AJ Tracey

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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By recognising UK rap and women's creativity, the Brits are finally in tune
Following criticism for being too white and too male, it seems the Brits have listened with this year’s wider-ranging nominees

Alexis Petridis

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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J Hus, Stefflon Don and Dizzee Rascal: Rated awards celebrate black British music
J Hus won album of the year for Big Conspiracy while Dizzee Rascal took the legacy prize at the fifth annual GRM Daily awards

Laura Snapes

09, Sep, 2020 @7:15 PM

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Sarathy Korwar, Flying Lotus and FKA twigs among 2020 AIM awards winners
Independent Music awards for artists outside major label system also honour Moses Boyd, Arlo Parks, Yaeji and AJ Tracey

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Aug, 2020 @8:45 PM

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Glastonbury defies coronavirus threat to announce lineup with Kendrick Lamar
Over 90 more names including Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher have been announced for 50th-anniversary edition of the festival

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Brit awards 2020: who will win every award … and who should
Lewis Capaldi could sweep the board in his breakthrough year, but he faces strong competition from Stormzy, Dave and Michael Kiwanuka

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2020 @11:01 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2019
Our critics have voted til they can’t no more... and these are their tracks of the year. You can listen to all 593 songs that were voted for in our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

02, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Grime4Corbyn artists step back from new campaign for Labour
Several of genre’s big names feel ‘youthquake’ unleashed in 2017 has petered out

Lanre Bakare

10, Nov, 2019 @4:20 PM

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AJ Tracey review – swagger and tongue-twisting rhymes
Already a force in grime, the rapper who went mainstream this year with single Ladbroke Grove, is full of self-belief in a sell out show featuring Dave and Skepta

Caroline Sullivan

10, Nov, 2019 @1:12 PM

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Tracks of the week reviewed: Dua Lipa, La Roux and AJ Tracey
In a getting-over-it special we’ve got moving-on disco pop, falsetto moving-on electro and a grime moving-on banger

Issy Sampson

08, Nov, 2019 @11:00 AM

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AJ Tracey: ‘I had to do everything on my own’
2019 has been the UK rapper’s breakout year. He talks about how drum’n’bass informed his style – and why Boris Johnson is ‘a very small man’

Kate Hutchinson

27, Oct, 2019 @7:30 AM

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'All the hood rats would jam with us': Grandmaster Flash, AJ Tracey and other artists on the generation gap
What difference does a decade or two make in the worlds of music, kids’ TV and poetry?

Sam Wolfson

19, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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