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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.
Nutini arrested over 'traffic offences'
Singer Paolo Nutini is arrested in his home town of Paisley over alleged traffic offences.
Skepta to headline Wireless Festival 2017
Chance The Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd are announced as Wireless Festival headliners.
Cheryl 'confirms' pregnancy in new photo
The singer shows off her baby bump for the first time while helping to launch a new charity youth campaign.
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.
Katy Perry: 'I'll never be Beyonce'
Ahead of her Brits show, Katy fills in Nick Grimshaw on the power of performing as a thirty-something, and what it's like seeing her peers in the audience.
Fraudsters found selling on Seatwave
Convicted fraudsters have been re-selling gig tickets on Seatwave and GetMeIn, according to a Guardian investigation.
'Insurance must cover self-drive crashes'
The UK proposes that insurance companies have to cover all accidents involving self-driving cars.
Drama festival getting under way
A drama festival is getting under way in Aberdeen - with a primary school taking a starring role.
Brits 2017: The real winners and losers
From awkward encounters to falling down houses, what made the Brits a night to remember?
Ronson and Rudimental set for festival
Mark Ronson, Rudimental and Clean Bandit are among the headliners at a new summer festival in Dundee's Camperdown Park.
Jamie Foxx 'target of racial slur'
Croatian police file disorderly conduct charges against two men who allegedly insulted the actor.
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.
Chris Brown's ex takes out restraining order
Karrueche Tran takes out a temporary restraining order against Chris Brown after accusing him of punching her and threatening to kill her.
Rag 'N' Bone Man fan of Steptoe and Son
Rag 'N' Bone Man, Rory Graham, told BBC Breakfast he was influenced by 1960s TV series Steptoe and Son.
Stormzy on Grime and Brit Awards
Grime star Stormzy talks to BBC News about his music and global recognition ahead of the Brit Awards.
Dermot O'Leary promises big Brits surprise
The X Factor host is promising a "bring the house down" surprise at this year's Brit Awards.
Brits wins expected for Bowie and Skepta
The countdown to the Brit Awards has begun. Who's performing, and who's going to win?
The message behind Katy Perry's new video
We break down the imagery of Katy Perry's vivid, political video for Chained to the Rhythm.
When Glasgow's music got Lost in France
Twenty years ago, a busload of Scottish musicians travelled to France to play at a music festival. They went on to become some of the biggest names in the business.
Stormzy: Little Mix deserve a Brit Award
The rapper reveals his love for the girl group and talks about helping to make this year's nominees more diverse.

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