The artwork for Ed Sheeran’s No 6 Collaborations Project.

In 2012, I interviewed Ed Sheeran backstage at Brixton Academy. There was plenty of evidence that his career was in the process of taking off – his al(...)

Dua Lipa: picked up four nominations. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Singers Anne-Marie, Dua Lipa, Jess Glynne and George Ezra are among the nominees for next month’s Brit Awards, Britain’s annual pop music honours, in (...)

Pump it up: Pumpkin decorations are ubiquitous at Halloween. Photograph: Eric Baradat/AFP

The box office success of the new Halloween film, which got out the black sacks and collected an impressive $77.5 million in North American cinemas at(...)

Camila Cabello: her husky voice can wrap itself around big ballads or, with Pharrell Williams, Sangria Wine
Camila Cabello: Our New VBF

The journey to pop stardom has taken a different turn in recent years, thanks to little-known shows called Pop Idol, The X Factor and The Voice. You d(...)

Charli XCX, Camila Cabello and Taylor Swift perform at Taylor Swift’s Reputation  Tour. Photograph:  Christopher Polk/Getty Images

While the hullabaloo surrounding Taylor Swift’s personal life is, in a word, exhausting, the skyscraping pop star’s latest album, Reputation – and its(...)

Taylor Swift’s intentions may be honourable but tangled up within this complicated web of victimhood and tired gossip is her own form of girl power.

Of all the modern pop conundrums – What is a Post Malone? Is Rita Ora the Bear Grylls survivalist of music? – the one that is the true puzzler of our (...)

Dua Lipa performs on stage during the 2018 Brit Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London.  The singer won best British female and British breakthrough artist. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

The Brit awards became the latest awards ceremony to show support and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, with artists including Dua Lipa, Ed Shee(...)

Margot Robbie and Allison Janney join Graham Norton on Friday.

The Late Late Show (Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm) Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald and Hollywood stars Gabriel Byrne and Caitriona Balfe Jo(...)

 Kendrick Lamar (C) performs with U2’s The Edge (L) and Bono. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

U2 have an uncanny ability to insert themselves into the heart of big cultural and political moments and so it proved at the 2018 Grammys as the Dubli(...)