The Black Charts make way for afrobeat newcomer JayQ The Legend!

The fresh and uplifting sound of rapidly growing artist JayQ The Legend has clearly gone down a storm, with his newest single Amazing Girl soaring to 2nd place in this week’s black music charts. With over 50k Instagram followers and more than 4 million Spotify streams, he has pushed aside the likes of Beyonce, Cardi […]

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Natural talent Kelsey says thank you for huge UK support with touching tribute video

Rising pop star Kelsey Coleman has released a heartwarming video tribute to all her UK supporters. After her debut single, Nobody proved to be a massive hit around the world, but most especially with her UK audience, what better way to say thank you than with more music for us to hear! Kelsey has recorded […]

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Michelle Obama shares new playlist featuring Arlo Parks, Little Simz, and more

NME reports: “It’s filled with incredible new artists and a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic” Michelle Obama has shared a new playlist on Instagram, inspired by the first season of her new podcast. Read more: Arlo Parks: “I feel like I’m 10 and 100 at once” The selection features tracks from recent NME cover stars Arlo Parks and Little Simz, as well as Jhené […]

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Former Kasabian singer Tom Meighan to complete 200 hours of unpaid work after assaulting ex-fiancee

NME reports: Tom Meighan has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to assaulting his former fiancee Vikki Ager. The former Kasabian singer appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court to face a charge of assault. It came a day after Meighan announced he had left the band due to “personal issues”. The court heard that […]

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Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan to appear in court today on assault charge

NME Reports: Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is set to appear in court today (July 7), charged with assault. Meighan was announced to be leaving the band yesterday, with a statement from the band citing “personal issues”. “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent,” the statement read. “Tom has struggled with personal issues that have […]

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Kasabian confirm departure of singer Tom Meighan after struggling with “personal issues”

NME Reports: Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has announced that he is leaving the band after suffering with personal issues. In a statement posted to Twitter, Kasabian said Meighan wanted to “concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track”. The statement read: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has […]

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Stars back plea to support UK live music industry

BBC News Reports: Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa and Sir Paul McCartney are among 1,500 artists who have signed an open letter calling for support for the UK’s live music scene. Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones and Coldplay also signed the letter to the culture secretary warning of the impact of Covid-19 on venues and musicians. It says […]

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The Dixie Chicks ditch ‘Dixie’

Texan trio The Dixie Chicks have changed their name and removed ‘Dixie’ from it to now be known as ‘The Chicks’. The move is as a result of wanting to highlight racial injustice in the US due to the connatations that ‘Dixie’ has with the Confederate States of America during the US Civil War era. […]

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