Polly deservedly wins Mercury Prize over Adele

Her albums 19 and 21 have become worldwide sensations, with her second record placing in the British charts for 18 consecutive weeks. But Adele was snubbed at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize ceremony, despite being hotly-tipped to take home the prestigious award. Instead, singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, who had first won the award ten years ago, was … [Read the full story]

Aretha Franklin cancels all her concerts

Soul Queen Aretha Franklin has cancelled all her concerts until May 2011 on doctors orders. The singer, who is now 68, has recently been in hospital with an illness. Although it isn’t known what sort of illness it is, she still reckons that she’ll complete her concerts next year. She has put some weight on … [Read the full story]

N-Dubz are hip-hopping their way to success

North London based hip-hop trio N-Dubz make some good sounds and are probably the one of the, if not the, biggest hip-hop bands in the UK at the moment. Rapper Dappy likes remote controlled helicopters, Richard ‘Frazer Rawson is a cocky bloke who walks around bare-chested and then there is Tulisa Contostavlos who has to … [Read the full story]