Which rappers have topped the album chart in the UK?

The presence of rappers in the UK album chart has grown steadily since 2000. In the last 18 years, we’ve seen a significant dominance from the US rather than the homegrown talent, with one name standing out in particular. So, which rappers have topped the album charts in the UK? …

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Which British artist has sold the most albums?

Million selling artists may be a dime a dozen nowadays, but which British acts have shifted the most albums? We took a look into some of the most successful artists from the UK and Ireland to see who has sold the most! Queen 34.5 million units sold Freddie Mercury, Brian …

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Flashback Friday: Best-selling British singles

The turn of the millennium saw the rise of talent shows on TV, spurring a number of short lived superstars but also a few gems who have stuck around longer than the festive period. The 2000’s produced some huge hits – some much better than others! Prepare for a few …

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8 of the best music documentaries

Music documentaries have been popular for decades. They can tell us how a band got together, document an important live performance or share more intimate moments of an artist. To celebrate the release of Whitney, we looked at eight of the best music documentaries around! Cobain: Montage of Heck Nirvana …

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Magpie recommends: the essential Beatles songs

June 25 marks Global Beatles Day; a day founded in 2009 to commemorate everything John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison have done for music and culture. The Beatles were formed in 1960, changing the face of music forever over the course of a decade. The four piece …

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6 of the best World Cup songs

After four long years, the World Cup is finally back! Taking place in Russia, the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament officially kicks off today with the winner being crowned in just over one month’s time. To celebrate the most exciting tournament of the summer, we’ve looked at some of the …

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The Essential Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks, one of the most majestic performers to ever grace the musical world, celebrated her 70th birthday last Saturday! In order to celebrate her milestone properly, we’ve pulled together some of her best works – both as a solo artist and with Fleetwood Mac. Landslide Stevie Nicks wrote the …

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Tech references in music

If you listen closely to the lyrics of your favourite songs, you might notice some extravagant purchases being mentioned. They might mention their excessive income or their beloved car but what we’ve noticed is more and more artist like to name-drop their favourite electrical item. We’ve listened to some tracks, …

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