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Dua Lipa has spoken out about sexism in the music industry, saying women struggle to get recognition. “For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at a piano or with a guitar,” she told GQ. “For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their […]

Psy’s Gangnam Style is no longer the most-watched video on YouTube. The South Korean megahit had been the site’s most-played clip for the last five years. The surreal video became so popular that it “broke” YouTube’s play counter, exceeding the maximum possible number of views (2,147,483,647), and forcing the company to rewrite its code. But […]

Taylor Swift’s 1989 has won the coveted album of the year award at this year’s Grammys in Los Angeles. The singer – who is the first woman to win the award twice – also won best pop vocal album and best music video for her track Bad Blood. Rapper Kendrick Lamar won the most prizes […]

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk has been named the biggest-selling song of 2015 in the UK – despite having been released at the end of 2014. The track notched up a combined sales and streaming total of 1.76 million, the Official Charts Company said. As well as spending seven weeks at number one from December 2014, […]

When Fleur East came second in last year’s X Factor, she thought her career was over. The effervescent singer, with her mane of bouncy curls, had been the bookmaker’s favourite to win after her explosive cover of Uptown Funk proved so popular Mark Ronson had to rush the original song into shops a month earlier […]

Zayn Malik says he’ll reveal the “real me” after announcing he’s signed a solo record deal. The former One Direction singer, who quit earlier this year saying he wanted to be a “normal 22-year-old”, posted a picture of himself signing a contract with RCA Records. He tweeted: “I guess I never explained why I left, […]

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have given The Gap Band a writing credit on their huge hit Uptown Funk, due to its similarities with their 1979 track Oops Up Side Your Head. Uptown Funk, which topped the UK chart for seven weeks and the US chart for 14, originally had six songwriters. The five writers […]

Ellie Goulding’s song Love Me Like You Do has gone straight to number one in the UK singles chart, ending Mark Ronson’s reign at the top. The song, from the soundtrack to the Fifty Shades Of Grey film, sold more than 172,000 copies, about 87,000 more than Ronson’s Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. It is […]