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Alongside the global launch of the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy classic Coming To America, the team at 0207 Def Jam have today released two albums: the film’s soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, a collection of original songs from African artists inspired by the film.
West London rapper Digga D has today released his anticipated mixtape Made In The Pyrex via Virgin Music.
Tyron “slowthai” Frampton has today released his complex sophomore record TYRON via Method Records.
The team at Island have today released The Highlights, a specially curated compilation spanning The Weeknd’s decade-long career, in anticipation of his upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance on Sunday.
In a brilliantly bizarre turn of events, social media feeds across the globe have been swamped by a wave of sea shanties. Polydor were quickest off the mark to sign Nathan Evans, a Scottish postman who has found himself going from delivering parcels to delivering a huge hit for the label after his rendition of 19th century whaler’s song Wellerman kickstarted the #ShantyTok phenomenon at the end of last year.
The team at Decca have been exploring the emotional impact of the music made by the internationally-renowned composer and pianist Einaudi with a new podcast series set for launch set for next week.
Released back in May 2019, Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent has had quite a ride from the get-go. Amidst a host of obvious challenges, Lewis managed to carry his superb 2019 into 2020, with the most-streamed UMG album for a UK artist globally last year.
2020 marks 50 years since Paul McCartney released his self-titled first solo album, and what better way to celebrate by releasing the third album in a trilogy of classics.
Today, Decca are releasing the debut album from one of their recent signings, the force of nature that is Marisha Wallace.
Polydor are delivering some feelgood musical escapism with Gary Barlow’s first solo album since 2013’s double platinum Since I Saw You Last