R&B

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​Girl bands made British pop great – so where have all the good ones gone?​
From SVN’s moisturiser-ad feminism to the desperately named CuteBad, the groups filling the void left by Little Mix are lacklustre. They should look to the Spice Girls’ example

Alim Kheraj

11, May, 2022 @9:42 AM

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‘I used to sing Mona Lisa on the street for coins’: George Benson’s honest playlist
The jazz guitar great remains in awe of Etta James, Nat King Cole and Mario Lanza, but what’s the disco classic he’d recommend to get a party started?

As told to Michael Hann

09, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Ella Mai: Heart on My Sleeve review – everyday romance parsed with ambition
The happy 90s nostalgia of the British singer-songwriter’s debut yields to the tricksy rhythms and odd magic of her follow-up

Damien Morris

08, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I’ve never felt this depth of love’: Emeli Sandé on coming out, race and making music again
She became one of the biggest singers in the world after her performances at the London Olympics. She is now back with a celebratory new album and reflects on identity, fame and happiness

Zoe Williams

05, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Everyone failed these young, Black girls’: journalist Jim DeRogatis on his decades-long battle to expose R Kelly
The music critic began reporting on the star’s abuse of Black women and girls back in 2000 – and he kept going for 20 years. Why were his revelations ignored for so long?

Sirin Kale

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Boj: Gbagada Express review – a sensual Afrobeats celebration
The impressive debut from the founder of Nigeria’s alté scene is a mellow celebration that does away with posturing

Kate Hutchinson

24, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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One to watch: Emir Taha
Saz meets R&B as the London-based Turkish singer-songwriter enjoys a ‘magic moment’ of fusion

Ammar Kalia

23, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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R&B singer Omar Apollo: ‘Growing up, I was called slurs. But on the internet people are very open’
The Mexican-American musician – and expressive dancer – has amassed a doting fanbase for his songs of same-sex love and unrequited longing

Alim Kheraj

12, Apr, 2022 @3:50 PM

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Grammy awards 2022: Olivia Rodrigo wins big and Ukraine’s Zelenskiy makes cameo
The specter of Oscars chaos loomed over the music awards – a mega-concert which included a message of hope from the Ukrainian president

Adrian Horton

04, Apr, 2022 @4:34 AM

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Grammy awards 2022: who will win – and who should
The biggest night in American music sees Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jon Batiste, Olivia Rodrigo and Silk Sonic among those battling for awards

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Apr, 2022 @5:24 AM

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FKA twigs: ‘I don’t have secrets. I’m not ashamed of anything’
After a hellish couple of years, the pop visionary is back. She talks about beating illness, escaping abuse, and the joy of connecting with her Caribbean roots

Kadish Morris

26, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘She was the glue that held the Supremes together’: Mary Wilson remembered
Sidelined by Diana Ross, the Motown star suffered other setbacks besides – but as a new box set shows, her talent and tenacity deserves to be remembered

Alexis Petridis

21, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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