An analysis of more than 26,000 songs found that breakout hits all contain elements of current trends, as well as something that differentiates them from the pack.
Adele, Coldplay, David Bowie and Rolling Stones led the way in driving UK global sales in 2016, which are up 11 percent to £365m.
The rising pop talent's single New Rules has bagged the first solo female number one slot since Adele’s Hello in 2015
Adele, Laura Mvula and Skepta are among this year's hopefuls as the 2017 Ivor Novello Awards nominees are announced ahead of next month's ceremony.
Songs by Queen, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley are among the most effective for music therapy patients, a UK study has found.
Adele was the winner of five awards at the Grammys in Los Angeles including prizes for song and album of the year.
Adele, The 1975 and Coldplay were among the winners at the BBC Music Awards.
The BBC Music Awards is calling for your votes to decide the song of the year at this year’s event with Adele and Coldplay among the shortlisted acts.
HMV has become the UK’s largest physical music retailer, new figures have revealed.
Songs by Grammy Award-winning artists Adele and Ed Sheeran are soothing airport passengers at London City Airport as they queue to go through security.