking week for English football fans, Three Lions is number one on this week's official singles chart.</b><p>It's the first time in chart history a song has scored four spells at number one with the same artist line-up.<p>The original 1996 version had two one-week stints whilst the 1998 …

5 stand-out shows from the 2018 proms

<b>The 2018 Proms kick off on Friday, launching a season that includes a tango Prom, a Hungarian Gypsy Prom and a lot of Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary is being marked.</b><p>The first night will commemorate the end of the First World War, with two works composed as a response to the conflict: Holst's …

Simon Le Bon denies sex assault claim

<b>Duran Duran star Simon Le Bon has denied sexually assaulting a fan, saying her story is "simply untrue".</b><p>Shereen Hariri said the singer groped her while signing autographs at the record store where she worked in 1995.<p>Writing on Facebook, she said Le Bon was posing for photos when he grabbed her …

Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston 'positive' after cancer surgery

<b>Bucks Fizz star Jay Aston is "awake and responding well" after a seven-hour operation to treat mouth cancer.</b><p>The singer, who scored number one hits with Making Your Mind Up and The Land of Make Believe in the 80s, had part of her tongue removed during the surgery.<p>Her husband Dave Colquhoun confirmed …

Bruno Mars halts gig after on-stage fire

<b>He's too hot - hot damn! Bruno Mars was forced to halt a gig in Glasgow when his stage lights caught fire.</b><p>The US Grammy winner was four songs into his set at Glasgow Green when on-stage pyrotechnics apparently set the lighting rig ablaze.<p>The flames were brought under control in eight minutes - so …