Ed Sheeran, man on a (musical) mission

As of this week British artist Ed Sheeran has managed to smash a completely new bunch of records all with his current album Divide (the divide symbol), here’s how

. It’s the fastest selling artist by a man, ever

. All songs from the album have gone into the Top 20

. This now makes him the 3rd fastest selling artist behind Adele and Oasis

Not bad at all for someone who hit the big time with only his second album, X. This is why I’ve always referred to him as the second male-Adele (Sam Smith being the other). On another note if we’re keeping to mathematics as album names some insiders have suggested = and -. Or as some others’ have suggested TT (pie)

Good on you Sheeran, let’s see how long you can keep the charts de-Cowellised


BBC Music Sound of 2017

And the winner is London gal Ray BLK (Building, Loving Knowing) who’s been described as the British equivalent of Lauryn Hill and by going by the sound of her two singles My Hood and Chill Out f.t SG Lewis. Both are incredible and great listening pleasure. Other runners up from this year are…

2. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

3. Raye

4. Jorja Smith

5. Nadia Rose

AJ Tracey

Anderson .Paak



Declan McKenna

Maggie Rogers

Stefflon Don

The Amazons

The Japanese House

Tom Grennan

Well done for getting this far in the poll and look forward to hearing from you this year. Other winners have included Sam Smith, Jessie J, Adele and Michael Kiwanuka are previous winner

Adele in New York City

Am currently watching some of Adele’s performance at the Radio City  Music Hall in New York City, definitely good viewing, she’s performing several of her biggest hits including ‘Hometown Glory’, ‘When We Were Young’ and ‘Hello’ as well as her breath taking ‘Skyfall’. As always Adele wears her heart on her sleeve and interacts with her audience in a casual manner.

Adele finishes as she to start, one a high, with the ground breaking ‘Rolling in The Deep’.

Adele, you are amazing, we’ll always love you!!!!!!


Adele, BMTH & Kungs on Radio 1

Just been driving back from work today and these were 3 tracks that I heard and they sounded amazing

Adele: Water Under The Bridge


Kungs (ft Ephemerals): I Feel So Bad

Anything by Adele needs no introduction as anything by her speaks for itself, not a huge fan of BMTH (Bring Me The Horizon) but I admit the track sounded alright and I’ve never heard of Kungs till now but this track was a beauty. The 1st and 3rd I’d definitely recommend for a drive-time selection.


WhatsOn: Beyoncé dominates MTV Award Nominations

This was written in the run up to the MTV Awards in the U.S on the 28th August. To all those who have been nominated and to all those who will also be in attendance have a great night. Have a great night America. Good luck Adele, all the way from the UK


Global superstar leads the way in the MTV Awards with an astounding 11 nominations, though

T in The Park 2016: Calvin Harris

Just finished watching world renowned DJ/Producer Calvin Harris headline at T in The Park tonight on BBC4, as presented by Edith Bowman. And it’ll be the second time he’s performed there since 2014. Over two hours of sheer musical bliss and stage effects this was one headline you’ll be glad if you caught it. I know I am. The set tonight included remixes and collaborations from Rhiannon (Found Love), Ellie Goulding ( I Need Your Love), Ne-Yo (Let’s Go), Ayah Mara (Thinking About You). Further tracks included samples by Adele (Hello) and Daft Punk (One More Time). Definitely worth staying up for.

Further coverage included performances by Bastille, Travis, Kaiser Chiefs, Jack Garratt, Tom Odell, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Last Shadow Puppets. Overall it’s been a great night so far.


Adele @Glastonbury 2016

Just watching Adele finish doing her closing song ‘Someone Like You’, having opened it with ‘Hello’ and for the past hour and a half inbetween all I can say is that she is just amazing. Adele pretty much did much of the songs that you’d have wanted her to sing including ‘Rumour Has It’, ‘Set Fire to The Rain’ and . There a couple of incidents when she suffered a mishap and when the performance had to be stopped because someone in the crowd fell ill. For me the icing on the cake was when she performed ‘Skyfall’. All I can say is that, like many, I watched something truly magically. The other pinnacle was when she went on to the smaller stage and sang ‘Make You Feel My Love’ which she dedicated to her late granddad. Adele has set the trend on how to end live shows; normally rock bands finish with firework/pyrotechnics, Adele did by leaving the stage and letting the crowd finish singing the last song whilst the piano played.

Billboard Music Awards 2016: The results

The winners of the Billboards were announced as you will no doubt have heard. Some of the lucky recipients were; Rihanna who took home an award for Billboard Chart Achievement Award, courtesy of the fan-vote; The Weeknd won one for his song “The Hills”; Justin Bieber received an award for Top Male Artist, which is rather surprising in my opinion considering how he’s only been back in the charts for what seems like merely a year, (and spending at the last 1-2 behaving like a total pillock. Like I said; my own opinion); Thomas Rhett for his country song “Die a Happy Man”; and One Direction received an award for Top Duo/Group. Adele managed to scoop 5 awards, one for Top Female Artist and another for her album 25. If there was ever an example of Best of British, it’s clearly Adele. The Weeeknd was the clear winner of the night taking home 8 awards. Good for him. I admit I do like some of his music. Lastly the Queen of Pop, Madonna, paid tribute to the late singer, Prince, by singing the hit song ‘Nothing Compare 2U’