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Cliff Richard and Stormzy compete for No 1 in UK albums chart
Richard’s first Christmas album in nearly two decades currently behind Stormzy’s This Is What I Mean

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

29, Nov, 2022 @4:09 PM

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From Matilda to Stormzy: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
A musical update of a beloved classic or a comeback from a mighty rap king? Whatever you fancy, our critics have you covered for the next seven days

26, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Stormzy: This Is What I Mean review – haunted by heartbreak on his most personal album yet
The rapper is still capable of lyrical swagger, political insight and hugely entertaining flexes but his third LP is a musically subtle trawl through his romantic regrets

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2022 @2:35 PM

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‘Not just another album’: Stormzy’s third act takes anticipation to fever pitch
He took grime to the top of the charts with a masterful mix of ferocity and vulnerability. But can his long-awaited new album live up to its billing?

Safi Bugel

18, Nov, 2022 @2:54 PM

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Rapper AJ Tracey launches fund to help Black students at Oxford University
The west London musician has followed in the footsteps of fellow artist Stormzy – but is braced for a negative response from some

Shanti Das

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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BBC to air ‘escapism’ and ‘resilience’ shows during cost of living crisis
New David Attenborough series and advice shows among programmes scheduled to help viewers through ‘tough times’

Tara Conlan

28, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Stormzy: Mel Made Me Do It review – boastful, whip-smart wordplay that makes it look easy
The magnetic MC’s first solo outing in three years finds him comfortable with a crown atop his head

Will Pritchard

22, Sep, 2022 @10:13 PM

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Reading festival review – vibrant pop takeover leaves rock in the shade
Dominated by the likes of PinkPantheress, Little Simz and Megan Thee Stallion, it’s left to Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice to remind revellers of Reading’s still-beating rock heart

Grace Medford

29, Aug, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Stormzy review – shock and awe
Leeds First Direct Arena
A superstar-size stage show very nearly distracts from the colossal charisma of the south London rapper

Kitty Empire

19, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Stormzy review – victory lap for the big dog
Two years after he was due to tour his second album, the rapper makes the most of arena-sized spectacle – though arguably, he could carry the show without the special effects

Alexis Petridis

16, Mar, 2022 @12:45 PM

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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