Katy B

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Aaliyah: ‘Her sound is the R&B blueprint’
She died in a plane crash 20 years ago – but her records still sound like the future. As they finally hit streaming services, fans and acquaintances explore Aaliyah’s enduring appeal

Rhian Jones

13, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Five of the best... rock & pop gigs
DJ Shadow | Indietracks | Jean-Michel Jarre | Camp Bestival | Hinds

Tim Jonze

22, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Lessons from Adele, Justin Bieber and Zayn on having a hit
What are the rules for topping the charts? Let’s look at the past 10 UK No 1s

Peter Robinson

02, Jun, 2016 @3:58 PM

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Katy B review – high-street dancepop from the shopgirl next door
No histrionics or faux humility, just off-the-rack tunes that keep it real

Sam Richards

15, May, 2016 @2:42 PM

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Katy B: ‘Clubbing has gotta be better than Tinder’
The south London singer and Rinse FM regular talks about her new album, Netflix and nightlife

Harriet Gibsone

28, Apr, 2016 @5:39 PM

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Katy B: Honey review – vocal melodies elevated by luscious production
The production provides the wit, amusement and emotion on the singer’s third album

Rachel Aroesti

28, Apr, 2016 @5:00 PM

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Katy B: Honey review – a paean to clubbing
Katy B’s latest is a patchy affair, drawing in a diverse array of collaborators

Kitty Empire

24, Apr, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Coming up: the gigs and albums not to miss this spring
The Observer’s pop critic picks the highlights of the next couple of months

Kitty Empire

13, Mar, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Katy B review – eclectic set buoys up Liverpool Pride
Out of her natural club environment, and thrust on to a pigeon-strewn, rainy promenade, Katy B compensated by having something for everybody, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

03, Aug, 2014 @11:28 AM

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Lovebox festival review – scorching temperatures, dodgy sound
Joey Bada$$ did his best to raise Lovebox's crowds from their summer torpor, Nas performed Illmatic like an old pro, but MIA was defeated by terrible audio, writes Tshepo Mokoena

Tshepo Mokoena

20, Jul, 2014 @10:46 AM

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How to be an England fan

Will we? Won't we? OK, we're an outside bet for the World Cup 2014 – but in the meantime here's how James Corden, Ed Balls, Katy B and others are planning to make the most of the ride

Interviews by Abigail Radnor

31, May, 2014 @7:30 AM

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Katy B: I was banned from the Brit school canteen

John Hind: The singer recalls how singing En Vogue's Don't Let Go while standing on a table got her into trouble

Interview by John Hind

17, May, 2014 @1:30 PM

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