Ella Mai

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Wireless festival review – British rap stars show Americans how it's done
In his first major set since leaving prison, J Hus made a joyful homecoming and outshone much of the A-list American talent – the irrepressible Cardi B aside

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jul, 2019 @11:12 AM

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Cardi B and Nipsey Hussle top 2019 BET award winners
Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Migos among winners at black entertainment awards, where tributes were paid to Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead in March

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2019 @9:29 AM

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Ed Sheeran reveals all-star lineup for new album No 6 Collaborations Project
Rappers and singers including Cardi B, Bruno Mars and Stormzy feature on the follow-up to ÷, the biggest selling album in the world in 2017

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jun, 2019 @8:55 AM

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Brits 2019: who will – and should – win every award
Can Dua Lipa have a second successful Brits year in a row, or will George Ezra dominate the biggest categories? Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, we ponder the likely winners

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

20, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Ella Mai: ‘I don’t know the last time an R&B artist was recognised at the Brits’
The artist behind 2018’s megahit Boo’d Up on Stevie Wonder, #MeToo and UK music’s glass ceiling

Peter Robinson

09, Feb, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Grammys 2019: who will – and should – win the biggest awards
Can Kendrick Lamar convert any of his eight nominations? Will Cardi B be rewarded for her debut album? We pick this year’s likely winners

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Ella Mai review – British R&B star is flawed but adored
The singer behind the hit Boo’d Up may not yet have a substantial repertoire, but her swagger and verve suggest she is no one-hit wonder

Dave Simpson

10, Jan, 2019 @2:36 PM

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BBC Sound of 2019 nominees: Rosalía, Flohio and Slowthai make the longlist
The BBC has revealed the 10 rising stars in its annual tastemaker poll, previously won by artists including Adele and Years & Years

Laura Snapes

10, Dec, 2018 @10:41 AM

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Why has the UK stopped producing pop superstars?
Three years ago British artists made up half the global top 10. Now the biggest new stars barely make a mark overseas. What is behind this sea change – and is there a way back?

Rhian Jones

12, Oct, 2018 @2:35 PM

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Ella Mai: Ella Mai review – Boo'd Up singer's R&B statement of intent
The Londoner’s debut is best when full-blooded and fiery, with honeyed vocals and candid lyrics

Natty Kasambala

12, Oct, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Ella Mai: the British R&B star loved in the US – and ignored by the UK
The singer is the first UK star to top the US R&B singles charts since 1992, with Boo’d Up – a retro feelgood smash. But, she says, Britain doesn’t quite get it

Owen Myers

02, Aug, 2018 @12:59 PM

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