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Calum Scott thanks Robyn for Brit nomination
The 28-year-old's cover of her 2010 track Dancing On My Own has been nominated for best British single.
Who will replace Buble at Brits?
Who will host the Brit Awards after Michael Buble announced a career hiatus to care for his family?
Kanye not asked to perform for Trump
Kanye West won't appear at Donald Trump's "traditionally American" inauguration, the organiser says.
'Why I'm performing at Trump's party'
Chrisette Michele releases a statement on why she's going to sing at the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration.
Naughty Boy wrote George Michael song
The DJ and producer says he "wouldn't rule out" releasing a song he started making with George Michael.
Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead
The body of Loalwa Braz, singer of 1980s hit Lambada, has been found in a burnt-out car in Brazil.
Who's performing at Trump's big day?
Donald Trump has put together a star-studded line-up for his official inauguration celebrations.
Fifth Harmony debut as a four-piece
The girl group appear as a four-piece for the first time while picking up best group at the People's Choice Awards.
Big Burns Supper celebration begins
A 10-day festival of music, theatre and comedy dubbed the world's biggest Burns Night celebration gets under way in Dumfries.
'Vacant' Harris 'grabbed woman's breasts'
An alleged victim tells the ex-TV star's trial he assaulted her in a "quick opportunistic grope".
Sir Paul sues Sony over Beatles songs
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.
Two Door Cinema Club for Boardmasters
Its other headliners are Jamiroquai and Alt-J, with other acts set to perform including Slaves, Jake Bugg and Becky Hill.
Morissette's manager admits $5m fraud
Jonathan Schwartz admits stealing over $7m from the singer and other celebrities, prosecutors say.
Louis talks about mum's death
Louis Tomlinson speaks publicly for the first time about his mum's death from leukaemia in December
The most bizarre names in music
Glastonbury's spin-off festival will be The Variety Bazaar - but is it the strangest name in music?
'Anyone know who this celeb is?' goes viral
New Zealand comedian James Malcolm takes two photos of the Bad Seeds musician and asks Twitter who he actually is.
Madonna shares artist's Trump painting
A Scottish artist's painting of Donald Trump as King Kong has been shared thousands of times online after postings by singer Madonna.
Women on song for Celtic Connections
More than 2,100 musicians from around the globe are to take part in the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
Bono's birthday greeting and Strabane slur
Birthday greetings from Bono, "slurs" on Strabane, deer poaching in Fermanagh and music festivals in Lurgan are among the stories featured in Northern Ireland's weekly papers.
Who will replace Buble at the Brits?
As Michael Buble takes time off to care for his son, who could replace him as host of the Brit Awards?
Shakira and Gordon Brown: The odd couple
Shakira explains why she was talking to ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown after they were photographed together.
5 After Midnight sign to Syco
Kieran, Jordan and Nathan will start recording in the studio after the upcoming X Factor live tour.
New festival from Glastonbury organisers
Glastonbury organisers reveal name of new festival which will be separate and in a different place.
George Michael friend links death to drugs
George Michael's childhood friend says hard drugs had returned to the singer's life before his death last month.
Cilla statue unveiled as Cavern turns 60
Liverpool celebrates 60 years of the Cavern Club as a life-size statue of Cilla Black is unveiled outside the venue.
Academic elected to Royal Society of Arts
An Abertay University academic is elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his work in computer games music.
BPM clubbers told shooting was fireworks
A dance music journalist at a club shooting in Mexico says they were told gun shots were fireworks to start with.
How Van Morrison's music helped me
The former Beirut hostage John McCarthy explains how Van Morrison's music helped heal his life and inspire other writers
Stars criticise Brits' lack of diversity
Wolf Alice, Sian Anderson and Krept & Konan are among the people who've spoken out about the lack of recognition for black music at the Brit Awards.

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