Dua Lipa

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From apocalypse beards to Zoom shrugs: this week’s fashion trends
What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week

22, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Kitty Empire's best music of 2020
Our critic’s picks, from righteous old-school hip-hop via euphoric retro pop to classic American songwriting

Kitty Empire

27, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Pop in 2020: an escape into disco, folklore and nostalgia
Amid the chaos of the pandemic and with the future so uncertain, the pop music that resonated was glittery, danceable and comfortingly familiar

Alexis Petridis

17, Dec, 2020 @2:36 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2020, No 2: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
The pristine club-pop on this energetic album owes a great debt to the musical past but sounds magically, wonderfully of the moment

Kate Solomon

17, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Dua Lipa: Studio 2054 review – a celebration of up-close disco joy
The British pop paragon tops off a triumphant year with a dance-party live stream complete with Kylie, Elton John and a pole-dancing FKA twigs

Kitty Empire

06, Dec, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Bad Bunny is most streamed artist of 2020 on Spotify
Puerto Rican vocalist earns more than 8.3bn streams, with the Weeknd’s Blinding Lights the year’s most streamed song

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Dec, 2020 @9:05 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2020
Our writers considered hundreds of contenders – and here are their picks of the year. Listen to all 390 tracks they voted for on our playlist

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

30, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Dua Lipa: Studio 2054 live stream review – perfect escapist pop
The singer’s Top of the Pops-style online show was full of charm despite its – often star-studded – shortcomings

Alexis Petridis

27, Nov, 2020 @11:45 PM

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Miley Cyrus: Plastic Hearts review
From floaty synth ballads to punky 80s pop, this album’s middling material doesn’t adequately serve this unusual star

Alexis Petridis

27, Nov, 2020 @7:01 AM

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Taylor Swift named artist of the year at American Music Awards
Singer wins three awards, extending her record overall tally, while Justin Bieber and the Weeknd also score three wins each

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Nov, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury prize
Folk-soul singer wins £25,000 prize on third attempt for the album Kiwanuka, described by the Guardian as one of the best albums of the past decade

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Sep, 2020 @6:36 PM

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