PJ Harvey has achieved her first number one album with latest LP, The Hope Six Demolition Project.
Adele has been named as the wealthiest musician under 30 by the Sunday Times Rich List.
Adele was the big winner at the BRIT Awards 2016 triumphing in four categories.
This year’s BRIT Awards nominations have thrown up a fair few surprises, and one category in particular that has raised eyebrows is the British Female Solo Artist, says Russell Iliffe.
Adele, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith led British success in 2015 with solo artists outperforming groups for the seventh consecutive year.
Love songs might be closely associated with the power ballads of the seventies, eighties and nineties, but the 21st century has certainly given us its fair share of hard-hitting hearts-and-flowers moments too, says Russell Iliffe.
Adele has been named by the IFPI as the most popular global recording artist in 2015 following the success of her record-breaking third album, 25.
Adele, James Bay and Years & Years lead the nominations for the BRIT Awards 2016 with four nods each.
PRS for Music’s pop expert Russell Iliffe takes a look at the first artists to make dents in the chart at the start of the year and those set to make waves over the rest of 2016...
UK music consumption rose by around four percent in 2015, with music streaming driving growth to reach a retail value of £1.1bn, new figures have revealed.