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Radiohead Take New Album To The Top Of The U.k. Charts


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Thom Yorke and his bandmates' new release edged out Skepta's Konnichiwa for the top spot with 50,000 first-week sales.

The album, the band's first in five years, was a surprise release on Sunday (08May16).

Meanwhile, Beyonce's Lemonade slides to number three and last week's number one, Views By Drake, drops to four. Gregory Porter's Take Me To The Alley completes the new top five.

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Pharrell Williams' Involvement In Skepta's Album Confirmed


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The British rapper was pictured in the studio with Pharrell last year (15), sparking rumours they would be collaborating on an upcoming project.

Now Skepta has confirmed Pharrell's involvement in his record, admitting he felt incredibly comfortable working alongside the Happy star.

"Pharrell loves music," Skepta said during a chat with Zane Lowe on Apple Music. "I don't know how much money he has, or how much he's trying to make. But I know whatever financial situation he's in his music is always going to be sick. When I'm in the studio with him it's like I'm working with someone I've known all my life."

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Drake Hints At Skepta Label Signing


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The Started From The Bottom star is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label and he also has his own OVO Sound brand, an imprint of Warner Bros. Records, but it appears the Canadian native may have embarked on a new music deal with British grime artist Skepta after hinting at a collaboration with his Boy Better Know label online following an appearance at the BRIT Awards in London, where he performed with Rihanna.

"The first Canadian signed to BBK," Drake wrote beside a photo of the pair performing together at the Village Underground venue on Wednesday night (24Feb16). "Big up my brudda (Skepta) for life yeah (sic)..."

Skepta also fuelled speculation about the new partnership by sharing a photo of a BBK/OVO shirt on his Instagram page.

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Drake 'Signs' To Skepta's Independent Grime Label Boys Better Know


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Canadian rapper Drake, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, has surprisingly signed with a tiny independent label in London – according to Instagram at least.

The 29 year old star performed alongside Rihanna to an audience of millions at the televised Brit Awards on Wednesday night, but eschewed the glad-handing and back-slapping of the afterparty at London’s O2 Arena for a tiny venue in the East End, where he performed as a special guest of rap collective Section Boyz.

Fans who turned out at the tiny Village Underground venue to see the South London group were left gobsmacked when Drake, the biggest selling hip hop artist in America for the last half-decade, was brought out as a surprise guest.

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Reg Traviss 'shocked' By Reaction To Anti-Social


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Reg Traviss has been pleasantly ''shocked'' by the public's reaction to his new movie 'Anti-Social'.

The 38-year-old director of the urban crime thriller has revealed he's been surprised by the response to his film, saying it's unusual for such movies to remain in the cinema for so many weeks.

Asked what he thought about the public's reaction, Reg exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I was pretty shocked actually, because for the kind of genre it is, no-one really expects films of this sort of genre to last more than about two weeks in the cinema. But it lasted six weeks so we were really happy.

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Bestival 2015 - Day 4

Boy Better Know, BBK , Skepta - Bestival 2015 - Day 4 - Performances and Atmosphere at Robin Hill, Bestival - Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Boy Better Know, Bbk and Skepta

Skepta Honored At AIM Awards 2015


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Skepta took home the top gong at the AIM Awards 2015 last night (08.09.15).

The 'Shutdown' rapper was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony that celebrated the independent sector's most important and influential artists and was hosted by Radio One's Alice Levine and XFM's John Kennedy.

AIM Awards judge and BBC Radio One and 1Xtra presenter MistaJam said previously: ''Since grime was born out of the ashes of UK garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound.

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Skepta To Receive Aim Awards' Outstanding Contribution To Music Prize


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The hip-hop star has been a pioneer of the 'grime' genre in the U.K. and he recently raised his profile in the U.S. by performing with Kanye West at the BRIT Awards in London in February (15), and with Drake at his OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada earlier this month (Aug15).

Now he is set to be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the 5th Annual AIM Awards at London's The Brewery on 8 September (15) in recognition of his success so far.

A statement released by AIM Awards judge MistaJam reads: "Since Grime was born out of the ashes of UK Garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound, of the DIY business model and the culture.

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Skepta Collaborating With Drake


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Skepta has confirmed he has recorded with Drake for his LP.

The 32-year-old rapper has revealed the collaboration will feature on his fourth studio album 'Konnichiwa' alongside songs with Wizkid and Earl Sweatshirt.

He explained: ''There will be an official Drake song, an official Wizkid song, an official Earl Sweatshirt song. All that stuff is coming, but I really just like music and MC-ing on music.

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Rudimental Bring Dizzee Rascal Onstage At Lovebox


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Rudimental brought Dizzee Rascal onstage at Lovebox on Friday (17.07.15).

The chart-topping quartet were closing the Main Stage at the London festival, held at Victoria Park, when they surprised the 50,000 strong crowd by inviting the 'Bonkers' hitmaker onstage for their new collaboration 'Love Ain't Just A Word'.

During their performance, the lads - who, along with Dizzee, were raised in the capital - shouted to the crowd: ''This is our home!''

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Mark Ronson Confirmed For V Festival


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Mark Ronson has been added to the V Festival line-up.

The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker will headline the annual event's Our House stage alongside iconic DJ A-Trak, with the duo teaming up for an exclusive set on Sunday August 23 in Chelmsford, Essex.

Mark Ronson said: ''I became a DJ because I fell in love with hip-hop, while growing up in New York and listening to all the legendary NY DJ's, like Red Alert, Funk Flex & Stretch Armstrong. I wanted to bring a taste of that musical heritage to V Festival this year. I cannot wait to perform on Virgin Media's Our House stage with my homeboy A-Trak - it's going to be LIVE! (sic)''

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UK Premiere Of 'Anti-Social'

Skepta - UK premiere of 'Anti-Social' at CineWorld - Arrivals at Cineworld - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th April 2015

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Soul II Soul Classics Collection

Reggie Yates, Jessye B and Skepta - Soul II Soul 'Classics' Collection at Harvey Nichols - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 11th April 2013

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Performing At BBC Radio 1Xtra Live 2012 At Manchester Apollo

Skepta and Manchester Apollo - Skepta, Tuesday 13th November 2012 performing at BBC Radio 1Xtra Live 2012 at Manchester Apollo

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Skepta and Manchester Apollo
Skepta and Manchester Apollo

Performs On Stage At In:Demand Live Held At The SECC Clyde Auditorium

Skepta Sunday 20th May 2012 performs on stage at In:Demand Live held at the SECC Clyde Auditorium

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