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The future starts now for self-isolating Dua Lipa fans after the star put out her new album a week early. Future Nostalgia, which features writing contributions from Tove Lo and Madonna’s producer Stuart Price, was brought forward after it leaked online. Early reviews have been glowing, with critics calling the record “viscerally brilliant” and “pop […]

Swedish star Tove Lo says she still faces prejudice for talking about sex in her songs and on stage. She’s been singing about female sexuality since her first big hit with Habits (Stay High) in 2014. But she reckons attitudes to women who speak about sex have not moved on in three decades. It’s after […]

Jay Z is selling a stake in his Tidal music streaming business to the telecoms company, Sprint. Jay Z bought Tidal three years ago and his wife Beyoncé and other artists own equity in the company. Aiming to challenge larger rivals such as Spotify, Tidal offers artists on its platform more control over their music. […]

Madonna has told fans she is no “diva” after technical hitches meant she was late on stage for a gig in Manchester. The 57-year-old artist made the comments on Monday at the Manchester Arena during her Rebel Heart tour. “If you diva bitches want to keep complaining about it, then don’t come to my show,” […]

Grace Jones has hit out at artists like Rihanna, Beyonce and Rita Ora for “copying her”. In her new book, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, she criticises them for being “middle of the stream”. The 67-year-old, who became an international star in the 1980s, performed her recent festival gigs in a topless corset. She says: […]

Jay Z is not one for writing a lot of tweets – but he’s just put out a “stream of consciousness” defending his music streaming service, Tidal. Launched last month with some very high profile backers, critics have said that the company has been a bit of a flop, with low subscriber numbers. But Jay […]

Beyoncé has surprised fans with a new single and video, released on Saturday to the Tidal streaming service, in which she is a co-owner. Die With You is a simple ballad, which the superstar performs alone, seated behind a black baby grand piano. “I wake up just to sleep with you,” she sings to the […]

Musicians including Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna, Madonna and Coldplay are uniting behind Jay Z’s “artist-friendly” streaming site, Tidal. They all turned their Twitter profiles teal blue, to reflect Tidal’s branding, on Sunday night. The site launches on Monday, promising CD-quality streaming and thousands of music videos, for a subscription fee. Taylor Swift, who pulled […]