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Little Simz cancels US tour citing financial unviability as an indie artist
The UK rapper and Top Boy actor said the month-long tour would leave her ‘in a huge deficit’, highlighting the difficulties many musicians face to make a livelihood

Laura Snapes

20, Apr, 2022 @12:26 PM

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Top Boy review – this brilliant crime drama always leaves you guessing
Netflix’s show about London drug gangs is back, adding instantly engaging new characters to an incredibly impressive cast. It’s at its peak – and not moving from that spot

Ellen E Jones

18, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sex stories, purgatory and Adele’s tears: the album skit is back
Keen to re-establish the album in the age of the playlist, artists are peppering their work with voice notes and sketches – to profound and annoying ends

Tara Joshi

14, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Little Simz’s long path from council estate to Brit awards podium
Hard work and creative friends from local youth club drove genre-defying rapper to mainstream recognition

Rachel Aroesti

11, Feb, 2022 @2:12 PM

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Worthy winners aside, the Brits is struggling to keep pace with modern pop
TikTok voting and gaming stars haven’t altered the music awards’ predictable roster of chart-toppers

Alexis Petridis

09, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Brit awards 2022: every performance reviewed, from Adele to Dave and Little Simz
From Ed Sheeran’s screamo turn with Bring Me the Horizon to Liam Gallagher arriving by helicopter, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @11:07 PM

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Brit awards 2022 – as it happened
Adele, Dave, Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, Sam Fender, Liam Gallagher and more performed at the 42nd annual pop bash

Elle Hunt and Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @10:43 PM

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Adele sweeps gender-neutral Brit awards dominated by women
In the first Brits ceremony to do away with gendered categories, women or female-fronted acts won 10 out of 15 overall awards

Laura Snapes

08, Feb, 2022 @10:19 PM

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Brit awards 2022: Inflo is first non-white winner of producer of the year
Sault co-founder, who has worked with Adele and Little Simz, thanks ‘all the Black producers before me – I am you’

Safi Bugel

28, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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The Guide #14: readers pick 2021’s best culture
In this week’s newsletter: with enough ‘best of 2021’ lists out there, we asked readers for their favourite film, TV, albums, podcasts and books this year

Gwilym Mumford

24, Dec, 2021 @11:45 AM

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New artists join Adele and Dua Lipa on list for first non-gendered Brit awards
As the music prizes strive for inclusivity, first-timers Self Esteem and Central Cee make the shortlist along with veterans Abba

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Dec, 2021 @6:21 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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