BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling.
Grime star Stormzy launches scholarship for black students
LONDON (AP) — London rapper Stormzy is setting up a scholarship to help black students attend Britain's prestigious Cambridge University.
The grime artist says the Stormzy Scholarship will pay the 9,250 pound ($11,750) a year tuition fees, plus a maintenance grant, for two undergraduates at the 800-year-old university this year and in 2019.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the anniversary of London's deadly high-rise fire (all times local):
Singer Adele and grime musician Stormzy have joined emotional memorial services on the anniversary of London's Grenfell Tower fire.
The stars joined local people near the base of the tower, where survivors, relatives and neighbors laid wreaths and a gospel choir sang "Lean on Me."
Fire ravaged the 25-story building on June 14, 2017, killing 72 people.
LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran has been named songwriter of the year at Britain's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards.
The inescapable singer won the prize Thursday for his "exceptional body of work" in 2017, including his chart-topping album "Divide." Sheeran's hit "The Shape of You" took the prize for most-performed song of the year.
Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Everything Everything lead the nominations for the 2018 Ivor Novello Awards.
The 24-year-old grime star is up for Best Contemporary Song for 'Don't Cry For Me' featuring Raleigh Ritchie and the coveted Album Award for the already multiple award-winning record 'Gang Signs & Prayer'.
Mabel finds it "incredibly lonely" being a solo artist.
The 'My Lover' hitmaker loves how she is "fully in control" of her music and enjoys collaborating with different artists because it can be difficult always performing on her own.
She said: "We're fully in control of ourselves. If I want Not3s to jump on my track, I just holla Not3s, or call up Stormzy or if Stormzy wants me to do something he just reaches out to me. It's all about being in control of your own operations ...
Brit Awards give top honors to Dua Lipa, Stormzy
LONDON (AP) — In a story Feb. 21 about the Brit Awards, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a Dua Lipa song. It is "New Rules," not "No Rules." The AP also misspelled the last name of musician Kendrick Lamar. It's not Lemar.
A corrected version of the story is below:
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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards (all times local):
Liam Gallagher has performed at the Brit Awards in tribute to victims of last year's Manchester Arena bombing.
Twenty-two people were killed when a bomber blew himself up as concertgoers were leaving an Ariana Grande show in the northwest England city on May 22.
Grande had been due to perform at Wednesday's awards show in honor of the victims and survivors, but was forced to cancel on medical advice.
Justin Timberlake is set to perform at this year's BRIT Awards.
The 'Mirrors' hitmaker - who made his musical comeback recently - is reportedly set to headline at the award ceremony, which takes place at London's The O2 Arena on February 21.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Justin went down in Brits folklore after his duet with Kylie in 2003 so he'll always be synonymous with the Brits. He'll be performing alone this time."
Disclosure are putting their Wild Life festival on hiatus this year while they work on their new record.
The electronic music duo have confirmed plans to embark on their third studio album and as a result they will not be putting on the music spectacle at Shoreham Airport, west Sussex, south east England, but plan to bring the event back in 2019.
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2017 MTV Europe Music Awards: They wore that? Fashions and photos from the red carpet
2017 MTV Europe Music Awards: They wore that? Fashions and photos from the red carpet
The 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards kick off at 3 p.m. Eastern, live from London.
The American version of the show is known for controversial moments and just plain weird stuff, and this includes some eye-opening attire worn by celebrities arriving on the red carpet.
Check back here often for the latest photos and other updates from the red carpet at SSE Wembley.
Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy were amongst the big winners at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday (10.22.17).
The 22-year-old pop babe took home the Best Single prize for her hit 'New Rules' and she thrilled the fans in attendance with a performance of the girl power anthem.
Taking to her Twitter account afterwards she thanked her fans for voting for her song to win, posting: "THANK YOU MY LOVES WE DID IT! Thank you for voting for New Rules! I love you so much (sic)"
Stormzy, Wretch 32 and Dizzee Rascal to do battle at Urban Music Awards
The 2017 Urban Music Awards nominees have been announced, with Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Wretch 32 leading the way with four nominations each.
The grime star and 'Bonkers' rapper will compete in the Best Music Video and Best Album categories as their singles for 'Big For Your Boots' and 'Space' and LPs 'Gang Signs & Prayer' and 'Raskit' have made the shortlists.
Wretch's third LP 'Growing Over Life' is also up for the Best Album accolade.
Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes to perform at MTV Europe Awards
LONDON (AP) — Pop star Demi Lovato, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes, rockers The Killers and grime artist Stormzy are set to perform at MTV's EMAs in London.
MTV's European music awards will also feature performances from Kesha and Camila Cabello. Rita Ora is due to host the Nov. 12 ceremony at London's SSE Arena, Wembley.
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Sampha wins Mercury Prize
LONDON (AP) — Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year.
Sheeran's global hit "Divide," Tempest's witty and hard-hitting "Let Them Eat Chaos" and Stormzy's "Gang Signs and Prayers" are among front-runners for the 25,000 pound ($33,000) prize, which includes entries across a wide range of genres.
Stormzy has been left "heartbroken" by Chester Bennington's death.
The 23-year-old star - who recently teamed up with the rocker and his group Linkin Park on the track 'Good Goodbye' - has sent "prayers" to the family of the 41-year-old singer following the news he had been found dead in an apparent suicide on Thursday (07.20.17).
He tweeted alongside numerous broken heart emojis: "Bruv I can't lie I'm so upset serious
One Direction could reunite for the Grenfell Tower charity single.
The boy band are currently on an extended hiatus while they work on their solo careers, but it looks like a reunion could be happening sooner than expected as Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson have already agreed to appear on the track, while Niall Horan and Harry Styles are desperately trying to clear their schedules for the gig.
Stormzy, Liam Payne and The Who will perform on a charity single to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The 'Big For Your Boots' hitmaker and the One Direction star are said to collaborate with huge names including Skepta, Emile Sande, Craig David and James Arthur on a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' to raise money for those who have been displaced by the terrible fire, which left at least 30 residents dead and many injured.
Stormzy, Dizzee Rascal and Rag 'n' Bone Man wowed crowds during the second day of 2017 Wildlife Festival on Saturday (10.06.17).
The 23-year-old grime and hip hop artist -whose real name is Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Junior - performed his hit tracks 'Scary', 'Cold' and 'Dude' on the last day of the two-day festival, which also marked the award-winning stars second time performing at the bash.
Stormzy won't celebrate his accomplishments until he makes all of his pals wealthy.
The 23-year-old grime star - whose real name is Michael Omari - might have sold more than 69,000 copies of his number one debut LP 'Gangs Signs & Prayers', but that doesn't mean he's splashed the cash on expensive items to toast in his success.
The 'Big Up Your Boots' hitmaker would rather wait until his friends become millionaires and just get a takeaway to acknowledge his triumphs as an artist.
Stormzy has donated £9,000 to a fan to help pay for her University tuition.
The 23-year-old grime artist gave the lucky fan - a student from South London named Fiona Asiedu - the hefty sum in order to fund her dream of studying for her Masters degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Linkin Park, "One More Light" (Warner Bros.)
Hold onto your tattoos, Linkin Park fans: The L.A.-based metal-rap genre-benders have followed up arguably their heaviest album — 2014's "The Hunting Party" — with something so different than that it may give listeners whiplash.
On the band's seventh studio album, the 10-song "One More Light," one of America's biggest alternative rock bands has turned unapologetically and positively pop.
Katy Perry and Stormzy are among the artists confirmed to be playing Glastonbury.
The 'Chained to the Rhythm' hitmaker and the grime superstar will perform at the iconic music event held at Somerset's Worthy Farm in South West England from June 23 to June 25, joining headliners Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters and many more acts.
Katy Perry finds the English accent sexy.
The 32-year-old pop star, who was previously married to comedian Russell Brand and recently dated actor Orlando Bloom, has admitted she loves the "posh" accent and other British traditions, like the Sunday roast, a meal that consists of roasted meat, roast potato and gravy.
She shared: "Many of my English boyfriends that I've had along the way (have made them).
"I've fancied them. I'm very attracted to their accents, of course - so posh."
Ed Sheeran has set a new record after obtaining nine of the top 10 singles in the UK chart.
The 26-year-old singer was convinced something had "gone wrong" when he learned he was the first artist to ever hold all top five positions in the chart, with all 16 of the tracks from his new album 'Divide' making it into the top 20.
He told BBC Radio 1: "I never expected to have nine songs in the top 10 ever in my life.
"I don't know if something has gone wrong, but I'm definitely very happy about it."
Stormzy’s Ed Sheeran BRITs duet was ‘scariest thing’ he’s ever done
Stormzy's performance of 'Shape of You' with Ed Sheeran at the 2017 BRIT Awards was the "scariest thing" he's ever done.
The 23-year-old grime star has opened up about how terrifying it was to go up on stage at London's The O2 arena with the 26-year-old flame-haired hunk to perform the remix version of his number one song in front of his peers, and he was so in awe by it all that he's forgotten what happened on the night.
Stormzy is nervous about his mother hearing his new album.
The 23-year-old grime artist unveiled his LP 'Gang Signs & Prayer' on Friday (02.24.17) but is a little worried when his mother finally gets a chance to listen it.
Rita Ora eats pizza for breakfast ahead of Radio 1 presenting gig
Rita Ora ate pizza for breakfast following the 2017 BRIT Awards.
The 26-year-old singer indulged in a "breakfast of champions", which consisted of almost 20 boxes of the Italian feast, with grime artist Stormzy and Nick Grimshaw on Thursday (02.23.17) morning as they helped host the presenter's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show hours after the music extravaganza.
MNEK lost his glasses at the 2017 BRIT Awards after party.
The 22-year-old singer has revealed he has misplaced his spectacles because he was "swinging" his braided ponytail around too much at a celebratory event following the music extravaganza on Wednesday (02.22.17) evening.
The 'The Rhythm' hitmaker shared the news of his missing item on social media with a picture of him on the red carpet sporting a white shirt with a grey coat and black trousers prior to the post BRITs celebration.