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The 2020 BRIT Awards will go down as a memorable one for the Universal Music family, not just for the widely-celebrated overhaul of the show but also the collection of six of the 10 awards alongside a range of standout performances from Mabel, Lewis Capaldi, Dave, Billie Eilish and Celeste.
Universal Music have revealed an exciting collaboration with 21-year-old visual artist and Central Saint Martins student Ashton Attzs ahead of next week’s BRIT Awards.
Virgin EMI’s The Chemical Brothers were the big British winners at this year’s Grammys after collecting the awards for Best Dance Recording for Got To Keep On and Best Dance Electronic Album for No Geography.
Eminem has dominated this week’s charts, securing his first UK number one double with his 11th studio album Music To Be Murdered By and single Godzilla.
Island are kicking off the new year with today’s release of Junk Food, the new mixtape from Leicester’s five-piece Easy Life who have also been named runners up in the BBC’s Sound of 2020.
Polydor’s emerging star Celeste has won the inaugural BRITs Rising Star award, becoming the first performer to be confirmed for the 40th BRIT Award show on February 18.
Decca are helping 89-year-old Colin Thackery complete his bucketlist ahead of the release next week of his album Love Changes Everything.
Virgin EMI have put Westlife firmly on course for their eighth UK number one album with Spectrum.
Decca’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are Back Together and heading for a top three chart finish with their latest album which was released last Friday.
He has dominated the UK charts throughout 2019 and now Lewis Capaldi is celebrating across the Atlantic after securing this week’s number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with 25.2m US streams.