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.
Adele’s 25 is the official biggest artist album of 2015, according to Official Charts Company data.
Adele has achieved the biggest number one album in UK chart history after selling 800,307 copies of 25 in its first week of release.
Adele and her latest album 25 are set to make chart history after achieving one of the largest amount of first day record sales.
Beggars Group has published its financial results for 2014 with revenues of £42m and a net profit of £3.8m.
Adele has made a triumphant return with her new single Hello topping the charts.