Sam Smith performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London, February 25th, 2015. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Golden boys of British pop Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have shared the honours on what was a muted night — literally in the case of Kanye West — at the B(...)

There can be few souls alive yet to hear this album’s calling card, Uptown Funk. A blockbuster with hooks for days and Bruno Mars fired up and in r(...)

Anton Savage started slightly nervously on his new show, but managed to make all the right noises by the end. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Anton Savage kicked off the imaginatively named Anton Savage Show on Today FM with the Van Morrison ditty Days Like This. Perfect. Irish. Classic. Lik(...)

Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

will.i.am annouces the launch of i.amPULS at Dreamforce 2014  in San Francisco, California.

Pop star turned tech entrepreneur will.i.am finally unveiled his first product at an event in San Francisco this week: a smartwatch.The Black Eyed Pea(...)

One Direction: Shakespeare’s “But thy eternal summer shall not fade” becomes “Baby you light up my world like nobody else”
Word for Word: Boy bands and the Bard
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  • September 20, 2014, 01:00

Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, as Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI. Now an innovative service from a Dublin educational company may so(...)

Rio 2

As this colourful sequel opens, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the domesticated Minnesota macaw hero of 2011’s Rio, (...)

You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs (as the song goes), but in fact the opposite – the anti-love song – is desperatel(...)

Kate Moss receives the British Male Solo Artist award on behalf of David Bowie at The Brit Awards 2014 at 02 Arena  in London last night. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images. 1:48

Indie quartet Arctic Monkeys picked up the coveted best album award and triumphed over boy band One Direction to be named best group, promptin(...)