Sam Smith

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From a smooch-happy Aidan to an ‘unholy’ Sam Smith: what’s in store on And Just Like That …
A famous pop singer on set! More Che! A flagrant disregard for road safety! The rumour mill is going into overdrive for the SATC spin-off’s summer return

Rebecca Nicholson

23, Feb, 2023 @4:05 PM

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Digested week: US’s ‘spy balloon’ explanation enough to spark panic
Plus, New Yorkers gawp at an owl living the high life and actors seeking the Oscars spotlight

Emma Brockes

17, Feb, 2023 @6:07 PM

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Brit awards viewing figures up after Saturday night TV debut
This year’s ceremony, screened on Saturday night, attracted 3.3 million viewers, the first increase in viewership since 2016

Shaad D'Souza

13, Feb, 2023 @6:29 PM

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The Guide #72: How Sam Smith became one of pop’s most boundary-pushing stars
In this week’s newsletter: With their camp, raunchy new video, the singer has firmly traded sensible and sombre ballads for unapologetic, unbothered queerness

Hannah J Davies

03, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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Sam Smith: Gloria review – the lovelorn balladeer turns to the dancefloor
The singer’s fourth album ups the tempo – and makes history – but stops short of fulfilling its potential as a fun-filled stomper

Kitty Empire

28, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sam Smith: Gloria review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With hints of R&B, trap and disco, Smith’s fourth album tiptoes away from their trademark piano-led ballads – but isn’t the ‘edgy’ departure they think it is

Alexis Petridis

26, Jan, 2023 @5:33 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Aubrey Plaza hosts standout cameo-packed episode
The White Lotus star makes for an impressive host in a week that sees Sharon Stone, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams and, surprisingly, Joe Biden pop up

Zach Vasquez

22, Jan, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Brit awards: all-male best artist category reveals wider music industry sickness
Out of the 71 acts eligible for the gender-neutral award, only 13 were female or non-binary. The dearth exposes the British industry’s inability to develop anyone but young men

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @3:14 PM

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Brit awards 2023: Wet Leg and Harry Styles lead male-dominated nominations
In the second year of non-gendered categories, the five nominees for artist of the year are entirely male

Laura Snapes

12, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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UK’s top 10 singles of 2022 were all by British artists
A clean sweep led by Harry Styles was an ‘astonishing’ high note for the music industry – but the domination of older songs reflected the impact of streaming

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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The best new music to look forward to in 2023
Yo La Tengo, Billy Nomates, Låpsley and Paramore have hotly anticipated albums due out – while the BBCSO puts on an Everest opera and Simon Rattle waves goodbye to the Barbican

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

29, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Calvin Harris’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With his new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2, out next week, we take a look through the Scottish producer’s hit-studded career

Michael Cragg

28, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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