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Jay Z to headline V festival in August
The rapper will play two dates in the UK in mid-August in Staffordshire then Essex.
Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran
How choosing music over university paid off for singer-songwriter Joel Tan, aka Gentle Bones.
Names chosen for city Hall of Heroes
Sir Alex Ferguson and Annie Lennox are among the famous names chosen to feature in a new Hall of Heroes tourist attraction in Aberdeen.
Harry Styles: Best Supporting Actor 2018?
LA journalist Sandro Monetti believes the early Oscars favourite for next year is Dunkirk.
Ed Sheeran drops in on Essex hockey club
Shape of You star, Ed Sheeran dropped in to an Essex hockey club to watch his girlfriend play and made fans very happy.
Lily Allen trolled over stillbirth
The singer is targeted by trolls after revealing she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after the stillbirth of her son.
Robbie Williams pulls out of Shine judging
Robbie Williams pulls out of guest judging role on the live final of BBC talent show Let It Shine due to an "ailment".
Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury
The American rock band confirmed their Saturday night slot during a secret gig in Somerset.
Accused's DNA 'found at Cowell's house'
Forensic experts link Darren February to gloves found near Simon Cowell's home following a burglary.
The Creamfields line-up has been announced
Deadmau5, Stormzy and Richie Hawtin are some of the 300 acts playing 30 stages.
The frock stars who rocked the Oscars
Will any of this year's Oscar attendees try to top the classic outfits of the past?
Social Buzz: iPhone 7 explodes, and Depeche Mode v alt-right
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today
How Stormzy's album cover references Jesus
Gang Signs & Prayer is out today - we got an art historian to tell us what Stormzy's album cover means.
Stormzy: Even Mum hadn't heard the album
The grime artist's long-awaited debut album, Gang Signs and Prayer is finally out and even his own mother didn't get a preview.
Professor Green appears at election count
The UK rapper said he had been making a film in the area.
Why Emma Thompson isn't in Love Actually sequel
The actress speaks for the first time about why she won't appear in Red Nose Day Actually.
Eminem is to headline Reading and Leeds
The rapper, who last played at the festivals in 2013, will appear on the line-up alongside Haim, Giggs and You Me At Six.
Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella
The singer will headline next year's festival instead after following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule.
The troubled life of Wilson Pickett
The first biography of soul legend Wilson Pickett has been published
Top orchestra plans to open state school
The intention is for students to spend 40% of their time in specialist music classes.
One-armed DJ's passion for music
Darren Marsh, who was born without his lower right arm, tells the BBC's disability correspondent Nikki Fox about his passion for music.
The 1975: Why musicians need to be political
The 1975's Matty Healy explains why the band will refuse to 'stay in their lane' now more than ever.
Skepta to headline Wireless Festival 2017
Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd are announced as Wireless Festival headliners.
Bitter Harvest: light shone on Ukrainian tragedy
Les Mis star Samantha Barks, Game of Thrones' Tamer Hassan and Tutankhamen's Max Irons on why the story of Bitter Harvest had to be told.
The best of the Brit Awards
Little Mix, Emeli Sande and Rag 'N' Bone Man on winning Brit Awards.
Did Katy Perry mock Trump at the Brits?
Viewers spotted similarities between costumes on her puppet skeletons and the leaders of the US and UK.
Brits: Skepta censored & Little Mix love
Was Skepta "censored"? Why was everyone running late? And are capes really what we should be wearing?
Christine celebrates her Brits rivals
The Brit Awards nominee isn't the jealous type: she's celebrating her rivals for each representing a different aspect of being a women - from "goddess" to "rebel".
Jay Z's delight at songwriting honour
"This is a win for us," he tweets after it's announced he's first rapper to join the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Stormzy chats to Newsbeat about diversity at the Brits
Stormzy chats to Newsbeat about diversity at the Brits.
Fraudsters found selling on Seatwave
Convicted fraudsters have been re-selling gig tickets on Seatwave and GetMeIn, according to a Guardian investigation.
Brits 2017: The real winners and losers
From awkward encounters to falling down houses, what made the Brits a night to remember?
Rihanna beats Michael Jackson US record
Rihanna's Love on the Brain enters the Billboard top 10, her 30th single to do so, putting her ahead of the King of Pop.

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