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Barbados’s icon: why Rihanna’s national hero status is so apt
Honoured by her newly republican country, Rihanna has always proudly worn her Bajan heritage – broadening her sound from her Caribbean roots, while staying true to them

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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Adele announces Las Vegas concert residency, Weekends With Adele
Singer will play two shows a weekend between January and April

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Barbados hails Rihanna ‘national hero’ as it becomes republic
Singer and entrepreneur praised for her ‘extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and agencies

30, Nov, 2021 @1:32 PM

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R&B star Ari Lennox arrested in Amsterdam, alleges racial profiling
Grammy-nominated singer, who airport police say was under influence of alcohol, tweeted that ‘Amsterdam security hate black people’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Nov, 2021 @9:28 AM

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The 20 best songs of 2021
We celebrate everything from Lil Nas X’s conservative-baiting Montero to Wet Leg’s instant indie classic – as voted for by 31 of the Guardian’s music writers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Adele dominates UK charts with double No 1, highest first week sales since 2017
New album 30 eclipses first-week sales of Abba’s Voyage, while singer occupies three out of five slots in the UK Top 5 singles

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Post your questions for Big Boi from Outkast
The Atlanta rapper will answer your questions – ranging across his three-decade career – as he prepares to release his new album, The Big Sleepover

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Nov, 2021 @10:43 AM

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Kelly Lee Owens wins Welsh music prize for Inner Song
Techno artist says being ‘recognised by your country is the greatest honour’, after winning prize for the year’s best Welsh album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Grammys 2022: Jon Batiste, HER and Justin Bieber lead nominations
Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X also among those with multiple nominations in top categories

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Nov, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Adele’s 30 becomes biggest-selling album of 2021 in US after three days
Album also outselling rest of UK Top 40 combined, while Taylor Swift’s All Too Well (Taylor’s Version) becomes longest song to reach US No 1

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Nov, 2021 @9:42 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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David Bowie: new film to be based on thousands of hours of live footage
Emmy-winning director Brett Morgen, acclaimed for his Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, will make Bowie film with blessing of singer’s estate

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Nov, 2021 @5:34 PM

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