Years & Years

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Ed Sheeran was the most-played artist of 2021 in the UK
The pop star’s single Bad Habits was also the most-played song of last year, according to new data from music licensing company PPL

Laura Snapes

19, Jun, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Years & Years: Night Call review – Olly Alexander hits the dancefloor
The actor-frontman returns as a solo act with 14 sweat-soaked bangers

Michael Cragg

23, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Olly Alexander on hope, hedonism and hook-ups: ‘If you’re honest, you don’t have anything to hide’
He conquered the charts with Years & Years, then won acclaim for his extraordinary performance in It’s a Sin. As he returns to pop – on his own – he reflects on what he’s learned

Rebecca Nicholson

08, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Elton John announces new album made with A-list guests in lockdown
Dua Lipa, Stevie Wonder, Nicki Minaj and Stevie Nicks are on eclectic guestlist for The Lockdown Sessions, with Elton describing himself as ‘a session musician’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Sep, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Brit awards 2021: every performance reviewed, from Coldplay to Arlo Parks
From Coldplay’s opening spectacular on the Thames to Rag’n’Bone Man movingly performing with an NHS choir, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Brit awards 2021: the ceremony as it happened, with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and more
Dua Lipa, the Weeknd, Elton John and more performed at the biggest night in British music to an indoor crowd of thousands of key workers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, May, 2021 @9:38 PM

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Olly Alexander on success, sanity and It's a Sin: 'All those hot guys. I loved it!'
The Years & Years frontman is starring in Russell T Davies’ new drama about the Aids crisis. He talks about bulimia, his ‘dark’ clubbing days – and how he learned to enjoy filming sex scenes

Simon Hattenstone

11, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'It all crumbled': pop stars on mental health in the age of Covid
Figures show number of adults with depression in UK has doubled with young people hit most

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

24, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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TRNSMT festival review – Lewis Capaldi is the man of the moment
TRNSMT may be haunted by the ghost of T in the Park, but a new all-female stage and crowd-pleasing performances by Stormzy and George Ezra make for a successful replacement

Graeme Virtue

15, Jul, 2019 @11:42 AM

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Brits 2019: who will – and should – win every award
Can Dua Lipa have a second successful Brits year in a row, or will George Ezra dominate the biggest categories? Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, we ponder the likely winners

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

20, Feb, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Years & Years review – sensational sermons from pop's diamante priest
Led by Olly Alexander’s dazzling theatrics, the synthpop trio take the timeless theme of dancefloor heartbreak and make it thrillingly modern

Graeme Virtue

29, Nov, 2018 @11:30 AM

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Years & Years: Palo Santo review – let’s talk about sex
The electro-pop trio’s second album is in love with the 90s sound of Britney, but it’s singer Olly Alexander’s private life that’s front and centre

Kitty Empire

08, Jul, 2018 @8:00 AM

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