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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Unmasked singer: Kelis on music, men and her missing money
Twenty years after her debut album, the singer talks about refusing to be pigeonholed, her fallout with Pharrell, and why she has moved to a remote farm

Hadley Freeman

30, Jan, 2020 @5:59 AM

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Madonna, Motown and Mongolian metal: the music to listen out for in 2020
The queen of pop gets intimate, Taylor Swift feels the sunshine and Stormzy takes on the world … plus, classical celebrations begin for Beethoven’s 250th

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Nas denies Kelis's allegations of domestic violence
The rapper has accused his ex-wife of being violent towards him and preventing him from seeing their nine-year-old son

Laura Snapes

07, Sep, 2018 @12:42 PM

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Now that's what I call a tracklist: how the compilation's 100th edition sells its history short
Now That’s What I Call Music’s 100th edition includes a greatest hits disc that favours the arena titans – overlooking the pleasure of rediscovering the one-hit wonders and sub-genres buried in these pop time capsules

Bob Stanley

23, Jul, 2018 @12:32 PM

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Nas: Nasir review – shifting, mercurial, but ultimately queasy listening
It’s producer Kanye West’s most consistent 2018 release, but Nas mixing social justice and conspiracy theory sits awkwardly, as does his resistance to address domestic violence allegations

Alexis Petridis

18, Jun, 2018 @2:44 PM

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Get your hands off my double entendres! Is the smutty pun now under attack?
It is Britain’s favourite type of humour, the go-to gag for everyone from Carry On stars to Bake Off hosts. But are fnarr fnarr jokes just another example of male sexual entitlement?

Ryan Gilbey

07, May, 2018 @12:28 PM

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Kelis’ courage and eloquence will inspire other women | Rebecca Nicholson
The singer has done a valuable service by speaking out about her toxic relationship with rapper Nas

Rebecca Nicholson

29, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Kelis accuses Nas of domestic violence: 'I had bruises all over my body'
The R&B singer, married to the rapper from 2005 to 2009, describes their relationship as ‘really toxic … at seven months’ pregnant I was terrified’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Apr, 2018 @10:12 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: your songs about nightmares
A reader picks a playlist to end a year we’re hiding under the pillow from – including songs from Joy Division, Fleetwood Mac and Eminem

George Boyland

22, Dec, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The 10 best things… to do this week
From Womad and The BFG to Billie Piper and Matt Smith treading the boards, it’s your cultural guide to the next seven days

22, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Kelis review – in the mood to party and thrilled as the sold-out crowd
Restraint is the magic ingredient for sous chef Kelis, setting her apart from fellow soul belters as she plies her street-smart R&B, disco funk and retro pop

Betty Clarke

17, Jul, 2016 @3:10 PM

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