Sam Smith

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Sam Smith: Gloria review – the lovelorn balladeer turns to the dancefloor
The singer’s fourth album ups the tempo – and makes history – but stops short of fulfilling its potential as a fun-filled stomper

Kitty Empire

28, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sam Smith: Gloria review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With hints of R&B, trap and disco, Smith’s fourth album tiptoes away from their trademark piano-led ballads – but isn’t the ‘edgy’ departure they think it is

Alexis Petridis

26, Jan, 2023 @5:33 PM

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Saturday Night Live: Aubrey Plaza hosts standout cameo-packed episode
The White Lotus star makes for an impressive host in a week that sees Sharon Stone, Amy Poehler, Allison Williams and, surprisingly, Joe Biden pop up

Zach Vasquez

22, Jan, 2023 @5:31 PM

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Brit awards: all-male best artist category reveals wider music industry sickness
Out of the 71 acts eligible for the gender-neutral award, only 13 were female or non-binary. The dearth exposes the British industry’s inability to develop anyone but young men

Laura Snapes

16, Jan, 2023 @3:14 PM

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Brit awards 2023: Wet Leg and Harry Styles lead male-dominated nominations
In the second year of non-gendered categories, the five nominees for artist of the year are entirely male

Laura Snapes

12, Jan, 2023 @4:30 PM

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UK’s top 10 singles of 2022 were all by British artists
A clean sweep led by Harry Styles was an ‘astonishing’ high note for the music industry – but the domination of older songs reflected the impact of streaming

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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The best new music to look forward to in 2023
Yo La Tengo, Billy Nomates, Låpsley and Paramore have hotly anticipated albums due out – while the BBCSO puts on an Everest opera and Simon Rattle waves goodbye to the Barbican

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

29, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Calvin Harris’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With his new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2, out next week, we take a look through the Scottish producer’s hit-studded career

Michael Cragg

28, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Brit awards 2022 to remove gendered categories
British and international male and female artist categories condensed into two non-gendered awards, as four new genre categories added and Mo Gilligan announced as presenter

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Nov, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Gender disparity in UK radio report shows minor improvements on 2020
All-female acts make up 20% of the top 50 British artists played, an increase of just 1% from the previous year

Laura Snapes

16, Sep, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Sam Smith excluded from gendered categories at 2021 Brit awards
Solo male and solo female categories mean no room for chart-topping non-binary singer, who calls for awards to reflect society

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Aria awards 2020: Billie Eilish, Sia and Sam Smith gear up for Australian music's biggest night
A star-studded lineup will perform – via pre-records – in a broadcast set to celebrate Lime Cordiale, Sampa The Great and Archie Roach

Katie Cunningham

24, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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