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Why Julie Adenuga stopped listening to new music

[ad_1] Image copyright Apple Image caption Julie Adenuga: "I forgot that, because people discover music through me, my experience of discovering music still has to be exciting" As one of the three main DJs on Apple's radio station Beats 1, Julie Adenuga has become one of the most influential taste-makers in the UK.But the broadcaster says she's stopped listening to the hundreds of songs she gets sent every day, because
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Florence + The Machine: Staying off the booze helped me get back in the studio

[ad_1] Image caption Florence Welch was talking to Radio 1's Annie Mac about her band's first album in three years, High As Hope Florence Welch says keeping off the booze helped get her straight back into the studio after her last tour instead of going "on a bender".The 31-year-old lead singer of Florence + The Machine was speaking to Radio 1's Annie Mac about her "tour energy"."It's interesting because I
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Helena Bonham Carter to play Princess Margaret in The Crown

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images/BBC Image caption Bonham Carter said she was "terrified" about playing Princess Margaret, pictured here in 1997 Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret in the third series of The Crown, Netflix has confirmed.The Harry Potter and Howards End star has been linked to the part for months but has only now been officially named as Vanessa Kirby's successor."I'm not sure which I'm more terrified about
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Abba have ‘nothing to prove’ with new songs, says Benny Andersson

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Benny Andersson has said he doesn't think Abba have "anything to prove" with their new material.The band announced last week they have recorded two new songs, which will be released later this year."I don't feel that we have to prove anything," Benny told BBC News. "I don't feel we have to think about, 'Oh, what if it was better before?'"Maybe it was, but we can't care
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Ariana Grande gives comeback interview and says album will ‘bring light’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ariana Grande recently released her comeback single No Tears Left To Cry Ariana Grande has said she wants to "bring light" to our lives with her new album in her first interview since last year's Manchester attack.She didn't address the bombing directly but became emotional when US TV host Jimmy Fallon discussed it.The pop star did announce her new album Sweetener, which is
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Letter from Africa: Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe’s lion, roars for his fans

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from Africa, journalist-turned-barrister Brian Hungwe reflects on the return from exile of Zimbabwean musician Thomas Mapfumo four months after Robert Mugabe's resignation as president.Known to his fans as the "Lion of Zimbabwe", Mapfumo has long been a figure of protest.His music was the soundtrack during the fight for independence and some of his songs were later banned by state-owned media under
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11 things we learned from Kim Kardashian’s interview on Ellen

[ad_1] Image copyright NBC Kim Kardashian has broken her silence on the Tristan Thompson scandal, following allegations he cheated on her sister, Khloe, while she was pregnant.The star appeared on Ellen DeGeneres's talk show on Monday night, also revealing she and Kanye had a difficult time agreeing a name for baby Chicago.In a wide-ranging interview, they covered a range of topics, including Kanye's tweets, red carpets and Kimye house rules.Here's