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Let It Be: The Beatles' last album turns 50

It’s a big day for Beatles fans as Apple Corps/UMC release the band’s chart-topping 1970 album Let It Be in a range of special edition products.

Polydor release Sam's superb second album

With a campaign focused on visuals and key press moments, Polydor have today released Sam Fender’s second album, Seventeen Going Under.

The waiting's over for 0207's Potter

0207 Def Jam’s Barking-born rapper Potter Payper has today released his highly-anticipated mixtape Thanks For Waiting, the first major release from Universal Music UK’s new frontline label.

EMI get ready for Alessia Cara

EMI are gearing up for next Friday’s UK release of In The Meantime, the third studio album from Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara. Alessia announced the album at the beginning of the month via an Instagram post revealing the eye-catching album artwork.

Drake is back with Certified Lover Boy

Today, the team at Island are hugely excited for the release of Drake’s long-awaited LP Certified Lover Boy, the sixth studio album from the global superstar.

South London's Blanco off the mark for Polydor

Blanco is in prime position to make the crossover from underground trailblazer to mainstream rap hero with today’s release of his debut mixtape City Of God.

Island bring the party with Jack Fowler

Reality star-turned DJ and artist Jack Fowler has recently released his infectious and club-ready single Foolish through Island.

Island's Dermot Kennedy heralds the Better Days

Marking the beginning of a new creative chapter and Dermot Kennedy’s first solo release since his smash-hit single Giants, Island have this week released the Irish star’s new single Better Days.

Dave returns with second album

The phenomenal Dave is today releasing We’re All Alone In This Together, the follow up to 2019's Psychodrama, winner of the 2019 Mercury Prize and Album of the Year at the 2020 BRIT Awards.

Polydor release Pop Smoke's Faith

Polydor are today releasing FAITH, the second posthumous album from late NY rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson.

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